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  • The Fireman

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,596

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too childishly written.

  • By Sherrie The Fox on 09-05-18

I couldn’t finish this one!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I’ve tried three separate times to finish this one. I just can’t!! It’s moving way too slow for me. I’ve read a few of Joe Hill’s other novels and have liked them.
I rated this one based on the few chapters I did make it through.

25 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,353

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Enjoyable, just not enough juice for me.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Not change maybe add.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I wouldn't change the story, just add more blood, sex, and romance.

What does Wil Wheaton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Just having the book read to me by a guy I've had a crush on since childhood made the experience so... much better.

Could you see Lock In being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Of course I'm going to say Wil Wheaton!

Any additional comments?

Series please????

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Callis Rose

  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

Callis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands; it's really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how. Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person. Both happen to be part of the same household.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If "Carrie" had a sister she would be "Callis"

  • By Amanda H. on 04-19-13

Enjoyed more than I did "Carrie."

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-13

This was one of the titles in a "special discount" list Audible offered me.
I really enjoyed it. I may receive some heat for saying this, but I enjoyed it more than I did "Carrie." A modern day Carrie with so much more juice!

  • Heroin's Puppet - Amy and Her Disease

  • The Rehab Journals of Amelia F.W. Caruso (1989-2009)
  • By: Melissa M. Weiksnar
  • Narrated by: Melissa M. Weiksnar
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Amy Caruso was a junior in the nursing program at Boston College and seemed to have everything going for her - brains, beauty, athleticism, career goals, a loving family, and many wonderful friends. But in November 2009, she admitted she was a heroin addict and voluntarily entered treatment. Five weeks later she died from an overdose at the treatment facility on the day after Christmas, weeks shy of her twenty-first birthday.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very sad

  • By none on 07-07-13

Horrible narration!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-13

It was hard for me to get though this book due to the narrator's lisp, and monotone/emotionless voice. Although I do understand the author's reason for reading it. It ruined the book for me.
As far as the story goes, I felt as though, through the whole book she placed blame on her daughter's doctors, friends, and boyfriends for her daughters issues. She does admit to being manipulated and lied to by her daughter. She praises her daughter throughout the whole book, repeatedly telling the reader what a wonderful person she was.
This was a waste of money for me. Would have rather read it on my own. Hmmm maybe not, just not enough juice in the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lincoln Lawyer

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,102

Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Legal Thriller, Great Reader

  • By Steven on 10-19-05

Really good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-13

Saw the movie first and really liked it so I decided to buy the audiobook. Surprisingly the movie was dead on the book except for a tiny bit of the ending. Enjoyed both!

  • Caught

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Seventeen-year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban family, headed off to college next year with hopes and dreams. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before, and three months pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst. Caught tells the story of a missing girl, the community stunned by her loss, the predator who may have taken her, and the reporter who investigates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Caught me

  • By Malia Nash on 03-24-13

Pretty good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-13

Keep me listening to see how the story ended. Enjoyed the storyline and the ending.

  • In the Tall Grass

  • By: Stephen King, Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 984

In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another. The boy's cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Irredeemably Vile. Epic Fail.

  • By Bill on 09-24-14

Boo.....

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-13

So not worth the $7! Bad even for a short story. Narrator was ok, story was a little gory (which i like) but too predictable and boring.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Still Missing

  • By: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,676

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A singular voice; a horrendous story.

  • By Richard Delman on 01-21-12

Loved it!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-13

From beginning to end I enjoyed this book. Would definately recommend. Good narration also. May listen to again some day.

  • Beautiful Creatures

  • Beautiful Creatures, Book 1
  • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,164

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Adequate for Adults

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

Disappointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-13

Wanted to read the series but this one made me change my mind. I enjoyed the movie better.

  • Warm Bodies

  • A Novel
  • By: Isaac Marion
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,721

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This was...OK

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-13

Eh.... Just ok!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-13

I was disappointed with this one. Not enough romance. Should have just watched the movie.