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  • Patient Zero

  • The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,789

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes! It IS that good. Five stars and more.

  • By Kim Venatries on 10-05-12

very nice!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Very well written and I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. The narrator was the perfect voice of the main character as I picture him in my mind. I love a good zombie story and this was a little different. In a good way! I got very attachacted to the carracters. The book wasn't all blood and gore. I like that they expressed true feelings over the killing and we're not just cold hearted because they are trained to kill. You don't find that expressed too often in a book about men and women in armed services. It really helped me to veiw them as real people and not just characters in a zombie story!

  • The Missing Boatman

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

Miracles are happening. Pray to God they stop. In the dead of winter, on a highway in Quebec, a man crashes his car and survives. In New York, a homeless person is run over by a bus and lives. In Tokyo, a teenager jumps off a high rise building and fails in taking her own life. All over the world, miracles like these transpire, and people breathe a sigh of relief. But for the next week, some people will begin to suspect a terrible truth. A handful will even search for it. One man will find it. And in seven days, all hell will break loose.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I guess RC Bray was busy...

  • By N.S. on 10-30-18

I love this story! Love It!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I love audible... Being disabled I have difficult time actually reading. Digital books are so much cheaper with my limited income. I just find it hard to read from my tablet. I had a first generation Kindle and I literally burned up the battery playing audiobook non stop when I found the text to speech option! I now have a Samsung tablet and it has text to speech but it nothing like my old Kindle! So I joined audible. This story was so good because it didn't come right out and tell you which carracters were entities and I had to make a lot of notes and re-read it to fully understand it. So when it became available in audible I didn't hesitate to buy it. The narrator just doesn't fit.... I was disappointed big time! I went back and read it myself! The text to speech on my Kindle was better than the professional narrator! I'm not going to return it.... maybe I will give it another try! But if I had not already heard the book on my Kindle I would not have been able to listen to the narrator ruin s such a good book!!!! To anyone else who bought this book and didn't like it, try reading it without the narration! You might like it as much as I did.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,540

When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget - until Jack's sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it. Cormac Reilly is the detective assigned with the re-investigation of a seemingly accidental overdose 20 years ago - the overdose of Jack and Maude's drug-and-alcohol-addled mother. Reilly is under increasing pressure to charge Maude for murder when his colleague Danny uncovers new evidence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book of the Year

  • By Sharon on 07-11-18

Absolutely Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I truly loved this book! Best of all, I somehow got it for free! I'm not even sure what genre this book is in? I might have missed out on a great book had it not been free!
If you like suspense then I suggest you give it a try. I thought I had it figured out and I was so off. I think what I liked most was the carracters felt very real. Like actual people I may know. The bonds of friendship were kept into adulthood. That was great. And although this book was written in Ireland and the narrator had an accent, it wasn't hard to listen to. #Abuse #heartfelt #friends # Ireland #suspenseful #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On the Road: The Original Scroll

  • By: Jack Kerouac
  • Narrated by: John Ventimiglia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

Though Jack Kerouac began thinking about the novel that was to become On the Road as early as 1947, it was not until three weeks in April 1951, in an apartment on West 20th Street in Manhattan, that he wrote the first full draft that was satisfactory to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Brought to Life

  • By yoguinha on 11-25-16

I didn't get it??????

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I read a lot of reviews for this book and when it was offered as a two for one deal I bought it without hesitation. I do realize that the version I have is written a one long paragraph hence the title the original scroll. I just didn't get it.... if I was actually reading I wouldn't have gotten far. I'm still trying to figure out what the book was about? I don't think that the characters and very good people. They do nothing except drive fast Rob stores of food and gas and when they get into a jam call their mother for money! I was so exhausted with the character David, he is a very annoying guy! I had a hard time feeling sorry for him in the end.... The longest story about nothing! But what do I know about lititure? If this book inspired a generation then I have my answer to what went wrong with our country!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,800

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark indeed

  • By DQmaine on 08-12-16

Patiently waiting for the next Gillian Flynn Novel

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

Excellent story, it took me right back to my youth. The Narration was spot on also. It just flowed so natural and she has a way of weaving the details back into places that are totally hoped for in a good Novel but rarely pulled off so well. I think that's what I love most about this book. I can't point it out because I don't want to spoil it for anyone.
I also can relate to each character. This is Gillian Flynn greatest tale nt. I have felt the same feelings and it brings each character to life. I'm not very good at reviews. But this is a story that so exactly decribes the time period when I grew up and how a few almost insubstantial event's collide and grow into something bigger until they are like a landslide. one small stone dislodged is all it takes sometimes to touch so many lives. I 've read all Gillian Flynn books and I am hoping that there is more to come!

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,101

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaiman delivers an intimate masterpiece

  • By Talia on 08-07-13

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

I have recently discovered Neil Gaiman..... I think that I watched the movie Coraline. So that was the first audio book of Neil's that I listened to. I have listened to almost all of them. I think he is a great storyteller! I'm not so good at writing reviews, but I just feel in love with his ability to carry me away. Fair tails for adults is as close as I can get to explaining his writing! I love this story....it takes me back to all those feelings of being a child. I have listened to this book a few times now and it gets better every time! like the hole in his foot. the soul of his foot, his soul. I love how he weaves the tail of words into a magical and beautiful story. I mantra more! Thank you Neil Gaiman! And thank you audible!

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,543
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,983
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,918

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leaves me breathless each time

  • By Mel on 07-13-14

Excellent!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

I absolutely loved it.... The narraration was especially wonderful. I have listened to this book about 10 times.... I think really captured the essence of the time and I find myself wanting to escape to that time. When life was less complicated. I encourage everyone I know to listen to this book. No matter if they have read it before. Sissy Spacek brings so much to the characters that it is truly a gift to listen to. I think that this book is what got me hooked on audible. I feel like it's almost like the days when we had no TV and the family sat around the radio and listened to the stories after dinner. My Mom and I have listened to it together while preparing holiday meals, I think that I have her interested in audio books now!

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,036
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,027

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

First read by Joe Hill

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

Reviewed: 02-17-17

I loved it.... so much that I have now read most of his stories. I am also a big fan of audio books! I just didn't feel that Kate was the voice I imagined when I read the book. But, the book came from Joe's imagination, not mine. lol.... I would and have recommended this book to my friends. I enjoyed the talk at the end of the book and I agree with Joe that we live in our imagination just as totally as we do in the real world. If not more..... I think that imagination is probably more realistic because everything that is was once an idea that they brought to life.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,985

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best I've read by Stephen King.

  • By Joseph on 11-06-08

Awesome. Mr. King should narration was the tops.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this to a friend. Even if they aren't as big a fan of Mr. King as I am. They just might be after reading Bag of Bones.

What other book might you compare Bag of Bones to and why?

Maybe insomnia. Only because of the link shared between the characters and the clips of anouther reality that only they can see.

Which scene was your favorite?

When they go to the fair in a shared dream....Old what that means.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Idk what that means.