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  • Death Doesn't Bargain

  • A Deadman's Cross Novel
  • By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

The Deadmen are back...but so are the demons who have broken free of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind’s destruction. The worst of the lot is Vine, determined to claim their lives for taking hers. She will see the world burn...and has the perfect lure to destroy them all. One of their own.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exciting story

  • By melinda austin on 06-06-18

Better than expected, Not as good as hoped for.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I bought this book a while ago but put off reading it because I couldn’t remember what happened in the first book. I thought I would relisten to that again, but I didn’t really want to. Even my review for the book didn’t help my memory of the first book. I went ahead and read this book anyway and enjoyed it although it is not my favorite book by Sherrilyn Kenyon. The real problem I had with the story is sometimes it switched to a memory and I didn’t realize it was a memory and was a bit confused what was going on. This sometimes would happen when other characters had the limelight and again I was a bit confused, but then again maybe I wasn’t paying enough attention. Overall, I enjoy the narrator.

  • Ep. 1: Slavery (Extra Credit)

  • By: Neal Pollack, Elijah Pollack
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

On Extra Credit, writer Neal Pollack augments his son's public school education with his own, somewhat questionable, life lessons. In this episode, after learning that some Texas schoolbooks refer to African slaves as "migrant workers," Neal takes Elijah on a road trip to Lousiana, where they visit a slavery museum on a former plantation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slavery.

  • By Teresa on 11-08-18

Slavery.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

A little on the whiny side about America education, but it was interesting once they started talking about history and it was good that the father decided to do something concerning his own son’s education. The production itself was well produced.

  • Deck the Hounds

  • An Andy Carpenter Mystery, Book 18
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 229

Seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires lawyer Andy Carpenter to give the pair some money to help. Soon after Andy’s encounter with them, man and dog are attacked in the middle of the night on the street. The dog defends its new owner, and the erstwhile attacker is bitten but escapes. But the dog is quarantined, and the man, Don Carrigan, is heartbroken. Andy’s wife, Laurie, can’t resist helping the duo. In a matter of days, Don and his dog, Zoey, are living above Andy’s garage and become two new additions to the family. But things soon go awry....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun But predictable

  • By marty on 11-04-18

Andy Rides Again!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I’m a huge fan of Andy Carpenter, and if David Rosenfelt keeps writing his story I will be reading them. I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to more in the future. I will be the first to admit the mystery is not the most intriguing story line but there is something about David Rosenfelt’s books that give you a feel good feeling. I love all the characters and feel like I got to see the gang again while listening. Grover Gardner is an excellent narrator, and to me he is Andy Carpenter.

  • Ep. 1: The Last Enforcer (Gamebreaker)

  • By: Keith Olbermann
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

John Scott is a goofy and loving dad who built a hockey career out of punching people in the face. As he traces his personal and professional life from NHL's most hated fighter to beloved MVP, John reflects on how he ended up in a role he never wanted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Neat Story

  • By Maverick’s Trove on 03-30-18

John Scott A Cinderella Story.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I downloaded this because it was free, I had no idea what it was about when I started to listen to it. I’m not much of a sports fan, but this was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the short story about John Scott and his hockey career. I did feel like he ended up with the short end of the stick afterwards, but it was wonderful to hear his story. I look forward to more stories about other athletes.

  • Strong Ending

  • A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,170

It’s always hard to make the crowd laugh - especially when joking about war, PTSD, and mental health. Strong Ending follows three military veterans as they attempt to turn their most painful stories into laughs by participating in a stand-up comedy boot camp. After joining the military, deploying to combat zones, and coming home fundamentally changed, Michael Garvey, Isaura Ramirez, and Patrick Harth challenge themselves to share their stories on stage and perform original stand up-comedy about their experiences for a packed house. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very moving

  • By Rayjean Carter on 11-03-18

The jokes on PTSD.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Not as funny as I would have thought, although there are a few parts where I laughed pretty good. As a veteran myself, it is uplifting to see other veterans finding a way to deal with the stress and trauma of PTSD. Makes me want to suggest this to my fellow veterans.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,194
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,127

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

I still want to believe.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Good dramatization of the X files, it made me miss watching them. This audio is split up into episodes, which also is a reminder of the TV series. If you’re a fan of the show, I recommend giving this audio a go. I used to watch every X files episode there was when they first came out. I was totally in love with Mulder. Yes, I was a nerd. Some people didn’t like the dramatization, but I thought they were great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,078
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,006

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

It is what it is.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

This was not what I thought it would be about. While there is a history with other comedic talents, there was very little about Bob Newhart. I will admit that I did not have that much exposure to Bob’s career, but I did have enough that I was interested in listening about his life. This audio was interesting but if you’re looking for funny, that was not there. Bob Newhart narrated this, but it was mostly done in interview style with other famous television actors/comedic talents.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,635

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Boring.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Didn’t finishes, too much politics. I thought this was about weather, but it wasn’t. And since it was free I didn’t feel obligated to finish it.

  • Blood Fury

  • Black Dagger Legacy, Book 3
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553

A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his class and carry on his family's traditions. And he thought he'd found his perfect match - until she fell in love with someone else. Yet when his split-second decision in a battle with the enemy endangers the life of another trainee, Peyton has to face the idea that his future, and his heart, actually lie with another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authentic Warden

  • By scarlett on 01-12-18

Saxton finds his life mate.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Why do all of JR Ward’s characters have drug problems? Why do we never hear about the Brotherhoods mates once their book is over. It’s like they disappear once their story is over, once in a while they pop up, but not often. I liked Saxton and Runs story best; Payten and Novo story was just okay, but it did get better towards the end. While I enjoyed this story and look forward to more from this series, I think I might skip Thief because I am not a fan of Assail or V, I feel they have had enough of my time. As usual the narrator does a great job and I am willing to listen to anything he narrates.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,948

Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true Time-machine

  • By Ramon on 12-27-10

Revenge is best cold.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

There are a bunch of French names in this story and it can get confusing at times, but luckily for me I am a huge fan of the movie and have seen it dozens of times, so I was a bit familiar with them. Still the politics were a bit confusing for me, but that has never been my strong point. Obvious I know that an audio this large will have so much more to add than a 2-hour movie. I found that the movie is true to form with the movie for the first 12 hours of the story, which I liked very much. When the story switched to Franz’s point of view, I was missing Edmond and kept getting glimpses of him, but I wished at that point the point of view was from Edmond. I too as many reviewers, had this audiobook in my library for a long time because the number of hours in the book was daunting. I’m glad I finally did, but I had to break it up a bit with other books in between. Narrator does a good job.