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  • When Christ and His Saints Slept

  • Plantagenets, Book 1
  • By: Sharon Kay Penman
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 36 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In When Christ and His Saints Slept, the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, master storyteller and historian Sharon Kay Penman illuminates one of the less known but fascinating periods of English history. It begins with the death of King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror and father of Maude, his only living legitimate offspring.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks for ending my wait!

  • By LeighAna on 02-16-19

Thanks for ending my wait!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I’ve Been waiting for this series to become available on Audible for years. Crossing my fingers for more!

Thanks Sharon!

  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,466
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,837
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,810

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rank this with the best in true crime.

  • By Allison Smith on 11-16-18

Bravo!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I’m in awe at the tenacity and strength of, not only the victims of this cockroach, but the team of investigators who have put their hearts and souls into ridding the public of a dangerous killer. This audiobook includes the voices of the victims and their families, a well as the voices of the the main actors in this true crime story. Well done.

24 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • White Trash Zombie Unchained

  • White Trash Zombie, Book 6
  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,088

Angel Crawford has finally pulled herself together (literally!) after her disastrous dismemberment on Mardi Gras. She's putting the pieces of her life back in order and is ready to tackle whatever the future holds. Too bad the future is a nasty bitch. There's a new kind of zombie in town: mindless shamblers, infectious and ravenous. With the threat of a full-blown shambler pandemic looming, and a loved one stricken, Angel and the "real" zombies scramble to find a cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!!! just wow!!!

  • By Heather on 09-06-17

Go Angel!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Where does White Trash Zombie Unchained rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10%

What did you like best about this story?

Angel's story is an illustration of what people can be when they have love, support and people who believe in them. Most everyone deserves a second chance.

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

Her voice and accent are amazing. She is Angel's voice, but her other characters are amazing as well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This series has been laugh-out-loud from the beginning.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Flame Bearer

  • Saxon Tales, Book 10
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,025
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,020

From the day it was stolen from me, I dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort had been built on a rock that was almost an island. It was massive; it could be approached only on land by a single narrow track; and it was mine. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon queen, Aethelflaed, have agreed to a truce. And so England's greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So so

  • By Brent on 12-08-16

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-16

Cornwell gives us another triumph. Battle descriptions, humor, savagery, heathenism and plot all combine to make one hell of a story. In the words of Thor, "ANOTHER!!"

  • The Kitchen God's Wife

  • By: Amy Tan
  • Narrated by: Gwendoline Yeo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than 50 years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose all that has been concealed, when she decides to celebrate the Chinese New Year by unburdening herself of everybody's hidden truths - her own and Winnie's, as well as the dreadful news that Winnie's daughter, Pearl, has been keeping from her mother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Holds your attention through out

  • By GrandmaNurseHeather on 06-08-17

Beautiful.

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

A captivating tale of the misunderstandings between a mother and her daughter, something all women can understand no matter the culture.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,964
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,915

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truth Universally Acknowledged

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-15

Ms. Pike is absolutely perfect!!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-15

This is a story I read every year at least. Rosalind Pike has given it a liveliness and bright tone that I've never experienced from this novel before. It goes without saying that Jane Austen is superb, but she gives it just the right touch. Highly recommended!

Now do Emma!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • White Trash Zombie Gone Wild

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590

Audie Award, Paranormal, 2016. Angel finds herself in redneck hell when hordes of people descend on her hometown for the Deep South Zombie Fest - complete with zombie 5K runs, shamble-a-thons, costume contests, zombie paintball hayrides, and mock-zombie hunts. She intends to avoid the whole mess and focus on her upcoming college midterms - with the help of her stash of illicit zombie drugs - but that all changes when a decapitated body turns up at the edge of town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Angel falls apart

  • By Mike on 10-10-15

Rowland does it again! Maybe a few spoilers.

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

I love Angel Crawford. She is a kickass hilarious character that takes no BS!

Although, I missed the tribe interactions of the previous books, Angel had to take a detour to deal with her own stuff, with a little zombie espionage on the side.

As someone who has dealt with addiction (the real monster in this book), the excuses and internal dialogue of an addict are spot on! Good job.

This narrator does a perfect job and captures Louisiana voices perfectly. (I live quite close to my LA neighbors).

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Wolf Gift

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,373

A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer... An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency... A chance encounter between two unlikely people... An idyllic night - shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked - bitten - by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible: Sex, Food, and Not Much Else

  • By Johnny Dough on 02-24-12

Bit of a slow start, but that's Anne Rice.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-15

This is another great story by Rice. I love her characters and this new take on the legends of werewolves. Somehow, she makes things like supernatural creatures seem plausible, like they're lurking out there hidden from human view. Vampires, spirits, mummies, and now werewolves.

The only issue I have with Rice is that some of her newest writing is so descriptive that it outstrips the story. It can take her 4 paragraphs to say something that would take most writers one. If you don't like slow moving novels, this isn't for you, but her writing is mellifluous and macabre. She has always made me feel as if I'm in a Victorian horror tale that is both beautiful and deadly at the same time.

If you love Rice the way I do, this is another book to add to your collection.

  • Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,697

Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right—the zombie mafia. Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower—and maybe a brain smoothie as well—in order to get through it without falling apart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A seameless continuation to a great series!

  • By Lupdilup on 07-22-12

Just really good fun.

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

Reviewed: 04-22-15

Love these stories! The premise is super entertaining and unique. This performer is exactly what the story needed to make it even better. Good job!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bridget Jones's Diary

  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808

A dazzling urban satire of modern human relations? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something? The third installment in Bridget Jones' journey, Mad About the Boy, will be out in October 2013.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love

  • By Lauren nicole on 05-29-15

Still wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-15

Have read this book half a dozen times and this is my first foray into Bridget's world on audio. Exactly the right voice for this entertaining character. Still laughed aloud at bits that I've read many times. Highly recommended.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful