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  • Darkfever

  • Fever, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,995
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,842
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,846

MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman. Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it!

  • By Dana on 01-27-11

Silly Story with Odd Accents

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

A 22 year old woman from Georgia, with a big bosom and a long blond ponytail, goes to Dublin Ireland and discovers she’s part of the faery culture there... really? As if the story couldn’t be more ridiculous, the female narrator switching between a female southern US accent and several male Irish accents, was almost too annoying to listen to. The attempt at Irish accents was awful. Hire a male narrator for those parts, maybe? I got through the story eventually, mostly since I listened to it during my evening commute. The sequels have got to be better than this high school sounding harlequin nonsense.

  • The Year of Living Danishly

  • Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • By: Helen Russell
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,288

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long, dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born or made?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but Brittle

  • By AR on 02-17-17

Fun Listen; Lots of Statistics!

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

Loved the narration! The story was very fun and well presented. I actually laughed out loud several times, and teared up a bit at the end. The author relentlessly sites statistics and experts, which I suppose is what a journalist does frequently, but it got a bit annoying here and there. Going to recommend this to my danish friend and friends who like to travel and experience other cultures. Well worth your time!!

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  • The Eiger Sanction

  • By: Trevanian
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

In a renovated Gothic church on Long Island lives Jonathan Hemlock, an art professor and a world-renowned mountain climber who finances his black-market art collection by working as a freelance assassin. Now, Hemlock is being tricked into a hazardous assignment that involves an attempt to scale one of the most treacherous mountain peaks in the Swiss Alps: the Eiger. His target is one of his three fellow climbers. The problem is that the CII can't tell him which one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great narration

  • By Andrew on 05-14-09

Classic Trevanian

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

Definitely worth the time to listen. Like one of his other books, Shibumi, Trevanian shows off his "worldly" knowledge of languages and stereotypes of various mostly European cultures. Despite his overtly chauvinistic style, the author still managed to weave a tale that is an entertaining one that doesn't disappoint.