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  • Providence

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Emily Rankin, Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 665

Best friends in small-town New Hampshire, Jon and Chloe share a bond so intense that it borders on the mystical. But before Jon can declare his love for his soul mate, he is kidnapped, his plans for a normal life permanently dashed. Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But he is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off...until the horrifying instant he realizes that he possesses strange powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This story went nowhere. Dully. Pointlessly.

  • By George on 07-04-18

A bit disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Kepnes kind of fell flat with this one ,
It just didn’t feel fleshed out.
Imho

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Provinces of Night

  • By: William Gay
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

E.F. Bloodworth has returned to his home - a forgotten corner of Tennessee - after 20 years of roaming. The wife he walked out on has withered and faded, his three sons are grown and angry. Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is driven by jealousy to hunt down his wife's lover, and Brady puts hexes on his enemies from his mamma's porch. Only Fleming, the old man's grandson, treats him with the respect his age commands, and sees past all the hatred to realize the way it can posion a man's soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story and Narration a perfect match

  • By 99hedys on 10-03-15

This book is a rip off off my favorite book

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

It’s basically lifted from Cormack McCarthy, all the great jokes the style is a pale imitation, listen to Suttree instead.

  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,377

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

I would give more stars but the subject is so revolting

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Well read well written funny at times
But if even part of it is true then humans are truly doomed .

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Absolute Darling

  • A Novel
  • By: Gabriel Tallent
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,049

Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At 14, she roams the woods along the Northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous. Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weird and completely underwhelming

  • By Chris on 10-10-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

There is a line about 7/8 through this tough tale that places it next to the
Book mentioned in the line , classic well done micro epic.

The pain becomes background.
Other than the book named by name in the book ,
It reminds me most of blood meridian .
In the way the violence is secondary to the characters,
And I don't say that lightly.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,956

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

I like it

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

I don't love it I feel like everthing of his I have seen since American gods has gone milk toastier.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Heavenly Table

  • A Novel
  • By: Donald Ray Pollock
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

It is 1917, in that sliver of borderland that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest, handsome, intelligent); Cob (short, heavyset, a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest, thin, ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in Southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Transgressive, just not transcendent.

  • By Darwin8u on 09-27-16

Excellent book...

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

Terrible narrator choice , I love audible but man they don't have a clue sometimes , this beauty should have been done by Richard Poe or George guidall or Ed sala
I'm sure Kirby is a nice guy but he adds absolutely nothing .

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • End of Watch

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,032
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,304

In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of a great Trilogy

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-09-16

I love mr king I didn't get this trilogy

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

Will Patton has a wonderfull soothing voice ..more suited for putting me to sleep, his affectation for holly was bad to the point of distraction throughout the trilogy but it got to me most in this book .
With such a wealth of King material to choose from I recommend saving this for last.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Crossing

  • The Border Trilogy, Book Two
  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

In the late 1930s, 16-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing he begins an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat lightning - a world where there is no order "save that which death has put there".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite , But still wonderfull

  • By shane on 06-16-16

Not my favorite , But still wonderfull

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

He's the greatest writer I've ever read
And that's an end on it .
Grim , gritty , real and funny .

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 5,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,548

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disappointed

  • By NCBluebonnet on 06-06-18

Joe hill is a super talent this book is very good

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

.....but , it's way over hyped , i liked Kate mulgrew , which surprised me because I felt she ruined nos482 .. A solid book , but just didn't move me.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The City of Mirrors

  • A Novel (Book Three of the Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,585

The Twelve have been destroyed, and the 100-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew - and daring to dream of a hopeful future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't wait for the end

  • By Gberdan on 09-14-18

Very good but holy melodramatic Scott brick

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

As the third book in a series , it is really really good , my only complaint is Scott brick as usual , he swings from mildly boring to nauseatingly over dra-ma-tic , while still being boring . It's like he's drugged all the exciting parts come out as whiny.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful