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Gastonia, NC, United States
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  • He's Gone

  • By: Deb Caletti
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 497

The Sunday morning starts like any other. But on this particular Sunday morning, she's surprised to see that her husband, Ian, is not home. As the hours pass, Dani fills her day with small things. But still, Ian does not return. And then, like a relentless blackness, the terrible realization hits Dani: He's gone. As the days pass, Dani will plumb the depths of her conscience, turning over and revealing the darkest of her secrets in order to discover the hard truth - about herself, her husband, and their lives together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audible Book I've "Read"!

  • By Swallowtail on 12-27-13

This is such a disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-13

When I read the review, I was so very excited! My audible experience had been "dry' for a long time, and I thought that this would be the end of the drought. At first, I thought that Dani's remarks about life & situations were interesting and much the way I would think about things. Little did I know, that the entire book would be full of these remarks. There was no build-up and certainly the end was just as blah! What a waste of time. I will definately not look for this author again.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince

  • By: Nancy Atherton
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

When a finely wrought silver sleigh figurine turns up in her thrift shop, Lori Shepherd recognizes it instantly. It was the object that mesmerized the sweet but very poor nine-year-old Daisy Pickering at Sproggton Manor, the bizarre Jacobean house-turned-museum Lori recently visited with her twin sons. Hoping to avoid any real commotion, Lori decides to speak with the museum curator, who turns out to be oddly uninterested in the theft. But there’s not much that could be done anyway for the Pickerings seem to have come into some money and moved to Australia.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Love the author, Hate the narrator

  • By Christi W. on 09-22-13

If you like listening to 3rd grade level reading..

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

Reviewed: 05-14-13

The story was cute. I have always been an Aunt Dimity fan, but I am NO FAN of this narrator. The accents were horrible, the pace slow and each word was sounded out. It was just like listening to my daughter read from her 3rd grade reading books! Nails on a blackboard type pain! I will READ another Aunt Dimity, but never listen to this narrator again!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Six Years

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,060
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,269

Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obsession, mystery, and you're hooked!

  • By GH on 03-20-13

Remarkable!

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

Reviewed: 03-31-13

I ordered this book the minute it was available and I was not disappointed! Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors and this is at the top of my list! The opening scene was strange and very typical of Coben's writing. I could not stop listening and trying so hard to figure out the very convoluted angle of the plot. It does stop and make you wonder who can you trust? I was not disappointed in the ending, I was disappointed that it was ending!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Partner

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,635

From a short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial. Then he fled. Six weeks later, a fortune was stolen from his ex-law firm's offshore account.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A minor peeve...

  • By N. Ekim on 01-29-14

I CANNOT LISTEN TO THIS CREEPY VOICE!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-12

I could not get past the first chapter because of the horrible narrator. He voice and the pauses between sentences are over the top. I have noted this narrator, and I will never listen to him again.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,884

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Laughed so hard, I nearly coughed up a lung!!

  • By Private. on 08-02-12

What is all the hype about?!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-12

I listened to four hours of this eighteen hour book and then closed it for good. Everyone that I trusted for "good books" told me that this was the best ever! They are usually right, but not this time! It seems that this was written by a silly teenager, making up a fantasy for herself. Who are these people? It was so unrealistic and fabricated that I cannot possible finish listening. Enough, I am going back to my murder mysteries!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Goliath

  • By: Susan Woodring
  • Narrated by: Clarinda Ross
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 59

When Percy Harding, Goliath’s most important citizen, is discovered dead by the railroad tracks outside of town one perfect autumn afternoon, no one can quite believe it’s really happened. Percy, the president of the town’s worldrenowned furniture company, had seemed invincible. Only Rosamond Rogers, Percy’s secretary, may have had a glimpse of how and why this great man has fallen, and that glimpse tugs at her, urges her to find out more.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Agonizing

  • By Holly Helscher on 07-20-12

What a disappointment.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-12

I do not claim to be a writer by any stretch, but I know I could do better with this weak book. If this author is trying to depict the South, she is way off base. I stopped at chapter 3 , it was so pathetic.

  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

  • By: Lois Duncan
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

They didn't mean it. They didn't mean to hit the boy. There was a party, and it was an accident... that wasn't who they were. They were pre-law, a football player, bound for New York. No one could know, so Barry, Julie, Helen, and Ray swore one another to secrecy. But now, a year later, someone knows. Julie receives a haunting, anonymous threat: "I know what you did last summer." The dark lie is unearthed, and before the four friends know it they need to outsmart a killer... or they will be the next to die.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Super Short, but entertaining

  • By Kristi Hernandez on 07-30-12

First grade level!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-12

I bought this book because it was advertised as a "sleeper". I could not get past the 2nd chapter with putting this in archive! It was awful.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sliver of Truth

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Ridley Jones is trying to get on with her life when a seemingly mundane act - picking up a few envelopes of prints at a photo lab - puts her at the nexus of a global network of crime. The shadowy figure of a man appears in almost every picture she's taken in the last year, lurking just far enough away to make identification impossible. Now the FBI is at her door, some serious bad guys are following her every move, and the family she once loved and relied on is more distant than ever.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sliver of Truth

  • By Joy on 01-21-07

Enough, Ridley!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-12

"Beautiful Lie" was farfetched. "Sliver of Truth" holds just a "sliver" of interest. The plot was weak, and unbelievable at best. That said, Ridley is such a spoiled brat, I could hardly listen to the entire book. I am now giving up on Lisa Unger.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Buddhism for Busy People

  • By: David Michie
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Bell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 513

In this simple, beautifully written book, David Michie opens the door to the core teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. With wry, self-deprecating humour, he shows us how he began to incorporate Buddhist practices into his daily life. He explains how he came to understand the difference between the temporary pleasures of ordinary life, and the profound sense of well-being and heart-felt serenity that comes from connecting with our inner nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for beginners and experienced alike

  • By Jes on 01-29-13

This is one to save and listen to again.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-12

This is a listen that literally changed my life! I have never said that about a book, movie or anything else in my world. David Michie really brought several points home to me. As a result of this fascinating book, I have started to study Buddism and appreciate this ancient practice. As a medical person, the study and practice of meditation is a remedy for stress, as well as overall good mindful living. Listen to this book once and then listen to it slower. I bought a hard copy for my husband, and he was hooked as well. When you listen to the book, pick a time that is quiet and non-stimulating to get the best result. Enjoy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Coyote: Harry Bosch Series, Book 4

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,129

Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely, pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first he resists the LAPD shrink, but finally recognizes that something is troubling him and has for a long time. In 1961, when Harry was 12, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered with no one ever accused of the crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bosch's past revealed

  • By Dan on 09-18-08

HARRY YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-12

As always, Harry Bosch is predictable. That is, he is always in a strange jam, and always comes out looking good. With all the twists and turns of the story, it kept my interest going. The psychological lessons from the MD's perspective were true to form, and very realistic. I just cannot imagine all that negative karma in Harry's life, and he just did not completely collapse. However, at times, I felt like it was a little "over-the-top". The new girlfriend will most likely show up again, and I did not really care for her miseries. A nice happy, stable girlfriend with no baggage would be more to my liking. Especially with a character as "loaded with baggage" as Harry. Overall, I am looking forward to the next in the series!