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  • The Michigan Murders

  • The True Story of the Ypsilanti Ripper's Reign of Terror
  • By: Edward Keyes
  • Narrated by: Pete Cross
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

In 1967, during the time of peace, free love, and hitchhiking, 19-year-old Mary Terese Fleszar was last seen walking home to her apartment in Ypsilanti, Michigan. One month later, her naked body stabbed over 30 times and missing both feet and a forearm was discovered on an abandoned farm. A year later, the body of 20-year-old Joan Schell was found, similarly violated. Over the next two years, five more bodies of female students were uncovered around the area.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing true crime!

  • By Stephanie Lee Sheppard on 07-07-17

Timeless True Crime.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This is a gripping telling of a series of terrible murders in the late 60's early 70's. The story is very well written with all of the facts, details, interviews and investigatory outlines crucial to every true-crime book. I am a huge fan of this genre and this book brings it. Excellently narrated, I highly recommend this book to any fan of True Crime. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,732
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,899

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic with a Top-Notch Performance!

  • By Nicole - Audible on 06-19-17

Great tale! Slightly long but gripping.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I have always enjoyed Stephen King I do find him a tad long-winded at times but once again he has delivered a masterful epic tale well spin and wonderfully performed.

  • 1Q84

  • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,795
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,769

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've never read a book quite like this one

  • By Joey on 04-23-12

Great book! Could've been shorter.

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

I really enjoyed this story. It is well crafted and carries through the epic length. However, I found some of the characters conversations could have been shorter. The author really went on sometimes which made the book seem a tad too long. Could've used one more fat-trim on the final edit. Otherwise a great listen.

  • Pump Six and Other Stories

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Eileen Stevens, James Chen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 265

Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science-fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never wanted the stories to end.

  • By J.G. on 09-12-11

Superb science fiction.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

This is a very well written collection of eerie and frighteningly possible tales of what life could be like in the not too distant future. Though all by the same author, the styles change. Very good narration by the readers too. Good characterization.

  • Hell's Angel

  • The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
  • By: Sonny Barger
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588

Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built what has become a worldwide bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the world over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Listen By Far!

  • By Jon on 12-25-17

Interesting account.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Like any s of written memoir, this book is just one angle. One opinion. Mr. Barger is certainly an interesting person. He seems to downplay his criminal activities, which is understandable. A good listen. Great education in the Hells Angels.

  • In the Wake of Madness

  • The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon
  • By: Joan Druett
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Commanded by Captain Howes Norris, the Sharon headed for the whaling grounds of the northwestern Pacific. At Pohnpei Island, 12 men from the Sharon deserted the ship, leaving her critically shorthanded. After steering for New Zealand to recruit more crew, the men on lookout raised a school of sperm whales. Two boats gave chase, each with a crew of six. Five men were left on board the Sharon: Norris, three pacific Islanders, and a Portuguese boy named Manuel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this author.

  • By David H. on 07-15-17

Love this author.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

I love learning of true historical events while being completely enthralled and entertained. A great listen!!

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  • 33 Men

  • Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners
  • By: Jonathan Franklin
  • Narrated by: Armando Valdez Kennedy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Having had unparalleled access to the Chilean mine disaster, award-winning journalist Jonathan Franklin takes readers to the heart of a remarkable story of human endurance, survival, and historic heroism. 33 Men is the groundbreaking, authoritative account of the Chilean mine disaster, one of the longest human entrapments in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By James on 11-23-15

Incredible Tory if a survival miracle!!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

What a journey to the depths of the earth! An in depth examination and explanation of the incredible story of the 33 Chilean miners. A truly global effort, this story explores the not only the technical aspect of the ordeal but also the political and social aspects as well. I got a kick out of the narrator really distinguishing between the characters by using different voices.

  • Stone Mattress

  • Nine Tales
  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Margaret Atwood, Rob Delaney, Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel, Alias Grace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Includes 3 great short stories

  • By Vered on 02-12-15

Atwood at her finest!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

The fact that the first few stories are interwoven is clever and engaging. I especially enjoyed hearing Atwood narrate a couple of them as no one like the author knows how to bring their characters to life. These were superb stories.

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  • Frozen in Time

  • An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
  • By: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482

On November 5, 1942, a U.S. cargo plane slammed into the Greenland ice cap. Four days later, a B-17 on the search-and-rescue mission also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on the B-17 survived. The U.S. military launched a second daring rescue operation, but the Grumman Duck amphibious plane sent to find the men vanished. In this thrilling adventure, Mitchell Zuckoff offers a spellbinding account of these harrowing crashes and the fate of the survivors and their would-be saviors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've read in a long time!

  • By keasha on 06-22-13

Perfectly crafted true tale!!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

This is an incredible story that expertly weaves the past and the present. Narration by the author adds another level of tension as he is also a main character in the modern end of the story. It was totally compelling. I loved it!

  • Island of the Lost

  • Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
  • By: Joan Druett
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852

Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864, Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton wreck on the southern end of the island. Utterly alone in a dense coastal forest, plagued by stinging blowflies and relentless rain, Captain Musgrave inspires his men to take action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, well told, well researched

  • By Miles on 07-21-17

Gripping tale of survival!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

I love true survival stories and this is one of the most amazing one I've experienced. This perfectly crafted tale was very well read. I couldn't stop listening!!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful