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  • The Uncertain Season

  • By: Ann Howard Creel
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Nineteen-year-old Grace's golden age is just beginning. She and her mother live a privileged life. Beautiful and talented, Grace is looking forward to a pleasant summer celebrating her engagement to a wealthy young gentleman. But when her lovely, charming, and disgraced cousin Etta arrives, Grace finds her place in society - and in her mother's heart - threatened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely simply lovely

  • By Rose Anna Kurowski on 09-18-17

Delightful blending of socioeconomic cultures

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

Would have liked this story to last longer, characters well developed with still some mystery. Primary character displayed personal growth through new found humanity to become a helper.

  • Turbulent Intentions

  • Billionaire Aviators, Book 1
  • By: Melody Anne
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569

The Armstrong brothers are wealthy, wild-at-heart bad boys - until their father's will demands they prove themselves and marry in order to inherit their fortune. Eldest brother Cooper channels his reckless spirit into becoming CEO of his own airline. The only thing better than the adrenaline rush of flying is his one-night stand with a stunning stranger. At first he doesn't recognize the fiery barista he clashes with years later at an airport coffee shop.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome To The Mile High Club!

  • By Cheri on 02-11-17

Romance in its most absurdity

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

Spoilers. If you want to like this book based on other reviews, don't read this one. The phrase 'trying to hard' for dialogue comes to mind. People don't sound like this, and names; Stormy Ace, Maverick ....please I'm throwing up. I stopped listening to the book several times due to nauseating unrealistic interactions, but can't leave a book unfinished in my cue, will just delete in future. Head shaking, weak character development. Poor orphaned airport barista (who is secretly a jewelry designer) attracts the attention of mega rich pilot/airline owner. Right. The idiotic back and forth. What's he thinking? does he love me ? Is on target with her character. But in what fantasy (this one I guess) does he find any depth in her? Total waste of time .

  • Poisonwell

  • Whispers from Mirrowen, Book 3
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665

If there is anything more dangerous than the Plague itself, it is the journey that awaits those sworn to stop it. Tyrus, the renegade magic-wielder exiled from Kenatos, knows this firsthand. His original mission through the Scourgelands met a tragic end, leaving him as the sole survivor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story. Needs edits and different narrator.

  • By Chelsea N. on 06-15-15

3rd in series, story kept improving

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

Really enjoyed this story (third book), all of the characters previously developed worked well together and details connected nicely, as the story tied up loose ends. Fewer horrid voices from this narrator, although she continues to favor craggedy evil accented male voices for her characters making them all sound old and decrepit. Doesn't work for me. Her female voices were lovely and the story was creative.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dryad-Born

  • Whispers from Mirrowen, Book 2
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760

Rumors stir of a hidden child who can stop the devastating plagues — and the race to find her has begun. The ruthless ruler of Kenatos, the Arch-Rike, and the people pledged to stopping him will do anything to make sure they’re the ones to reach her first. Because even though young Phae may be unaware that she is the long-lost daughter of Tyrus — the Arch-Rike’s rival — there is no mistaking her gift.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story Horrible Narration

  • By Al on 04-18-14

Not a fan of this narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

Loved the first book and its male narrator. This second book was a good story, with lots of adventure but a Different narrator for book two, female! Not so good. Her voice is lovely in its natural form, with a beautiful accent and a number of the voices she gave to characters were fine. However for a good number of voices, it was as if she tried too hard to them an evil or distinct sound, such that it fell so far short of acceptable for me, I struggled through the book. The awful voices made me cringe and I though more about stopping the book, than finishing it. Not looking forward to her for the third book and considering not even reading it.

  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,515
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,530

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done story

  • By Linda B on 08-28-12

Bizarre with intriguing twists

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

Would you listen to Pines again? Why?

Pines was a great read, I kept wondering how the author would pull it together. Details didn't add up but I was completely sucked in.

What about Paul Michael Garcia’s performance did you like?

Narrator was able to create both like able personalities and a few that were despicably detestable.

  • A Shade of Vampire, Book 1

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,981
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,657
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,646

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood. She is kidnapped to The Shade, an enchanted island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect book hors-d’oeuvre

  • By Katherine on 12-22-15

Skip it

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

Minutes in and Female lead character narrator ruins this. She cannot read a full line without inserting unnatural breaks, immature and grating voice. Not sure why I tried a vampire book. Hoping I got a free download. A waste of money will ask for refund.

  • Ringworld

  • By: Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,041
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,436
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,459

Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel, Ringworld, is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1972 Ditmars, an Australian award for Best International Science Fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Genuinely Creative

  • By Kennet on 05-25-03

Sometimes futuristic sci fi plots confuse

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

I want to say I liked it more than I did. I will reread this and maybe modify my post. I had to start this several times and still found it a bit confusing. Narration was very well done.

  • The Intercept

  • A Jeremy Fisk Novel, Book 1
  • By: Dick Wolf
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 536

Days before the July Fourth holiday and the dedication of One World Trade Center at Ground Zero, an incident aboard a commercial jet flying over the Atlantic Ocean reminds everyone that vigilance is not a task to be taken lightly. But for iconoclastic NYPD detective Jeremy Fisk, it may also be a signal that there is much more to this case than the easy answer of this being just the work of another lone terrorist. Fisk suspects that the event might also be a warning sign that another scheme has been set in motion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By Katherine on 12-31-12

Terrorist plot

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

Good book, characters were okay. Some interesting descriptions of military process and foreign culture that I was unaware of. 'Love interest' (written by a man) felt typical and formulary. Narrator made male lead character a bit too full of himself for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Potato Factory

  • The Australian Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 23 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,223

Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audiobook of the year!

  • By karen on 11-30-05

Pick this one!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

Three initial lives woven together, I had a brief moment of wondering where this was going but once it got there, wow! Loved these characters, each was developed so beautifully. The story was set in the seedy underbelly of England and later Australia as it was conquered. Will continue to look for books from this author!

  • The Banished of Muirwood

  • Covenant of Muirwood, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573

In a stand-alone series set in the world of Muirwood, eighteen-year-old Maia is the exiled princess of Comoros and heir to the throne. As a result of her father's ceaseless need for authority, she was left disinherited and forced to live as a servant in her enemy's home. When the king invites chaos into the land by expelling the magical order known as the Dochte Mandar, Maia finds herself on a perilous quest to save her people. To survive, she must use magic she has learned in secret - despite the fact that women are forbidden to control it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the Muirwood series

  • By Brittany L. on 09-09-15

Want more of the series!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-16

This was an excellent read, first in series read. I love genre, 'medieval' styled sci fi, this series is for me. The narrator had an ability to move between characters and each had distinct enough qualities, well done. Throughout the book I kept wondering where the author would end this story because I did not want it to end. Will get the next book in the series!