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  • Cold Fire

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Carol Cowan, Michael Hanson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 593

Reporter Holly Thorne is intrigued by Jim Ironheart, who has saved 12 lives in the past three months. Holly wants to know what kind of power drives him, why terrifying visions of a churning windmill haunt his dreams, and just what he means when he whispers in his sleep that an enemy who will kill everyone is coming.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A real disappointment

  • By Malia Nash on 11-11-11

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 10-20-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes - great story, keep me wondering what was next.

What did you like best about this story?

Intrigue, surprise ending.

What about Carol Cowan and Michael Hanson ’s performance did you like?

Pace, explanations.

If you could rename Cold Fire, what would you call it?

I wouldn't change the title

  • Divergent

  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,724

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not for me. Loved it anyway.

  • By Grant on 05-24-12

Couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 06-14-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Divergent to be better than the print version?

I didn't look at the print version but the audio is very convenient.

What did you like best about this story?

The author's explanations of what was going on inside the thoughts of the main characters.

  • Beloved Enemy

  • A Jack McClure Thriller, Book 5
  • By: Eric Van Lustbader
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26

Shortly after McClure leaves a late night meeting with Dennis Paull, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Paull is found - shot dead. The President is furious but equally frightened of a scandal, since Jack McClure is one of their own - an operative and Paull's friend. Who will protect the country if even McClure cannot be trusted? With top officials in the CIA and FBI after him, McClure, still devastated over his friend’s death, goes on the run.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wraps up first two books in series

  • By PerryMartinBookReviews on 03-30-15

Many Twists in this story

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

Reviewed: 01-23-14

If you could sum up Beloved Enemy in three words, what would they be?

Twists, Surprises, Spellbinding

What about Peter Berkrot’s performance did you like?

The reading by Peter Berkrot kept me spellbound the entire book.

Any additional comments?

I couldn't put the book down until I finished it. Great Story!

  • Insurgent

  • Divergent, Book 2
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,059
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,188

One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent but not as interesting as Divergent

  • By Lore on 03-08-14

Couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 01-23-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Insurgent to be better than the print version?

This was an excellent story. Although fiction, the story seems plausible to me.

What about Emma Galvin’s performance did you like?

Emma Galvin's reading made the book come alive.

  • Inferno

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,806
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,880

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, compelling

  • By Happy Woman on 09-15-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-19-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes - I never knew what was next.

What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Excellent voice, cadence, and expression.

Any additional comments?

This is one of the best books I've 'read' in years. As a result, I want to visit many of the towns and buildings mentioned in the book.

  • The Bones of Paris

  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 953

New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King garners widespread acclaim for her suspenseful novels rich with historical detail. Set in the vibrant Paris Jazz Age, The Bones of Paris introduces private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, an American agent who’s been given the plum assignment of locating beautiful young model Philippa Crosby. But when Philippa’s trail ends at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, Stuyvesant discovers a world where art meets sexual depravity - and where a savage killer lurks in the shadows.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not even Jazz Age Paris could save the plot

  • By Margaret on 12-29-13

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-19-13

Would you try another book from Laurie R. King and/or Jefferson Mays?

I double it.

What could Laurie R. King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Shortened it.

Did The Bones of Paris inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

Jefferson Mays reads extremely fast many times, making it difficult to follow the story. It reminded me of commercials where, at the end, a person reads the mandated words at machine gun pace and in one breath.

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