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Shirley Morrow

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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,645

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Really good story

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

This was a really enjoyable listen. Just long enough for my attention span. The story was a well thought out one and the characters fantastic. Literally life after death, if you’re lucky.
I think the author needs to keep doing stories like this. Few enough characters and enough excitement to keep you wondering.

The narrator did a real nice job.

  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,991
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,880
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,833

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Glad this was free

  • By Tammy on 03-15-19

Killer by Nature

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

The performance was really done well. Great story with a killer plot.
Great sound effects that are really believable.
At no time did it seem as though the actors/narrators were reading off script.

This was my first time listening to an Audible performance such as this. I will listen to a book that is acted out again.

  • A Noise Downstairs

  • A Novel
  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 401

College professor Paul Davis is a normal guy with a normal life. Until, driving along a deserted road late one night, he surprises a murderer disposing of a couple of bodies. That’s when Paul’s "normal" existence is turned upside down. After nearly losing his own life in that encounter, he finds himself battling PTSD, depression, and severe problems at work. His wife, Charlotte, desperate to cheer him up, brings home a vintage typewriter. But Paul swears it’s possessed and types by itself at night - and that it's somehow connected to the murderer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gaslighter gets lit...

  • By shelley on 07-29-18

Noise Downstairs

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

I thought the story was pretty good.
There was a shift in protagonist which kind stunned me and intrigued me at the same time. It was like a “I didn’t see that coming” moment for me.

The story had quite a few twist with characters you may not have suspected. I found myself shrugging my shoulders and thinking that it wasn’t a bad shift just lacking in mental stimulation for me.

Overall, I was anticipating some supernatural play in this story and was bummed to learn there was none.
There were several plots that fell nicely into place.
Not a bad story, really.

  • A Map of Days

  • Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 4
  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery - a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good read.

  • By Margaret Spencer on 12-08-18

Map of days

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I have enjoyed this series by Ransom Riggs.
The characters in these book are delightful and I hope to see more of them in the future.

Reading this series has been like going on a great adventure.
I love the idea of “loops” and the ability to go to other time periods.

  • Patti Smith at the Minetta Lane

  • Words and Music
  • By: Patti Smith
  • Narrated by: Patti Smith
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,766

Patti Smith: Words and Music features live audio of performances captured over three evenings at the Minetta Lane Theatre, woven into a single, one-of-a-kind audio event.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A bonus for fans of Just Kids & M Train

  • By tru britty on 11-02-18

Nicely done

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Patti, is such a great personal historian and story teller. This recording was a good mix of music and her stories. Her fans love her. Check it out.

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  • How to Stop Time

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 820

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history - performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. So Tom moves back his to London, his old home, to become a high school history teacher - the perfect job for someone who has witnessed the city's history first hand. Better yet, a captivating French teacher at his school seems fascinated by him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Story, Wonderful Narration

  • By Kyle on 01-05-19

Stellar!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

How to Stop Time was a superb read.
A man going from the past to the future to past and back to the future.
Further, the narrator, Mark Meadows, is a delight to listen to.
So much to see in Matt Haig’s, story. His ability to create dialogue that will take the reader to Tahiti, to London, to Australia. What a great trip it is too. So beautiful the beaches and sunsets.

I really loved the the first person narration. It’s nice to follow the narrator through his journey and get inside his head and heart.

This story has a lot of heart. Even though the protag had lived throughout many time periods and experienced so much life and pain during those times, he was still a man trying to find himself. Once he stopped running from the past and moved forward into his future his life really began.

The flow of events unfold nicely in the story without leaving the reader in a bind. You can mark my words when I say “I will pay more attention to the shadow I do or do not walk across.”

  • The Address

  • A Novel
  • By: Fiona Davis
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,435

From the author of The Dollhouse and The Masterpiece comes the compelling national best-selling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of the Dakota - New York City’s most famous residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be a movie!

  • By Linda Slater on 10-19-17

A must listen

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

Wow, I was sad that the book had to end. It was a fantastic story with some really fabulous characters. I love that the Dakota was the setting and New York could not have been a better city to tell this story in.
It all felt so real like you are really getting to know the characters intimately. A great ending.

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,807

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Such a wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

First let me say that Saskia Maarleveld, is no doubt one of the best narrators I have ever listened to.
She does very well at accents and speaks several languages. Each character voice is wonderfully distinguished from the other so that you do not have to guess which character she is narrating.

As far as the plot Quinn has uniquely taken two stories and tied them together. A spy during ww1, and a young woman following a path to find her cousin thirty years later ultimately join forces in hopes to satisfy a deep need for closure.

This story is brilliant and heartfelt. I truly felt so many different emotions that one minute I was on pins and needles and a minute later shedding tears.

All of the characters were a perfect fit and all of them decades apart in age. Each brought their own sorrow and a special “rosebud” together to create a a story of, loss, and understanding, but especially friendship and love.
A story I would listen to again.

  • Stay Close

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,556
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,046
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,055

Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many Secrets

  • By NOKWISA on 04-23-12

Love this book

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I rarely listen a second time to an audiobook, however, know that I will at some time listen to this book again.

The narrator did a great job with his soft voice as he spoke for the women also did really well with the tough cop, gentle cop voices. Loved the narrator for sure.

Let me say also that not only was it a really thought out story but the characters fit perfectly where Mr. Coben placed them. I loved how these women were taken under the wing of the plot. I don’t want to spoil the end for anyone but after you finish you too will shake your head and tell yourself how awesome
This book is.

Loved it!

  • Floating Staircase

  • By: Ronald Malfi
  • Narrated by: M. Sauerwein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Following the success of his latest novel, Travis Glasgow and his wife Jodie buy their first house in the seemingly idyllic western Maryland town of Westlake. At first, everything is picture-perfect - from the beautiful lake behind the house to the rebirth of the friendship between Travis and his brother, Adam, who lives nearby. Travis also begins to overcome the darkness of his childhood and the guilt he's harbored since his younger brother's death - a tragic drowning veiled in mystery that has plagued Travis since he was 13.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narrator

  • By Jamie R. Hawkins on 05-07-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

This book was well written with an intense plot. Often times I felt myself full of anticipation with what was going to happen next.
Just scary enough to give me the creeps.
It was like being on a horror-mystery, roller coaster.
I couldn’t wait to get back to the listen of it.
Also, the narrator was very good with the reading and change in voice.

This was my first time ever reading Ronald Malfi, and surely not my last.