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  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Cormoran and Robin story

  • By Hanna on 10-03-18

mwah

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I was looking forward to it, but it turned out overly formulaic. Disappointing, no stylistic literary surprises, just more of the same.

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

The 10-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambiance while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline.... Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate these tired bodies and minds. But to what lengths will she go to achieve her goal? These nine perfect strangers have no idea what's about to hit them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't

  • By Sharon Biran on 11-04-18

almost there

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Entertaining enough, it's just that it reminds me too much of a Hallmark family movies concept. Lacks a few interesting twists.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16,734
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,682

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Physiologically shallow, predictable, unimaginative writing. The narration makes it even worst, with annoyingly overdramatized screeching.

  • Rich People Problems

  • A Novel
  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lydia Look
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,675

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside - but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch's massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park - a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore - Nicholas' childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first

  • By Dara W. on 06-07-17

downward spiral

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

the part three is really disappointing, the story line, the name throwing, it all is just to much, even for a parody. It reads like list of sponsors, even the decent narration couldn't pull it up. no, no, no.

  • Crazy Rich Asians

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,333

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just Okay

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-06-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Good fun read, audio version could use a better narrator. Lynn Chen's high-pitched, over the top, flaring voice ruis it for me. It helps a bit to listen at 0,75 speed, too bad there is no option to lover the high tones and up the bass, it would make a world of difference.

  • The Witching Hour

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 50 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,034

Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of four centuries of witches - a family given to poetry and incest, murder and philosophy, a family that over the ages is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being called Lasher who haunts the Mayfair women....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU AUDIBLE!

  • By Wendy on 10-22-15

waste of my time

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

The beginning had some promise, intriguing and inviting. Unfortunately a few chapters in it turned disappointing, chockfull with stereotype characters and predictable plots.

  • Little Fires Everywhere

  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,250

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter, Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring and Drawn Out!!!

  • By M. Ryder on 10-05-17

longwinded, boring, stereotypical

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

there is nothing i liked about this audiobook during the first 4 hours. I don't believe it's getting any better. It stops here for me.

  • The Nix

  • A Novel
  • By: Nathan Hill
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,438

It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan Hill is an exceptional storyteller.

  • By Bonny on 09-13-16

overhyped

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

The book could be good, it needs a better editor and a better narrator.
The principle of 'less is more' applies here.
The narrator's voice sounds stressed out for no reason, and, most of the time - as if in a great hurry.
Feel exhausted just listening to it for more then 30 minutes.

  • The Idiot

  • By: Elif Batuman
  • Narrated by: Elif Batuman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 254

The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating point of view

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-17

read it instead

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

The writing is interesting, unfortunately the narrator reads without the marks, periods, commas, etc.
Good writer doesn't automatically makes for a good enough narrator.
i will read it instead.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Daily Rituals

  • How Artists Work
  • By: Mason Currey
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,064

Kafka is one of 161 inspired-and inspiring-minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing else like this one

  • By Debra B on 10-23-14

hugely dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Fun idea, yes, alas, this one can only technically be referred to as a book.
The structure and the content are better suited for gossip columns in some or other pretentious glossy magazine.
The narrator makes it even worst (in so far possible)