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  • Rose Madder

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 806

Escape from her macabre marriage is not as easy as fleeing to a new city, picking a new name, finding a new job, and lucking out with a new man. Not with a husband like Norman...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WHYYYY

  • By Chantelle on 12-01-11

Good story but..

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

The story was awesome, but the music at the ending of the chapters was awful. Ear piercing noise when using earbuds.

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,889

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

Kicked into "Chick Book" mode at times

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

What did you love best about The Chemist?

Unique story approach

Who was your favorite character and why?

Einstein .... ok, maybe Alex

Which scene was your favorite?

When she meets Kevin

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Alex feels the inner conflict due to doubts that her subject is not really a bad guy.

Any additional comments?

I am a typical guy so really enjoyed this book as it had a unique twist as a spy / action novel.
I don't know if I have ever even heard of a book or movie based on an interrogator as the main character. What kept me from giving this book a full 5 stars is when the author would kick into Harlequin Romance Novel mode at several points. Granted I have never read a Harlequin Romance book, but I now feel like I would know what to expect.

  • Threat Vector

  • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,289

Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clancy that gave us Clear & Present...

  • By Charles Atkinson on 12-15-12

No regrets on this purchase.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-13

Where does Threat Vector rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

By far one of the better books I have read.

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

Yes, Clancy really shows how to write action well.

Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the only book that he has read that I can remember. Won't be the last as he has a true talent. Was easy to quickly recognize each character.

Any additional comments?

This one had me scheduling time when I could listen and difficult to turn off. He has a great talent for taking you through actions scenes. The concept that computer hacking and infiltrating networks are as big of a thread as conventional weapons in warfare keeps you thinking throughout the entire book.

  • Dead or Alive

  • By: Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 20 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,007
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,001

Jack Ryan, the former president of the United States, is out of office, but not out of the loop about his brainchild, the “Campus” - a highly effective, counter-terrorism organization that operates outside the Washington hierarchy. But what Ryan doesn’t know is that his son, Jack Ryan, Jr., has joined his cousins, Brian and Dominic Caruso, at the shadowy Campus. While a highly effective analyst, young Ryan hungers for the action of a field agent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb! More Clancy/LDP!

  • By smb072 on 12-10-10

A different narrator changes the stories dynamics

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

Reviewed: 02-16-12

What did you like best about Dead or Alive? What did you like least?

What did I like best ? Good story line and many strong characters. What did I like least? I am a big fan of the previous book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead or Alive?

Which scene was your favorite?

All of the intense action scenes ..... There were many

Do you think Dead or Alive needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Ridding the fence on this one.

Any additional comments?

I wish they would have used Stephen Lang who narrated the previous book if not to just add a consistency to how the listener pictures the characters.

  • I, Sniper

  • A Bob Lee Swagger Novel
  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

Four famed '60s radicals are gunned down at long range by a sniper. Under enormous media scrutiny, the FBI quickly concludes that Marine war hero Carl Hitchcock, whose 93 kills were considered the leading body count tally among American marksman in Vietnam, was the shooter. But as the Bureau, led by Special Agent Nick Memphis, bears down, Hitchcock commits suicide. But Nick is suspicious and asks his friend, the retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, to examine the data.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • from a former MOS8541 and Hunter reader

  • By Steven on 12-21-10

Great book with a few let downs

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-11

Great book for the most part. I am a shooting enthusiast so appreciated the great detail the author went into regarding the weapons and how the trained used them. The "hero" was often believable though at times it was a let down when he would make catch phrase comments like something from a Arnold or Stalone movie. The ending was also a bit over the top. Still I found myself not wanting to stop listening.

  • The Tommyknockers

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Edward Hermann
  • Length: 27 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,395

Bobbi Anderson and the other good folks of Haven, Maine, have sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of Hell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The old Stephen King

  • By GSB-Montana on 05-30-10

King keeps you guessing in this one

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-10

Do you remember those old episodes of Star Trek where they would beam down to a planet not knowing what to expect. Amongst the main characters would be that unknown Ensign or Cadet whom you just knew would get killed. You would know if Stephen King were to have ever written an episode of Star Trek as that unknown Ensign or Cadet would likely be the only one to survive in the end. Several characters whom I thought "This will be the one who becomes the hero, just ended up as another fatality. At times this book lost my interest but I dare not give up on it as I was stumped to find which, if any of the characters would make it to the end.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • The Passage Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,341

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Had such great potential , but just too strung out

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-10

This one had great potential but was just too strung out. It was disappointing to finally get to the ending just to find it has none. I doubt I will spend the money or Audible Credits to see if the story comes to a close in the book to follow, or the next....

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,207

They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I was desensitized

  • By Parola138 on 02-19-11

The only King book that has ever let me down.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-10

If I were to rate this book on it's aspects as a horror novel, I would give it a 4 out of 5. At times I found myself more drawn to how it covered childhood friendships. There is one chapter that just ruined it for me since it's participants were children ages 10 to 11. I don't think anyone could write about a Gang Bank and make it at all tasteful when it involves children.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Amber Spyglass

  • His Dark Materials, Book 3
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,333
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,083

Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures begin in The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sophisticated and Thought Provoking!

  • By Jim on 03-16-05

Regret that it ended the series poorly.

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

Reviewed: 05-31-10

I enjoyed the first 2 books of the series a great deal more than this third and final. The positive is the vast array of narrators which gave each character an identity seldom provided when a single person tries to create so many different voices.
The negative is the ending which was a bit of a let down. I guess I am just too much of a fan of the "happily ever after" ending which this one lacks.

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,396

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Stephen King I've Heard

  • By Scott on 02-10-10

Seemed to drag on at times

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-09

I have to admit that often when choosing which book to spend my 1 monthly Audible Book credit on, I try and find books longer in length. In this case, I regret it.
The first 10 hours of the book kept a good pace and I was thrilled to think that I had another 24 hours to go. It slowed down a good bit unfortunately. I guess I am also a traditionalist when it comes to books and movies. I want all the good guys to live and the bad guys to get what they have coming to them, hopefully at the hands of the good guys.
This book sways far from that. Another reviewer made comment on how the narrator made it difficult to distinguish between characters. This book has so many characters that I think it would be difficult for anyone to tackle the feat. If I could have given this book 3.5 stars I would have. It just drug on at times which kept it from getting 4 stars. I could see this easily becoming a movie, under 2 hours long.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful