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  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,254

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

A really engrossing read.

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

Enjoyed all the twists and turns. Interesting story up till the last. The only thing I didn't like was the hopping all over the place- a couple times hard to follow, but generally loved it.

  • Fallen

  • A Fallen Novel, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Kate
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,248

There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This again?

  • By Jennifer on 04-22-10

Better than I thought, but started slow

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

Reviewed: 09-21-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

That the story would grab you earlier

Would you be willing to try another book from Lauren Kate? Why or why not?

Yes.. I'm reading the second in the series

Which scene was your favorite?

The end where it all came together and also fell apart.

Was Fallen worth the listening time?

Yes, after the story got going...

  • The Delta Of Venus

  • By: Anais Nin
  • Narrated by: Ingrid Pitt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111

Anais Nin is undoubtedly a great writer. In Delta of Venus she welcomes us into a world of new experiences where she demands that 'sex be mixed with tears, laughter, promises....new faces, dancing and wine.' This ground breaking collection of stories explores aspects of female sexuality long unexposed until Anais opened what she herself was to call 'that Pandora's box.' It is brave, fearless and compelling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Journey Into the Women's Sexual Mind

  • By Alec on 04-23-13

I couldn't make it through.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-12

Would you try another book from Anais Nin and/or Ingrid Pitt?

I don't think I would try any others. After reading reviews and having it suggested, I really tried to get through it. I just couldn't get past the narration. Sometimes it just ruins the story.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration was the worst part. Annoying.. I deleted it before I could get through 30 minutes.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,744

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started out intriguing, devolved into Twilight 2.0

  • By Elina on 11-13-17

Unexpected and I really liked it...

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

Reviewed: 08-24-12

Would you listen to A Discovery of Witches again? Why?

I would listen to it again...I really liked it. After listening to the second in the series, I appreciated this one more. It was more concise, had a few twists and turns that weren't expected. Made me interested in some history that I never knew existed. Quite good!

What did you like best about this story?

All of the characters and that, for the most part, it wasn't predictable.

Have you listened to any of Jennifer Ikeda’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I had never listened to Jennifer before, but I liked her story telling and characterizations. Very good, and I would seek her out again.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I tried to listen to it all in one sitting, but couldn't manage it for being busy. I finished it in a couple of days though.

  • Shadow of Night

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,658

Picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes Diana and Matthew on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782 deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew’s past tightens around them, and they embark on a very different - and vastly more dangerous - journey.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended, however....

  • By J. Lunsford on 07-15-12

I really wanted to love it...

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

Reviewed: 08-24-12

Would you listen to Shadow of Night again? Why?

I wouldn't listen to it again...I really wanted to love it, but it wasn't even close to the thought out story of the first book that held my attention. It hopped all over the place to make sense of what it needed to explain.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I knew there would have to be another book - the ending was expected.

Have you listened to any of Jennifer Ikeda’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She's good. I would listen to her again.

  • Bad Boys Do

  • By: Victoria Dahl
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 311

Olivia Bishop is no fun. That's what her ex-husband said. And that's what her smart bob and glasses imply. So with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She's going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble - in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan - may be too tempting to avoid.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, romantic fun

  • By Jennifer on 10-19-11

Need a new voice!

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

Reviewed: 05-29-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I liked the story, but since I listen while on the road it was difficult as the narrator sounded like she was whispering whenever she would switch characters- annoying.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Whispering when switching characters. Ruined it for me.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Devil May Care

  • By: Sebastian Faulks
  • Narrated by: Tristan Layton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

An Algerian drug runner is savagely executed in the desolate outskirts of Paris. This seemingly isolated event leads to the recall of Agent 007 from his sabbatical in Rome and his return to the world of intrigue and danger where he is most at home. The head of MI6, M, assigns him to shadow the mysterious Dr. Julius Gorner, a power-crazed pharmaceutical magnate, whose wealth is exceeded only by his greed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tristan must have never watched a Bond movie.

  • By ZZ35mm/digital on 05-01-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-12

What made the experience of listening to Devil May Care the most enjoyable?

Loved the story. Wish it wouldn't end.

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

It wasn't a suspenseful as some I had listened to before, but it was still entertaining.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 4
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,798

Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper Does It Again! (Light Spoilers)

  • By Martha on 03-03-12

A fun listen

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

Reviewed: 03-26-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I had listened to all the other books, thought I would complete the set

Would you be willing to try another book from Molly Harper? Why or why not?

Yes.. her books are fun to listen to when I'm on the road.

  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,737
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,749

Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing take on the Paranormal Genre

  • By Captain Skurvy on 02-21-10

Cute Story

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

Reviewed: 01-16-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I was looking for something a little bit lighter and fun after some heavy topics. This definitely hit the mark. I had read the reviews and wasn't disappointed. Some parts had me actually LOLing. I liked it enough to download the second one which I'm currently enjoying.

What three words best describe Amanda Ronconi’s voice?

Southern, entertaining, fitting

Was Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs worth the listening time?

Definitely worth a listen