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  • Only Love

  • By: Garrett Leigh
  • Narrated by: Michael Stellman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

The diagnosis of a chronic stomach condition leaves 32-year-old Sergeant Jed Cooper with little choice but to call time on his Army career. Then on the dusty streets of Kirkuk, an ambush gone tragically wrong decimates his team, and he returns to the US with a shattered leg and the memory of his best friend dying in his arms. Life in his sleepy hometown proves intolerable until he finds solace in a lakeside cabin with vivacious young carpenter, Max O'Dair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well written and narrated.

  • By Patrick McDonald on 04-21-15

No plot just angst

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I love a good damaged character but this was overkill. And there's pretty much nothing to it other than people feeling bad.

  • Superhero

  • By: Eli Easton
  • Narrated by: Tristan Wright
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

It's not easy for a young gay artist like Jordan Carson to grow up in Jefferson, Wisconsin, where all anyone seems to care about in middle school and high school are the sports teams. But Jordan was lucky. He met Owen Nelson in the second grade, and they've been BFFs ever since. Owen is a big, beautiful blond and their school's champion wrestler. No one messes with Owen, or with anyone close to him, and he bucks popular opinion by keeping Jordan as his wingman even after Jordan comes out at school.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! So cute!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 06-02-14

Story adorable, narration painful

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

The narrator is fine - it's the complete lack of editing that is just jarring. No pauses between chapter titles, POV shifts, sections. Three times lines were repeated with different tones, meaning they were different takes and both were included. It's a sloppy audiobook.

That said, the story is really sweet and charming and I enjoyed it a lot. Too bad about the crappy audio editing.

  • White Silence

  • Elizabeth Cage, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Kate Scarfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 696

Elizabeth Cage is a child when she discovers that there are things in this world that only she can see. But she doesn't want to see them, and she definitely doesn't want them to see her. What is a curse to Elizabeth is a gift to others - a very valuable gift they want to control. When her husband dies, Elizabeth's world descends into a nightmare. But as she tries to piece her life back together, she discovers that not everything is as it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Something new, but still very much Jodi Taylor!

  • By Lora Feeley on 09-22-17

The worst book I've ever listened to.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

Are you serious? This was tagged a "thriller" and "suspenseful" and "gripping" and it was none of these. The main protagonist needs constant rescuing, she's clueless and unlikeable, the story meanders everywhere and has no clear through line, and the ending is completely predictable, other than the whole "it was all a dream" component which made me nearly throw my phone across the room. Save yourself the credit.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Timing (Gay Romance)

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663

Stefan Joss just can't win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlotte's wedding, but he's expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, he’s thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldn’t be there: her brother, Rand Holloway.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story!

  • By Laurie on 06-10-10

Oh god the Muppet voices...

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Halfway through I had to give up and just buy the ebook because the narrator ruined it.

  • A Day Makes

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

Mob enforcer Ceaton Mercer has killed a lot of people in a lot of different ways - he stashed the last two bodies in a toolshed belonging to a sweetheart marine researcher in an idyllic island community - but he's really not such a bad guy. Over time he's found a home of sorts, and he even learns he's found a place in the hearts of the people he works with...at least enough so that they won't put a bullet in his head because he's outlived his usefulness to the boss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars!

  • By Belen on 06-21-17

Holy nonsense!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

Wow. I mean, I'm willing to suspend belief for a good romance. And I loved the Fit to be Tied series my Mary Calmes. And Greg Tremblay is a great narrator. But this was just bad.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Find Her

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,145

Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a survivor. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, so damn good.

  • By Christine on 02-12-16

Off-putting characters, unbelievable "twist"

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

Has Find Her turned you off from other books in this genre?

It just confirms I must not be the right audience for best selling thrillers. These characters are so unappealing. I didn't like the victim, I hated the police officer, I found myself having zero investment in their lives.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

First, eye-rolling: so many cliches, such lazy writing prose. Secondly, anger: unsympathetic officer, unsympathetic protagonist. Thirdly, disgust: To top a horrific tale of abuse off with such an unrealistic "extra" abuse is just absurd.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Best Served Cold

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,859
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,572

There have been 19 years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, and behind the scenes bankers, priests, and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as good as the main trilogy

  • By mohamed on 02-25-16

Hilarious, Gritty, and magically narrated

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

Where does Best Served Cold rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best I've ever listened to.

What other book might you compare Best Served Cold to and why?

It's really unlike anything else I've read. I adored the battle scenes, the humor, and the realistic characters.

Which character – as performed by Steven Pacey – was your favorite?

Caul Shivers. I fell in love with him and was fascinated with his journey.

  • Tourist Season

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 555

Tourist season is swinging into high gear in Miami. So are the activities of a bizarre terrorist group determined to keep the hapless "snowbirds" away. Armed with bombs, weed, and jumbled credos, they move toward their grand target, the Orange Bowl Parade, with plans to bring Miami and its tourist trade to a halt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CAUTION: BELLY ACHING LAUGHTER IMMINENT!

  • By Tracy P. on 02-08-17

Can't go wrong with Carl Hiaasen!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

What made the experience of listening to Tourist Season the most enjoyable?

I love Carl Hiaasen's subtle sense of humor, the intricate weavings of plot, and the absurdity. Despite all of this you really feel connected to the characters - even the bad guys.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tourist Season?

I love the inept and yet somehow charming Cuban revolutionary.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Six Graves to Munich

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Two-time Academy Award® winner Mario Puzo is known around the world for his brilliant book The Godfather, widely considered the finest novel ever written about the Mafia. Two years before Puzo published that iconic work, he released Six Graves to Munich under the pseudonym Mario Cleri. During World War II, intelligence officer Michael Rogan lost everything —including his family—to brutal Nazi interrogators. Now 10 years have passed, and Michael is returning to Europe to exact his revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story teller, historian. Puzo is a magician.

  • By Meeno on 04-09-15

Meh

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

What did you like best about Six Graves to Munich? What did you like least?

I was looking for a good revenge story and this has some good revenge aspects. But I never really connected with the character.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Impasse

  • A Novel
  • By: Royce Scott Buckingham
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

Forty and facing a midlife crisis, Stu Stark has lost his mojo. He simply gave up after being fired from his prestigious job as a prosecuting attorney for losing the biggest case of his career. So when Stu's best friend gifts him a one-week trip into the Alaskan wilderness to rediscover his manhood, Stu thinks it just might do him some good. But after a horrible week, Stu is crushed when he realizes no one is coming back for him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense, Murder, Revenge, and FUN too!

  • By Jacqueline on 03-16-15

Gripping until the end

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

Reviewed: 01-02-16

What made the experience of listening to Impasse the most enjoyable?

The narrator was great, and the pacing was fabulous.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The premise pulled me in.

Any additional comments?

I found the ending disapponting.