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  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,121

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audiobook! Editing Clarification

  • By jeverett on 10-06-17

Steven Weber Rocks

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

Reviewed: 04-14-19

The narration was the best I’ve heard on Audible. Steven Weber did an amazing job bringing the story to life and reflecting the emotion the author intended the reader to feel.

This book requires a significant commitment of time. But King did such a good job writing the book, that it’s an easy burden the bear.

Like most King novels, this one mixes the heartbreaks of being human, horror, and a little sci-fi into something that draws you in and keeps you hooked. I won’t go into detail bc I hate spoilers. But I will say that if you like Stephen King and you’re looking for your next amazing listen, this one is worth a credit.

  • A Time to Die

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 6
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147

Now that professional assassin Victor is indentured to British Intelligence, he is tasked with eliminating the worst of the worst. One such man is Milan Rados, a former Serbian paramilitary commander wanted for war crimes and now head of an organized criminal network in Belgrade. He has escaped justice once already, so it's Victor's job to take the justice to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victor, the assassin you just hate to love?!?

  • By shelley on 08-04-16

Narrator Smacks

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

Is he eating during the narration? Love the voice, but the smacking is distracting/annoying/gross.

Book is great, and is what you’d expect a VTA book to be. It’s not as good as the last one in the series (how’d I end up listening to these in reverse order??), but worth a credit.

  • The Border

  • The Cartel Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 29 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098

For over 40 years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America's longest conflict: the War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world's most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin - the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adan Barrera - has left him bloody and scarred, cost him people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster, he has created 30 more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! What a way to end a brilliant trilogy

  • By Stu Ruwe on 03-06-19

Calm Down, Trump Supporters

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

First, this book is exactly what you’d expect from a Winslow book. Quality from the first sentence to the last. And, obviously, Porter is on point...no criticisms there (ever).

Second, this book does an amazing job of portraying the boots-on-ground view of the war on drugs—down to the way it affects the kids at the bottom of the chain. In fact, Winslow’s description brought me back to the days when, as a youth, I had been “mobbed in” (different lingo back then) to an association of wayward youth that tended to wear a certain color of clothing. Winslow did his homework.

Finally, this book includes a characters that are obviously meant to be Trump and his son-in-law. And, yeah, the focus is negative. If you’re a Fox-News-listening, diehard Trump supporter, you’re going to be uncomfortable listening to this book. It’s going to make you confront some things about Trump that you have done your best to justify and/or ignore. So be prepared.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Graveyard of Memories

  • John Rain, Book 8
  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062

What makes a legendary assassin? For John Rain, it was the lessons of love, war, and betrayal he learned in Tokyo in 1972. Fresh from the killing fields of Southeast Asia, Rain works as a bagman under the watchful eye of his CIA handler, delivering cash to corrupt elements of the Japanese government. But when a delivery goes violently wrong, Rain finds himself in the crosshairs of Japan’s most powerful yakuza clan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kudos to Eisler for some real life lessons here

  • By shelley on 04-24-14

Worst In Series So Far

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

Very disappointing. This book read like an after-thought. It was annoyingly slow and contained too many pointless back-and-forth conversations and inner monologues. Even Eisler’s narration seemed half-hearted. This book stands out from Eisler’s other books—which are stellar. This one, though, is not worth the credit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of the Dark

  • An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak, Book 4)
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,770
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,759

Taken from a group home at age 12, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past in the Orphan Program is reaching out to him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SMOAKIN' HOT!!!!

  • By shelley on 01-30-19

Maybe Time for a New Narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Brick is good. I just don’t think he does well in this genre—the super spy/spec ops book. In the first 15 minutes, it was difficult to distinguish the characters from each other. They all sounded the same, and I had to restart it three times. Now, Brick narrating Harlan Coben—that’s a definite win.

On the book, I felt like it was the best Orphan X book in the series. And they are all great. I enjoy seeing Evan evolve socially in each book.

Without a doubt, worth your credit.

  • 1-2-3 Magic

  • Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 (6th edition)
  • By: Thomas W. Phelan PhD
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but every family faces challenges that can be frustrating and overwhelming. For more than 25 years, internationally renowned clinical psychologist Thomas W. Phelan's 1-2-3 Magic has helped millions of parents, teachers, and caregivers raise independent, emotionally intelligent children and build happier, healthier families - all through an easy to understand program that you'll swear "works like magic".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book for all parents!

  • By Les. W. on 10-03-16

Total Gamechanger

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

This book is the perfect fit for my family! Addressed every issue we have with discipline right now. Wish I had read it 10 years ago!

  • Livia Lone

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922

Seattle PD sex-crimes detective Livia Lone knows the monsters she hunts. Sold by her Thai parents along with her little sister, Nason; marooned in America; abused by the men who trafficked them...the only thing that kept Livia alive as a teenager was her determination to find Nason. Livia has never stopped looking. And she copes with her failure to protect her sister by doing everything she can to put predators in prison. Or, when that fails, by putting them in the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a heartbreaker that makes u want 2 hit someone!

  • By shelley on 10-27-16

Not for the Faint of Heart

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

A graphic depiction into sex trafficking and sexual abuse of a minor. If you’ve got the stomach for it, you won’t regret purchasing this enthralling novel.

  • The Killer Collective

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

When a joint FBI-Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry - a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in “natural causes.” Suspecting the FBI itself was behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former Marine sniper Dox. Together, they assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat. There’s Rain. Rain’s estranged lover, Mossad agent and honeytrap specialist Delilah. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • All of Eisler's key characters together

  • By Wayne on 02-03-19

First Eisler Book

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

Wow. Eisler is an unknown superstar. Better than my man Bosch. And the fact that he narrates like the best out there makes him even more appealing. I loved the complexity of the mystery, the character development, and the attention to detail. Great book and outstanding narration! Btw, Eisler absolutely nails the Texas accent.

  • Broken Lands

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Ever since her mother's death, Gabriella "Gutsy" Gomez has spent her days flying under the radar. But when her mother's undead body is returned to her doorstep from the grave and Gutsy witnesses a pack of ravagers digging up Los Muertos - her mother's name for the undead - she realizes that life finds you no matter how hard you try to hide from it. Meanwhile, Benny Imura and his gang set out on a journey to find a cure. As they venture into new and unexplored territory, they soon learn that the zombies they fought before were nothing compared to what they'll face in the wild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Benny Imura and Joe Ledger are back!!

  • By Karen on 01-01-19

Ledger As a Samurai

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

I mean, Ledger is a friggin samurai—chopping “zoms” like a Vitamix. Why haven’t you bought this book, yet?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,297
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,224

Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

  • By Kevin on 03-04-05

Hamilton Is the Lebron James of the Revolution

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Very insightful and informative. I had no idea how instrumental Hamilton was in putting the USA on the path to greatness. This book is a must read for every American.