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  • Pet Sematary

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,952
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,291

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic, rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. Yet despite Ludlow's tranquility, there's an undercurrent of danger that lingers...like the graveyard in the woods near the Creeds' home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS is what Audible was made for!

  • By Nate_D on 04-03-18

Perfect narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

What makes King better? Having his novel read by Michael C Hall makes King better! Fabulous story read by the perfect narrator for this story. It will definitely be a story that I will listen to again and again.

  • This Fallen Prey

  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

When Casey Duncan first arrived at Rockton, the off-the-grid, isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect. There are no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. She certainly didn't expect to become the town homicide detective. But the very last thing she expected was for the council to drop a dangerous criminal into their midst without a plan to keep him imprisoned. And she never thought that she'd have to be responsible for him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Tammy on 04-19-18

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

I just discovered this series and listened to all 3 in the past 3 weeks and I am hungry for more! I like the premise of this series living off the grid and how to deal with situations without modern technology and gadgets that we take for granted. The plots take lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing. The narrator is spot on! She has a great voice to listen to and easily transitions into other characters. This has become of one my favourite series, a bit on the dark side but a very satisfying listen

  • Flat Spin

  • A Cordell Logan Mystery
  • By: David Freed
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,388

The irresistible David Freed’s first mystery is a stay-up-late-to-finish thriller. Based in sunny Rancho Bonita - “California’s Monaco”, as the city’s moneyed minions like to call it - Cordell Logan is a literate, sardonic flight instructor and aspiring Buddhist with dwindling savings and a shadowy past. When his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, shows up out of the blue to tell him that her husband has been murdered in Los Angeles, Logan is quietly pleased. Savannah’s late husband, after all, is Arlo Echevarria, the man she left Logan for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A whodunit with a touch of humor.

  • By Arthur on 08-07-12

Better than expected

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

This was a surprisingly great book and my first one from this author. The story has the right mix of humour, sarcasm and suspense. I will definitely be listening to more from this author. The narration was spot on and the narrator became the character. All around great great listen!

  • Plum Island

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,682

Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks Nelson for bringing an oldy to AUDIBLE

  • By Paul on 12-03-10

Ugh

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I bought this based on all the great reviews, talk about a huge disappointment!! The main character was an annoying egomaniac who thinks he's gods gift to women. Everything that comes out of his mouth is some sexist, overtly sexual remarks, jokes about his genitals, dumbass jokes. It's as cheesy as cheesy can get. I only made it a few chapters into the book and I cannot take anymore. If its wasn't for Scott Brick narrating I wouldn't of gotten as far as I did. I'm not a prude by any means or an extreme feminist, but I just could not take anymore cheese.

  • With Love from the Inside

  • By: Angela Pisel
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,825

Grace Bradshaw knows the exact minute she will die. On death row for murdering her infant son, her last breath will be taken on February 15 at 12:01 a.m. Eleven years, five months, and 27 days separate her from the last time she heard her precious daughter's voice and the final moment she'd heard anyone call her mom. Out of appeals, she can focus on only one thing - reconnecting with her daughter and making sure she knows the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Mary McDaniels on 09-23-16

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

Listen with a box of tissues handy. Sad but beautiful story that will make you appreciate life

  • Furious

  • Faith McMann, Book 1
  • By: T. R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262

Faith McMann comes home to a nightmare: her husband is killed and her son and daughter are taken. Although the intruders leave her for dead, she survives. Crippling grief and fear for her children make life unbearable. Until her anguish turns to anger...and she trades victimhood for vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • furious

  • By Diana Hart 33 on 04-25-16

I wanted to like it

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

Reviewed: 08-30-17

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

Not time well spent, I couldn't even finish it. The narrator killed for me. Her voice was irritatingly robotic with an odd slight accent. The story was read very flat, no emotions and read quite quickly in some parts.

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

Since I didn't finish, I cannot say but I am curious as to how the story ends. I may get a print version to read.

How could the performance have been better?

Some emotion would be great and not so flat and robotic

Could you see Furious being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Possibly

Any additional comments?

If it's on sale for less than a credit then I would possibly recommend trying it, otherwise skip the audio version and read the story instead

  • The Bronze Horseman

  • By: Paullina Simons
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 30 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654

The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler's armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please give us the other two books in the series!!

  • By Rebecca on 04-23-16

15 hours too long

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

This starts out as historical fiction for the first half that I quite enjoyed and ends up as an annoying sappy love story. Very disappointing. I'm not a prude but the detailed sex scenes were overkill and the constant bickering between Tatiana and Alexander get on the nerves fast!! Their relationship was borderline abusive, he wouldn't allow her to do things or see people she wanted, when he looked at her she HAD to look at him, told her what to wear, ugh it went on and on like that. With 9 hours left I just couldn't listen anymore. The narrator was good but used a Scottish accent for his American character living in Russia. I wouldn't waste a credit on this and cannot understand all the rave reviews. Pass on this one!!!

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  • Mean Streak

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,587

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Brown's book far exceeds usual quality.

  • By KC in Lex on 09-08-14

Meh

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

It is a ludicrous unbelievable story. I didn't realize it would turn into a slightly sappy romance. Overall it's not the worst story I've listened to, there's better novels to spend your credits on. It was a little bit like driving by an accident, you don't want to look but you do, I did want to see how it ended and it predictably did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47,584
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,121
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,049

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Best story I have listened to in a long time

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

This story ticks all the boxes. It is rich, well developed and excellently narrated. I kept putting off listening to this because most of my audio books are historical fiction that takes place during the war. Now that I've listened I have to say that it's about the best in my collection. I love stories that leave you fully satisfied. This was my first Kristen Hannah novel and it won't be my last. Very worthy of a credit.

  • Her Final Breath

  • The Tracy Crosswhite Series, Book 2
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,924

Homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite has returned to the police force after the sensational retrial of her sister's killer. Still scarred from that ordeal, Tracy is pulled into an investigation that threatens to end her career, if not her life. A serial killer known as the Cowboy is killing young women in cheap motels in North Seattle. Even after a stalker leaves a menacing message for Crosswhite, suggesting the killer or a copycat could be targeting her personally, she is charged with bringing the murderer to justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful, with an admirable protagonist

  • By The Whole Truth on 10-07-15

I tried to like this series

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

What would have made Her Final Breath better?

More of anything. I like stories that I can sink my tooth into. They have to have sustenance and this series just lacks it. Too shallow of a read for me

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not the third book in this series. I started listening to The Nightengale and now that's a story with sustenance

What aspect of Emily Sutton-Smith’s performance would you have changed?

Her performance was fine enough. I can't really say anything bad or good

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

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

If you can buy this for a real deal then go for it, otherwise just pass it by and save your credit for something worthy

0 of 1 people found this review helpful