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  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,337

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing!!

  • By ROBIN on 05-26-18

Good!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Good book. Engrossing story. Great narration! Very captivating, kept me utterly absorbed. A number of twists and turns along the way, and finishes up with a pretty surprising ending.

One criticism: with so much rampant deceit between the two main characters, I wasn’t too sure, by the end, exactly who’s story was real and who’s was mostly fantasy and fabrication. Still worth a listen, though, and worth the money I spent on this as a Daily Deal. ☺️

  • A Scanner Darkly

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Paul Giamatti
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320

Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D, which Arctor takes in massive doses, gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drugs are bad

  • By Randall on 04-25-09

Good!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I enjoyed this book. Yes, it was a little confusing but I was somewhat familiar with the premise beforehand so not as confused as I might have been otherwise. The narration was good. This was my first PDK book, so I don’t have any of his other books to compare it to but, yes, I would consider another book by this author.

To all those who listen, I recommend listening to the author’s note at the end. It may put the whole thing in a better perspective and was, I thought, very chilling.

  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone. Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ABSURD story!

  • By Debra on 06-28-18

Good Book!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I really disagree with all these negative reviewers who gave this book such low marks. The sample sounded good to me so, in spite of all the negatives, I plunged ahead anyway, and am glad I did!! This book was very similar in format to “The Wife Between Us” but with many different twists and turns and a pretty surprising ending which made me go “awwww......”.

The narrator did a fine job. I especially adored the little girl Emily who was a real feisty little character and adorable and pretty much stole a good part of the show.

I got this book as a Daily Deal, and it was definitely worth what I paid for it. Try it!!

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,440

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

GREAT!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I really enjoyed this! Great story telling by a great actress: Sharon Washington gives a brilliant performance of a small slice of her life growing up in NYC. Well done!!

  • The Ploughmen

  • A Novel
  • By: Kim Zupan
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 809

At the center of this searing fever-dream of a novel are two men - a killer awaiting trial and a troubled young deputy - sitting across fromeach other in the dark, talking through the bars of a county jail cell: JohnGload, so brutally adept at his craft that only now, at the age of 77, has he faced the prospect of long-term incarceration; and Valentine Millimaki, low man in the Copper County sheriff's department, who draws the overnight shift after Gload's arrest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great language and performance

  • By Villarreal on 11-06-17

Very Good!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Wow! This is a very unique story about the relationship between two very different men who develop an odd sort of friendship. Gload is the outlaw, an old man, a cold blooded killer who has survived by his wits while Valentine is the young deputy assigned to watch over him when the old man is sent to prison. Gload is a very complex individual who, on the one hand, kills without mercy but, on the other, has the capacity to develop deep attachments to two individuals in particular, one being the deputy, the other his common law wife.

Somehow the author has the talent and ability to create a very credible character in Gload, and the narrator does a beautiful job in portraying both Gload and Valentine in such two entirely different voices it could almost be two different narrators!

I know that a lot of reviews comment on the incessant wordiness of the narrative, and I do agree to some degree. On the other hand, all these descriptive, often “thesaurus-worthy” words lend sort of a hypnotic element to the overall effect and, for me, served to make me want to listen again to catch a lot of what I may have (probably, actually) missed the first time.

Overall, I would say this is a really well done story which is worthy of attention.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,723

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Disturbing

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

This is sort of a surprise story because it starts out as one thing and then sort of changes into something quite different in somewhat of a violent explosion, but the change also kind of creeps up
on you as well. You really do not see where this story is going until the narrator suddenly lays it on you. The story is well written and the narrator is very good although sometimes her accent (which I like, I really do!) made it difficult for me to understand some of the words. To sum up I would just say that this story is very disturbing with an inordinate amount of swearing which, is it necessary as an endemic part of the story(?), I don’t know.

  • The Jekyll Revelation

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,264

While on routine patrol in the tinder-dry Topanga Canyon, environmental scientist Rafael Salazar expects to find animal poachers, not a dilapidated antique steamer trunk. Inside the peculiar case, he discovers a journal, written by the renowned Robert Louis Stevenson, which divulges ominous particulars about his creation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It also promises to reveal a terrible secret - the identity of Jack the Ripper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • pleasantly surprised

  • By Genevieve Paquette on 04-17-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

I really enjoyed this book! Well written and fast paced, with good narration. The author uses the contemporarily common, but successful technique of switching back and forth every chapter or so between the present and the mid-1800’s, the time of Robert Louis Stevenson and his original writing of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. I must say, I enjoyed this book quite a bit more than the original story itself! Also, although obviously everything in this book is not fact, (it is fiction after all!) it is based on the life of RLS and, through listening, I learned quite a bit about the man.

I give kudos to Kindle Unlimited for including this book in their library. With KU, it is sometimes very hit and miss. Too many times I put an audiobook in my KU library because it sounded pretty good on the sample, but then find it to be, in the actual listening, quite unbearable. However, it is books like these that, in the end, make my KU subscription worthwhile.

  • Watch Me Die

  • A Novel
  • By: Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

Harvey Mapes is a 26-year-old security guard who spends his nights in a guard shack outside a gated community in Southern California, reading detective novels, watching reruns, and waiting for his life to finally start…which happens when Cyril Parkus, one of the wealthy residents, asks Harvey to follow his beautiful wife. The lowly security guard jumps at the opportunity to fulfill his private eye fantasies and use everything he’s learned from Spenser, Magnum, and Mannix. But things don’t exactly go according to the books…or the reruns.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My kind of humor, silly and unpredictable

  • By Readsforfun on 01-01-15

A Lot Of Fun!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This was a relatively short but highly entertaining and lighthearted listen. Cleverly well written with lots of funny one liners practically nonstop. Lighthearted but not altogether shallow (which, I guess can be two different things, at least in this case) as there are actually more than just a few thoughtful insights sprinkled in along the way.

The main character is quite a like-able fellow and I found myself on his side and robustly rooting for him as he stumbles his way through this rigorous and fast paced caper. A number of reviews commented on the over-abundance of swearing in this story, but that didn’t really bother me as the swearing seemed to fit in with the overall tone of the story.

Great narrator!!

  • 30 Days of Night

  • By: Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, R. S. Belcher (adaptation)
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Mark Boyett, Kevin T. Collins, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

An all-new, full-cast dramatization of the classic graphic novel. The isolated town of Barrow, Alaska, is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only Barrow's husband-and-wife sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. . By the time the sun rises, will they pay the ultimate price - or worse?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Dan on 11-06-17

Juvenile and Stupid

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Maybe I am missing something here, but I thought this audiobook was just awful. Stupid, stupid. Juvenile and stupid. Everybody’s head was getting disconnected from their body, as an almost theme running through the story. And the sound effects were just plain annoying. I couldn’t finish listening.

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  • 1Q84

  • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,796
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,770

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've never read a book quite like this one

  • By Joey on 04-23-12

A Heroic Endeavor!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

This is for sure THE LONGEST audiobook I have listened to so far. At 46 hours, this was a major commitment, requiring enormous stamina (on my part!)

It was pretty good. There was a lot going on. Parts of it were too slow moving for me and I found myself getting a little irritated and annoyed. Other parts were very good, well done, and some parts were actually downright hilarious! It was hard to take it all in, and could probably use a few more listens on my part. However, at 46 hours total, I doubt I will be listening to it again soon.

The narration was quite good, especially the female narrator’s very soothing, calm voice.

Haruki Murakami is a very unusual writer and, like all of his other works, this book was a mixture of realism and fantasy with borderline mythical properties. I am somewhat intrigued by his work, and he is clearly a very unique and talented writer. But not necessarily one of my favorites. In this book, I think it took him an awfully long time to get to the point.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful