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  • FREE Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,667
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,382
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,380

Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEER BATTERED BULL SH@@

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-31-14

This is damn good!!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Whoa! Was not expecting this to be so good!! Fast paced, great narration and, after the first 30 minutes or so, absolutely riveting. This first one is free, so why not check it out! There is A LOT of swearing though, so, if you are offended by this, don’t go there. Otherwise, definitely worth the time spent listening.

  • The Dead Mountaineer's Inn

  • One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre
  • By: Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 759

When Inspector Peter Glebsky arrives at a remote ski chalet on vacation, the last thing he intends to do is get involved in any police work. He's there to ski, drink brandy, and loaf around in blissful solitude. But he hadn't counted on the other vacationers, an eccentric bunch, including a famous hypnotist, a physicist with a penchant for gymnastic feats, a sulky teenager of indeterminate gender, and the mysterious Mr. and Mrs. Moses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SKIP THE INTRODUCTION IF YOU’VE NEVER READ THIS BOOK

  • By Scott George on 05-10-18

Pretty Good!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I enjoyed listening to this book. Some interesting characters, excellently portrayed by the narrator, kept my attention throughout. I will admit, I did have a little difficulty keeping everybody straight in my mind as I listened: there were quite a number of players in this game, all with unfamiliar names and similar (Russian) accents. Overall, however, it was a well written, entertaining, light and fun story. I would listen to more books by written by these two brothers.

  • Once Upon a Haunted Moor

  • The Tyack & Frayne Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Harper Fox
  • Narrated by: Tim Gilbert
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 746

Gideon Frayne has spent his whole working life as a policeman in the village of Dark on Bodmin Moor. His first missing-child case is eating him alive. When his own boss sends in a psychic to help with the case, he's gutted - he's a level-headed copper who doesn't believe in such things, and he can't help but think that the arrival of clairvoyant Lee Tyack is a comment on his failure to find the little girl. But Lee is hard to hate, no matter how Gideon tries. At first Lee's insights into the case make no sense, but he seems to have a window straight into Gideon's heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent start, terrific narration

  • By Annika on 01-26-18

I liked it!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Short and sweet. I liked the gothic setting. The story itself was pretty good and kept my attention all the way through. A number of interesting characters added some spice into the mix. The narrator was pretty good, although the story didn’t afford him that much of a range to work with. Overall, I’d say this audiobook was pretty good, worth what I paid for it as a daily deal, and worth the time spent listening.

  • The Moonlight Palace

  • By: Liz Rosenberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Agnes Hussein, descendant of the last sultan of Singapore and the last surviving member of her immediate family, has grown up among her eccentric relatives in the crumbling Kampong Glam palace, a once-opulent relic given to her family in exchange for handing over Singapore to the British. Now Agnes is seventeen and her family has fallen into genteel poverty, surviving on her grandfather’s pension and the meager income they receive from a varied cast of boarders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short Enchanting Listen

  • By Debbie on 10-09-14

Boring

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I only got through the first few chapters of this book before giving up. The sample sounded like this book would be fun, but just goes to show that you cannot always tell by listening to the sample. Too bad 😔.

  • One of These Things First

  • By: Steven Gaines
  • Narrated by: Steven Gaines
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

One of These Things First is a poignant reminiscence of a 15-year-old gay Jewish boy's unexpected trajectory from a life behind a rack of dresses in his grandmother's Brooklyn bra-and-girdle store to Manhattan's infamous Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, whose alumni includes writers, poets, and madmen as well as Marilyn Monroe and best-selling author Steven Gaines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Unlikely Subject for Me

  • By Patricia on 10-08-17

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful (relatively short) autobiographical piece read by the author. Entertaining, interesting, amusing. I loved that it took place (mostly) in Brooklyn NY. I think The fact that Steven Gaines and I come from similar backgrounds and are close in age probably added a great deal to my enjoyment. Not a prerequisite, though, not by any means.

  • All Systems Red

  • By: Martha Wells
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,399

All Systems Red is the tense first science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVE MURDERBOT

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 11-06-17

Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

What a darling little story about this poor little, very sensitive “murder bot” with a mind of his own, loves to watch TV serials, and is quite a bit more human than he would like to believe. Like Dr. Mensa in the story I totally fell in love with this little guy and was rooting for him all the way to the end. Great narration! Kevin Free breathes life into this character, really making him come alive. Short and sweet, a good choice for when time is limited.

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  • Home Is the Sailor

  • An Irish Country Doctor Story
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

Fans of Patrick Taylor’s best-selling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. But there was a time, shortly after arriving in Ballybucklebo, that Dr. O'Reilly was not widely accepted by the villagers. This touching short story tell of how O'Reilly, with a little help, began to overcome their objections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too short!

  • By Jane E. Lewandowski on 05-02-16

Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I will just add my voice to (almost) everyone’s ‘great, charming, delightful’, etc.) for it truly is all those things. A really wonderful introduction to the series and a perfect listen when, due to time constraints, you are looking for something a little shorter. I got this one for free from Audible, but will gladly pay for others in the series. A great choice-highly recommended!

  • The Heir

  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,921
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,918

Twenty years ago America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatic manipulation

  • By Amy on 07-02-15

Great Series!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

This is the fourth book in The Selection series, and the first one about the next generation. The books are very easy to listen to, ie, they don’t require a lot of concentration, and yet the story is so utterly captivating. I really enjoyed, in this installment, meeting America and Maxim’s (was that his name? I can’t remember!) children and and revisiting some of the other characters as adults with children of their own. I think Kiera Cass has done such a good job with this, and is a very talented master of her craft.

This installment does end on a shocking and precarious note indeed, so I am going to have to move on to Book 5 ASAP because I really need to find out what happens!

  • The Darkest Place

  • By: Daniel Judson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

During a bone-chilling snap of record cold weather, a series of enigmatic drowning deaths play out in a small summer resort community on Long Island's Shinnecock Bay. Quickly implicated in the death is a local college professor named Deacon Kane, himself recovering from the accidental drowning death of his only son years ago - recovering slowly, and with the help of alcohol and an addictive, messy affair with a married woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good crime fiction

  • By Kenneth on 10-30-10

Well Done

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I enjoyed this book. A real who done it with lots of twists and turns along the way that kept me guessing. A fair amount of cringe worthy parts (not a bad thing). Absolutely Great performance by Dick Hill who is now on my short list of favorite narrators.

  • Isle of Palms

  • A Lowcountry Tale, Book 3
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Dorothea Benton Frank is a treasure of American letters with numerous New York Times best-sellers to her credit and a portfolio full of critical acclaim. “Mixing high drama and high jinks” ( Booklist), her third Lowcountry novel follows the fortunes of the dysfunctional Abbot family. Looking to set her life aright, Anna Lutz Abbot returns to her South Carolina lowcountry hometown. And as she attempts to right past wrongs, Anna receives help and support from a quirky cast of lovable locals sure to endear themselves to listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A feel good story

  • By Sheryl on 02-04-13

A GREAT LISTEN

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I really, really enjoyed this book. Seamlessly written and the narration was a real pleasure to listen to. The book is long (but not at all boring) and gives the listener a chance to really get to know all the players. Well paced with complex, well developed characters, and at times funny, very funny (at one point I was laughing so hard I almost choked on my dinner!) But somewhat serious too, with a main protagonist that I could really relate to and commiserate with, as well as a number of messages of acceptance and redemption (non preachy). I found myself on the verge of tears towards the end as one particularly villainous character.....well, listen to the book. Definitely worth the time!