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  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,427
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,487

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kathy on 08-07-17

Stick with it

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Tough for me at first, then couldn't wait to get back in the car and hear some more. Laugh out loud seeing ife through the eye of Eleanor.

  • The Woman in the Woods

  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

In the beautiful Maine woods, a partly preserved body is discovered. Investigators realize that the dead young woman gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby. Private detective Charlie Parker is hired by a lawyer to shadow the police investigation and find the infant, but someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in much more than a missing child...someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake. And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring and a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could not get into this book.

  • By J. Gregg on 06-30-18

Not the best but it's still Charlie Parker

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Slow at times and ending just fizzled out for me. would have like more on Quail and the unburied Gods and more about Sam. Let's get on we with it!

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,896

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By erin george on 10-03-18

Another good King story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Great story. Narration good although Holly's voice and style of speech a bit grating after a while which is too bad bc she's a big part of the story. Overall a winner. Thanks SK. .

1 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Ghosts

  • A Charlie Parker Thriller
  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

It is deep winter, and the darkness is unending. A private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is assigned to track him down. Parker's employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator - he is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed overall...

  • By soliDEOgloria on 08-09-17

Another gem

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

Reviewed: 07-16-17

It was great to hear of Charlie's new investigation. Like an old friend returning from an adventure, the story contained all our beloved characters and some not so pleasant ghosts. Let it take you away.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mad River

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010

Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns. The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good. Not Great. But Virgil is Hard to Skip.

  • By Bill on 10-06-12

Favorite so far.

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

Where does Mad River rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Best so far

What did you like best about this story?

Characters, both good and bad had traits I could relate to, even though not pleasant traits at times.

  • The Elephant Whisperer

  • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,946
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,550

>When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, beautifully written

  • By Tango on 01-12-13

Astoundingly beautiful

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

Don't miss this. It is awesome in every regard. This is what true living is.

  • Beneath the Surface

  • Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish
  • By: John Hargrove, Howard Chua-Eoan
  • Narrated by: John Hargrove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By The Bothwells on 03-26-15

The Story of a Dream Come True and the Heartbreak

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

When the illusion is shattered. A must for everyone to read. We need to remove these intelligent creature to sanctuaries. Thank you John Hargrove.

  • Hidden Bodies

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,198
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,758

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past 10 years, this 30-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he's heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can't stop looking over his shoulder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Approach With Caution, All Ye Who Enter Here

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-25-16

Out of this world

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

Reviewed: 04-10-16

As a blogger, I know how to write well about my world. It is easy and flows naturally. I do not know how this story could have even been conceived. It has many layers to it. you can listen and just marvel at the story or ponder some parts and reflect of the neurosis of our lives at times. I would recommend it but I think it's not for everyone. Thank you Caroline Kepnes for an amazing ride.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Whisperers

  • A Charlie Parker Mystery
  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

In his latest dark and chilling Charlie Parker thriller, New York Times best-selling author John Connolly takes us to the border between Maine and Canada. It is there, in the vast and porous Great North Woods, that a dangerous smuggling operation is taking place, run by a group of disenchanted former soldiers, newly returned from Iraq. Illicit goods - drugs, cash, weapons, even people - are changing hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you!

  • By Cathy E. Howe on 11-06-10

Narrator too young

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

This was not the voice of Charlie Parker. After just finishing The Lovers, this sounded like a cheap knock-off.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lovers

  • A Charlie Parker Mystery
  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Stripped of his license, Charlie Parker takes a job in a Portland bar. Alone and directionless, he faces at last a shadow he has lived with since his childhood: what made his father, a respected police officer, apparently shoot dead two unarmed teens and then commit suicide. His quest leads him back to the little New York town where he grew up, to the mysterious history of the NYPD, and to the existence of secret friends and hidden enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't think John Connolly knows how to do wrong

  • By Natasa Jovanovic-Vuskovic on 02-27-13

Could it be the best?

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

This was an exraordinary story. when Charlie Parker was setting himself to meet some very brutal murderers I smiled and said aloud... "God damn Charlie, you go man." The character development leads my mind to believe that we are buddies. This is my second time through the series. I am still in awe.