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  • The Dead Drink First

  • By: Dale Maharidge
  • Narrated by: Dale Maharidge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,921

Dale Maharidge’s father, like many World War II veterans, never talked about “the good war”. There was just one clue to his dad’s experience as a US Marine - a portrait with a close friend that hung permanently in their home. In The Dead Drink First, Dale, now a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, recounts his 18-year quest to find and repatriate the missing remains of his dad’s buddy, Herman Walter Mulligan, 73 years after he was killed in action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • read it even if it's not your usual genre

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-07-19

It takes a village... and a whole lot of heart.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-19

I rarely listen to these kinds of story, but so glad I did. What an amazing story. The passion and heart of this story is felt in the voices of the people. Dale captures those feelings well. I was entranced with the courage that some of the veterans had in telling their stories again and sharing some not so proud moments of what they experienced. Some gave their all rings so deep through this recounting. Incredible support from the families and those that took time to help Dale deliver on this. Well Done.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,479

What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti ( The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo ( After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan ( Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery, dramatized by Audible

  • By Tracy on 11-06-17

Great fun .. sometimes hard to understand.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-19

I like the dramatization of the book. It is fun to follow and brings a good book to life. I enjoyed most of the characters. Some were better than others, but the main character was quite good. Saying that, I still struggled hearing with many parts with the heavy accent. I also had some difficulty keeping all the characters straight with all the long names and accents. Always enjoy Christie novels. Hoping Audible does more.

  • Echoes in Death

  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,805

After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband - and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 02-18-17

Echos of sloppy writing

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

Reviewed: 06-13-19

Probably the least like book of my year. I was not impressed with the narrator, her voice is choppy, and annoyingly robotic at times. It makes the hard ass personality of the detective Eve, more superficial. And I had a hard time swallowing the “I don’t care about being pretty and all that” impression of Eve. I don’t buy the brute, uncultured, unrefined act of the cop married to a billionaire – too Harlequin for me. There is a lot of extras that bored me but the mystery storyline had promise and that was what kept me interested. The team should have been solving more and less personal banter. Thats sloppy writing to me. And the narrator really struggled with the accent on Rourke, which makes him sound like a sap. At least I didn’t have to guess the killer because it was so obvious and contrived, almost as if the author didn’t have a clue about how to introduce the killer in the mix naturally. Oh hey, lets just add a character in the middle of the book and make him our killer. Poorly written – sorry to say, but oh yes the sex scenes were juicy.

  • The Ones We Choose

  • By: Julie Clark
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 870

The powerful forces of science and family collide when geneticist Paige Robson finds her world in upheaval: Her eight-year-old son Miles is struggling to fit in at his new school and begins asking questions about his biological father that Paige can’t answer - until fate thrusts the anonymous donor she used into their lives. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never write reviews

  • By landk0418 on 12-06-18

Introspective Read. Narrator was good.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

Its not a book that I would have normally chose, but I’m trying to get outside of my norm. The story was good. Not riveting or suspenseful but Introspective and educational. The clinical parts were interesting at times but also a bit dull. I enjoyed the realizations she made in the end of her fathers past and how she came to realize more about herself as the story grew. Isn't it always the ones we have the most issue with that we are the most like. Overall a good book.

  • The Mystery of Alice

  • By: Lee Bacon
  • Narrated by: Bryan Kennedy, Jessica Almasy, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,695
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,668

Thirteen-year-old Emily Poe has been given the opportunity of a lifetime: A chance to attend the exclusive Audyn School in Manhattan. But to win the scholarship, she has to pass a test like nothing she’s ever experienced before: A nearly bare room, a set of strange clues, a locked door. And a mysterious organization - the Leopold Foundation - that’s watching her every move. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Enjoyable

  • By Cheryl on 05-05-19

Not surprised at ending but couldn’t stop listenin

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

Reviewed: 05-17-19

I really enjoyed the video chat style of writing that the narrator did. Wow she did a great job or being Emily. All the right intonations in the right places. I really felt like I was listening to her podcast. I guessed it from the beginning and wanted to see if I was right, even when they kept throwing in other possibilities. Even though I guessed it I enjoyed and couldn’t stop listening. I wasn’t bored by pretentious overdone language. YAY for audible. Well done.

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  • Broken Harbor

  • Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,984
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,955

In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By sara miller on 07-29-12

There was a story and then it got lost.

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

Reviewed: 05-13-19

The narrator did a pretty good job defining the characters and made it worth listening to for the most part. I kept thinking there must be more to it than this, but there wasn’t. Maybe I was just wanting it to be clearer. They never came back to the critter, if it were really real? The detectives' past didn’t seem to be a very clean coorelation to why it affected him in this investigation other than its location. I thought the ending was somehow trying to pull it all together but only partly succeeded. The sappy explanation on the victim and her sister begged for an ending. And the evidence twist was too contrived for me. I didn’t buy it and it ruined the best part of the duo working so well together.

  • A Killer's Mind

  • Zoe Bentley Mystery
  • By: Mike Omer
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,757

Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, the FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked me from the beginning...

  • By shelley on 08-05-18

I liked it. Held my attention

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

I thought I left a review before, so now I am leaving a month later. I remember being captivated by the internal processes and the struggles. Kept me captivated and the narrator did a great job of telling the story.

  • The Boston Girl: A Novel

  • By: Anita Diamant
  • Narrated by: Linda Lavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,208

Addie Baum is "The Boston Girl", born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine - a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story!

  • By LL on 05-24-18

Loved this narrator. Nice Story

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

The narrator made me want to listen to this rather affecting story of love, life and timeless family adversity, fortunes and misfortunes through many eras. I loved the uplifting sound of her voice as she weaves the tale of her life to her granddaughter. Brilliant and touching.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,810
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,352

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

A whodunnit ... a bit dreary

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

A regular whodunnit but drawn out. Kept me doubting even though I guessed it in the beginning. So tedious and over stated scenes. It made it drag out in sections. OVerall still a good read for a mystery.

  • And Then There Were None

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,308

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens is genius

  • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

Definately wanted to know who and how... it had me

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

At first I was confused by the quick scenarios of them getting the invitations but as the story progressed I found myself glued to the story. I could not wait for the ending to find out how the killer did it and who it was. It was the first one, in such a long time, that I didnt guess it at all. I was impressed that an older novel mystified me so completely.