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  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,335

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: The cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, and gray skies fall.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hours and hours of tired...

  • By ROBIN on 07-28-16

One of the very best audible listens !

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

This story kept me on the edge of my seat, gripping the arm of my chair, from the very beginning......I have bitten my nails to the quick, and have developed a nervous twitch!!!!!!

The author has woven , mystery and intrigue on every page. Her character development is excellent and her descriptive talents were superb !!!!!

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,403

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

One of the very best audiobook stories EVER!

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

Reviewed: 11-19-15

I have been a member of Audible for over 15 years,,,,I joined at the very beginning.
This book will go down as one of my all time favorites...Excellent storyteller skills by the author...Excellent readers!
I loved Clark, her strengths and her vulnerabilities. I loved Will and wept for what could have been.......Can't wait to begin "After You"......
JoJo Moyes is an excellent Authoress.......

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 13 Hours

  • The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
  • By: Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,108

13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened to it THREE TIMES

  • By LTC R. on 04-14-16

Should be required reading before the next vote.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

It is unbelievable to me that in this great nation of ours .....American citizens were
left undefended. The contract security guards made up of retired Navy Seals, Army Rangers, and other retired military conducted themselves heroically and some lost their lives trying to defend themselves and Ambassador Chris Stevens. This should be
required reading before the next election. The store is told boldly and without bias.
I read this and wept..,,,,

32 of 42 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,653

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Excellent Listen

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

Well Written and presented. I loved the fragility of the main character and how she became stronger as the story progressed. Lots of mystery and mystique.

  • Hell House

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,172

For over 20 years, Belasco House has stood empty. Regarded as the Mt. Everest of haunted houses, its shadowed walls have witnessed scenes of unimaginable horror and depravity. All previous attempts to probe its mysteries have ended in murder, suicide, or insanity.

But now, a new investigation has been launched, bringing four strangers to Belasco House in search of the ultimate secrets of life and death. A wealthy publisher, brooding over his impending death, has paid a physicist and two mediums to establish the facts of life after death once and for all. For one night, they will investigate the Belasco House and learn exactly why the townsfolk refer to it as the Hell House.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Got scary?

  • By Lesley on 06-17-08

Stupid Stupid Stupid

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

I have to say this was one of the worst books I have ever listened to in my 15 year history
with Audible. I always finish my books ....but this was vile. Don't waste your book credit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Widow's Walk

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Barclay
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 13

His name was Garrett Richmond and he had always wanted to live by the ocean. So when the opportunity to buy - and renovate - the old home known as Seaside arrived, he leaped at the chance. Never mind that his friends and family thought he was crazy, he knew he could return this lonely mansion, worn by time, wind, and neglect, to its former beauty. But Seaside was more than just a project; it was spot that had called to him his entire life. And then one night he saw her.…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like jumping off the widow's walk myself.....

  • By Carolann on 05-09-14

Felt like jumping off the widow's walk myself.....

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

Reviewed: 05-09-14

This book started with the promise of a good read.........and went from silly to ridiculous......
I always finish a book I start .............but this was pure punishment..

Dear author...........this was indeed not fine to me......sorry!....

  • The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

  • By: Kelly Harms
  • Narrated by: Reay Kaplan, Suehyla El-Attar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

When their lives and personalities intersect, however, they discover that more than just a million-dollar dream home awaits them at the water’s edge. These three women (oh yes, Aunt Midge comes along for the ride!) arrive at their newfound mansion only to uncover what exactly it means to truly be "home." Filled with wit and charm, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane is Kelly Harms's enchanting and heartfelt debut - a testament to the many, many ways love finds us, the power of a home-cooked meal, and just what it means to be lucky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific debut novel!

  • By Beth on 09-26-13

I sailed away with this book! Terrific read!!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-14

I loved this author.....her voice is wonderful and she puts you right into her story..........
I wasn't only reading...I was feeling...Her characters come alive...the plot was well done and I can't wait to read this author's next book...........So refreshing!!!! Didn't want it to end!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Pub Across the Pond

  • By: Mary Carter
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Carlene Rivers is many things. Dutiful, reliable, kind. Lucky? Not so much. At 30, she’s living a stifling existence in Cleveland, Ohio. Then one day, Carlene buys a raffle ticket. The prize: a pub on the west coast of Ireland. Carlene is stunned when she wins. Everyone else is stunned when she actually goes. As soon as she arrives in Ballybeog, Carlene is smitten, not just by the town’s beguiling mix of ancient and modern but by the welcome she receives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a romance read, disappointing for me.

  • By NCKitkat on 01-15-12

This book is so NOT like the Irish

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

Reviewed: 10-11-11

It is obvious tto me that this writer has never been to Ireland...she portrays the people in her book as a bunch of lazy alchoholic barflys that have only a 4 letter word as vocabulary.

One of the worst reads I've ever chosen...............Sorry

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Foreign Influence

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055

Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created. Unfettered by the oversight of self-serving politicians, it reports only to a secret panel of military insiders. Its job is to target Americas enemies - both foreign and domestic - under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Armand reads...

  • By Anonymous! on 08-17-10

Another winner!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-10

Brad Thor continues to keep me on the edge of my seat!.........The only suggestion I would have..get Scott Brick to read. I am use to Brick reading some of his novels, and he is far superior to this reader.
As listener....I was unable to discern between the male and female in this readers voice........
PS.....The troll is really an intersting character and I hope he continues to show up in future novels.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Encountering Heaven and the Afterlife

  • True Stories from People Who Have Glimpsed the World Beyond
  • By: James L. Garlow, Keith Wall
  • Narrated by: James L. Garlow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

What happens when we die? What is heaven really like? When we arrive, will we know people? What role do angels play in our lives? Can the amazing experiences of everyday people reveal insights into life “on the other side”? Trusted pastor Jim Garlow and experienced journalist Keith Wall believe they can.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Julie Libby on 08-12-12

Stretching It.......

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-10

I do believe in heaven.........but the stories related in this book were more coincidental than anything I found profound.......Maybe only one instance stated...........led me to think this might prove a point...all the rest mundane and uninteresting...........

10 of 17 people found this review helpful