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  • The Stranger

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,799
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,798

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar or a parking lot or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The worst Coben book among the many I've heard

  • By Ed on 04-22-16

Boring

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Not good for me.... starts out every slow....boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring

  • Step on a Crack

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: John Slattery, Reg Rogers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434

NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is about to take on the most sinister challenge of his career. The nation has fallen into mourning after the unexpected death of a beloved former first lady, and the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped within one man's brilliant and cold-blooded scenario.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • more great suspense

  • By Michael on 02-12-07

suspense with emotion

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

Reviewed: 06-04-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Step on a Crack to be better than the print version?

great dialog with kidnapper. a lot of emotion with the family(wife and the kids).

What other book might you compare Step on a Crack to and why?

none

Which character – as performed by John Slattery and Reg Rogers – was your favorite?

both the kidnapper and the detective

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes, sad(the wife)

  • Shady Palms

  • By: Allen Dusk
  • Narrated by: Rose Caraway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 422

A sleazy motel, burrowed on the edge of town, is haunted by rumors of dead hookers found between mattresses and peep holes drilled through walls. When Special Agent Daniels targets the motel during an investigation, the nefarious owner, Sanjay, must scramble to conceal evidence of his own dark deeds. Just when he believes things can't get any worse, motel guests begin to vanish without a trace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay.

  • By PJPackwood on 05-12-14

good but to much sex

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

Reviewed: 06-24-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

maybe, good sci-fi but to much sex in the beginning and in detail

Who was your favorite character and why?

the Indian guy

What about Rose Caraway’s performance did you like?

yes

Did Shady Palms inspire you to do anything?

find a woman

  • Undead and Unwed

  • Queen Betsy, Book 1
  • By: MaryJanice Davidson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,387
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,333

Waking up in a tacky coffin and wearing off-brand shoes, Betsy Taylor can't believe the horrible turn her life has taken; then she discovers she's a vampire. Soon, Betsy becomes a participant in a power struggle between the forces of darkness. With only her friend Jessica and the hunky vampire Sinclair to help her, this new "Queen of Vampires" will have a tough time getting her afterlife straight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a fun book!

  • By Book Professor on 09-20-09

wise Ass

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

Reviewed: 06-03-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, it funny

What other book might you compare Undead and Unwed to and why?

no

Which character – as performed by Nancy Wu – was your favorite?

main character and all the rest

Who was the most memorable character of Undead and Unwed and why?

Betsy, she is funny and a street talker

Any additional comments?

none, it's all goof

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31,634
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26,816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,445

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Crap minus the Holy

  • By Penny on 05-21-12

What's coming next

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

Reviewed: 02-09-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

no, better books to listen to. I was just courious about the book, since many people commented on this book.

If you’ve listened to books by E. L. James before, how does this one compare?

no

What aspect of Becca Battoe’s performance would you have changed?

none

Was Fifty Shades of Grey worth the listening time?

no

Any additional comments?

did the author get payed by how many words he wrote? Ex: communication between emails, from, to, subject.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,930

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

name changing

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

Reviewed: 01-20-13

Would you listen to The Witness again? Why?

yes, in the future.

What did you like best about this story?

the way Liz hack into everybody's business.

What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

information

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no, I drive and listen.

Any additional comments?

good performance by the narrater

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Threat Vector

  • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,340

Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Clancy that gave us Clear & Present...

  • By Charles Atkinson on 12-15-12

should be a movie

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

Reviewed: 01-12-13

What did you love best about Threat Vector?

the suspense thoughout the book

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

yes, every chapter

Have you listened to any of Lou Diamond Phillips’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, as always great

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

terror in cyber space

Any additional comments?

the advanture of each chapter interacting

  • Eragon

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,249

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Saphira's voice sounds like Yoda!

  • By Kari on 04-27-14

now a day writer

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

Reviewed: 12-29-12

What made the experience of listening to Eragon the most enjoyable?

story line

What was one of the most memorable moments of Eragon?

when the first time he learn magic

Have you listened to any of Gerard Doyle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

to many

Any additional comments?

it's a shame that a now a day writer use modern word into a well past creation (miles, titanic, hours)

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,000
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,975

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

fantastic

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

What did you love best about A Storm of Swords?

narrator, character voice changing

What other book might you compare A Storm of Swords to and why?

book 1 and book 2

Which character – as performed by Roy Dotrice – was your favorite?

John Snow

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, but couldn't, I listen to the book while driving.

Any additional comments?

narrator does on hell of job

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,498

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a blast

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-12

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

What made the experience of listening to Wizard's First Rule the most enjoyable?

Narrator

Who was your favorite character and why?

the wizard

Which scene was your favorite?

ending

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

toward the end of the book

Any additional comments?

it was slow at the beginning, then got more exciting toward the end