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  • The Fifth Gospel

  • A Novel
  • By: Ian Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,809

In 2004, as Pope John Paul II's reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting on the outskirts of Rome. The same night a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex Andreou, a Greek Catholic priest who lives inside the Vatican with his five-year-old son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Necessary Review of a Masterpiece

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-25-16

Not as good as I thought it would be

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

Reviewed: 06-30-15

I'm not sure if it was the narrator or just the book itself, but I found this rather boring. I was expecting a little more suspense but this seemed to fall flat. I found myself easily distracted while listening and would have to rewind to figure out what I had missed. I ended up abandoning it at about half way and moved on to something else. I did like the parts around the Shroud and other Christian histories so there is that. Maybe if I had read The Rule of Four I would have gotten more out of this one, but I don't think that would have helped the narration.

  • Zoo

  • By: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,388

All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it's too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really very good

  • By Trina on 08-10-16

Loved the premise but........

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

Reviewed: 10-02-12

I so wanted to love this story. The idea is great but it falls short. It almost seems like the authors wanted to do much more but got lazy. The narrator did a heck of a job keeping me listening though.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wolf Gift

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,344

A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer... An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency... A chance encounter between two unlikely people... An idyllic night - shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked - bitten - by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nietzsche in Wolf's Clothing/Philosophy or Horror

  • By Mel on 02-16-12

Not her best.....

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

Reviewed: 03-20-12

I was really looking forward to Anne Rice going back to the style and genre that made her a household name, but this one seems to have fallen flat. I was hoping she would make her debut into the world of werewolves as exciting and sexy as her witches and vampires. Maybe it gets better as the series continues but I wasn't sucked in like I was with her other books.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,782

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

Captivating!!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-11

I have been a Stephen King fan since I started reading novels as a child. I was around 8 years old when I read Salem's Lot! This is definitely a favorite. No, it isn't a "scary" story but more suspense. The research was well done and incorporated into the story seamlessly. During the whole book I was wondering "What will happen once he does what he came to do?" I was not disappointed at the end. According to Mr. King's afterword, it was his son, Joe Hill, that helped come up with the ending. Brilliant!! I so hope this is made into a mini-series. It's probably too long and involved for a 2-3 hour movie. If you are a fan, get this book. You won't be disappointed!

  • The Expected One

  • By: Kathleen McGowan
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the French Pyrenees: the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, her version of the life of Jesus and the events of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of L'Attendu, the Expected One.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the Expected One (unabridged)

  • By Sheila on 02-19-09

I enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-11

I read some of the other reviews and wonder why anyone would read something when they aren't interested in the subject matter. Some complained that this book rides on the wave of popularity of the DaVinci Code. If you think there are too many books like that out there, why read another one? I enjoyed this book as well as Dan Brown's. I like this author's take on the subject. I think the history is solid and how she wove the story together makes it very entertaining. I was happy to find that this is part of a series. I look forward to the next one. My advice to other readers is if you are looking for another Dan Brown, this isn't it. If you are looking for a good story that keeps you wanting more, this just might be a good fit. But as is the case with Dan Brown, you must keep an open mind.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Go the F--k to Sleep

  • By: Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
  • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,824
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,682

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson ( Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

Samuel L. Jackson is the best!!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-11

I would give this book 10 stars just based on Samuel L Jackson's performance alone!! It is not for kids but for parents who have sat up with a toddler hell-bent on sucking the very life out of you through sleep deprivation. I LOVE THIS BOOK!! I got a copy for my sister who just had a baby. She also has a 3 year old that hasn't quite adjusted to not being the center of the universe anymore. When I saw it had been put in audio and narrated by Mr. Jackson, I had to have it! No one else could have captured the pure frustration portrayed by the author. Absolute perfection!!