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  • Black Rabbit Hall

  • By: Eve Chase
  • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe, Katie Scarfe, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

Amber Alton knows that the hours pass differently at Black Rabbit Hall, her London family's country estate, where no two clocks read the same. Summers there are perfect, timeless. Not much ever happens. Until, of course, it does. More than three decades later, Lorna is determined to be married within the grand, ivy-covered walls of Pencraw Hall, known as Black Rabbit Hall among the locals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good story in the Kate Morton school of writing.

  • By S.Edwards on 02-29-16

If you love Kate Morton

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

If you love Kate Morton, Black Rabbit Hall is a must read. Like Morton, Eve Chase weaves together rich characters with scenery so breathtaking, it almost becomes a character itself. The storyline made me never want to pause. I loved this book and look forward to more books by this author.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,929
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,912

Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: she's gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and sexy beyond his wildest dreams. Joe needs to have her, and he'll stop at nothing to do so. As he begins to insinuate himself into her life - her friendships, her email, her phone - she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom-made for her. So when her boyfriend, Benji, mysteriously disappears, Beck and Joe fall into a tumultuous affair. But there's more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This. Book.

  • By Em on 07-17-15

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-29-16

What a disappointment that was. After hanging on for what seemed an eternity and hinting at a more sinister plot and additional shady characters, we are left with nothing but bland obvious facts. This book is tedious, and I finished it because I kept waiting for some big reveal that was hinted at. It never happened. I do not write many reviews, but I have a need to be as bluntly obvious as this book. Do not waste your time, money or credit on this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,946

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

The part I expected is Amy Poehler is funny. If you didn't already know this, you will figure it out by listening to this book. The part I didn't expect was what an interesting deeply personal story this would be. I was particularly moved by her story of Anastasia and the apology so much so I am now a huge fan of Anastasia as a person. However, Poehler gives insights into many parts of her life and discovery of truths we all need to know. This book is more than worth your time and credit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Closer Than You Think

  • Faith Corcoran, Book 1
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 28 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,444

Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who's made her life a nightmare for the past year--desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare for far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother's old house in Cincinnati offers a sanctuary in which she can start her life anew but requires that she face dark memories that resonate to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hard to stop listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-15

Too Long

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

I haven't written a review in a while. T he reason I wanted to do so in this case is because I got caught up in the story. Then it just fizzled. The momentum and storyline just went in all different directions. There was also a lot of redundancy. Honestly, this book might be ok if it were abridged, but even though I normally love a long novel, this one was tough to finish.

  • Leaving Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,948

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

Unexpected and moving to the core

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

Reviewed: 11-20-14

What did you love best about Leaving Time?

It's hard to say. I was both enthralled in a mystery and moved by the knowledge of the complex nature of elephants.

What other book might you compare Leaving Time to and why?

There is only one I can think of, and I am not going to say because it would be a spoiler. I could not have predicted the well thought out conclusion of this book, and I hope others will have the same experience.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

All were well done, but Serenity was my favorite narrative part.

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

Through Your Eyes

Any additional comments?

If you're a mother, this book will haunt you and give you a deeper understanding of the connection between all of us. For anyone, you will have a deep respect and much greater understanding of animals, elephants in particular.

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  • Intensity

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909

Past midnight, Chyna Shepherd, 26, gazed out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend's family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Forman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed "homicidal adventurer", Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits, to live with intensity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best Koontz Books!

  • By Connie on 01-28-09

Simplicity vs Intensity or Good vs Great

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

Reviewed: 12-08-11

The story really is very good. However, the title implies so much more than actually happens; especially at the end. While it is very entertaining and "intense" at times. The ending just wraps up with more simplicity than intensity. In my opinion, it was half-hearted even considering the character wrap up.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You're Next

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,333

Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This guy is really cheesy

  • By Randall on 08-03-16

Not a dull moment!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-11

The background story was fantastic, the main story was great, the characters were well developed and I absolutely couldn't stop listening. This one definitely is worth the 5 stars on all counts!

3 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • State of Wonder

  • A Novel
  • By: Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,409

Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!

  • By F. B. Herron on 06-10-11

Slow and disconnected

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-11

I hate saying this, but I just never got what was so spectacular about this book. The characters were not compelling to me at all. So much of it seemed to be whiny and takes a very long time to really explain what's going on. I found nothing to make me latch on to the characters enough to care about them. I did finish it, but I simply did not like it and don't understand the rave reviews.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow of the Wind

  • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,943
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,963

Barcelona, 1945: Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his 11th birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Have the book handy

  • By Rebecca on 07-17-05

Great story, Not fast paced, Piano annoying!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-11

The story was unique, interesting and had many well developed characters. At times it was a bit slow, but I must say it may just be that I paused so many times because of the piano music along with the dialog. The music was completely inappropriate in that it did nothing to set the mood, was so loud and going on at the same time as the narration (there was no fade, etc.) that I had A LOT of trouble understanding the dialog. It didn't help to increase the volume, because the music volume increased as well. I may just read the book to enjoy it more. Otherwise, I think it should be re-recorded or re-released with out the music.

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  • Holiday Classics by O. Henry

  • By: O. Henry
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,025
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

When it comes to the holidays, no story brings us back to the true spirit of giving like O. Henry’s classic "The Gift of the Magi". So this year we’ve asked some of your favorite Audible narrators—Audie Award winners Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, and Jonathan Davis—to bring to life this timeless tale, plus two more of O. Henry’s gems: "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Last Leaf", in this holiday collection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You

  • By Sherry on 12-12-10

Merry Christmas!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-10

Thank you Audible! This was a very nice surprise. The bonuses and gifts Audible provides make a real difference. :-)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful