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  • Second Grave on the Left

  • Charley Davidson, Book 2
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,020

When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happens if you get scared half to death twice

  • By Judy on 09-23-11

I'm in love with Reyes

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

Reviewed: 10-01-11

LOL. I am truely just drawn into these books. She has a third book out, and after the ending of this book, I'm dying to read it, but Audible doesn't have it. I'm going to have to go out and (*gasp*) spend money buying it at Amazon. I love the mix of humor, mystery, romance, and the supernatural in this book. Actually, I just finished listening to books one and two a second time.

  • Swimsuit

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 219

Syd, a breathtakingly beautiful supermodel on a photo shoot in Hawaii, disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents travel to Hawaii to investigate for themselves, never expecting the horror that awaits them...A heart-pounding story of fear and desire, Swimsuit transports listeners to a chilling new territory where the collision of beauty and murder transforms paradise into a hell of unspeakable horrors.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DISAPPOINTING AND DISGUSTING!

  • By Julie on 07-21-09

Very suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 09-02-11

I was very into the characters. I found myself really worried about them at times and parts of the book were hard to listen to because I didn't like what happened to some of the characters. I know it's fiction but that is how well the characters were written. lol

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • First Grave on the Right

  • Charley Davidson, Book 1
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,555

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light”. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great choice for Stephanie, Lorelai or Buffy fans!

  • By Austin gal on 03-07-12

Hilarious

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

Reviewed: 09-02-11

This book ended way too soon for me. This was my first Darynda Jones book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've already determined to get the second one but while on my way home I had extra time to fill so I started this book over again. Loved it! :)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • True Grit

  • By: Charles Portis
  • Narrated by: Donna Tartt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,875

Mattie Ross, a 14-year-old girl from Dardanelle, Arkansas, sets out to avenge her Daddy who was shot to death by a no-good outlaw. Mattie convinces one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest U.S. marshal in the land, to ride along with her. In True Grit, we have a true American classic, as young Mattie, as vital as she is innocent, outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten men of the trail in a legend that will last through the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So worth it!

  • By Tommygaus on 12-29-10

The story may have been good, but not the narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-20-11

I couldn't finish the book because I couldn't get past the narrator. My mind kept wandering thinking about how annoying the narration was, so I would miss parts of the story and not know what was going on. I finally decided to quit torturing myself and just get a new book. Sorry. I heard the story was excellent, might have to actually read this on my own to experience that.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Vampire's Tango

  • By: Michele Hauf
  • Narrated by: Montana Chase
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 84

Vampire Alexandre Renard never met a more intriguing woman than Veronica Marshall. He waited for weeks for the mysterious woman to make her move...and wasn't disappointed when they shared a seductive dance at a Paris tango club. Their passion made him want to savor their embrace forever--even though he knew that Veronica was a slayer waiting for her chance to destroy him....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By decembergrit on 03-23-10

Not the worst...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-10

It wasn't the worst book I ever read (aka: listened to) but I couldn't bring myself to give it more than 2 stars. I think part of it for me was the narrator. She spoke TOO slowly and TOO carefully during the narration portions of the story. It was incredibly annoying. I generally don't mind when people do accents in narration, either, but the one used in this story was a bit much, too.

  • Dead Until Dark

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,519
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,543

Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Vampire Said ....

  • By Pamela on 07-24-08

I enjoyed this book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-10

Yes, I'm one of "those" who have been hooked on Twilight and a friend of mine told me I should read the Sookie Stackhouse series. I just finished listening to this book, the first in the series, and I like it. It's different from what I've been listening to, so I guess that's why I have some hesitation, but overall I thought it was a great book. I usually can guess what's coming next or "who dunnit" but this one caught me by surprise. I also REALLY liked the narrators voices for each of the characters. I really liked the way she did Bill's voice and the cadence of his speech. I already downloaded book 2. I'm looking forward to listening to it. :)

  • Devil Bones

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

In a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery - a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other relics of religious ceremonies. In the center of the shrine is the skull of a teenage girl. Meanwhile, on a nearby lakeshore, the headless body of a teenage boy is found by a man walking his dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Devil Bones

  • By gwennieg on 09-07-08

Good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-09

I've read several of the reviews here before I listened to this book and I had them in the back of my head the whole time. I disagree with some of the more critical reviews. I think this narrator has read some of Kathy Reich's books before. Her voice sounded familiar. I didn't mind listening to her at all. Some people said she was monotone, I didn't think so. She read some parts with a southern accent, which some reviewers didn't like, but I've heard many narrators do that. Again, I had no problem with it. Kathy Reichs typically gives in depth explainations about subjects in her books. Some reviewers had a problem with that, as well. I think it's just something you get from a Kathy Reich's book. I'm the kind of person who likes to know much more about things, so I don't mind the explainations. Overall I thought this was a good book. I think she's written others that I liked more, but I still enjoyed this one and was surprised by the ending. I would recommend this to other fans of Kathy Reichs.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Around the World in 80 Days

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953

Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne's hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous narration for Verne Classic

  • By Gary on 05-03-05

Jim Dale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-08

I just love Jim Dale's voice. He brings this story to life. My only critism is that his "Frenchman" sounds a little German. Still, it was a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Envy

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,847

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Envy

  • By DMHVetSurveyor on 05-26-07

Gripping, thrilling, enthralling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-08

This is the first Sandra Brown book I've read and I'm ready to read them ALL at this point. I was so taken in by the characters and rivited by the story. I couldn't wait to get in my car every morning and every afternoon to continue hearing more of it. This is one of those stories I could read again and still be captivated by the story. I loved it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Break No Bones

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Dorothee Berryman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

The inspiration for the hit Fox series Bones, Kathy Reichs explores another high-stakes crime from today's headlines, in a case that lands forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan in the middle of a gruesome international scheme.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unbearable Narrator

  • By Meridith on 12-13-07

Liked the book, not so much the narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-08

For the first couple of chapters the narrator's accent bugged me, but I got used to it. It was very slight, but it was noticable in the beginning. Otherwise the book was great. Another "page turner" from Kathy Reichs.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful