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  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,547

This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Completed Stephen King Novel

  • By Meaghan Bynum on 02-20-12

The Stand Stands out

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

Reviewed: 04-01-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Stand to be better than the print version?

No it was not better just more like listening to a movie.I think the characters did come more alive listening, especially trashcan man. I enjoy both reading and listening to books. It depends on how much time I have as to whether I listen or read.

What did you like best about this story?

The development of the story and characters. King does an exceptional job of intermingling good and evil in everyday chores and life.

What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

The best voices I have heard in a long time. There were so many main characters and each voice shined. Great listen.

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

I had read this book when it first was published, so not too many surprises. I did find listening that I did laugh some at Randal's antics.

Any additional comments?

I mainly listened to this book because of the added pages originally left out from the 1st publication. It was well worth it....Highly entertaining..

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,404

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Stephen King I've Heard

  • By Scott on 02-10-10

Vintage King

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-09

Great to read a Stephen King novel again that harkens back to some of his tried and true charactors and personalities. Many times I felt like I had meant these people before, just in a different place. Pace was good and the narration was spot on. A little on the long side, sometimes felt like the story was repeating itself, but really worth the listen.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Road Dogs

  • By: Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Jack Foley is serving a 30-year sentence in a Miami penitentiary, but he's made an unlikely friend on the inside who just might be able to do something about that. Fellow inmate Cundo Rey, an extremely wealthy Cuban criminal, arranges for Foley's sentence to be reduced from 30 years to three months, and when Jack is released just two weeks ahead of Cundo, he agrees to wait for him in Venice Beach, California.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty fine Elmore Leonard.

  • By Richard Delman on 07-26-12

Unconventional

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-09

The charactors in this book are so unconventional and it feels like we are just getting a peek into their lives. But that is always the case with Elmore Leonard books. Just a taste to keep you coming back for more. Enjoyable, but not complete.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,011
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,871
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,887

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

enlighting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-09

I was a teenager during the 60's and this book helped me understand the many different angles to civil rights. The narrative was spot on and helped me feel each charactors fear and triumph. Great listen!!!

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,084

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery with Wonderful Characters

  • By Robert on 12-22-08

Outstanding

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-09

Very well read and twists and turns throughout. If you like diverse charactors and family secrets this is the book for you. Can't wait to read the next in this series.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful