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Seattle, WA USA
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  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,497

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

GoT is the best. Roy Dotrice is fantastic.

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

GoT is the best. Roy Dotrice is fantastic. review needs 15 words so there. word.

  • Before I Go to Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: S. J. Watson
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,917
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,919

"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me...." Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A terrifying story

  • By Sara on 09-18-13

great!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

this was really engaging and it kept me guessing up until the end. good read!

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,957

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Absurd!

  • By K. Dale on 09-13-18

good, but jumped the shark

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

Reviewed: 09-22-17

I enjoyed the book, and it was engaging even through the end. I felt that the culpret was easy to identify fairly early, but the author did a decent job making me wonder if i was wrong. the overall conclusion was a bit much, even before the very last chapter. the final reveal/twist (not sure what to call it without giving something away) really pushed it over the edge. i went from thinking it was just a little crazy to feeling pretty let down that the last "twist" and resulting actions by the protagonist were totally implausible.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • While You Were Sleeping

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 991

Tara Logan adores her perfect little family: husband, Noah, and two children, teenager Rosie and 11-year-old Spencer. But her happiness is shattered when she wakes in her neighbour Lee Jacobs' bed, with no memory of how she got there or what happened between them. And worse - he has been stabbed to death. Convinced she didn't kill Lee, Tara flees home and stays silent, holding her breath as the investigation grips the neighbourhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Croft does it again! Outstanding British Mystery!

  • By Karen Ross on 12-06-17

plot holes galore

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

I could barely finish. the whole thing was nonsensical, with so many plot holes and ridiculous characters.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • My Notorious Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Manning
  • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

A brilliant rendering of a scandalous historical figure, Kate Manning's My Notorious Life is an ambitious, thrilling novel introducing Axie Muldoon, a fiery heroine for the ages. Axie's story begins on the streets of 1860s New York. The impoverished child of Irish immigrants, she grows up to become one of the wealthiest and most controversial women of her day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling story, but an awful reader

  • By Kristin on 11-16-15

good story

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

great story, a little graphic at times. didn't love the breathy reading when voicing characters other than the protagonist