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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,655
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,401

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Awesome.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

I have never played a video game in my life, but I loved this story.
Five stars.
Stellar.

  • Cujo

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125

Cujo is a 200-pound Saint Bernard, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. One day Cujo chases a rabbit into a cave inhabited by sick bats. What happens to Cujo, how he becomes a horrifying vortex inescapably drawing in all the people around him, makes for one of the most heart-stopping novels Stephen King has ever written.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad narrator ruined a good book

  • By Tina B on 09-24-17

Fantastic.-

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Stellar book, great narrator. One of King's best. I listened to it all in 48 hours. Five stars.

  • The Lying Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,449

On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa's dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick - and to her horror, Isa discovers it's not a stick at all...but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • REALLY LET DOWN, I'm not gonna lie! (No spoilers)

  • By Very disappointed on 07-27-17

Not Ruth Ware's best.

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I really struggled to finish it. Too much angst and countless time devoted to a cranky breastfeeding baby. Wasn't int

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,749

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely needed the trigger warning, but..

  • By Hillary on 02-01-16

one of the most gripping thrillers I've ever heard!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-16

Karin Slaughter is brilliant! Her books charge along at breakneck speed, keeping you glued to the tale and breathless... Pretty Girls was the first book I ever listened to by her, and I devoured the rest of her books in quick succession. She has no fear, writes like a man where brutality, facts and logic are needed, and with all the grasp of human emotions that the best female authors can convey where it is called for. I cannot say enough how much I appreciate and love her writing. Enjoy!!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger Within

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,650

Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons. So why is she arrested for murder? Things are not as Callie hoped they would be and she struggles to be accepted as part of James' family, and to keep hidden the secrets that could destroy her future. As her life spirals out of control, setting in motion a chain of events with devastating consequences, Callie is forced to question how well we ever really know ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-30-16

The Bloody English

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-16

They make more coffee and more tea in this book than you could possibly believe; complete with descriptions about how each cup tastes.
Callie's decisions are so painfully stupid I want to slap her, but it's like watching a train wreck. You have to see it through to the end.

73 of 82 people found this review helpful