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  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,552

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Long

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

Would you try another book from Paula Hawkins and/or the narrators?

Probably not.

Any additional comments?

I don't think there was an issue with the performances the book was long winded. If it was half as long I might have enjoyed it. The story line just circled around the main characters alcoholism, apologizing for her behavior and broken marriage.

  • The Activist

  • Theodore Boone
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Richard Thomas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

Though he's only 13, Theodore Boone has spent more time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else, and there's always a new adventure waiting. After being falsely accused of vandalism and theft, Theo is happy to finally be out of the hot seat, once more dispensing legal advice to friends and community members, when an exciting new case demands his urgent attention.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable for young and old.

  • By Jennifer on 12-05-13

enjoyable for young and old.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-13

What made the experience of listening to The Activist the most enjoyable?

My 9 year old loves this series. No sexual undertones or needs for parental worry. I can listen to it with her and find it enjoyable also. The dialogue about legal process is educating and appropriately written for children to understand. I recommend this series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Love and War: Volume Two of the North and South Trilogy

  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 42 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

The Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War’s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation. America's master storyteller continues his reign with Love and War, a story steeped in passion and betrayal. With the Confederate and Union armies furiously fighting, the once-steadfast bond between the Main and Hazard families continues to be tested. From opposite sides of the conflict, they face heartache and triumph on the frontlines as they fight for the future of the nation and their loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't believe I haven't read this before...

  • By Erik on 10-21-13

Creative NonFiction

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

Reviewed: 05-17-13

What made the experience of listening to Love and War the most enjoyable?

I am not a fan of history. The characters were dynamic.

Any additional comments?

This is a very long book. So its a good value for the money. The narrator is great. The characters fabulous. I am not sure how historically accurate the story is as I am not into history. However I thoroughly enjoyed the series.

  • The Arctic Incident

  • Artemis Fowl, Book 2
  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,893
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,066

Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he receives an urgent e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafia: his father. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by a familiar nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Right Up My Alley

  • By Ambrose on 02-05-11

Imaginative

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

Reviewed: 02-17-13

If you could sum up The Arctic Incident in three words, what would they be?

Fabulous

What did you like best about this story?

My husband and daughter enjoy listening to this story together.

Have you listened to any of Nathaniel Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. The other Artis Fowl books.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Its nice to look forward to hearing it.

Any additional comments?

Good fun for the family.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Grapes of Wrath

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,287

At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I could give it 10 stars!

  • By P. Minor on 07-18-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-17-13

What did you love best about The Grapes of Wrath?

The story is timeless.

What did you like best about this story?

That the narrator sounded a little like Henry Fonda so it also made the story immediately familiar.

Have you listened to any of Dylan Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. First time I had listened to his work.

Any additional comments?

I listened to this with my 8 year old. There is some cursing but the story is great. She made the observation that the machine of the bank is very similar to the foreclosure crises that we are coming through. Found that pretty insightful for a child. She loved the characters. I loved hearing the story after reading it years before. Its a long book and worth the time.

  • Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Richard Thomas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 996

In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only 13 years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk - and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much - maybe too much - he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic for young audience, Good for adults

  • By Brian on 05-12-11

Enjoyable for adults and children

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

Reviewed: 02-17-13

If you could sum up Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer in three words, what would they be?

Family Fun

What was one of the most memorable moments of Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer?

When Theodore struggled with fighting in school. He is not a fighter but struggled with the concept of sticking up for right vs wrong. A very real everyday struggle for children and adults.

Which character – as performed by Richard Thomas – was your favorite?

The uncle

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Its a book that my daugther and I listen to together.

Any additional comments?

This is a book that can be listened to as a family. The tv is off or in the car the radio is off. Conversation regarding characters and situations in the book follow.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by: Scott Holst
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,023
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,386

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My friends thought I was crazy.

  • By bluecat1861 on 03-23-10

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 12-13-12

What did you love best about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?

It was a fascinating twist on an interesting man.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Henry Sturgis

What about Scott Holst’s performance did you like?

It was great.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and no. It required attention. I needed to listen and couldnt be distracted.

  • The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,515

Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once again this should have disclaimers

  • By yasmine32068 on 08-01-12

keeps you waiting

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

Reviewed: 11-20-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Well spent in that I listen to it at work. However I do not feel compelled to listen to it. The narrators sounds very very young and I imagine the character to be a teenagers and she isnt. She does a great job but for the most part may not have been the right choice. I think the story line is intriguing but its not holding my interest.

What could Molly Harper have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Molly Harper is a great voice over artist. She may not have been the right choice for this character.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

This romance may have been better had another pass been made at proof reading and edit. I may not be the romance novel type but I felt it was weak.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Artemis Fowl

  • Artemis Fowl, Book 1
  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,748

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genuis, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories, they're dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Artemis Fowl (unabridged)

  • By JHawk 77 on 08-19-05

Love love love it

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

Reviewed: 11-20-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is the first in a series. We were looking for a new series for my daughter. I appreciated most of the reviews are from kids so we ordered it. She loved it. Cant stop listening to it. We looked at the second in the series but she also looked at the book. It has drawings, maps etc so she is requesting to read that one. However I am sure she will want the audio also since she loves listening to books. When a book is on she sits on the floor and constructs legos. The tv is off and so is she. Quiet time of brain engagement. This is a wonderful story with adventure and magical lands.

What does Nathaniel Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is a wonderful narrator and brings the characters to life. I have heard him in other books and he is a selling point for the audio.

Any additional comments?

Its a good start to a new fun series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Creatures from Beyond Beyond

  • By: R.L. Stine
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

I didn’t think it was such a great idea when my parents decided the family would spend the summer in a vacant house in a small town called Blairingville. Boringville seemed more like it. But as it turned out, this vacation was anything but boring. It all started when my brother and I looked in that closet marked OFF LIMITS. Now I’ve got a monster breathing down my neck!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Aliens, Dinosaurs, Frankenstiens, Mind Control +++

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-14-17

Beyong good

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

Reviewed: 09-28-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Creatures from Beyond Beyond to be better than the print version?

Havent read the print version. With the goosebumps we always like the audio's. Brings an old radio feel to the event.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful