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  • The Third Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,414

In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife's death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface. The divorces from his two previous wives had been amicable, or so it seemed; his children, all five of them, were resilient as ever, or so he thought. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious at best

  • By Stephanie Villanueva on 09-25-18

Boring Book

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

The writing is good, and kept me interested. I kept kept with the book, because I wanted to find out what really happened. What really happened was so disappointing it actually irritated me that I had stayed with this book to the end.

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  • Britt-Marie Was Here

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,420

Britt-Marie can't stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at 63, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless 40-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem

  • By Sara on 05-12-16

Amazing ... Britt-Marie is just ... Amazing

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Compelling story and the characters are so rich. I think for the rest of my life I'm going to say, "how do you say? A lemon up their a$$." The statements of the characters just light you up. Everyone should read this book. I don't care who you are, you will come away with a healthy respect for how one woman can touch so many lives while she finds her own way.

  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,943

Will Robie and Jessica Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. They're the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. And through every mission, one man has always had their backs: their handler, code-named Blue Man. But now, Blue Man is missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep 'em Coming!

  • By shelley on 11-15-17

Not as good as the first 4 books in this series

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

What made the experience of listening to End Game the most enjoyable?

The mystery was good, excellent as usual. Also the narrators were great.

If you’ve listened to books by David Baldacci before, how does this one compare?

This book didn't match up to the rest of the books in the series. Mostly because he had to go so graphically into the sexual encounters. I'm not a prude and I'm okay with it in books like the Outlander and romance novels. I read Baldacci for the mystery and the action, not for the "action". I felt like it really detracted from the overall effect of the book.

What about Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

They were great. I've listened to many books with them.

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

Other than being put off by the sex scenes (wrong kind of book for that) it was a normal Baldacci mystery. I like them have read most of his books even the ones that aren't spy/cop mysteries.

  • Redemption Road

  • A Novel
  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,197

Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After 13 years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen.... This is a town on the brink. This is Redemption Road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unable to let go.

  • By Liz on 06-02-17

Who did it? Read it and find out!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

Would you listen to Redemption Road again? Why?

It was great, but I don't listen to things again. Too many that I haven't read or listened to too. If someone wanted to listen to it with me, I would not mind at all. It was well narrated and a well written book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elisabeth is the main character and she was well developed, but that is always one of the usually choices for favorite character. I thought Adrian was as well developed as Elisabeth and I really liked him.

Which scene was your favorite?

Hard to say a scene in a book like this is your favorite, I guess the scene at the church at the end, it brings everything together.

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

Horrified at the sickness that exist in the world and at how people can justify their behaviors.

Any additional comments?

I've read every book John Hart has written. If you like mysteries you owe it to yourself to check him out. Great writer.

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  • The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons

  • Bernie Rhodenbarr, Book 11
  • By: Lawrence Block
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Ever since The Burglar on the Prowl climbed the best seller lists in 2004, fans have been clamoring for a new book featuring the lighthearted and light-fingered Bernie Rhodenbarr. Now everybody's favorite burglar returns in an 11th adventure that finds him and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser breaking into houses, apartments, and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a dead body, all stretched out on a Trent Barling carpet....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As usual, corny but very funny.

  • By MidwestGeek on 05-15-14

Slow …

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

Reviewed: 10-08-14

If you could sum up The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons in three words, what would they be?

Slow, interesting, boring

If you’ve listened to books by Lawrence Block before, how does this one compare?

Not as exciting as bast Burglar novels.

Which scene was your favorite?

The final exposure

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

No

Any additional comments?

I've alway loved Block's Burglar novels, and always recommend them to people, but this one was slow that it was almost painful.

  • Iron House

  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701

He would go to Hell.... At the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, there was nothing but time. Time to burn and time to kill, time for two young orphans to learn that life isn’t won without a fight. Julian survives only because his older brother, Michael, is fearless and fiercely protective. When tensions boil over and a boy is brutally killed, there is only one sacrifice left for Michael to make: He flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Half-Harted

  • By AnonymousNC on 07-14-11

Surprising, dark, exciting, touching

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

Reviewed: 08-29-14

Where does Iron House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the better.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Iron House?

The discussion between Michael and Jessep.

What about Scott Sowers’s performance did you like?

Great voice, and good at accents.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

John Hart is an amazing author. Fell in love with his writing with the Last Child and Downriver.

  • The Didymus Contingency

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 757

If you could go back in time...and witness any event...where would you go? When Dr. Tom Greenbaum faces that question after successfully discovering the secret to time travel, he knows the time, place, and event he will witness: the death and failed resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. David Goodman, Tom's colleague and closest friend follows Tom into the past, attempting to avert a time-space catastrophe, but forces beyond their control toss them into a dangerous end game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected at all.

  • By Wesley on 12-17-13

Great idea for a story.

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

If you could sum up The Didymus Contingency in three words, what would they be?

Intriguing, exciting, challenging.

What other book might you compare The Didymus Contingency to and why?

The door into summer by Robert Heinlein. Although Heinlein's book didn't deal with the spiritual side of things, it did talk to the concept of a paradox due to time travel. I have always found the concept of time travel intriguing. Timeline is another one that I liked.

What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

The performance was great.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Have watch will travel.

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  • The Uncommon Reader

  • By: Alan Bennett
  • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

When the queen chases a straying corgi through the grounds of Buckingham Palace, she happens upon the City of Westminster travelling library, and begins a journey of discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poignant and full of wit.

  • By Angus on 11-03-07

Ho Hum

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, it was kind of boring.

If you’ve listened to books by Alan Bennett before, how does this one compare?

I haven't listened to books by him.

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

No

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

A friend of mine liked and recommended it. I trust her opinion, however in this case we didn't see eye to eye.

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  • The Invention of Wings

  • A Novel
  • By: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,038

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!

  • By Jan on 01-09-14

Oh My I Couldn't Stop

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

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

Yes I would recommend this book. It was enthralling. I couldn't stop listening. The voice changes between the two girls and later women was compelling. Even though I often wanted to cry for, rage for, and scream at the world for these two. I just had to know what was going to happen next.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invention of Wings?

When handful struck back.

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

This narrator was new to me.

If you could take any character from The Invention of Wings out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Handful. She was the most resilient person.