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Zoe C. Johnson

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  • Sharkman

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 802

Kwan Wilson was a high school basketball star living in San Diego when a tragic accident changed his life in ways no one could predict. He only looked at his phone for a few seconds, but that was all the time it took to crash his car into a telephone pole, killing his mother and paralyzing him from the waist down. After the accident, his father, Admiral Douglas Wilson, sent him off to live with his maternal grandmother in South Florida.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • There are a lot of fantastic books in the world,

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-26-18

YA YA YA!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

This book is a YA novel, coming of age story? that features a huge dose of G*d. If I were 50 years younger or maybe even just 30, I might have enjoyed it, as it was I found it awfully juvenile.

  • Bitter Harvest

  • A Woman's Fury, a Mother's Sacrifice
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

In 1995, a fire burned the mansion of Dr. Debora Green and Dr. Michael Farrar. Killed by the flames were 12-year-old Tim and his six-year-old sister Kelly. When Michael returned to the scene, he had lost more than his children and his home. Until that summer, they had it all - a happy marriage, successful medical practices, three beautiful children. Then they went on a trip to Peru. There, they met Celeste Walker, whose husband John was also a doctor. After that trip, nothing was the same again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book, audio equally as good!

  • By James Keesling on 05-22-10

Sad that this is abridged.

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I bet that this was a really great book unabridged. Too bad that the only version in modern formats is abridged. Bad audible.

  • Complicated

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,998

When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse. Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority. Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that's perfect for them - a sleepy little town in Nebraska.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complicated was a pleasure to my senses!

  • By Kara Hildebrand on 05-02-17

Soft porn, but billed as a mystery romance

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Um, no, the characters are mean and bitter. The continuous sex detracts from keeping the story moving,

Would you ever listen to anything by Kristen Ashley again?

NO

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrators were lost between the sex scenes and unbelievable during them.

What character would you cut from Complicated?

Cut all of them.ugh

Any additional comments?

Ugh. This thing should have been labeled better. I wanted to like the story but the sex was distracting and to graphin to be pleasant.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Once Gone

  • A Riley Paige Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Blake Pierce
  • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Women are turning up dead on the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is on paid leave, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes onboard.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent Thriller

  • By Big Cheese on 11-28-17

Utterly implausible

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

What would have made Once Gone better?

Believable characters. Plausible situations.

What was most disappointing about Blake Pierce’s story?

The characters and plot could be generated by a really old computer program or a very stupid AI. The characters are stock and thinly drawn. People behave in a caricatured way. There way to much graphic violence.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Elaine Wise?

Someone who speaks with an american accent.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I hate the detective in jeopardy plotline. And the continuing threat from an evil offstage character. YUCK.

  • Finding God in the Waves

  • How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science
  • By: Mike McHargue
  • Narrated by: Mike McHargue
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

In Finding God in the Waves, "Science Mike" draws on his personal experience to tell the unlikely story of how science led him back to faith. Among other revelations, we learn what brain scans reveal about what happens when we pray; how fundamentalism affects the psyche; and how God is revealed not only in scripture but in the night sky, in subatomic particles, and in us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened Straight Through!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-08-17

Great if you have doubts but want to stay a Christ

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

What did you like best about Finding God in the Waves? What did you like least?

The author seems like a nice guy.

Would you be willing to try another book from Mike McHargue? Why or why not?

This guy is way to Christian and churchy for me.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

Was Finding God in the Waves worth the listening time?

Not sure yet. Need to think more.

Any additional comments?

This guy is a Rob Bell fan. I find that scary. Rob Bell is very anti science.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Lightkeepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Abby Geni
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 702

In The Lightkeepers, we follow Miranda, a nature photographer who travels to the Farallon Islands, an exotic and dangerous archipelago off the coast of California, for a one-year residency capturing the landscape. Her only companions are the scientists studying there, odd and quirky refugees from the mainland living in rustic conditions; they document the fish populations around the island, the bold trio of sharks called the Sisters that hunt the surrounding waters, and the overwhelming bird population....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spooky and Strange

  • By Sara on 10-20-16

This is NOT a mystery

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

What did you love best about The Lightkeepers?

The introspection of the main characher was fascinating.

What other book might you compare The Lightkeepers to and why?

I am not sure what to compare it to, because It was advertised as a mystery and it most definitely not.

Which scene was your favorite?

I liked the post script because it did solve what mystery there was.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

A death towards the end was necessary to the plot but the manner was horrific.

Any additional comments?

I really like this book, but I am not sure why. I found the main character almost frightening with her closed in personality.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Consultant

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Ramiz Monsef
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 746

CompWare is in serious trouble after a promised merger falls through, so they do what other businesses have done to bolster their public image: They hire a consulting firm to review and streamline their business practices.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed - the book was

  • By Mary Meadows on 02-09-16

Filth and Tedious Filth at that

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

What disappointed you about The Consultant?

The book has a graphic rape and the evil is unrelenting and tedious

Has The Consultant turned you off from other books in this genre?

Certainly and possibly also Audible. It is pure crap and I want nothing to do with it or audible after this, It is misrepresented in blurb and should have never been sold as a dead of the day.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NO

Any additional comments?

I hate this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Florida Roadkill

  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 656

Sunshine State trivia buff Serge A. Storms loves eliminating jerks and pests. His drug-addled partner Coleman loves cartoons. Hot stripper Sharon Rhodes loves cocaine, especially when purchased with rich dead men's money. On the other hand, there's Sean and David, who love fishing and are kind to animals - and who are about to cross paths with a suitcase filled with $5 million in stolen insurance money. Serge wants the suitcase. Sharon wants the suitcase. Coleman wants more drugs... and the suitcase.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its a Mad Mad Mad Florida!

  • By Mark on 09-26-11

Worst book in a long time

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

What would have made Florida Roadkill better?

Less violence. Violence is not comic.

What was most disappointing about Tim Dorsey’s story?

All the violence.

What didn’t you like about George Wilson’s performance?

He was forced to read drivel.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Florida Roadkill?

All of it.

Any additional comments?

I really hated this book. I stopped reading it twice. I gave it a third try and got a lot farther and I still hate it. I may have paid for it, but by g^d I don't have to dirty myself listening.

  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,420

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

pretty amazing, with a slow middle

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

Reviewed: 05-25-15

Would you listen to Seveneves again? Why?

I will listen again, because it it interesting because I undoubtably missed details.

What other book might you compare Seveneves to and why?

Some James SA Corey.

What about Mary Robinette Kowal and Will Damron ’s performance did you like?

I like Mary Kowal but Will Damron seemed to be a little stiff.

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

I enjoyed the book and couldn't stop listening.

Any additional comments?

The politics in the middle were excruciating and I wanted them over as quickly as I could.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Fifth Gospel

  • A Novel
  • By: Ian Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,892

In 2004, as Pope John Paul II's reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting on the outskirts of Rome. The same night a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex Andreou, a Greek Catholic priest who lives inside the Vatican with his five-year-old son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Necessary Review of a Masterpiece

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-25-16

Tedious and long

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

What was most disappointing about Ian Caldwell’s story?

It just went on and on. The characters were not particularly likable and could have come from a stock character catalog. The plot is a rehash of the whole Da Vinci Code genre. I finished it but barely.

What character would you cut from The Fifth Gospel?

All of them.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful