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Wicked Queen

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  • The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

  • The Sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042

Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom’s beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran turned amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie’s journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie’s story. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A journey of discovery. forgiveness and the human spirit.

  • By Wicked Queen on 10-12-18

A journey of discovery. forgiveness and the human spirit.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Although I cried through most of this story, I really did enjoy it. Once again Albom gives us a peek into what some may see and others hope is the afterlife. A journey of remembrance and forgiveness. this story will cause many to reflect on their own life journey and to realize the true meaning of each action and reaction they’ve experienced. I 100% recommend this story and all the others by the same author.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Before the Fall

  • By: Noah Hawley
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,101

On a foggy summer night, 11 people - 10 privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens: The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The end sure does fall...

  • By shelley on 09-17-17

Anti climatic ending

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

For a book with so much detail, pointing the finger in so many directions, the ending was surprisingly dull and disappointing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,777

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had so much promise

  • By Brian G on 09-01-17

So much better than I expected!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Excellent storyline with flawless narration! Sat in my library for quite a while before I listened. Boy was I happy once I got around to it. Keeps you interested and involved all the way to the last ten seconds!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Replica

  • By: Lauren Oliver
  • Narrated by: Sarah Drew, Erin Spencer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 591

Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close, the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects - Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72 - manage to escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The format is a gimmick, but still a good read

  • By NMwritergal on 10-06-16

A Quick Listen

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

This story is told from two different points of view. I recommend listening to it by bouncing back and forth between the two characters. I listened to Lira's story start to finish and then Gemma's from start to finish. I really wish I had listened by bouncing back and forth. It would have made the story more suspenseful.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Snow Like Ashes

  • By: Sara Raasch
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 933

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter's magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter's defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians' general, Sir. Training to be a warrior - and desperately in love with her best friend and future king, Mather - she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Forced Love Triangle, Self-Absorbed Main Character

  • By Lauren Eli on 05-01-17

Ver Good!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

I liked this story very much. An interesting fantasy storyline. I have only one complaint: the narrator. She doesn't really have much in the way of 'range' if you will. She has a 'female' voice and a 'male' voice, no matter how many of each are in the story. I have listened to another series narrated by Kate Rudd and was disappointed to hear just exactly the same two vocalizations of the male and female characters.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,649
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,115

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Very Peculiar!

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

Reviewed: 09-14-15

I really enjoyed this story. The descriptions of the different characters, locations and actions were so vivid that I felt like I 'watched' this story rather than listened to a narration.
Jesse Bernstein did an A+ job of further making this story come to life for me! The voices and inflections were spot on. Can't wait to 'read' the others in this series.
Thanks Audible!

  • Darken the Stars

  • The Kricket Series, Book 3
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,951
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,789

Kyon Ensin finally has what he's always wanted: possession of Kricket Hollowell, the priestess who foresees the future. Together, their combined power will be unrivaled. Kricket, however, doesn't crave the crown of Ethar - she has an unbreakable desire to live life on her own terms, a life that she desperately wants to share with her love, Trey Allairis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the story, but not so much the ending.

  • By Monica 123 on 09-13-15

The best of Kricket

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

I loved this thrilling conclusion to the Kricket series! It was a combination of love, heartbreak, betrayal and self discovery.

  • Sea of Stars

  • The Kricket Series, Book 2
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802

Eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell was looking for her place in the world when she discovered that the universe was bigger - and more dangerous - than she had ever dreamed. Now, whisked across space to the planet Ethar, Kricket learns that her genetic ability to see the future makes her a sought-after commodity...and the catalyst for war between her star-crossed parents' clans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • We get it, she's in love

  • By Eric Nielsen on 05-27-15

On the edge of my seat the whole time!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

Sooo looking forward to the next installment! I can't wait to see what the future holds for Kricket, Trey and Kian.

  • Lifelines

  • Angels of Mercy
  • By: CJ Lyons
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ross
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

A gripping behind-the-scenes drama of four women who face life and death every day. On her first day at Pittsburgh's Angels of Mercy Medical Center, L.A. - transplant Lydia Fiore, the new ER attending physician, loses a patient: the Chief of Surgery's son. Now, to save her career, Lydia must discover the truth behind her patient's death, even as it leads her into unfamiliar - and risky - territory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 04-24-16

Fast paced Med-Thriller

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

I liked this story. It was fast paced and at no point boring! I was hooked from the very first chapter describing the most dangerous day of the year in a hospital.
The characters each had their own storylines within the major story which made you care about them all, not just the hero/heroine.
The narrator did a very good job of keeping up with the exciting tempo of the story.