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  • Borrower of the Night

  • The First Vicky Bliss Mystery
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

It began as a game, a treasure hunt in an old German castle. For Vicky Bliss, tall, beautiful, and brilliant, it is also a challenge, a chance to bring an arrogant young man down a notch or two. And all things considered, it would have been no contest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious Art History Mystery

  • By Priscilla Pelfrey on 03-13-04

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

This was painful listening to. Perhaps if I read it I would have followed it better. I had to replay many sections. Plot, Story, Characters not up to Elizabeth Peters quality.

  • Nighthawk

  • The NUMA Files, Book 14
  • By: Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599

When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don't - that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nighthawk is a book to read/listen

  • By Tammy on 06-20-17

Excellent thoughtful intelligent adventure.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

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

Yes, details accurate, great characters and story.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

You'll never guess who the bad guy is until he is revealed . Be surprised

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

Yes . He is one of the bests!

Any additional comments?

Must read/listen to

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Switch on Your Brain

  • The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health
  • By: Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236

You are not a victim of your biology! The vast majority of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives you a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Author should narrate

  • By Henry on 07-17-15

Deep insightful and directive

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

Would you listen to Switch on Your Brain again? Why?

Yes, because change and learning requires review and meditation.

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

Excited at our brains ability to change and improve

Any additional comments?

Audio was great for driving listening but this book and topic requires a physical book to read, take note, review, and take action. I will be purchasing the book.

  • Drums of Autumn

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,749
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,273
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,172

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Can't Get Enough!

  • By Eugenia on 02-15-10

Diana Gabaldon and Davina Porter always delivers

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

If you could sum up Drums of Autumn in three words, what would they be?

Historical, Fiction, Adventure

What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

Excellent job always of making each character stand out and brings excitement. She is NOT boring.

Any additional comments?

Diana Gabaldon's work always paints and brings the characters to life. Her ability to keep within the historical time frame with all the society quarks is exciting. The book has History, Mystery, Romance, and adventure. How can you lose?

  • The Heiress of Linn Hagh

  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,837
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,828

Northumberland, 1809: A beautiful young heiress disappears from her locked bedchamber at Linn Hagh. The local constables are baffled and the townsfolk cry "witchcraft". The heiress' uncle summons help from Detective Lavender and his assistant, Constable Woods, who face one of their most challenging cases.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, solid cosy mystery

  • By Ms Lixie on 07-08-15

Good Historic Mystery set in Northumberland UK

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Heiress of Linn Hagh to be better than the print version?

Not necessarily. The Narrator did a good job. Either the print or audible version is fine.

What did you like best about this story?

Historical references. The time setting and location of Northumberland was interesting.

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

Mr. Page brought to life Inspector Lavender.

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

Yes.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

  • 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms
  • By: Vishen Lakhiani
  • Narrated by: Vishen Lakhiani
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,213

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is mostly decided not by rational choice but instead by conditioning and habit. And thus most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything - love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more - that they inherit and pass on from generation to generation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Just a 10 hour advertisement for the $1000 program

  • By Brian Miers on 05-24-16

Great and wonderful for egocentric individuals

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Held out as long as I could and found it to be nauseating. I ordinarily would never write such a negative review or be negative at all. I tried to find the positive and all I heard was the negative of society, our parents, etc. etc.. etc.. I am dismayed that our society is so filled with hatred and screw you attitude so perhaps that is why I could not finish. I was disappointed as I had high expectations and although this book was clearly not for me and a waste of money, I am sure there are loads of people sucking this stuff up. I am so sorry.

What could Vishen Lakhiani have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Maybe, maybe, maybe if there was another narrator? But I doubt that would have helped in my case.

Would you be willing to try another one of Vishen Lakhiani’s performances?

No

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

Anger, disappointment, disillusionment

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Victoria

  • A Novel
  • By: Daisy Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Anna Wilson-Jones
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913

Early one morning, less than a month after her 18th birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died, and she is now queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this sheltered young woman, who stands less than five feet tall, can rule the greatest nation in the world. Surely she must rely on her mother and her venal advisor, Sir John Conroy, or her uncle, the Duke of Cumberland, who are all too eager to relieve her of the burdens of power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read!!

  • By Tommy on 02-06-18

Follows Victoria Series

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

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

If you have not seen the PBS Victoria Series read this book. Follows the Series almost to a "T". Once you have seen the Series the book has a few more little tidbits of interest. I was hoping for more but enjoyed the book as much as the series. A new found appreciation for Albert as well as Victoria. A Love story not always seen when it comes to "Royals".

Who was your favorite character and why?

Love them all, but Albert for all the obstacles he overcame and stood his ground as a human being as well as loving Victoria.

Who was the most memorable character of Victoria and why?

Albert was for me the most memorable character as stated above.