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  • Strangers on a Train

  • By: Patricia Highsmith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 900

In Patricia Highsmith's debut novel, we encounter Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, passengers on the same train. But while Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath who manipulates Guy into swapping murders with him. As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith's perilous world - where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good if you enjoy noir

  • By AudioAddict on 07-08-16

Don't listen to previous reviews. Great story!

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

Reviewed: 02-13-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Strangers on a Train to be better than the print version?

I almost didn't get this due to the 'not so great' reviews previous to mine ... DON'T LISTEN! This is a fantastic story, better than the movie! (And I loved the movie.) Creepy and completely believable. I loved it!

  • The Valley of Horses

  • Earth's Children, Book 2
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 21 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153

Ayla, the unforgettable heroine of The Clan of the Cave Bear, sets out on her own odyssey of discovery away from the nurturing adoptive family and friends of the Clan. She is in search of others like herself and in search of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Part II of a great read

  • By Thomas on 01-21-11

Sex takes over

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

Would you listen to The Valley of Horses again? Why?

Too bad ... I love everything about this book EXCEPT that it devolves into a "Romance novel" Some of that would have been okay, and work ... However, by the time I got to the end of this book, I was SO sick of hearing about her lovers "MANHOOD" that I didn't even finish it ... Ruined the book for me. So, my suggestion is to listen to the first one, (CAVE BEAR) and "maybe" this one also ... but unless you enjoy the sex and romance aspect, don't bother to go on with the series. A shame, really.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Troop

  • By: Nick Cutter
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,310

Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip - a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfre. The boys are a tight-knit crew. There’s Kent, one of the most popular kids in school; Ephraim and Max, also well-liked and easygoing; then there’s Newt the nerd and Shelley the odd duck. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be there - which makes Scoutmaster Tim’s job a little easier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Messed Up Gruesome Horror

  • By Kim Venatries on 03-13-14

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-14

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

Like an OLD Stephen King story ... but the BEST ever! Creepy! Horrible! Gross! and believable! Well done! I hope we hear something more from this author!

  • Full Force and Effect

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,328

A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You Mark Greaney!

  • By Chris C on 12-10-14

GREAT!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-14

If you could sum up Full Force and Effect in three words, what would they be?

Hard to believe, but Clancy just keeps getting better! I was completely engrossed from beginning to end. No slow parts! If only I enjoyed all my audible books as much, I would be a happy man! This is an excellent choice if you enjoy well researched, well thought out and intelligently written spy novels with lots of plot twists and action! ... Scott Brick is the icing on the cake!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Proof of Heaven

  • A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife
  • By: Eben Alexander
  • Narrated by: Eben Alexander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,322
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,909
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,926

On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed. Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Will Challenge Non-Believers

  • By John on 11-18-12

Not really different, not really proof

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

Reviewed: 10-31-12

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

Someone looking for a reason to believe in something illogical.

Would you ever listen to anything by Eben Alexander again?

Yes, I loved his description of his medical condition, and how the infection ravaged his body and brain. That part was great!

Which scene was your favorite?

Description of his brain infection

Any additional comments?

I can't believe in God. I'd love to ... and did most of my life. I would LOVE to have anyone show me proof. This book proclaims, "PROOF OF HEAVEN!" ... So, I tried it. But, sorry to say, as in so many other books, there is no proof here. People who want to believe, will believe. I want to, but not badly enough to ignore logic. I believe there is a mystery, something we do not, and perhaps can not understand. A great secret of death. As I grow older, and closer myself, I seek to find something I can believe. Some proof that human consciousness transcends physical death. Something that proves that we are more than the chemicals that make up our physicality. However, I can not believe in a fairy tale. I'm afraid this book is just another hopeful story about heaven.

27 of 49 people found this review helpful

  • The Panther

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,922
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,911

Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Corey and Brenner--it doesn't get any better!

  • By Janels on 11-01-12

SCORE: 100 dead terrorists, 500 lame jokes

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

Reviewed: 10-25-12

Would you try another book from Nelson DeMille and/or Scott Brick?

Too much wise-cracking and NOT enough action … A disappointment! I have enjoyed the books preceding this one. Easily, ⅓ of this book could have been shaved off. I am not pleased with the result. Of course, Scott Brick is always an excellent reader. Not his fault. Hey, maybe you people like this characters CONSTANT stupid jokes. Not me. SCORE: 100 dead terrorists, 500 lame wise crack jokes.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 2030

  • The Real Story of What Happens to America
  • By: Albert Brooks
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 188

Is this what's in store? June 12, 2030, started out like any other day in memory---and by then, memories were long. Since cancer had been cured fifteen years before, America's population was aging rapidly. That sounds like good news, but consider this: millions of baby boomers, with a big natural predator picked off, were sucking dry benefits and resources that were never meant to hold them into their eighties and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A strange story, and possibly some validity to it.

  • By Robert on 06-05-11

A strange story, and possibly some validity to it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-11

An odd mingling of low brow comedy, frightening prophesy and condemnation of the American system, (probably well deserved) I don't think any of us can foretell the future, and whatever really happens will be a big surprise to us all. However, it's fun to read this authors vision. The narrator is really a "kick".

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Doc

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Doria Russell
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757

The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town jammed with liquored-up adolescent cowboys and young Irish hookers. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp. And it is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday, the frail 26-year-old dentist who has just opened an office at No. 24, Dodge House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great writing and narration

  • By Dennis on 06-02-11

WONDERFUL!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-11

I loved this book! I'm a big fan of "LONESOME DOVE" and I enjoyed this one just as much. This book is very different, but still, a western. A GOOD western is a rare thing! This is a good one.

The narrator is so good I have been searching for other books he's done. He is a new find too!

5 stars for the book and the narrator.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • I Am the Messenger

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Marc Aden Gray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 652

Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever read

  • By Tony B on 05-14-07

Hated this book, Loved "The Book Thief"

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-10

WARNING: Zusak's other book, "The Book Thief" is one of the finest books I've ever listened to. So I figured, "This is also by him, it must be pretty good!". NO! ... It isn't at all good. A big "who cares?" story about a dumb 19 year old kid who delivers important "messages about life" ... It's fatuous. Some might like it ... But it does not hold a candle to "BOOK THIEF" ... Not even close.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,022
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,952
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,023

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

STRANGER THAN FICTION

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-10

An amazing life story. Told in a way that kept me enthralled from beginning to end. Loved it! 5 stars all the way!

10 of 12 people found this review helpful