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  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,941
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,780
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,736

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Not my usual genre but it’s a very good book. Quaid’s voice is a little gruff when doing the female voices (if that was him), but it was great work, as well was the work of the other narrators. We could use a president like this again in our national government. I couldn’t put this book down, I took a break from it to sleep only.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All the Little Lights

  • By: Jamie McGuire
  • Narrated by: Karissa Vacker, Darrell Dennis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other. But when Catherine needs him most, Elliott is forced to leave town. Elliott finally returns, but he and Catherine are now different people. He’s a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mother’s mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasn’t forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but he’s determined to win her back....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 08-22-18

Wow

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

I’ve read every single One of Jamie McGuire books but this one surprised me. Really. I was in awe at the last few chapters. I loved all the characters and the story got boring for me after the middle, but it suddenly opened up at the end. I think the middle could’ve been shorter and the end could’ve been longer, I wonder what happened to many other characters. Overall, I think it’s a great read/listen, worth the credit and I want to listen to it again. Thank you Jamie, I hope to listen to your next book soon!

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,827
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,750
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,650

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done!

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-22-18

Surprised

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

I like to hear from both sides of the story in any argument, and I was unprepared for what I thought would be a resentful tale about a fired government employee. I was surprised that in the FBI, an old agency of the government, someone had gone around instructing about leadership, the pursuit of the truth, and ethical behavior. I have been pleasantly surprised that we have leaders to whom that matters because it seems those great attributes are absent from the government. I was pleasantly surprised to learn the FBI is apolitical and to know it has had leaders who strive for truth and justice for all. I understand better now what happened with the Clinton investigation. I pray that Comey is right and that out of this disastrous presidency later comes more citizen involvement in voting. Five stars from me.

9 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Carnal Innocence

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,814

New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The wait has ended

  • By Empress Karen on 04-17-12

Wow! Great book!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

This is one of my new favorites now. Well written, fantastic story and greatly narrated. I don't know why it took me so long to read it but I lived it. It's a little outdated, but perfect.

  • Agent to the Stars

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,768

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stay-up-all-night-reading kind of book

  • By Katya A on 03-06-13

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

First time ever reading this genre. I'm glad I started here, this is intelligent, funny writing and great narrating. So glad I found you!

  • Marrying Winterborne

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457

Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read "Cold Hearted Rake" first...

  • By I like to shop on 10-06-17

Slow at first but then WHEU!!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

A little slow at first but then it made me laugh and cry! I'm seldom surprised at romance novels but this one got me. Great job, Lisa Kleypass and excellently narrated! Congratulations y'all!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Nothing

  • A Novel
  • By: Jamie McGuire, Teresa Mummert
  • Narrated by: Nelson Hobbs, Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

It is enough to break any man: watching what could have been my future slip away before it was ever in my grasp. The possibility of losing someone I loved before she was even mine is something I never would have imagined. Certainly nothing I'd ever wish on anyone. I go to her every day and wait. Wait for the impossible, for a sign, for her to look at me...hoping that sinners are granted miracles, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected on the edge of your seat

  • By nelle on 05-28-16

I love Jamie McGuire, but the narration was way off

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

Reviewed: 05-21-16

I love Jamie McGuire, but the narration was way off.
I liked the twists at the end, you guys kept me in suspense. I'm still in suspense. I disliked the narration, Guy's voice for females was awful and girl's narration of male voice was awful too (sorry to be blunt). Story was very good.

  • Motorcycle Man

  • Dream Man, Book 4
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Kate Russell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800

Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story.. on paper

  • By lost-in-audio on 07-19-14

Wrong narrator for this book

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

Reviewed: 01-07-15

I loved this book when I read it, but narrator, although good in her own way, is not good for this book. She kept using a Brooklyn accent when characters are from Colorado. Tack's voice is supposed to be low and gravely and instead sounded at times like a young surfer dude and at others like a gangster from New York. Sorry but I wish I hadn't wasted a credit.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Whiskey Beach

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,725

For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Eva on 03-10-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 05-11-13

What disappointed you about Whiskey Beach?

I just couldn't finish it. It may be a good story, I don't know. I just couldn't listen another minute because of the narration.

Has Whiskey Beach turned you off from other books in this genre?

I love Nora Roberts, but I couldn't stand the narrator's performance.

Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Berkrot’s performances?

No

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

I was sorry I spent a credit on it. I feel I was misled into thinking this would be a good buy.

Any additional comments?

Please choose your narrators better, maybe Mr. Berkrot would be better in another genre.

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,052

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

Yes, definitely worth the credit!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

Would you listen to The Witness again? Why?

Certainly! It's beautifully written, full of suspense, great, lovable characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved all the protagonists, Abbigail, Brooks, Bert. But I especially liked Brooks mom, Sunny, she is a great hippy mom, she's loving, artistic and yet, no-nonsense.

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

I love her clear voice and she has the ability of giving each character his/her own style, pitch and accents that make it easy to tell them apart. This is a narrator I will continue to follow. Whoever picked her did a great job and I like that she is refining her voice and she picks good books to work with.

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

Yes, but that's never good for me since I tend to rush through it. I listened to it a second time before I went to my next book and it was much more pleasurable because it is so well written.

Any additional comments?

I have a big library, yet this is one of my favorite books. I'm sure I'll listen to it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful