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  • The Cabinet of Curiosities

  • A Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,641

In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • DrBB

  • By Lois on 01-26-13

no pendergast besides auberjonois!

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

this is where the pendergast series really takes off and gets its footing. my only complaint is that these other readers can't do pendergasts honey bourbon drawl like rene auberjonois! Scott brick will do, but listening to the whole series from the beginning...again...the first several narrators leave something to be desired.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • FantasticLand

  • A Novel
  • By: Mike Bockoven
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169

Since the 1970s, FantasticLand has been the theme park where "Fun is Guaranteed!" But when a hurricane ravages the Florida coast and isolates the park, the employees find it anything but fun. Five weeks later, the authorities who rescue the survivors encounter a scene of horror. Photos soon emerge online of heads on spikes outside of rides and viscera and human bones littering the gift shops, breaking records for hits, views, likes, clicks, and shares.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absurd...But awesome

  • By T.J. on 11-12-17

well narrated, compelling story

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

this was a surprising gem I found. I'm glad I used a credit
I finished it in one day at work. with the headphones it made it feel even creepier. a very enjoyable listen

  • Departure

  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Scott Aiello
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,813
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,789

En route to London from New York, Flight 305 suddenly loses power and crash-lands in the English countryside, plunging a group of strangers into a mysterious adventure that will have repercussions for all of humankind. Struggling to stay alive, the survivors soon realize that the world they've crashed in is very different from the one they left. But where are they? Why are they here? And how will they get back home?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Sci-Fi Story With Lots of Twists and Turns

  • By Cheri on 09-01-15

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

I couldn't even finish. I still have just under 3 hours left and I won't be spending that time with this book. I was a fan of the Atlantis trilogy and was eager to get my hands on this but it was a watered down ripoff of wayward pines and every other generic sci-fi premise novel. I will not ruin the plot for others if they still choose to read. I simply was not drawn in and by the time the climax was starting I was completely bored and slightly miffed at the obviousness of the plot. sorry. audible and I are usually good partners. this one was a dud for me. I hope Riddle will continue writing and maybe this is just one that didn't send me.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,946

In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hurt version decidedly superior

  • By Mica on 03-24-09

grand novel of romance and adventure...

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

Reviewed: 01-21-13

Where does Atlas Shrugged rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

its my second favorite book of all time, and as far as audio version goes, definitely in my top five.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Atlas Shrugged?

i wouldnt want to spoil it for new listeners. i do have my very own rearden metal bracelet though...

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

scott brick is an excellent narrator, but i find him to be rather slow sometimes, so i love the function on the audible app that allows you to speed up the narrator. i usually listen at 1.5 times normal speed, so it doesnt go slow like ben stein...bueller? bueller?

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

if the weight of the world was on your shoulders, wouldnt you shrug?

Any additional comments?

this is a fantastic novel full of epic idealized characters. these are archetypes of heroic figures we should strive to be like. the philosophy embedded in the novel is something that desperately needs to be examined and put into practice for the real world. there are real world current issues that mirror a book a russian immigrant wrote over fifty years ago. it was prophetic then and coming true now. its an excellent novel at face value, but the deeper meaning is intriguing as well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last to Die

  • A Rizzoli and Isles Novel, Book 10
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,496

For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at 14, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster family’s mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn - until the Boston PD puts Detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is one part of a killer’s mission.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Tantalizing Thriller

  • By Diane on 09-01-12

better and better mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-09-13

Would you listen to Last to Die again? Why?

yes. to see if there were clues i missed as to the ending

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

vengeance and money are powerful motivators

Any additional comments?

the rizzoli and isles series gets better and better with each subsequent book as far as keeping me guessing to the very end. i just never figure it out before tess gerritsen wants it revealed. i thank her for this.

  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,826
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,863
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,881

The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb! Love Alan Cumming

  • By Katheryne on 01-03-13

excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 01-09-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle to be better than the print version?

alan cumming is a wonderful narrator for sherlock holmes. this story was made all the more engaging because of this

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle?

when the gem was discovered....no spoilers

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

even at christmas, sherlock must solve a case before dinner

  • Still Life with Crows

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

Medicine Creek, Kansas, has been slowly dying for the last century. In a town where nothing changes, the community is terrified after a series of grisly murders takes place. Even more alarming, the bodies are displayed in bizarre tableaus. With the entire town in shock, FBI Agent Pendergast arrives from New Orleans to investigate. From the fields to the local caves, Pendergast discovers the remnants of a Prohibition-era moonshine operation and the truth behind one of the town's greatest mysteries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Exciting! Like watching a film!

  • By Venice on 08-20-03

even abridged...Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-12

Where does Still Life with Crows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

3rd of all time

What other book might you compare Still Life with Crows to and why?

no compare for me

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

I will listen to anything he narrates, and i have so far....he is wonderful as Pendergast, as always.

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

When Pendergast saves Cora from small town life and gives her the opportunity to make something of herself....makes me cry everytime!

Any additional comments?

another hit out of the park for Preston, Child, Auberjonois and Pendergast himself

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Carnivore's Inquiry

  • A Novel
  • By: Sabina Murray
  • Narrated by: Wendy Hoopes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

A gripping literary psychological thriller about a young woman and a peculiar taste for flesh, this is the spellbinding new book from the winner of the 2003 PEN/Faulkner Award.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • creepy, funny and very well written

  • By Karen on 08-17-04

nice mindtwist!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-12

Where does A Carnivore's Inquiry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

in my top 25, I love too many long series....but it would make my list no matter what

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Carnivore's Inquiry?

wouldnt want to spoil it for the rest of you...

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

i did, twice!

Any additional comments?

I cant say too much, it would ruin the surprise. it is worth a listen and get over the readers voice, by the end you will understand her vocal choices...

  • The Cabinet of Curiosities

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

In lower Manhattan, a charnel pit of horror is uncovered: the remains of 36 people murdered and gruesomely dismembered over 130 years ago by an unknown serial killer. Just as a museum archaeologist and an enigmatic FBI agent begin to unravel the clues to the killings, a fresh spree of copy-cat murders and surgical mutilation erupts around them. Mixing science and terror in a way only they can, Preston and Child deliver a novel that's as gruesome as it is enthralling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book is a True Curiosity!!

  • By Dianna on 02-26-03

a great early pendergast, lots of family lore

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

Reviewed: 04-29-12

the best narrator, hands down. please don't let anyone but Rene Auberjonois read for Pendergast!

  • The Historian

  • By: Elizabeth Kostova
  • Narrated by: Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I give the book a five but I won't buy it...

  • By S A on 07-20-05

interesting adventure

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

Reviewed: 04-29-12

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

this is a very well produced audio-novel with plenty of exciting bits and lots of great character voices. the story itself is a tad lacking, but if you are just looking for a lighthearted mystery adventure story with a bit of Dracula mythos thrown in for good measure, then you will adore this.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

the road less traveled is not all it seems