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  • IQ

  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,589
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,572

A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IQ way better than OK

  • By green ice cream garden on 12-21-16

Timeline Flipping was confusing

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

This was okay for me. I listened to this on audio, and perhaps it would be less confusing in print, but I found that the flipping back between past and present confused things at time. Some times I would think I was in one timeline, when it was the other. the main character was interesting and there is a lot that could be done with him. In this book, I found the back story interesting, but the present time story was not my cup of tea. It didn't grab me enough to want to return to the series.

  • If You Dare

  • By: A. R. Torre
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

The rules are the same. I can't open the door. I can't leave. I can't kill anyone. The only difference is I don't set the rules anymore. Guards in gray uniforms do. It is everything I never wanted and everything I always deserved. I write to you now from a prison cell. My home for the next 20 to 30 years. That's the going term for murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No, No, No

  • By Nicole B. on 09-14-17

Trilogy Conclusion

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I liked this one much better than the second book. The first in the series is still my favorite, as it was unique, and the good aspects of that first book are also in this one. There wasn't the gratuitous sex in this story that was in the second one, and the plot moved quickly the entire time. I also liked the ending, as it fits with Deanna's personality. Deanna was an interesting character, and overall, I liked the trilogy.

  • The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story

  • By: Hyeonseo Lee, David John
  • Narrated by: Josie Dunn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,449

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story, inadequate narration.

  • By Alex on 09-23-17

Learned about Korean culture

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I listened to this on audio, and despite a slow start, it picked up and was quite interesting. I learned quite a bit about North Korea, and its relationship with South Korea and to some degree, China. The author's experiences leaving North Korea, living in China for a few years and then ending up in South Korea is fascinating.

  • Malice

  • By: Jennifer Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Dr. Daniel Winters has a beachfront home in Malibu, a career as a respected pediatrician, and a gorgeous new wife, Mia. For a man whose past was rife with mental illness, addiction, and thoughts of suicide, it seems too good to be true. Then Daniel learns that a fellow pediatrician and his family were found slaughtered in their home. It’s just the first chip in the facade of Daniel’s perfect life. Little by little, everything starts to fall away. At work, his career becomes at risk when he’s asked to remain silent about a dangerous new drug. At home, Mia has gone from an affectionate newlywed to a mysterious woman carefully hiding secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UNPUTDOWNABLE!!!!

  • By shelley on 10-01-18

Interesting Story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

This was a fast paced thriller with interesting characters. Many times I feel that authors don't do a good job with the endings of books, but I thought that the ending to this one was very well done. The one complaint I had was that (at least with the audio version), Daniel's inner dialogue with himself became irritating and it really didn't add to the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • With Love from the Inside

  • By: Angela Pisel
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,745

Grace Bradshaw knows the exact minute she will die. On death row for murdering her infant son, her last breath will be taken on February 15 at 12:01 a.m. Eleven years, five months, and 27 days separate her from the last time she heard her precious daughter's voice and the final moment she'd heard anyone call her mom. Out of appeals, she can focus on only one thing - reconnecting with her daughter and making sure she knows the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By Mary McDaniels on 09-23-16

Heartwarming and Gutwrenching

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I really enjoyed this one. I could have done with out the religious references, but it wasn't overdone and in this case, it was appropriate. I loved Sophie and Grace, and the story of their relationship. I don't want to give anything away, but the journey to mend their relationship was heartwarming. I listened to this on audible, and the narrators did an excellent job with the characters. This was one of those books where I was anxious to walk the dog or drive my car so that I could listen to it. It grabbed me from the outset, and never let go.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When the Air Hits Your Brain

  • Tales from Neurosurgery
  • By: Frank T Vertosick Jr. MD
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,378

With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick, Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick's patients and unsparing-yet-fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensitive and Enlightening

  • By Largactil on 02-03-17

Fascinating look at neurosurgery

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

This was an excellent look at the life of a neurosurgeon. The title comes from one of the author's early instructors, who tells him that the brain is never the same when it is exposed to air. The case studies were interesting, and some were very moving. I was particularly touched by the story of baby Rebecca. In addition to learning about his cases, the author talks about his own feelings towards his profession and what it is like being a surgeon in that field.

  • Do Not Disturb

  • By: A. R. Torre
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Equal parts Dexter and Fifty Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There is nothing 50 shades about this book.

  • By Justagirl on 05-14-15

Average Second in Series

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

This is the second in the series, and I agree with a lot of the reviewers that the second half of the book was much better than the first. The first part focuses on Deanna's relationship with Jeremy and has a lot of gratuitous sex scenes with the camming; I was actually bored with that and would have put it down were it not for the reviews. I am glad that I kept with it, as I did like the second half. The second half was interesting and fast moving. My rating reflects the book overall: 2 starts for the first half, 4 for the second. I probably would have quit after this one, but I'm anxious to read the third one, where she is in prison, so I'll finish the series. Maybe part of my feelings about the second book was that a lot was similar to the first one, whereas when I read the first one, it was a unique idea.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,993

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Fantastic Monologue and Narration

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I absolutely loved this. This was originally written as a play (monologue) for the writer's ex-wife, and it was turned into this short audiobook. The person who performed the play did the narration and it was fantastic! I went into it not knowing a thing about it, which I highly recommend, as it finishes as something completely different than the beginning. I was not prepared for the twists in this one!

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,002

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

LOVE THIS!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This was an audible original, and I absolutely loved it! The story about growing up in NYC in general, and living in an apartment in the library in particular, was excellent and Sharon's performance was outstanding. She certainly knows how to tell a story, and her ability to mimic an accent (particularly her mother's) was fabulous! This was a story about her fairy tale life in the library, as well as her having to reconcile a certain aspect of her life (I don't want to spoil it by giving too much detail) with her happy memories. This was funny and heartwarming at the same time. Thank you, audible!

  • A Breach of Security

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 610

When a bunch of neo-fascist thugs named The Bulldogs attack a Gay pride march in the sleepy country town of Lafferton, detective Simon Serrailler moves quickly to find the assailants. He’s already got his hands full making security arrangements for a memorial service to honour soldiers returning from Afghanistan. When anonymous threats come in, Serrailler wonders if the Bulldogs are behind these too - and worries that they know the Prince of Wales will be in attendance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I found this free story!

  • By connie on 10-24-14

Good Series Introduction

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

This short story was quite good. I have never read any of the other books in the series, and this worked fine as a stand alone. Although I was able to figure out who did it, I didn't figure out the motive. The writing was good and I will probably try the first in the series at some point. Note: This was free on audible at the time I got it.