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Lithonia, GA, United States
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  • The 39 Clues, Book 5

  • The Black Circle
  • By: Patrick Carman
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

Governments were toppled and rulers were killed during the last attempt to find the lost treasure Amy and Dan Cahill are searching for - do they even stand a chance?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE David Pittu

  • By Deb McCall on 11-04-15

2nd best in series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-10

For me, this is the best book of the series since the first book. There seemed to be more in this book than just one hard spot to get out of after another. This book seemed to have a little more meat to it. However, this book does raise questions about the nanny that do not get addressed in this book. I can't say I am happy about that possible turn of events.

  • I Shall Wear Midnight

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732

Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren't sparkly, aren't fun, don't involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone - or something - is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Treasured Pratchett

  • By Rebecca on 12-11-10

One of the best of this series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-10

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed all of this latest release. There were lots of good antics and philosophies of the macFeegles and a fresh plot.

I enjoyed the insights into the everyday working life of Tiffany as she cares for her stedding. I also liked the introduction of two new characters with powers that can be part of future plots.

As always, this read does a great job.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • So Much for My Happy Ending

  • By: Kyra Davis
  • Narrated by: Elenna Stauffer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96

When her boyfriend of three months, Tad Showers, proposes, 26-year-old April thinks that everything in her life is finally falling into place. Between her flaky, tree-hugging mother and her she-devil boss, marriage seems like the place she'll find love and security. Tad's exactly the kind of man April wants: smart, ambitious, and wildly romantic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book SoSo Narrator

  • By TRACY on 03-01-07

Heartening story, true to life

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-10

The reader was not the best, but still I never found her annoying. The story however, was really great. Having had two friends in similar situations (finding out they were married to someone bipolar who destroyed their finances), this story rang true, making me wonder if it was a bit autobiographical. Also true to life is how we hide our big problems from our friends, not admitting that we made a mistake in the person we married.

  • Lakeshore Christmas

  • By: Susan Wiggs
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

The prim librarian is finally getting her chance to direct Avalon's annual holiday pageant, and she's determined to make it truly spectacular. But it might just require one of those Christmas miracles she's always read about. The problem is her codirector is recovering former child star Eddie Haven, a long-haired, tattooed lump of coal in Maureen's pageant stocking. Eddie can't stand Christmas, but a court order from a judge has landed him right in the middle of the merrymaking.

  • out of 5 stars
  • Christmas-in Wiggs Style

  • By Jane on 10-19-09

Not quite up to Wiggs standards

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-10

First, this is a nice Christmas story. However, I expected more of Susan Wiggs from previous books I had read by her. From the early parts of the story, I really expected the Chirstmas ghost/angel to have a bigger part in the outcome. This just didn't develop, leaving the predictable conclusion feeling empty. In other words, the ghost really could have been dropped without affecting the story, I think.

I think I kept waiting for more throughout the whole book.

  • Towers of Midnight

  • Wheel of Time, Book 13
  • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 38 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,293
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,311

The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

  • By Corey on 11-09-10

Repetitive but exciting

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-10

This is a "must read" for anyone who has been following this series. A lot of what we have been waiting to happen finally takes place.

As another listener has mentioned, this book does have a lot of repetition in it and these began to feel like filler to make the book bigger (The inner conflicts of some of the characters as well as the number of times Matt didn't open that letter).

In spite of that, the story continues towards the end of the series in much the same fashion that I believe Jordan intended.

  • The Shop on Blossom Street

  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

There's a little shop on Blossom Street in Seattle called A Good Yarn. You go there to buy knitting supplies and patterns, and now it's offering a knitting class. The first lesson: how to knit a baby blanket.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shop on Blossom Street

  • By Christine on 07-30-05

Enjoyable, lighthearted read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-10

I don't mind having a book that is a bit predictable since it is still interesting to read how it gets to its end.

Not everything in the novel was predictable, however. I really enjoyed the story and didn't want to stop listening. I was well entertained and that is one of the biggest reasons I read/listen to books.

  • Queste

  • Septimus Heap, Book Four
  • By: Angie Sage
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904

There's trouble at the Castle, and it's all because Merrin Meredith has returned with Darke plans for Septimus. More trouble awaits Septimus and Jenna in the form of Tertius Fume, the ghost of the very first Chief Hermetic Scribe, who is determined to send Septimus on a deadly Queste. But Septimus and Jenna have other plans - they are headed for the mysterious House of Foryx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listening to it over and over again

  • By Jacqueline Ziegler on 10-21-08

Best in this series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-09

Sometimes books in a series are never as good as the first one, but I thoroughly enjoyed "Queste". I think this is the best so far.

I was sorry to come to the end.

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  • Second Wave

  • Acorna's Children, Book 2
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

It is difficult growing up in the shadow of heroes revered throughout the galaxy. But Khorii became a hero in her own right as she fought to save the universe from a mysterious, deadly plague that not even the healing powers of the Linyaari could stop.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a bit disappointing

  • By Cecilia on 07-31-09

a bit disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-09

I have loved most of the books written by Anne McCaffrey, but this one didn't live up to my expectations.

For one thing, I needed notes to try to keep up with the multiple characters, places, ships, etc. There are also several sub-plots that are left hanging until the next book or two.

I also felt the story jumped around in locations and I found it hard keeping track of the separate stories within the story.

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  • Summer's Path

  • By: Scott Blum
  • Narrated by: Diane Ray
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 406

Summer's Path is the remarkable story of Don Newport, an engineer that comes face to face with his personal destiny under extraordinary circumstances. After losing his job and his health insurance, Don learns he has a terminal disease with only a few months left to live. On his death bed, he meets Robert, a brazen angel of death that promises to help Don with a graceful exit.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A bad new-age after-school special

  • By ArtC on 05-28-09

More of a lesson than a story

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-09

I don't know if it was the reader or the content, but much of this book sounded like a bad play.

Much of the "conversations" are a presentation of a philosophy the author wants to put present. The story presented in the book is stretched to fit what the author wants to say.

This book didn't have an ending and it seems it will be continued in another book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Arrows of the Queen

  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Carole Edie Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

Talia has always known that she isn't suited for the life her elders have chosen for her. As part of a small, conservative community, she's never been allowed beyond the boundaries of her father's lands. Her only window to the outside world has been the few books she's been allowed to read, but this only fuels her desire to know more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommend

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-18-07

Great book - "mad" reader

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-09

I read this book ages ago and was thrilled to see this appearing on audible.

I agree with others about the reader, however. She sounds harsh and mad. I imagined she was throwing each word at me. I eventually adjusted to it and managed to usually ignore the reader and enjoy the story.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful