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Rebecca Lynch

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  • The Scattered and the Dead Series: The First Four Books

  • Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
  • By: Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus
  • Narrated by: Christopher Boucher
  • Length: 37 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 250

With 99.7 percent of the Earth's population dead and gone, the few who remain struggle to survive in an empty world. The scattered. The leftovers. These are their stories. This collection contains the first four volumes of the Scattered and the Dead series, audiobooks 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tense, thrilling apocalyptic series

  • By Melanie on 02-08-19

Hooked!

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

Reviewed: 05-14-19

I was quite impressed by this series. The author is very descriptive, the narrator is quite talented, and the story keeps you guessing. I can’t wait to read the next in the series!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • What Every BODY Is Saying

  • An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People
  • By: Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins
  • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,406
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,640
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,616

Listen to this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Let Me Hear Your Body Talk

  • By Cynthia on 07-06-13

Informative

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

The information provided in the book was very informative. I was able apply what I learned quickly in real life situations and see many examples of what the author had described.

I had two problems, though. The narration was very hard to follow, especially in the beginning of the book. While the narrator was very articulate and clear, he was stilted enough that I wondered if he was Christopher Walken’s brother. I almost gave up listening as the flow was just so jerky it was hard to stay focused and keep up.

Second, the author spent a great deal of time telling me what I was going to learn. He definitely used the, “I’m going to tell you what you’re going to learn, teach, then tell you what you should have learned.” In fact, I was almost 45 minutes into the book before I felt like I was getting somewhere.

Overall, I feel like it is very useful information and information that can be used in many different situations, but could have been presented better.

  • Station Breaker

  • Station Breaker Series, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 921
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 920

Astronaut David Dixon's first mission to space goes horribly awry when a gunfight breaks out on a Russian space station. He finds himself making an emergency landing from orbit and becomes the most wanted man on Earth. Desperate to unravel the plot he's found himself in, he takes his pursuers on a wild chase from space to the backstreets of Rio and beyond. Dixon's survival relies on his skills as a pilot and willingness to do whatever it takes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but frustrating

  • By Fred G. on 12-21-17

Not my cup of tea...

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

So maybe it’s because this isn’t my usual genre, but this whole book was an eye-roll for me. The whole book seemed to be trying to hard. While I can appreciate the humor the author tried to add to the story, it took away from the feeling of suspense and intensity. I was also disappointed to find that the story ended abruptly in a set up for the next book in the series. I definitely won’t me reading the next book, and hate that story was left hanging.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23,154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21,277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,227

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An excruciating listen.

  • By Debra on 01-12-18

Well done

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

This book was obviously well thought out and planned. It kept me guessing through the entire book. Very entertaining.

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  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,369

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing author

  • By ReaderReader on 07-24-15

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Witty and wonderful, heartwarming and tear-jerking. The story is brilliant and the narration is perfect. This book is a new favorite.

  • The Unremembered Girl

  • By: Eliza Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,306

In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It's all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather - a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric - from ruin. But they have no idea they've become the obsession of the girl in the woods. Andoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of family - something she's known only in the most brutal sense. Soon she can't resist the temptation to get close.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Simpsons on 11-14-17

Plot holes and eye-rolls

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

*Spoiler alert. Was she a girl or a woman? The beginning of the book places a lot of emphasis on the “feral girl” as a girl. Repeating “girl” over and over. I got kind of confused when suddenly she was the love interest of the adult male main character, he was asking her to marry him, and she was pregnant. Either she was a woman or he was a pedophile.

There was so much potential for this story. Unfortunately, there was a lot of hillbilly conversations, lack of character development, and plot holes.

  • Be Frank with Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Julia Claiborne Johnson
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,351

Reclusive literary legend M. M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies - with a few stipulations: no Ivy Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 stars -- more resolution would give it 5

  • By Kelly on 02-02-16

Couldn’t stop listening...

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I finished this book in two days. I loved the characters and was drawn to them. This book is now one of my favorites of all-time. I’m sure I’ll be returning to it again and again.

The narrater was absolutely perfect for this book as well. She suited the characters wonderfully and gave an amazing performance.

  • The Naturalist

  • The Naturalist, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,438

Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop. As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing. But a field trip to Montana suddenly lands him in the middle of an investigation into the bloody killing of one of his former students.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! I loved this book!!

  • By shelley on 10-02-17

Good but...

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I am all about “willing suspension of disbelief, but I found myself going, “oh, come on” way too many times with this book. The story idea was good and refreshingly different, but began to get increasingly unbelievable as the book went on.

Mostly, the author needs to study up on decomposition - maybe make a trip to The Body Farm in Knoxville, TN. Bodies buried 2yrs ago will be decomposed under normal circumstances, not fully fleshed with eyes staring at you.

It was good enough that I finished the book and bought the next in the series despite the eye rolls. Entertaining.

  • The Nix

  • A Novel
  • By: Nathan Hill
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,854

It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan Hill is an exceptional storyteller.

  • By Bonny on 09-13-16

My new favorite book.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I’ve now listened to this book twice. I love it. The narrator is fantastic-absolutely perfect for this book. My favorite thing about this book is the unique descriptions and lack of cliche. It felt authentic and made me look at things differently. I highly recommend it!

  • The Chemist

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,250

She used to work for the US government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened all night!

  • By bebe on 06-04-17

My eyes got a lot of exercise...

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

...even though this was a audiobook. Eye rolls. A lot of them. You know the meme/gif with Robert Downy Jr rolling his eyes and throwing his head back? Yeah, that was me.

The book was entertaining enough that I finished listening to it, but I definitely won't be visiting it again. Maybe I'm just not the right genre of listener? Perhaps if I were a teen, I might have enjoyed it more.

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