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  • Adnan's Story

  • The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
  • By: Rabia Chaudry
  • Narrated by: Rabia Chaudry
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,481
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,026
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,001

In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life. In 2014, Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, a Peabody Award-winning podcast with more than 500 million international listeners. But Serial did not tell the whole story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating. Heartbreaking. Informative.

  • By Angela on 08-11-16

The Rest of Adnan's Story

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

What made the experience of listening to Adnan's Story the most enjoyable?

Even though I have listened to all of Serial, Undisclosed, and Serial Dynasty, I found this book to be compelling. It provides a more rounded, personal, behind the scenes look at Adnan's case.

What about Rabia Chaudry’s performance did you like?

She has a fabulous speaking voice that I was already accustomed to through Undisclosed.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • True Crime Addict

  • How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray
  • By: James Renner
  • Narrated by: James Renner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457

When 11-year-old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession led James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011 James began researching the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest. Surprising. Fascinating.

  • By River Holmes-miller on 05-27-16

The Mystery of Maura

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

What did you love best about True Crime Addict?

I saw the public version of James through the process of writing this book. It was very enlightening to see the private side.

What did you like best about this story?

The honesty.

Which scene was your favorite?

The ones with James' Grandpa.

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

The end, before the epilogue.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,513

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

Disappointed by Rowling AGAIN

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

Reviewed: 08-15-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Agatha Christie fans.

Has The Cuckoo's Calling turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not the genre, but it's turned me off to Rowling writing anything but Fantasy.

Which scene was your favorite?

No favorites.

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

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

I hated her first post-Harry book, and was just disappointed with this one.

  • Broken Harbor

  • Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,840
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,810

In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By sara miller on 07-29-12

I wish I could return it and get my credit back.

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

Reviewed: 09-24-12

Would you try another book from Tana French and/or Stephen Hogan?

I will definitely not. I couldn't even finish this one.

Has Broken Harbor turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just this author.

How could the performance have been better?

Performance was OK.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not that I remember.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Burnt Mountain

  • By: Anne Rivers Siddons
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43

Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp - Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina Mountains. It was there that she came alive and where she met Nick Abrams, her first love...and first heartbreak.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not so great

  • By Anonymous User on 08-05-11

Not Up to Snuff

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-11

I just finished listening to this. I usually love Siddons' books. I loved parts of this one. I hated the finale (just before the prologue) and especially the unsatisfactory explanations (in the prologue). I am so mad right now.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Anthropology of an American Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Hilary Thayer Hamann
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 24 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

A moving depiction of the transformative power of first love, Hamanns first novel follows Eveline Auerbach from her high school years in East Hampton, New York, in the 1970s through her early adulthood in the moneyed, high-pressured Manhattan of the 1980s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I tried but couldn't get through it

  • By Allison on 09-19-10

I liked it and do NOT regret using 2 credits.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-10

I enjoyed this audio book and am still thinking about it days after finishing. I love the way the author writes and the narrator is top notch. It was very long, but I never even once considered not finishing. It grabbed me and I had to see it through. No regrets.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Juliet, Naked

  • By: Nick Hornby
  • Narrated by: Bill Irwin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 526

Annie loves Duncan - or thinks she does. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn't. Duncan really loves Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanish singer-songwriter who stopped making music 10 years ago. Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts getting her own life. In doing so, she initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker, and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they've got.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So this is how good an audiobook can be

  • By Lagniappe on 12-07-09

LOVED this

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-10

I didn't like the beginning. I almost quit listening because I disliked Duncan so. I'm glad I didn't quit. I will miss Tucker, Annie, and Jackson.

  • The Man from Beijing

  • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson (translator)
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 750
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 333

January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjvallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene. Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andrns, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andrn family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the 19th-century diary of an Andrn ancestora gang master on the American transcontinental railwaythat describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Man From Beijing is a keeper

  • By Terry R. Mabry on 02-25-10

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-10

I can't figure out why this is a best seller. It's not very good. I guess it's riding the coat tails of Stieg Larsson's much superior work. Boring and unbelievable.

6 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Horns

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,433

Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache, and a pair of horns growing from his temples. At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief. He had spent the last year in a lonely, private purgatory, following the death of his beloved, Merrin Williams, who was raped and murdered under inexplicable circumstances.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started out good, BUT...

  • By Randall on 06-06-18

Another good one!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-10

Thanks audible for fixing Part II. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Horns and I'm already looking forward to Hill's next one.

3 of 30 people found this review helpful