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  • Never Love a Stranger

  • By: Harold Robbins
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 471

Never Love a Stranger, still considered one of Robbins' most powerful books, tells the story of Francis "Frankie" Kane, an orphan growing up in the dirty world of New York's Hell's Kitchen. After being kicked out of a Catholic orphanage when it is discovered that he is of Jewish descent, a confused and deeply distraught Frankie turns to a life of crime, the only life he knows, and he's good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Robust Rags 2 Riches of Hell's Kitchen Orphan

  • By W Perry Hall on 08-09-15

Not a good audiobook

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

This was an okay book but it didn't make for a good audiobook. It jumps around to much and I kept losing the storyline

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,518

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

Life is crazy

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

Reviewed: 12-15-15

Loved this book. First time in a long time I've slipped away a day to listen to a book. I seemed to forget life here. Totally engrossing

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Remaining: Extinction

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003

This is the sixth and final novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces captain Lee Harden and a group of survivors struggling to survive while rebuilding an America devastated by a bacterium that has turned 90 percent of the population into a ravenous horde.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mission Accomplished

  • By C. S. on 11-05-15

More more more!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

I'm sorry to see the end Every time I finish a book from The Remaining. This one didn't fail to disappoint. Christian Rummel did yet again a superb job. The Remaining Extinction was fast paced highly entertaining and wrapped everything and everybody up neatly. I was not happy this series is ending but I'm not disappointed in how it ended. I am satisfied. I'd like to see more stories from this author

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Witches of Echo Park

  • By: Amber Benson
  • Narrated by: Amber Benson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

Unbeknownst to most of humankind, a powerful network of witches thrives within the shadows of society, using their magic to keep the world in balance. But they are being eliminated - and we will all pay if their power falls... When Elyse MacAllister's great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she returns to Echo Park, Lyse discovers her great-aunt has been keeping secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Light Story

  • By Mark on 01-31-18

Predicted this

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

It was Too predictable, it was boring as ever and to slow to climax then echo park fizzles out. Won't read this one again

The House at Riverton [recorded under the alternate title The Shifting Fog]
    
    
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        Kate Morton
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    4,200 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • The House at Riverton [recorded under the alternate title The Shifting Fog]

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,122

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superbly written mystery

  • By Cathy on 03-18-07
  • The House at Riverton [recorded under the alternate title The Shifting Fog]
  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee

The house of ZZZ's

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Long drawn out book that I kept falling asleep for. Predictable ending and not even remotely interested in reading the parts I missed.

  • Forsaken: Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga

  • By: J.D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 947
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 944

When horror author Thad McAlister began his latest novel, a tale rooted in the witch trials of centuries past, the words flowed effortlessly. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • First audiobook I've ever stopped and deleted...

  • By West on 08-10-15

Forsaken my time

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

Couldn't get through it got bored finished it anyway while playing a game. Probably would've like this story had it a better narrator. I suggest turning up the speed

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing Fire

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,996

Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But there’s also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story + Great Narrator

  • By RL Green on 08-19-12

It fizzled

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

Reviewed: 04-16-15

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Thought provoking but no event climber

Do you think Chasing Fire needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No I thought Nora Roberts could have done more with this book trying to figure out why was my biggest obstacle I couldn't get it I just wanted to be done with it

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hellhole

  • By: Gina Damico
  • Narrated by: Macleod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 494

There was a time when geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore would never lie or steal or even think about murder. Then he accidentally unearths a devil, and Max's choices are no longer his own. The big red guy has a penchant for couch surfing and junk food - and you should never underestimate evil on a sugar high.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it just for Macleod Andrews

  • By Eugenia on 05-09-15

Hell hath no fury

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

Reviewed: 04-15-15

Would you try another book from Gina Damico and/or Macleod Andrews?

Yes

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hellhole?

Meeting burg he was pretty funny

What does Macleod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The characterization of each character and their personalities

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No I've read the book! Books are always better

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,567

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I Hadn't Cliff Noted This in High School

  • By Joel on 03-27-17

Hot hot hot

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

Its hard to believe that this is a classic. I get it tv flat screens ear buds hard to say this dystopian novel was written years ago. It's scary with snakes and spiders and the burning of books. But Tim Robbins female voices were scary. He did manage to catch the males and the pace of the book particularly well. Definitely worth it

  • Where All Light Tends to Go

  • By: David Joy
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,079

The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection

  • By David Shear on 03-09-15

A Shining Light

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

BEST AUDIBLE OF 2015! Some books are good some are great this is spectacular! You feel what Jacob feels, his thoughts are so played out I felt like I was there. Like watching a movie in your head. The narration is perfect. I TRULY recommend Where All Light Tends To Go.