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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 92,744
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85,921
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85,517

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

hard to believe this beautiful story of a love between mother and son. compelling, wonderfull. And now we're blessed with this wonderful person.

  • Red Mist

  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,482

Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too much dialog, too little story

  • By Rene on 12-12-11

even worse than before

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

Reviewed: 03-17-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

not so much detail, both medical and techical. Also, even speaking as Scarpetta the character brings out her numerous flaws that have intensified in herself. The sold Scarpetta mysteriess have long dissappeared and now the boring, boring stories have lost the magic

What could Patricia Cornwell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

more mystery and less boredom, Boring, booorrriiinnnggg

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Burton?

Don't know, but her reading of a bad book does not make her a bad narrator

What character would you cut from Red Mist?

Lucy

Any additional comments?

will not make the mistake again thinking new books by Cornwell will be as interesting as the first and will not waste my money

  • The Scarpetta Factor

  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta - despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN - to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • why did I buy?

  • By Mary Fernandez on 06-05-10

why did I buy?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-10

After the last book that was a total waste, I thought the old Cornwell would come back. This has got to be the worst waste of time and money.
Please Kathy Reichs write more

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Monkey's Raincoat

  • An Elvis Cole Novel
  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 813

When Ellen Lang's husband disappears with their son, she hires Elvis Cole to track him down. A quiet and seemingly submissive wife, Ellen can't even write a check without him. All she wants is to get him and her son back - no questions asked.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book for the first in the series.

  • By John on 06-18-08

not for me

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-10

I really, really tried to get into this book but it was useless. I hate to criticize narrators but it was so hard to imagine a 30 something character with that voice.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Runaway

  • By: Terry Kay
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Tom and Son Jesus are two boys - one black and the other white - who have been mysteriously ordained at birth to spark the flames of change. Best friends, they spend their days daydreaming, fishing, and trying to escape work. But their fun abruptly comes to a halt when they discover a bone during a fanciful runaway. Sheriff Frank Rucker, returned a hero from World War II, begins an investigation that unmasks a racially motivated killer known only as Pegleg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful book

  • By Mary Fernandez on 08-27-09

A wonderful book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-09

I heard this book when I first joined Audible but I go back to it because it is so good. Everything is so vivid that I can see the characters clearly in my mind and the twists to the end are most welcome.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Charade

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Constance Towers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Cat Delaney is a TV personality who has experienced a medical miracle - she has a new heart. One of several patients who received transplants on the same day, Cat doesn't know her donor's identity. She only knows that she feels compelled to make changes in her life. Leaving Hollywood for San Antonio to host a TV show spotlighting adoptive children with special needs, Cat reevaluates the woman she has been.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So-So

  • By Jan on 09-11-09

too much sex for me

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-09

Never read (or heard) books by Sandra Brown so maybe they are all the same with so much details of the sexual encounters that I gagged. Story was intricate and a mystery until the end. Very good plot.

  • The Last Child

  • By: John Hart
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222

his most powerful and intricately-plotted novel yet. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: happy parents and a twin sister that meant the world to him. But Alyssa went missing a year ago, stolen off the side of a lonely street with only one witness to the crime. His family shattered, his sister presumed dead, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown in a last, desperate search.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick With It!

  • By Christine on 10-19-09

don't want it to end

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-09

Book was so good. I did not want it to end. More twists and turns than I could have imagines. Loved it.

  • The Birthing House

  • By: Christopher Ransom
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 21

In this psychological thriller with supernatural overtones, a young couple, Conrad and Joanna Harrison, attempt to save their marriage by starting anew in a rural turn-of-the-century former birthing house.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Such a waste (rating --0)

  • By Elaine on 08-25-09

roller coaster

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-09

Started out very strange and just when I thought it was getting good the story got so convoluted that I had a hard time understanding what was going on. It ended in such a dark, dark manner that I had a nightmare the night I finished the audio book. Very, very strange. The narrator, however, was very good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Floor

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,514
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,502

All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comic book tough guy

  • By Ed on 06-21-08

very good book and reader

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-09

I really loved this audio book. The reader was also very good in depicting the different characters.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scarpetta

  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 562

Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk - and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your money

  • By Becky on 01-20-09

pretty awful reading

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-09

when the reader did the reading on the men characters it sounded awful. I thought up to now that I liked Wesley and I did kind of like the character of Marino but after this---no way

1 of 2 people found this review helpful