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KAMUELA, HI, United States
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  • 23
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  • Cemetery Road

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 23 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,155

When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age 18, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington DC. But just as the political chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol - and perhaps even to Washington. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cemetery Road comes to Life...

  • By shelley on 03-06-19

BREATHTAKING

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

Reviewed: 05-16-19

The intensity, detail and pressure in each succeeding chapter created a battle between needing more and near break point!!! Laser brilliant!!!

  • The Shape of Water

  • By: Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,407

The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By E. Chadwick on 03-29-18

Mesmerizing!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

I plan to listen to this again. Though the narrator’s voice was clearly that of a tiny woman, she masterfully portrayed each of the characters. The plot line is sooo possible, soo easy to fall into the story.

  • The Book of Life

  • All Souls, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,500
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,996

In The Book of Life, Diana and Matthew time travel back from Elizabethan London to make a dramatic return to the present - facing new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home, Sept-Tours, they reunite with the beloved cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hopes Dashed

  • By Elkay on 08-01-14

Fantastic weaver of stories!! I need MORE!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-15

I waited for months for this last book and now had listened to it three times!! Jennifer Ikeda was THE perfect reader to embue the characters with life!!

  • This Case Is Gonna Kill Me

  • Linnet Ellery, Book 1
  • By: Phillipa Bornikova
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 332

What happens when The Firm meets Anita Blake? You get the Halls of Power - our modern world, but twisted. Law, finance, the military, and politics are under the sway of long-lived vampires, werewolves, and the elven Alfar. Humans make the best of rule by “the Spooks”, and contend among themselves to affiliate with the powers-that-be, in order to avoid becoming their prey. Very loyal humans are rewarded with power over other women and men. Very lucky humans are selected to join the vampires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By decembergrit on 09-10-12

MORE! MORE! MORE!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-13

Where does This Case Is Gonna Kill Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Deinitely in the top 25%

Who was your favorite character and why?

Linnet & John.

Which character – as performed by Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

Linnet

Any additional comments?

I've read 11 of 12 of the Sookie Stackhouse books and felt a huge chasm opening up....no more Sookie books! :( So in a chat with one of the Audible specialists, I found out about Phillippa Bornikova! The only problem is that there's only ONE book!! Please, please write more Linet Books!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Out of the Black Land

  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Paul Garcia, Emily Bauer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt is peaceful and prosperous under the dual rule of the Pharaohs Amenhotep III and IV, until the younger Pharaoh begins to dream new and terrifying dreams. Ptah-hotep, a young peasant boy studying to be a scribe, wants to live a simple life in a Nile hut with his lover Kheperren and their dog Wolf. But Amenhotep IV appoints him as Great Royal Scribe. Surrounded by bitterly envious rivals and enemies, how long will Ptah-hotep survive?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • False Advertising or an Honest Mistake?

  • By r4punz3ll3 on 03-19-13

ENTHRALLING!!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Would you listen to Out of the Black Land again? Why?

I did. I'd spent so much time with these characters that I wanted to experience them again.

What did you like best about this story?

I absolutely love that this book was such a long book. I enjoyed every rich detail and description, the entire building of this world, characters and lives was spell-binding.

What does Paul Garcia and Emily Bauer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I am so happy that there was both a male AND a female narrators....not just a male adjusting his voice to mimic that of a female and vice versa. It really made the story work!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Grave Surprise

  • Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500

Twenty-something Harper Connelly has a gift. After being struck by lighting as a child, she discovered an eerie ability to locate the deceased. In Memphis, skeptical Professor Nunley wants her to demonstrate that skill at an ancient cemetery. There, Harper stands atop a grave and says there are two bodies entombed: one centuries old, but the other, a young girl named Tabitha.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly different

  • By April on 09-16-07

I'm hooked on Harper!!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would indeed!! These are characters who are entirely believable...though unique. Also, Harris has a great way of getting to the "meat" of each character and working with narrators who are able to sink into each persona.

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

She successfully brings each character to life in a way that just isn't possible when reading. I now identify Harper with this narrator in the same way that Johanna Parker IS Sookie Stackhouse.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I just about did!!

  • Mortal Fear

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 992

By day, Harper Cole trades commodities over the internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operator of E.R.O.S., an exclusive, sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my attention!

  • By Grace on 05-06-11

EXTRAORDINARY

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Where does Mortal Fear rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's one of the best...completely gripping!

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the battle between the brilliance of good and evil.

What does Eric G. Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is able to "cast" a character through changes in his voice and able to step out of the "narrator's" position...as an external force, and get deep into your mind!

  • True Evil

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,837

Dr. Chris Shepard is 36 years old, newly married, and well on his way to a perfect life. Or so he believes. But that future is forever cast into doubt the day Special Agent Alexandra Morse walks into his office and drops a bombshell: Dr. Shepard's beautiful new wife is plotting his murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, but that narration....

  • By Pamela Mc on 05-25-18

Mezmerized!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

What made the experience of listening to True Evil the most enjoyable?

Iles' ability to seize your complete attention is truly legendary. There was also a perfect matching of story to narrator which resulted in a TOTAL experience in just the way Iles intended.

What other book might you compare True Evil to and why?

Sleep No More.

Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

both primary characters

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I HAD to listen to it at EVERY POSSIBLE MOMENT!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • City of Dark Magic

  • A Novel
  • By: Magnus Flyte
  • Narrated by: Natalie Gold
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 246

Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as it’s whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood. Soon after Sarah arrives, strange things begin to happen.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So promising and yet...

  • By Tyler on 01-19-13

Exceptional!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

Where does City of Dark Magic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's in a category along with Deborah Harkness' books, Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed that the author historical facts into the fantasy in a seamless way to evoke a truly possible existence! I can't wait for the next book from this author!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Grave Sight

  • Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,121

Grave Sight draws listeners into the intriguing world of Harper Connelly, a woman with a unique gift: she can "see" the deceased and how they died. A teenage girl from a small Ozarks town is missing and feared dead. Hired by local police, Harper locates the girl's body in a nearby forest. But there's more than one corpse in those woods, and the second one raises questions no one wants to ask.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable. Interesting. Recommend!

  • By Connie on 02-11-09

Another side to Charlaine Harris

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot was intriguing and definitely kept my attention throughout.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I was curious about this character as I am addicted to Sookie Stackhouse. Harris could never keep up with my unsatiable desire to read Sookie books! I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to this new character, Harper, and her brother, Tolliver.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful