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  • Innocence

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,699

He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance - and nothing less than destiny - has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story dragged on and anti-climatic

  • By roz79 on 02-06-15

I think I'm tiring of Dean Koontz

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Another Dean Koontz book. I was once a fan, but all his books are the same. Good vs evil. Some evil spirit possessing bad people. Good triumphs over evil. I can't separate any of his books in my mind anymore. They all run together except the wonderful Odd Thomas series. If you love Dean Koontz, this book is for you.

  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  • By: Phaedra Patrick
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater-vest; waters his fern, Frederica; and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sweet, predictable novel of widower's quest

  • By Mark on 01-05-18

Wonderful fun light hearted story

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Some reviewers have compared this to A Man Called Ove. They are not even remotely the same. The only commonality is the fact that the main character in both books is an elderly man who lost his wife. I loved reading about Ove, but I loved this one just as much. A story of exploration, of finding yourself again at an old age and after a heartbreaking loss. A feel good story to lighten your day. Don't hesitate to read this one. I'll have to explore more by this author.

  • Killing Commendatore

  • A Novel
  • By: Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel - translator, Ted Goossen - translator
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

In Killing Commendatore, a 30-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious 13-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece and A Good Novel To Start

  • By Elif Kaya on 10-18-18

I'll read anything by Haruki Murakami

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

If Murakami was to write political ads for a party I did not like, I would still read it. Gotta say I love everything he writes, except his short stories for some reason. They seem like they don't have an ending. Just a beginning and a sort of middle, like an excerpt from a novel instead of a stand alone story. They suck me in and then leave me flat. Killing Commendatore however, did not disappoint. Highly recommended if you like Murakami.

  • You're Going to Mars!

  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Living and slaving in Fill City One, you get used to the smell. We call it the Everpresent Stink. But every once in a while, on a spring day with a breeze, it clears away enough to remind us that there is something more out there. Most Fillers' wildest dreams would be just to get past the walls and live in the mainland. But my dream? It’s a little bigger. I’m going to Mars.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewers Choice Award, its that good

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 11-13-18

It's ok. I'm not sorry I listened to it but.......

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

After loving Rob Dircks other books on audible I was excited to see this one come out and pre-ordered it. I found it so so. Nothing I'd recommend but I wouldn't warn someone off it either. It was kind of like watching a movie on the hallmark channel. Not my favorite. Maybe my wife will like it. Got terribly sappy at times, especially at the end. I had to fast forward through parts. I won't be so excited next time a Rob Dircks book comes out.

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  • The Silkworm

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,165

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made Alligator Alley fly by

  • By Tracey on 06-26-14

I like this series.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This was good find. I'm enjoying this series. J.K. you are the man. Or wo man as it were.

  • Missing You

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,282

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben set huge sales records with last year’s Six Years - and he’s poised to do it again in his next breathtaking stand-alone thriller. Harlan Coben, author of six consecutive instant number-one New York Times best sellers and a total of 24 award-winning, best-selling, and internationally acclaimed novels, returns with another ripped-from-real-life thriller full of impossibly high emotional stakes and the real-to-life characters for which he has become famous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different and wonderful crime thriller!

  • By Wayne on 11-23-15

I gave it two stars but should have one.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

The characters are hackney. The conversations are stupid. Let's put it this way: If you enjoy daytime soap operas and how dumb the conversations and plot are, you will enjoy this book. If not, don't buy it. As for the reader, she may be just fine, but I feel if a reader lends his/her voice to a bad book then they deserve the same review as the book itself.

  • 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 25,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,683

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

Well what do you know

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

There are so many mundane audio books you have to go through to find the good ones. Sometimes I don't think I'll ever find another that really truly holds my interest, and then along come jk rowling again. I had not read anything of hers since harry p. I thought to myself, oh yea right, another down on his luck detective story. But damn, she is good. This was a good read and I shall continue the series. Keep it up JK.

  • Men Without Women

  • Stories
  • By: Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel - translator, Ted Goossen - translator
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murakami Being Murakami

  • By Jay Quintana on 05-10-17

While I am a big fan of Haruki Murakami - - - - -

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

To me, stories have a beginning, middle, and an ending. I don't care if they are lengthy stories or short stories. To Mr. Murakami it seems a short story is simply a beginning, or maybe include a small amount of middle. His stories don't have an ending. Some of these were boring, others very intriguing, but none of them finished. I've tried a couple short story collections of his. Can't say I should continue to make that same mistake over and over.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jam

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,852

We were prepared for an earthquake. We had a flood plan in place. We could even have dealt with zombies. Probably. But no one expected the end to be quite so…sticky…or strawberry scented. Yahtzee Croshaw ( Mogworld, Zero Punctuation Reviews) returns to audiobooks with a follow-up to his smash-hit debut: Jam, a dark comedy about the one apocalypse no one predicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By Zak on 11-25-13

Wish there were more

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I like this author. Too bad he only three lousy books on audible. They make for a great respite between serious crap.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Africa

  • By: Isak Dineson
  • Narrated by: Julie Harris
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 909

Danish countess Karen Blixon, known as Isak Dineson, ran a coffee plantation in Kenya in the years when Africa remained a romantic and formidable continent to most Europeans. Out of Africa is her account of her life there, with stories of her respectful relationships with the Masai, Kikuyu, and Somali natives who work on her land; the European friends who visit her; and the imposing permanence of the wild, high land itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to enjoy this

  • By Tyler Tanner on 10-08-14

Well this was discouraging

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Turns out I have no depth of character. I really did not like this book when all of you deep thinking people just loved it. It bored the crap out of me. I listened to the first 58 minutes and gave up. I went back to reading the author that really moves my soul and touches my heart, Yatzee Crowshaw. There is nothing like some undead falling apart person who keeps dying but the angels keep kicking him back to earth to keep a person well grounded emotionally and philosophically. So to all of you that loved "Out of Africa" I must say, I just don't belong in your clan. (sad face)