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  • 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 24,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,469

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 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 393

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.

  • Jam

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,773

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.

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  • Out of Africa

  • By: Isak Dineson
  • Narrated by: Julie Harris
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 826

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)

  • Mogworld

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,376

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about 60 years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yahtzee learns to enunciate

  • By Alyssa on 10-18-12

Yahtzee!!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Yea, I want more Yahtzee. A great way to escape to something funny and light.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,699
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9,828
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,785

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Awesome

  • By LizzieL on 07-25-18

Good book. I don't understand the negative reviews

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

What's not to like. It's a very entertaining read. Nice plot and well read. Dennis Quaid has that kind of deep gravely voice that took some getting used to but I grew to enjoy his reading. All his character voices remained very true throughout so you always know who is speaking. When I first joined Audible, I found that I had to listen to a number of very average books to find the real gems. Now however, I'm wondering if I will ever find another gem. The thought occurs to me that I should just go back and listen to the special books in my library again because I can't seem to find new ones anymore. "The President is Missing" is not a gem, but it's very good. I listen while I travel and when I'm home, I don't listen until I'm on the road again and this is a book I looked forward to getting back to. Thanks Bill and James. I enjoyed your book very much. Almost a gem.

  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,304

Space travel just isn't what it used to be. With the invention of Quantum Teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By K. F. on 03-09-17

I was unfair to Mr. Croshaw at first

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

This was the second book by Yahtzee Croshaw that I listened to. In my review of the first book, I berated him for reading his own book. I have done an about face. I have come to enjoy his reading. I am eating crow. Thanks for the fun books Mr. Croshaw and I will be reading others, or listening to as it were.

  • Windows into Hell

  • By: James Wymore, Michaelbrent Collings, Jay Wilburn, and others
  • Narrated by: Tonya Adolfson, Raphael Boivin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

What happens after we die? Mankind has speculated through the ages that a few righteous or lucky people go straight to heaven. Or so we've come to believe. Good or bad, our journey doesn't end at death. For most of us, the afterlife begins in an office where an overworked and under-appreciated demon decides our long term fate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By Robert on 07-08-18

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I loved Stephen Peck's "A Short Stay in Hell". So I thought I'd love this anthology. What I expected was a variety of short stories with different ideas of hell. What I got was a few different versions of the same story. Instead of the demon sending the dead to the library, they went to a beach and jungle island, or an endless attic, or something else. The same story, different settings. Stephen Peck's entry in this anthology was not good. Some others were ok. One of the female readers was very difficult to understand. She read really fast in a low tone and it make it difficult to understand all of the words. I felt a bit ripped off at that point. Overall, mildly entertaining at best, and I'm a guy that loves this sort of stuff.

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  • Us Against You

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687

After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they learn that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. Amidst the mounting tension between the two rivals, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to be Beartown's new hockey coach. Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you'll ever see; Benji, the crazed lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why Did It Have to End?

  • By Lauren on 06-07-18

I am such a Fredrik Backman fan, but ---------

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I have loved everything by Fredrik Backman. In fact, when someone asks me who's my favorite author, which is impossible to answer, I list Fredrik Backman right up near the top. But this book was simply painful to listen to. I wondered to myself just what deep dark world Mr. Backman had fallen into when he was writing this. Talk about everybody in the book being depressing creatures. With about 6 hours left, I was wishing an atomic bomb would drop on Beartown and annihilate everyone. After all the wonderful adventures he gave me, like "A Man Called Ova, Britt Marie Was Here", etc, I had to give this three stars but I'm not sure I liked it even that much. The reader is great. I like Marin. The follow up to Beartown was a disappointment for me.

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  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,919

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everybody

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 09-24-18

Mr. Croshaw should not have narrated his own book.

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Good story, not so great narration. Sometimes it was very difficult to understand the reader. His accent would become very strong at times. It took away from the experience. Still, I recommend the book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful