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  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 803

When philanthropist Hugo Fletcher’s dead body is discovered tied to a bed in his London home, Chief Inspector Tom Douglas determines right away that he’s hunting a female killer. Though Fletcher made countless enemies through his work with Eastern European prostitutes, the crime scene reeks of sex and revenge. This murder was personal. Douglas knows Fletcher’s unhappy wife, Laura, should be his prime suspect. She’s definitely hiding something. Something big. But he isn’t convinced it’s murder. Besides, she’s not the only woman with a motive to kill the manipulative billionaire....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Police Procedural, Not a Thriller

  • By Sires on 12-15-13

Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Facinating. What's the Audible word for "couldn't put it down?" Couldn't go to sleep? Can't remember a book where I kept hitting 30 min sleep timer until the sun came up.

Reader's accent's a little odd, but I got used to it. Maybe I've just never heard a rich woman from that part of England before.

  • The Winter Sea

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,849
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,869

History has all but forgotten.... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next best-selling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But then she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Read

  • By Menon on 08-14-12

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

Amazing Audible readers, surely it's more than one. So many characters but the different voices help keep them straight. Accents are perfect based on my years of movies and TV, but they were perfect for me.

Two facinating stories in past and present, woven together masterfully with humor, romance, intrigue, and adventure.

  • Whiskey Sour

  • A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery
  • By: J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck, Dick Hill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 874
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 876

Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is having a bad week. Her live-in boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, chronic insomnia has caused her to max out her credit cards with late-night home shopping purchases, and a frightening killer who calls himself "The Gingerbread Man" is dumping mutilated bodies in her district.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like the book but GRAPHIC details

  • By Kari on 10-31-09

Audio dynamic range

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Great story. Performance of speakers is excellent, but, as is so often the case, the mixing engineer has failed to consider that the listener is not in an audio booth --not even in a living room usually -- not even able to use noise cancelling headphones in most cases.

If the level overall is not compressed, the listener gets the job of riding the gain or they will either miss much of the quiet parts or be blasted by the loud ones. An experienced actor can control the apparent level with the tone, making a whisper understandable across a large room, but still sound like a whisper. Screaming can be transmitted at an actual level that is not much higher.

When the performers files coming in don't have that control, the engineer needs to take into account the listener when adjusting the gain or use an app such as Audacity's Normalize.

We're not talking Beethoven here. I can't ride the gain when I'm driving. Or vacuuming. Normalizing the level is YOUR job.

  • City of Endless Night

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,200

When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The allusive Pendergast..,

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

Superb

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Every part of this audiobook is perfect. I am at a loss to describe the experience. Please hurry with the next one.

  • The Midnight Line

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,098

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher doing what Reacher does!

  • By shelley on 11-07-17

Voices

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

Male character's voices too hard to tell apart in some cases. One even sounds like Reacher.

Story does not leave much hope for Rose.

Otherwise it's a great Reacher tale.

  • Hell on Ice

  • The Saga of the Jeannette
  • By: Edward Ellsberg
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

In the 1870s, newspaperman James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald drummed up excitement and publicity for his paper through highly publicized missions of exploration. In 1879, Bennett's idea for a voyage was his most audacious to date: the North Pole. To do this, he hired a team of naval veterans in addition to a smattering of civilians with specialized knowledge in meteorology, whaling, and naturalism. The men on board the Jeannette set off in September of 1879. This would be the last time anyone saw them for two years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Historical Novel of Actual Trek into Unknown

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-12-17

Great Historical Novel of Actual Trek into Unknown

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Fascinating tale of exploration team searching for a passage to the North Pole from the West. I enjoyed the descriptions of the machinery on the ship. You can tell this was written by an engineer. He captures well the interactions between officers and crew and their diverse personalities. Their impossible journey could have been a noir setting, but Admiral Ellsberg shows the faith, heroism and dignity in the struggle for survival.

If you read it in the winter, be sure to dress warmly. A blanket would help.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Starship Eternal

  • War Eternal, Book 1
  • By: M. R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824

Captain Mitchell "Ares" Williams is a space marine and the hero of the Battle for Liberty whose shot heard 'round the universe saved the planet from a nearly unstoppable war machine. He's handsome, charismatic, and the perfect poster boy to help the military drive enlistment. Pulled from the war and thrown into the spotlight, he's as efficient at charming the media and bedding beautiful celebrities as he was at shooting down enemy starfighters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Start for a New Series. Great Sci-fi.

  • By Striker on 04-27-15

reader whispers for narration

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

Hard to keep adjusting volume. Should be run through normalize program. Also has vocal fry.

Book itself it excellent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Three Musketeers

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,472

Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Fun!

  • By A. A. Green on 05-17-11

Romance, Intrigue, and Adventure

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17


Classic story of devotion between men facing threats on the battlefield and secretly from evil men and women who plot against them.  Much humor, but also wisdom offsets the intense conflicts.  Here can be found the most seductive, conniving, and evil female spy in all literature.


Plot seems to drag at times, but Mr. John Lee keeps it going with realistic voices and believable dialects -- even the French.  He gets 5 stars, bringing new life into this old novel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Elixir

  • By: Ted Galdi
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Protagonist Sean Malone's journey begins at 14. He has an IQ north of 200, a full-ride scholarship to the country’s top technical university, and over a million bucks from a winning streak on Jeopardy. However, he wishes he could just be normal. The US government manipulates him, using him as a codebreaker to pursue a covert operation and killing innocent people along the way. When Sean pushes back, the Department of Defense pushes harder. He flees to Europe to build a new life under a new name, hiding his mental gift from everyone.    

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting idea for a story

  • By Jean on 02-02-15

Good story. Ho hum reader.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Reader was monotone on narration. Most characters were believable. Story was good, but drug in the middle. Mr. Galdi got carried away on the epilogue -- long enough for another book. I won't call it YA but might appeal more to the late teens / early twenties set -- esp. of the female persuasion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,279

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Original Story of Horror and Courage

  • By JoanneG on 11-04-15

Has all the best of SciFi suspense

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

The most enthralling and entertaining book I've read in months. I seldom give 5 stars. but this deserves them. Tense plot, but the threat is so strange your imagination can run wild. Not one to read / listen to in a quiet waiting room unless you have solid control. Very real, believable characters and most are likeable. At least the flesh ones.

Reader is quite likeable. Keep him.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful