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  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,385

Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

Fun super Hero story that subverts stereotypes

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I was a little hesitant as I started listening, but as the story picked up steam, so did I! Andrea was so relateable and I loved her character quirks. Each of the CUP employees were so much fun to get to know and root for. I don't think there was anybody I disliked. Scott from HR arguably had the best "super" showoff and I wish there was more. I am full of enthusiasm for this weird little book and can't wait for more from Alexander C. Kane.

Bahni Turpin was a great choice for the book, she had wonderful dry humor and sense of timing. Every voice felt so unique to the character she was portraying at the moment and emphasized what a full world this book held. It's a little rough to hear lady narrators do male voices, but once I got into it, I wasn't too bothered.

Absolutely recommend!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Strange the Dreamer

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,099

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old, he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great until the ending

  • By Shane A. McGarry on 10-23-17

This book felt like a dream I could live in

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Laini Taylor blew me away with her exquisite writing and intensely intricate plotting. I had a lot of trouble forcing myself to take a breath and slow down to enjoy the book the way it deserves to be.

I loved how Lazlo's character was developed, frankly, how every character was, so thoughtful and deliberate. The mythology was spellbinding and felt so real, I was disappointed to finish the book, even more so when I realized I have to wait for the sequel.

This book was not only an excellent read, but one of those stories that stays with you for a very long time.

  • Magpie Murders

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,087

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best-selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A British Whodunit

  • By Sara on 07-24-17

I can't recommend this book enough

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I'm pretty sure all my co-workers got tired of me trying to not spoil Magpie Murders while also trying to get them to read it!

I've read books by Mr. Horowitz before and he is a brilliant plot architect. Every detail feels so intentionally placed and his pacing is phenomenal.

It was a particularly fascinating mystery book as it revolved around a mystery book. Main character Susan was riveting as she broke down her process for solving both mysteries.

This book is incredible, my only complaints were that it ended and that I didn't have another new book by Mr. Horowitz to read - and that I don't have the words to adequately describe how much I loved listening to this amazing story.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 180 Seconds

  • By: Jessica Park
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 736

Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds...After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm's length. Adopted at 16, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review: 180 Seconds, by Jessica Park

  • By Robert Zimmermann on 08-27-17

Painfully sweet, very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I loved the summary of the book and the book itself did not disappoint. Allison was very relateable in her fears and insecurities (though sometimes she went on and on about them a bit much) and I truly enjoyed journeying with her.

Esben was fun, at times a little too good to be true. This hindered my reading experience a little bit because I kept expecting him to have a personality 180 (He doesn't, feel free to be happy that there is a stand up guy! I was!).

The only thing I'd change about Esben is his name. I occasionally had to laugh because it sounded so dumb. I preferred his nickname over his actual name.

Overall: Great book! It's the perfect tug on the heart strings, sweet romance that I wanted it to be. Highly recommend.

  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • A Starlight Cove Novel
  • By: Cynthia Ellingsen
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,771
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,424

Dawn Conners's parents are famous for finding historic treasures, but she has a knack for losing things - her job, her boyfriend, and now, her reputation. Thanks to a mud-slinging exposé, Dawn's late great-grandfather is assumed guilty of stealing silver from a century-old shipwreck. Hoping to clear his name, Dawn returns to Starlight Cove, her idyllic hometown on Lake Michigan, where the doomed vessel sleeps beneath the beam of a ramshackle lighthouse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story , completely entertaining!

  • By Lisa on 04-16-17

Interesting story, uninteresting main character

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

At the end of the day, I really enjoyed The Lighthouse Keeper, but it did have some rough patches. If I had to pick one thing that I wish was different, it would be Dawn Conners. She was a mostly okay character, her quirks were cute and understandable - until Ellingsen kept harping on them. By the end of the book, I was so fed up with Dawn that I didn't care what happened to her. I think I only finished the book to see what happened to the other characters.

  • Murder on Black Swan Lane

  • By: Andrea Penrose
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,146

The Earl of Wrexford possesses a brilliant scientific mind, but boredom and pride lead him to reckless behavior. He does not suffer fools gladly. So when pompous, pious Reverend Josiah Holworthy publicly condemns him for debauchery, Wrexford unsheathes his rapier-sharp wit and strikes back. As their war of words escalates, London's most popular satirical cartoonist, A. J. Quill, skewers them both.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new series!

  • By Mystery Maven on 10-22-17

Intriguing mystery with sub par characters

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

The best part of this book was the set up, up to the point where the main characters meet. After that, I felt as though the author was just parading her dark and moody aristocrat back and forth to prove how dark and moody he was.

I liked Charlotte a lot, but I think she was under used. It didn't seem she could do anything without it being validated by Wrexford. I did appreciate that she contributed, but at the end, it was the Wrexford show.

The conclusion of the book wasn't terribly satisfying and should have wrapped up an hour sooner, it was very slow going and didn't really add to the plot. As soon as Charlotte and Wrexford figured out who the culprit was, the book lost steam and tried to make up for it with overbearing sentimentality over characters.

I don't regret reading this book, but I do regret buying it.

Minor gripe: The Earl of Wrexford is never told Charlotte Sloane's first name, but refers to her as Charlotte in his head. This bothered me more than it should have lol

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line

  • By: Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham
  • Narrated by: Kristen Bell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,237
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,933

The first book in an original mystery series featuring 28-year-old Veronica Mars, back in action after the events of Veronica Mars: The Movie. With the help of old friends - Logan Echolls, Mac Mackenzie, Wallace Fennel, and even Dick Casablancas - Veronica is ready to take on Neptune's darkest cases with her trademark sass and smarts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mars Attacks, succeeds!

  • By Alison on 03-30-14

Holy Smokes, Veronica Mars does it again!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I was so excited to see this pop up on my recommendations, especially with Kristen Bell as the narrator. I was blown away by a story that kept me guessing, I was mostly sure that I figured out who did what and why only to find out I was completely wrong. Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham did an excellent job of setting up an intriguing plot and continuing Veronica's story from the movie. My only (very mild) complaint was that Logan didn't play much of a role, but it made sense for the story. I'm looking forward to more!

  • Geekerella

  • A Novel
  • By: Ashley Poston
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens, Tristan Morris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,423

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume, Elle's determined to win - unless her stepsisters get there first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh new take on the Cinderella tale

  • By Kathleen Y. Danis on 05-02-17

Sweet adaptation that isn't afraid to be different

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

I loved this story! I was so glad that there was a male narrator for Darien, and Tristan Morris did a fantastic job. Darien could have so easily been an over confident movie star, Poston was refreshing in bringing the perspective of guy who was still figuring out who he is. I really enjoyed how the relationship between Elle and Darien developed in a slow but sweet fashion without taking over either of their lives. It was important to both to keep talking to each other, but they still did their own stuff and became stronger characters. Good job Ashley Poston! I am looking forward to more!

“AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,525
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,786

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Traveling through history rather than time

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 11-04-17

Thank you Peter Clines for an amazing book!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

I have loved everything else by Peter Clines and Paradox Bound is no different. I don't really like most time travel in my books, but the minimal approach and very minimal name dropping really appealed to me. When famous historical figures did appear, it was just enough to establish who they were without unnecessary fan service. Ray Porter (narrator) continues to be amazing. He truly gives voices to regular people who have found themselves in extraordinary situations. I love that he kind of sounds like Tom Hanks. Thank you so much Mr. Clines! I'm excited for your next one =)

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Beneath the Skin

  • The Sam Hunter Case Files
  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542

Sam Hunter is a bit of an animal. He's a former Twin Cities cop who lost his badge because of excessive force. Abusive husbands, child molesters, and other lowlifes wound up looking like they'd been mauled by a dog...or a wolf. Now Sam's a low-rent PI in Philadelphia. He takes the kinds of cases no one wants. His clients are usually on the fringes of society. The kind who are prey for all manner of predators - human and otherwise.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love Maberry, but story was a bit repetitive

  • By Jan-Michael on 12-16-16

Supernatural cases unlike what I have read before

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Mr. Maberry did such a great job of writing supernatural cases that I would have never thought of. His approach was so unexpected! I'm glad that I gave Sam Hunter a chance because he was a character that I loved to follow. I really hope that he will have more stories in the future!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful