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  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,040

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark indeed

  • By DQmaine on 08-12-16

Good Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-09

It is quite dark - and the narrators really did a good job of getting that across. A lot of twists. But, in the end, as dark as the book may seem, it does give a message of hope and forgiveness. It is a very good book indeed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Dirty Job

  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,233

People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By Janie on 03-24-06

Dark but funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-09

Very interesting plot - and the author presented it very well. It was very funny, too. I had to look around to make sure that nobody saw me laughing out loud. Truly entertaining. And Mr. Fisher Stevens was excellent in his narration.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Played with Fire Part 1

  • The Millennium Series, Book 2
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,211
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listening!

  • By Curatina on 08-09-09

Can't Wait for #3

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-09

I couldn't stop listening. And the narrator is excellent!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Atonement

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,351

In Atonement, three children lose their innocence, as the sweltering summer heat bears down on the hottest day in 1935, and their lives are changed forever. Cecilia Tallis is of England's priviledged class; Robbie Turner is the housekeeper's son. In their moment of intimate surrender, they are interrupted by Cecilia's hyperimaginative and scheming 13-year-old sister, Briony. And as chaos consumes the family, Briony commits a crime, the guilt of which she shall carry throughout her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing book about complex human perception

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-17-04

Love The Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

The story is very poignant - but feels very real. I have loved the book even before the film came out - which was unusually true to the book. That was quite surprising. I've always been interested in Mr. McEwan's books as they are a very good study of human behavior in the direst of situations.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Oryx and Crake

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,732

The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Scary Stuff

  • By Doug on 07-21-03

Eerily Real

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

The story was so close to being real that it was just so unnerving to listen to the book. It's not bad at all! It is actually thought provoking. And Mr. Scott has always been a great narrator and the way he brought this audiobook to life even made listening to it so very eerie.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,084

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery with Wonderful Characters

  • By Robert on 12-22-08

Very Well Written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

I couldn't stop listening to this book - I had to finish it. It's not edge of your seat kind of thriller - it's more of a suspenseful thinking kind of thriller - if that makes sense at all. It has enough twists to make your head spin and it was kind of confusing at the start since there were so many characters involved, but it was very well written and the characters' lives and the way they cross paths is just very good story telling. The narrator was very good, too.

49 of 54 people found this review helpful

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  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,572
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,236

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • much more than I expected

  • By Renato on 09-05-08

Good Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

The story itself is good. One has to hash out the theology behind it but this book doesn't claim to be a theological study - just a story. I understand that there are some arguments as to the dogmas, or rather the non-dogmas, that the book emphasizes but as a story of pain and redemption, this book is a good read - or listen, as the case may be.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • What Happens in London

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 848

When Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his fiancée, she doesn't believe it for a second, but, still, how can she help spying on him, just to be sure? So she stakes out a spot near her bedroom window, cleverly concealed by curtains, watches, and waits . . . and discovers a most intriguing man, who is definitely up to something. Sir Harry Valentine works for the boring branch of the War Office, translating documents vital to national security.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Donna on 09-27-09

Interesting Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

I'm not a romance novel person - but, Ms. Quinn has got me downloading her books. Yes, there's the boy meets girl stuff but the circumstances the characters find themselves in - it's just hilarious! I'm glad to find an author that just doesn't delve in such romantic stuff - she just has a way of telling a story that makes it so funny, too. Pecked to death by pigeons - that's a classic. Oh, and the narration is excellent, too!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,930
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,250

Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Paula A Ford on 12-13-09

Neil Gaman's Stories are ALWAYS Good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

Although this is an Audible Kids download, I would think it won't be appropriate for children around 10 and below. Mostly preteens and up, maybe. That said, the story was really good. Mr. Gaman's imagination knows no bounds. And, the narration, as always, is excellent.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

Miranda Cheever has been blessed with many things, but great beauty is not among them. Still, when she meets Viscount Tuner, she knows she is meant for him. As the years go by, fate is as kind to Miranda as it is harsh on the Viscount. He's skeptical about love with good reason - but he may be falling for Miranda

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love READING this book!

  • By Lori Mcbride on 06-29-11

Funny Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-09

I know this is a romance. But this story has so many funny moments, I seem to be laughing my head silly that I think people thought I was losing my head while I was listening to this book. It's a bit drawn out but it's a good listen/read.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful