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  • Rolling Thunder

  • A John Ceepak Mystery
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734

A prominent citizen suffers a heart attack on opening day of a brand new boardwalk roller coaster in the seedy seaside resort town Sea Haven, New Jersey. Initially ruled a tragic accident, it isnt long before there are suspicious hints of foul play, especially after another dead body is discovered: a stunning young beach beauty. Fortunately for mystery lovers, the straight-arrow cop John Ceepak and his wise-cracking young partner Danny Boyle are on the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable First Audible Book

  • By Leslie on 09-25-10

Another great read!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Don’t miss it! Danny Boyle cracks me up! And of course Ceepak- gotta love him!

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

  • By: Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,414

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship - the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best novels I've listened to in years.

  • By Rain on 10-27-13

Lovely, simply lovely!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

Plus it is narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda, what more do you need! Highly recommend.

  • Mad Mouse

  • John Ceepak, Book 2
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110

Young Danny Boyle, the part-time summer cop "down the shore" in Sea Haven, New Jersey, gets taken on a wild ride when he and his longtime beach buddies become the unwitting targets of a madman's twisted scheme for revenge. Fortunately, John Ceepak, the cop with a soldier's unshakable code of honor, stays at Danny's side to help him negotiate the quick twists and turns that threaten to destroy his life, his friends, and everything about the world he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whack a Mole

  • By John on 09-24-07

Book 2 is as great as book 1!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

So glad I discovered this series. I originally grabbed the book because of the narrator, Jeff Woodman (one of my top fav narrators), but now I am hooked on the characters. Can’t wait to listen to the next one!!

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel - Millennium Series, Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17,307

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Sequel

  • By Lia on 09-21-17

Great read!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

First of all, I love Simon Vance! Second, Lagercrantz did a great job following the characters and story line from the original series. Can’t wait to listen to the 5th book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tilt-a-Whirl

  • John Ceepak, Book 1
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,819

There isn't much fun in the sun when a billionaire real estate tycoon is found murdered on the Tilt-a-Whirl at a seedy seaside amusement park in the otherwise quiet summer tourist town of Sea Haven. John Ceepak, a former MP just back from Iraq, has just joined the Sea Haven police department. The job offer came from an old Army buddy who hoped to give Ceepak at least a summer's worth of rest and relaxation to help him forget the horrors of war. Instead, Ceepak will head up the murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the reader makes this book

  • By L. Haight on 08-30-07

I will read anything narrated by Jeff Woodman!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

I love finding books I would otherwise not have noticed, but after searching for books narrated by Jeff Woodman, I stumbled across this book. I was pleasantly surprised! I loved the characters, the story line and the laugh out loud moments, oh and the narrator (but you knew that already, right?)!!! Can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

  • Sourdough

  • A Novel
  • By: Robin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,154

Lois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening. Then, disaster! Visa issues. The brothers close up shop, and fast. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. She must keep it alive, they tell her - feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious!

  • By Lylo on 11-13-17

Fantastic read!

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

I will read anything Robin Sloan writes! The story captures you from the beginning and keeps you listening till the end. I found my new favorite author!!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Greenglass House

  • By: Kate Milford
  • Narrated by: Chris Henry Coffey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and 12-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly delightful experience!

  • By Lori on 02-19-17

Great read for all ages!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

I think this may be considered a juvenile book, but I must say I enjoyed every minute of it. Timeless story, and it kept me engaged throughout! I can't ready to read the next bookd!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

  • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,636
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451

When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still good fun!

  • By Dylan on 08-03-17

Delightful as always!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

Rhys Bowen doesn't disappoint in this latest installment of the Royal Spyness series. Can't wait for the next one!

  • The Cafe by the Sea

  • A Novel
  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Years ago Flora fled the quiet Scottish island where she grew up - and she hasn't looked back. What would she have done on Mure? It's a place where everyone has known her all her life, where no one will let her forget the past. In bright, bustling London, she can be anonymous, ambitious...and hopelessly in love with her boss. But when fate brings Flora back to the island, she's suddenly swept once more into life with her brothers - all strapping, loud, and seemingly incapable of basic housework - and her father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing accents and narration

  • By Joanne on 10-18-17

Lovely!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

If you are a fan of Jenny Colgan, you will not be disappointed! Narration was great too, but I am a sucker for the Scottish accent!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Kiss Carlo

  • By: Adriana Trigiani
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

It's 1949, and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity during the postwar boom. The Palazzini Cab Company & Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons, is flourishing: Business is good, and they're surrounded by sympathetic wives and daughters-in-law, with grandchildren on the way. But a decades-long feud that split Dominic and his brother, Mike, and their once-close families sets the stage for a rematch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!!

  • By M&M on 07-16-17

Best Adriana Trigiani book yet!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

A must read book! I enjoyed every second of it! Narrator was very good too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful