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  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,195

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Road Noise

  • By Audio Dave on 11-13-17

Surprisingly BAD

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

I have enjoyed most of SK's newer work. He is typically a masterful storyteller and develops characters that you like or sympathise with. This book was something different. It was a struggle to listen to it from the beginning. The narration was great, the premise is great- the characters were awful. I struggled to make it half way through the book before I gave up. No GOOD characters. A few good villains. Maybe he went too hard with his political statement- whatever the case it was NOT an enjoyable book.

26 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Spartan Gold

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,144

Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's "lost cellar." Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action Packed Treasure Hunt

  • By Deepseabc on 03-06-11

Cheesy

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-16

It reads like a bad 80's action movie. People have shoot outs and no one gets shot....... They run away from enemies trying to kill them without so much as tying them up or taking weapons. Like BAD tv...... I gave it a shot because it was on sale but it is not my thing.

  • The Innocent: A Novel

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,823

Will Robie may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career.... It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable: He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disliked all the Sound Effects.

  • By Stan on 07-16-14

Special effects killed it....

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

I could not listen to this book. The effects were just awful. Book might be fine, but this version is bad.

  • A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,849
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,409

A movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. In a seemingly unrelated case, a loner is murdered, leaving the sheriff's department with no clues. One unsettling revelation after another leaves a retired FBI agent and an L.A. detective thinking they've unmasked a most frightening killer with almost inconceivable calculation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is the worst ever

  • By Keith on 11-23-05

Worst narration yet for the Bosch series

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

Reviewed: 09-23-15

Great story, but I would say it is more of a McCaleb book than a Bosch book. And maybe the narration was a better fit for McCaleb than Bosch. Bosch sounded like a grumpy OLD man. It was distracting.

  • Angels Flight

  • A Harry Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,940
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,528

An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive - and the dead man's enemies inside the L.A.P.D. are so numerous - that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile L.A. murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Good Connelly!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-08-14

Great book, difficult narration change

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

Reviewed: 08-31-15

It is a great book. The new narrator is difficult. I was nearly half way through the book before I got used to it. He is no Dick Hill--- and the next several books mix up several narrators. I wish they would use ONE narrator, it makes it so much easier to listen to in a series like this. Other than the narrator change- it was a great book!

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,939
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26,895

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Star Trek: Q-Squared

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-09-16

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

This book is fun, exciting, and the perfect amount of "cool"! A great summer adventure. Read more by Peter Clines- all his books are great.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Remaining: Aftermath

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,729

To Captain Lee Harden, Project Hometown feels like a distant dream and the completion of his mission seems unattainable. Wounded and weaponless, he has stumbled upon a group of survivors that seems willing to help. But a tragedy in the group causes a deep rift to come to light and forces him into action. In the chaos of the world outside, Lee is pursued by a new threat: someone who will stop at nothing to get what he has.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen But Frustrating Character

  • By Gary D on 10-29-14

Stupid Decisions......

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

Reviewed: 02-17-14

It goes along pretty well until the writer decides to make moron decisions. Moves along well, but of the writer would write with a tad more common sense-- it would be a much better book. I am not reading the third.....

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Remaining

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,345

In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Die Hard Meets 28 Days Later

  • By G Wallace on 01-10-14

Not bad, but pretty stupid decisions by characters

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

Reviewed: 02-17-14

It is not bad, entertaining..... But for a special forces badass--- the cluelessness is kind of a joke.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ashes

  • Ashes Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ilsa J. Bick
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 995

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom, a young soldier, and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it's now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Readable Story About the End of the World

  • By Aser Tolentino on 09-25-12

Pretty Bad

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-13

I will warn you that I stopped after the first 2 hours and SPOLIERS--- The narration seems to fit, whinny irritating little girls. The story is a joke. In the first two hours they seemingly lose all their supplies, food, weapons--- in what can only be described as a head scratcher. She lost he back pack because she swung around too quick and it flew off a cliff? The kid goes fishing while balancing ALL their fishing gear and and gun on a tree over the river, and you guessed it--- the idiot knocks it all in the river. Pass on this one, it is pretty stupid. It might get better as it goes along, but the first few hours ruined it for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31,008
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26,241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26,868

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fifty Shades of Bad Writing

  • By Susan on 05-04-12

The new narration is 100% better!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-12

The old narration sounded like a 13 year old girl that just inhaled helium. She was "chirpy" and "squeeky" and "nasally". It was the worst narration I had ever heard for the numerous audiobooks I have listened to. The new one sounds like a young woman, as it should. Much better! However the story is a joke. It is witten like a bad daytime soap opera. A 21 year old VIRGIN hooks up with a 27 year old self made multi billionaire that acts more like he is in his 50's than 20's. No 21 year old virgin that is extremely SEXUALLY REPRESSED is going to jump into the middle of a severe BDSM relationship. It is not erotica at all, if anything I would say it is a poorly written romance novel. I cannot fathom what all the buzz is surrounding this book.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful