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  • The Drifter

  • A Peter Ash Novel
  • By: Nick Petrie
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257

Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his "white static", the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man's widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful

  • By Toriangirl on 01-20-16

Love this book!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-19

Another excellent depiction of just how hard life is for returning American veterans, while also giving us the excitement of seeing the learned skills coming into play in the real world. Took a minute to get used to the narrator, but overall, a well-done job.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,692

Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age - and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. But years later, she learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional & Powerful

  • By Miss Toni on 06-30-13

Hot Take Time

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

Reviewed: 05-23-19

Maya Angelou is a wonderful poet, a true American treasure. But what she should never do again is read a novel. I'd listen to her read poetry all day, but reading a regular book, fiction OR nonfiction, just doesn't work.

  • The Survivor

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,661
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,641

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shakes you to your very core.

  • By T.D. on 09-23-12

I would listen to Scott Brick read the phone book!

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

Gregg Hurwitz does it AGAIN! A thriller from the very first page, Hurwitz manages to encompass hopelessness, desperation, and unending mental courage in one horribly flawed main character in Nate Overbay. Fighting physical and mental deterioration from an incurable illness, Overbay shows what it means to survive life even in the face of inevitable death. And Scott Brick as narrator is just...I love how he makes every single character its own voice, its own character, so to speak. 12/10 would recommend as a read AND as a listen!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • She Caused a Riot

  • 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It
  • By: Hannah Jewell
  • Narrated by: Rachael Beresford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

From badass writer Hannah Jewell, She Caused a Riot is an empowering, no-holds-barred look into the epic adventures and dangerous exploits of 100 inspiring women who were too brave, too brilliant, too unconventional, too political, too poor, not ladylike enough, and not white enough to be recognized by their shitty contemporaries. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narrator choice!

  • By Avid Reader on 05-21-19

Horrible narrator choice!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-19

I really wanted to like this book. There's a lot of interesting information in it, and all of the women are women I've never heard of. But the way the chapters are broken up leave much to be desired. And the woman reading? Good Lord, could she have sounded anymore boring while reading. The content could've been so much better presented, namely by someone who didn't sound like they were reading the local phone book.

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,326

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

Are we sure this is fiction???

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

Reviewed: 05-20-19

Insane how realistic this is. It's a woman's worst nightmare, to be seen as a 'walking womb', to have no other purpose but to birth the next generation. Men call liberals snowflakes, but have you ever seen a man more offended than when presented with a strong, independent woman who doesn't need him? This book stems from that premise, that men see that women no longer need them, for protection or to provide or even to reproduce, and they lose their damn minds. Women become property, slaves to a misogynistic, sexist government, and if that's not the current state of the United States and elsewhere, I don't know what is.

  • Evil Eye

  • By: Madhuri Shekar
  • Narrated by: Nick Choksi, Harsh Nayaar, Annapurna Sriram, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,723

Pallavi is an aspiring writer living in California. Her mother, Usha, is thousands of miles away in Delhi - and obsessed with finding her daughter a husband. In Madhuri Shekar’s ingenious Evil Eye, hilarious back-and-forth via phone and social media takes a shocking, supernatural twist when Pallavi meets the perfect man - leading to a climactic showdown that will leave listeners on the edges of their seats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Does anyone remember party lines?

  • By Mary V. on 05-03-19

Holy Crap!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

This started off hilariously. I mean, most daughters know the pressure from their moms about getting married. And I adored the frustrating relationship Pallavi has with her mother Usha, because it's so relatable in this modern day when tradition is still trying to maintain its hold across all cultures, particular Eastern ones. But ohhhhhhhhhmygod, when the plot twist came?? My freaking hands were shaking! This was so perfectly done, Audible, truly a great listen AND a great book in general!

163 of 191 people found this review helpful

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,766
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,152
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,173

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

Great American Classic!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-19

So this is my first time ever reading/listening to this book, as popular as it is, and I'm kind of ashamed, but not really. It's interesting to read such a classic book as an adult, because I'm not sure I could've appreciated the depth of character development and portrayal of the South during the American Civil War if I'd read this in high school or even in college.

Scarlett O'Hara has to be one of the most selfish, petty, superficial women I've ever read in any book ever. She humored me at first, because who isn't like that as a young person. I was legitimately tickled at how obsessed she was over Ashley Wilkes and nonchalant she was over accepting marriage proposals as a means to an end. I can understand that. But when years and years and YEARS passed, and she didn't grow out of it? I wanted to punch her myself.

And OH, CAN WE TALK ABOUT RHETT BUTLER?! Oh my blessed Southern soul just adores this character. He took NONE of Scarlett's shit, and gave it back to her just as good. Sure, he had his flaws, a LOT of them, but at least he matured and grew and adapted to his circumstances as they came. He was honest about his flaws, and upfront about his motives. He went through so much tragedy near the end of the book, it was hard to get through. I just wanted to hug him tight and protect him from that evil wench O'Hara.

I truly, truly loved this book, and I can see what the big deal is about it. It truly is an American classic novel, one of the best classics I think I've ever read. Linda Stephens did an EXCELLENT JOB narrating this book as well! She really brought out the characters, both major AND minor!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of the Dark

  • An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak, Book 4)
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,577
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,386
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,370

Taken from a group home at age 12, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past in the Orphan Program is reaching out to him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SMOAKIN' HOT!!!!

  • By shelley on 01-30-19

There aren't words for how good this story was!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Not too bad of a to-do list:
1.) Take out the original Orphan, whose only purpose in life has been to exact revenge against Evan Smoak for YEARS.
2.) Save the sister of a high-functioning autistic man whose entire family was killed because of a simple mistake.
3.) Kill the most powerful man in the free world, the President of the United States.

Holy. Christ. The ride that Gregg Hurwitz has taken his readers on throughout the previous three novels and two novellas have NOTHING on what you're put through in Out of the Dark. Whenever it feels like, okay, this might be it, no way Evan can get out of this situation or pull off that escape, BOOM. The Nowhere Man shows off his plethora of mental, physical, and emotional skills drilled into him and honed by him through a majority of his life, and he gets the job done. This has *definitely* been one of the best, most realistic, most unique series I've read in a while! I hope this isn't the end of Evan Smoak. There's always someone out there who needs the Nowhere Man!

  • The Intern: An Orphan X Short Story

  • Evan Smoak
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. But he now lives by hiding in plain sight, keeping his head down and his eyes clear. So when a local summer intern for a tabloid news site finds herself trailing an aggressive reporter into a crime zone, things go terribly awry. The only person who can help her is a man with the background and the skills of the Nowhere Man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disappointing

  • By RJA on 12-21-18

Nice and quick

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

This honestly wasn't what I thought it was gonna be when I first bought this book (without reading the summary, of course), but it turned out to be pretty goddamn perfect. I never thought I'd see Evan take a case without it coming as a request for help, but he swooped in and saved the day as efficiently and calmly as anything I've ever seen. I just adore this character for his constant vigilance to do right by those who cannot help themselves.

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,031
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,681
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,656

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

I LOVE THIS SERIES!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

Man, Scott Brick does it again! This story was so beyond amazing, I can't believe Hurwitz took me on the ride he did. So many jaw-dropping moments, so many great plot twists and mental games and soul-searching revelations. I adore Evan Smoak so much, what a journey he went on in this book!! Highly recommend for content *and* narration!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful