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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,247

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Really Enjoyed this Book

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

I believe this might be Dan Browns best book. Intriguing characters and story, not the run of the mill mystery. Dan Brown developed the story line and made the book irresistible to stop listening to throughout-the entire book. I highly recommend it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50,102
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45,409
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45,332

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Wonderfully written book about the French resistance during WWII.

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

Reviewed: 01-15-16

This very moving book about the French experience of WWII is quite profound. The character development was very well thought out as well as the story line. This period of time and what happened by the hand of the Nazi's is beyond horrible in description but only makes us love and care for the characters even more. Very well written and very much worth the time to read. I highly recommend it.

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,548

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lizbeth and Bloomquist Live On

  • By Queen Kristina on 11-05-15

Intriguing and suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 09-22-15

If you like the previous books in this series, you will appreciate this one also. It's impossible to tell that the original author of the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" series didn't write this book also. (Stieg Larson is deceased). All of the main characters from the previous series are back plus a few new ones. I couldn't put the book down and hope the new author continues writing.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • My Notorious Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Manning
  • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

A brilliant rendering of a scandalous historical figure, Kate Manning's My Notorious Life is an ambitious, thrilling novel introducing Axie Muldoon, a fiery heroine for the ages. Axie's story begins on the streets of 1860s New York. The impoverished child of Irish immigrants, she grows up to become one of the wealthiest and most controversial women of her day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling story, but an awful reader

  • By Kristin on 11-16-15

This book will put you in the worst mood ever!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-15

Would you try another book from Kate Manning and/or Terry Donnelly?

I wouldn't read another book by Kate Manning as I just hated this one. Terry Donnelly's voice was good for this book's story but I'm not sure I'd like to listen to it again.

What do you think your next listen will be?

not sure. something more uplifting

What about Terry Donnelly’s performance did you like?

It was perfect for the character who "was down and out."

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger, sadness, fury, disgust

Any additional comments?

While I knew a bit about the subject matter of this book, it wasn't a book I picked out to read as it was a book club book. The subject matter is difficult, hard to listen to, and downright horrible. I will invest more time and attention before I order another book.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Me Before You

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,013

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey Into the Unknown

  • By Pamela Harvey on 01-13-13

One of my favorite books

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

Reviewed: 01-11-15

Where does Me Before You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've been listening to audiobooks for years and I truly believe Me Before You is one of my favorites.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Louisa Clark. She's different, smarter than she thinks she is, has a sharp wit, and isn't scared about being unusual. She very empathetic towards others and shows growth as the book progresses.

Which scene was your favorite?

The wedding scene, by far.

If you could take any character from Me Before You out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Will & Louisa. I'd like to see the interaction between them.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book. It's an eye opening experience of what really happens when paralyzed. Not having been around this before, it gave me a new respect of the people who have had accidents and have to live in a wheelchair.