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  • Apprentice in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 43
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,770
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,272

The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park's ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 09-21-16

One of the best

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

Fantastic! I will listen to it again. Love the character interactions. Stop reading this and get the book now!

  • Jewels

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

On Sarah Whitfield's 75 birthday, memories take her back to New York in the 1930s. To a marriage that ends after a year, leaving Sarah shattered. A trip to Europe with her parents does little to raise her spirits, until she meets William, Duke of Whitfield. In time, despite her qualms, William insists on giving up his distant right to the British throne to make Sarah his duchess and his wife. On their honeymoon, the newlyweds buy an old French château, but not long after, the war begins. William joins the allied forces, leaving Sarah; their first child, an infant; and their second child on the way, in France.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • half the book

  • By Kandie on 07-28-12

Too abridged

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

Very disappointed in the shortening. I've listened to lots of abridged novels and normally they are quite good, but this is cut in all the wrong places and really glosses over the details so you can't connect with the characters. Better to stick with the unabridged version. On a plus side, the narration was great!

  • Property of a Noblewoman

  • By: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,443
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,306

Faded photographs of a glamorous couple in postwar Europe. Old letters hinting of tragic loss. And a breathtaking array of magnificent jewelry, spectacular stones in exquisite settings. These are the contents of a safe-deposit box long abandoned in a New York City bank. If no heir can be identified, the jewelry will be auctioned. But who was the woman who left such a fortune and no will?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A typical Danielle Steel book

  • By w.g. on 05-10-16

Good story but...

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

I wanted to know how it ended but it dragged on so long I couldn't enjoy it.

  • Stress Relief, Anxiety Self Help, and Deep Relaxation Guided Meditation and Affirmations

  • Sleep Learning System
  • By: Joel Thielke
  • Narrated by: Joel Thielke
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

Relieve stress and tension, deeply relax your body and mind, and overcome anxiety with the Sleep Learning System's Stress Relief, Anxiety Self Help, and Deep Relaxation Guided Meditation and Affirmations, from certified hypnotherapist, Joel Thielke. It's as easy as turning on the track and falling asleep! Manage stress and anxiety and deeply relax your body and mind today. Let your subconscious do the work for you while you sleep!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT BUY

  • By Miranda N. on 10-23-15

A complete waste!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

It starts off somehow delayed so from the very beginning you're missing something. Eventually you get into it and relax but then are startled awake with the credits. Completely defeats the purpose!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Seduction in Death

  • In Death, Book 13
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,987
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779

Dante had been courting his victim in cyberspace for weeks before meeting her in person. A few sips of wine and a few hours later, she was dead. The murder weapon: a rare, usually undetectable date-rape drug with a street value of a quarter million dollars. Detective Eve Dallas is playing and replaying the clues in her mind. The candlelight, the music, the rose petals strewn across the bed - a seduction meant for his benefit, not hers. He hadn't intended to kill her. But now that he has, he is left with only two choices: to either hole up in fear and guilt or start hunting again....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RE-DO! w/ corrected Characters PEABODY for one!

  • By amazonian on 05-27-13

Love these

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

Reviewed: 09-16-15

Terrific as always. Great characters that keep growing and relationships evolving. I absolutely love it.

  • Armada

  • A Novel
  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,779
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32,715

It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great unless you are expecting Ready Player One

  • By Tyler J. on 02-11-18

A great ride.

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

Not a big book fan but Ernest Cline had me in love with ready player one. The second I heard that this was coming out I picked it up.

Me and my mother (not a big scifi/video game fan) started listening to it on our commute (as we did with ready player one.)

Just like rpo we fell in love. The book starts off a little slow but after the first few chapters it gets incredible.

Scifi fan or video game or book fans should all listen to this book. Will Wheaton does s great job once again and it is now one of my favorite books.

  • Raising My Rainbow

  • Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son
  • By: Lori Duron
  • Narrated by: Lori Duron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving CJ

  • By Pamela Dale Foster on 06-19-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

Such a sweet story and so educational. I am truly a fan. I found myself trying to convince others how amazing this adventure in life. I listened to it with my 19 year old son and he enjoyed it as well. Can't wait to hear more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Search

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,254

To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life — a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Searching for the right words.....

  • By Deborah on 07-18-10

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

Excellent story! Great characters. Never boring. I would listen to it again! Well worth my time and money. I loved it!

  • Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

  • By: Brad Meltzer (editor)
  • Narrated by: William Dufris, Karen White, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 399

With this anthology, best-selling author Brad Meltzer introduces 21 original stories from today’s most prominent mystery writers. In Laura Lippman’s "Waco 1982", a young reporter stuck with a seemingly mundane assignment on lost-and-found boxes unwittingly discovers a dark crime. In Joseph Finder’s "Heirloom", a scheming neighbor frightens the new couple on the block with an unnerving tale of buried treasure. In R. L. Stine’s "High Stakes", a man on his honeymoon gets drawn into a bizarre bet involving a coffin, a bet he may pay for with his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting box stories

  • By Susan on 08-18-15

Would love to give 0 stars

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

Reviewed: 06-17-14

I couldn't get through the book. I found one story bearable but really disliked the book as a whole. Not worth the price of purchase. Stories were vastly different and the one characteristic that was supposed to follow through all the stories was not really there.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Will Survive

  • True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song
  • By: Gloria Gaynor, Sue Carswell
  • Narrated by: Gloria Gaynor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 64

Gloria Gaynor’s number-one hit single "I Will Survive" debuted in 1978 to overwhelming success. Shortly thereafter, the single went double platinum. Over three decades later, it still strikes a chord among men and women everywhere. Over the years, the disco legend has received thousands of personal messages from adoring fans whose lives have been transformed by this timeless song. Here, she shares 40 of those inspirational, true stories.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmmmm.......? NO!

  • By Linda Lou on 05-28-14

Not bad, some stories were really good

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

Reviewed: 06-17-14

I enjoyed the book. Some stories were better than others. It was tough hearing so many different people all read by the same person. I really didn't like the little musical interludes either. Didn't really need that.