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  • Strong Ending

  • A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547

It’s always hard to make the crowd laugh - especially when joking about war, PTSD, and mental health. Strong Ending follows three military veterans as they attempt to turn their most painful stories into laughs by participating in a stand-up comedy boot camp. After joining the military, deploying to combat zones, and coming home fundamentally changed, Michael Garvey, Isaura Ramirez, and Patrick Harth challenge themselves to share their stories on stage and perform original stand up-comedy about their experiences for a packed house. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Member Selection so far

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-18

Go Vets!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Thoroughly enjoyed the book, would love to take in the veterans' shows sometime.
And, most importantly... THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Was Taken

  • By: Charlie Donlea
  • Narrated by: Nina Alvamar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,496

Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later the best-selling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-07-17

Thus needs more than 5 stars...

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

This is the first book I have read by this author, but sure not to be the last if I have anything to say about it. Good plot, excellently told, and keeps you in there right to the very end.

  • Midnight

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,506

In picturesque Moonlight Cove, California, inexplicable deaths occur, and spine-tingling terror descends to this "edge of paradise". Growing numbers of residents harbor a secret so dark it is sure to cost even more lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Koontz, not crazy about narrator

  • By K. Banham on 03-31-17

Not my favorite DK

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-18

Am a fan of Dean Koontz ... will have to chalk this one up to one of his bad days, we all have them once in awhile, and get to reading his next (which is bound to be better) ... DK is an amazing author so am looking forward to next review to be on opposite end of spectrum

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  • Watchers

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,278

From a top-secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book; so-so narrator

  • By KS on 08-11-08

Dean Koontz has done it AGAIN!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-17

At first I thought this was going to be a sweet schmaltzy book about Lassie, and almost stopped reading ... but then realized it's Dean Koontz! It's going to be good, and of course, another winner.... Looking forward to another ☺

  • The Face

  • A Novel
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 741

He's Hollywood's most dazzling star, who is worshiped by millions and hated by one twisted soul. His existence is under siege as a series of terrifying, enigmatic "messages" breaches the security systems of his Bel Air estate. The boxes arrive mysteriously, one by one, at Channing Manheim's compound. Manheim's security chief, ex-cop Ethan Truman, is used to looking beneath the surface of things. But until he entered the orbit of a Hollywood icon, he had no idea just how slippery reality could be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Peggie on 01-29-05

Best Koontz book to date.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

For suspense and the macabre, Dean Koontz has surpassed Stephen King for me, and this one is no exception.

  • Betrayal

  • By: Tim Tigner
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 981

Presumed dead after a staged terrorist attack, FBI Agent Odysseus Carr is running for his life with the doctor who rescued him. Meanwhile, the same power players who sent Odi to his death are now manipulating an FBI profiler into blindly tracking him down. She's not just their best - she's also his sister. As Odi unravels a devious plot of profound political manipulation and global consequence, the hunted becomes the hunter, and the real terror begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling unputdownable page turner

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 02-21-16

Excellent plot twists...

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

Really enjoy Tigner's writing, but almost stopped listening and picked up my Kindle instead (which totally defeats the purpose of driving safely and AUDIO books)... My only suggestion would be to try out a different narrator next time.

  • From the Corner of His Eye

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 21 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,869

Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderment

  • By Mary S. Murray on 03-29-08

Another great by Dean Koontz

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

Never disappointed by Koontz ' s writing and this was certainly no exception. Imagination on his part allows the reader's to go free for an a thought provoking read full of twists and turns. I'd be disappointed to come to the end if I didn't have another book by Koontz ready to start.

  • Consequences

  • Consequences, Book 1
  • By: Aleatha Romig
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 20 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,060

Anthony Rawlings had a plan - to teach Claire Nichols to behave. Claire Nichols had a plan - to survive! In an unfamiliar bedroom within a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols wakes to memories of a brutal abduction. All of her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met - Anthony Rawlings. Unbeknownst to Claire, Anthony has had her in his sights for a long time. Every action has consequences - and his actions resulted in their chance meeting. Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive as she comes to terms with her new reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling

  • By Marcheta on 01-20-14

Anthony is one messed up individual...

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

After the first chapter or two, I wanted to strangle him, then I wanted to shake some sense into Claire... almost quit the book at that point but am so glad I didn't. Now can't wait to delve into the next of the series. Hopefully it will quench that little thirst I feel on her behalf for some revenge.

  • In the Barren Ground

  • By: Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by: Cara Gee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151

Rookie cop Tana Larsson doesn't mind the dark and quiet. Five months pregnant and hoping to escape the mistakes of her past, she takes a post in Twin Rivers, population 320. Maybe here she can find peace and community for her child. But with her superior out of commission, Tana becomes the sole police officer in 17,500 square miles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Stop Thinking About This Book

  • By Texas Traveler on 07-24-17

5 srars isn't enough

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

This is the first I have read from this author, just hope there are plenty more to come.
Life's struggles without everything working out 100% perfect (refreshingly real)
Well written without the god-awful flowery writing seen by too many authors just to fill a page (and maybe impress a high school lit teacher)
Overall, thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • Gray Matter

  • Thomas Prescott, Volume 2
  • By: Nick Pirog
  • Narrated by: James Barak
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

His love life in shambles, Thomas Prescott returns to Seattle, the very place he fled from after his parents' deaths nearly a decade earlier. Just as Thomas is getting settled in, he sees a body floating in the private cove behind his boyhood home. It is a woman. But not just any woman - the governor of Washington. As the suspense ratchets and the twists unfold, Thomas is thrown into the middle of the biggest murder investigation in Washington state history.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration

  • By Teresa Smith on 02-11-17

Would give it 6 stars if I could.

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

Loved the narration, loved the way Thomas' story is told, and the humor in the telling as well as the unexpected twists leave the reader with a smile. An added bonus is the Pacific Northwest setting to make me feel like I'm right at home.