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  • Kane and Abel

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world-are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great one ....

  • By Dee on 10-20-11

Great story

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

The story has tremendous depth and characters.
I’ve always loved this author and this was on of his best.

  • The King's Mistress

  • A Novel
  • By: Emma Campion
  • Narrated by: Donada Peters
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

History has not been kind to Alice Perrers, the notorious mistress of King Edward III. Scholars and contemporaries alike have deemed her a manipulative woman who used her great beauty and sensuality to take advantage of an aging and increasingly senile king. But who was the woman behind the scandal? A cold-hearted opportunist - or someone fighting for her very survival?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By Rebecca on 07-05-11

When does the story start?

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-16

I have to say tho book goes on and on and on about absolutely nothing.
I kept waiting for something, anything interesting to happen but after 2 hours I gave up.
Wasted a credit.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heartburn

  • By: Nora Ephron
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,105

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just a treasure

  • By David Shear on 07-10-13

So depressing

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-16

This book was described as funny and it was anything but that.
After 30 minutes I couldn't turn it off fast enough.
How did they get Meryll Streep to read this? I found it awful.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Enemy Inside

  • A Paul Madriani Novel
  • By: Steve Martini
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 329

One of the most successful lawyers in the country, Olinda Serna, is a master at managing money as well as her influential clients. After years of fierce combat in the political trenches, Serna knows all the dirty secrets, where the bodies are buried, and how deeply they are stacked. When she's killed in a roadside crash in the high desert of Southern California, powerful heads in Washington begin to panic, worried that their secrets may not be safe anymore.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the Legal Thriller??

  • By L. O. Pardue on 05-25-15

Good but not his best

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

Reviewed: 09-01-15

I enjoy this author but at times I felt I needed to research more international banking and politics to keep up.

  • The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

  • By: Kelly Harms
  • Narrated by: Reay Kaplan, Suehyla El-Attar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

When their lives and personalities intersect, however, they discover that more than just a million-dollar dream home awaits them at the water’s edge. These three women (oh yes, Aunt Midge comes along for the ride!) arrive at their newfound mansion only to uncover what exactly it means to truly be "home." Filled with wit and charm, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane is Kelly Harms's enchanting and heartfelt debut - a testament to the many, many ways love finds us, the power of a home-cooked meal, and just what it means to be lucky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific debut novel!

  • By Beth on 09-26-13

Good beach read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-15

Enjoyable characters and a story that moves along nicely. The narrator did a great job.

  • The Fixer

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Steven Kearney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 569

When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée, and apartment, his only option is to move back into - and renovate - the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fairly good novel, clearly not a "thriller"

  • By karen on 06-14-15

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

I'm a huge fan of this author, but this book is not his best work.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157,746
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145,568
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145,413

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

What a great book!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-15

I passed by this book for a while because I don't do sci-fi. Somehow I stumbled across it again, (it could have been the high ratings) and took a peak at the description. Hmmm, that's not really sci-fi. Then I read the reviews and had to take a chance.
I'm not even finished with it yet and I've been captivated from the first 5 minutes! It's a bonus that I have it in audible instead of just reading it because the narrator is perfect. I don't think reading it yourself would bring through the humor and sarcasm that this author has created perfectly.
I agree that there's a ton of math and calculations going on but how could there not be? As long as I don't have to do them, calculate away. It just gives credit to the research and viability of the story to keep you wondering how the heck to get out of this seemingly hopeless situation.
It's a fabulous book that I can't recoommend enough! I can't wait to see what else this author comes up with.

  • White Queen

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,916

They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Prep for Starz Drama

  • By FanB14 on 06-27-13

amazing story and thrilling read

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

Reviewed: 05-18-15

Listening to this audiobook is like being the secret confidant to the queen. She shares her hopes, her fears, everything. It is like she is talking to the one person she trusts in the world. Meanwhile, the story itself, with its twists and turns, keeps you spellbound. The narrator has to be one of the best for the genre of a story. Her voice is elegant and engaging. You could listen to her for hours. And I did.

  • Overruled

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Jason Carpenter, Charlotte Penfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,608

A Washington, DC, defense attorney, Stanton Shaw keeps his head cool, his questions sharp, and his arguments irrefutable. They don't call him the Jury Charmer for nothing - with his Southern drawl, disarming smile, and captivating green eyes, he's a hard man to say no to. Men want to be him, and women want to be thoroughly cross-examined by him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't even finish

  • By Kelli on 06-13-15

Just couldn't finish it

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

Reviewed: 05-04-15

I tried to like it but it was better to drive to silence then keep listening to this book and learn more about the characters in it.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Island

  • By: Bruce DeSilva
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Bruce DeSilva - introduction
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 850

Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians--who are pretty much one and the same. Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Whodunnit

  • By Michael Jacobi on 06-03-11

I almost got my RI accent back listening to this!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-14

This is an entertaining book to listen to. I couldn't tell what I liked better, the RI accent in the narration or the fast moving, fun and tantalizing story that Mr DeSilva wrote. His characters are unique and his description of the little known RI details, that you wouldn't know unless you lived there, are so spot on, I found myself smiling through most of the book, if not out right laughing. I can't wait to download the next one and be entertained some more.