LISTENER

horsestuff

  • 104
  • reviews
  • 28
  • helpful votes
  • 301
  • ratings
  • Undivided

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929

Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times best-selling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman. Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • BonsaiCats are Gross

  • By mska on 11-12-14

Ending pretty lame

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

I got one of the books in this series on sale and bought the other two along with it. Loved the first book - second book was useless - this one - the third - was also pretty bad. The story pretty much ended with 1.5 hrs to go - the last 1.5 hours was all about tying everything up in a neat package. Would have made one good book w tighter writing. The readers’ voices drove me crazy in the second book - he wasn’t quite as animated in this one which was ok w me.

  • Unsouled

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901

Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they’re not just running away from something. This time, they’re running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • that awkward middle book-just get the next one too

  • By Trudy Owens on 03-13-18

Fell short

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Loved the previous books this one kind of fell apart. Too many loose ends at the end. Readers high pitched affected voices drove me crazy. Very disappointing.

  • Unwholly

  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195

Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simultaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can not wait for #3!

  • By Leah on 02-17-14

Voices drove me crazy

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I love this series and don’t wAnt to stop listening but the narrator’s voices are driving me crazy. Every single voice except the main character is whiny and loud. Why???? As much as I love the story I almost shut it down several times because of the voices.

  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,065
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,038

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything - drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons - free of the government's watchful eye. It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new website where anyone - not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers - could buy and sell contraband detection-free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An honest portrait of DPR

  • By Victor on 05-18-17

Couldn’t put it down

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

This true story is so well written it has you on the edge of your seat for the entire ride. So often the author can’t resist dragging you through the research they did to write the story but there is none of this here. It reads like a novel. Also really well read.

  • The Inside Dark

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 804

Five days ago, aspiring crime novelist Jason Swike awoke chained to the wall of a run-down horse stable, convinced he would soon die at the hands of Crackerjack, the infamous serial killer who had terrorized the residents of Massachusetts for the past year - capturing and tormenting men, painting whimsical designs on their faces before shattering their bones and ending their lives. Just when death seems inevitable, Jason, with the help of another captive, manages to kill the madman and escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By ginger anderson on 09-17-17

Ummm. What they said ...

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Boy this is a tough one. My primary interest in an audiobook is that it hold my attention for the duration. This book did that. Why, I don’t know. There were so many holes in this story. The concept is great - very unique actually - could have been great. the execution was not so great. Problems w point of view, problem liking the protagonist, problems understanding why in the world the protagonist would do what he does, think what he does... police procedural problems ... the book itself is a hot mess. Somehow - maybe because of the narrator, i didn’t have to eject early. I have listened to 2-3 books / week for the last 10 years - almost all are suspense novels.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Whispering Room

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501

"No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this." These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun - just before she takes her own life, and many others', in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than The Silent Corner

  • By Michael on 11-28-17

Huh?

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Did I miss something? Did something happen at the end? I’m so confused by this book. Love deankoontz Love Jane but could not handle the narrator or the plot. Argh. Couldn’t get through the first one in this series either. Oh well.

  • Ashes to Ashes

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,451

He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won't stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn't talking. Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim or something more troubling still.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story, but enough with the breathy falsetto

  • By Catherine E. Kehl on 12-15-15

Note to self

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Book was ok. perp was a surprise. More action than talk. - not into romance so found that distracting. Reader was good.

  • The Sound of Gravel

  • A Memoir
  • By: Ruth Wariner
  • Narrated by: Ruth Wariner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782

Ruth Wariner was the 39th of her father's 42 children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turned a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. At church, preachers teach that God will punish the wicked by destroying the world and that women can ascend to heaven only by entering into polygamous marriages and giving birth to as many children as possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unputdownable

  • By Lesley A. on 01-16-16

Well written well read

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I’ve read a lot on this topic - this is a different picture of life in polygamous culture. Beautifully written in great detail - half way through I went to the internet and pulled up pictures of the family and they were all Just as I imagined. Definitely worth the credit.

  • Road to Jonestown

  • Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
  • By: Jeff Guinn
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439

In the 1950s a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the Gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement. Eventually Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to Northern California. He became involved in electoral politics and soon was a prominent Bay Area leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Religion, politics and death. The story of humans and their need to belong.

  • By Lisa M Crowell on 05-09-17

Interesting well researched well read

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Ive read a lot on this subject and there was a lot here I never knew about. Good coverage well written well read

  • The Girl Before

  • By: Rena Olsen
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,517

Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent

  • By Meg on 10-27-16

Touching, well written

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

This book really touched me. First the reading was impeccable. Every character was clearly differentiated without the annoying speech impediments that some readers impose on us. The topic - human trafficking - is presented from many different viewpoints - you grow to love and hate many of the characters, understanding them in the end without giving them amnesty. Really well written. Definitely a can’t put it down book.