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  • Lies, Damned Lies and History

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 7
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634

I've done some stupid things in my time. I've been reckless. I've broken a few rules. But never before have I ruined so many lives or left such a trail of destruction behind me. As Max would be the first to admit, she's never been one for rules. They tend to happen to other people. But this time she's gone too far, and everyone is paying the price. Grounded until the end of time, how can she ever put things right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why do her books have to end????

  • By janet on 05-07-16

Another audible book that I couldn't put down!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

I've loved all of these time travel jewels. With all of history to experience.. I don't see why these novels should end!!

The narrator makes this series.

Yes, well worth the credits.. start at the beginning though..

  • Book Scavenger

  • By: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842

For 12-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bibliophile? - Check this out!

  • By ASW on 03-05-16

Really nice adventure book

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

The book is about a treasure hunt/puzzle solving escapade. I'm middle age and really enjoyed the book.. but, it is probably targeted for teens. There isn't any moral or language issue. Quite enjoyable!

The narrator was excellent.. made the book!

Yes, I'd recommend.

  • The Innocent

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318

Some mistakes can change your life forever. For Matt Hunter, that mistake came in one terrible moment when his attempt to help a friend and stop a fight resulted in an accidental death. Matt was convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison. Time that his peers spent in college, Matt endured behind bars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Coben and Brick....How could you not listen?!!

  • By Bethany on 05-06-05

Does not disappoint!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Harlan Coben is a terrific, story teller! This is my second listen in his lengthy book list. I've become a real fan! He weaves a tale that is full of suspense and emotional risk and keeps you listening needing to find out what happens! His characters are very well developed. We empathize easily with their plights.

Scott Brick does an excellent job.

Yes, I'd recommend this book to anyone that enjoys white knuckles and compulsive listening!! It is a great suspense!

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,057

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had so much promise

  • By Brian G on 09-01-17

Great buildup but the ending was a disappointment.

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

Peter Clines is a great writer. The buildup to the climax was intriguing and I had trouble doing anything else. However, the ending seemed a bit disjointed and didn't seem to "fit" with the rest of the book.

Spoiler alert! *** Unfortunately for me, I listened to "14", his later book first. He reuses his creations, ideas and monsters in both books. This didn't become evident however, until the climax and the end.
End Spoiler!****

The narrator was great. Great performance, however a couple of the voices were annoying… but I never was at a loss as to which character was speaking.

I highly recommend "14" … but The Fold was a disappointment after "14's" brilliance.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hut in the Woods

  • By: VLZ
  • Narrated by: Sallie Downing
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

The young and the beautiful Carly Ruth Laden thought she had it all; two doting and loving parents who were always there for her, protective older brother, and a gorgeously hot husband who any girl would want for their own. Yes, life seemed perfect for Carly. But that was all an act. Inside, she felt that her seemingly perfect marriage was crumbling. She thought her husband was having an affair. When she discovers the truth of her husband's apparent change, she is given the shock of a lifetime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Uniquely written and powerfully poignant

  • By Nancy on 07-28-15

Uniquely written and powerfully poignant

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

I really enjoyed this book. Its format was unique. The story unfolds as multiple towns folk share their recollections and opinions of a murder and its resolution. The accents and phrasing placed me in the small town and helped me understand the characters and the relationships. The author has the dynamics of small town "characters" down pat! It is very well done.

The narrator was perfect for this story.

All in all, the book was very well done, although I did not really care for the ending. It was too heartbreaking and left me agonizing for the characters. I guess that is saying a lot for the author!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,311

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated

  • By David on 04-03-13

Nice mix of sci-fi treasure hunting and adventure

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

I really enjoyed this book. This is an unusual blend of sci-fi and treasure hunting adventure. There is a mysterious house that is full of contradictions and unusual occurrences. The tenants band together to solve the mysteries.

The main characters were well developed and varied. The plot was sci-fi but became believable.

The narrator was excellent. He had a wide variety of voices and I didn't have any problem following him.

Yes, I'd recommend this book and look forward to additional books by this writer/narrator combination.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Double Whammy

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,882

A twisted tale of murder in the world of big-stakes bass fishing tournaments. Filled with ex-wives, evangelists, and an armed pit-bull, this is a story that could only be concocted by Carl Hiaasen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, and czar of Florida noir fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First For Me

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-04-04

Too long, too ridiculous, too convoluted

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

I'm sorry to contradict the other reviewers that liked this story, but I had a very hard time finishing it.

I found it to be senseless and inane. Character development was almost non-existent. The plot was unbelievable and rambling. This reminded me of some B and C movie "wanna-be" comedies that have no intelligent humor at all.

Even the grammar was atrocious. I skimmed through the last part of the book as I just wanted it to be over.

The narrator was fine, it was the material that stunk.

Don't waste anything on this book. I'm asking for my credit back.

  • Eternity Ring

  • Miss Silver, Book 14
  • By: Patricia Wentworth
  • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Mary Stokes was walking through Dead Man's Copse one evening when she saw, in the beam of a torch, the corpse of a young woman dressed in a black coat, black gloves, no hat and an eternity ring set with diamonds in her ear. But when she and Detective Sergeant Frank Abbott went back to the wood the body had vanished.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ONE OF WENTWORTH'S BEST COZEYS

  • By DMC on 12-12-15

Good, but not my favorite.

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

Reviewed: 07-28-14

I normally love the Miss Silver series, but this one lacks something. I found myself having to keep going back over chapter upon chapter because my mind kept wandering. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it, but it just wasn't her best work, in my opinion.

I would recommend it to any die-hard Miss Silver fans, but don't start the series with this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Royal Spyness

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,581

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Happy addition to a difficult genre

  • By Alice on 08-16-10

Great First in a Series

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

Reviewed: 07-28-14

This is a very cute romp. Excellent setup.. an English Royal but way down the line - and how she copes with having no money. Very nice story. I did figure out who-dun-it about 3/4 through the book, but it didn't interfere with the enjoyment of the book. The characters were real and delightful.

The narrator was excellent. She made the characters come alive and her breath of voices is amazing.

Yes, I'd recommend this book.. and look forward to the next in the series!

  • How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,621

Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger - only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham - that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Refreshing Book & Funny too!!!

  • By Hassan on 01-01-14

This is a departure for this series, but it works!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-14

Ms Harper departs from her standard Kentucky background. You can't get too much different than the Alaskan frontier! She stretches her writing prowess in this book, and proves that she's a wonderful storyteller. I felt like I knew these characters well.. and my emotions kept going back and forth .. not knowing whether I approved.. or not.. or did.. or not... It was a great ride!

Yep, I laughed and giggled at Ms Harper's sense of humor.. I truly enjoy it. That didn't change in this book!

I always have enjoyed this narrator. She and Ms Harper are a dynamite duo!

Yes, I'd recommend this book highly. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful