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Katie Roe

Seattle, WA USA
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  • When She Woke

  • By: Hillary Jordan
  • Narrated by: Heather Corrigan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 495

Hannah Payne awakens to a nightmare. She is lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions at home. She is now a convicted criminal, and her skin color has been genetically altered. Her crime, according to the State of Texas: the murder of her unborn child, whose father she refuses to name. Her color: red. The color of newly shed blood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Thoughtful Dystopia

  • By Amy on 01-28-13

An Amazing and Terrifying Story

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I was intrigued when I read the synopsis. I was instantly caught up in the story. I found it as amazing as The Handmaid's Tale. It is not a light read because it makes you think and wonder if this future could be in store for us if we are not careful. I found myself sitting in the car listening, trying to find a place I could pause the heartache and anxiety I felt for the protagonist. Once I finished the book it was only a few days before I had to listen to it again.

  • Daughters of the Night Sky

  • By: Aimie K. Runyan
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795

Russia, 1941. Katya Ivanova is a young pilot in a far-flung military academy in the Ural Mountains. From childhood, she's dreamed of taking to the skies to escape her bleak mountain life. With the Nazis on the march across Europe, she is called on to use her wings to serve her country in its darkest hour. Not even the entreaties of her new husband—a sensitive artist who fears for her safety—can dissuade her from doing her part as a proud daughter of Russia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator sets the scene

  • By Jake's Handler on 02-16-18

Incredible Story of Incredible Women

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I am an aviation fan, a WAC Veteran, and a lover of stories that show how women can persevere in times of great need. Although fiction, this story is based on the women who flew flimsy bi-planes at night with no radar, night vision, armor or radios to drop bombs on the German Army invading Russia during WWII. Their incredible bravery helped them to succeed. Aimie Runyan wrote a story so poignant as to have me cheering and laughing and in tears. Kathleen Gati performed spectacularly with a Russian accent that gave the narrative a genuine feel. I have no doubt that I will listen to this book again and again.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Lake Silence

  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others - vampires, shape-shifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget.... After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence - in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns like Vicki's have no distance from the Others, the dominant predators that rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what's out there watching you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific stand-alone Others novel

  • By Laura on 03-24-18

Unexpected Greatness

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

I thought I would be listening to a continuation to the original stories with Meg Corbyn and the Lakeside Courtyard, but my momentary disappointment when I realized that Lake Silence was in a different setting with new characters turned to pure joy. I loved the book, the setting, the characters, their interactions with the terra indigene and the Elders.

I love that the characters have flaws. They are "human" and show their feelings, fears and joys, disappointments and sorrows. I hope that Anne Bishop continues with this series for a long time.

  • The Corpse Reader Part 2

  • By: Antonio Garrido, Thomas Bunstead (translator)
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Cí, a young scholar-turned-gravedigger in medieval China, has survived enough horrors and pain to last several lifetimes. He finally has the chance to return to his studies - only to receive orders from the Imperial Court to find the sadistic perpetrator of a series of brutal murders. With lives in jeopardy, Cí finds his gruesome investigation complicated by his old loyalties - and by his growing desire for the enigmatic beauty haunting his thoughts. Is he skilled enough to track down the murderer? Or will the killer claim him first?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great historic mystery!

  • By Katie Roe on 05-12-18

Great historic mystery!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I love a mystery that is about a different era, a different country, a different culture. Very entertaining. The narrator did an amazing job bringing the book to life.

  • Fledgling

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Tracey Leigh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

Fledgling, Octavia E. Butler's final novel, is the story of a young amnesiac girl whose inhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must learn who wanted to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual Concept, Very Good Read

  • By B. W. on 09-15-08

Amazing Story from an Author Who Left Us Too Soon

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I only discovered the incredible work of Octavia Butler a few years ago. She had already passed when I read Fledgling for the first time. I mourned her loss and reveled in my finding her works. Fledgling is a story of coming of age, of trust. It's a love story and a tale of horrible prejudice and loss and for standing up and fighting for what is right. I listened to it again a few months ago and found the message to be incredibly timely in light of the current issues plaguing our society. -- Oh, and it's a vampire story like nothing you have ever read before.

Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry

  • Komarr

  • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259

Komarr could be a garden with 1,000 more years' work, or an uninhabitable wasteland if the terraforming fails. Now, the solar mirror vital to the terraforming of the conquered planet has been shattered by a ship hurtling off course. The emperor of Barrayar sends his newest imperial auditor, Lord Miles Vorkosigan, to find out why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a set up book for the rest of the series

  • By Nathan on 03-25-08

Miles truly in love, what could be better?

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

The series just keeps getting better. I savor every minute. I almost long for ugly commutes.

  • The Warrior's Apprentice

  • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933

Miles Vorkosigan makes his debut in this frenetic coming-of-age tale. At age 17, Miles is allowed to take the entrance exams to the elite military academy; he passes the written but manages, through miscalculation in a moment of anger, to break both his legs on the obstacle course, washing out before he begins. His aged grandfather dies in his sleep shortly after, for which Miles blames himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth it!

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-25-08

What's not to love?

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

This a great intro to Miles and his wild escapades. He is such an incredible character. I just can't stop with one book. I started with the prequel Falling Free and I will work my way to the new book. And I will enjoy every minute. It's like meeting an old friend or eating comfort food.

  • Shogun

  • The Epic Novel of Japan: The Asian Saga, Book 1
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 53 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,941

A bold English adventurer; an invincible Japanese warlord; a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love - all brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazingly well done!

  • By Ruby Dickson on 04-24-15

One of the best epics ever written.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

It seems that 53 hours just weren't enough. I want more. The story is fantastic and the performance superb.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Hangman's Daughter

  • By: Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,921
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,464
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,459

When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. When more children disappear and an orphan is found dead with the same mark, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great but graphic

  • By Margaret on 07-14-13

Wonderfully researched series!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

Oliver has done a fantastic job with his research. It is easy to tell that this series close to his heart. I lived near where the books take place for several years, so for me it was even more interesting. I hope he continues to write in this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Four Feathers

  • By: A. E. W. Mason
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Just before his regiment sails off to war in the Sudan, British officer Harry Feversham quits the military. He is immediately given four white feathers as symbols of cowardice, one by each of his three best friends and one by his fiancée. To disprove this grave dishonor, Harry dons an Arabian disguise and leaves for the Sudan, where he anonymously comes to the aid of his three friends, saving each of their lives. Having proven his bravery, Harry returns to England, hoping to regain the love and respect of his fiancée.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep Realistic Story Masterfully Read

  • By Kappavpi on 07-05-04

Great story but lousy reader

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

I love this novel. I read it when I was in high school. I was thrilled to find it on Audible. Unfortunately I am not a fan of Ralph Cosham, the reader. I get so turned off by the stilted accent of the reader that I give up a couple of hours in.