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Rainiac

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  • Killer View

  • By: Ridley Pearson
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

When a skier goes missing at Sun Valley's Galena Summit, Sheriff Walt Fleming quickly assembles his crack search-and-rescue team and heads out into the snowy night. Despite the treacherous conditions, Walt and his group, including deputy Tommy Brandon and Walt's best friend, Mark Aker, set off on skis, accompanied by highly trained search dogs. Within minutes, something goes horribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Thrilling Read

  • By B. Beck on 10-07-08

slowest first but give it time it sizzles

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

The story is really good you have to give it time to heat up. Christopher Lane is an excellent narrator. The mystery threads are all pulled together like a cat's cradle well done by the writer. I'm hoping for more.

  • Wave of Deception

  • A Murder on Maui Mystery
  • By: Robert W Stephens
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

 

Edgar Allan “Poe” Rutherford is used to weathering difficult cases. And since one of the victims is his sister-in-law’s abusive ex, Poe hopes nobody looks too hard at his own compelling motive. Ignoring the sound advice to keep his nose out, Poe spars with the island’s newest police detective who seems to have her own hidden motivations, especially when she asks Poe to help with another case. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Takes a serious subject and exploits it.

  • By Rainiac on 03-25-19

Takes a serious subject and exploits it.

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

Not going to recommend this crappy story. Cliches at every turn, one sorry piece of writing.

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • By: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,305
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,861
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,680

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

  • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

the story completely freaked me out

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

The memoir of a girl being gaslighted by her mormon fundamentalists family, abused, and broken then self-educating is amazing!!

  • Bluff

  • By: Michael Kardos
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783

At 27, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been. Shunned by the magic world after a disastrous liaison with an older magician, she now lives alone with her pigeons and a pile of overdue bills in a New Jersey apartment. In a desperate ploy to make extra cash, she follows up on an old offer to write a feature magazine article - on the art of cheating at cards. In the process, Natalie is dazzled by a poker cheat's sleight of hand and soon finds herself facing a proposition - to help pull off a $1.5 million magic trick that, if done successfully, no one will ever even suspect happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't say enough about this book!

  • By shelley on 04-05-18

Fast paced exciting. Great narrator.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

I highly recommend this Audible. Excellent character development excellent suspense and ending has a great twist.

  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,082

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

One of the really good ones!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I loved it though it is slightly predictable if you're a Reacher fan. But it does not disappoint.

  • The Wheel of Darkness

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,352

FBI Agent Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been stolen. Pendergast agrees to take up the search. The trail leads him and Constance to the maiden voyage of the Queen Victoria passenger liner - and to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Double Whammy

  • By Eva Gannon on 10-04-09

In a spectacular way they blow up everything.

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

I love these books. Preston / Child takes you to the most amazing creations of their imagination and then they blow it up. Rene Auberjonois has to be one of the most gifted narrator's I've ever heard. Rene slices through difficult vocabulary and takes on the Persona of characters so thoroughly you think there are a host of players inside him.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,966
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,758

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

Couldn't Get Bill Clinton's Face out of my head.

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

This is more realistic than the crazy crap going on in the White House today. With that in mind, remember that the Russians have already hacked several power grids. No telling how many, our power grids are not that connected, old software and no telling how many power companies really have hidden virus software lying dormant. I'm sure this scary fiction is made more horrifying when you compare today's toddler in White House with this regular President in the book who saves the day.

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  • The Crooked Staircase

  • A Jane Hawk Novel (Jane Hawk, Book 3)
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,331

Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By James C. Lamb on 05-11-18

16 hours I can't get back

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

this is so humorless that it's all about stress and unbelievable situations and characters that I just don't care about.

  • Livia Lone

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921

Seattle PD sex-crimes detective Livia Lone knows the monsters she hunts. Sold by her Thai parents along with her little sister, Nason; marooned in America; abused by the men who trafficked them...the only thing that kept Livia alive as a teenager was her determination to find Nason. Livia has never stopped looking. And she copes with her failure to protect her sister by doing everything she can to put predators in prison. Or, when that fails, by putting them in the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a heartbreaker that makes u want 2 hit someone!

  • By shelley on 10-27-16

So good but a hard topic to hear.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

I love the character Livia Lone. The topic is very hard to here because it's such an abusive world human trafficking. The author reads it and he is an excellent narrator. I highly recommend this one.

  • The Jekyll Revelation

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,335
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,335

While on routine patrol in the tinder-dry Topanga Canyon, environmental scientist Rafael Salazar expects to find animal poachers, not a dilapidated antique steamer trunk. Inside the peculiar case, he discovers a journal, written by the renowned Robert Louis Stevenson, which divulges ominous particulars about his creation of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It also promises to reveal a terrible secret - the identity of Jack the Ripper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • pleasantly surprised

  • By Genevieve Paquette on 04-17-17

PLEASE PICK IT UP! I'm losing my mind in boredom.

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

I love this narrator so this book isn't on him. Christopher Lane is a dream come true. What a versatile voice. You ever notice how some male narration stumbles when reading female voices? Some create a drag queen voice that kills the flow? Lane is like butter. Smooth and expressive, accents perfect, he's the best.

It's the book it's just plain boring. Even the exciting bits where there seems to be a werewolf, those parts that go flat. The reason is both the main characters (2) don't have any cool advantages, nor do they have a personality worth caring about. The female characters are shamefully lame. I'm sick of the idea that the animal instincts are the bad ones in human nature. It's the higher brain that gets us all screwed up. This is an old and sorry drone, if you become an animal you become evil. Chapter 40 I torq it up to double time in hopes that it will take a turn for the better. Still boring me. Skip to chapter 75. Didn't miss a thing. Blah, blah, blah fight, lame. Skip 76 ugh, 84 you can't get these lost hours back, I start the vacuum. Oh, thank the heavens above it's over.

Pass this one by.