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  • The Mountain Between Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601

When their last outgoing flight is cancelled, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the storm and drop him in Denver to catch a connection. And when the pilot says the single-engine prop plane can fit one more, if barely, Ben offers the seat to Ashley, knowing that she needs to get home just as urgently. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack, and the plane crashes into one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Sher from Provo on 10-14-16

NOTHING like the movie!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

If you’re getting this book because you saw the movie, you’ve got to know, it is nothing like the movie! It’s 100 times better!!!! I hate it when film makers take a great story and butcher it! If you liked the movie, you will LOVE the book!

  • Chasing the Dime

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316

The messages waiting for Henry Pierce when he plugs in his new phone clearly aren't intended for him. They indicate something has gone terribly wrong for a woman named Lilly. Pierce probes, investigates, and then tumbles through a hole, leaving behind a life driven by work to track down and help a woman he's never met. Connelly's latest is "a grabber from the beginning...utterly compelling."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nobody Could Be That Stupid That Many Times!

  • By David on 05-29-05

Big disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-16

What would have made Chasing the Dime better?

If it hadn't been written at all.

What was most disappointing about Michael Connelly’s story?

It just wasn't believable. Nobody is so stupid that they would do all of the stupid things that Pierce did. Maybe his frontal lobe just never developed. I can't see a 14-year-old doing half of the stuff that he did without thinking of the consequences. If Michael Conley's name was not on this book you would've never convinced me in a million years he wrote it. I've read and listen to 28 of his books, this one was a huge disappointment!

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator was fine, the performance was done as best as it could be considering the storyline.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Other then it's a Michael Conley book, not that I have found. I'm struggling just to get through it. I wanted to quit and return it several times, but keep hoping the next chapter is going to get better and this guy will smarten up. I'm on chapter 11 of 16, so far I don't see that happening.

Any additional comments?

I guess out of all of the dozens and dozens of Michael Connelly books he can afford to have one epic fail. 😕 But this is all just my opinion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sky Zone

  • The Crittendon Files, Book 3
  • By: Creston Mapes
  • Narrated by: Troy Klein
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Jack and Pamela Crittendon have hit the breaking point. After months out of work as a reporter, Jack is playing Mr. Mom and working part-time at Festival Arena with his survivalist friend Brian Shakespeare. Meanwhile, Pamela has gone back to work full-time while eight months pregnant. Having her recently widowed mother on hand isn't making matters any easier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic for all except Kindle. (Whispersync)

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-02-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

Would you try another book from Creston Mapes and/or Troy Klein?

Creston Mapes, likely...
Troy Klien, NO

What could Creston Mapes have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not have it jump around so much. Doesn't seem like the other two books.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Troy Klein?

Either one of the first two books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Breakthrough

  • Precinct 11, Book 3
  • By: Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

As the youngest bureau chief and head of the Chicago Police Department's Major Case Squad, Boone Drake seems to have it all under control. Only those closest to him know that just a few short years ago, he lost everything that mattered to him in a tragic accident. After years of healing, his life is back on track. He recently married a wonderful woman named Haeley, adopted her son, bought a beautiful home, and rediscovered his faith. But Boone can't fight the feeling that something is about to go terribly wrong...again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Mark Mirza on 11-15-15

Love JBJ & Johnny Heller

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

Reviewed: 12-06-14

Would you listen to The Breakthrough again? Why?

Yes, because I think you can get more out of it the second time because you're not imaging what comes next.

What other book might you compare The Breakthrough to and why?

Pretty much any of the Jeffery Deaver books. Because he makes the characters and places real. You feel like you know them.

Which scene was your favorite?

Can't pick just one.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A heart of faith

Any additional comments?

Keep'em coming!!!

  • Dark Liaison

  • Coil Series, Book 1
  • By: D. I. Telbat
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In this age of prophetic strife, spiritual darkness collides with servants of the Cross. Christians worldwide are persecuted at a heightened level, and while no safety seems to exist, one man steps forward to lend a hand to the defenseless laborers. Corban Dowler, an old-school spy, accepted Christ's gift of salvation six years ago, then resigned from the morally compromising C.I.A.. He now desires to help fulfill God's Great Commission, so builds the Commission of International Laborers (COIL) organization.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to listen to...

  • By Amazon Fan on 12-06-14

Hard to listen to...

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

Reviewed: 12-06-14

What disappointed you about Dark Liaison?

It was hard to follow, jumps around too much from character to character. Maybe it would have been easier if the narriorater was better.

Has Dark Liaison turned you off from other books in this genre?

Maybe, have his next book in my wish list, but not sure I will purchase it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cameron Beierle’s performances?

No. He is to monotones, sounds like his voice is done through a synthesizer.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dark Liaison?

I don't know.

Any additional comments?

I think maybe the book would be better as a made-for-TV movie. Maybe if you had a visual to all of the skipping around it would help keep all the characters straight. I like to climb inside the book with the characters. I just couldn't do that with this, because I didn't know who or where the characters were. I read for entertainment, I don't want to have to work so hard to keep everybody figured out. It just didn't flow for me, but I'm only one person, I'm sure others may enjoy this kind of writing. Not a bad book, but for me it was just hard to follow.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Harbinger

  • The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret to America's Future
  • By: Jonathan Cahn
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cahn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,903

Is it possible that there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction - these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This will make you think

  • By Aaron on 11-08-12

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 04-16-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Maybe if the characters don't repeat themselves and each other so much.

Has The Harbinger turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Cahn’s performances?

Yes

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Harbinger?

Not sure, I didn't finish listening to the book. No opinion.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful