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  • Someday, Someday, Maybe

  • A Novel
  • By: Lauren Graham
  • Narrated by: Lauren Graham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,098

From Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes a witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead - and keep it together - in New York City. It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing "important" work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you love Lauren Graham get this

  • By Mia on 05-01-13

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

I really wanted to like this book. I'm a Lauren Graham fan, I'm a Gilmore Girls fan, hell I'm a Parenthood fan but I just couldn't get into the story. No matter how much I tried.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,099
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,938
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,859

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

Great Episode of the X-Files

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

Any additional comments?

This reminded me of a great X-Files episode. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson fall back into their classic characters with ease. The story was interesting and had several call-backs to the original run of the series before Duchovny left and gave us back three great characters -- even if the explanation of their "death" stretched the imagination just a little. Would enjoy listening to more great full cast dramatizations of the X-Files.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Like a Mighty Army

  • Safehold, Book 7
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 27 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389

For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new - no new inventions, no new understandings of the world.What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud - a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold’s founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A long suffering reader ploughs on

  • By Roy J. Meek on 03-08-14

On The Verge of Giving Up

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

Would you try another book from David Weber and/or Oliver Wyman?

Oliver Wyman is great, but I'm just about ready to give up on this series. Noting happens in book after book after book.

What could David Weber have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Get a better editor willing to tell him he's just filling up page after page with sentences that add no value to the overall story.

Any additional comments?

I got so frustrated with the lack of plot and character development that I stopped listening to these books two years ago. Hour after hour characters drone on about troop movements and supply lines and nothing really happens. Two-thirds of this book could have been cut away and it wouldn't have taken away from the overall plot. What was once a great series with an interesting idea has devolved into constant yammering about nothing. Are these books meant to be novels or treatises on the minutiae of military campaigns?

  • Tricky Twenty-Two

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,673

Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren't adding up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up to par for Mrs. Evonovich

  • By kimanndo on 08-16-16

I Hate Mispronounced Words

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

Would you listen to Tricky Twenty-Two again? Why?

Not really. The Stephanie Plum novels are great, escapist fun but once is usually enough.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are always what makes these novels so much fun. I can't remember how many times the actions of Lula made me laugh out loud. Granted, the character is more than a little stereotypical but she's still hilarious. Would love to see Evanovich do a stand-alone Lula story, maybe a short story or novella. Liked the villain in this story, as well; far more menacing than I expected. I also like that it seems Stephanie has made a choice about the guy she wants to be with. It's been pretty obvious who that choice was from the last couple of novels, but it really seems a major step forward was taken in this story.

Any additional comments?

The one thing that annoyed me as I continued listening is the mispronunciation of "alum." A word that is used several times in the story. In the context of the story it should have been pronounced as "uh-lum," as in college alumni, but King kept pronouncing it as "owl-um," which is a topical astringent. You'd think someone would have pointed that out.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dawn's Early Light

  • Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
  • By: Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

After being ignominiously shipped out of England following their participation in the Janus affair, Braun and Books are ready to prove their worth as agents. But what starts as a simple mission in the States - intended to keep them out of trouble - suddenly turns into a scandalous and convoluted case that has connections reaching as far as Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Return of the Most Dangerous Duo in Steampunk!

  • By Troy on 07-03-14

Not as Good as Previous Books.

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

Reviewed: 04-19-14

What did you like best about Dawn's Early Light? What did you like least?

The characters of Books and Braun are always the highlight of these novels. The authors have created two very interesting, fully developed characters. The problem is, not even the redoubtable Books and Braun could save what was a meandering story that, at times, really dragged on.

Would you be willing to try another book from Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine ? Why or why not?

This may not have been my favorite of the series, but I will definitely return for the next one.

Which character – as performed by James Langton – was your favorite?

The main characters are, of course, my favorites. Langston's performance manages to make then two distinctive people.

Any additional comments?

A good story, but not as good as the previous two.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 160,934
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148,522
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148,358

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Like a Summer Blockbuster Movie!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-14

What did you like best about this story?

It was obvious the author put no small amount of time into researching the science of a person being stranded on Mars. I have no doubt he took some creative license, but who cares. The science of trying to survive on an inhospitable planet like Mars is what made this story so interesting. I also thought the main character was hilariously snarky.

Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've never listened to this narrator before but I would definitely consider listening to his other performances based on this one alone.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I don't often laugh out loud while listening to audiobooks but this one had me chuckling quite a bit. It also had me on the edge of seat on several occasions -- a rare thing for an audiobook.

Any additional comments?

This is just a great science fiction novel, emphasis on the science. All the characters were interesting and I think the story taps into how human beings often react to terrible situations. If this were to happen in real life I have no doubt you'd see the world come together to save one person stranded on a planet millions of miles away from the Earth.

  • The Power Trip

  • By: Jackie Collins
  • Narrated by: Jackie Collins, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Holter Graham, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

A luxurious yacht in the Sea of Cortez, a birthday cruise for one of the world’s most beautiful women and an invitation no one can refuse... The Power Trip - take if it you dare. From Hollywood icon and mega-seller Jackie Collins comes a thrilling new novel, The Power Trip, set on a state of the art luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. A tropical getaway with a cast of global power-hungry elites turns sour when they find out maybe they don't control as much of the world as they thought....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Collins novels are always fun and predictable.

  • By Marjorie on 03-11-13

Fun and Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's a fun and entertaining listen with better characters and story than many of Collins' recent novels. Once the story gets going it pulls you in and doesn't let go.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power Trip?

The reporter character and how reacts to the pirates. Very unexpected.

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

I wasn't a fan of the narration. In general, I don't like multiple narrators unless each person is playing a specific character. The change of narrators in this story was driven by the character taking center stage, but when the POV changed the same characters were being voiced by a different actor and the differences in style were distracting.

Any additional comments?

Overall, a very good Jackie Collins novel with less of the cookie cutter Hollywood story and characters. You could tell Collins put some time and thought into the plot and characters. Sure, there were a few of the "usual suspects": actors, models, etc.; but also some new celebrity types that made it a little more interesting. Easily one of Collins' better novels in awhile.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Phoenix Rising

  • A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel
  • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,216

Evil is most assuredly afoot - and Britain’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade... and a librarian. These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences - the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling - will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Steampunk - worth a listen

  • By DarkFish on 05-11-12

Better Than Expected

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

Reviewed: 10-30-11

Normally, I'm not a fan of steampunk but I was pleasantly surprised by Phoenix Rising. I liked the two main characters, Eliza Braun and Wellington Books, which made a somewhat meandering story easier to take. While the plot does drag in certain place it's interesting enough to keep you listening. Much of the credit for that has to go to the narrator, James Langton. He inhabits each of the characters and gives their own voice quite nicely; however, his New Zealand accent was questionable at times. While there are some major plot holes and unsettling events that may turn off some readers/listeners, overall this a was really fun story and I look forward to more adventures from Books and Braun.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Whiskey Sour

  • A Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels Mystery
  • By: J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck, Dick Hill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 895

Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is having a bad week. Her live-in boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, chronic insomnia has caused her to max out her credit cards with late-night home shopping purchases, and a frightening killer who calls himself "The Gingerbread Man" is dumping mutilated bodies in her district.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like the book but GRAPHIC details

  • By Kari on 10-31-09

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-10

I don't know what disappointed me more: the boring plot, the stereotype main character, or the retread villain. This book was little more than an amalgam of tired stereotypes, flat dialogue, and uninteresting characters. It was a complete waste of a credit.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Honor Among Enemies

  • Honor Harrington, Book 6
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515

Despite political foes, professional jealousies, and the scandal which drove her into exile, Capt. Honor Harrington has been offered a chance to reclaim her career as an officer of the Royal Manticoran Navy. But there's a catch. She must assume command of a "squadron" of jury-rigged armed merchantmen with crew drawn from the dregs of her service and somehow stop the pirates who have taken advantage of the Havenite War to plunder the Star Kingdom's commerce.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I like honorable heroes!

  • By Readalot on 04-23-09

Bad Narrator Ruins Good Story

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-10

I've read most of David Weber's Honor Harrington series so I thought I'd give the audio version a chance. Sadly, a terrible reader ruined what is otherwise a really good science fictions story. In most cases the narrator talks in a monotone with little differentiation between the various characters' voices. When not talking in monotone, the narrator spoke in an up and down cadence that becomes so annoying I couldn't finishing listening.

6 of 17 people found this review helpful