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  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,240
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,475

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant performances, moving story

  • By Roger on 09-11-14

Not great but not bad either.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

The story was predictable, and the characters seemed to be like cardboard cutouts. The writing was good, it's just that everything else seemed middle-of-the-road.

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32,089
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,203
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30,150

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Another good book in the Stormlight Archive

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

I felt that the story was good, character development was muddled, and that the pacing wasn't quite all up to snuff. Oathbreaker is still better than average, but I felt that the Author failed to grasp me as he did in the previous two books.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59,410

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

It's not The Martian, folks.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

I thought that the book was a solid title as far as science fiction goes. The character development wasn't really there, and the story led from one improbable event to the next. I felt that the author was trying to take Mark Watney's character from The Martian and put it into an unlikely scenerio with overly complicated plots and sub-plots that effectively made this book tank for me. I felt that the plots contained in Artemis ultimately led me to giving it 3 stars.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic

  • A New Translation
  • By: Eliphas Lévi, John Michael Greer - translator, Mark Anthony Mikituk - translator
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Filling a huge gap in our spiritual culture, here - at last - is a comprehensive and elegant translation of the 1854 French masterwork of occult philosophy. The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic reignited the esoteric spiritual search in the West and led to the emergence of Madame Blavatsky, Manly P. Hall, and the New Age revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A performance tour de force!

  • By Brian Allen on 06-29-17

Simply a fantastic translation.

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

A well done translation of French Occultist Eliphas Levi's The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic. I was both surprised and elated of just how much of the contents of the book is still relevant to modern Occultism today. I was also a fan of the notations found throughout the pages as they clarified a great deal of obscure references. John Michael Greer and Mark Anthony Mikituk did a wonderful job with the new translation and I highly encourage people interested in the Occult to give this a read. “AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,949
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,034

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets without the old texts

  • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

An excellent take on the mythology of the Norse

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

Neil Gaiman did a truly great job with making the Norse myths more palatable for persons in the 21st century. If you have been interested in the Norse, or even if you enjoy Mr. Gaiman's writings, I highly encourage you to pick up a copy of Norse Mythology as it is written well, written with respect for the source matterial, and just outright entertaining.

26 of 39 people found this review helpful

  • Lurk

  • By: Adam Vine
  • Narrated by: Kevin Meyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 208

College student Drew Brady never wanted the power to spy on his friends. But late one night, he finds a box of old Polaroids buried under his house that can change to show him whatever he desires, and Drew finds himself with the power to watch the people around him without them ever knowing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great debut novel!

  • By J on 02-21-17

Really liked it.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

Creepy and wierd, it was a blast of a read. Would recommend to just about anyone who is into horror.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Talon

  • The Talon Saga, Book 1
  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies, MacLeod Andrews, Chris Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,384

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have becomestrong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Angsty teenage fluff

  • By Gawaine on 10-25-16

Men...

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

Reviewed: 10-25-16

Another fantasy romance involving teens, a love triangle, and love built on the foundations of lies. The writing was okay, but it followed a generic genre cliche that I see way too often.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Otherlife Dreams

  • The Selfless Hero Trilogy
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,282

Runner has a problem. He and 499,000 men and women are trapped in a game. He also just happens to be the only person from IT who could log everyone out safely. And he doesn't remember his password. He, like everyone else in this nightmare, had his memory scrambled or lost in the process of being loaded into the game. A single garbled message is his only clue to how to save everyone. The problem is that whoever loaded them into the game loaded their minds completely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please fix audio levels

  • By Matthew Ransom on 05-24-16

Fun, but needs a little something.

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

A fun book but it felt like the author was trying to be both super serious and funny and it didn't mesh well together. Other than that, it's a fun book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the LitRPG genre.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blade Itself

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,709
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,124

Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian - leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters drive the story. The Narrator rocks!

  • By Brian Alsobrook on 11-01-16

The characters are imaginative but,

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

Reviewed: 12-20-15

unfortunately, the story is boring and sluggish. By the end of the book, it felt as if nothing significant had happened and there was no clear sense of what was going on much less why.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Chimera Sequence

  • By: Elliott Garber
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

Cole McBride makes a chilling discovery while investigating a mysterious disease causing the deaths of endangered mountain gorillas in war-torn central Africa. When a humanitarian aid hospital nearby diagnoses a disturbingly similar human case, the former Special Forces veterinarian knows he must figure out how to stop this outbreak from spreading--before it blows up into a global pandemic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced and gripping.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 09-29-15

Good narration, average story.

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

Reviewed: 08-22-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes. If you like thrilling books, this would probably be up your alley. The story is engaging, but not enough so where I feel it's a must read.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The story was plenty enjoyable, but where it fell short is bringing nothing new to a literary genre which is competitive and over-saturated. The story could have stood out to me more. That being said, the story is enjoyable and fun, and the pacing (which some authors tend to struggle with) was excellent.

Which character – as performed by Neil Shah – was your favorite?

Probably Dr. Lars, as I'm a cynic myself.

Did The Chimera Sequence inspire you to do anything?

No.

Any additional comments?

I was given this title free of charge, by the author, for review. It's a well done book, and the narrator was good and easy to listen to. Although The Chimera Sequence doesn't innovate, it possesses a good plot, balanced and interesting characters, and was enjoyable to listen to overall. If you like thrillers, you may want to think about giving the Chimera Sequence a listen.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful