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  • Fight and Flight

  • Magic 2.0, Book 4
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,402
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,862
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,839

Martin and his friends discovered that their world is computer generated and that by altering the code they could alter reality. They traveled back in time to Medieval England to live as wizards. Almost everything they've done since then has, in one way or another, blown up in their faces. So of course they decide to make dragons. It does not go well.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Major stumble in a great series

  • By Virgil on 05-11-17

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

A good addition for the series. Some of the humorous parts are laugh out loud funny. However, If you haven't read the previous books you would definitely be missing out on knowing the main characters.

The narrator was fabulous. Nuanced voices for every character and absolutely added to the overall humor of the book.

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  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,248

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharp, Clever and Elegant... and funny as hell!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-17-17

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

Enjoyed this story immensely, interesting characters, some very humorous scenes along with bittersweet ones.

Narration was perfect accompaniment.

  • Deep Dish

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Chef extraordinaire Gina Foxton doesn't expect anything to be handed to her on a platter. After years of hard work, the former runner-up Miss Teen Vidalia Onion is now the host of her own local Georgia public television show called Fresh Start, and she's dating the show's producer. But when her show gets canceled - and she catches her boyfriend in flagrante delicto with the boss' wife - Gina realizes that she's meant for bigger and better things. Namely, a gig on national television.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story filled with southern charm and wit

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-17

Meh

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

If I didn't know this was Mary Kay Andrews I would never suspect it was written by her. Not her usual wit or humor very predictable

  • Beautiful Ruins

  • By: Jess Walter
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,745
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,737

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My mind wandered

  • By Ella on 11-25-12

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

I really enjoy books that are "stories". This one is way above average. The pictures painted in your mind through the words are so vivid.

  • California Schemin'

  • By: Kate George
  • Narrated by: Sara Mackie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Most people can relax by an idyllic riverside without fishing a dead body out of the water; Bree MacGowan is not most people. And as luck would have it, it's not just any old corpse she's tripped over this time. It's the late wife of Senator R. Carl Wallace, a paragon of upstanding American citizenship to anyone who looks...unless they look too closely. Which is, of course, exactly what Bree does, and what she finds is definitely more trouble than she bargained for.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Odd sound quality

  • By Debbie on 05-19-16

Odd sound quality

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

Reviewed: 05-19-16

The narration sounds like it was done in a huge empty building. Kind of a tinny almost echo effect. Very distracting. Story was entertaining.

  • Unleashed

  • A Sydney Rye Series, Book 1
  • By: Emily Kimelman
  • Narrated by: Sonja Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

One of Joy Humbolt's dog walking clients turns up dead and she begins to look into the crime, first out of curiosity and then out of anger. As she digs deep into the secrets of Manhattan's elite, Joy gets too close to the killer with disastrous consequences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I hope the sties is as Interesting as Book 1.

  • By stephen on 08-16-16

Above average

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

Much better story line and plot twists than expected from reading book summary. Liked it so much I am looking forward to reading next book in the series.

  • An Unwelcome Quest

  • Magic 2.0, Book 3
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,992
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,766

Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An Unwelcome Storyline…

  • By B-Ry on 07-15-16

Worthwhile

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

Started off kind of slow and seemed a bit repetitive to earlier books in the series. Almost tempted to skip it. Glad I listened. The first book in the series is still the best one was entertaining.

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  • Whistling Past the Graveyard

  • By: Susan Crandall
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,665

In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla hasn't seen her momma since she was three - that's when Lulu left for Nashville to become a famous singer. If she can get to Nashville and find her momma, then all that she promised will come true: Lulu will be a star. Daddy will come to live in Nashville, too. And her family will be whole and perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feisty red-headed little girl takes on the south

  • By Laurette on 07-16-14

Wonderful Story

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

Reviewed: 04-21-15

Well told story with believable characters. As a child from the 60's era I could relate so well to the events taking place in the book.

The narrator was perfect for the story.

  • In Deep Voodoo

  • Mojo, Louisiana Humorous Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Stephanie Bond
  • Narrated by: Maureen Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 427

In Deep Voodoo is a rollicking romantic mystery! Start with bad mojo, add a pinprick of revenge, and watch things boil over…A woman receives a voodoo doll of her lying cheating ex-husband as a gag gift at her divorce party, and vents her frustration by stabbing it with a pin. But later when he's found stabbed to death, she doesn't have to be told she's managed to land herself In Deep Voodoo!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bad narrator

  • By Kstrong777 on 10-25-14

Above average romantic mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-15-15

Stephanie Bond does a good job writing an entertaining story. Enough twists to keep it interesting, very easy listening. She is better than most authors of this genre.

The narrator was just right for the story as well. Just one criticism- the way she pronounced "garage" was like fingers on a chalkboard for me.

  • Buck Fever

  • A Blanco County Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Ben Rehder
  • Narrated by: Johnny Peppers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

It's the week before deer hunting season, as close to a statewide holiday as you get in Texas, and the locals are getting restless. Game Warden John Marlin has his hands full with poaching complaints coming in faster than he can write out-of-season tickets. Then a call of a different sort comes in. A man dressed up in some sort of deer costume has been shot at the Circle S ranch, and witnesses are reporting a massive wild-eyed buck prancing about the pasture in a lovesick frenzy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absolute delight.

  • By Leon Miller on 04-20-15

Wrong Narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

Enjoyed the story very much. As
written it had quite a bit of humor in it, but narration was very dry almost dull. I purchased this with whisper sync and I enjoyed reading the story more than listening too it.

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