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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,352

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

EXCELLENT

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

This was an absolutely charming story. I loved this book. I will probably listen again

  • The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Earth's Children, Book 1
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,806

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear. A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blonde, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly—she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • huge, epic and educational

  • By cindy on 11-22-09

Good story

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

Reviewed: 05-02-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Did not like the person who was reader - she read the story too fast. I kept wishing she would slow down.

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

Get a different performer to read with emotion.

What three words best describe Sandra Burr’s performance?

Fair

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Winter of the World

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,572

Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Sequel

  • By Tim on 03-15-13

Excellent reading

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

Reviewed: 05-02-14

What made the experience of listening to Winter of the World the most enjoyable?

The is the second in the series.

What did you like best about this story?

all of it.

Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

No favorites.

Any additional comments?

Worth reading - excellent book, story, performance.

  • Until Tuesday

  • By: Luis Carlos Montalvan
  • Narrated by: Luis Carlos Montalvan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078

A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. In constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; he cut himself off from those he loved. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Book

  • By Char on 08-05-11

Interesting book -

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

Reviewed: 02-08-13

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

This book was not spellbinding but I did enjoy Luis's journey and have much admiration for his fight for equality.

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,482

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Page Turner!!

  • By Jacqueline on 01-22-13

Great book

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

Reviewed: 02-08-13

What do you think your next listen will be?

I would like to read more from Robert Crais this book was very good.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of MacLeod Andrews?

I don't know who MacLeod Andrews is. The main character is Scott James.

What character would you cut from Suspect?

No one

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lethal Legacy

  • Guardians of Justice, Book 3
  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

The police say her father's death was suicide. Kelly Warren says it was murder - and she has new evidence to prove it. Detective Cole Taylor doesn't put much credence in her claim, and nothing in his case review suggests foul play. But when he digs deeper and discovers startling information linking her to a long-buried secret, the danger escalates. Is history repeating itself? And who wants Kelly silenced?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love her books!!

  • By kdilbeck on 06-22-15

Duplicate of In Harms Way

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

Reviewed: 12-25-12

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

Only if they haven't read In Harms Way

What could Irene Hannon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Be creative and write a new story. This story is almost identical to In Harms Way with different names .

Did Brian Hutchison do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes, he was okay

Do you think Lethal Legacy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Absolutely not.

Any additional comments?

Author needs to become much more creative vs using one story as a skeleton for the new story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In Harm’s Way

  • By: Irene Hannon
  • Narrated by: Stevie Ray Dallimore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

RITA Award-winning author Irene Hannon brings fans this exciting conclusion to her Heroes of Quantico series. In Harm’s Way opens with FBI agent Nick Bradley desperate to find a missing child. Then Rachel Sutton walks into his life, offering a tenuous link - Rachel claims she can feel the child’s terror through a tattered doll. Skeptical at first, Nick slowly uncovers startling connections that make him believe Rachel’s story - and believe her life is in grave danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Katalin H. on 01-27-15

First book of author was very good.

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

Reviewed: 12-25-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, it has a good story

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Too much religious theme

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

First book is entertaining.

Did In Harm’s Way inspire you to do anything?

no

Any additional comments?

After reading a 2nd book by author, it was the basic theme of this one. Only names and careers were changed. I won't read another book from this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful