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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,498

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Off the track

  • By James Ray on 06-28-18

good book, GREAT narration

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Patton's narration is awesome. Good story by King. chilling. The universe is endless, isn't it.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Twelve

  • A Novel
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,699

In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as "Last Stand in Denver", has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • TWO IN THIS SERIES IS ENOUGH

  • By Randall on 06-15-18

convoluted

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

The narration was very good. But this story was so disjointed that I was often wondering if I had missed something somewhere.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • In the Arms of Family

  • Adrian's Undead Diary, Book 6
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637

In Book Six of Adrian's Undead Diary, no one near Adrian is safe. Many will make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that he can keep his loved ones protected at any cost, and rebuild a new, better world. In the Arms of Family also follows Kevin and Michelle as their stories entwine and bring them ever closer to the horrors that surround Adrian across the vast Atlantic Ocean. How long can they survive before the dead finish what they came to do?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HURRY UP BOOK #7!

  • By Kelleefornia on 04-13-15

already mourning that it will end...

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

I know it has to, but dang! The narration is great, and Adrian's mix of rapid humor and despair are a perfect balance.

2 of 2 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 163,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150,472
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 150,310

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

Sublime listen.

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

What a great story, with great narration. Even though there's plenty of suspense, it's richly balance by wonderful humor.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,722
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47,681

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

At Last...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-06

Finally a sci-fi/fantasy series that doesn't make me feel like I am 12! Yep, there are certainly adult situations, and violence to boot. But there is also a complex story, plots and subplots, magic, politics, morality, mystery, and a narrator that knocks it all out of the park!
Thanks to GRRM for such a colorful and beloved tale. Characters I cherish, a battle of good and evil, tragedy that is sometimes stunning, and the warmth provided by a central family of characters who are worthy of the many hours of this tale. I never wanted it to end!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,835

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Loved It!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-06

An interesting tale, supported by great narration. The narrator is wonderful at speaking the different characters' parts without sounding silly. Yep, the story is a long story, but I didn't want it to end, and am eager for the unabridged versions of the sequels to be available at Audible. I would much rather involve myself in a long tale than a hit-and-run fast book.
My only detraction was that though it was not gross or anything, I felt sometimes the sex was over done. I'm pretty sure I'm not a prude, but sometimes I just wanted to say, "Ok, they lust for one another, I get it!" LOL If the adult content is the biggest flaw, then this is a winner!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88,781
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88,702

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-06

Martin has written a wonderful tale and Roy Dotrice has the Gleeman's Gift for storytelling.

Finally a fantasy novel that is complex and carries the tale to an adult listener.

This is my 'best read' series in all my 4 years at Audible.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,122

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best I've read by Stephen King.

  • By Joseph on 11-06-08

Hail to the King

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-03

I can't recommend this book strongly enough. The characters are so full and full of life. King's narration was incredible; especially the personality and voice of Kyra. The addition of the music by "Sarah" was amazing, and I would certainly like to see more credit to King for the lyrics and the woman who performed it....wonderful.
For long-time King fans, I would share that this book reminds me more of The Stand than any other I have read/heard. Not because of the theme, but because of the way I loved the characters so.... I think I have a new King Favorite....

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Grave Secrets

  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 433

Powerful entertainment from the crime fiction superstar who combines riveting authenticity with witty, elegant prose. Best selling author Kathy Reichs "keeps the twists coming, and by the novel's climax, she has skillfully interwoven her many subplots and red herrings into a satisfying puddle of sex, sleaze, greed and gore," says Publishers Weekly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Don on 06-24-03

Well worth a listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-03

Tempe Brennan is a character with a sharp mind and a sharp tongue. Some of her wise cracks made me laugh out loud. The story was interesting but could have been "fuller" (sometimes it seems like things that list as unabridged have been condensed)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,266
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,790

A movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. In a seemingly unrelated case, a loner is murdered, leaving the sheriff's department with no clues. One unsettling revelation after another leaves a retired FBI agent and an L.A. detective thinking they've unmasked a most frightening killer with almost inconceivable calculation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is the worst ever

  • By Keith on 11-23-05

A decent listen in the series

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-03

Harry Bosch & Terry McCaleb......a pretty solid combination. I rated this 3 out of 5 because I just felt like Connelly didn't quite capture me with the story. With Bosch in jeopardy, it should have...but fell a bit short. Good, just not excellent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful