LISTENER

night owl

  • 134
  • reviews
  • 125
  • helpful votes
  • 585
  • ratings
  • Disturbed

  • By: Jennifer Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

On Halloween night five years ago, Chelsea Dutton's college roommates were viciously stabbed to death, and Chelsea was critically injured. She was found hiding in her apartment's bathtub, barely clinging to life. With only fragments of shattered memory, she's been trying her best to move past the nightmares ever since. Now in Boston, she lives a somewhat reclusive life, working from home as a medical transcriptionist and bingeing on mindless television shows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Foster families BEWARE!

  • By shelley on 11-09-17

No clue on human beings

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I refuse to put up with another dumb author.Give me a break. Chelsea nearly dead is the only survivor of an attack on three room mates. Yet ,even though the killer is not caught, she goes running alone in the middle of the night. Then she's afraid to go to the farmers market in broad daylight.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Next of Kin

  • By: James Tucker
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

A New Year's Eve celebration begins with the pop of a champagne cork - and ends with the bone-chilling screams of a killer's victims . Ten-year-old Ben Brook is the lone survivor of the brutal murder of his wealthy family at their upstate New York compound. But from the moment he evades death, Ben's life is in constant danger. Can NYPD detective Buddy Lock keep the boy safe from a killer intent on wiping out the entire Brook clan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Excellent Loved It - Just Get It

  • By shelley on 10-23-17

Dumb Dumb Dumb

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I don't mind farfetched stories, but unrealistic behavior in this book drove me crazy. Mr Tucker seem to write well, but he takes too much poet licences.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Were Mothers

  • A Novel
  • By: Katie Sise
  • Narrated by: Stacy Gonzalez
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

A scandalous revelation is about to devastate a picturesque town where the houses are immaculate and the neighborhoods are tightly knit. Devoted mother Cora O’Connell has found the journal of her friend Laurel’s daughter - a beautiful college student who lives next door - revealing an illicit encounter. Hours later, Laurel makes a shattering discovery of her own: her daughter has vanished without a trace. Over the course of one weekend, the crises of two close families are about to trigger a chain reaction that will expose a far more disturbing web of secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ,but too long

  • By night owl on 11-01-18

Good ,but too long

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Interesting plot but way too but characters thoughts are way too long. Almost gave it three stars ,except the multiple story lines kept my interest and kept me listening. I notice in all these psychological thrillers, the men are all jerks if not down right sociopaths.




2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,334

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

All Heros

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Wonderful book, with superb narration!!Every step of this different breed of men is fantastic. One of best audible books I felt I was there.If you like stories of man against nature, you'll love this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • War and Peace

  • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing

  • By linda on 09-22-17

Just didn't like this format

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-18

Never found a dramatization on audible. I finnished

I really Liked Murder On the Orient Express so I thought I'd give the wonderful War And Peace a go Big disappointment O found the background noise very distracting. Also didn't know .who was.talking a lot of the time
















Liked Murder On The Orient Express, I thought I'd give this great story a go. Very disappointed. I found the background noise distracting. I couldn't tell who was tal























0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Source

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 54 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 876
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777

In the grand storytelling style that is his signature, James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish faith, thousands of years ago. Through the predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present-day Israel and the Middle East conflict.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unlistenable

  • By GGS Engineering on 09-11-15

Religious Conflict

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-18

This book is mainly about the religious conflicts of a patriarchal society.I found the first ancestor s interesting ,buafter that I was disappointed .There was little descriptions of the ordinary life of the characters The narration is bad. It's reason enough too give this one a pass.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Charm School

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,416

Something very strange -- and sinister -- is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova's Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POW's how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal -- to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret, he sets in motion a CIA investigation that will reveal horrifying police state savagery and superpower treachery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Good

  • By Char on 11-07-09

Political Diatribe

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Plot is over shadowed by lectures on how terrible Soviet life was during the cold war.Also how rotten the CIA and the powers that be were.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Word of Promise Audio Bible - New King James Version, NKJV: Complete Bible

  • By: Thomas Nelson Inc.
  • Narrated by: Jason Alexander, Joan Allen, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
  • Length: 98 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,434
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,437

This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format.This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely...needs a section guide. I made one

  • By A. Lee on 08-29-16

Boring

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

How this wonderful cast of actors manage to make one of the most interesting books boring is beyond me Reminds me of an old movie were every line is delivered in a stilted manner.

  • The Adoption

  • A Psychological Thriller
  • By: Greg Meritt
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

In the fall of 2002, Claire and Logan adopt five-year-old Samantha and welcome her into their home. But then strange and incredible things begin to happen. The Kellers are unwittingly pulled into an unfathomable world of deception, power, and suspense. They find themselves on the run from an unseen force, searching for answers while trying to stay alive. What they find waiting for them is both shocking and unforgettable. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent story

  • By Barbara Trout on 09-16-18

Badly written, Badly Narrated

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Do they even audition these narrator's This is one of the worst I've listened to. Probably not that bad of a book but writing is poor. The dialogue is very unnatural and preaching.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Aftermath

  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Ron Keith
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

When Inspector Banks of Yorkshire investigates whether an abusive husband might be guilty of an unsolved string of murders, his suspicions are aroused by the details of the man's marriage. Is the suspect's wife a victim or could she be his accomplice?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Police Procedural

  • By Kev on 11-22-04

Narration is a joke

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Seriously Are they pulling our leg.Men sound like idiots and the women like old ladies.What a shame This has a interesting plot with good characters.Too bad it sounds so ridiculous.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful