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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 36,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,582

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Will Patton great - story so so

  • By Randall on 06-19-18

One of King's finest!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Couldn't put it down, I was hooked from the first chapter and greedily consumed every word, sometimes going back to make sure I didn't miss anything.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Dreamland

  • The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
  • By: Sam Quinones
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,701

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America - addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • American Nightmare that is Necessary Reading

  • By Mel on 05-09-15

OMG The Best book I've read @ rx abuse!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-16

We as a society have been spoon fed the rhetoric that if something hurts or something feels wrong, we have to have a pill for it. This book demonstrate how the prescription addiction, doesn't end after the withdrawa symptoms, or stop it is a mindset and it is an individual that needs a support system far beyond the first yea,r 2nd year or 3rd gear As all the studies have shown.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,723
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,269

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • don't waste your time/money

  • By Kyle Warren on 01-23-19

Joe Hill reawakened the fantasy and horror fan!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-15

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! !!!MORE MORE MORE! Love the story, loved the full cast production! Do it agan!!

3 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 489

In this special prequel to Matthew Reilly’s The Tournament, Roger Ascham, the unorthodox tutor of Princess Elizabeth, is tasked by King Henry VIII with a most unusual and dangerous mission – tracking down a favourite prostitute of the King's who has gone missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable!

  • By Michele on 01-15-15

Extremely enjoyable story and narrator.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

New to Matthew Reilly's work, this was the first taste of his novels. A perfect appetizer for voraciously hungry readers.

  • The Atlantis Plague

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 2
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,680
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,689

In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Take it for what it's worth and enjoy it!

  • By Emily Wright on 05-07-14

love this trilogy! !!!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

couldn't wait to get to the next one. haven't been this excited about a series of books since Stephen King's The Green Mile.

  • The Almost Nearly Perfect People

  • Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
  • By: Michael Booth
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than 10 years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. In this timely audiobook, he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success, and, most intriguing of all, what they think of one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing! Anthropological, historical, entertaining

  • By Jay Friedman on 09-30-15

the stuff you find 😊

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

Reviewed: 05-04-15

in looking for information on my family's Norwegian blood line, I came across this book. From the "sample" I was hooked, thru Audible I was able to share with my family great humor and person-to-person conversation-like writing that Mr. Booth accomplishes in this book. thank you 👍

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,354

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

loved it! !!!

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

Reviewed: 04-20-15

Roy Dotrice gives the audible book a life of it's own, far surpassing just the written word.