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Amy R Clemons

Denver, Colorado
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  • Lilac Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Martha Hall Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,806

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unknown History

  • By Kristi on 06-15-17

Engrossing Tale

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

I've listened to numerous Audible books, and I've loved the vast majority. That said, this selection is now in my top five. Based on true lives during WWII and the Ravensbruck death camp, it tells the stories of three different perspectives which eventually intertwine.
The narrators are top notch, and the stories are mesmerizing and heart-tugging.
This is one you HAVE to hear!

  • Cell

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,820
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,828

The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone's cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very compelling

  • By Vicki on 01-27-06

Forgettable on many levels

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

Reviewed: 04-12-16

I love zombies, and I love audible books. This book, however, was not great on either front, although it WAS recommended by a friend. The storyline was dull, and the narration by Campbell Scott was tedious at best. I will never buy another book narrated by him...ugh! The consumer in me is what compelled me to listen to the entire script, which only underscored my initial sentiment. The conclusion wasn't worth waiting for, but it did end the tedium. I've not read any of Stephen King's work previously, and this experience will ensure I never try him again. Skip this one.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44,598
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,391
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40,330

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Mesmerizing Tale

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

I was addicted from the first chapter. Both the story and the narration were superb and gripping. I can't remember enjoying a story quite as much as I did this one. The reflective perspective interwoven with the real-time storyline was enchanting and enthralling. It was a book recommended to me by a friend who raved about it; she wasn't wrong. If you love history and real characters, you won't want to miss this one!!

  • The Forgotten Room

  • A Novel
  • By: Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,711

New York Times best seller Lincoln Child returns with a riveting new thriller featuring the charismatic and quirky Professor Jeremy Logan, renowned investigator of the strange and the inexplicable, as he uncovers a long-lost secret experiment only rumored to have existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like some Chrichton style was channeled in.

  • By Josh P on 05-16-15

Another excellent Lincoln Child novel

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

Reviewed: 06-12-15

Entertaining story with some fun twists. Great concept too. Certainly, I enjoyed listening, and it kept my attention. The narration was good, however, it was read a little too slowly sometimes, which could be annoying. I don't think the narrator himself would ever pull me to another book, but not the worst either. I do like Lincoln Child's novels, in general. His genre is very appealing in that it does stimulate one's imagination. I would recommend this book.

  • Freedom (TM)

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,505

In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing human power, and the possibility that anyone can be a spy, what's at stake is nothing less than human freedom's last hope to survive the technology revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow - a must read

  • By James on 07-11-10

Very entertaining tale

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

Reviewed: 05-01-15

Great characters and great narration!! Love the futuristic technological twist. The author has a solid handle on computers, which made for a thoroughly believable story.

  • The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,334

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real life superhero

  • By Terri on 03-09-12

Gripping composition and narration

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

Reviewed: 01-20-15

Excellent first book. Loved the story and the narrator. I'll be looking for and enjoying more of this author and this narrator!

  • Silent Treatment

  • By: Michael Palmer
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

In Silent Treatment, best-selling author Dr. Michael Palmer crosses the line between medicine and murder with a heart-pounding thriller guaranteed to satisfy fans of medical suspense.

When his wife mysteriously dies the night before she is scheduled for surgery, Dr. Harry Corbett realizes a killer is moving through the wards of Good Samaritan Hospital - a killer so sophisticated and silent that he can only be a doctor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unnecesary bedroom scene details

  • By Marty on 01-31-17

Great medical thriller

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

Reviewed: 03-09-14

What made the experience of listening to Silent Treatment the most enjoyable?

I loved the characters of the story and their responses to the different situations they encountered. They were real, yet entertaining, and the plot kept me enthralled.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot definitely kept me in there; I couldn't wait to hear the next chapter. I enjoyed the technical aspects of the storylines, which were spot on, and I appreciated the interaction of the characters, which kept me rooting for them.

Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first time with George Guidall. I'll look for more by him.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme responses were felt other than a great big sense of relief when things worked out and flashes of adrenaline when they didn't. But......those are good responses!

Any additional comments?

I'll read more of Mr. Palmer's books and listen to more of the narrator. They both did a fine job.

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  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,975
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,987

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well done story

  • By Linda B on 08-28-12

Entertaining, yet subtly Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 03-09-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I like stories that have a twist, that are a little outside the box. I don't care for fantasy, but very much enjoy science fiction. This fit my style very well. Some parts felt slow, but, overall, it was an enjoyable experience.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really enjoyed the part of the escape and the cliffs, trying to escape the creatures.

Any additional comments?

Good, simple fun. Not an overwhelmingly sophisticated read, but very entertaining. I definitely enjoyed it.

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,572
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,644

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Far better than I'd expected

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

Reviewed: 03-09-14

If you could sum up Unbroken in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining educational experience!

What other book might you compare Unbroken to and why?

Haven't read any others similar. Not my normal genre.

Have you listened to any of Edward Herrmann’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. No comparison to offer.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was deeply moved by the part where the three men were in the raft...their experiences...their support of each other....and their honesty in a time of deep despair. I felt tears at times.

Any additional comments?

It was an absolutely sensational book that captured history in an informative, narrative style without too much dialogue, but with a lot of personality. The protagonist was heroic, but realistically so, and I felt as if I knew him. The author is excellent - I'll look for more of her books, and the performance was fantastic; I'll look for more books read by him. This was definitely outside of my normal realm of selections, but I'll be back for more. It was a gripping tale, and I learned a lot about that time in history.