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  • The Devil and Webster

  • By: Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • Narrated by: Kate Burton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once-conservative school now known for producing fired-up progressive graduates. So Naomi isn't surprised or unduly alarmed when Webster students begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment around "The Stump" - a traditional campus gathering place for generations of student activists - to protest a popular professor's denial of tenure.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing!

  • By Roxanne on 07-12-17

Disappointing!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

I've tried for months to get into this book without success. It goes on and on and takes forever to get anywhere...and the narrator is rather depressing. I am going to return it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Devil's Bride

  • A Cynster Novel
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445

Governess Honoria Wetherby values her independence. She would rather travel the world than marry and give some man control of her life. Then, one stormy evening, fate changes all her plans. She stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods. When the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his body and with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, whom she soon learns is aptly named.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An awesome listen!

  • By Maria on 10-22-09

Good Fun

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

A bit overdone in the romance, but the story is good, the narrator excellent...just good fun reading in the historical romance vein.

  • Concealed in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 38
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,741

In a decrepit and long-empty New York building, a man begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, he finds two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. The man is Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s billionaire husband, Roarke, and he summons her immediately. His latest real estate project is going to be on hold for a while, because by the time Eve and her crew are finished searching the premises, there are 12 murders to be solved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Read "In Death" LISTEN to it!

  • By amazonian on 02-23-14

One of her best!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

Love the J. D. Robb series and must say this is one of the best. It had humor as well as an innovative plot with surprises.

  • Six Years

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,332

Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obsession, mystery, and you're hooked!

  • By GH on 03-20-13

Boring!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-14

This book was totally unrealistic and boring...and the narrator talked so slow, I thought I would scream before it ended!

  • Sisterland

  • A Novel
  • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 484

From an early age, Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, knew that they were unlike everyone else. Kate and Vi were born with peculiar "senses" - innate psychic abilities concerning future events and other people’s secrets. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her best to hide them. Now, years later, their different paths have led them both back to their hometown of St. Louis. Vi has pursued an eccentric career as a psychic medium, while Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. But when a minor earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the normal life Kate has always wished for begins to shift.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too many minor details and not enough story.

  • By Erica on 07-05-13

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 11-25-13

I was disappointed, expecting a story more about twins and their psychic abilities and the consequences. Instead it is more about the relationship between two sisters, their differences and similarities, somewhat interesting but not exciting.

  • Bared to You

  • A Crossfire Novel, Book 1
  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,831
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,848

"Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 12-02-12

Compare it!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-13

This book screams of plagiarism...beautiful young girl (with issues) meets gorgeous young billionaire heartthrob (with issues) who needs to control, in a whirlwind one-week but together forever romance, 4-6 orgasms a day. Fifty Shades much better, great humor and much more depth in the story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ritual In Death

  • In Death, Book 27.5
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017

When a high-society party is crashed by a naked, knife-wielding, blood-covered man who "thinks" he might have killed someone, Eve Dallas must track down the crime, and the criminals. Everything points to Satanic ritual, but Eve doesn't believe in devil worship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as good as ever

  • By Caroline on 12-28-08

1/2 Books Not So Good

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

Reviewed: 10-30-12

I don't appreciate the 1/2 books, the ones 1/2 the usual size - they seem short, abrupt, crammed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Strangers in Death

  • In Death, Book 26
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,592
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,584

Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. And as ever, some murders receive more attention than others - especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman found in his Park Avenue apartment tied to the bed - and strangled - with cords of black velvet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Story

  • By Ria Reader on 01-12-11

Series Always Great

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

Susan Ericksen, the narrator, is amazing. And I love listening to all of the new situations Nora Roberts comes up. Fun, too.

  • Divided in Death

  • In Death, Book 18
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,759

Reva Ewing, a former member of the Secret Service, a security specialist for Roarke Enterprises, is a prime suspect in a double homicide. She had every reason to want to kill her husband, the renowned artist Blair Bissel. Not only was he having an affair, he was having it with her best friend. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who's on the case, believes Reva is innocent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you haven't read Big Jack, get it first

  • By Pagan Picnic on 03-13-10

J. D. Robb Series

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

Reviewed: 07-29-12

This "in Death" series is really enjoyable, a fun read with the strong female detective, Lt. Eve Dallas. All the stories are interesting and the continuing saga just fun!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful