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  • Borrower of the Night

  • The First Vicky Bliss Mystery
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

It began as a game, a treasure hunt in an old German castle. For Vicky Bliss, tall, beautiful, and brilliant, it is also a challenge, a chance to bring an arrogant young man down a notch or two. And all things considered, it would have been no contest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious Art History Mystery

  • By Priscilla Pelfrey on 03-13-04

Entertaining

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-04

The beginning of Elizabeth Peters Vicky Bliss line of detective fiction is a bit over the top, but nevertheless a fun listen. Good narration and very good characterization. Not particularly deep or complicated. Light hearted fun.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • To the Nines

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

Stephanie Plum may not be the best bounty hunter in beautiful downtown Trenton, but she's pretty darn good at turning bad situations her way...and she always gets her man. Her cousin Vinnie (who's also her boss) has posted bail on Samuel Singh, an illegal immigrant. When the elusive Mr. Singh goes missing, Stephanie is on the case. In a race against time that takes her from the Jersey Turnpike to the Vegas Strip, Stephanie Plum is on the chase of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hilarious

  • By Maxine on 07-16-03

Fun Book - Entertaining and lighthearted

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-03

While not deep, nor particularly suspenseful(at least re: the mystery), this book does grab your attention and keeps you waiting to see what will befall the New Jersey bombshell protagonist. The very idea of a good looking female bounty hunter fearlessly tracking down a serial killer with her overweight former "ho" sidekick sums up the hilarity of this entertaining listen.

The reader (who I think is from Married with Children and Futurama) also does a good job of imparting attitude and absurdity to the characters.

  • The Da Vinci Code

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,089

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book and narration!

  • By Elizabeth on 08-09-05

Another Excellent Novel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-03

Dan Brown has really captured the imagination and curiosity of his readers with a timely exploration of the validity and "divinity" of the Christ legend. Whether or not his assertions ring of truth or not (I understand there is considerable debate about many points in his novel) they obviously pique the religious intellect of many in this country.

The reader is outstanding - providing believable and consistent personas to each of the characters in the novel. Sometimes it seems as though the "cast" is larger than just one, though of course it is not.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Company

  • A Novel of the CIA
  • By: Robert Littell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 41 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,912
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,912

"If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says ( Publishers Weekly).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang on to your Hat

  • By Cynthia on 01-17-03

Excellent Novel - Kept me in my car day after day

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-03

Despite my hour long commute this book kept me in my car a little bit longer on the way to and from work each day. It combines a bit of historical fiction, with suspense, adventure, romance, and of course cloak and dagger. I'm sure the above reviews make this redundant, but enjoy a great ride (all 40 hours of it!).

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  • Time Enough for Love, Volume 1

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 33 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Lazarus Long, the main protagonist and Heinlein's alter ego, is so in love with life he refuses to die. Born in 1916, he lives through multiple centuries. Time Enough for Love begins with his telling of his journey, lovingly detailed, through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. His story continues with Time Enough for Love, Volume 2.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The capstone of Heinlein's Future History

  • By W. Seligman on 06-12-04

Heinlein is a great story teller

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-03

Heinlein tells a great tale in "Time Enough". Perhaps he rambles (just a little bit - from WWI to 4000AD and beyond) but he always keeps the readers attention - even through two intermissions which consist of nothing but quips, quotes, and advice from the sci-fi great. Unfortunately, I gave the auditory version a 3 star because I had a very difficult time hearing one of the main characters (Minerva) while driving. I don't know if this was because of the recording or my playback system (haven't had this problem with any other books before or since - or with any other characters in the story). Anyway, this presents less of a problem in Part II (for reasons which will become clear to the listener [though perhaps not what you might expect]). Anyway - enjoy the yarn, just not in your car.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,301

Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating; Perfect for Adult ADHD

  • By Sean on 05-13-04

Interesting, but with the wrong details.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-03

I really enjoyed the premise of Mr. Bryson's book - bringing the history of science to the general public. Unfortunately, coming from a science background I was more interested in how the "science" was done and what the ramifications of each new piece of information are for humanity. While Bill does do some of this, he focuses a little more on the biographical details of the scientists themselves which, while interesting, sometimes risks losing the listener in long drawn out accounts of the scientists' relationships. If that's what you are looking for, it is a great listen. Either way, he does do a good job of summarizing "nearly everything" in a manageable volume that is both interesting and informative.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful