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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,653
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60,495

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

You're gonna be disappointed...

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Maybe it'll be easier to enjoy this book if you lower your expectations. As Andy Weir did such an amazing job on The Martian, I had really high hopes for this book. Unfortunately this definitely is not a book of the same caliber. Rosario Dawson is an excellent actress, but her narration of this book, as well as her attempts at the various accents of the characters, is just bad. Disappointed.

  • The Mountain Between Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852

When their last outgoing flight is cancelled, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the storm and drop him in Denver to catch a connection. And when the pilot says the single-engine prop plane can fit one more, if barely, Ben offers the seat to Ashley, knowing that she needs to get home just as urgently. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack, and the plane crashes into one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Sher from Provo on 10-14-16

Ugh.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

I thought this would be an adventure story, but it's just a romance novel with contrived plot twists and purposely misguiding narrative. Starts ok, but gets worse and worse. The end made me embarrassed for myself for reading it in the first place. Also, writing related to medicine (or the profession of) is lazy and inaccurate.

  • Lord of the Flies

  • By: William Golding
  • Narrated by: William Golding
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,277
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,368

Marooned on a tropical island, alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, and devoid of adult supervision or rules, a group of British boys begins to forge a society with its own unique rules and rituals.

  • out of 5 stars
  • classic

  • By Randall on 04-25-09

Why, oh WHY do they let authors narrate?

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

Reviewed: 09-19-17

The book is fine, but the narration is beyond bad. It's a pity to ruin a classic, and normally I'd be offended for the author, except, well, yeah.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,090

On the right side of the law. Sort of. Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee: his driver, who's also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the John Grisham I know

  • By William Moritz on 11-01-15

So BAD!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-15

John Grisham, what happened? This is a collection of short stories, but it's really more like the same story told over and over and OVER. Cops and politicians are stupid, lawyers are spineless except for the main character, who sees everything clearly and is "awesome". I tried to stick with it, but after the 3rd or 4th time around I got sick of it. Couldn't finish.

35 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • An Abundance of Katherines

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,915
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,925

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun - but no Katherines.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • John Green Fans will Enjoy

  • By FanB14 on 05-04-12

For kids only

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

More for the younger crowd, particularly kids who want to be nerds. Seems to be a trend not based in reality. Or maybe the definition of nerd has changed...

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Mermaids in Paradise

  • By: Lydia Millet
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 40

In this hilarious novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet, a honeymooning couple makes friends with a marine biologist who discovers genuine mermaids in a coral reef - and who, the next night, apparently drowns in her hotel bathtub. As a resort chain swoops in to corner the market on mermaids, the newlyweds (opinionated, skeptical narrator Deb and handsome online gamer Chip, the world's friendliest man) join forces with other vacationers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rewarded for hanging in with this one

  • By Pictorama on 12-28-15

Somebody had elocution lessons!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-14

The story is unremarkable, giving way to the terribly obvious attempts at proper elocution from the narrator. I do not recommend.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

The Other Boleyn Girl
    
    
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    Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
    2,462 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • The Other Boleyn Girl

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phillipa Gregory Takes You There

  • By Theodore on 11-20-11

Her best book!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-14

The story line and narration are fabulous - you won't be able to put this one down!

Boleyn Inheritance
    
    
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    Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    1,730 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Boleyn Inheritance

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Charlotte Parry
  • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574

Anne of Cleves must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses. Katherine Howard catches the king's eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion a dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe. Jane Rochford's name is a byword for malice, jealousy and twisted lust throughout Europe. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title in exchange for her soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Theodore on 11-20-11

Her best book!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-14

The narration and the story line are fabulous. You won't be able to put this one down!

The Queen's Fool
    
    
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        Bianca Amato
    
    


    
    Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    1,803 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Queen's Fool

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609

It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight," the ability to foresee the future, is priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward's protector, who brings her to court as a "holy fool" for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Narration With a Great Story

  • By Theodore on 05-09-12

Well written, well read.

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

Reviewed: 05-16-14

Philippa Gregory does it again. Using a fictional character enables her to track two well known women in history in the same book - Queen Mary and Princess Elizabeth. Great narration.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 164,697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152,030
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151,868

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-14

A great book on many levels. Interesting subject, great characters, and very well read. I highly recommend!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful