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Ithaca, NY United States
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  • The Woman Next Door

  • By: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Bea Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,120

Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder. Everybody needs good neighbours.... Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa's daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven't been so close. Hester has plans to change all that. It's obvious to her that despite Melissa's outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester's help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Biting, Beguiling, Will make you smile AND shudder

  • By MarisaReads on 01-07-17

The most boring book about a murder I've ever read

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

The beginning was interesting, but after a certain point I did not care what happened anymore. Returned. Didn't finish. I generally love this genre, but the characters were so one dimensional and... crappy.

  • Zombie Fallout

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,702

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! I didn't think it was slapstick at all!

  • By coreybeth on 04-22-12

Laugh Out Loud Zombie Fiction

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

The main character in this novel is hilarious. I'm definitely giving credit to the narrator as well, as his inflections and tones just make this an enjoyable experience (when really, it shouldn't be because a lot of this is pretty gross). The characters are great, the story keeps moving. I have read quite a bit of zombie apocalypse fiction, and while this might be the funniest, I can't say it's the best.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,030

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CHAOS THEORY

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-30-16

Still the Best Book I've Ever Read

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

What can i even say about this book? The first time I read it was about 20 years ago. I loved it then, I love it now. The narration is wonderful! There just aren't many novels that can compare to this. If you haven't read this yet, spend the credit and enjoy!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,035
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,020

Leonora, known to some as Lee and others as Nora, is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her nest of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites Nora ( Lee) to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. Forty-eight hours later, she wakes up in a hospital bed injured but alive, with the knowledge that someone is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS BOOK.

  • By jennifer on 09-06-15

Not as Dark as it Seems

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

I think this was reaching to be something it could never be. It was in the style of "the Girl on the Train" and "Gone Girl", with an unreliable narrator, but it just was not those novels and shouldn't have tried so hard to be. I actually really enjoyed it, however, any novel about catty women being catty at each other can get under my skin. There are definitely shocks that happen and twists you do not expect, so I recommend this if you're looking for a good story that won't take over your life.

  • The Knockoff

  • A Novel
  • By: Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586

When Imogen returns to work at Glossy after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired "the gray hairs", put the managing editor in a supply closet, stopped using the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured and questionably attired underlings who text and tweet their way through meetings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy it Now!

  • By Syddd on 05-24-15

Kind of Too Crazy to Even Listen To

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

So, let me begin by saying that I actually did finish this book and enjoyed it ONCE IT WAS OVER. The characters are interesting and somewhat developed, but the antagonist is actually unbelievable to the point that it made me angry. Not angry in a "wow I am involved with these characters" way, but "wow i don't want to listen to her screaming anymore" way. Her voice actually hurt my ears. And the main character was just a little too....nice. It became too much to listen to. I found myself more annoyed than anything else while listening to this. Cute story, interesting characters, would never ever listen to it again.

  • The Circle

  • By: Dave Eggers
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,675
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,051
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,066

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrifying look at a techno-destruction of privacy

  • By FinanceBuzz on 01-20-14

What a Wasted Idea

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

Reviewed: 11-14-15

So I just finished the book, and while it was very clear and obvious in what it was trying to say, I'm totally rescinding my recommendation to all of the people I recommended it to when I started. The tech was cool and this book had a MILLION places it could have gone, but NOTHING happened. And this was a book where big huge things could happen. Boring, annoying narrator, full of annoying people, and the twist was predictable and anticlimactic. The only surprise was the end, because it was TERRIBLE. So terrible that I was like "Wait, is that the end?? What the...??". Great ideas, awful book. I also would have preferred a female narrator, as the lead character was a female. What a disappointment! This book could have been so good.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Modern Romance

  • An Investigation
  • By: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Narrated by: Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,544

At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it's wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and informative

  • By ty on 08-23-15

So happy I listened to it on Audible

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

I didn't really expect this to be extremely funny, I was more interested in the information. But i was dying laughing over some of his random commentary that one only gets in the audiobook. As he says, we don't get to see any of the charts ("so maybe we made a mistake"), but I really enjoyed this. It was more like an extra long podcast, and I really did find the subject matter intriguing. Aziz's pre- and post- book chatter really made the book enjoyable to me. Loved it. Glad I used a credit on it.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114,679

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Such Great Character Work

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

Reviewed: 05-26-15

This is a very well written novel. I can honestly say I have NEVER felt such sympathy and understanding for a character. This is a novel with three different narrators, and normally I find that annoying but this was so well done and really was important to the story. I don't want to spoil anything for you, but I'll just say that you will be drawn in from the first sentence and not want to stop listening. You will care about these characters and once you figure out what happened, it will leave your jaw dropped. I loved this book. I wish I could listen to it for the first time again.

  • All the Stars in the Sky

  • Until the End of the World, Book 3
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,832
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,693

Cassie Forrest has sworn she'll never let the world get the best of her again. She's chosen to believe everything will be all right. But on a journey filled with heartbreak and madness and zombies, Cassie and her friends must struggle to stay alive - and it's hard to believe in a future when survival seems unlikely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best zombie apocalypse fiction out there!

  • By Natalie Harris on 05-20-15

Best zombie apocalypse fiction out there!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

I have to say, i just loved this series. I listen to these at work, and i found myself excited to go to work in the morning to find out what happened to Cassie and the group. Julia Whelan is also a wonderful narrator. I found myself searching audible for other titles narrated by her. She really brings life to the characters, male and female. All I can say is, if you are interested in z-apocalypse fiction, this is one of the best series out there. The characters are so developed and the story keeps moving. And if you aren't into zombies, i recommend these books as well. Sure, there's gore, but the characters are what draw you in. You can see a real progression in each character. I was satisfied by the end, but man, i wish there would be more of these!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • We're Alive: A Story of Survival - The First Season

  • By: Kc Wayland
  • Narrated by: Blackstone Audiobooks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

For Army Reserve soldier Michael Cross, the world as he knows it ends in an instant. One minute he’s in college, and the next rioters are roaming the highway around him, breaking into cars and literally tearing people apart. This is the day the dead walk. This is the world of We’re Alive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • my weekly addiction

  • By Mike Naka on 01-24-13

This is amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

Let me preface this by saying this is a podcast and that you can find the entire thing for free online. If you like zombie fiction, this is the thing for you. It's more of a radio show, with different actors for each character, sound effects, music, etc. I thought I would find all of that annoying after being so used to one narrator audiobooks (where, let's face it, if there's music in an audiobook, it usually ruins the experience), but this was great. Like listening to your favorite show. You will become invested in, love, and hate different characters. There were moments where I actually screamed out loud. This is really well done. If you are like me and enjoy some of the more practical aspects of surviving during a zombie apocalypse, or if you are more interested in interpersonal relationships, there will be a lot for you to get into. There are something like 47 three part chapters available, so we're talking almost 50 hours of action. I feel like, i could start over and enjoy it just as much one more time. Highly recommended.