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  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,282

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget the Movie!

  • By Heather Feuerhelm on 03-31-12

Story ok I guess but

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

When you write sci fi, especially time travel stories, your time travel rules have to make sense.
This guy visits himself in the past ? Come on

Also no explanation as to where Claire’s family’s money came from. Only that her father is an attorney - who specializes in wills & estate planning. Well he didn’t make that kind of money in that line of law to keep several full time servants & live in a mansion. Author needs to set up the scenario better.

If anyone got this book because of time travel, try “The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” by Jodi Taylor . That’s an amazing time travel series.

  • The Undead: Part 19

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

New characters. Old characters returning. An evolving infection. The Undead. UK's best-selling zombie horror series continues.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First disappointment

  • By Bradley on 12-16-18

Where was Howie, Dave & the Gang?

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Disappointed on many fronts - love this series, but not this installment. First, a little too much in politics - authors need to stay away from that , unless that is what he story is all about.
& totally unrealistic that a 16 year old is in charge of a community . Nope sorry - not buying it.
& the time frame moves too slow- when in hell are we going to get to where they are dealing with winter ?
19 books & it only covers 3 weeks. & in that time a man who has no military experience or really no experience in leadership or survivors like or combat , becomes the leader of a crew of young inexperienced & they become a mighty force in just a couple of days...........................................
In spite of all these flaws I do like the series because the characters are likable.

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  • A Court of Wings and Ruin

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,578

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so, she must play a deadly game of deceit - and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre but for her world as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not that bad!!

  • By Amanda on 05-03-17

New Narrator also excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

People need to get over the narrator change - the new narrator did an excellent job- sounded similar to Ikeda.

  • The Ex-Wife

  • A Nail Biting Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Jess Ryder
  • Narrated by: Annette Chown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,693
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,679

Newly married Natasha has the perfect house, a loving husband, and a beautiful little girl called Emily. She’d have it all if it wasn’t for Jen, her husband’s ex-wife who just won’t leave them alone. Then Natasha returns home one day to find her husband and Emily gone without trace. Desperate to get her daughter back, Natasha will do anything even if it means accepting an offer of help from Jen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ABSURD story!

  • By Debra on 06-28-18

Ridiculous waste of time

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

“Psychological thriller “ REALLY ? This book is not “thrilling” in any category . Absolutely no plot , no character development. Nothing in this story makes sense.
Protagonist is a stupid air head .
None of the other characters , except her mother , is likable.
Returning this book most definitely

  • Dark Light

  • Elizabeth Cage, Book 2
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Betrayed, terrified and alone, Elizabeth Cage has fled her home. With no plan and no friends, she arrives at the picturesque village of Greyston and finds herself involved in an ages-old ceremony that will end in death. And that might be the least of her problems - the Sorensen Institute would very much like to know her whereabouts. And Michael Jones is still out there, somewhere, she hopes. No matter how far and how fast she can run, trouble will always find Elizabeth Cage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A break from reality

  • By Mary Catherine on 10-27-18

Love love love it !

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Jodi Taylor never disappoints !
Highly recommend this book. And if you haven’t yet read “The Chronicles of St. Mary’s” series , you must !!

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  • Strangers

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 29 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,151

A handful of people. From different backgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common - except fear. Deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, a dark memory called out to them, drawing them to the Tranquility Motel - where the terrifying truth was waiting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story!

  • By Wesley on 08-21-08

Extremely drawn out & Boring

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I was surprised that this book was so i exciting or engaging like the other McCammon books I love so well- WOLF’S HOUR my absolute favorite . Boys Life was also excellent . At the end of the story (finally) I heard that it was copyright 1986- it made a lot of sense to me- it must of been one of his first books.
And while I love long well written stories , this one I had to skip several hours - without actually missing anything.
Have to give this one a big thumbs down.

  • Tamer: King of Dinosaurs 3

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065

Control dinosaurs. Tame women. Rule the world. Victor Shelby and his tribe of beautiful alien women have built a fortress to keep themselves safe, but when they encounter another tribe of survivors, Victor must leverage his dinosaur-taming abilities to negotiate either peace or violence. And violence is what Dinosaurland is all about.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • so good

  • By Cody on 04-12-18

The narration is the only thing that saves the story

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Sure - one man & multiple gorgeous women who all want to have sex with him, (and of course they don’t mind sharing) all abducted to survive on a dinosaur planet.

If the ridiculous sex scenario was toned down it might have actually been an interesting sci-fi story.
Luke Daniels is the only saving grace

  • The Listener

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,779

It's 1934. Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small-time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Southern Fried Horror Done Right

  • By Ila in Maine on 03-05-18

Disappointed . Not McCammons usual home run

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Story not engaging at all. Very disappointed.

Sorry but need another Michael Gallatin story (Wolf’ s Hour) .

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  • The Midwife's Revolt

  • By: Jodi Daynard
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,408

On a dark night in 1775, Lizzie Boylston is awakened by the sound of cannons. From a hill south of Boston, she watches as fires burn in Charlestown, in a battle that she soon discovers has claimed her husband's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo

  • By Angela on 11-20-15

Terrible style of writing - story not great either

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

The author is attempting to write dialogue on the style of early American speech, which was more formal than modern American speech, but not as formal as author portrays Even the main character’s narration is unrealistically formal . And the story was hardly gripping.

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Elijah Wood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,114

A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Narration

  • By Michael Balzoa on 03-11-11

Elijah Woods is the worst narrator EVER

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Wood Can’t do voices to save his soul

The description says just the opposite of what the performance is actually like . Horrible . Wood needs to stick to playing Hobbits.
Don’t waste you money with his version of Huck Finn. I wish I could have opted to not rate the actual story

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