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  • Whiskey When We're Dry

  • By: John Larison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423

In the spring of 1885, 17-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess' quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah - dead or alive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Radarchick on 08-28-18

Gritty Western with an Engaging Heroine

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

A tale of ranchers opportunists and outlaws in the American old west. Lots of whiskey drinkin’, tabacky chawin’, spitten’ and gunplay going on here. The narrator Jesselyn Harney is one tough broad. She decides men get more respect so she disguises as a man. But its her folksy language and keen observations of human nature that make this book interesting. The narrator Sophie Amos voices Jesselyn with a perfect western twang. An lot of action along with gritty violence. Loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hellfire Conspiracy

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 4
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

When Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are hired to find a girl from the upper classes who has gone missing in the East End, they assume her kidnapping is the work of white slavers. But when they discover five girls have been murdered in Bethnal Green, taunting letters begin to arrive in Craig's Court from a killer calling himself Mr. Miacca. Barker fears that Miacca might be part of the Hellfire Club, a group of powerful, hedonistic aristocrats performing satanic rituals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is addictive

  • By The Fat Man on 03-11-17

Great Entry in The Series

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Like a grittier version of Holmes and Watson. A total immersion in the history and culture of 18 th century London. Great crime drama and human drama. The first person narration of Thomas Llewellyn is like a younger more naive version of Dr Watson. And there is the whole subtext of the injustices of the British class system and being a “gentleman”. Truly engaging for all fans of historical fiction, mysteries and suspense. The narrator is spot on in his voicings of many British accents from Barker’s Brogue to Llewelyn’s Oxford to guttural Cockney to the snooty “high born” gentlemen. The game is definitely afoot in this one!!!

  • The Devil's Half Mile

  • A Novel
  • By: Paddy Hirsch
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Seven years after a financial crisis nearly topples America, traders chafe at government regulations on Wall Street, racial tensions are rising, and corrupt financiers make backdoor deals with politicians.... 1799 was a hell of a year. When young lawyer Justy Flanagan returns to prove his father's innocence, he exposes a massive fraud that has already claimed lives, and one the perpetrators are determined to keep secret at any cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was expecting...

  • By Sondra on 11-28-18

Gritty Story of Old New York

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Post revolutionary days in the streets of New York City. A tangled web of murder and Wall Street financial schemes. A combination of historical novel and detective story. The main character Justy was almost supernatural in his fighting skills and ruthlessness with a knife although the aughor lets us know how conflicted he is about his anger. A lot of interesting Irish street slang of the period. A plot with many twists and surprises, suspense and action. Well orchestrated fight scenes. Excellent historical detail and strong plot and characters. I recommend it.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Year Zero

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Reid
  • Narrated by: John Hodgman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,454

Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Performance by Hodgman

  • By Robert on 08-15-12

Great Sci Fi For Music Fans

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I love the cynical, ironic tone of Rob Reid’s humor. This book is full of original ideas and pokes fun at our pop culture by viewing it through the eyes of aliens who worship it. I am a huge music fan and appreciated some of the inside jokes. Really pokes fun at celebrity culture. A very entertaining read. The narrator credibly voiced everything from corporate lawyers to giant snail-like aliens.

  • After On

  • A Novel of Silicon Valley
  • By: Rob Reid
  • Narrated by: Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Felicia Day, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,948

Meet Phluttr - a diabolically addictive new social network and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to millions. Phluttr has ingested every fact and message ever sent to, from, and about her innumerable users. Her capabilities astound her makers - and they don't even know the tenth of it. But what's the purpose of this stunning creation? Is it a front for something even darker and more powerful than the NSA?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book with great performances!

  • By Amazon Kunde on 08-11-17

Funny Entertaining and Scary Awakening of First AI

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

This book was great on so many levels. It really captures the brilliance and the money driving silicon valley. It also very imaginative as to how the first conscious artificial intelligence arises from a snarky Facebook-like social network and has the sassy personality one would expect from such origins. “Phlutter” is a very funny and engaging character. Through Phlutters thoughts and various cites to bad science fiction novels, government reports and news articles the author expounds his cynical, ironic and comical view of terrorists, nuclear destruction and computer dating among other subjects. There Are multiple narrators but the one who voices Phlutter (January LaVoy) perfectly captures her rapid fire mind and “valley girlish” persona.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,278

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rather complex science fiction story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-26-17

Mind Bending Sci Fi Adventure

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Great adventure story combining star travel, AI, time travel and virtual reality. The plot twists in many unexpected directions. At first you cant see where the story is headed due to the numerous challenges thrust upon the protagonist but ultimately the themes are the nature of reality and humanity itself. Complex themes but laid out as a straightforward adventure and survival tale. The narrator RC Bray voices the main character in a voice that brings out the character’s wry humor and hubris and keeps things interesting during internal monologues and action sequences as well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spoonbenders

  • A Novel
  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,465

Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study about telekinesis and its possible role in intelligence gathering. There he meets Maureen McKinnon, and it's not just her piercing blue eyes that leave Teddy forever charmed but her mind - Maureen is a genuine psychic of immense and mysterious power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just the Right Amount of Everything!

  • By JILL CAVANAUGH on 07-02-17

Family Dramedy About Dysfunctional Psychics

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

The Telemachus family has been wounded by an early tragedy. The characters are shown as a bunch of failed psychic performers who are at first sad and pathetic. By the end the characters have grown on you and have all come together to overcome their individual demons. It is a long, bizarre fantasy laden route to the somewhat surprising ending. It started out slow with little empathy for the characters but by the end you are rooting for them. Very good performance by the reader.

  • Manhattan Beach

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Egan
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Heather Lind, Vincent Piazza
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,612
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,607

Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later her father has disappeared, and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Narrative of a Girl Diver

  • By WillowGirl313 on 10-30-17

Beautifully written tale of New York during WWII

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I enjoy historical fiction. This was pure enjoyment. Lots of historical detail that immersed you in the late 1930s WWII homefront in New York city. The main character Anna was an interesting blend of innocence and determination. Dexter Styles was not your typical gangster; he was perceptive and a deep thinker. There were many intricate strands of storyline. Yet what made the book interesting was the quality of the writing And the depth in which we were allowed into the main characters' thoughts. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes New York history and books about good old American determination.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,460
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,426

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So thankful we still have Lizbeth!

  • By AudioAddict on 09-04-15

Enjoyable read. Nails The style of th trlogy

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

Reviewed: 12-02-15

Having devoured the Millennium Trilogy i was sad to see it end, seemingly with finality with the death of author Steig Larsen
Something about the books'sombre mood and cool Scandinavian take on the murder mystery reminded me of the Sherlock Holmes books. I was pleased to see how well David Lagercrantz captured Larsen's style. Simon Vance reprises the accomplished narration of the Trilogy. And this book leaves a major loose end inthe form of Salamder's evil twin Camilla. Perhaps this wii be the first book of a second trilogy.