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  • Gray

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: Lou Cadle
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302

Pre-med student Coral is on vacation in Idaho when something terrible happens. The black cloud is followed by a wildfire and searing heat that lasts for days. She survives deep in a cave but emerges days later to find the world transformed, with blackened trees, an ash-filled sky, and no living creatures stirring - except for her. So begins her desperate journey to find water and food and other survivors...and the answer to the mystery of what happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story - Superb Value

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 11-05-17

The best example of Post-Apocalyptic fiction

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Gray to be better than the print version?

Well-written, constantly entertaining. Epic. I enjoyed this Post-Apocalyptic novel more than any other in the genre, and I have listened to many. Get this one, you will not be disappointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,531
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,736

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, the narration!

  • By Destry on 07-20-17

Great story, and the narrator is not as bad as some make her out to be.

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

I think I've listened to every book that is available on Audible that has been written by Michael Connelly. They are all top-notch, always entertaining and well written. This one is no exception. Good from first page to the last. For me, the narrator was quite good. I think that the bad reviews on the narrator are overboard. Give this book and the narrator a chance and I think you will be very happy that you did.

  • The Deep

  • By: Nick Cutter
  • Narrated by: Corey Brill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 863

A strange plague called the "Gets" is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget - small things at first, like where they left their keys... then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily - and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Marianas Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as "ambrosia" has been discovered - a universal healer, from initial reports.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply Disturbing; Descent into Madness

  • By Mel on 01-29-15

NICK CUTTER is the 21st century 'Stephen KING!'

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

Reviewed: 02-27-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Deep to be better than the print version?

This book actually brought me to gooseflesh! I found myself laughing at the intense grossness! AND, I had a nightmare so terrible that my wife had to slap me awake! BRILLIANT! The best descriptions of "insanity" and "going mad" I have ever read. The story AND the narration are wonderful! NICK CUTTER is like the 21st century 'Stephen King'! If you want to be permanently altered, scarred for life ... THIS is the book for you! LOVED IT! ... YIKES! Just sorry it's over ... I want to catch the disease in the book, (not really!) so I can forget that I listened to it, and listen again!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • And the Mountains Echoed

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini, Navid Negahban, Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,466
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,962
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,948

Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does the End Justify the Means

  • By FanB14 on 05-24-13

ONE OF THE BEST AUDIO BOOKS AVAIALABLE

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

Reviewed: 05-24-13

Any additional comments?

This book is SO good it reminds me of how crappy most of the other books I listen to really are. I listen to many audiobooks. I have 4 active audible accounts. Most of the books I listen to are, at best, casual entertainment while I work. They are not great. This book IS GREAT. It is a treasure! It makes me sad because I know that soon this book will come to an end, and when it ends, I will be back searching through all the mediocre books again. Always searching, always hoping that I will find a book like this one. Books like this are as rare as can be. If ONLY there were more like this …

21 of 40 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,255

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting but brutal

  • By Glenda Jeffers on 12-09-12

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-12

What did you love best about Dark Places?

Perhaps not "quite" as good as "GONE GIRL" ... But the same "flavor" and damn good. This author has some darkness in her. Glad she can channel it into entertaining stories. If "GONE GIRL" is a 10, this one is a 9 ... Maybe a 9.5. Worth your credit.

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,719

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

BUY THIS BOOK! DO NOT HESITATE!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

YES! This is now in my "BOOKS TO LISTEN TO AGAIN" folder. So complex and constantly entertaining that I look forward to listening again down the road (of time)

This book has more twists and turns than any I have heard in a very long time. It's exciting, interesting and entertaining all the way through. The only disappointment was the end ... BECAUSE it ended!

I'm now going to go check out the authors other books. I can only hope that her earlier work is close to this one. If so, I will be very pleased indeed! GREAT JOB AUTHOR! GREAT JOB NARRATOR!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Faithful Spy

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,681
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,660

John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable New Series

  • By Lia on 07-09-17

A GOOD spy thriller!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-11

I enjoyed this book very much. It's exactly what I was looking for, a good spy thriller with lot's of action ... Something to take my mind off reality. Like watching "24" ... Not "HIGH ART", but fun and bloody spy action! If an escape is what you're after, look no further! I'm anxious to see how his others are.

  • Freedom

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Franzen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux
  • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,767
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,377
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,386

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable book. Really liked the narration.

  • By R. Spangler on 12-13-10

A complexly written modern masterpiece.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-10

I laughed, I cried ... And just about everything else, but I was never bored.

The book examines the life of a group of people who personify modern American Homo sapiens.

The story vomits up the underlying restrained desperation of a lost generation in the last century of a dieing Empire.

5 STARS +, One of the best books Audible has to offer in my opinion.

5 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Solar

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Ian McEwan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Beard is fast approaching 60, a mere shell of the academic titan he once was. While his fifth marriage falls apart, Michael suddenly finds himself with an unexpected opportunity to reinvigorate his career and possibly save humankind from the growing threat of global warming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • McEwan Does It Again!

  • By Cariola on 04-23-10

A book of rare humor and intellegence

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-10

Don't let the nay-sayers turn you away from this book! It's marvelous! Probably my favorite of all McEwan's books. (I do have them all)

I was not bored for one moment. This is a 'laugh out loud' hilarious, wonderfully witty book! It's full of surprise twists and turns that will keep you wondering what could possibly happen next to this character.

The only thing wrong with the book is that it has to end.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Company Man

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 329

Nick Conover, the son of a factory worker, is the CEO of a major corporation in a company town. Nick, once the most admired man in Fenwick, Michigan, is now, having presided over massive layoffs, the most despised. A single parent since the recent death of his wife, he's struggling to insulate his 10-year-old daughter and angry 16-year-old son from the town's hostility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nail-biting suspense

  • By James on 04-20-05

ANOTHER GOOD ONE

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-06

A very good, entertaining read/listen... I enjoyed it very much, but the ending was a bit pradictable. I like all this writers book, and especially I enjoy his narrator, Scott Brick. This one I found to be not quite as good as "KILLER INSTINCT", which I enjoyed ALL the way till the end and wanted more ...

Absolutely worth it!
entertainment rating = 8/10,
intelligence rating = 7/10,
artistic rating = 5/10

6 of 6 people found this review helpful