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  • The Son: A Novel

  • By: Jo Nesbø
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485

Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny’s been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don’t know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit - or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he’s serving time for other peoples’ crimes. Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Break From The Harry Hole Series Is a Hit

  • By Russell on 09-04-14

Roller coaster

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I have read as many Jo Nesbo books as I can, but this was by far the best ! Engaging characters and never ending surprises made it hard to put down.

  • The One-in-a-Million Boy

  • By: Monica Wood
  • Narrated by: Chris Ciulla
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721

For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records-obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for one of his son's unfinished Boy Scout badges. For seven Saturdays Quinn does yard work for Ona Vitkus, the spry 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very moving, thought provoking,

  • By Kelli Stone on 04-12-17

One in a million book

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

This story is magical. I read thousands of books, most generally entertaining, however this book grabs you and keeps you involved. I think this is due in large part to the vivid characters. This book is a stand out, the book that sticks with you long after it has been finished.

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  • A Treacherous Curse

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937

London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can't resist the allure of an exotic mystery - particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I rarely give a book a 5, but....

  • By bigdjunta on 04-27-18

Dynamic characters, laugh out loud dialogue

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

This entire series is my new favorite. I am always drawn to intelligent, unusual lead female characters with an interesting story line. I have thoroughly enjoyed all three of the books in this series and regret that I have to wait for a fourth!

It is rare that a book actually has me laughing out loud, but this one did, as did the first two books in the series. This series is highly diverting and a great escape.

  • Rendezvous with Yesterday

  • Gifted Ones Series, Book 2
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145

Modern-day bounty hunter Bethany Bennett helps her brother track two fugitives to a forest outside of Houston, Texas. But what should have been a routine apprehension of two bail skippers spirals out of control and ends in violence. After Beth and her brother are both seriously injured, a mysterious figure suddenly looms over her. And, when the smoke clears, Beth finds herself not only in another place, but in another time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Story! Great Narration!

  • By Tracy T on 11-08-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-28-18

Not sure why I listened to the entire story except that I was curious to see if something more would come out. I have read many time traveling stories but this was the worst.

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  • Potent Pleasures

  • The Pleasures Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Eloisa James
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 577

Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He's powerful and unforgettable, a devastatingly handsome footman who lures her - not against her will - into a grand indiscretion at a masquerade ball. Then he vanishes. Several years later, after Charlotte has made her dazzling debut in London society, they meet again. But the rogue is no footman. He's rich, titled, and he doesn't remember Charlotte. Worse, he's the subject of some scandalous gossip.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacks Story Substance

  • By Lady M on 05-02-15

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

I am a big fan of Eloisa James and believe I have read all her books, but the female lead in this story was not engaging...there was lots of potential with the character ...the male lead was not as engaging either...difficult to truly believe the main premise that he did not recognize the girl, although obviously NOT recognizing her allows for other plot quirks, so perhaps I am simply too impatient to enjoy the plot.... I prefer female leads to be more independent and intelligent I guess...

  • Last Night's Scandal

  • Carsington Brothers Series
  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399

Peregrine Dalmay, Earl of Lisle, may have survived the deadly perils of Egypt, but back in Regency London, he faces the most dire threat yet: his irrational, emotional family...and the completely uncontrollable Miss Olivia Wingate-Carsington! Descended from a line of notorious - but very aristocratic - adventurers, Olivia has a long history of driving Peregrine to distraction, and her debut into polite society hasn't lessened her flair for drama, or her ability to drag him into her scandalous schemes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, Quirky, Sweet....lots of LOL

  • By Elizabeth on 02-23-16

Consistently entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

If you could sum up Last Night's Scandal in three words, what would they be?

I love all of the Carsington series books so much, that I have listened to them 2-3x just because the dialogue is so entertaining. You should read them in order, or at least read Lord Perfect before reading this one, so that you meet the characters as children.

  • Passage

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 29 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 414

Dr. Joanna Lander is a psychologist specializing in near-death experiences. She is about to get help from a new doctor with the power to give her the chance to get as close to death as anyone can.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing.........

  • By Ann on 03-14-14

Slow build

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

Reviewed: 06-28-14

Where does Passage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I thought the first 2 parts of the story were a little slow going and repetitive, but the story really picked up at the end.

  • The Devil’s Heiress

  • By: Jo Beverley
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Returning home from the battle of Waterloo, Major George "Hawk" Hawkinville discovers his father has squandered away the family estate. To keep his home, Hawk decides to marry Clarissa Greystone, a contemptuous gold-digger, who’s vast fortune isn’t her only asset.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By Maria Footman on 03-10-18

Continuing Saga

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

Reviewed: 12-25-13

What did you love best about The Devil’s Heiress?

This book is enjoyed most when one has read all the preceding books in the series. It can be enjoyed as a stand alone, however it is much better in the context of the other books.

  • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

  • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Garland
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,632

Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tantalizing time trip

  • By Mark on 08-21-13

The more things change.....

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

What made the experience of listening to The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World the most enjoyable?

I think what fascinated me the most was how little humans had changed over the thousands of years covered in this course.

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  • Speaks the Nightbird

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 30 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,145

The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!

  • By aaron on 06-05-12

Compelling and fascinating

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

Reviewed: 10-24-12

Where does Speaks the Nightbird rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is one of my favorites. I also loved Swan Song by the same author, though it was a little harder to get into than Speaks the Nightbird.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Matthew Corbett is a fresh and unique character to join the ranks of other serial detectives. The historical setting also provides a fresh take on the detective story. I also loved Mrs. Nettles, the sturdy and brave housekeeper!

What does Edoardo Ballerini bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The voicing of the characters gave the book a feel of theater which my own reading would not.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't stop myself, and it got in the way of my other obligations!

Any additional comments?

I can hardly wait to start Queen of Bedlam....