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Meghan Ramsey

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina United States
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  • The Stone Sky

  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,416
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,988

The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This review is for the entire series

  • By Jesslyn H on 09-05-17

A fitting end

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

A fine end to the series. I thought the storylines tied up nicely and the context provided was especially helpful.

0 of 1 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 9,535
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,741

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 start to a new character

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

I really enjoyed this book. I've read pretty much everything Connelly has ever written, and I feel that Ballard has great potential. The story had a few surprises, which is always a pleasure. It wasn't too easy to figure out.

I feel like Ballard is a very real character, with depths and complexities we have yet to see. I liked the way Connelly handled writing a female perspective, and I also felt like he had a good grasp of the complicated place of a woman in a male-dominated profession (I am one of those, too).

I think the narrator has a great voice for Ballard. She could use some work differentiating between Ballard's voice and that of other characters, but I hope she develops that and sticks with the series.

Overall, highly recommended.

  • Night School

  • A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,169

It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom - an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: A jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor - a Saudi courier seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Phil on 11-13-16

Meh.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

While I normally love Reacher books that put him back in his Army days, this one never grabbed my attention. I found myself spacing out and needing to listen to parts again. We didn't really learn anything new about Reacher as a character. So, meh.

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    Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    1,997 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Ables

  • By: Jeremy Scott
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Scott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,866

It wasn't the sex talk he expected. Phillip Sallinger's dad has told him he's a custodian - a guardian - and his genetically inherited power is telekinesis. He'll learn to move objects with his mind. Excited to begin superhero high school until he discovers he's assigned to a special-ed class for disabled empowered kids, he suddenly feels like an outsider.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reading was way too fast! I love this book.

  • By javion on 05-18-15

New spin on an old premise.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-15

I generally don't like it when authors read their own books. This is no exception. I made it through, but the reading was not good.

The story itself was good, and a nice twist on an oft-used premise.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All Together Dead

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #7
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,859

Anthony Award-winning author Charlaine Harris has earned a devoted fan base with her USA Today and New York Times best-selling Sookie Stackhouse mystery series. All Together Dead features more dark but frequently hilarious adventures of buxom, blonde, beautiful, and telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie, who prefers the company of vampires to that of the living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sookie Stackhouse

  • By SLee on 07-15-07

Sookie strikes again

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-07

This is my favorite of the Sookie Stackhouse books. There's vampire and shapeshifter action, good character development, plenty of action (more than I expected)....but Harris keeps Sookie's charm and likeability intact.

  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,933
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,434

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

So much better that the

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-06

I've been a fan of Diana Gabaldon for years, and I was one of the many who wrote to Audible customer service begging to see the unabridged titles in the Outlander series added to the Audible library. At long last...I was so excited when "Outlander" showed up one day. I checked back every week to see when "Dragonfly in Amber" would be posted!

Gabaldon does thorough historical research and has excellent chaacter development in her stories. There is romance, but not so much that I would put the book in that category. There is mystery and magic, action and adventure, intrigue and espionage.

"Dragonfly in Amber" picks up where "outlander" leaves off, but it also carries the listener forward to what the future may hold and sets the next few books up nicely.

34 of 39 people found this review helpful

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,817

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

At long last...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-06

I've literally been waiting years for the unabridged versions of the Outlander series to be available on Audible. I've read and reread all the books and heard all of the abridged versions, and there's nothing quite like hearing each word read to you by someone as talented as Davina Porter. This recording is an amazing tapestry of detail, introspection, action, romance, and fantasy that I simply can't stop listening to, even though I know the story by heart. I can only hope that Audible will soon be offering the other titles from this series in unabridged format. Also recommended: the unabridged "Song of Ice and Fire" series by George R.R. Martin and the unabridged "Wheel of Time" series by Robert Jordan.

8 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Boys

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 373

Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina, with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and 8-year-old Stevie's school is worse. As Stevie retreats into himself, focusing more and more on a mysterious computer game and a growing troop of imaginary friends, the Fletchers' concern turns to terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A knockout

  • By Dave on 01-03-06

Different but still a good listen.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-04

This book was certainly a departure from other OSC books I've read. It's nothing like the Ender series or even the Alvin Maker series. It's a suspense novel (or so I was led to believe) but the character development is so thorough and intense that I almost forgot something was supposed to happen. The book also contains a lot of details about life within the Mormon church. It's not preachy at all - the church is a part of the characters' lives so of course it is discussed. All in all, it was a good listen. Well read and a very detailed story. However, if you think you're going to be reading the next Ender's Game, you will be sorely mistaken.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Darwin's Children

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 197

Eleven years have passed since SHEVA was discovered in human DNA - a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now, these changed children have reached adolescence...and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths, possessed of remarkable, advanced traits that mark a major turning point in human development, are also ticking time bombs harboring hosts of viruses that could exterminate the "old" human race. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Serious Science Fiction

  • By Jim on 07-09-05

A sequel that stands alone

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-04

I downloaded this book without realizing that it was a sequel to "Darwin's Radio." I was pleasantly suprised to find a sequel that stands on its own merits and doesn't have to retell the original story for the reader to follow along. This book was a riveting listen. The ideas that Bear presents are amazing and the characters are all very real people. Some characters, such as Stella, are developed much more intensely than others but I think that "Darwin's Radio" probably addressed these characters in more detail. This was my first exposure to Greg Bear's science fiction and I can't wait for more! Now, if only Audible would get the unabridged "Darwin's Radio" ...

5 of 5 people found this review helpful