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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,875
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52,728

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Edgier than The Martian

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

beautifying crafted with a female protagonist. Rosario did a wistfully wonderful job bringing Weir's characters to life. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,123

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Brown does it again

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

ABSOLUTELY fantastic book. The narrator, story, and overall performance were on point. It got a bit long at the end but other than that it was one of Brown's finest.

  • The I-5 Killer

  • By: Ann Rule, Andy Stack
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

As a young man, Randall Woodfield had it all; he was a star athlete with good looks and an award-winning student. Working in the swinging West Coast bar scene, he had more than his share of women. But he wanted more than just sex. An appetite for unspeakable violent acts led him to cruise the I-5 highway through California to Washington, leaving a trail of victims along the way. As the list of the dead grew, the police mobilized to stop a twisted killer who had 44 known deaths to his name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting from beginning to end.

  • By Mami hermosa on 01-12-18

Another riveting book by Ann Rule

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

There were several occasions where the book gets extremely graphic. If you've read Ann's work before, you'll be prepared knowing she doesn't hold back any details.

It's written in a fiction narrative with nonfiction details about the I-5 killer. Not her best book, but certainly worth adding to your collection if you are a fan of her work.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,660

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Brilliance

  • By Vanessa on 02-08-07

helpful but not great

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

unless you intend to use Christian based tools, pick a different book. not a fan.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,855
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,724
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,582

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

Franken's books are always great!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

Franken is honest, intelligent, forthcoming, and most importantly (as I believe he'd appreciate) IT'S FUNNY.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Classic Radio Sci-Fi

  • The Time Machine (Dramatised)
  • By: H.G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, William Gaunt
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

It opens in 1943, when Wells is recording a talk for the Home Service in which he questions mankind's future. After the broadcast, he spends the evening with American journalist Martha, and tells her the astonishing news that his bestselling book The Time Machine was not fantasy but fact. Wells explains that he was actually present at the dinner party in Richmond fifty years earlier, when the Time Traveller returned from his first fateful journey into the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific classic: beautifully performed

  • By Ashly on 04-09-17

Terrific classic: beautifully performed

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Robert Glennister is superb. The book is a definitive read for any science fiction fan.

  • The Silkworm

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,524

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy In Contemporary London

  • By Gretchen SLP on 08-24-16

best narration of an audiobook ever

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

the story was strong, the narration was superb, and the content was unique. highly recommended!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Career of Evil

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,745

Audie Award, Mystery, 2016. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characters Mean Everything

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-09-15

Another fantastic novel from Galbraith

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The narrator alone is worth getting the audio version. He's dynamic.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Strike is my favorite character for his vulnerability. While the protagonist often times take a several books to flush out, Strike feels effortless to get to know.

Which character – as performed by Robert Glenister – was your favorite?

That's a toss up. Glenister is so wonderful at the primary parts, but I think it's in the smaller characters that simply hell with scenery that you really get to associate how I've man turns all these voices into people on the page.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I didn't feel shocked by the ending, but there were moments I could see in hindsight the author's planning of the story's arc.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,284

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

Robert Glenister is the best narrator I've heard

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

I loved this story and the trilogy very much and I plan to read more by this author

  • The Devil in the White City

  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,251

In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to stop listening

  • By Michael on 05-26-12

It's not the gripping, but it's still good

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

Reviewed: 01-31-17

If you could sum up The Devil in the White City in three words, what would they be?

I initially wanted to read this book because I have a fascination with HH Holmes and the year that the World's Fair descended upon Chicago. The book can get a bit bogged down in unnecessary details, while tending to give a lackluster focus on the actual man himself. I was hoping for more of a narrative on the extremely strange and rare set of circumstances that birthed America's first recorded serial killer, but instead, I got extremely detailed information of building specs for the hotel and an unusually large amount of data on the area at the time. It got a bit boring.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I was hoping for more of a narrative on the extremely strange and rare set of circumstances that birthed America's first recorded serial killer

If you could give The Devil in the White City a new subtitle, what would it be?

Building America's first serial killer

2 of 2 people found this review helpful