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Don Fernandez

San Jose, CA, US
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  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,788
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,696
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,657

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

Good surprise ending but tedious

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Character development was good. Too much detail and drama to be believed. Interesting discussion of agoraphobia

  • Killman Creek

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,312

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn't over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text... You're not safe anywhere now. Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has be-come a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin's victims, Gwen is going hunting.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Do people really act this stupid?

  • By MCubed on 03-11-18

Somewhat fat fetched

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Interesting story very well performed. I liked the style that showed what several of the characters were thinking. Just hard to believe some of the situations.

  • Us Against You

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they learn that their beloved local hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. Amidst the mounting tension between the two rivals, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to be Beartown's new hockey coach. Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you'll ever see; Benji, the crazed lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much more than a hockey novel...

  • By Kenny Cook on 06-18-18

Great story, much more about people than hockey

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Excellent story. Excellent character development. Narration is very good. It just seems so real that you forget it is fiction.

  • The Orphan's Tale

  • By: Pam Jenoff
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wydra, Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,804

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep. When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sappy and tedious

  • By Churchill on 03-23-17

A wonderful engaging story from beginning to end!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this entire book. It is wonderfully performed with a story and characters you will long remember. Enjoy!!!

  • Trust No One

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 773

As Nick peels back layer after layer of lies and deception, buffeted between the buried horrors of the past and the deadly intrigues of the present, he finds his own life - and the lives of nearly everyone he loves - at risk. And the only thing guiding him through this deadly labyrinth are his stepfather's dying words: TRUST NO ONE.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and kept me listening

  • By Shawne on 04-28-12

Interesting if unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I’d like to think this interesting political story couldn’t be true but perhaps? Good presentation.

  • Duel to the Death

  • By: J. A. Jance
  • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

After taking down the man responsible for his best friend's death, Stuart Ramey thinks the case is finally closed. That is, until Stu finds himself left with a multimillion-dollar fortune in Bitcoin in a desperate bid by Frigg, a rogue AI program created by the killer, to keep itself from being fully deactivated. To sort out his situation and take Frigg down for good, Stu enlists the help of Ali Reynolds and the rest of his cyber-security colleagues at High Noon Enterprises. But they are not the only ones who know about Frigg's existence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 05-06-18

Good story. Interesting premises

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

The story centered around an AI named Frigg is fascinating . Hard to believe but, being involved in the computer industry for most of my life, I find it conceivable that we could some day get to that level of sophistication. The story seems a bit far fetched but could be possible someday. The central person in this book is Stuart, not Ali.

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,742
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,089

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible and Amazon need to screen narrators better

  • By MickeyMarie on 07-19-17

Liked the story and the main character

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

I enjoyed the book. The performance wasn’t as good as the story. The narrator had some difficulty in changing voices for different characters. She did keep me entertained because the story was so good.

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,786
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,586
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,571

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

Another Nowhere Man great story

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

I enjoyed the book. Another strong story if a bit far fetched. The ultimate bad guy is hard to comprehend. But lots of action.

  • The Dark Tide

  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Melissa Leo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

An explosion rips through New York City's Grand Central Station one morning, destroying the train Karen Friedman's husband, a successful hedge-fund manager, is riding in to work. On that same day, a suspicious hit-and-run accident leaves a young man dead in Karen's hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ty Hauck, a detective, becomes emotionally caught up in the case and finds a clue that shockingly connects the two seemingly unrelated events.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • wince...wince

  • By S. Johnston on 03-28-08

Good story

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

A bit too contrived but interesting. Good job of narration. I did like it. I have listened to a future book with a different narrator. This one pronounced the detectives name as “Howk “ the other one pounced it “Hawk”.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,172

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

Wonderful story!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

A most enjoyable book. Very very well performed. ENJOY! Interesting to watch and listen as the story evolves.