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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 56,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,850
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52,703

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

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Some parts are a little trite and predictable, but an entertaining listen. Worth the credit.

  • The Dopeman's Wife

  • The Dopeman's Wife Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: JaQuavis Coleman
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623

Once the streets pull you in, they own you. Or at least that's the way it's been for Nautica. Growing up in the hood, all she's ever known is the fast life - fast money illicitly made through scandals and relentless scheming. But when a big scam nearly finishes her off, she decides she wants more out of life than the hustle and tries to make a new life for herself on the East Coast.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not happy😡

  • By BRenee' on 05-15-15

Terrible. Don't waste a credit.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

This book is horrid. I wish I was a better writer so I could correctly articulate just how bad this is.

Sophomoric writing, using every cheap writing trick in such a heavy handed way they are all obvious.

I did finish the entire story, only because I despised the characters and story so much I had to make sure they all died.

Sex scenes were neither realistic or erotic, like they were written by someone that had only heard sex talked about, but never actually participated in the act.

I am amazed that people have given this author positive reviews. It Baffles me, and makes me leery of buying other books based on reviews. I can only guess it is the agent and family.

Run away.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Amok

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,587

This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping to the extreme!

  • By Simon on 05-20-15

Story idea was good but

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

Way too predictable, with too many helpful coincidences. Real characters would have been removed.

Also, this is s production. I'd really just rather have the story read. Timing and sound effect take AWAY from the story.

  • Extreme Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,107

After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation - no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend, the governor, is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. "Should be fun!" he says, and it kind of is - until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor...and anyone who gets in the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sandford does it again!

  • By Wayne on 05-01-16

Almost.... Seems like A rush job

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Have read every Lucas and Virgil book. This one is ok, and I love the setup for future books, but just seemed flat. You didn't know anyone enough to care.

An ok read, but not a real PREY book.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cryptonomicon

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 42 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,838

Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fixed!

  • By Rob J. on 04-16-17

stick with it - its worth it

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

What did you love best about Cryptonomicon?

Many topics for thought long after the book is over. Math theory, economics, critical thinking, etc.

Any additional comments?

At first it is easy to get lost, three concurrent stories running in 3 time periods. When Listening, at first it is hard to figure out what story and time you are jumping to. Hang in, it gets easier and the story is well worth the ride.

  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

  • Stories
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Dylan Baker, Brooke Bloom, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,399

A master storyteller at his best - the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant fan. "I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HE'S A CUP OF COFFEE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-10-15

Mostly retreads

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

Reviewed: 11-24-15

Was so looking forward to a new book

Maybe I didn't read the description carefully enough

  • The Crossing

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,620

Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just loved this book; every last bit of it

  • By Michele B on 11-10-15

Do it.

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

Another great Bosch story. Very enjoyable! Good build up and conclusion.

I needed five more words.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Millionaires

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 723

Charlie and Oliver Caruso are brothers who work at Greene & Greene, a private bank so exclusive you need two million dollars just to be a client. But when the door of success slams in their faces, they're faced with an offer they can't refuse: three million dollars in an abandoned account. No one knows it exists, and even better, it doesn't belong to anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the best Meltzer to date

  • By Snoodely on 07-27-12

In 50 yrs, one of the WORST books ever

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

Reviewed: 10-12-15

Avoid this steaming pile of crap like the plague!

I made myself finish it, hoping that by some kindness the main characters would all be killed off. No such luck.

The interaction between the brothers, the trite
dialog, the cliff-hanger-a-minute setups, and the pointless storyline make this simply annoying to listen to. It couldn't have taken more than a day to write this.

Save your money/credits, get any other book.

  • Finders Keepers

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,730

A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far - a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes. "Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars for Will Patton reading Stephen King

  • By PlantCrone on 06-21-16

Part 2

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

Reviewed: 06-30-15

Waiting for the third.
Not the best king story ever, but well worth the read. Nice group of solid characters.


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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Face in the Crowd

  • By: Stephen King, Stewart O'Nan
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 366

Dean Evers, an elderly widower, sits in front of the television with nothing better to do than waste his leftover evenings watching baseball. It’s Rays/Mariners, and David Price is breezing through the line-up. Suddenly, in a seat a few rows up beyond the batter, Evers sees the face of someone from decades past, someone who shouldn’t be at the ballgame, shouldn’t be on the planet. And so begins a parade of people from Evers’s past, all of them occupying that seat behind home plate. Until one day Dean Evers sees someone even eerier….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Match

  • By Tim on 10-04-12

Short.... but thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

What made the experience of listening to A Face in the Crowd the most enjoyable?

Good story, but way too short. Wish the whole this was fleshed out in the usual style.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful