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J. Green

Atlanta, GA
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  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33,832
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,142
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,080

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Narration Continues

  • By Gina on 05-13-16

Theater of the mind

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

Jim Dale is an awesome narrator. J K Rowling is a cracking good storyteller. Together they have created a wonderful audiobook series. This along with Goblet of Fire are my favorites.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography
  • By: Mick Fleetwood, Anthony Bozza
  • Narrated by: Martin Dew, Mick Fleetwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

In this candid, intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Mick Fleetwood sheds new light on well-known points in his history, including many incredible moments of recording and touring with Fleetwood Mac, as well as personal insights from a man who has been a major player in blues and rock n' roll since his teens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than Just Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll

  • By John on 11-28-14

Likeable but inept

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

Mick Fleetwood presents himself as charming and in many ways he seems to be. However, by the end of the book and the third wife the charm wears a little thin. Overall this was a very interesting memoir by a man I had never considered interesting before.
My brother told me to give it a chance because I love rock biographies. I am glad that I did because I really did enjoy the story Mick relays.

  • Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 677

Bridget Jones, the iconic character who sold 15 million books worldwide, inspired a major motion picture franchise, and became beloved as a Chardonnay-swilling everywoman, is back in this hotly anticipated third installment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Another disappointing sequel.

  • By Alison on 04-20-14

Wish I had left it unread

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

Reviewed: 03-12-14

I love the original Bridget books and could not wait to read this installment. Now I wish I could unread it. Sad is the word that comes to mind when I think about this story. Bridget's once endearing mishaps fall flat in the world she now inhabits. The narrator's voice has a rough quality and I found that very annoying while listening. I did not feel that she was a good match for the title.

  • I Hear the Sirens in the Street

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 2
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,140

A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn’t easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with detective constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim. The torso turns out to be all that’s left of an American tourist who once served in the U.S. military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hear "Cold Ground" First, Then Audlble This!

  • By Ted on 08-31-13

So entertaining

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

Reviewed: 06-20-13

Adrian McKinty is one terrific writer. He.creates memorable characters, interesting mysteries and witty dialogue. I really love this series since I knew nothing about the Troubles prior to reading The Cold Cold Ground. It is bit of a history lesson wrapped up in a great story.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Bloody Mary

  • By: Carolly Erickson
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 23 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Here is the tragic, stormy life of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Her story is a chronicle of courage and faith, betrayal and treachery - set amidst the splendor, pageantry, squalor, and intrigue of 16th-century Europe. The history of Mary Tudor is an improbable blend of triumph, humiliation, heartbreak, and devotion - and Ms. Erickson recounts it all against the turbulent background of European politics, war, and religious strife of the mid-1500s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good history

  • By A. Barrios on 05-21-15

Not the best of books, not the worst of books

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

Reviewed: 04-05-13

I usually love Carolly Erickson's books but this one failed to capture me. Mary Tudor is certainly an Interesting subject so I don't know why I was unable to connect here. Ms. Erickson provides plenty of information in a well written format and the narration was okay but I just found myself wandering while listening.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • A Walk in the Woods

  • Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Rob McQuay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,526

The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America - majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way - and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Informational

  • By Moises C. on 03-29-17

Grab your backpack!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-12

I loved Bill Bryson's guided tour of the Appalachian Trail. The story stays interesting due to the author giving us tidbits of the history of the places he is hiking through and the history of the trail itself. There are also some hilarious interactions with the denizens of Appalachia-human and otherwise. His hiking partner, Katz, not exactly a model of fitness, also provides much comic relief. Overall a greatly entertaining listen.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Family Portrait: Four Short Stories about Domestic Life

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 703

Exclusive bonus stories from the best-selling author of Lost at Sea, Them, The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ronson's voice alone will make you laugh...

  • By RaisinNut on 10-12-12

Charming

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

Reviewed: 12-02-12

These stories are very funny and charming in an offbeat way. I really enjoyed the author narrating his own work which sometimes does not work out as well as this one did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Falling Glass

  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,153

Richard Coulter is a man who has everything. His beautiful new wife is pregnant, his upstart airline is undercutting the competition and moving from strength to strength, his diversification into the casino business in Macau has been successful, and his fabulous Art Deco house on an Irish cliff top has just been featured in Architectural Digest. But then, for some reason, his ex-wife Rachel doesn’t keep her side of the custody agreement and vanishes off the face of the earth with Richard’s two daughters. Richard hires Killian, a formidable ex-enforcer for the IRA, to track her down before Rachel, a recovering drug addict, harms herself or the girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hold on to your seat!!!

  • By Cheryl on 03-09-11

Good thriller well written

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

Reviewed: 09-22-12

Falling Glass is a very brutal, fast paced thriller. Killian Pavee is an interesting protagonist. He is an aging (all things being relative) enforcer for an Irish kingpin in America but is trying to get out of the business. However, fate intervenes in the guise of a payday he cannot refuse. All he has to do is find an Irish airline magnate's wayward ex-wife who has disappeared with the couple's children. Of course all is not as it seems. There are some graphic scenes of violence which I found disturbing but the need to know what happened superseded any queasiness I felt while reading them. Adrian McKinty is a very good writer.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Wicked Autumn

  • A Max Tudor Novel
  • By: G. M. Malliet
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 961
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 847

Max Tudor has adapted well to his post as vicar of St. Edwold's in the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip. The quiet village seems the perfect home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past as an MI5 agent. But this new-found serenity is quickly shattered when the highly vocal and unpopular president of the Women's Institute turns up dead at the Harvest Fayre. The death looks like an accident, but Max's training as a former agent kicks in, and before long he suspects foul play.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Cozy English Village Mystery

  • By Sara on 10-08-14

Interesting leading man

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

Reviewed: 09-20-12

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

Wicked Autumn ranks among the top half of all the audiobooks to which I have listened.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the feel of being amongst the inhabitants of a small English village.

Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?

I found Max Tudor to be the most compelling character of the story as well as my favorite narration of a character by Michael Page.

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

I did not listen to this book all in one sitting. I spread it out over a few exercise sessions.

Any additional comments?

Waiting impatiently for the release of the second book in this series.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • No Easy Day

  • The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
  • By: Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,104

From the streets of Iraq to the mountaintops of Afghanistan and to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden's compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group - commonly known as SEAL Team Six - has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts listeners alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the 24-man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, first-hand narrative of Op Neptune Spear

  • By Darwin8u on 09-04-12

Intense, absorbing

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

Reviewed: 09-06-12

Wow! This story was enthralling to me as the mother of a son who has just entered the armed services. The story is intense and had my heart in my mouth at times. I personally cannot imagine going into a building not knowing if there are people waiting inside to ambush and kill me. The bravery of these men and women takes my breath away if I dwell on what they do from day to day. The narration was very well done,in my opinion.

4 of 10 people found this review helpful