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  • Death on the Nile

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,559

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything ... until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger." Yet in this exotic setting, nothing was ever quite what it seemed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, yes, yes!

  • By Craig on 01-25-13

the performance was a bit of a let down.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

great story, great puzzle
most characters were played well, with the exception of a few.

  • Daughters of the Night Sky

  • By: Aimie K. Runyan
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838

Russia, 1941. Katya Ivanova is a young pilot in a far-flung military academy in the Ural Mountains. From childhood, she's dreamed of taking to the skies to escape her bleak mountain life. With the Nazis on the march across Europe, she is called on to use her wings to serve her country in its darkest hour. Not even the entreaties of her new husband—a sensitive artist who fears for her safety—can dissuade her from doing her part as a proud daughter of Russia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator sets the scene

  • By Jake's Handler on 02-16-18

a WWII emotional roller coaster

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

wonderful story, if it ever gets made into a film, I hope they manage to keep and portray the emotions each if the characters went through.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 203,034
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189,186

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

surprisingly excellent.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-16

bought this book based off a friends recomendation, hope it gets made into a two part film

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 158,506
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146,283
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 146,125

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

I loved the book, movie, and audio book.

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

I gave the performance 4 stars because I could not distinguished the voice between Mindy Park and Annie Montrose. I feel bad about not giving the narrator 5 stars but I'm a tough grader.

  • The River Is Dark

  • By: Joe Hart
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 952

In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes. A young boy—the lone survivor of the killings—now lies comatose in the hospital. And the police’s only lead is the boy’s terrified description of the assailant: a “monster."

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Save you money - and time!

  • By M. Gross on 04-03-15

I really liked this one but I didn't love it

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

If this story ever gets made into a film I would definitely go watch it.

  • The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence

  • The Zodiac Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Stan Lee, Stuart Moore
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 443

When 12 magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, an Asian-American teenager named Steven is thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He'll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and ultimately unlock the hidden secrets of the Zodiac Legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining story,

  • By Jimmy on 04-26-15

An entertaining story,

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

Reviewed: 04-26-15

perfect if you like stories where the underdog comes out on top, I enjoyed the little twist at the end. No disrespect to the narrator Mr. Chin, he is a talented performer, however I would have been more captivated if they would have used a second narrator do split up the dialog between the characters. This of course is just a personal preference of mine.

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  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,511

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Speaking as a single guy who is afraid of.......

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

Reviewed: 04-17-15

Speaking as a single guy who is afraid of commitment, I can honestly say that I will have nightmares when I go to bed after reading this book. Yet part of me hopes that there is a follow-up novel to this, there is no need for a third novel or even a series. After reading the book first, I'm not sure if I should watch the film?