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  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,516

It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I took a chance.

  • By Robert on 08-20-11

What an unexpected story!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

The writing is flawless/ the story so inspiring and the narration incredible. I haven’t any more words to encourage anyone to read this work than please treat yourself to a fantastic example!!!

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,801

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic story to be read by all!

  • By Gina on 07-25-09

Magnificent!

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

Although the reading is long - the narration was magnificent. The story incredible. Ken Follet and John Hill are an unbeatable duo!

  • A Land Remembered

  • By: Patrick D. Smith
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991

In this best-selling novel, Patrick D. Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life, and ends in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT BOOK!

  • By Betty on 04-08-12

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

The story was intriguing and the narration was impeccable! I read the for a book club and was really thankful that I did!

  • Etched in Sand

  • A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island
  • By: Regina Calcaterra
  • Narrated by: Regina Calcaterra
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704

In this story of perseverance in the face of adversity, Regina Calcaterra recounts her childhood in foster care and on the streets and how she and her savvy crew of homeless siblings managed to survive years of homelessness, abandonment, and abuse. Regina Calcaterra's emotionally powerful memoir reveals how she endured a series of foster homes and intermittent homelessness in the shadow of the Hamptons, and how she rose above her past while fighting to keep her brother and three sisters together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the sound of Regina's voice

  • By Stefanie Jensen on 05-30-14

Eye opener!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-16

I had no idea what is allowed to occur even though we think it can't🙀

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,954
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26,910

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Star Trek: Q-Squared

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-09-16

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

What a ride! Any person who can appreciate a creative and active imagination would benefit from reading this book. It's had to pull yourself away to do the simple activities of life.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Eragon

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,933

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Saphira's voice sounds like Yoda!

  • By Kari on 04-27-14

A great adventure!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Fantastic journey! The narration was outstanding! Be prepared to travel a great fantasy. The overall experience is incomparable! Sheer enjoyment!

  • Only Time Will Tell

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,205

From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war"....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Archer

  • By cristina on 10-21-11

What a surprise!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-15

If you could sum up Only Time Will Tell in three words, what would they be?

A story well written and told!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Only Time Will Tell?

The many encounters with old man Jack.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Harry was accused of stealing and he didn't give up his friend.

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

The book illicited both happiness and sadness.

Any additional comments?

It reminds me that our lives have a ripple effect - we don't go through this life alone - we touch many lives and they touch ours.

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

  • By: Michael Koryta
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,030

When 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Creepy, Killer Brothers Make for Great Suspense

  • By Charles Atkinson on 06-13-14

What a ride!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-14

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

Yes because it is so action packed and not predictable.

What did you like best about this story?

All the neatly placed revelations.

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

Hannah - the fire park ranger.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

During the fire storm - the care that Hannah took to make sure her charges were going to survive.

Any additional comments?

If you have read Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's "Thunderhead" - you will enjoy this!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,113

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed, edge of your seat "page-turner"

  • By Jason Spencer on 09-01-10

Action packed!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-13

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

Fantastic action better than any movie! The characters are well sculpted and tangible. I would want to listen again - like I would rewatch a good movie but, alas, I have now downloaded book 2 in the series and I need to go !!!!!!!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Definitely! The suspense never ceases.

Which scene was your favorite?

The portrayals of Gently and Justine as they interacted.

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

I'm afraid I needed to sleep and be part of the world I live in but - I could have easily listened all in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Hold onto your seats - your in for a great ride!

  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • By: Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,562
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,576

Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, wowed critics on its way to winning several literary prizes, including Book of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times. It has been published in 24 countries and will soon be a major motion picture. Foer's talent continues to shine in this sometimes hilarious and always heartfelt follow-up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard book to review

  • By Jbug on 12-27-09

Good performance!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-13

What did you like best about Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close? What did you like least?

Jeff Woodman's reading.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I didn't finish because I couldn't get into it.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

His clarity and animation.

Any additional comments?

Sorry I couldn't recommend it but that's only because I had difficulty getting interested in it.