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  • The Heir

  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,888

Twenty years ago America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dramatic manipulation

  • By Amy on 07-02-15

OMG! Can't wait to see what happens!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-15

I love this series but hate cliffhangers! I'm just glad that there are some novellas I haven't read yet.

  • The Book of Lies

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 387

What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer's riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT!!!

  • By Don on 10-06-08

Not my favorite Meltzer book

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

I love his books but I found this really hard to follow. The plot was a bit convoluted. As always, Scott Brick does s fabulous job narrating but the story was disappointing. That said, the author still stays on my list of favorites.

  • The Eyre Affair

  • A Thursday Next Novel
  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,452

In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • six stars

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-13-11

Quirky fun

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

Reviewed: 09-02-12

These books are quite an adventure as they spin literature and history on their ear. You have to let go of logic to get into the story but the characters are fun if not a bit strange.

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  • Christietown

  • A Cece Caruso Mystery
  • By: Susan Kandel
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

For the grand opening weekend, Cece is staging a play featuring the beloved sleuth Miss Marple. Of course, everything goes wrong, including a leading lady who ends up dead. All is not well in Christietown; its secrets are as complicated as the truth behind Agatha Christie's real-life disappearance. The developer, an Englishman who claims to be Dame Agatha's descendent, has ruthless investors breathing down his neck.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • just ok

  • By QuiltyGrl on 09-02-12

just ok

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

Reviewed: 09-02-12

I bought this entire series based on a few of the reviews and probably won't listen to them all. There's not much to these stories but the main character Cece is a hoot. Probably good for listening to when you are not going to be able to concentrate (airport, DMV) but they didn't really grab me during my commute.

  • The Book of Fate

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 513

In six minutes, one of us would be dead. None of us knew it was coming. So says Wes Holloway, a once-cocky and ambitious presidential aide, about the day that changed his life forever. On that Fourth of July, Wes put Ron Boyle, the chief executive's oldest friend, into the presidential limousine. By the time the trip came to an end, Wes was permanently disfigured, and Boyle was dead, the victim of a crazed assassin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too Much Psychobabble

  • By Nick on 06-06-07

Mystery and History combine for a great listen.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-12

I'm not a big history buff but Meltzer's books make me take a step back and question what the true story is. I'm usually able to figure out the ending of most mysteries but I'm always surprised and intrigued by his books. Great narrator and fast pace make for a great listen.

  • The Book of Spies

  • By: Gayle Lynds
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 231

Ann Blake, a rare-book expert and conservator, was imprisoned for a drunk-driving accident that she doesn't remember, one that resulted in the death of her husband, a famous rare-book expert. But she is freed from prison by CIA undercover agent Tucker Anderson in exchange for her help and expertise on the Library of Gold, a legendary collection of books that have been lost to the world for over a century.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor on all counts.

  • By karl on 07-10-11

Great listen!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-12

If you love a little history mixed in with your mysteries, you are going to love this!

  • The Race

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 4
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747

It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than 50 days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates - an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost - and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Up, Up, Josephine...

  • By Clint on 09-22-11

Cussler fans, you are going to love Isaac Bell!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-12

All the fun and quick paced excitement of a Cussler novel with a brand new hero. I'm totally hooked on Isaac Bell and Scott Brick. What a great author and narrator combo.

  • Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

  • By: Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
  • Narrated by: Ryan Gesell, Tara Sands
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Missed the Mark

  • By Arwen on 07-04-11

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-12

I loved sharing Dash and Lily's adventure and went right out and bought multiple copies of this book to pass along to my sons who live in Brooklyn. This made me want to be a teen in NYC again. A great listen for teens and adults.

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  • Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687

When she asks her dependable husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, to fix her tiny white van, Precious Ramotswe fears he might just sell the vehicle and buy her something more modern. And so he does. But this will not do. So Precious tries to track her beloved van down - and learns it has already been stolen from its new owner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Like Always

  • By Carl on 05-28-09

Not the best listen

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

Reviewed: 09-02-12

Just an ok listen and not very memorable. I'm not sure I'll try another with this combo of writer and reader.

  • Millions

  • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

It was a one-in-a-million chance. A bag crammed with cash comes tumbling out of the air and lands right at Damian's feet. Suddenly the Cunningham brothers are rich. Very rich. They can buy anything they want. There's just one problem: they have only 17 days to spend all the money before it becomes worthless. And the crooks who stole the cash in the first place are closing in - fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every kids fantasy come true...

  • By QuiltyGrl on 09-02-12

Every kids fantasy come true...

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

Reviewed: 09-02-12

What would you do if you had money that you had to spend? Not a problem most of us ever experience. It was great fun to follow along as the boys in the story try and manage with this unexpected windfall and all the complexities that having money can bring. Good for a family listen.

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