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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,610
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,564

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

Alternate Reality meets programs your government..

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

This Alternate Reality meets programs your government is hiding, is fiction... I think.

I'm praying this becomes a 20+ book series! Mycroft/Mike has an idetic memory. His ability to reconstruct past images/events will prove SUPER VALUABLE to both governments and organized crime alike!

Please read the publisher's summary of this book and then know your going on an adventure that will prove to be fictional, but not until you're hooked into the entire package!!!

  • Maybe Someday

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Angela Goethals
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,802

At 22 years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college; working a steady job; in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter; and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her - and she is left trying to decide what to do next. Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to his playing his guitar every day out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Listening" with Your Heart

  • By Melissa Bee on 05-24-14

Great Book... for a teenage girt

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

If you're a retired Heavy Equipment Operator, this book may not be for you. There are some plot twists that you may not see coming, but I'm betting most of them you will... if you've ever loved and lost you certainly will!!!

For me the pacing was EXCRUCIATINGLY SLOW!!! I listened to this book at 1.5 speed.

If you choose to buy this book, I pray you enjoy it more than I did. I will say that there are not too many characters as in some other books I've read recently, so keeping everyone straight is easy enough, but I feel the need to let you know that there will be a couple characters that just show up... the Author does finally let you know what brought the surprises to the book after what I thought may have been 4 or 5 pages of the written word. And even though they are sprung on you, they ABSOLUTELY bring value to the book.

Good Luck to the Author! I hope you have a FABULOUS Career!!!

  • Any Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Amber Tamblyn
  • Narrated by: Glenn Davis, Robin Miles, Therese Plummer, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

In this electric and provocative debut novel, Amber Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture, brilliantly brought to life through a multi-voice performance featuring Glenn Davis, Ben Foster, Marc Maron, Jason Ritter, John Roberts, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, January Lavoy, Phoebe Strole, Robin Miles, Thérèse Plummer, Dan Bittner, James Fouhey, and Michael Crouch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!!!

  • By DeAndrea on 06-28-18

I've been finished with this for hours

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

I've been finished with this for hours and I cannot come up with a review that will do this book justice! This is NOT a #MeToo book... This IS a #MeToo book... This is NOT a #MeToo book... This IS a #MeToo book... This is NOT a #MeToo book... This IS a #MeToo book...

Once you read this book, you'll understand the lines above.

As a baby boomer, I'm at once astonished and amazed that society has taken THIS long to become vocal about sexual predation!

It happened to MANY of us! Are we stronger for enduring wordlessly? NO! Are we stronger for swallowing the pain and never EVER speaking of it or about it? NO!! Are we stronger than this #MeToo group of people? FUCK NO!!!

We were just so FRICKIN GULLIBLE that we listened when we were told to NEVER speak of these incidents, we buried them deep within our subconscious mind!

The #MeToo folks are getting it right!!!

I pray that the subtle encouragement or if not actual encouragement, at least the allowing for our children and even grandchildren to air these horrific tales. Now please understand my vocabular ignorance... when I say allow, I in NO WAY mean that the #MeToo people need our Permission to speak of this!!! But my vocabulary is lacking a word sufficient to express the way I feel about sexual predation and the (what should be MANDATORY) reporting to Law Enforcement of every actual incident!

It goes without saying that there have been and will continue to be unscroupulous people that cry WOLF. Those people vastly contribute to the "take it and shut up" attitude that us baby boomers were forced to accept.

Compassionate, educated and well motivated Law Enforcement Professional teams should be able to weed out the fake reports and Procecutors should have the discresion to seek charges based on the competent investigation of the teams of Law Enforcement Professionals. Those teams should be uniformed and plain clothed, with M.D.s, PhDs, Social Workers, Adult and Child Advocates and Judicial Advocates as well.

Where will the funding for these teams and their investigations cone from? I truly have no answer. Yet the damage created EVERYDAY both in the United States & around the world to our citizens is not just shameful but CRIMINAL.

Amber Tamblyn has created a Novel/novel that is shining a BRIGHT Light on what was to my generation, something that just happened...

CONGRATULATIONS Ms. Tamblyn!!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Natural Disaster

  • I Cover Them. I Am One.
  • By: Ginger Zee
  • Narrated by: Ginger Zee
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

Before becoming America's first-ever female network chief meteorologist or appearing on Dancing with the Stars, ABC News's Ginger Zee checked herself into a mental health hospital.

Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One. is Ginger's heartbreaking, hilarious, and harshly honest life story - from Dickhead's (you won't soon forget that name) deck on Lake Michigan to her storm-chasing dream at ABC News.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Barb49 on 02-25-18

Depression... it can kill you.....

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

As evidenced in current events, June 2018, Depression can be fatal. This book performed by the author will make you say "WHO KNEW"!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ramp Hollow

  • The Ordeal of Appalachia
  • By: Steven Stoll
  • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Appalachia - among the most storied and yet least understood regions in America - has long been associated with poverty and backwardness. But how did this image arise, and what exactly does it mean? In Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll launches an original investigation into the history of Appalachia and its place in US history, with a special emphasis on how generations of its inhabitants lived, worked, survived, and depended on natural resources held in common.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hybrid extraordinaire

  • By kevin.byrne on 03-11-18

Unable to finish

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Admittedly, I bought this on the premise that I wanted to learn more about West Virginia. And in the 2 hours+ I listened, there were references to WV. However, the narrative was so "mechanical" I actually thought several times the book was read by computer. I tried speeding the book to 1.25, hoping I could get through it. . but no luck.

If you buy this book, I wish you all the best.

  • Crash Test Girl

  • An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life’s Toughest Questions
  • By: Kari Byron
  • Narrated by: Kari Byron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Kari Byron's story hasn't been a straight line. She started out as a broke artist living in San Francisco, writing poems on a crowded bus on the way to one of her three jobs. Many curveballs, unexpected twists, and yes, literal and figurative explosions later, and she's one of the world's most respected women in science entertainment, blowing stuff up on national television and getting paid for it! In Crash Test Girl, Kari reveals her fascinating life story on the set of MythBusters and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Caleb on 05-11-18

I posted the following on my Facebook page!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I trained Apprentice Operating Engineers for over 20 years... we had LOTS of women and what the industry called "NON-TRADITIONAL" people for the trade. Operating Engineers operate all the construction equipment you see all over the Country. We also operate buildings and their systems. The Skilled Construction Trades have a NEED for the next generation of employees! But, if you don't want a 6 figure salary and the ability to retire with DIGNITY, then this employment opportunity isn't for you!!!

Most of you know I have LONG advocated for women and their opportunities in what has been considered NON-TRADITIONAL employment. Cari Byron has written this book and the inspiration contained within should be manifested in girls lives from the time they're born!

Do all women have to work in S.T.E.M. (or as Ms. Byron calls it, S.T.E.A.M. ...with the "A" meaning Arts)? That answer is No, but the motivation to succeed, especially in the face of adversity in this book is Positively worth the read!!!

  • Silent Lies

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish, Rosie Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,089
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,084

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished. Five years later, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn't kill himself. Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach's past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!!!!!!!!

  • By dijjer on 12-27-17

High school sub-sophmoric!<br />

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Only purchase this if you like freshman nonsense!
To listen to this will make you wish all the characters would have been killed off. And had that occurred in the first 30 minutes far less time would have been wasted. This is a study in "OMG, will he/she like me?"
Or, "What have I done wrong to make everyone hate me?"

  • Private India: City on Fire

  • By: James Patterson, Ashwin Sanghi
  • Narrated by: Amerjit Deu, Raj Ghatak
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 426

When Jack Morgan opens the Mumbai branch of Private, the world's most elite detective agency, he hands the reins to top agent Santosh Wagh. Now, in this teeming metropolis of over 13 million people where the guilty have everywhere to hide, Santosh goes on the hunt for one elusive killer. A killer who is targeting seemingly unconnected women and placing strange objects at their death scenes in a series of chilling rituals.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible!

  • By K. Townsend on 12-29-14

Difficult to comprehend

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

This was one in the series that was difficult to finish. I had a difficult time keeping both the characters AND the story line straight. Somewhere past halfway through, I decided that repeating chapters wasn't helping. From that point forward I simply listened and didn't concern myself with trying to separate the characters.

  • Red Sparrow

  • A Novel
  • By: Jason Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,568

Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Spy Novel (with a few quirks)

  • By Aaron on 01-12-14

This is why I'm not a Double Naught Spy!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

For those of us that remember the television show that my review title is from... you will NOT get the same feel from this Novel!

Certainly, Author Jason Matthews has a far more knowledge in this field than the average reader does!

The convolution in just the first couple of chapters had me re-reading from that point forward.

Don't get me wrong, I loved this book! I will definitely read the rest in the series before I watch the movie.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Code Girls

  • The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
  • By: Liza Mundy
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045

Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of codebreaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just released, about 80% through this story

  • By Roobah Fox on 10-11-17

Simply Overwhelming

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

This book, being Historically accurate, is difficult to continue with. I finished it but by using the read at an accelerated speed button. The listing of the VOLUMES of codes and conditions or practical and physical devices used is by a far measure, overwhelming!

Yet, I'm HAPPY that these Brilliant Women plyed their considerably above average intelligence in the service they did!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful