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  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): Harry Farthing
  • Narrateur(s): Harry Farthing
  • Durée: 17 h et 38 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 8

In the autumn of 1938, Germany's reichsführer, Heinrich Himmler, is growing frustrated at the British using their regional power in India to block the passage of an SS expedition to Tibet. Determined to spite them, he plots to steal something the British hold dear and have failed for the seventh time that spring to achieve: a first summit of Mount Everest. Seventy years later, seasoned mountain guide Neil Quinn's ninth visit to the top of the world's highest mountain, this time in charge of the 16-year-old son of a Long Island billionaire, begins to unravel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book!

  • Écrit par Georgina le 2019-05-05

Fantastic Book!

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-05

I could not put this book down. not only that, it inspired me to read more about Everest, learn about Everest, look at pictures and videos about Everest. It opened up a new world to me.

Well written. Well paced. Beautifully narrated by the author.

  • Chasing Fire

  • Auteur(s): Nora Roberts
  • Narrateur(s): Rebecca Lowman
  • Durée: 15 h et 10 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature. But there’s also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive firefighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • into the heart of the dragon.

  • Écrit par Georgina le 2019-04-19

into the heart of the dragon.

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-04-19

Nora Roberts has a talent for putting you in the middle of the action. I don't know how a real smoke jumper would feel, but to a person who can't imagine jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, much less into the middle of a raging fire, this story feels real. I will certainly think about the real smoke jumpers this fire season.

  • Blood Brothers

  • Sign of Seven, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): Nora Roberts
  • Narrateur(s): Phil Gigante
  • Durée: 10 h et 4 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys - Caleb, Fox, and Gage - went on a camping trip to the Pagan Stone. And 21 years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men - and the women who love them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • spooky supernatural

  • Écrit par Georgina le 2019-03-28

spooky supernatural

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-28

I enjoyed this book. The main characters are all ordinary people, which makes them relatable, who live in extraordinary circumstances.

Phil Gigante is one of my favorite male narrators. Each of his male characters have their own voice - different pace, accent, mannerisms - thatbrings each to life as individuals. The same is true of female voices, but sometimes the effort to differentiate comes off as too much "valley girl" and not enough smart woman.

Good opener to the series. I'll definitely continue with the rest!

  • Wanderlust

  • Auteur(s): Lauren Blakely
  • Narrateur(s): Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • Durée: 8 h et 46 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars 46

They say Paris is always a good idea.... You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office. Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Fluffy Escape

  • Écrit par Rachel le 2018-12-14

Richard Armitage has the sexiest voice on Audible.

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-03-19

Loved it - pretty average storyline
Favourite part - you don't rean Lauren Blakely for anything but the sex scenes.

Need a fantasy lover fix? Highly recommend!

  • Public Secrets

  • Auteur(s): Nora Roberts
  • Narrateur(s): Renee Raudman
  • Durée: 20 h et 3 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Emma McAvoy may have grown up in the limelight, but some secrets are hidden in a darkness no light can reach. Now on the verge of a successful career, and having fallen in love with the man of her dreams, Emma is looking to the future. Yet it’s the past that is about to catch up with her. For Emma, her childhood had been almost like a rags-to-riches fairy tale - until the tragic night that changed her family forever. But what Emma thinks she knows about that terrible night and the man she’s about to marry is only half the truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical Nora Roberts book

  • Écrit par Georgina le 2019-02-17

Not a typical Nora Roberts book

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-17

Liked it. Didn't love it. After the murder, I expected to jump ahead 10 or 15 years but that doesn't happen. The love match seems like a convenient plot detail more than a romance. There are some interesting details about rock and roll in the 60s to the 90s. it's good. Not gripping.

The narrator is probably a talented reader however her attempt at several accents falls flat at best. At worst, her voice becomes almost unintelligible and garbled. This would have been a better listen without the fake accents.

  • Artemis

  • Auteur(s): Andy Weir
  • Narrateur(s): Rosario Dawson
  • Durée: 8 h et 57 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1 730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1 616
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars 1 610

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not so great

  • Écrit par plaj le 2017-11-28

Another smart read from Any Weir

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-01-05

I really enjoyed this book! Jazz is a smart young woman with her heart and head in the right places even if she has a habit of poor life choices. Inlike most geniuses, she is thoroughly likeable. The cast of supporting characters are also real, likeable, and smart. My favourite thing about Andy Weir is his ability to write with such clarity of voice. He has the ability to create a plausible world, to back it up with science, and to take you along for a great ride.

  • Midnight Soul

  • Auteur(s): Kristen Ashley
  • Narrateur(s): Tillie Hooper
  • Durée: 20 h et 50 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic, mayhem, and parallel universes. Too late, he meets an amazing woman - only to find she's destined for his identical twin in another world. And things aren't going real great there. Noc is recruited to help save that world. What he doesn't know is his destined love resides there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Midnight Soul

  • Écrit par Toni Richards-Aikens le 2018-04-17

Wraps up the series

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-12-20

This book was just ok for me. I enjoyed the preceding 4 books more than this one. it was nice to see the despicable Franka Drakkar turn around and become the well-loved Frannie, but it happened too easily. Noc seemed like an intelligent, caring, strong man but could not put together a sentence that wasn't laced with slang and F-bombs. It was effing annoying. There were also missed opportunities - was it really all sunshine and roses for this world Dax and that world Circe? What about sweet Josephine? And just how did 38 year old Frannie manage to push out that many children in the epilogue (medical miracle!). I'd like to know more about Valentine's story. She could be such an intriguing character to learn more about.

So, if you've read the rest of the series, might as well finish it. This book is not a good stand alone read.

  • Shelter in Place

  • Auteur(s): Nora Roberts
  • Narrateur(s): January LaVoy
  • Durée: 15 h et 22 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly incredible

  • Écrit par Georgina le 2018-10-19

Utterly incredible

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-10-19

Nora Roberts has written a truly impressive work of fiction in "Shelter in Place". I can only imagine the research that went into creating the exquisite details of each character's experiences. As I listened I found myself nodding in agreement, smiling and even laughing, and sometimes had to stop and breathe as my eyes filled with tears.

Shelter in Place is not primarily a romance novel. In fact, the romantic couple doesn't even meet until the second half of the story. Reid and Simone are both fully developed individuals with very different experiences, but the together with a thread. It is an exploration of the mind of a female serial killer. it is also a deep and moving look into the impact of catastrophic trauma - a mall shooting - on the lives of survivors and their families.

We live in a age where news of mass shootings in schools and other places has become almost commonplace. We forget quickly, move on with our lives, with the news cycle, with "business as usual". As I listened to this beautifully read story I thought about the families of Columbine, of L'école Polytechnique, of Sandy Hook, of so many others I can't actually recall their names. The ripples continue. Gun violence impacts us all. The societal trauma eventually reaches everyone, and the fear becomes part of our collective memory.

This book takes no position politically, and doesn't need to. it's much more than a work of fiction. it is a tribute to survival, and a joyous celebration of life.

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  • The Witness (Brilliance Audio Edition)

  • Auteur(s): Nora Roberts
  • Narrateur(s): Julia Whelan
  • Durée: 16 h et 19 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Witness

  • Écrit par Toni Richards-Aikens le 2017-12-28

Enjoyed this story from beginning to end!

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-10-10

Such a lonely childhood...a single day of rebellion...12 years of running...Elizabeth Fitch is an amazing woman. Just like Chief Brooks Gleason, I kind of fell in love with her. Just like her, I fell for him too.

  • Whiskey Beach

  • Auteur(s): Nora Roberts
  • Narrateur(s): Luke Daniels
  • Durée: 14 h et 54 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disappointing for a Nora Roberts

  • Écrit par A.B. le 2018-10-03

Nora Roberts doing her thing.

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-10-05

I like Roberts - she's a good writer. Good at establishing the setting and culture, good at developing character, good at creating a mystery, and good at a believable love story. All this is true of Whiskey Beach - it's a good book and I enjoyed the neck out of it despite figuring out whodunit long before the big reveal.

I do not like this narrator though. Specifically, his female voices made my teeth hurt. He made Abra sound like a stereotypical valley girl instead of the intelligent, well educated east coast woman Roberts wrote.

Read Whiskey Beach for yourself.