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  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • Written by: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 319

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The BEST I have listened to... thank you

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-11-02

Not the best

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-04

I was a little disappointed. There was a lot of interesting sections that had nothing to do with the mystery. The story was all over the place and nothing was leading us to the ending. Sorry, but I wouldn’t recommend this audiobook to anyone.

  • The Life We Bury

  • Written by: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By connie lynch on 2018-05-10

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-13

I enjoyed The Life We Bury. This audiobook tells a story that is engaging and has a nice twist. Overall a great listen.

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • Written by: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A dystopian tale relevant today

  • By Tee on 2018-06-13

Not Engaging

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-27

This was a terrible read; I couldn’t engage at all. Boring, slow paced and down right disappointing. Don’t waste your time.

  • The Amazing Afterlife of Animals

  • Messages and Signs from Our Pets on the Other Side
  • Written by: Karen A. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Angela Ohlfest
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

What happens to our pets after they die? Is there another realm where they coexist with our departed human loved ones? Are they happy and free from pain? Award-winning animal communicator and psychic medium, Karen Anderson, reveals tantalizing evidence that our pets communicate with us throughout their lives as well as after their physical death. Will these messages prove that their eternal spirit remains connected to us as they were in life? You be the judge.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Audiobook

  • By NovaLady on 2018-12-12

Terrible Audiobook

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-12

Lots of skips, then repeats of same sentence. Narrator has only one tone. Don’t bother wasting your time...This is only for believers of the para natural and wishful thinkers. Just a bunch of imaginative fairytales.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 775

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (German for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism - but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I riveting book of survival and love

  • By silvercity on 2018-09-26

Extraordinary Story of Survival

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-26

Beautifully written, extremely well narrated. I could stop until the very end. Remarkable people in impossible situation. Highly recommend this audiobook.

  • Educated

  • A Memoir
  • Written by: Tara Westover
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,961
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,969

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Memoir

  • By Vicki Anderson on 2018-09-14

Dissappointing

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-24

The story is too long and just drags on and on. After reading all the positive reviews I was looking forward to listening to an interesting story but I was truly disappointed. I kept on listening believing something would bring around to a climax but nothing happens to Sean nor the father and we didn’t even learn what Tara did with all that education. The narrator does a good 4 star job but the story only deserves 3 stars.

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  • The Death Committee

  • Written by: Noah Gordon
  • Narrated by: Jon Paulo Vargas, Brian Troxell, Jacob York, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Three young men from different backgrounds have graduated from medical schools and have become surgical fellows at a leading teaching hospital in Boston. They learn to become surgeons, to communicate with patients and families, and to be observed and appraised by their peers and professors on daily rounds. And each month, each attends the meeting of the Mortality Conference, known to all as the Death Committee, which examines every patient loss for possible human error, in order to prevent it from happening again.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By NovaLady on 2018-08-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-17

Listened all the way through waiting for something to happen. Death Committee is not developed and is a very short part of the story. Very disappointing. I would not recommend; a complete waste of time.