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  • Shelter in Place

  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

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
  • Great story couldn't stop listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-07-20

Another enjoyable Nora Roberts read!

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-10

I wasn't too sure if I was going to like this book with the topic having to do with a mass shooting. However Nora was able to tastefully tell an interesting story.

The characters were certainly relatable and were very well developed. I like how she was able to weave the effects of such an event into the plot and show how it affects the characters all differently.

The story was engaging and I loved almost all of it. The one part I got tired of hearing over and over again was how Reid kept flirting with the Grandma. Too much and at times was just yuck!

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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rabbit didn't have a hope in Hell!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-01-09

Rabbit didn't have a hope in Hell!

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-09

Wow this was a really good read, even since I have never heard of this lady prior to the Daily Deal option to buy this book. Rabbit certainly didn't have a hope in hell of making it out of poverty and of all things normally associated with it. Yet she did! It wasn't because she had a lot of family support either.

I had never even heard of this lady prior to purchasing the book. However with such a high star rating (I believe it was around 4.8 stars) & so many others stating it was a good story and was told with a fair amount of humor throughout, I thought I would give it a go. I am really glad I did! I had several good chuckles and even a few laugh out loud moments. I think what Rabbit never mentioned was that hard work and Mike challenging her to give up the hustle and get a legal job went a long way to getting her out of the drug trade. It helped put her on the right path to a better life for her and her children.

The only complaint I have is there were a couple times I couldn't understand what she had said. Also a few times I didn't understand the lingo she used. I also didn't like how she said "she didn't have a choice" to a couple bad decisions she made throughout. I believe you always have a choice and breaking the law and bringing in young family members to hold product or sell it, is a choice! A bad one at that, but a choice none the less. However it still didn't stop me rating this 5 stars! It was a good easy listen.

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  • Written by: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable tale

  • By clevrgrl on 2019-01-17

Sorry, but fiddle broken on this one

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-29

I was really looking forward to this book however I just found the "talking dog" aspect was taken way too far. There were times I almost stopped listening, I just found some of it quite corny and predictable and so unrealistic. The narration was great though!

There were parts I rather enjoyed and hence I gave the book an overall the stars. I enjoyed the part where the lawyer is trying to make "the phone call" without the security agency being able to listen in or trace it. This was very well written and thought out in a very entertaining way.
If you can get past a genetically engineered dog that can talk by arranging scrabble tiles to express himself and understands all aspects of human living you will likely enjoy this book. This dog also has an extreme sense of his sixth sense to the point where he is psychic. For me it required far too extreme suspension of disbelief to give it a higher rating.

Also, the story line of the crazy repair man who terrorized Nora was just odd to me. She didn't call the company he worked for to complain not to mention, you would think there would have been several complaints about him prior to it going where it did.

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  • Safe with Me

  • A psychological thriller so tense it will take your breath away
  • Written by: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it's her turn to get even. Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn't like to let people to get too close - she knows how much damage they can do. Then one ordinary day, Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written psychological thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-12-17

Well written psychological thriller

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-17

Boy some of Anna's train of thoughts really got on my nerves and I almost turned the book off a couple of time's. I guess that means K.L. Slater did such a good job of building this mentally disturbed lady it got under my skin. However, I can certainly understand Anna's dislike (or hatred) of Carla as she certainly could have made better decisions in the scheme of things. Some of Anna's thoughts got me really irritated and made me think how someone could even see things the way she did. I guess with the"right" set of circumstances anything is possible.

The narrator did a pretty good job of vocally distinguishing between characters and did a great job overall narrating the story. I would look for other books from this author for sure!

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • Written by: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have a new Author I really like!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-12-07

I have a new Author I really like!

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-07

This is my first novel by this author. It had a great story line which included material nothing close to anything I have ever read before. How refreshing!

The story was very original and the time went by like that. I couldn't believe it was the end of the book. I actually looked to see if I had a faulty audio version. Nope I didn't.

My only complaint is as time I got confused as to who was who. No big deal, I just had to go back a few times. Still 5 star worthy in my opinion. I presume there is another book in this series and will use a credit to get it!

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  • Voodoo River

  • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 5
  • Written by: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

.A. private eye Elvis Cole is hired by popular television star Jodie Taylor to delve into her past and identify the biological parents who gave her up for adoption 36 years before. Cole's assignment is to find out their biological history and report back. It seems all too clear cut. But when he gets to Louisiana and begins his search, he finds out there's something much darker going on. Other people are also looking for Taylor's parents - and some are ending up dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great novel by Crais!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-11-14

Another great novel by Crais!

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-14

This had a great story line, relatable characters and good pacing.

I have read his previous books and have enjoyed them as well. I will certainly pick up the next Elvis Cole & Joe Pike book.

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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smart Lady!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-21

Smart Lady!

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-21

Although I enjoyed the story I did find the poker stories to be a bit repetitive at times. I am not sure if I missed something in the book but felt the "consequences" were not spelled out in a clear fashion. I found it confusing that she and her lawyers had determined as long as she followed certain guidelines she was not breaking any laws. So why was she avoiding authorities? I just found some things were contradicted & left me a bit confused. I multitask while listening so perhaps some info was lost in doing so.

  • The Fallen

  • Written by: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes - obscure Bible verses, odd symbols - have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex's sister and her family. It's a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Canada Snowbird on 2018-07-15

Another great book from David

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-14

I sure do enjoy Mr. Baldacci's story telling! He has a great ability to develop such amazing characters and tells their story like no one can! 5☆ on this one! Thanks #Audible1

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  • Fall from Grace

  • Written by: Danielle Steel
  • Narrated by: Luis Moreno
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Sydney Wells' perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at 49, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew's vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no home or money, Sydney finds a job in fashion, despite her own designer daughters' warnings. Naive, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Doubtfully a Danielle Steele

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-05-18

My first DS book but not my last!

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-02

☆☆☆☆Stars. This was such a relatable story and I really liked all the characters. I did get a bit annoyed with all the repetition and a few times thought I somehow went backwards in the book. Overall I enjoyed it. Thanks #Audible1

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters

  • By Trudy Bolduc on 2017-12-18

This book has everything, including kitchen sink!

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-28

Although this book had everything in it, including the kitchen sink, it still took me a while to finish it. I have recently become a fan of Nora's however this book just didn't keep my attention. I was also very shocked when Audible piped up and said "Audible hopes you enjoyed this program"! The ending was wrapped up ever so quickly and thus found that a bit lack luster.