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  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • Written by: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So many holes in story

  • By Vera on 2019-05-10

So many holes in story

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-10

Purchased this for a family road trip and we did listen until the end so that is good. This main character made mistake layered on mistake. While we understood the intent of the ending we each had multiple opinions why this would not be possible. The author should have wrapped the story much better to try and suspend our disbelief.

  • The God's Eye View

  • Written by: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe. Evelyn Gallagher doesn't care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA's camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So well crafted

  • By Vera on 2019-03-18

So well crafted

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-18

I kept thinking that this author is like a detective putting all the treads together to spin this story. well worth your time and scary because you know there is a great deal of truth there.

The Firebird
    
    
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    Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    2 ratings
    Overall 5.0
  • The Firebird

  • Written by: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird - the mythical creature from an old Russian fable. Compelled to know more, Nicola follows a young girl named Anna who leads her into the past on a quest through the glittering backdrops of the Jacobites and Russian courts, unearthing a tale of love, courage, and redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gobbled this story up

  • By Vera on 2019-02-16

Gobbled this story up

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-16

I did not expect to love this story as much as I did It waited in my library far too long. This is a very satisfying read. The combination of the wonderful characters and the brilliant narrator made this story a pleasure to listen to

  • Age of Myth

  • Book One of The Legends of the First Empire
  • Written by: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sullivan nails it!

  • By Leah on 2017-12-07

Michael is one smooth author

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-31

He just never disappoints. His stories always leave you wanting more. He is excellent at building characters that you become invested in. He adds all the right touches and moves at a satisfying pace. He is an author you can always count on to give you a great read. Love the narrator as well and know him from many books.

  • The Psychopath Inside

  • A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain
  • Written by: James Fallon
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

The memoir of a neuroscientist whose research led him to a bizarre personal discovery, James Fallon had spent an entire career studying how our brains affect our behavior when his research suddenly turned personal. While studying brain scans of several family members, he discovered that one perfectly matched a pattern he’d found in the brains of serial killers. This meant one of two things: Either his family’s scans had been mixed up with those of felons or someone in his family was a psychopath.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a little overwhelming

  • By Natalie on 2018-06-15

Disturbing and Very Interesting

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-22

I've always wondered why psychopaths have to exist. This books does give some resolution to this question. The narrator's style is perfect for the story. You feel that the speed and fluidity of his voice represents the brain that had these thoughts. We all brush up against psychopaths in our day to day. Recognizing that person's potential might just save you a world of pain. His story feels soooo honest but you have to remember the source. He warns against being close to a psychopath. That is the truth I would take from this book.

  • Fuzzy Nation

  • Written by: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi - introduction
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding

  • By KDB on 2019-04-05

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-20

This is a fun read with fabulous character, dialogue, action and suspense. I'd watch the movie. Just a thought!

  • Not Alone: Second Contact

  • Written by: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

When a massive meteor lights up the sky over the remote island of Kerguelen, the world holds its breath. In Birchwood, Colorado, Dan McCarthy gets to work. Following his incredible experiences of the previous year, Dan knows this was no natural occurrence. The Messengers are back - to finish what they started - and they didn't come all this way for nothing....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First Book Felt More Pulled Together

  • By Vera on 2018-11-09

First Book Felt More Pulled Together

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-09

I did enjoy this book. Half way through the language started to feel a bit hokey. Most of my discomfort came from the main character. His internal dialogue put me off and some of the ending was strained. All in all I did enjoy the series so far.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story

  • By Andre Yelle on 2017-10-05

On to the Next Right Away

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-25

Such a great character. The ultimate adventure into the unknown. Bob is well worth the read.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,272

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally engaged from the start

  • By Marilyn Pope on 2017-11-04

Loved Every Minute

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-25

Very satisfying story that challenges everything you believe. Very entertaining with multiple twists and thoughtful conclusions.

  • Not Alone

  • Written by: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly What I Wanted to Listen to

  • By Vera on 2018-10-13

Exactly What I Wanted to Listen to

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-13

Easy to tell I enjoyed this story. It unfolded it the most satisfying way. Absolutely recommend to all dreamers.