2012/13 Audio Book Reviews Lists

Audio Book Rating System

2013 Audio Book List (all unabridged)

2nd Annual Center of the Roof Top Ten Book List

69. – 71. The Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia – narrated by Bronson Pinchot – Finished December 13 and again December 25 (Marriage Material)

68. “A Clash of Kings” (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2) by George R. R. Martin – narrated by Roy Dotrice – Finished November 30 (Entertaining)

67. “Relic” (Pendergast, Book 1) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child – narrated by David Colacci – Finished November 16 (Dismal)

66. “Stay Close” by Harlan Coben – narrated by Scott Brick – Finished November 12 (So good!)

65. “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde – narrated by Simon Preble – Finished November 9 (Entertaining)

64. “Midnighters #2: Touching Darkness” (Midnighters Trilogy) by Scott Westerfeld – narrated by Voiceover (iOS Kindle app) – Finished November 8

63. “The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon – narrated by Alana Kerr – Finished October 6 (Entertaining)

62. “14” by Peter Clines – narrated by Ray Porter – Finished November 2 (So good!)

61. “A Game of Thrones” (A Song of Ice and Fire book 1) by George R. R. Martin – narrated by Roy Dotrice – Finished October 29 (So good!)

60. “Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries” by Neil DeGrasse Tyson – narrated by Dion Graham – Finished October 20 (Entertaining)

59. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King – narrated by Will Patton – Finished October 16 (So good!)

58. “Claire Dewitt and the Bohemian Highway” by Sara Gran – narrated by Carol Monda – Finished October 13 (Entertaining)

57. “The Shining” by Stephen King – narrated by Campbell Scott – Finished October 10 (Entertaining)

56. “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green – narrated by Kate Rudd – Finished October 4 (Marriage material)

55. “Ceremony in Death” (In Death Book 5) by J. D. Robb – narrated by Susan Ericksen – Finished October 2 (Meh)

54. “Killing Floor” (Jack Reacher Book 1) by Lee Child – narrated by Dick Hill – Finished September 27 (So good!)

53. “Solaris: The Definitive Edition” by Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston (Translator) – narrated by Alessandro Juliani – Finished September 23 (Entertaining)

52. “Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead” by Sara Gran – narrated by Carol Monda – Finished September 20 (So good!)

51. “Eye of the Needle” by Ken Follett – narrated by Eric Lincoln – Finished September 17 (Entertaining)

50. “Disobedience” by Naomi Alderman – narrated by Roe Kendall – Finished September 13 (Entertaining)

49. “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith aka J. K. Rowling – narrated by Robert Glenister – Finished September 10 (So good!)

48. “One Shot” (Jack Reacher Book 9) by Lee Child – narrated by Dick Hill – Finished September 8 (So good!)

47. “The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Started the Tabloid Wars” by Paul Collins – narrated by William Dufris – Finished September 5 (Entertaining)

46. “Jack of Diamonds” by Bryce Courtenay – narrated by Humphrey Bower – Finished September 2 (Marriage Material)

45. “Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance” by several writers – narrated by an ensemble – Finished August 25 (Entertaining)

44. “A Dog’s Journey” by W. Bruce Cameron – narrated by George K. Wilson – Finished August 22 (Entertaining)

43. “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn – narrated by Ann Marie Lee – Finished August 19 (So good!)

40. -42. “Glory in Death”, “Imortal in Death” and “Rapture in Death” by J. D. Robb – narrated by Susan Ericksen – Finished August 17 (Entertaining) ”

37. -39. The Pine Deep Trilogy by Jonathan Maberry – narrated by Tom Weiner – Finished August 9 (Entertaining)

36. “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler – narrated by Orlagh Cassidy – finished July 24 (Entertaining)

35. “Jaws” by Peter Benchley – narrated by Erik Steele – Finished July 20 (Meh)

34. “Truth in Advertising” by John Kenny – narrated by Robert Petkoff – Finished July 17 (Marriage Material)

31. – 33. The North and South Trilogy by John Jakes – narrated by Grover Gardner – Finished July 13 (Marriage Material)

30. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald – narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal – finished June 10 (So good!)

29. “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline – narrated by Wil Wheaton – Finished June 6 (So good!)

28. “The Company: A Novel of the CIA” by Robert Littell – narrated by Scott Brick – finished May 31 (So good!)

27. “Midnighters #1: The Secret Hour” (Midnighters Trilogy) by Scott Westerfeld – narrated by Voiceover (iOS Kindle app) – Finished May 20

26. “Dad is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan – narrated by Jim Gaffigan – Finished May 16 (Entertaining)

25. “Naked in Death” (In Death Book 1) by J.D. Robb – narrated by Susan Ericksen – Finished May 14 (Entertaining)

19. – 24. The Joe Ledger Novels by Jonathan Maberry – narrated by Ray Porter – Finished May 10 (Series: Marriage Material)

18. “Metro Girl” by Janet Evanovich – narrated by C.J. Critt – Finished April 11 (Entertaining)

17. “The Cider House Rules” by John Irving – narrated by Grover Gardner – Finished April 3 (Marriage Material)

16. “House Rules” by Jodi Picoult – narrated by Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, Christopher Evan Welch and Rich Orlow – Finished March 25 (So Good!)

15. “Mission Flats” by William Landay – narrated by William Dufris – Finished March 19 (Entertaining)

14. “Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From” by Richard Davenport-Hines – narrated by Robin Sachs – Finished March 13 (So good!)

13. “Deadly Coast” by R. E. McDermott – narrated by Todd Haberkorn – Finished March 8 (So good!)

12. “Deadly Straits” by R. E. McDermott – narrated by Todd Haberkorn – Finished March 4 (So good!)

11. “The Gypsey Morph” (The Genesis of Shannara Book 3) by Terry Brooks – narrated by Phil Gigante – Finished March 1 (Marriage Material)

10. “The Elves of Cintra” (The Genesis of Shannara Book 2) by Terry Brooks – narrated by Phil Gigante – Finished February 27 (So good!)

9. “Armageddon’s Children” (The Genesis of Shannara Book 1) by Terry Brooks – narrated by Dick Hill – finished February 24 (So good!)

8. “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams – narrated by Stephen Fry – Finished February 18 (Entertaining)

7. “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck – narrated by Dylan Baker – Finished February 15 (Marriage Material)

6. “John Dies at the End” by David Wong – narrated by Stephen R. Thorne – Finished February 5 (Entertaining)

5. “The Hunt for Red October” by Tom Clancy – narrated by J. Charles – Finished January 31 (Meh)

4. “The Black Box” (Harry Bosch #18) by Michael Connelly – narrated by Michael McConnohie – Finished January 26 (Entertaining)

3. “The Drop” (Harry Bosch #17) by Michael Connelly – narrated by Len Cariou – finished January 21 (Entertaining)

2. “Harvest” by Tess Gerritsen – narrated by George Guidall – Finished January 16 (So good!)

1. “Strangers” by Dean Koontz – narrated by Dick Hill – Finished January 10 (Meh)

2012 Audio Book List (all unabridged)

Inaugural Center of the Roof Top Ten Book List

1. “IT” – Stephen King – Began end of 2011, finished 1/4/12

2. “The Concrete Blonde” – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/9/12

3.* “Under the Dome” – Stephen King – Finished 1/22/12

4. “The Black Echo” (Harry Bosch #1) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/24/12

5. “The Black Ice” (Harry Bosch #2) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/27/12

6.* “The Concrete Blonde” (Harry Bosch #3) – Michael Connelly – Finished 2/2/12

7. “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” – Rob Lowe – Finished 2/6/12

8.** “So Yesterday” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 2/10/12

9.** “Peeps” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 2/15/12

10. “1Q84” – Haruki Murakami – Finished 3/12/12

11. “The Stand” – Stephen King – Finished 4/2/12

12.** “Uglies” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 4/9/12

13.** “Pretties” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 4/15/12

14. “The Last Coyote” (Harry Bosch #4) – Michael Connelly – Finished 4/20/12

15. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” – Seth Grahame-Smith – Finished 4/25/12

16. “Zero Day” – David Baldacci – Finished 5/1/12

17** “Specials” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 5/7/12

18.** “Extras” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 5/13/12

19. “77 Shadow Street” – Dean Koontz – Finished 5/21/12

20. “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)” – Jenny Lawson – Finished 5/25/12

21. “Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars” – Paul Ingrassia Finished 6/1/12

22. “The Glory of Their Times: The Story Of The Early Days Of Baseball Told By The Men Who Played It” – Lawrence Ritter – Finished 6/3/12

23. “The Given Day” – Dennis Lehane – Finished 6/17/12

24. “Trunk Music” (Harry Bosch #5) – Michael Connelly – Finished 6/22/12

25. “The Lincoln Lawyer” (Mickey Haller #1) – Michael Connelly – Finished 6/29/12

26. “The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science” – Norman Doidge – Finished 7/6/12

27. “A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans” – W. Bruce Cameron – Finished 7/11/12

28. “The Potato Factory” (The Australian Trilogy Part One) – Bryce Courtenay – Finished 7/25/12

29. “Tommo and Hawk” (The Australian Trilogy Part Two) – Bryce Courtenay – Finished 8/8/12

30.* “Fifty Shades of Grey” (Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy) – E. L. James – Finished 8/11/12

31. “Fifty Shades Darker” (Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy) – E.L. James – Finished 8/16/12

32. “Solomon’s Song” (The Australian Trilogy Part Three) – Bryce Courtenay – Finished 8/22/12

33. “Fifty Shades Freed” (Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy) – E.L. James – Finished 8/25/12

34. “The Poet” (Jack McEvoy #1) – Michael Connelly Finished – 829/12

35. “13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time” – Michael Brooks – Finished 9/4/12

36. “Angels Flight” (Harry Bosch #6) – Michael Connelly – Finished 9/8/12

37. “The Scarecrow” (Jack McEvoy #2) – Michael Connelly – Finished 9/13/12

38. “Blood Work” (Terry McCaleb #1) – Michael Connelly – Finished 9/20/12

39. “A Darkness More Than Night” (Terry McCaleb #2, Harry Bosch #7) – Michael Connelly – Finished 9/25/12

40. “City of Bones” (Harry Bosch #8) – Michael Connelly – Finished 101/12

41.* “Defending Jacob” – William Landay – Finished 10/7/12

42. “The Next Right Thing” – Dan Barden – Finished 10/13/12

43. “Lost Light” (Harry Bosch #9) – Michael Connelly – finished 10/17/12

44. “The Narrows” (Harry Bosch #10) – Michael Connelly – finished 10/21/12

45. “Gone Girl” – Gillian Flynn – finished 10/25/12

46. “The Closers” (Harry Bosch #11) – Michael Connelly – Finished 10/27/12

47. “Echo Park: (Harry Bosch #12) -Finished – 10/31/12

48. “The Overlook” (Harry Bosch #13) – Michael Connelly – Finished 11/4/12

49. “The Hunger Games” (Book One of the Hunger Games Trilogy) – Suzanne Collins – Finished 11/9/12

50. “The Handmaid’s Tale” – Margaret Atwood – Finished 11/13/12

51. “Catching Fire” (Book Two of The Hunger Games Trilogy) – Suzanne Collins – Finished 11/18/12

52. “Mocking Jay” (Book Three of the Hunger Games Trilogy) – Suzanne Collins – Finished 11/23/12

53. “The Brass Verdict” (Harry Bosch #14, Mickey Haller #2) – Michael Connelly – finished 11/28/12

54. “The Art of Fielding” – Chad Harbach – Finished 12/2/12

55. “Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base” – Annie Jacobsen – Finished 12/11/12

56. “Nine Dragons” (Harry Bosch #15) – Michael Connelly – finished 12/15/12

{First audio book I’ve ever not finished, half of “Nano” – Robin Cook – Gave up on 12/18/12}

57. “The Reversal” (Mickey Haller #3, Harry Bosch #16) – Michael Connelly – Finished 12/23/12

58.* “11-22-63” – Stephen King – finished 12/24/12

59.* “Void Moon” – Michael Connelly – Finished 12/27/12

*Audio book previously listened to.

** Audio book previously listened to multiple times.

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