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  • Dragonsong: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
    Overall
    (1198)
    Performance
    (678)
    Story
    (701)

    Dragonsong is the spellbinding tale of Menolly of Half Circle Hold, a brave young girl who flees her seaside village and discovers the legendary fire lizards of Pern. All her life, Menolly has longed to learn the ancient secrets of the Harpers, the master musicians of Harper Hall. When her stern father denies her the chance to make her dream come true, Menolly runs away from home. Hiding in a cave by the sea, she finds nine magical fire lizards who join her on a breathtaking journey to Harper Hall.

    Euryleia says: "One of my favorites"
    "Great Introduction to Anne McCaffrey"
    Overall

    My daughter loved the Dragonsinger series. She's not quite old enough to read the rest of the series, but this was a great introduction to a wonderful fantasy author.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Neverwhere [Adaptation]

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
    Overall
    (1724)
    Performance
    (1625)
    Story
    (1621)

    A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

    Gayle says: "Superb"
    "Great Radio Drama/Fantasy"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this audiobook, especially to fans of Neil Gaiman, and/or the performers. Also, people who enjoyed the radio dramas of the 30's and 40's.


    What other book might you compare Neverwhere [Adaptation] to and why?

    It reminded me a bit of Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins - perhaps by way of Harry Dresden's under Chicago world of Faerie.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I did quite enjoy the performance aspect of this book. I've resisted Gaiman in the past, but now I believe I've been won over and need to read/listen to his other books.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fun reader's theater of a book. My only critique of the performance was that sometimes some of the voices were a bit hard to hear. But all in all, I really enjoyed this book. I'd like to try more of this type.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Study in Darkness: Book Two in The Baskerville Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Emma Jane Holloway
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    When a bomb goes off at 221B Baker Street, Evelina Cooper is thrown into her uncle Sherlock's world of mystery and murder. But just when she thought it was safe to return to the ballroom, old, new, and even dead enemies are clamoring for a place on her dance card. Before Evelina's even unpacked her gowns for a country house party, an indiscretion puts her in the power of the ruthless Gold King, who recruits her as his spy. He knows her disreputable past and exiles her to the rank alleyways of Whitechapel with orders to unmask his foe.

    Lisa says: "great steampunk fantasy series"
    "Steampunk, Sherlock, & Sorcery"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Study in Darkness?

    I really enjoy the moments when Evalina interacts with Sherlock Holmes. I do think Sherlock is dumbed down a bit for this series, but he certainly has more heart than his traditional portrayal.


    Have you listened to any of Angele Masters’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, she is excellent in this series. Does a good job with both women's and men's voices.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is an interesting combination of steampunk, magic, mystery and romance. The author does a very good job at balancing the three. I did find myself annoyed with the protagonist occasionally, but I think that indicates that the author did a good job of drawing me into the story. I am waiting anxiously for my credits so I can purchase the other books in the series. I also like that it's a good long listen and yet I've not lost interest in the story, and I can easily differentiate between the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Two Ravens and One Crow: An Iron Druid Chronicles Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2658)
    Performance
    (2480)
    Story
    (2482)

    Two-thousand-year-old Atticus may have outwitted and outfought everyone from Odin to Bacchus, but in this eBook original, he’s about to discover what comes around when you go around messing with gods. Six years into the training of his beautiful apprentice, Granuaile, a large crow swoops down and transforms into none other than the Morrigan, a goddess who insists that Atticus come with her at once. He must leave his apprentice behind, along with his Irish wolfhound, Oberon - and he must also leave his sword.

    Jessica says: "Can't wait for November!"
    "Good but not my favorite"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The byplay between Oberon and Atticus is always hilarious, and this novella is no exception, but most of the book is about Atticus and the Moragan.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first one.


    Any additional comments?

    This fills in some backstory, but is very minimal and certainly not necessary for continuity for the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Tonks Turns to Crime: The Poor Relation, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (218)

    The poor relations, those genteel paupers of society who live on little more than their dignity, have banded together and started The Poor Relation hotel, hoping to be bought out by their embarrassed relations - but as the hotel prospered, they began to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Now once more they are in need of funds. To stoop to crime in their days of poverty was one thing, but to turn to it again when they have enjoyed a certain amount of success is quite another. But they all agree: the hotel must go on.

    Clare says: "More Regency Fun! Miss Tonks Saves the Day!"
    "Classic Marion Chesney"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Miss Tonks Turns to Crime to be better than the print version?

    I've loved the book series for years, It's great to listen to it as well. Each has it's own charms, but I must admit Davina Porter is charming to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The confidence Miss Tonks gains through her adventures


    Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Davina Porter is always excellent to listen to.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cold Dish: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3617)
    Performance
    (2726)
    Story
    (2726)

    Award-winning author Craig Johnson's critically acclaimed debut Western mystery takes listeners to the breathtaking mountains of Wyoming for a tale of cold-blooded vengeance. Four high-school boys were given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Now, two of the boys have been killed, and only Sheriff Walt Longmire can keep the other two safe.

    Dataman says: "Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)"
    "Perfect combination of great writing and narration"
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    I am rapidly working my way through this series and I LOVE it. George Guidall's narration is absolutely spot on for each and every character and Walt Longmire is a great man's man protagonist. You really feel the chill and wild beauty from the descriptions of Wyoming, you clearly hear the respect that Craig Johnson has for the mountains and people of Wyoming. There is some cursing (Vic - I speak of you), but it matches the character so well I wasn't as bothered by it as I could have been. I highly recommend these books to anyone who loves a good mystery and a well written book combined with a perfect narrator.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5872)
    Performance
    (5032)
    Story
    (5025)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Great addition to the Harry Dresden Series"
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    After all the controversy over having a new narrator, I went back and listened to this whole series again and then listened to Ghost Story with John Glover. I think he was great. I guess I'm not as tied to James Marsters as I thought I was. I agree with the reviewers that Marsters really has grown into his role as Harry Dresden and admittedly he's fabulous now. That being said, I think John Glover did an excellent job stepping in and giving Harry and the other characters a different flavor. Variety is the spice of life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By David Suchet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (992)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (583)

    Savor one of the most clever of Christie's suspenseful classics. An American businessman is stabbed to death aboard a luxury train, the Orient Express, snowbound in the middle of Europe. Nothing escapes the eagle eye and quick intelligence of the great Hercule Poirot, and clues abound. Sorting through a dozen perfectly respectable passengers, all suspects, Poirot is tenacious in his pursuit of the truth.

    Glenda Fuller says: "Great Story and Well Read"
    "Classic Christie read by Classic Poirot"
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    David Suchet really is Poirot in my mind. He narrates this book wonderfully. One of the very best of Christie's mysteries.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leviathan

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Scott Westerfeld
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1259)
    Performance
    (987)
    Story
    (992)

    It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe.

    Ryan says: "entertaining"
    "Great Listen, esp. for teens"
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    We have all loved this series. So glad we found it when all three books were out. Loved Alan Cumming as the narrator. I'll be watching for more books that he reads. This has been a wonderful introduction to steampunk novels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5270)
    Performance
    (3036)
    Story
    (3079)

    Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

    avid reader says: "Hours of enjoyable, fun listening"
    "Highly Entertaining"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this audio book. The narrator was excellent and even though it was a bit difficult to keep track of the many characters, and the time shifts, it was well worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death at Wentwater Court

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Carola Dunn
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (161)

    This first installment of a cozy mystery series transports listeners back to the bygone era of 1923 Britain, where unflappable flapper and fledgling journalist Daisy Dalrymple daringly embarks on her first writing assignment, and promptly stumbles across a corpse.

    Mary A. says: "Fun, 20's era mystery-I love Daisy Dalrymple"
    "Amateurish British accent"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the book. It's a light and breezy mystery. However, the narrator sounded like a Theater Arts major attempting a British accent. It is not convincing, especially after hearing Barbara Rosenblat's spot on character portrayals in the Amelia Peabody mystery series.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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