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Richard

phoenix, AZ, United States

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  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michael Scott
    • Narrated By Denis O'Hare
    Overall
    (2289)
    Performance
    (1162)
    Story
    (1183)

    Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest alchemist of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives, but only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

    Allison says: "High Fantasty in a modern world setting"
    "not too shabby"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book,it is definitely geared towards teens but i liked it (I am 32) and went on to buy the next in the series which happens to be equally good. Narration is particularly well done as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blackwood Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (210)

    A story of youth and promise, of loss and the search for love, of secrets and destiny, Blackwood Farm brings together the Vampire Chronicles and the story of the Mayfair Witches, and is Anne Rice at her mesmerizing best.

    K E Courchaine says: "She is back!"
    "Great Book"
    Overall

    this is a really good book, the narrators voice and accent are appropriate for the book which is important, the wrong voice and really throw off the feel of a book, this is one that i read a few years ago ,it was as good to listen to as it was to read. highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gulliver's Travels

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated By Paul Albertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Gulliver's Travels is a classic satire on human nature and a parody of the "travelers' tales" literary genre. Lemuel Gulliver travels to the remote country of Lilliput where he encounters the six-inch-tall Lilliputians. On his next journey, he is captured by a 60-foot-tall native of Brobdingnag.

    Richard says: "Boring"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    I know this a classic but i found it to be so boring that i didn't continue past half way, it was interesting enough at first (maybe the first hour of listening) but soon became very redundant,i think the story is cool but as much as i tend to dislike the practice, it would be better abridged.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4227)
    Performance
    (1918)
    Story
    (1942)

    Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

    Suzn F says: "I was not sure for a while then......."
    "pretty cool book"
    Overall

    i loved the story, i didn't love some of the authors political ramblings, i think he was trying to give the book more meaning and tie it in to the real world by going on and on at times about the politics of "OZ" the discrimination between humans and animals who have human like intelligence and the governments secret quest to control everything completely, it could have been touched upon and had a better effect but instead he drug it into the ground, i listen to it all and found that you could just fast forward through the ramblings and it would have zero effect on the overall story which supports my feeling that the author made a mistake in dedicating so many pages to political rambling on.
    anyway,despite that i truly did enjoy the book and would definitely recommend it,it is overall a good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Master of Rampling Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By Gigi Marceau
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (51)

    Anne Rice lures us once again into the seductive world of vampires with her short story, The Master of Rampling Gate. In 1888, siblings Richard and Julie are drawn to the beautiful but foreboding 400-year-old family mansion. What was the "unspeakable horror" their father saw in the luxurious home they are so drawn to? Available in audio exclusively from Audible.

    Derek says: "Great story, too short"
    "nice short story, worth the listen"
    Overall

    this is a well done short story that i have listened to a couple of times. seems to have meaning to it beyond that of the story at face value.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael Scott
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1282)
    Performance
    (720)
    Story
    (723)

    After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home of Nicholas Flamel. Perenell is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Niccolò Machiavelli, immortal author and art collector, is after them, and time is running. For every day spent without the Book of Abraham the Mage, they age one year, their magic becoming weaker and their bodies more frail. For Flamel, the Prophecy is becoming more and more clear.

    Robert says: "recommended though narrator was switched"
    "great book"
    Overall

    great book, very good narration, never gets boring, very creative author, its a teen book but i am in my 30's and i enjoyed it just fine.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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