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bob

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  • The Hobbit (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (220)

    The radio dramatisation of The Hobbit became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1968 and it continues to delight today. Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest, and a dramatic climax.

    Mary says: "Takes a little getting used to"
    "Good but Not the Best Either"
    Overall

    It good but I thought the actors and there editing was rather poor. I heard LOTR from the BBC before listing to this one. The actors in LOTR came across clear and easy to hear. In the Hobbit's case, they talked over each other and it was hard to clearly understand what is said. I think this version is good but it could have been a lot better.

    0 of 0 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
    (5260)
    Performance
    (4454)
    Story
    (4450)

    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"
    "Good but Not the Same"
    Overall

    Ghost Story is good continuation of the Dresden Files. However, it does feel like one of the weaker stories in the series. I can't say the ending or the story was that full of a surprise to me but the very end of the book does excite me for the next book in the series.

    I feel the biggest let down is the switch to John Glover as reader. James Marsters has be the reader for 13 books when you include the short stories. The way he reads the story and the way he presents Dresden is now linked so much to the audiobook book series. As audiobook listener of the series John Glover can't deliver what I expect from the the audiobook. The switch would be similar to a new writer stepping in to replace Jim Butcher. No matter the talent of the replacement they change is clear and desecrating to the story. John Glover does a great reading but it feels like a different story then the one I've listened to for so long.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: The Rising Night

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Scott Handcock
    • Narrated By Michelle Ryan
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    When Harry Winter goes out collecting rocks to repair the wall around his father's farm, he makes a fatal mistake. He disturbs Lucifer's Tombstone, and awakens something demonic and dreadful... The TARDIS arrives in the 18th Century village of Thornton Rising in the Yorkshire Moors - a village cut off from the world by an all-consuming darkness, where the sun has not risen for three weeks.

    bob says: "Less than interesting story"
    "Less than interesting story"
    Overall

    Michelle Ryan reads it well but the story isn't as interesting as I had hoped. Not as gripping as some other Doctor Who stories on Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated By Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    Overall
    (745)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (353)

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    Erin says: "Dramitization"
    "Best Version"
    Overall

    I think this is the best LOTR version out there. They did a pretty good job with keeping to most of the story. The Actors made it a joy to listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Called: Mercy Thompson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3957)
    Performance
    (2521)
    Story
    (2526)

    Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

    Susan says: "I love this series.."
    "It Sucked Me In"
    Overall

    Not something I would normally read but Audible suggested during a sale s I gave it a chance. DAM YOU AUDIBLE! When I finally got around to listening, I some how got sucked into it and was buying the series without my credits. I think the books are geared more to women than heterosexual men I have no problem saying I loved them. I always want to say Lorelei King deserves a lot of credit for making this a good book to listen too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • River Marked: Mercy Thompson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2540)
    Performance
    (1773)
    Story
    (1773)

    Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

    Yuriko says: "Love it"
    "Really Enjoyed It"
    Overall

    My title says it all for me. The story is really good and read well. Having got sucked into this series, it was a nice to have a location change and to have a First Nation aspect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cry Wolf

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Patricia Briggs
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1815)
    Performance
    (1222)
    Story
    (1223)

    Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack...and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member - and as his mate.

    Teleasa says: "WOW!!"
    "Good Story"
    Overall

    You may want to get the novella from Amazon that takes place just before the story starts. It's not completely necessary but it adds a lot to the story I think. The read is good but I did find his Charlies voice to be a little annoying by the end of the book. The story is strong very entertaining. I found it hard to stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Colorado Kid: A Hard Case Crime Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Jeffrey DeMunn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (630)
    Performance
    (235)
    Story
    (237)

    No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself.

    Dammschippee says: "Gotcha!"
    "Good Book, Bad Audiobook"
    Overall

    I use my audiobooks to help get through the bored of work. Listening to the reader do old men voices the whole time was a boring chore. The story is great and an interesting way to tell a story. I thought it would give me insight in the SyFy show Haven, but it has nothing to do with the show. I would read the book not listen to this reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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