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  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11637)
    Performance
    (10457)
    Story
    (10550)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Cidney says: "I Guess Dan Brown Never Read “Children of Men”..."
    "It does make one think"
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    Where does Inferno rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I liked the book, partly because it tweaks on a feeling I have been having for a while. It's a little shrill, but thought provoking.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (703)
    Performance
    (667)
    Story
    (665)

    A knight of Cygnar follows a strict moral code. His integrity is beyond reproach. He holds himself to the highest standards whether dealing with friend or foe. And he values honor above all. The year is 606 AR, and Cygnar has been sorely pressed by its enemies both at home and abroad. In Caspia, the conflict with the Protectorate is about to erupt into full war with the looming invasion of Sul. The Cygnaran military is desperate for soldiers with the skill, strength, and bravery to take up the devastating galvanic weaponry of the new Storm Division.

    Karen says: "More Madigan's Malcontents!"
    "ehh..."
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    It was okay, but not enough for me to want to read the next
    (or listen to) the next book in the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Royal Exile: Book One of the Valisar Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Fiona McIntosh
    • Narrated By James Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    From out of the East they came, riding like a merciless plague - destroying kingdom after kingdom and the sovereigns who had previously mocked the warlord Loethar and his barbarian horde. Now only one land remains unconquered... the largest, richest, and most powerful realm of the Denova Set: Penraven. > The Valisar royals of Penraven face certain death, for the savage tyrant Loethar covets what they alone possess: the fabled Valisar Enchantment....

    A. Christiano says: "Poorly Written Female Characters"
    "game of thrones, pg13"
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    I thought the story was fun to listen to. The characters have depth. It seems like it's a pg-13 Game of Thrones knock off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (5318)
    Performance
    (4575)
    Story
    (4555)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Alice says: "Happy addition to a difficult genre"
    "Light hearted fun"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a fun romp if you like period pieces like Wooster an Jeeves. I had to get used to the accent, but then it was easy (and enjoyable). To follow


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

    Interesting accent makes the story come alove


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unstuff Your Life: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Andrew J. Mellen
    • Narrated By Andrew J. Mellen
    Overall
    (1407)
    Performance
    (1171)
    Story
    (1142)

    Arguably the most organized man in America, Andrew J. Mellen has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for a client list that includes attorneys, filmmakers, and even psychologists. With Unstuff Your Life! he puts his powerful program in the hands of his widest audience yet.

    Angela says: "My lightbulb moment"
    "This is better with the book in front of you"
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    What made the experience of listening to Unstuff Your Life the most enjoyable?

    I like the book, but I cannot really complete it, since it requires me to read long lists. Not having the book in front me is rather frustrating, since I would like to finish it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Luminaries

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1227)
    Performance
    (1061)
    Story
    (1080)

    It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

    Mel says: "Not So Luminous"
    "Fun look at the historical New Zealand"
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    What did you like best about The Luminaries? What did you like least?

    I liked the book. I got it on a whim and had fun listening to it. (Weirdly, it seemed to want to end in a hurry with a "happily ever after" cliche.


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

    I liked Mark's accents. I have no idea if they are accurate, but they are fun.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Once and Future King

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By T. H. White
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
    Overall
    (1594)
    Performance
    (1339)
    Story
    (1341)

    The complete "box set" of T. H. White's epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: "The Sword in the Stone", "The Witch in the Wood", "The Ill-Made Knight", "The Candle in the Wind", and "The Book of Merlyn".

    Bookoholics Anon says: "Fabulous reading, epic story and a new chapter!"
    "Liked the first "book" of the compendium"
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    What did you love best about The Once and Future King?

    The first book was the Disney movie we have all come to know and love. The further you went into the stories, the more political it became. That part was not my cup of tea.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skinwalker: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Faith Hunter
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3438)
    Performance
    (2947)
    Story
    (2953)

    Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

    Mobilis says: "How refreshing"
    "Overall, okay"
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    Would you try another book from Faith Hunter and/or Khristine Hvam?

    It is an okay book on a long drive. I was a little put off by the non-sexy sex parts. (Looking askance, admiring the way a man looks or is looking at the main character...)


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    less steamy looks, more character development


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (9209)
    Performance
    (8303)
    Story
    (8320)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Nice little story"
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    If you could sum up The Cuckoo's Calling in three words, what would they be?

    Has a sympathetic damaged hero out to find the truth -- even though he thinks he knows the truth before the investigation starts. Nice mystery to curl up with by the fire.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cuckoo's Calling?

    My favorite places involved the inconvenience of an artificial limb.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14110)
    Performance
    (10751)
    Story
    (10760)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Film Noir Meets Magic"
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    What did you love best about Storm Front?

    It had the feel of a gritty "film noir" story. Some of the magic was a little convenient, but most of the limitations were fun to contemplate. Kind of an "Oh, yeah. That makes sense."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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