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CaraBen

Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.

Lincoln, NE | Member Since 2011

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  • The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson, Book 4: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2036)
    Performance
    (1077)
    Story
    (1098)

    Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.

    Felicity says: "The best of Percy Jackson series."
    "another great story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson, Book 4 to be better than the print version?

    I would not only because I am more found of my rendition but Jesse did a great job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By Stephen Colbert
    • Narrated By Tom Hanks, Stephen Colbert
    Overall
    (644)
    Performance
    (575)
    Story
    (553)

    The story of a pole, searching for his purpose in life. "The perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation. Also Father's Day. Also, other times."
    —Stephen Colbert

    Phillip says: "It might be inspirational."
    "Stephen and Tom Hanks.... What more do you need?"
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    If you could sum up I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious, awesome. short


    What did you like best about this story?

    The banter with Tom and Stephen.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert (introduction) – was your favorite?

    Stephen Colbert of course


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I would like to see a 4 min book turned into a movie... That could be fun.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killers of the Dawn: Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren, 9

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    The hunters have become the hunted. Outnumbered, outsmarted, and desperate, the hunters are on the run, pursued by the vampaneze, the police, and an angry mob. With their enemies clamoring for blood, the vampires prepare for a deadly battle. Is this the end for Darren and his allies? This third and final installment in the Hunters trilogy finds Darren and his friends facing their longest night and most testing challenge yet.

    CaraBen says: "Another great story"
    "Another great story"
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    What did you love best about Killers of the Dawn?

    The twist, the fights the bringing everything together to create a great story that beggs you wanting more.


    What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?

    Ralph does a great job with this collection and I can see no one better for the job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would love to listen to all 12 in one setting some day.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Allies of the Night: Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Darren Shan, Vampire Prince and "vampaneze" killer, faces his worst nightmare yet - school. But homework is the least of Darren's problems. Bodies are piling up, time is running out, and the past is catching up with the hunters fast. Darren must forge new alliances and try to unravel the mystery behind the malevolent forces that have been set in motion against him. In this second part of the Hunters trilogy, the stakes are raised and the pace quickens to keep listeners on the edge of their seats.

    CaraBen says: "Holy twist batman"
    "Holy twist batman"
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    Would you listen to Allies of the Night again? Why?

    Of course I would it was a great story


    Any additional comments?

    Ralph does a great job at telling the story and the story is well written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vampire Prince: Cirque Du Freak #6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Branded a traitor, betrayed by a friend, hunted by the vampire clan - Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, faces certain death. And even if he survives Vampire Mountain, an all-out catastrophe is headed his way that threatens the entire vampire clan. Can Darren reverse the odds and outwit a vampire prince? Can he avert the coming calamity? Darren's initiation on Vampire Mountain draws to a stunning, bloody conclusion in this sixth book of the Cirque du Freak series.

    Katherine says: "Intense and emotional"
    "The Vampire prince"
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    Would you listen to The Vampire Prince again? Why?

    Yes I would, the entire series is great


    What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?

    He makes this book and is a great reader.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could defiantly listen to this all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the main character coming into his own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hunters of the Dusk: Cirque du Freak, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    After six years of living in Vampire Mountain, Darren Shan,the Vampire Prince, leaves on a life-and-death mission. As part of an elite force, Darren searches the world for the Vampaneze Lord, who is determined to lead his forces to victory against the vampires. But the road ahead is long and dangerous - and lined with the bodies of the damned. Hunters of the Dusk is the start of an action-packed, three-part Darren Shan adventure, a tale of quests, friendship, treachery, despair, and bloodshed....

    CaraBen says: "The hunt is on."
    "The hunt is on."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because it is a great book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The hunt was a on and it really brought the story forward.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Toward the ending the twist and change in the hunt changes much of the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 mins)
    • By Clement Clarke Moore
    • Narrated By George Takei
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (126)

    What better way to celebrate the season, and all things Audible, than with the Audible.com 2013 Audio Holiday Card. "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" is one of our holiday favorites - and who better to bring this classic to life than the brilliant George Takei. We’re thrilled to offer this holiday treat FREE for a limited time. Wishing you a Happy Holidays from the team at Audible.com - Oh My!

    Dave says: "Santa isn't White or Black - He's George Takei!!!"
    "Love the story and George"
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    What made the experience of listening to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas the most enjoyable?

    It is one of my all time favorite books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    George does a great job as always but IDK if he was the perfect fit for it, that could be just me but oh well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    you kinda have too.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trials of Death: Cirque Du Freak, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    The trials: There are seventeen ways to die unless the luck of the vampire is with you. Darren Shan must pass five of these fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan - or face the stakes of the Hall of Death. But Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister, potent forces are gathering in the darkness. In this nightmarish world of bloodshed and betrayal, death may be a blessing.

    Katherine says: "Make sure you've got the next book!"
    "One of the best of the series"
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    Would you listen to Trials of Death again? Why?

    This is where action and becoming a true vampire comes in. so yes I would read it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Trials of Death?

    Every trial is memorable but the fire one is the most.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Darren becoming and understanding what it is to be a vampire.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant: The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    The nightmare continues for the new vampire's assistant in the second installment of the New York Times best-selling Saga of Darren Shan.

    Darren Shan was just an ordinary schoolboy until his visit to the Cirque du Freak. Now, as he struggles with his new life as a vampire's assistant, he tries desperately to resist the one temptation that sickens him, the one thing that can keep him alive. But destiny is calling. The Wolf Man is waiting.

    Katherine says: "Tense, exciting, gross"
    "Story is ok but is a much needed one"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes it is a great series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The whole book is a scene. Not the greatest mind you but a very needed one for development of Darren.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Demigod Files

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (194)

    How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What's the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.

    Jimmy says: "Riordan throws us a few scraps from his table"
    "missing stories revealed"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about Percy Jackson & The Olympians?

    The story of Bob


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    bob because he is awesome


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Bob the friendly amnesia Titan hear to sweep up evil


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vampire Mountain: Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Darren has settled into life as a vampire's assistant and feels at home in the Cirque du Freak. But now he must leave the freak show and his friends behind. With Mr. Crepsley as a traveling companion, he embarks on a dangerous trek to the very heart of the vampire world. But they face more than the cold on Vampire Mountain - the vampaneze have been there before them. Will a meeting with the Vampire Princes restore Darren's human side or turn him further toward the darkness? Only one thing is certain: Darren's initiation into the vampire clan is more deadly than he can ever have imagined.

    CaraBen says: "The journey"
    "The journey"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Vampire Mountain?

    This shows you the intricacies of the vampires and how they live


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would every time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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