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  • An Apple for the Creature

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris (editor), Toni L. P. Kelner (editor)
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    What could be scarier than the first day of school? How about a crash course in the paranormal from Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, editors of Home Improvement: Undead Edition? Your worst school nightmares - taking that math test you never studied for, finding yourself naked in school assembly, not knowing which door to enter - will pale in comparison to these 13 original stories that take academic anxiety to whole new realms.

    Edward says: "Another good collection from charlaine Harris"
    "Wait...Before you buy."
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    Story

    All the stories are available in other anthologies. If this is your first collection of short stories, then have at thee...good listens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Belgarath the Sorcerer

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
    • Narrated By J. P. Linton
    Overall
    (594)
    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (421)

    When the world was young and Gods still walked among their mortal children, a headstrong orphan boy set out to explore the world. Thus began the extraordinary adventures that would mold that youthful vagabond into a man, and the man into the finely honed instrument of Prophecy known to all the world as Belgarath the Sorcerer.

    Seth H. Wilson says: "Great book; dreadful narration"
    "Redo this...it needs better narration."
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    Good Story. I have the book and have read it twice. This narration needs, NEEDS to be redone. Throw this version away...redo it, because...well...not every sentence, conversation etc. should end in a question, and the characters...enough said. The story was boring, and needs a redo.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1774)
    Performance
    (1104)
    Story
    (1106)

    In 1914, a spirited American girl named Mary Russell meets a retired Sherlock Holmes in the English countryside. Instantly realizing that Mary is gifted with astonishing deductive powers, the Great Detective emerges from retirement to join her as she tracks down a fiendish assassin.

    Yuriko says: "Wow"
    "Great start for a series"
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    Performance
    Story

    Great start to a series..Jenny,'s excellent narration is a pleasure to listen to as the story progressed. I heartily recommend this marvelous work of fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Gold: A Novel from the NUMA Files

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By David Purdham
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    Kurt Austin and his crew are back to slake their thirst for action as they attempt to drown an eco-extortionist's plan to control the world's freshwater supply. From deep within the Venezuelan rain forest emanates the legend of a white goddess and a mysterious tribe with startling technical accomplishments. Few believe the tribe exists, and even fewer suspect its deity can change the course of history.

    W. C. Staub says: "Abridged Under Troubled Waters"
    "A Fine Adventure"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a great story that i have listened to a number of times. A fine listen on trips.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6984)
    Performance
    (6170)
    Story
    (6165)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Ronn says: "'Men In Black' with a conservative undertone"
    "Monster Hunter HooUgh"
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    What made the experience of listening to Monster Hunter International the most enjoyable?

    Great story, original and fresh.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Monster Hunter International?

    Most memorable was on top of the pyramid and...not spoiling.


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

    I would not have read it because of time...I listen as I drive.


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

    couln't stop.


    Any additional comments?

    More...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vampires: The Recent Undead

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and others
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Jonathan Davis, Khristine Hvam, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (95)

    The undead are more alive today than ever. Immortal? Indeed! Nothing has sunk its teeth into 21st century popular culture as pervasively as the vampire. The fangsters have the freedom to fly across all genres and all mediums - there''s even apps for vamps. Whether roaming into romance, haunting horror, sneaking into science fiction, capering into humor, meandering through mystery - no icon is more versatile than the vampire.

    Maureen says: "Don't waste your time or credit on this mess!"
    "Not Bad"
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    Where does Vampires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This ranks about the middle. the book is not as bad as some i have read. these ARE short stories.


    Any additional comments?

    It takes all types of authors to make a story....

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Harpist in The Wind: Riddle-Master Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia A. McKillip
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (86)

    In the midst of conflict and unrest the Prince of Hed solves the puzzle of his future when he learns to harp the wind, discovers who the shape changers are, and understands his own relationship to Deth, harpist of the wizard Ohm.

    Jennie says: "Wonderful reading"
    "Awesome story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Harpist in The Wind the most enjoyable?

    In the timeless storyline of mans struggle with change, this story ties the standard with Tolkien. I first read the series in '87, and marveled at the story line then. I discovered it as a audible and quickly bought the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Continous action


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    Well spoken, good pitch,


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

    The same as the trilogy from Doubleday books..."the Stars of Hed"


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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