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Grace

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  • Doctor Who: The Runaway Train

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Oli Smith
    • Narrated By Matt Smith
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (122)

    Arriving on Earth in the midst of the American Civil War, the Doctor and Amy must get a posse together to help them retrieve an alien artifact that has fallen into the clutches of the Confederate Army.The terraforming device belongs to the Cei, a race of invaders who plan to use it to turn the planet into a new home world. But neither the Army nor the aliens are keen to let the Doctor and his gang interfere with their plans, and they give chase across the Wild West.

    David says: "New adventures of the 11th doctor voiced by cast!"
    "Eh."
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    This was a boring and unimaginative story that failed to make good use of its setting (the American Civil War) or of the relationship between the Doctor and Amy. I thought it was unimaginative and boring. Matt Smith's narration is the only thing that saved it for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Edwin A. Abbott
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    The story is about a two-dimensional world referred to as Flatland. All existence is limited to length and breadth in Flatland, its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. The amiable narrator, A Square, provides an overview of this fantastic world---its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs, and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredulous Flatlander to Spaceland, a land of three dimensions, his worldview is forever shattered.

    Linda B says: "Can you really imagine the 4th or 5th dimension?"
    "Intriguing"
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    This quick listen was an intriguing story. It made a train ride between Albany and New York City fly by.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MaddAddam: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, Robbie Daymond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (608)

    Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating fever, so it's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator.

    Tery says: "dystopian heaven"
    "Compelling End to a Beloved Trilogy"
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    I patiently waited for Margaret Atwood's final installment in the MaddAddam trilogy. It was compelling. It wrapped up the story without feeling like it was contrived, wrapped up with a bow just to get the story over. I highly recommend the entire trilogy, especially for those willing to listen to it. The various narrators are superb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (295)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (274)

    Narrator Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) presents an uncanny performance of Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

    Nancy says: "A great listen"
    "Dan Stevens is the perfect narrator for this story"
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    Dan Stevens' narration of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was superb. I'm actually kind of glad that I hadn't read it before listening to the audiobook because this was definitely the way to experience Frankenstein for the first time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: Day of the Cockroach

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Steve Lyons
    • Narrated By Arthur Darvill
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    Arthur Darvill reads this exclusive audio adventure featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory. The TARDIS materialises in a pitch-dark tunnel, where the Doctor, Amy and Rory stumble on the dead body of a soldier. Questioned by his superior officer, Colonel Bowe, they learn that they're inside a British nuclear bunker, in the middle of an atomic war - in 1982. Amy and Rory weren't even born then, but they know the bomb didn't drop that year, and so does the Doctor.

    Nappers says: "Pure excellence"
    "Rory Williams can read to me all day long"
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    It's good to know that I can still get new Who with the Ponds via audiobook. It's an added bonus when Arthur Darvill, a la Rory Williams, reads the adventure. He knows the characters so well; he can really make them come alive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2115)
    Performance
    (1958)
    Story
    (1948)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    Thug4life says: "Great for family car ride"
    "A magical performance of a beloved childhood story"
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    Anne Hathaway's performance of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was simply delightful. Her melodic tone and range of voices for the various characters made the words come alive in a way that reading the text to yourself can't. I found it to be a refreshing way to revisit an old favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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