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Jade

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  • Equal Rites: Discworld #3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Celia Imrie
    Overall
    (1306)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (620)

    Lisa L. Hilton says: "Lots of fun"
    "Very Interesting!"
    Overall

    Although the beginning dragged a bit, the story got very fascinating. And I do think that the female reader was very fitting, had to get used to a different voice, but it grows on you. Although Nigel Planer read most of the discworld series, Ms. Imrie did a fine job. Humans are creatures of habit and tend to resist change, but her voice was a nice change, inspite of most reviewers negative comments.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Reaper Man: Discworld #11

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
    (969)
    Performance
    (448)
    Story
    (453)

    Edmund says: "The most moving of the series"
    "Not Grim!"
    Overall

    This is not a sad book, sorry to say. As always, the narration is stellar, entertaining. A must for a Terry Pratchett collection. Definitely worth the book credit or $$$.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Hogfather: Discworld #20

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
    (827)
    Performance
    (395)
    Story
    (401)

    "Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than Oz," says Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. "Truly original. Pratchett creates a brilliant excess of delectable detail!" Hogfather is a Discworld Christmas tale - not to be missed! Browse more novels of Discworld.

    W. S. says: "Sure cure for December blues"
    "Santa Who?"
    Overall

    Hogfather brings tears of joy all year round. The story crosses all ages and religions, will have you smiling from ear to ear and give you a stomachache from excessive laughter!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18328)
    Performance
    (12465)
    Story
    (12362)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Ready, set, go!"
    Overall

    This book started my Gabaldon addiction. I recommend only the unabridged version and Audible certainly did a great job. Don't let the lenght discourage you. It is very witty and well written. More please!!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Voyager

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8706)
    Performance
    (5839)
    Story
    (5817)

    Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

    A User says: "7 Stars!! Brilliant!!"
    "Worth every minute!"
    Overall

    I was reluctant to start this book due to the lenght of over 40 hours. Warning to all, you'd want to listen to the whole saga. Very entertaining, that hours go by and you wish there's even more. Unabridged is definitely the best version.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (174)

    For the handful of scattered Jedi, survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy somehow, someday reclaimed. Yet more important still is the well-being of the twin infants, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the children of Anakin and his doomed bride, Padme Amidala. Separated after Padme's death, they must be made safe at all costs, lest the hope they represent for the future be turned to horror by the new Sith regime, and the unspeakable power of the dark side.

    Mark says: "The Force Lives!"
    "It's about time!!!"
    Overall

    For years, I yearned for Star Wars audio to be added to Audible and noticed that finally, they are. The narrator is clear and conscise; sound effects are as always, "Lucas approved perfection" and James Luceno has written another great addition to the saga. For those listeners who are not avid Star Wars readers, this book is a great listen. However, people like me who have read just about every book, the abridged addition is a bit of a disappointment. The numerous characters, weapons and "other stuff" in this book can be confusing to some, since there are many but it is a definite must listen especially with the cool sound effects.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Match Me If You Can: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2286)
    Performance
    (940)
    Story
    (953)

    Annabelle is tired of being the lone failure in a family of overachievers. She's endured dead-end jobs and a broken engagement. But that's going to change now that she's taken over her late grandmother's matchmaking business. All Annabelle has to do is land the Windy City's hottest bachelor as her client, and she'll be the most sought-after matchmaker in town.

    Daniela says: "Guilty Pleasure"
    "Stellar Plot!"
    Overall

    The characters are well developed; and as the story goes, just when you think you can predict the outcome, surprise, suspense, sadness and comedy will reel you in.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Deathstalker Rebellion Collection: Episodes 1-5

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Richard Rohan, Terence Aselford, Colleen Delany, and others
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Only Owen Deathstalker, outlawed, with a price on his head and a mighty warrior lineage in his veins, had the courage to take up sword and energy gun against Queen Lionstone XIV. Now as he gathers his unlikely force, the legendary washed-up hero Jack Random, the beautiful pirate Hazel d'Arc, the original Deathstalker long since presumed dead, and the alien Hadenmen, the eyes of the downtrodden are upon him...while the freedom of a galaxy awaits.

    Jade says: "Not just for men!"
    "Not just for men!"
    Overall

    Although this is practically hardcore sci-fi, it's also romance and comedy at its best. It's no Danielle Steele or Nora Roberts, but instead has very strong female characters and interesting men. Ladies, I suggest that you give this listen a try, you won't regret it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Monstrous Regiment: Discworld #31

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1010)
    Performance
    (494)
    Story
    (498)

    War has come to Discworld...again. And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, insufferably arrogant, strictly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its ability to beat up on its neighbors. This time, however, it's Borogravia that's getting its long-overdue comeuppance, which has left the country severely drained of young men.

    omahonycm says: "Who's who?"
    "Monstrously Funny!"
    Overall

    There aren't as many female characters in Terry Pratchett's writing, but the stories where there are, such as this one, are very refreshing and never fails to entertain. Whether I'm driving or in the house, I can't help but laugh, to the point that people think I've got good "prescriptions". Well, I do. It's called Terry Pratchett in Audible.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Noel Riley Fitch
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    Her name is synonymous with the art of cooking. Yet few know the richly varied private life of the legendary Julia Child. Go beyond the kitchen to discover a truly American icon in Appetite for Life.

    Jane Mcdowell says: "More than I wanted to know"
    "Inspirations from a legend."
    Overall

    Yes, this audio book is long. But how can anyone possibly abridge the life of this legend? She's my hero, a person who was an independent female before the word feminist was coined. This audio is the kind you would listen to in segments over a few months and maybe come back to listen to over the years. It is very detailed and long, but she's had a very interesting and long life. To anyone she's inspired, famous or not, this barely touches the phenomenon we've known as Julia Child. It's worth listening to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Flinx's Folly: A Pip and Flinx Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (76)

    New York Times best-selling author Alan Dean Foster delivers the eagerly awaited new Pip and Flinx novel featuring a certain twenty-four-year-old with red hair, growing powers, and a loyal sidekick who just happens to be a flying mini-dragon. Sure to delight longtime fans and win new ones, Flinx's Folly follows Flinx on a thrilling quest to unravel the mysteries of his mind and body. It is a quest that forces him to confront a horror almost beyond human comprehension.

    Jade says: "More Pip & Flinx please!!!"
    "More Pip & Flinx please!!!"
    Overall

    After listening to this audio book, I got hooked on the whole series. It doesn't matter if you've read any of the wonderful Pip & Flinx books, this audio will click. It fills you in on the characters in general, although it made more sense after I read a couple of the books. Either way, I've enjoyed listening to this audio book several times and definitely recommend it.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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