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  • Don Quixote

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Miguel de Cervantes, Tobias Smollett (translator)
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield

    Don Quixote, the world's first novel and by far the best-known book in Spanish literature, was originally intended by Cervantes as a satire on traditional popular ballads, yet he also parodied the romances of chivalry. By happy coincidence he produced one of the most entertaining adventure stories of all time and, in Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, two of the greatest characters in fiction.

    James says: "Excellent"

    It's a classic, it's considered the meca of literature, it's genious, but if you just want a mortal's opinion:it's long, it's sad, repetitive (Mock the old man, laugh at the old man, beat the old man. Laugh again) and cruel (because of course DQ is adorable and it's not fun to have him mocked all the time). I suppose it's a must if you want to have any kind of culture, but I am glad I was washing/painting/driving while getting my culture and not just reading it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadow in the North: Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser

    The year is 1878, and Sally Lockhart has started her own financial consulting business. When a client loses a fortune in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally is determined to find out why. But as she comes closer to learning the identity of the firm's elusive owner, she discovers that her questions are far from simple...and that the answers could cost her her life.

    Jody says: "A great story, but part of the plot is missing!"
    "A bit too grim"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Shadow in the North to be better than the print version?

    I love the story, but I feel Pullman is a bit too realistic when putting his characters through life's tragedies which would be fine if from time to time there were also happy unrealistic endings. I guess you love the characters so much it really is a bit disappointing when they don't ride happily into the sunset. When the story was getting a bit too grim for my taste it was definitely the narrator with his voice and pace that kept me hooked.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shadow in the North?

    Sally and Frederick's Love scene

    Which character – as performed by Anton Lesser – was your favorite?

    He does a perfect job for every character

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The death of the dog made me cry

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wizard of London: Elemental Masters

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Michelle Ford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Isabelle Benson has learned that an Elemental Master is behind the attempts on her students' lives-and the would-be murderer is someone very close to her former flame, the "Wizard of London".

    CatBookMom says: "Pleasant but...."
    "A lot better now that it's complete"

    Wonderful fun. . . Now that audible has kindly given me the last chapter missing on my first version. I was specially happy my complaint was address and a solution found.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Ruler of the Realm: The Faerie Wars Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Herbie Brennan
    • Narrated By James Daniel Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    It is Henry's third visit to the Faerie Realm, but this time in a rather different guise and to a rather different kind of place. Holly Blue is Queen and Lord Hairstreak appears to be proposing a truce between the Faeries of the Night and the Faeries of the Light. Meanwhile, Prince Pyrgus has stumbled across some mysterious crystal flowers with an apparently formidable secret weapon, and there are rumours of a demon invasion led by Beleth, the Prince of Darkness.

    Theblackersheep says: "Difficult to Judge"
    "Good but..."

    it was annoying that they changed the narrator. Gerard Doyle is the best, and had already done the first two books. In this last one the new narrator changes the names with a different name of pronouncing them. Quite annoying

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Delightful and Enjoyable"

    It is a wonderful book. I have heard it 4 times and love it. Yes it's true it's a mixture or Lord of the Rings, Dunes, Star Wars and other fantasy classics, but beautifully done. Elves, Dragons, Dawrfs are not a new idea, but Paolini makes a wonderful mixture and a brilliant story. I was terribly offended by the movie and hope people don't judge the story by the movie. Read/listen to it. It's worth it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    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"
    "too much detailed violence"

    In my family we have a saying "... and then the dog pissed on him" which in this case means I thought the violence Jamie is subjected to is too much. I am temped with the sequel, but am afraid to find yet more violence and that "the dog did indeed piss on him". Somethings are too horrible to even read about for me personally, yet, the Jamie's tragedies seem to be most of the plot to a point where they get boring. Other than that, the story could be quite enjoyable.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alanna, The First Adventure: Song of the Lioness, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Trini Alvarado
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Alanna of Trebond is no ordinary girl: her dream is to become a knight. So she disguises herself as a boy and begins training at the palace of King Roald. Alanna quickly finds out that the road to knighthood is not an easy one, but her skills and stubborness help her become friends with Prince Jonathan and his followers. At the same time, Alanna makes an enemy of the prince's uncle, the overly charming Duke Roger.

    Hallie says: "my favorite"
    "very enjoyable"

    Great for lovers of mafic and fantasy, not just kids

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rush Hour French

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Howard Beckerman
    • Narrated By Howard Beckerman

    Sing your way to a new language, anytime, anywhere! The new enhanced edition of Rush Hour French includes two audio programs, a bonus music-only version of favorite Rush Hour songs, and a free downloadable word game (see for link). Original music and catchy songs help you remember everyday words, phrases, and sentences, and the exciting storyline keeps you involved. Fun to use alone or with your family!

    Alison says: "Wonderfully mad!"

    It's very dynamic, fun and easy, because you don't get bored (as in other programs where one repeats tediously). I wish there were sequel for higher levels.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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