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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 174,835
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 163,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163,075

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-18

I'm not a gamer, so I wasn't sure this book would be a fit. But it's so well written that I loved the whole thing.

Will Wheaton is one of my favorite narrators, and he did his usual wonderful job with this book.

I definitely recommend it to anyone of any age with a sense of adventure.

  • The Friend

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben. She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma’s a kindred spirit - someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can’t shake the feeling that she’s made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good psychological suspense

  • By Candice on 03-25-18

Intense

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-18

It's now 3 A.M. and I just finished this book. I simply couldn't stop listening to it. I wish I could give it more than five stars.
'The Friend' is an exercise in contradictions... love and hate, friendship and enmity, truth and less, trust and dear... all blending together until the inevitable explosion.
The characters were very well written and got into my head and heart. The ending was something I didn't expect, but was perfect.
The narration was very well done, you could hear the emotions in each character.
I'll definitely be looking for more from this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fifth Doll

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 802

Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She's diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life. Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls - one for every villager.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and Unexpected

  • By B.A. Wilson on 12-30-17

Unique

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-18

I enjoyed this story. It was unique and interesting. A story of magic used for good? For evil? Both? It is a story of discovery. Are we truly who we appear to be? Are we the secrets we keep hidden inside ourselves? Do we even know ourselves?
Angela Dawe did a wonderful job narrating this
I'll be listening to more stories by this author.

  • The Fire Seekers

  • The Babel Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Richard Farr
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

An undeciphered language in Crete. A rash of mysterious disappearances, from Bolivia to Japan. An ancient warning at the ruins of Babel. And a new spiritual leader, who claims that human history as we understand it is about to come to an end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Lynnette on 02-03-18

Great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-18

The story is unique and interesting. I'm always looking for something new and this certainly filled that bill.
I was blown away by the narration. The characters come from all over the world, and the accents for them are all done perfectly.
I've already downloaded the next book in the trilogy, and pre-ordered the final book.
I'd highly recommend this book to anyone of any age looking for something new and interesting.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  • If You Find Me

  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,373

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever listened to!

  • By Diane on 05-11-13

Wonderful!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-18

From the first word I was completely hooked. I couldn't stop listening to it. The story is wonderfully written and the narration is perfect.

  • Liar

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,440
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,423

How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By TC on 07-03-17

Wow!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-18

This book was insane, a story about a grandmother determined to protect her family. The personal issues she's going through (menopause, for example) make everything more difficult.

The narrator did a wonderful job with this book. It's clear who's speaking at all times. The book is written in different POVs, and if I have any complaint at all it would be that it's Judy's POV at least 75% of the time.

Spoiler alert: The ending to this book caught me completely off guard. I didn't see it coming until it reached out and grabbed me by the throat.

This is definitely a book worth reading (listening to) and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  • The Darkest Minds

  • Darkest Minds, Book 1
  • By: Alexandra Bracken
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532

When Ruby woke up on her 10th birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, I really enjoyed this thrilling book

  • By Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies on 08-06-13

Wow!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-18

Totally great! This isn't just another "coming of age story." It's different, with a lot of twists and turns. I've already gotten the next book in the series and can't wait to start it.
Amy McFadden does a wonderful job. Each character has his/her unique voice.
I highly recommend this book for teens and adults as well.

  • Alice

  • By: Christina Henry
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798

In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls that echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn't remember why she's in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb writing and narration

  • By Jennifer Wadsworth on 08-27-16

A different twist

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-18

I've read several takes on the story of Alice in Wonderland, but this one was unique. it was unpredictable. It has a lot of adventure and is somewhat of a love story as well
I feel a warning should be given which will not spoil the story... this is NOT a book for children. There are parts in which both death and sex are dealt with graphically.
I enjoyed the book very much and will be starting on the sequel soon. It's definitely worth a listen!

  • Strange Weather

  • Four Novellas
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Joe Hill, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,822

A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Brilliant Work.

  • By Lew on 11-08-17

Wonderful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

I thought when I started the book, that I would talk about which story had been my favorite. But I can't do that. It's like apples and oranges. Each story is unique. It would be easy to think there were four different authors, each of them I could easily become a fan of. Since they're all from Joe Hill, who I've been a fan of for ages, it means I don't have to decide.
This book was great to listen to. All four stories are wonderful.
Enjoy!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Song of Susannah

  • The Dark Tower VI
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,043

The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kool-Ade, Drunk.

  • By Grant on 05-29-13

Awesome!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-17

I loved the story, as I knew I would. I'm starting the next one as soon as I finish writing this. There are so many questions still unanswered!
I also really enjoyed the "journal" but I won't say much more on that so people reading this review can be as shocked as I was. I only say it's definitely worth listening to.