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  • That Hideous Strength

  • Ransom Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331

In this, the final book in C.S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which includes Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Stephanie on 06-10-07

Evil displayed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-17

A well told story and wonderful performance. Yet I hate the way it goes awry for the good people in Edgestow. So many people given a bum deal just for the idea of progress. Makes you feel the pain of what it might have felt like to be under Nazi control of a high minded sort. If I weren't so disgusted by the story I would probably love it. It makes you want to beat down any so called grand scheme or idea by any type of progressive movement.

  • Prince Caspian

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995

Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are returning to boarding school when they are summoned from the dreary train station (by Susan's own magic horn) to return to the land of Narnia, the land where they had ruled as kings and queens and where their help is desperately needed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lynn Redgrave Surprised Me!

  • By Stephanie L. Thompson on 09-07-14

Experience the better

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

I have experienced this book in many different forms from the pbs movies to the modern movie to a dramatization of the book. The form for which Lewis wrote it is obviously better than all because his mind is not to be compared. I hear and read his thoughts and want to write like he writes and experience like he experienced fantastic worlds, and his child like ways. He was a genius.

  • Poison Sleep

  • A Marla Mason Novel
  • By: T. A. Pratt
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Someone wants Marla Mason dead. Usually that's not news. As chief sorcerer of Felport, someone always wants her dead. But this time she's the target of a renegade assassin who specializes in killing his victims over days, months, or even years. Not to mention a mysterious knife-wielding killer in black who pops up in the most unexpected places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Series is AMAZING!

  • By Stacey on 03-16-10

Less sexual, I like

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

I was put off from the storyline of "Bone Shop" and "Blood Engines" by all the sex and foul language, but this one was much less bothersome, and I liked Genevive a lot. Although I wish you would kill so many good characters, it's annoying. I really liked Ted.

  • Bone Shop

  • A Marla Mason Novel
  • By: T. A. Pratt
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Marla Mason is the chief sorcerer of Felport, a woman who's tangled with gods and monsters and come out on top (if a bit damaged in the process). Bone Shop tells the story of Marla's evolution from runaway to sorcerer's apprentice to mercenary magician and beyond. Fans of the urban fantasy series from Bantam Spectra that began with Blood Engines will find surprising secrets revealed about Marla's past, and new listeners can get to know the character from the very beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top-Shelf Marla (and Pratt)!

  • By Dave on 11-17-11

Jessica Almasy

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-16

Jessica is one of the best audio voice actors I've heard. Her capability to perform female and even male voices surpasses most everyone else I've heard. The story is not my liking mostly, but nonetheless interesting. Though Jessica just has a way of bringing anything to life. Good job, Jessica!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33,266
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,490
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30,435

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “Harreeeeeeeeee”

  • By D.S.G. on 01-06-18

Extra details

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

I like the extra details after watching the movie, and they're surprising in what you think is really going on as portrayed by lack of space by audiovisual limitations.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maude Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Since publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies. Montgomery wrote the novel in the twilight of the day, sitting at her window and overlooking the fields of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator for Anne is a little stiff

  • By Celeste on 04-26-12

Victoria McGee

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

Reviewed: 01-25-16

Victoria is one of the best performers I've heard within the Anne series. She has a wonderfully pleasant voice for the reading of Anne of Green Gables. I think she is the best performer I have from all the Anne book I have. I wish she did more performances for the Anne series. I will always love the story as well. I loved it before ever reading the books because of Megan Follows performance in the movie series. The blessings of a little waif of a girl turned beautiful and smart and loving and open always warms my heart. C'est très magnifique livre.🇨🇦🇫🇷

  • Perelandra

  • Ransom Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551

Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Insightful Look at the Nature of Temptation

  • By Tim on 05-17-05

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 12-16-15

This is the grandest story Lewis ever told. I have never look at masculine and feminine I such a beautiful way.

  • Introducing Postmodernism

  • By: Richard Appignanesi
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32

Postmodernism claims that "modernity", which grew from the Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution and Marxism, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly "contemporary" culture, a virtual world of "hyperreality" containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed "end of history".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Severely Lacking

  • By Jim on 08-29-07

interesting though difficult to understand start

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

Reviewed: 10-29-12

What made the experience of listening to Introducing Postmodernism the most enjoyable?

It is accurate to the confusion your feel when trying to understand postmodernism.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The desire to overcome the phenomenon which is postmodernism.

What about William Roberts’s performance did you like?

sure

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Postmodernism really at the root leaves you feeling less and less human in the end even though there are some very good aspects that have taken place because of the concern for others and there plight.

  • Aquinas for Armchair Theologians

  • By: Timothy M. Renick
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Thomas Aquinas was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Christianity and in Western Civilization. Yet his theological views can seem complex and presume acquaintance with technical philosophical language. Now Renick has produced an attractive and accessible account of Aquinas's thought and life that will make his views clear to non-specialists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good overview of moral issues

  • By David on 05-14-13

I think Timothy is very onesidely biased.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-12

If you could sum up Aquinas for Armchair Theologians in three words, what would they be?

opinionated, one-sided, and false

What could Timothy M. Renick have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He could have not followed the rabbit trail that he liked and stuck to more facts, and not taken the facts to the rabbit trails he wanted.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

There were good facts about what Thomas did, but the conclusions that were brought out from them were off base in their assumptions.

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

no

Any additional comments?

read it if you are not looking for real Christian insight.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Augustine for Armchair Theologians

  • By: Stephen A. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In this book, Stephen Cooper provides an overview of one of the greatest theologians of the early church: Augustine of Hippo. Through the discussing the Confessions, Cooper introduces the life and thought of Augustine and examines his theological views that emerged through the important controversies of his time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralled by learning from Augustine

  • By Douglas on 02-16-12

Enthralled by learning from Augustine

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

Reviewed: 02-16-12

What did you love best about Augustine for Armchair Theologians?

The voice of the reader and the story were entralling.

What did you like best about this story?

The way that his story touches, so close to mine in areas such as spiritual journey.

Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I haven't, so I don't know.

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

No