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  • Harrison Squared

  • By: Daryl Gregory
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 347

Harrison Harrison - H2 to his mom - is a lonely teenager who's been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the "sensitives" who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison, along with his mother, has just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The premise sounded so interesting...

  • By shirley on 03-26-15

Great voice for a Deep One

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

Reviewed: 05-17-15

This was for a younger audience but enjoyable. Excellent voice for a young Deep One.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Dominion

  • By: C. S. Friedman
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1,317

Four hundred years after mankind's arrival on Erna, the undead sorcerer Gerald Tarrant travels north in search of a legend. For it is rumored there is a forest where the fae has become so powerful that it devours all who enter it, and he means to test its power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Warning, vampires within!

  • By Darcy Conroy on 07-27-12

Nothing Special

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

Reviewed: 09-07-14

Perhaps this would be different for readers of the Coldfire trilogy but there was nothing in this story that made me want to look into it.

  • The Lord of the Rings

  • The Return of the King, Volume 2: The End of the Third Age
  • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 143

The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragon, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by orcs, escaped into Fangorn Forest and there encountered the Ents. And all the time the armies of the Dark Lord are massing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Expertly Read

  • By Penny on 08-28-06

No loose threads

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

Reviewed: 09-07-14

The final chapter in the Lord of the Rings saga has a great ending, actually quite a few of them because unlike many books and movies, it goes through each of the characters and story arcs to let you know what has happened and what direction they're not heading. Not overly saccharine but not a big downer either (unless you then go and read what happens to Arwen).

  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,069

They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I was desensitized

  • By Parola138 on 02-19-11

Classic horror

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

Reviewed: 09-02-14

'It' is a Stephen King classic with some significant connections to his Dark Tower saga and often referenced (even if obliquely) in his other works. This is one of the most terrifying books I've ever read though it didn't have the same impact on audio, despite the admirable performance of Steven Weber - a story made up of significant sections of either quiet thought or screaming can't be easy to narrate.

Though not an 'epic', it's a wide-reaching tale covering so many themes including domestic violence/sexual assault, bullying, the nature of fear, manifestations of psychopathy, guilt vs responsibility, the bystander effect on an individual and community scale, and the changing attitude to all of the above within a single generation. As usual for King, not a fun ending but feels more real for all of that, a happy and utterly resolved ending would be out of place in this sort of story.

  • The Return of the King

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 3
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 334

Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inglis sounds like Tolkien!

  • By Catherine on 10-18-05

A ruse so hackneyed

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

Reviewed: 09-02-14

Where does The Lord of the Rings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best, in my top five.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sam, he's funny, humble, loyal to a fault.

Which scene was your favorite?

Making fun of the healers in Gondor for not knowing about Althalas.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not so much moved, but the scene where Gandalf convinces the armies to march on Mordor essentially to distract them from Frodo. This has been copied in so many books, movies and other stories it's hard to count.

  • The Lord of the Rings

  • The Two Towers, Volume 2: The Ring Goes East
  • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 147

Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin, alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen to

  • By Emma on 03-24-15

Quite the run-around

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

Reviewed: 09-01-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Lord of the Rings to be better than the print version?

I appreciate the convenience of audiobooks and the many advantages (mostly that you can continue reading while doing other activities) and in the case of Lord of the Rings in particular having a suitable narrator such as Rob Inglis brings things like the songs alive, but in the end nothing beats a real book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lord of the Rings?

Faramir living up to his name and history by being one of the only beings in all Middle Earth able to resist the call of the Ring. Other than that this feels like a space saver between the real action in the book. Frodo and Sam seems to be pulled, pushed, led and tricked one way and another without ever making any progress, and Aragorn's group seem the same.

What about Rob Inglis’s performance did you like?

He really brings the songs alive, and the portions spoken in Elvish or Entish etc. His voice and accent are absolutely suited to the style of writing so it draws you in quickly even if you're not familiar with Middle Earth.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

... stick with us, the next one will be better, honest.

  • The Two Towers

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 2
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 393

Building on the story begun in The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring, this is the second part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • third book of the series

  • By Catherine on 10-18-05

Ents FTW !!!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's a classic and epic tale that everyone should enjoy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lord of the Rings?

The meeting of Rohan's riders and the remaining members of the 9 Walkers.

Which scene was your favorite?

Every scene with Treebeard, including those being described by Pippin and Merry.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Many sections needed to be listened to in one sitting, but the story overall is far too long for that to be an option.

  • The Lord of the Rings

  • The Fellowship of the Ring, Volume 2: The Ring Goes Forth
  • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 217

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A joyous listen

  • By Jay on 01-05-06

Rivendell and beyond

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

Reviewed: 09-01-14

Where does The Lord of the Rings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Lord of the Rings is one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to, easily in the top five.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lord of the Rings?

The Council of Elrond. Great way to catch readers up on what's been happening elsewhere in Middle Earth without clumsy exposition attempts, and gives a good idea of the cultures (and therefore hypocrisies etc) of the different races.

Which scene was your favorite?

The reunion of Gandalf and Frodo.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

One of the few failings of this book is that it doesn't provoke really strong emotions. The movie was much better at demonstrating the fearful situation in Moria and the tragic loss of Gandalf.

  • The Lord of the Rings

  • The Fellowship of the Ring: The Ring Sets Out
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 682

Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A joy to hear

  • By Jay on 01-05-06

First stage in an epic journey and story

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

Reviewed: 09-01-14

What did you love best about The Lord of the Rings?

The comprehensive world created by JRR Tolkien

What did you like best about this story?

Gandalf's humour, especially in relation to hobbits.

What does Rob Inglis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The songs, they left me completely cold when I first (and second, and third) read this. He gave life to the songs and the snippets of other languages, really bringing the world into focus.

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

I couldn't help but smile at much of Sam's character, what he says, how he thinks, what he does. I was also surprised at several points, not having read the book for so long that things like the hobbit's knowledge of the ring took me by surprise.

  • The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. In the third novel in King's epic fantasy masterpiece, Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower, which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, he and his friends follow the perilous path to Lud, an urban wasteland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frank Muller is the voice of Roland.

  • By Tori on 07-30-12

Brings it all together

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

Reviewed: 09-01-14

This, the third book in the Dark Tower saga, really brings the ka-tet together and sets them on their path. It has some very dark concepts and unpleasant sections both because it deals with negative emotions, war, assault, abandonment etc and also because it shows weaknesses in each of the characters. It ends on a heck of a 'To be Continued' which feels quite frankly cheap, but I'm one of the fortunate ones that had the next book loaded and ready to go !!!