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  • The Halloween Tree

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,143

On a Halloween night, eight boys are led on an incredible journey into the past by the mysterious “spirit” Moundshroud. Riding a dark autumn wind from ancient Egypt to the land of the Celtic druids, from Mexico to a cathedral in Paris, they will witness the haunting beginnings of the holiday called Halloween.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An October Essential!

  • By Dave on 10-12-12

Bradbury and Pinchot made this a pleasure

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

Reviewed: 10-31-15

What made the experience of listening to The Halloween Tree the most enjoyable?

Bradbury's story line and history into this holiday. Also Bronson Pinchot and his narrations are always a pleasure....I always try to check out any book he narrates

Who was your favorite character and why?

Thomas, he links all the characters together some how.

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

Yes he's brilliant, with voices and accents......and emotions. I love every thing he's ever narrated.

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

Yes, the issues with death an the young boys, who are looking for their missing friend. It is emotional at times.

Any additional comments?

I truly enjoyed this story and all the history's of the "Day of the Dead" story and how it starts over 4000 years ago. Humanity has always feared death and created various ceremonies to show our awe and fear. This was a great story and just a spoiler it did have a happy ending..

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Aeronaut's Windlass

  • The Cinder Spires, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 21 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,867

Since time immemorial the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace. Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy's shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Brave New World

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-02-15

Audible version only way to go

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

Reviewed: 10-26-15

What did you love best about The Aeronaut's Windlass?

The story line and narration were fantastic. Jim Butcher is a fantastic author, really can't wait for the next book in this series to come out

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Aeronaut's Windlass?

Thee are so many,because the book is nonstop action.

Which character – as performed by Euan Morton – was your favorite?

All of them Euan Morton is a great narrator, wish he would narrate more books.

Any additional comments?

Some people who only got the print version of this complained the story was hard to follow. I suggest getting the audible version, it kept you interested and the narration was fantastic, It was better than watching a movie,

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Slave Girls: Erotic Stories of Submission

  • By: D. L. King, Rose Caraway
  • Narrated by: Rose Caraway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Award-winning editor and writer D. L. King pulls back the velvet curtains to reveal a world where every sexual fantasy is realized, a world driven by desire and the need to be dominated. These slave girls want nothing more than to be subjugated and owned in body and soul. Trained and tested to suit every sexual taste, these women learn the ropes - literally. King and her masterful eroticists offer the listener an immersive experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're into this genre

  • By Bonnie on 10-04-15

If you're into this genre

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

Would you listen to Slave Girls: Erotic Stories of Submission again? Why?

YES,! The stories were very hot and the narration was perfect.

What did you like best about this story?

Each story was new to me, very well written and narrated. VERY EROTIC.

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

Rose Caraway is one of the best narrators of Erotica, I follow her podcats and enjoy everything she narrates and now writes

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

Very arousing.

Any additional comments?

Can't go wrong with DL King as editor and Rose Caraway as narrator

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Muse

  • By: Meghan O’Brien
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Erotica author Kate McMannis has crippling writer's block and a deadline in less than two months. When a beautiful woman named Erato appears at her house and claims to be her muse, Kate isn't certain whether Erato is mentally ill or truly her supernatural savior. Either way, when the incredible sex Erato offers leads to genuine inspiration, Kate isn't inclined to refuse her unusual brand of help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A diffeerent view of a MUSE

  • By Bonnie on 09-22-15

A diffeerent view of a MUSE

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

Reviewed: 09-22-15

If you could sum up The Muse in three words, what would they be?

Unexpected, Sobering, and Weird

Who was your favorite character and why?

All actually Kate, Olive and of course Erato (the muse)

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

She was very good with voices and emotions, and you always knew who was speaking. Made it enjoyable

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

The Muse is a Devil

Any additional comments?

Meghan O'Brien writes amazing lesbian themed stories. She really took the thought of what most of us believe a muse should be and gave it a real shake and twist. I enjoyed this story and the surprise twists and turns. Loved the ending

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

  • A Memoir
  • By: Felicia Day
  • Narrated by: Felicia Day, Joss Whedon - foreword
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,585
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,138

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't dismiss this one out of hand!

  • By John S. on 09-09-15

My son the gamer made me listen so glad

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

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

I'm not a gamer, I'm a senior citizen, but my son insisted I listen to Felicia Day and check out the story of an amazing woman. I loved every moment of this book and would recommend to anyone who wants to understand an amazing woman

What other book might you compare You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) to and why?

NONE.

Which scene was your favorite?

There were so many I can't pick just one, however the part were she expressed her displeasure with cyberbulling really got me. I'm sure she is still in fear for her forward thinking and opening up on this issue

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

I did, with just a break for dinner, I know I'll listen to again

Any additional comments?

I don't know much about gaming, and I knew nothing about Felicia Day, but I will Youtube her and check out more. She is an amazing talent and brave young woman

  • Viking's Fury

  • By: Saranna DeWylde
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Magnus the Destroyer will do anything to escape the prison planet Hel and punish his captors, including taking the warden's innocent daughter Mercy as collateral. Only after they crash on an uninhabited planet, Magnus learns some things are more precious than vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice short story that can lead to more

  • By Bonnie on 09-16-15

Nice short story that can lead to more

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

Reviewed: 09-16-15

What did you love best about Viking's Fury?

The female wasn't a wimp

What about Hollie Jackson’s performance did you like?

She does a great job with voices and attitude very enjoyable

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

There were fun moment it was really too short to be intense

Any additional comments?

Just wondering if there will be a follow up Saranna De Wilde is very good with short stories, just wondering if she's planning anything more with this

  • Shadow Study

  • By: Maria V. Snyder
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

Once, only her own life hung in the balance. Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands - and protect her relationship with Valek. Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job and his life are in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read in this order to avoid confusion

  • By Mary john on 01-01-16

Love the series but this one left me hanging

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

Reviewed: 09-15-15

What did you like best about this story?

Gabra Zackman, makes this series. I don't know if I would have finished this one it it were not for her perfect narration.

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

She expresses emotions and the interactions between characters so you know who is speaking.

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

I tried but some parts left me yearning for more. I felt really set up by the ending, which will now keep us waiting for the next book in the series. I do hope that we start were we left off this time.

Any additional comments?

My with this series is Ms. Snyder doesn't start the next book off where she ended the last. It becomes confusing and a bit aggravating at times. (trying to remember various incidents)

  • Death and the Redheaded Woman

  • By: Loretta Ross
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,681

When auctioneer Wren Morgan begins cataloging the contents of the Campbell mansion, she's unprepared to find something that can't be appraised - a dead man. After the body turns out to be a criminal with ties to a recent jewel heist, Wren comes face-to-face with Death Bogart. A private eye and part-time bounty hunter, Death is searching for the stolen jewels needed to convict a murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By sonia on 05-12-15

Wonderful surprise

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

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

YES! So pleasantly surprised by the mystery that is woven into this story

What did you like best about this story?

The twists and turns, also the humor and the fact both hero and heroine are strong individules

Which scene was your favorite?

There are so many I can't pick just one

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

So many but loved the letters found in secret draw.

Any additional comments?

I'm wondering if there will be a follow up to this novel. I also hope Amanda Ronconi will narrate

  • Vlad

  • The Last Confession
  • By: C. C. Humphreys
  • Narrated by: Colin Moody
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

Dracula. A name of horror, depravity and the darkest sensuality.Yet the real Dracula was just as alluring, just as terrifying, his tale not one of a monster but of a man and a contradiction. For the one they called ‘The Devil’s Son’ was both tyrant and lawgiver, crusader and mass slaughterer, torturer and hero, lover and murderer. Vlad: The Last Confession spins legend and facts together into a monumental novel of blood, love and terror. This is the true story of Dracula as it has never been told before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my most favorite books of all time.

  • By KD on 10-21-12

One of the best of this genre ever

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

Reviewed: 08-27-15

Where does Vlad rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is not a series but a book so well written and thought out with a history very well developed. I've listened to this at least 4 times and it's taken me this long to express my amazement of this story.It is graphic and painful,brutal and the characters invoke every emotion you can feel

What did you like best about this story?

Many things the narration was fantastic, the characters were very graphic and the emotions so varied as to enthrall.

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

This is my first experience with his narrations, but I would look for any book that he narrates because of how well he preformed in this book

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

Be careful when asking for proof.

Any additional comments?

This version of "Vlad" should be listened to by anyone who loves this genre. I say listen, the story is complicated and I don't think I would have enjoyed or even finished it if not for the fantastic narration. If you love this genre get this audio book

  • Veiled

  • Alex Verus, Book 6
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,595

Alex Verus and the Council that governs the magical community have never gotten along. But with his former teacher back in Britain, Alex is in desperate need of allies, and he'll do whatever it takes to get them - even if it means accepting a job enforcing magical law. Alex forms an uneasy alliance with his new partner, but his attempt at legitimacy quickly turns lethal when a mission puts him in possession of an item that factions both inside and outside of the Council would kill to get their hands on.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Motions

  • By Coral on 08-16-15

Each story in series gets better

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

Reviewed: 08-23-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Veiled to be better than the print version?

I've only listened to the audio version and I wouldn't change it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Veiled?

So many but when Alex realizes he's being set up during a raid.

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

I've listened to him during this entire series, he does the female voices and emotions very well. you always know which character is speaking

Any additional comments?

With cliff ending I hope it won't be too long for the next book to out I'm totally hooked on this series