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  • Grave Peril

  • The Dresden Files, Book 3
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,509

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spike makes good

  • By Lakejewel on 03-22-10

this marks the real beginning of awesomeness

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-16

This is the real beginning of the series, and really sets up the series , Butcher finally finds his voice for Harry and this bòok is a real thrill ride.

  • Working for Bigfoot

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,996
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,660

Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client's body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he's treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son, Irwin, is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So That's Who River Shoulders Is!

  • By Phillip on 08-05-15

A lot of Fun !!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-15

I completely fell in love with these short stories , it is always amazing fun to see Harry not out of his depth , and he gets to be his badass self in these stories. These stories are each classic and funny and still have all the humor and weirdness we want from Jim's writing !

  • A Matter for Men

  • The War Against the Chtorr, Book 1
  • By: David Gerrold
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

With the human population ravaged by a series of devastating plagues, the alien Chtorr arrive to begin the final phase of their invasion. Even as many on Earth deny their existence, the giant wormlike carnivores prepare the world for the ultimate violation--the enslavement of humanity for food!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great books- but know it was never finished.

  • By Patrick on 09-17-14

good enuf that I have waited 2 decades for them

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-15

The War Against the Chtorr series is one of my all time favorites. I don't always agree with his opinions or politics , but this series is amazing at many levels . The first book is the slowest in the series and it is still ten times better than almost any other sci-fi book. Do yourself a favor and try it out . It's not just another bug hunt .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Snuff

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,787

Sam Vimes is on a well-deserved holiday. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck - not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong - are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper. Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it’s not long before a body is discovered, and Sam - out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife) - must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Pratchett

  • By Tim on 10-14-11

my least favorite Vimes story but still good

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-13

The Vimes/City Watch story line has a lot of amazing stories , this sadly isn't one of them. The pacing feels forced , and it is just neither really funny nor engrossing . Stephen Briggs does his usual wonderful job with it , and it is still an order of magnitude better than Unseen Academicals . It isn't a bad story , just not up to the standards of most of the classic Discworld stories .

  • Click-Clack the Rattlebag

  • A Free Short Story Written and Performed by Neil Gaiman
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384

"Click-Clack the Rattlebag", a subtle, witty, deceptive little tale, is your Halloween treat from Neil Gaiman and Audible, FREE through October 31. It's not available anywhere else, and for a limited time, each download from Audible benefits educational charities at DonorsChoose.org. Lock the doors, turn off the lights, and enjoy!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHY WHY WHY

  • By Daryl on 10-27-12

LOVED IT !!! A PERFECT SHORT STORY

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-13

I have to say that this is an beautiful little terror , and a piece of writing that made me shudder a bit in happy anticipation. Neil Gaiman is amazing as an author and a reader , so get off your butt and get this download !

  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • The Dark Tower
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,432
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,972

In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-12

A fun trip back to Mid World

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

Reviewed: 04-23-13

I love it when Stephen King reads his own work , and I loved the whole trip he takes us through the Gunslingers world. Taking place before the Dark Tower series began it's shark approach it is a wonderful listen !

  • Cold Days

  • The Dresden Files, Book 14
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,891
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,677
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,650

After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thwarts Every Expectation - In a Good Way

  • By Ethan M. on 12-21-12

Hard Hitting new chapter of the saga

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-13

Cold Days was a hard hitting a fun ride , without making spoilers happen I can say that it was great to hear James doing narration again , he brings the series alive . The book opens up Dresden's new life as Mab's enforcer and starts the ball rolling to the Apocalyptic Trilogy that's coming up. You'll get answers - but not the ones you want to many questions , and see a lot of long lost faces. Give it (and all the Dresden Files) a shot , you will be glad you did !

  • Another Fine Myth

  • Myth Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Robert Asprin
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959

Start at the beginning, in Another Fine Myth, as Skeeve, an apprentice wizard, meets the demon Aahz. Though it's not love, or even like at first sight they form a connection - saving their lives - between them. Follow them in Myth Conceptions, as Skeeve and Aahz test their talent when they decide to take on an entire army themselves and continue on in Myth Directions. Then Skeeve finds himself alone with his own apprentice applicant, a king, in Hit or Myth and must deal with a medieval Mob!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't myth these adventures!

  • By Chris on 04-16-13

It's really nice to hear this book again

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

Reviewed: 04-23-13

Mr Levine has done a very good job of bringing this book , with it's host of oddball characters and puns to life , and a few nitpicky details aside I have to say he did an exemplary job. I was used to the original reader of the series , and it takes a little getting used to , but he has a great range and there is a lot of fun to be had here. Please give it a try !

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Duma Key

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,002

A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Play the Book and Let the Book Play You

  • By OldDog on 11-09-09

Spooky and entrancing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-13

This book was really engaging even without the ghost story , with it it is an unforgettable read . Also if you have ever had to go through rehab after an accident , you will find this book VERY accurate and uplifting. I really found myself liking all the characters in this one and of course being rather horrified for them as it unfolded. It helped me get through stroke rehab , so I'm biased. Go read / hear this book.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,250

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly outstamding!

  • By RJT on 10-27-07

Dig in and be spellbound

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-13

One of the best Neil Gaiman pieces out there , it is the usual mix of the bizarre , the scary , the heartwrenching and the humor that will make this into a go to book for you forever. Both the audiobook and the movie adaptation are wonderful . Go ahead , buy this book !

5 of 5 people found this review helpful