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  • Altered Carbon

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,680

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sci-Fi, not sanitized for your protection

  • By Richard on 09-22-05

New Recording Would be Good

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Solid narration but as my title suggests the recording is a bit old and it shows in the playing. The chapter transitions were also rushed. As for the story itself, it was a bit over complicated and that’s what dragged my rating down more than anything else.

  • Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

  • By: Neil Patrick Harris
  • Narrated by: Neil Patrick Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914

This hilarious book has been adapted especially for the audiobook edition so you’ll hear all of the same fun and humor from the printed version but you don’t have to make any decisions or jump around - just kick back, relax and listen. Plus, it features exclusive bonus audio of young Neil delivering an adorable speech! That’s audio you won’t hear in any version of this book other than the audiobook!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Choose this adventurous audiobook!

  • By The Reading Date on 10-22-14

Awesome and hilarious

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Awesome and hilarious. A great concept magnificently adapted to audiobook and expertly narrated by the author

  • Ghost Story

  • A Novel of the Dresden Files
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,736
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,065

When an unknown someone shoots him and leaves him to die, Harry Dresden hopes he might be heading to a better place. Unfortunately being dead doesn't make Harry's life any easier. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on - a feat that would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best thing I've ever seen a company willingly do

  • By Brooks Hamilton on 04-21-15

Dresden as it ought to be

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

Reviewed: 07-17-15

This is my second time listening to this book. First time was tough since it was originally read by a different narrator, James Marster's having narrated all other Dresden books both before and after. It's nice to hear it read as it ought to be. In my estimation James Marster's is Harry Dresden and it was awesome of Audible to provide the corrected version free to fans that already purchased the narratively lacking version.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Carniepunk: The Demon Barker of Wheat Street

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289

The ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan gets more than greasy corn dogs and flat soda when he visits a carnival in Kansas to which his apprentice, Granuaile, drags him. He runs across a barker with a strange power over the crowd: attractive women leave their men and disappear into an unmarked tent, never to be seen again, and the men wander away, forgetting that they ever had girlfriends or wives. When Granuaile falls under the barker’s influence and enters the tent, Atticus isn’t about to forget it and move on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awe Really?!?!?

  • By Mario Colon on 10-27-14

Poor narration

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

Great short story for fans of Hearne's other Iron Druid stories. The only place this one fell short is with Kirby Heyborne's narration. They should have kept Luke Daniels as the narrator.

  • Winnie-the-Pooh

  • A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics, Volume 1
  • By: A. A. Milne
  • Narrated by: Peter Dennis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252

Come with us to an Enchanted Place, a forest where Winnie-the-Pooh lived with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. The stories are about Christopher Robin and these good companions having wonderful times getting in and out of trouble. It is all very exciting and, really, quite thrilling no matter how young or old you may be. It is painful to try and imagine what the world would be like without them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Piglet is the BEST!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-16-06

No Tigger

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

Good book and narration. However, there are a lot of background nature sounds that are a bit confusing if you listen in the car, as I do. The biggest shock to me, though, was the utter lack of Tigger who seems to be a Disney creation.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories

  • By: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by: Earl Hammond
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 330

A collection featuring three classic horror stories, read by actor Earl Hammond: "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", and "The Black Cat".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrator Brought The Story To Life

  • By M.A. Wilson on 11-09-14

A poor recording.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-15

The overall performance and story are good. Unfortunately, the recording sounds like it's copy of a cassette, one that is warped and not very good.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Paycheck

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Keir Dullea
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Electronic mechanic Jennings wakes up with no memory of the past two years of his life, except that he had agreed to work for Retherick Construction. Payment for his services, now completed, is a bag of seemingly worthless objects: a code key, a ticket stub, a receipt, a length of wire, half a poker chip, a piece of green cloth, and a bus token. But when he is confronted by the Special Police, who seem to be investigating Retherick for their own reasons, Jennings finds himself running for his life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Philip K. Dick story

  • By Laura on 06-27-13

Not as good as the movie.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-13

So far everything that I have by Philip K Dick isn't as good as their filmatic counterpart. Nearly all the storied of his that i have read or listened to see like very interesting ideas that needed minor tweaking or fleshing out to be great.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bradbury Report

  • By: Steven Polansky
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

The year is 2071. It is very recognizable world, only now the United States has implemented a wide-scale, government-run cloning program. Each U.S. citizen has a “copy” living separately in a cleared zone in the Midwest. If an “original” is sick or injured and requires surgery, whatever he or she needs is taken from their clone.

In the two decades since the program’s inception, no person outside the government has ever seen their copy, and no clone has ever successfully escaped—until now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The inspiration for the movie The Island

  • By David on 03-09-13

The inspiration for the movie The Island

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

Reviewed: 03-09-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This book was definitely time well spent. The ethical questions raise by having a clone for spare parts how one would treat such a clone once met, and at a time when spare parts are needed to live, make the an engaging read.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The best description of my reaction to the ending would be conflicted.

What three words best describe Stefan Rudnicki’s performance?

These word describe nearly all of Stefan Rudnicki's performances: powerful, engaging, hypnotic.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes. As stated above this book is easily the inspiration of the film The Island. While the film has more action that this book they are both well worth experiencing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rise of Ransom City

  • The Half-Made World, Book 2
  • By: Felix Gilman
  • Narrated by: Gregory Itzin, Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

This is the story Harry Ransom. If you know his name it's most likely as the inventor of the Ransom Process, a stroke of genius that changed the world. Or you may have read about how he lost the battle of Jasper City, or won it, depending on where you stand in matters of politics. Friends called him Hal or Harry, or by one of a half-dozen aliases, of which he had more than any honest man should. He often went by Professor Harry Ransom, and though he never had anything you might call a formal education, he definitely earned it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not as good as Half-Made World

  • By A Reader on 05-20-13

An interesting biography of manifest destiny.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Rise of Ransom City to be better than the print version?

I'm not sure if The Rise of Ransom City is better in audio or print but I feel that the performance by the narrators makes it a worthy audio buy.

What other book might you compare The Rise of Ransom City to and why?

The Sisters Brothers and True Grit are both comparable to The Rise of Ransom city in their first person narrative and western themes In both The Sisters Brothers and The Rise of Ransom City the narrators take us through the story of their lives as they make their ways west for for fortune. However, in The Sisters Brothers they mean to make this fortune by killing and in The Rise of Ransom City Mr. Ransom means to make his fortune by virtue of his invention that he has dubbed the Ransom Process.

Which character – as performed by Ramon De Ocampo and Gregory Itzin – was your favorite?

Harry Ransom is my favorite character in The Rise of Ransom City.

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

Unfortunately I didn't have an extreme reaction to this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bro Code

  • By: Barney Stinson
  • Narrated by: Neil Patrick Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 187

Everyone's life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the know call this holy grail the Bro Code.Historically a spoken tradition passed from one generation to the next, the official code of conduct for Bros appears here in its published form for the first time ever. By upholding the tenets of this sacred and legendary document, any dude can learn to achieve Bro-dom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, but starts to get repetitive

  • By Caesar on 11-13-08

Brolarious

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

Reviewed: 06-13-12

Would you listen to The Bro Code again? Why?

I would listen to the Bro Code again. It was both funny and informative. Neil Patrick Harris gives a great performance.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bro Code?

All the moments in the Bro Code were memerable.

What about Neil Patrick Harris???s performance did you like?

I enjoyed the the way that Neil Patrick Harris flawlessly delivered the narrative as Barney Stinson would have.

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

Not Really.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful