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  • Ash and Quill

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealousy guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny. Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the library's rule.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator messed up! Bad editing!

  • By Alicia on 07-25-17

CLIFF HANGER :(

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

YES! Each of the books in this series is a lead into the next, but this had the worst untidy ending of all, a total cliff hanger. Why even publish when the next book is needed to finish the story thread?! Disappointed and done

  • The Wonderling

  • By: Mira Bartók
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music. For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with only a number rather than a proper name - a 13 etched on a medallion around his neck - it is the only home he has ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By S. Goss on 10-26-17

Wonderful Adventure

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Would you listen to The Wonderling again? Why?

Yes! There are not many books I'd listen to a 2nd time, but this is a wonderful tale and I think one would hear more detail with added meaning each time the story was heard. It has teachable moments along with courageous, cringe worthy, confusing, hurray, and awe moments. I am a grandmother and I LOVE The Wonderling

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17,224

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT.

  • By Ilia on 03-07-18

WOW

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

What made the experience of listening to West Cork the most enjoyable?

Impressive journalism! I liked the change in narrators, format, and how the writers never "got in the way" of the story. This is not my normal book or story type and had I known of the inappropriate and disturbing behaviors the suspect engaged in... not sure I'd have listened. What is most haunting is how Sophie's story is nearly lost through time. It was so tender to hear the brief lines from her journal, describing what she hoped to find in Cork. What a tragedy

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A Nun in the Closet

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Roslyn Alexander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 507

From the author of the classic mysteries starring the irrepressible CIA spy, Mrs. Pollifax, comes a delightfully different mystery with a most unholy twist. Filled with all the hilarious surprises and good old-fashioned suspense that her fans have come to love, A Nun in the Closet is the story of two high-spirited nuns who accidentally stumble into a dangerous plot involving ghosts, gangsters, and Protestants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nun'sense Fun

  • By Pegret on 05-07-12

TImeless Fun

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

Any additional comments?

Dorothy Gilman is a wonderful writer and I especially enjoyed this book as the Nuns are open hearted to philosophies and ideas and the peoples they meet. Wonderful.

  • The Custodian of Marvels

  • Bullet Catcher Series, Book 3
  • By: Rod Duncan
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

You'd have to be mad to steal from the feared International Patent Office. But that's what Elizabeth Barnabus is about to try. A one-time enemy from the circus has persuaded her to attempt a heist that will be the ultimate conjuring trick. Hidden in the vaults of the Patent Court in London lie secrets that could shake the very pillars of the Gas-Lit Empire. All that stands in Elizabeth's way are the agents of the Patent Office, a Duke's private army and the mysterious Custodian of Marvels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Satisfying Intelligent

  • By LCNanny on 02-08-18

Fantastic Satisfying Intelligent

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

What did you love best about The Custodian of Marvels?

It's rare that the third book in the series is so satisfying, well written and complete; but as I continued reading from the first through the third book, each one got better and this book I couldn't put down until finished. It is satisfying, intelligently written,...

  • Unseemly Science

  • Bullet Catcher Series
  • By: Rod Duncan
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

In the divided land of England, Elizabeth Barnabus has been living a double life - as both herself and as her brother, the private detective. Witnessing the hanging of Alice Carter, the false duchess, Elizabeth resolves to throw the Bullet Catcher's Handbook into the fire and forget her past. If only it were that easy! There is a new charitable organisation in town, run by some highly respectable women. But something doesn't feel right to Elizabeth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it better than 1st and the 1st was good

  • By LCNanny on 02-06-18

Enjoyed it better than 1st and the 1st was good

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

What made the experience of listening to Unseemly Science the most enjoyable?

I was surprised as to why the ice was being stolen, and impressed with the cast of characters. Good book, Good listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

  • Book of Dust, Volume 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,435
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,187

Renowned storyteller Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of Lyra Belacqua and His Dark Materials for a thrilling and epic adventure in which daemons, alethiometers, and the Magisterium all play parts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing differences from print text

  • By Damon D. Hickey on 10-24-17

Loved the book, but many cuss words

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

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

Depends on their age, as verbiage includes many cuss words including the F!#@ word. Other than that issue, the book is well written and as good as all other books in this series

  • Glass Houses

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,323

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Labored plot and research crushes the story

  • By Mme Alison Strayer on 09-17-17

Solid writing but is redundant and repetitive

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

Would you try another book from Louise Penny and/or Robert Bathurst?

one more, and if no improvement, I'm out

If you’ve listened to books by Louise Penny before, how does this one compare?

Solid writing but is redundant, repetitive, and often lacks direction. I’ve read and listened to all the books in this series, and this is by far the worst. It reads as if the Louise Penny didn’t have time or the head space to digest the research and recreate it to make it her own; so it often comes across as academic and preachy, like regurgitated news.

What three words best describe Robert Bathurst’s voice?

Change Ruth's voice

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secrets of Wishtide

  • By: Kate Saunders
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539

Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical intrigue-

  • By Shirley on 04-16-17

sleepy story

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, too sleepy. The Mrs. Pollifax series by Dorothy Gilman or the adventures in the Amelia Peabody Series have more perk and their narration helps me listen and not tune out. This book is more like Sherlock Holmes has a sister. Narration is clear, book is well written; just not my cup of tea

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,465
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,221

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups (With Terrifying Trees)

  • By Dave on 09-08-16

solid story, horrible fake Russian take on english

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

Would you try another book from Naomi Novik and/or Julia Emelin?

yes, I loved the story, but it seemed as if the author looked up how to make English sound like a fake Russian accent. Totally unnecessary. If she had more faith in readers to discern the stories "origin", the book would have been 5 stars, hands down. And in the early chapters, as if to sell the fake Russian-English, there are way too many forced idioms.