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  • The X-Files: Stolen Lives

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983

Out of the ashes of the Syndicate, a new, more powerful threat has emerged. Resurrected members of this fallen group - now shadows of their former selves - seemingly bend to the will of someone, or something, with unmatched abilities and an unknown purpose. As those believed to be enemies become unlikely allies and trusted friends turn into terrifying foes, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully become unknowing participants in a deadly game of deception and retribution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As much as the show

  • By S. Reese on 11-02-17

if you love the series....then this is a must

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

the heading says it all, if you love the x files then this is a must. It's really that simple

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls

  • An Audio Melodrama in Three Despicable Acts (Dramatized)
  • By: Yuri Rasovsky
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Here is the 18th-century classic about the "demon barber" of Fleet Street, London, who cuts the throats of his customers and disposes of the bodies in a most unusual way. He carries them through underground tunnels to the bakery of one Mrs. Lovett a few blocks away, where they supply the stuffing for her meat pies, the favorite mid-day repast of the lawyers who work nearby and get their shaves from Sweeney Todd.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Richard Anthony on 12-19-07

SWEENEY TODD....THE BARBER as the song says

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I loved it, read string of pearls, the original penny dreadful story and watched the musical and definitely was different and enjoyable at the same time

The Oedipus Plays
    An Audible Original Drama
    
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        Sophocles,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Jamie Glover,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Hayley Atwell,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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    Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    750 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Oedipus Plays

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sophocles, Ian Johnston - translator
  • Narrated by: Jamie Glover, Hayley Atwell, Michael Maloney, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

The three Theban plays by Sophocles - Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone - are one of the great landmarks of Western theatre. They tell the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, who was destined to suffer a terrible fate - to kill his father, marry his mother, and beget children of the incestuous union. He does this unknowingly but still has to suffer terrible consequences, which also tragically affect the next generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Well Done!

  • By LacyADM on 07-12-16

amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

if you like ancient Greek tragedy, which probably means you did some background research, than you will love this.

  • Shakespeare: The Word and the Action

  • By: Peter Saccio, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Peter Saccio
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Shakespeare's works are some of the greatest achievements of the human mind and spirit. And yet, for far too many of us, they remain a closed book. Why? Professor Saccio is well suited in these 16 lectures to bring you back into Shakespeare's world and tune you into what he calls "Shakespeare's wavelength." As you hear him effortlessly deliver heretofore impenetrable language with the proper meter, emphasis, intonation, and emotion, you'll experience the pleasure that comes with true mastery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More Downs than Ups - Not for Beginners

  • By Tommy D'Angelo on 12-27-15

can't go wrong

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

I love the great courses, I own the great courses plus, but some of the earlier lectures are missing this is one of them, Peter Saccio does and amazing job. I have learned so much from this course. ALL SHAKESPEARE FANS WILL ENJOY, I promise

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Penal Colony

  • By: Franz Kafka
  • Narrated by: Peter Yearsley
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

"In the Penal Colony" ("In der Strafkolonie") (also translated as "In the Penal Settlement") is a short story by Franz Kafka written in German in October 1914, revised in November 1918, and first published in October 1919. The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. Internal clues and the setting on an island suggest Octave Mirbeau's "The Torture Garden" as an influence

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a bit confusing, but not for Kafka fans

  • By joseph Gonzalez on 08-06-18

a bit confusing, but not for Kafka fans

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

in the penal colony, is a must for any Kafka fan, his views on judgement and punishment, all dark btw, are worthy of our contemplation

  • Black Mask Audio Magazine, Volume 1

  • Classic Hard-Boiled Tales from the Original Black Mask
  • By: Hugh B. Cave, Paul Cain, Frederick Nebel, and others
  • Narrated by: Hollywood Theater of the Ear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

In the1930s and '40s, Black Mask was the single most important magazine for the modern mystery field. Here writers such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Earl Stanley Gardner reshaped the established view of mystery fiction, creating the "hard-boiled" private eye. Now this series resurrects from those pages the toughest of tough detectives in sonic dramatizations from the award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beware

  • By joan on 10-27-11

PULP comes alive

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

You get to live and feel the classic noir come alive, I got into pulp recently, due to the great courses, David Schmidt, does a lecture on great mystery and suspense and it got me interested in the genre, that said, thier aren't many ways to fully delve into it. This is one of the most enjoyable ways to do so.

  • The Art of War

  • By: Andrew R. Wilson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Andrew R. Wilson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a landmark achievement in the evolution of strategic thought. So universal and timeless are its tactics for pursuing a competitive advantage that some of the most notable people in government, sports, and the entertainment world have all quoted from its nearly 2500-year-old pages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Art of War Boot Camp

  • By SAMA on 12-11-13

art of war in depth

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I first read the art of war as a Marine when I was on a ship, this was a far more in depth understanding then I ever gained on my own. If you are interested in the art of war, it's application to the world around us, then this is for you.

  • Lying

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,724

As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption - even murder and genocide - generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Telling The Truth...

  • By Douglas on 11-29-13

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

I loved it, listen and learn, I didn't agree with everything but I I enjoyed it

  • The Poison King

  • The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy
  • By: Adrienne Mayor
  • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 475

A National Book Award finalist for this epic work, Adrienne Mayor delivers a gripping account of Mithradates, the ruthless visionary who began to challenge Rome’s power in 120 B.C. Machiavelli praised his military genius. Kings coveted his secret elixir against poison. Poets celebrated his victories, intrigues, and panache. But until now, no one has told the full story of his incredible life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rip Roaring Read

  • By James on 05-24-12

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

narration is a slog, but the story and characters make this forgotten piece of history fascinating.