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  • A Touch of Midnight

  • Midnight Breed Series, Book 0.5
  • By: Lara Adrian
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

Savannah Dupree is a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But Savannah possesses something even more remarkable than a quick mind and an insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, she can see an object's past-a skill that puts her life in danger when her studies bring her into contact with a centuries-old English sword and the terrible secret hidden within the blade's history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really awful narration

  • By T. J. Cranner on 07-02-15

perfectly adequate

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

it was fine. not too exciting but not too boring. a surprisingly sleepy read for supernatural romance.

  • Agatha Christie: Twelve Radio Mysteries

  • Twelve BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander, full cast, Julia McKenzie, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 151

Twelve BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of short stories by the Queen of Crime. First broadcast in the early 2000s, the stories were adapted and brought up-to-date for a contemporary audience. The stories are 'Philomel Cottage'; 'Swan Song'; 'Magnolia Blossom'; 'Witness for the Prosecution'; 'The Gates of Baghdad'; 'The Hounds of Death'; 'In a Glass Darkly'; 'The Dressmaker's Doll'; 'The Case of the Perfect Carer'; 'The £199 Adventure'; 'The Gypsy'; and 'The Last Seance'. Duration: 6 hours approx.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Campy

  • By Carol on 09-10-16

Great fun!

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Agatha Christie never disappoints. And production was superb! High recommended for a lazy rainy day.

  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

  • By: Tom Standage
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,315
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,894
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,908

Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Informative

  • By Stoker on 09-09-11

the most fun kind of history

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

over too soon! I'm Absolutly going to be looking for more from both the author and narrator.

  • Cabal

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Cabal is the story of Boone, a tortured soul haunted by the conviction that he has committed atrocious crimes. In a necropolis in the wilds of Canada, he seeks refuge and finds the last great creatures of the world - the shape-shifters known as the Nightbreed. They are possessed of unearthly powers-and so is Boone. In the hunt for Boone, they too will be hunted. Now only the courage of this strange human can save them from extinction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Monsters. Mostly.

  • By Dave on 11-03-15

Good book but draaaaaaaags

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

Good story but suuuuch purole prose. You mileage may vary. One of the very few cases where the movie might have been better.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,907
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,993

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets without the old texts

  • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

So good I cried!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

Norse is the best, the funnest, the saddest and the most triumphant mythology. Gaiman has an unparelled gift for storytelling and narration. 5 stars all the way!

  • Tinseltown

  • Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
  • By: William J. Mann
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,393

By 1920, the movies had suddenly become America's new favorite pastime and one of the nation's largest industries. Never before had a medium possessed such power to influence; yet Hollywood's glittering ascendancy was threatened by a string of headline-grabbing tragedies - including the murder of William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, a legendary crime that has remained unsolved until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everybody's a dreamer...

  • By Steven on 01-08-15

Exhausting but informative

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Very long winded but thurough. I expected something a bit more fast paced and engaging. Very well researched, very well read but at times feels meandering and dryly academic.

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  • Mad Lizard Mambo

  • The Kai Gracen Series, Book 2
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Licensed Stalkers make their living hunting down monsters and dangerous criminals, and their lives are usually brief, brutal, and thankless. Despite being elfin and cursed with a nearly immortal lifespan, Kai didn't expect to be any different. Then Ryder, the High Lord of the Southern Rise Court, arrived in San Diego, and Kai's not-so-mundane life went from mild mayhem to full-throttle chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When Amazng meets Fantastic..SPOILERS...SPOILERS

  • By HaloLove on 11-11-16

absolute fun start to finish

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

Loved this book! the narration, the writing
g all of it! waiting for the next one!

  • The Tale of Halcyon Crane

  • By: Wendy Webb
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 419

Ghosts don't exist in our world of today. Life is too pragmatic, too consuming, too busy for past lives to linger on longer than their allotted time, or so Halcyon had believed, until she received a letter from a lawyer claiming that her mother, whom she had thought long dead, had actually been living in another part of the country since Halcyon's early childhood. She had only recently passed away, leaving Halcyon heir to an unexpected fortune and an estate on an isolated island in the middle of the Great Lakes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere plus

  • By S on 09-09-12

Starts strong ends flat

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

Very very scary horror novel with a let down obvious ending. Also drags a bit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tall Tail

  • A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
  • By: Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

At any moment a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia - nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains - might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in. In a blink Harry's pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle's steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best yet

  • By Judith on 05-23-16

starts out slow but stick with it.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

its worth it. i didn't like tge book at first but decided to stick with it cause i like the narrator. glad i did. the story is good, even if i figured out the bad guy by ch 25

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Dog Blues

  • The Kai Gracen Series, Book 1
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 604

Ever since being part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figures he used up his good karma when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races are left with a messy, monster-ridden world, and Stalkers are the only cavalry willing to ride to someone's rescue when something shadowy appears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tremblay's narration is perfect for this story!

  • By Belen on 07-30-16

Fantastic! Want more!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-16

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

WANT MORE PLEASE! Very Good. Very very good. Funny, engaging, action packed and great to listen to.

What other book might you compare Black Dog Blues to and why?

The early Cal Leandros series and later Dresden Files.

Which character – as performed by Greg Tremblay – was your favorite?

I loved Kai, the way Tremblay shaped his words. Ryder was fun, distinct and sardonic. His female voices aren't the best though.

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

I laughed so hard!!

SPOILER WARNING SPOILER WARNING SPOILER WARNING SPOILER WARNING!

It's worth mentioning that the book deals fairly explicitly with the abuse Kai suffered as a child. It was, at times, challenging to read. If someone is triggered by child abuse, or sexual abuse in general they might want to skip this one. Which is a pity. As a survivor it was incredibly refreshing to see another survivor in lit.

Any additional comments?

I am absolutely going to check out this author's, and this voice actor's, other work.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful