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  • The Serpent's Tale

  • By: Ariana Franklin
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

When King Henry II's mistress is found poisoned, suspicion falls on his estranged queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. The king orders Adelia Aguilar, expert in the science of death, to investigate - and hopefully stave off civil war. A reluctant Adelia finds herself once again in the company of Rowley Picot, the new Bishop of St. Albans...and her baby's father. Their discoveries into the crime are shocking - and omens of greater danger to come. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Sylvia on 01-30-11

somewhat disappointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-10

the story itself is just okay...some parts of it were not believable, but the biggest downer for me was that Kate Reading as the narrator made me think that Kay Scarpetta was reading to me. If you have listened to Patricia Cornwell's books that star Kay Scarpetta then this will be odd for you to listen to. The voices of the male characters sound much like the mail characters in the Cornwell books and the voices of Ulf and Mansur sound like mice. sad. I really loved the first book in the series and will listen to the third one but I'm not impressed with the narration.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Symbol Part 1

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,706
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Do yourself a favoe, pick up a good book

  • By F. Hayek on 09-28-09

if you like outlandish soap operas...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-09

I could not even finish listening...it got to the point where it was an insult to my intelligence. If you like soap operas, you may like this book. You want to like it but the story is so NOT believable that you can't. Characters become unauthentic and you feel like you are watching a soap opera...which I can't stand.

I really liked his first novel and I liked the second one until the ending (which got a little unbelievable)...but this book is not a good one.

  • Lottery

  • By: Patricia Wood
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: she taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of 31. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lottery

  • By hilobilly on 08-09-07

excellent book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-08

starts out a little slow but very much worth the wait! highly recommend to all audiences.

  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,159

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rosie the bull elephant?

  • By Randall on 07-22-07

A++++++++++

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-06

loved every minute....highly recommend!! The narrators were excellent and the story is not to be missed.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Telegraph Days

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Annie Potts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

Not since the publication of his own beloved classic Lonesome Dove has there been a novel like this one, another big, brilliant, unputdownable saga of the West from Larry McMurtry. Telegraph Days is at once a major work of literature and a completely absorbing read, not just great fiction, but fiction on a great scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great reader

  • By Reuben on 04-02-10

loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-06

I have read most of his books and I really love them all. This one is no exception! I highly recommend this book for it's entertainment value as well as it's nostalgia...you feel like you are Nell's best friend. Excellent narrator.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful