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  • Interview with the Vampire

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,085

Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force - a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. From the Paperback edition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged at last - First class

  • By Hilary on 08-16-11

Among Rice's Best

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Great story telling, very good performance. Louis remains the true hero of the chronicles in my view.

  • Summary of Daniel H. Pink's 'Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us'

  • By: Ant Hive Media
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

This is a summary version of Daniel H Pink's Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. The summary provides much food for thought in presenting concepts that can change how we see work. It illustrates new and more effective ways of managing workers that result in a happier and more productive environment. By adopting the principles of autonomy, mastery, and purpose, we can see positive transformation in the workplace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • to short

  • By Miguel on 07-04-18

Pink is Inspired and Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

This summary provided me with enough information to know that I want to purchase the book.

  • Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad

  • By: M. R. James
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

The story tells the tale of an introverted academic who happens upon a strange whistle while exploring a cemetery on the East Anglian coast. When blown, the whistle unleashes a supernatural force that terrorises its discoverer. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not great, not bad....

  • By Doug on 07-13-17

Love M.R. James

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

Good story, and we'll performed. His collections are fun, too. Will look for other works on audible.

  • The Mermaid's Sister

  • By: Carrie Anne Noble
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,891
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,887

There is no cure for being who you truly are.… In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie's healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara's favorite story tells of three orphan infants—Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O'Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree. One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister's skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ASTONISHINGLY GOOD!

  • By I-C Household on 05-08-15

A Delightful Surprise

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

Amazon pushed this audio book to me as a free listen, and I'm so glad. The characters are wonderfully well developed and relatable, and the fanciful story engaging. The writing is also superb. I will be looking for more by this author and narrator.

  • Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 2
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,885

Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!

  • By Amy on 08-28-10

Fun, Entertaining Read

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

This is a continuation of Harper's Nice Girls Don't vampire series, and it did not disappoint. An entertaining read.

  • Ghost Gifts

  • By: Laura Spinella
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,219

All Aubrey Ellis wants is a normal life, one that doesn't include desperate pleas from the dead. Her remarkable gift may help others rest in peace, but it also made for an unsettling childhood and destroyed her marriage. Finally content as the real estate writer for a local newspaper, Aubrey keeps her extraordinary ability hidden - until she is unexpectedly assigned the story of a decades-old murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't pay full price

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 05-07-16

A Good Read/Listen on Audible

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

Amazon pushed this book to me as a free read/listen. I'm glad! It was a good listen on my commute. I think the pacing might have been a bit faster, but it was well written and well performed overall.

  • The Wolf Gift

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,344

A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer... An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency... A chance encounter between two unlikely people... An idyllic night - shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked - bitten - by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nietzsche in Wolf's Clothing/Philosophy or Horror

  • By Mel on 02-16-12

A Disappointment, Despite My Appreciation of Rice

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

Reviewed: 07-31-16

This book tries far too hard to incorporate principles of science, theology and philosophy, at the expense of the domains that Rice has owned in past work: magic, fantasy and the supernatural. Other readers/listeners have noted that the work is laborious and rambling at times, lacking focus, plot and direction. I found this to be true. We didn't need a DNA and genetic breakdown as part of the richness of the Vampire Chronicles (although we unfortunately eventually got it down the road), and we don't need it here. Also, some of Reuben's exploits are downright appalling, to the degree that he doesn't even make the entertaining anti-hero that Lestat makes. In fact, Reuben is often shallow, and lacking the depth of personality or conviction to be a good cardboard cut-out. I would love to see more character development, more storyline plot and purpose, a developed atmosphere (I mean, the mansion is splendid fodder, almost a character in and of itself!), and a reliance on readers' collective desire to escape into the mystic and supernatural. Hate to say it, Anne, but that's the beast you feed best. Give us more story, more magic, less medicine and science. We don't need them.

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,865

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

A Good Story Gone Terribly Wrong

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

Reviewed: 11-01-14

I'll preface this by saying I really, really wanted to like this book. An abundance of folks have commented on this book's short-comings, so I'll just say I agree with many of them. The author is long-winded, the story is disjointed and confused, and the entire work needed better editorial control and refinement. The syrupy romance between the main characters begins to border on laughable as the dialog between them trends to the ridiculous. The qualities of the characters also begin to deteriorate, as the heroine progresses from smart professorial athlete to utter damsel in distress too many times. I tried to be charmed by the main character's Massachusetts home, but the tropes there also became tiresome. Finally, the author's attempts to shift between first and third person narratives were simply awful. The work just became a muddled mess for me that spiraled into a serious literary identity crisis.