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  • FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,958

One of the genre's favorite pairs returns in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers. Several years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do "jobs" for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that's a first for the pair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANKS FOR THE FREE SHORTY

  • By Randall on 12-30-18

Riyria Rocks!

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

Reviewed: 07-23-16

The way Sullivan brings Hadrian and Royse to life is so enjoyable and there could not be a better choice of narrator as Reynolds.

  • The Keeper of Lost Causes

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,003

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic New Scandinavian Series!!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 09-12-12

The Causes should be kept off audible.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

Would you try another book from Jussi Adler-Olsen and/or Erik Davies?

The story was very difficult to follow and the narration did not help at all. I chose this book because the reviews indicated that it would be a good choice. What a misrepresentation! The accents made this already muddled story worse than it was to begin with. The story line is not believable for one thing and the narration was terrible! No, I definitely will not choose another story by this author or narration. I wonder how this book got published.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jussi Adler-Olsen again?

No, I would advise anyone to steer clear and not waste a credit or even worse, money on this book.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The accents made the characters very hard to follow.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Keeper of Lost Causes?

This book is full of flashbacks that just don't work because of the order of the flashbacks and the difficulty in discerning which character is talking/thinking.

Any additional comments?

Total waste of time and money in my opinion. I feel cheated.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Art Detective

  • Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasures
  • By: Philip Mould
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

What separates a masterpiece from a piece of junk? Thanks to the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and its American spin-off, everyone is searching garage sales and hunting online for hidden gems, wondering whether their attics contain trash or treasures. In The Art Detective, Philip Mould, one of the world's foremost authorities on British portraiture and an irreverent and delightful expert for the Roadshow, serves up his secrets and his best stories.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Art Detective was Interesting

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-04-11

Antique Road Show Rocks!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

I'm a serious fan of PBS and of Antiques Roadshow in particular. I've always been curious about the appraisers and what happens when the paintings are sold afterwards. Philip Mould deftly writes about that and about how rare and unknown works of art are discovered and authenticated. I liked that each chapter deals with a different painting and the history of the painting. The narration is very well done. I haven't enjoyed a story like this in a while.

  • The Lady in Gold

  • The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer'
  • By: Anne-Marie O'Connor
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the 20th century's most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt, the most famous Austrian painter of his time, completed the society portrait. Anne-Marie O'Connor, writer for the Washington Post, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get a better narrator.

  • By David A Weatherbie on 04-13-15

Fascinating!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-15

This story was absolutely enlightening! I learned so much about Vienna before both world wars. The descriptions of the families, of different religions and how Hitler's annexation of Austria and why so many Jewish families were tragically trapped and murdered. I thought that the story of Klimt's relationships with the lady in gold and the subjects of other of his paintings was an added bonus. So much info very well researched and presented.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • A Novel
  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,023

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Walkabout

  • By FanB14 on 07-01-13

Harold Fry's Journey took me by surprise!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-13

What did you love best about The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry?

Mr Fry's trip was enchanting. Harold is so "everyone" at some time in their life. If you don't see yourself in Harold, you find yourself in some of the characters he encounters along the way.
I enjoyed going with Harold for the fun parts and when things weren't fun I just wanted to tell him "sometimes people do what they have to do and you can't go back, but you can still go forward and its hard and slowbut you do have the power to make it better." and give him a hug.

Which scene was your favorite?

I'm a sucker for the happy/sad scenes, either way I end up crying. Its just that kind of story.

Any additional comments?

This story touched me. I loved the characters in this book.

  • Born to Run

  • A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,417

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

DO NOT Read This Book....LISTEN!!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-13

For me, running is an impossibility. What I can do is tell everyone I know that this is a great story. Well written, right on narration. Pretty soon I'll have it memorized!

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,522

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Great Story Made Better the Second Time Around

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

Reviewed: 07-12-13

Would you listen to Outlander again? Why?

After reading Voyager first (a gift) and loving it I went back and read each book in the series in order. I didn't think they could be any better but the audio version made the characters even more well defined.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Outlander?

Jamie's telling how he knows she was the woman for him. (so hard to answer without giving to much info).

Which scene was your favorite?

The end that is not really the end.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Call me a romantic! The Wedding Night!!

Any additional comments?

I read the series the first time. Having someone tell me the story has been a completely different experience, not always the case. It is wonderful to let go of all the day's stress and lose yourself in a good story. I'd also like to mention how impressed I am with all the research Diana Gabaldon must have done and how much I actually learned from her stories.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful