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  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,466
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,953

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Poor Narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

We had just listened to him render all of Percy Jackson with maybe 5 voices he used for everything, and I was very done. Didn't even think he would be on this next one. His voice is nice, but he needs to practice accents. I mean. There's a line in the text about how awesome Welsh accents are, and they are, but then I feel like he didn't even listen to 100 Welsh people on YouTube at the least and try tot sound like them. He really sounded terrible. It didn't ruin it for me, because somehow, I find it less annoying than the Percy Jackson series in terms of narration, maybe the story is so complex. Still. I see they have a new narrator.

  • The Serpent's Secret

  • Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1
  • By: Sayantani DasGupta
  • Narrated by: Sayantani DasGupta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Meet Kiranmala: interdimensional demon slayer (only she doesn't know it yet): On the morning of her 12th birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey...until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories - like how Kiranmala comes from a secret place not of this world. Plus, two crush-worthy princes ring her doorbell, insisting they've come to rescue her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a bit overwritten, but it could just be the reader

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-29-18

a bit overwritten, but it could just be the reader

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

Could not stand the reader. Was bad enough I could barely listen to the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mythology

  • By: Edith Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 787

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company, in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial best-seller in its various available formats. Mythology succeeds like no other audiobook in bringing to life for the modern listener the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of Western culture - the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good reading of classical myths

  • By Kathi on 03-18-13

Striking The Stories Tell So Little

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

It glosses over so much mythology, many of the best parts. Good for teaching basics, but not for delving in.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • How to Steal a Dog

  • By: Barbara O’Connor
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Barbara O’Connor’s How to Steal a Dog blew critics away and quickly became a fan-favorite. After being abandoned by her father, Georgina Hayes is forced to spend much of her time watching her younger brother, while their mother works two jobs to make ends meet. When she sees a missing-dog poster offering a $500 reward, Georgina cooks up a scheme to steal a look-a-like dog and claim the reward. But things don’t quite go as planned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very good

  • By l robinson on 03-09-16

Not Our Cup of Tea

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

Didn't like the narrators voice in recording, also didn't like the book narrator much, the writing was repetitive and a bit melodramatic. I liked the topic, but not the treatment of it.

  • The Lives of Christopher Chant

  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Christopher Chant has no real power. He can't perform spells or do anything magical. However, he does possess something that most humans do not. Christopher has nine lives. Gerard Doyle's spellbinding narration is sure to capture every listener's attention.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating!

  • By G. Rokosz on 10-07-06

Perfect fantasy wizarding story.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

We listened on a car trip. best family listening so far, besides Charmed Life. Amazing writing, imagination, compassion, characters. Grandma listened for a couple sessions and wanted the whole series, and she hates cartoons.