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  • The Smartest Book in the World

  • A Lexicon of Literacy, a Rancorous Reportage, a Concise Curriculum of Cool
  • By: Greg Proops
  • Narrated by: Greg Proops
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 296

The Smartest Book in the World is based on Proops' sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast. The audiobook is a rollicking reference guide to the most essential areas of knowledge in Proops' universe, from the noteworthy names of the ancient world and baseball to the movies you must see and the albums you must hear.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narration gets better after a few chapters

  • By BruceLee on 06-24-17

I love Proops

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

His perky, up noted voice is always fun and up lifting. His sense of humor so intelligent. I just don't like baseball. so much baseball. But I have never listened to so much baseball while still having fun. even Proops made baseball a little interesting.

  • The Iron Flower

  • Black Witch Chronicles Series, Book 2
  • By: Laurie Forest
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 393

Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs when they rescued a Selkie and freed a military dragon. The last thing they expected was to be thrust into a realm-wide underground resistance against Gardnerian conquest. While the Resistance struggles to fight back against the harsh rulings of the Mage Council, more and more Gardnerian soldiers descend upon the University…led by none other than Lukas Grey, now commander of the nearby military base. Though Elloren tries to keep him at arm's length, Lukas is determined to tie himself to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I NEED the next book!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-23-18

I'm so drawn in!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

This is one of those series that I can't wait for the finale, but I'll be ever so sad when it's over.

  • Light Mage

  • The Black Witch Chronicles
  • By: Laurie Forest
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 179

Before Elloren Gardner came to possess the White Wand of myth, the Wand was drawn to another bearer: Sagellyn Gaffney. Sage’s affinity for light magery, a rare skill among Gardnerians, makes her the perfect protector for the one tool that can combat the shadows spreading across Erthia. But in order to keep the Wand safe from the dark forces hunting for it, Sage must abandon everything she once knew and forge a new path for herself...a dangerous course that could lead to either triumph or utter ruin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laurie Forest does it again!

  • By Lara on 08-08-18

I haven't even finished it yet!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

3 more hours to go and I had to give it five stars. This series has me seriously sucked in. I feel the main characters draw you in so much you are feeling their emotions. The message of acceptance, tolerance, and love pours from the story in a mirror image of our species own transgressions. I can't wait to see the whole series tie together!!!!!
While the others have been great, this is my favorite so far. The narrator Really embodies her character and I have had tears roll of my cheeks more than once.

  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

  • By: Emily Croy Barker
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,864

Emily Croy Barker’s riveting debut novel is a must-read for fans of Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic follows grad student Nora Fischer as she stumbles through a portal into a magical world. Having been transformed from drab to beautiful, Nora finds herself surrounded by glamorous friends. Life seems perfect. But then things take a terrible turn, and Nora must learn magic from a reclusive ally if she is to have any hope of survival...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In most ways, this is just the kind of book I seek

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-23-13

not bad

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

some of the chapters end rather abruptly. Kinda choppy with timeline. I would like to have a little more history about the alternate world the main character fell into.

  • The Throne of Fire

  • Kane Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,797

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians. And now their most threatening enemy yet—the chaos snake Apophis—is rising.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rick is masterful with history and incrporation.

  • By Craig H. on 09-01-11

Great kids read!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

a great read for young adults. full of historical education with an imaginative twist. Rick Riodan continues to entertain with mythology.

  • The Bassoon King

  • My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy
  • By: Rainn Wilson
  • Narrated by: Rainn Wilson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713

For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a best-selling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet: "I'm not on Facebook" is the new "I don't even own a TV") that now has more than four million followers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exquisite narration!

  • By Johanna on 11-13-15

I loved it.

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Rainn is inspiring and humorous. there's even a little visit from Dwight. easy to finish and good for the occasional revisit.

  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,593
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,149

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really tried to like it

  • By Candy M Tuttle on 08-28-18

very strange story with very strange voices.......

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

Reviewed: 07-28-16

kinda out there. the story and voices are not badly done, this just wasn't for my personal taste.

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