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  • Warm Bodies

  • A Novel
  • By: Isaac Marion
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,743
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,740

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This was...OK

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-13

Interesting read

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

The one thing I ce a complaint about is the "teenager" mentality of the book. But the concepts and R's contemplations about humanity are very interesting. Love it!

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,638
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,591

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truth Universally Acknowledged

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-15

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I was not able to relate to any of the characters. The only subject of any conversation between any characters is marriage. Boring. I'm sure glad I didn't live back then. How awful.

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,610

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Short and sweet

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Very interesting concept. Love it! I could definitely go for more stories from the same world.

  • Twelve Years a Slave

  • By: Solomon Northup
  • Narrated by: Louis Gossett Jr.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,790

In this riveting landmark autobiography, which reads like a novel, Academy Award and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York; Washington, D.C.; and Louisiana to experience the kidnapping and 12 years of bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watched the Movie First, Then listened to the Book

  • By Russell on 02-04-14

Just wow.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I love this book. The matter of fact manor in which it's written makes the events that much more horrific. A story worthy of telling.

  • 1984

  • New Classic Edition
  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,703

George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come one, Come all into 1984!

  • By Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) on 02-18-08

Paranoia, the book.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Do not read this book of you don't like like super depressing and hopeless stuff. I love that kind of thing, so I really enjoyed it. This book really makes you feel paranoid. I would say there are a lot of parallels with the modern world, which is what makes it so disturbing.

  • Brief Cases

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jim Butcher, full cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,412
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,002
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,981

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day", Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The original story is great

  • By Ronald G. Overton on 06-06-18

A great compilation!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

This is all the short stories not included in Side Jobs. Love these books! The new stories are so sweet.

  • Ghost Story

  • A Novel of the Dresden Files
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,758

When an unknown someone shoots him and leaves him to die, Harry Dresden hopes he might be heading to a better place. Unfortunately being dead doesn't make Harry's life any easier. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on - a feat that would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best thing I've ever seen a company willingly do

  • By Brooks Hamilton on 04-21-15

One of my favorites from the series

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

This one is just great! A creative look what it's like after death. Excellent fun!

  • Fingersmith

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 23 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,935

Orphaned as an infant, Susan Trinder was raised by Mrs. Sucksby, “mother” to a host of pickpockets and con artists. To pay her debt, she joins legendary thief Gentleman in swindling an innocent woman out of her inheritence. But the two women form an unanticipated bond and the events that follow will surprise every listener. Fingersmith was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize, and was chosen as book of the year 2002 by more organizations than any other novel. Sarah Waters was named Author of the Year at the 2003 British Book Awards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The BEST BOOK I"ve read this year!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-11

I love this one.

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

The one thing à really love about this book is subtlety. Very well written. The characters are relatable.

  • The Disaster Artist

  • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
  • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
  • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,598

Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, "I have to do a scene with this guy." That impulse changed both of their lives. The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero's laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make "the Citizen Kane of bad movies" ( Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You Have to Listen to This Book!

  • By Henry Strickler on 08-28-14

Wow

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

What a story. It's completely insane, of course, but I couldn't stop listening. I will never watch this movie the same way again.

  • The Phantom of the Opera

  • By: Gaston Leroux
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,340

The story begins with an investigation into some strange reports of an "opera ghost", legendary for making the great Paris opera performers ill-at-ease when they sit alone in their dressing rooms. Some allege to have seen the ghost in evening clothes moving about in the shadows. Nothing is done, however, until the disappearance of Christine during her triumphant performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phantom of the Opera

  • By Miriam on 02-12-05

It's okay

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

It was a lot funnier than the movies and plays I've seen, a lot more metal. But this language is just not for me. It reads silly to me.