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  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,563

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Great story but I cant understand the narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I really want to finish this the the primary narrator has a habit of speaking really low at time and you miss half a paragraph because he's all but mumbling. Even when I listen via my cars Bluetooth with the volume at a ridiculous level I can't make out his words.

  • Questions of Value

  • By: Patrick Grim, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick Grim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

We live in a world seemingly dedicated to questions of fact and finance. What should I invest in? What school district is the house in? But the fundamental questions of our lives are actually questions of value: What makes life worth living? Are there values that transcend cultural differences? Is all value subjective?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By M. Conneely on 03-16-15

Comprehensive overview of Ethics

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Like this one a lot. There were a few lectures that seemed like they could have been shorter and the time used for other topics but I recommend it.

  • The Black Prism

  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,804
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,352

Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserve a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • original and entertaining

  • By LornaDavis on 09-19-16

Good story

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

The story itself was entertaining. I've been spoiled by the likes of Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson. I don't think this story held up to those standards but it is good. I would recommend it for any reader though it's more young adult.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,780

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

A brief overview of everything that makes humans amazing, terrible, godlike and cretins. Beginning in our origins and progressing to hypothetical futures of the human race. This book expertly touches on everything from animal domestication to human happiness. War, culture, religion and ideology are all included. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in humanity or generally expanding their knowledge.

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,352

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GREAT TRILOGY!!!

  • By Don Gilbert on 11-12-09

I feel bad giving Michael Kramer a 3 star rating

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

Reviewed: 07-29-15

However I just can't get over his voice for Vin it's iritating for some reason. As the Lord ruler and the inquisitors he is amazing. the voices for everyone else was good but as Vin who is one of of not the main character it grated my nerves a bit. The story is very good though I would definitely recommend it.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,680

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

Amazing story. Great reader, however.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

However between this book and the next Devi becomes Davey for some reason. I would say Podehl could work on his femenine vocies but i dont know if i could really hold it against him.