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  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 27 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43,635
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,094
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39,999

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book You'll Read This Year

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-22-15

Jim Dale is without a doubt the best narrator ever

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

Reviewed: 04-17-19

Jim Dale is an amazing narrator. It's a joy to listen to him. I loved the book as I do all the Harry Potter books but listening to Jim Dale narrate them is a whole new experience from reading them in print. He is an artist.

  • Highland Fire

  • Guardians of the Stone, Book 1
  • By: Tanya Anne Crosby
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575

For two centuries, Aidan dún Scoti's kinsmen have guarded Scotland's greatest secret, the real Stone of Destiny. Now King David seeks an alliance with the mountain Scot. But only one woman will tempt him--the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan... Cursed by Aidan's people for the sins of her father, Lleas MacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to... she is also the one woman who may bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Lovely Highland Adventure

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-02-17

It was ok

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Not terribly exciting or original. Pretty basic as romance novels go. I did enjoy the narrator.

  • Frankenstein

  • By: Mary Shelley
  • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

Obsessed with the secret of creation, Swiss scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein cobbles together a body he's determined to bring to life. And one fateful night, he does. When the creature opens his eyes, the doctor is repulsed: his vision of perfection is, in fact, a hideous monster. Dr. Frankenstein abandons his creation, but the monster won't be ignored, setting in motion a chain of violence and terror that shadows Victor to his death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Tale Adequate Reading

  • By Chris on 08-06-18

Beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-18

It's a beautiful book. I'm glad I finally read it. It's a favorite now. Wonderful narrator.

  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,530

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's new legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fellowes is a Brand but the Narrator is a Marvel!

  • By M. T. Mirabile on 08-14-16

Great Narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Such a treat. The narrator is superb. She brings every character to life. Best narrator I've heard in a while. Every character was unique. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Soar

  • By: Alyssa Rose Ivy
  • Narrated by: Laura Darrell, James Fouhey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

Serving coffee is temporary, just like Casey's year off from school. She's going to come up with a plan to stay in New York City and go back to college, and that plan does not involve dating a paranormal creature - let alone two.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story Narrator Ruined It

  • By ImmortalBeloved on 01-11-18

Fun story Narrator Ruined It

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-18

The female narrators voice makes me want to stab my ears. Listen to the sample before you buy it to see if you can tolerate it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Inception

  • By: Bianca Scardoni
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,251
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,133

My name is Jemma Blackburn, and I have a secret. I know vampires are real. I watched one murder my father eight months ago, and even though they tried to convince me it didn't happen - that I'd lost touch with reality due to the trauma, I know what I saw was real. Hollow Hills is now the place I call home. It was supposed to be my chance at a normal life. My chance to bury my secret and start over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Change Narration Speed to 1.25x

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-29-17

Good Book Horrible Narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-17

If you can get past the horrible narrators droning, vocal fry style of speaking it's a good book. I suggest speeding it up a bit. So many YA audio books are ruined by these narrators that either actually do speak this way or they think all teen girls do so they are attempting to sound like one. I had to speed it up and ignore it so I could focus on the story. It IS a good story. Too bad the narration is distracting!

Theeee treeeesss swaaayyyeeeeddd ummm there wiiiiinndddd. Enough already. How obnoxious. I was wondering if she was intentionally trying to sound bites and disinterested. Anyway, get the book but speed the narration.

  • Amy Snow

  • A Novel
  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168

It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family's magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of 23, she leaves Amy 10 pounds. But Aurelia also left her much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss out on this one.

  • By laurie eller on 01-24-17

Has everything you want in a book.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-17

Everything you could possibly want in a book. The narrator is wonderful. I can't wait to read the next book by this talented author.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Lair of Dreams

  • A Diviners Novel
  • By: Libba Bray
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679

Audie Award, Young Adult, 2016. After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects and therefore read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities.... Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner from Bray

  • By spaceykasey247 on 09-05-15

It's The Berries!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-17

The characters just came to life for me in this story. I love this series and can't wait for the next installment! This series would make great films!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful