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  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,319
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,968

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Maybe Just a Little Disjointed

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

This is classic Norse Mythology. Because of that, the sagas are hard to run together as a single text. Gods. Giants, Dwarfs.

  • Pets on the Couch

  • Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry
  • By: Nicholas Dodman DVM
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 502

Racehorses with Tourette's syndrome, spinning dogs with epilepsy, cats with obsessive-compulsive disorder, feather-plucking parrots with anxiety, and a diffident bull terrier with autism - these astonishing cases were all helped by One Medicine, which emphasizes the similarities, rather than differences, between animals and humans. Inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking, and utterly fascinating, Pets on the Couch demonstrates how what we share with our animals can only lead us to a greater appreciation for them - and for our mutual bonds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Oliver Sacks of Vets! Brilliant!

  • By Gillian on 08-28-16

More Cats Next Time. Please

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I mean it is okay as is, but I would have liked to hear more cats. And have cats over the last 60+ yeas, I know that normal isn't. Interesting information and insights in to barking, biting, etc.

  • City of Endless Night

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300

When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The allusive Pendergast..,

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

More Like the Old Pendergast

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

The Pendergast books were getting rather "out there." As if . . .This one was a bit more "Down-to-Earth." Our favorite Special Agent has been "reined-in" and is not working dependently.

  • Rumpole: The Gentle Art of Blackmail & Other Stories

  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Timothy West
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young Horace Rumpole in this second stellar collection of court cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. 'Rumpole and the Man of God': It is 1959, and Rumpole must defend a clergyman accused of shoplifting who, although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross-examined under oath. Meanwhile, Hilda (she who must be obeyed) has big news....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another series of Mysteries acted out amazingly!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-19-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

I did not know how to rate by the stars. I am profoundly tone deaf. On the phone. I know "Hi Mon" is my daughter as I only have 1 child, and "Hi dear, is my husband. And 4 readers/narrators. So, with all the music, which sounds like small creatures being, this was not for me.eviscerated

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  • Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay

  • Jesse Stone, Book 15
  • By: Reed Farrel Coleman
  • Narrated by: James Naughton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife, Jenn, is about to marry a Dallas real-estate tycoon, Jesse isn't too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. But those concerns get put on the back burner when a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesse suspects it's the work of Mr. Peepers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • RB Parker would have not written this.

  • By John S. Johnston on 09-25-16

Expected no less

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

When an author dies, and the character (*s) is continued\by another, the character often looses - think Archie Goodwin talking about his PC. Reed Farrel Colman has remained true to Robert B Parker. Jesse Stone remains himself. I look forward to more books.

  • All the Little Liars

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora's 15-year-old brother, Phillip, is one of them. Also gone are two of his friends and an 11-year-old girl who was just hoping to get a ride home from soccer practice. And then there's an even worse discovery - at the kids' last known destination, a dead body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome back, Aurora!

  • By Eva on 10-19-16

Roe is back!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

The book seemed to start slowly, but i pressed on. Roe is pregnant and having some problems - think Kate Middleton. Her brother, Philip, has gone missing. along with some of his friends and a couple of kids that are, perhaps, less than friends. Over the course of the book we meet Roe's family and learn about other kids. A thread of bullying runs through the book. It is no surprise that Roe involves herself in the police case.

  • Escape Clause

  • A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 9
  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,016

The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large and very rare Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they've been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others - as Virgil is about to find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Super Sandford

  • By Ted on 03-05-17

Virgil and Endangered Species

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

Whoopie, wow, I get to sound off. Before I get up on the soap box let me say: Virgil is assigned to find a pair of tigers . . . and he does (kinda) as only Virgil can. Ok, soap box time. I am sorry that one of the big stripy cats get killed right at the start of the book, but the book needed it. Near the end of the book the female tiger kills the "bad guy' and there is some discussion about putting her down. There are lots and lots of people and few tigers. Tigers, and other large carnivores, should not be put down just because they munched on a people.

  • Grunt

  • The Curious Science of Humans at War
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Abby Elvidge
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,866
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,708
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,706

Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries - panic, exhaustion, heat, noise - and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, can't abide the narrator

  • By Robin on 06-29-16

Oohrah

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

Loved it, and I am a pacifist - "Ring around the Pentagon" and all that.. Mary doesn't disappoint Here she looks at the science of war - not tactics or strategy. There is a well known saying that goes something like, We are always fighting the last war. Maybe a read of this could change that.

  • One Wild Bird at a Time

  • Portraits of Individual Lives
  • By: Bernd Heinrich
  • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 379

In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds. Heinrich's observations lead to fascinating questions - and sometimes startling discoveries. A great crested flycatcher bringing food to the young acts surreptitiously and is attacked by the mate. Why? A pair of northern flickers hammering their nest-hole into the side of Heinrich's cabin delivers the opportunity to observe the feeding competition between siblings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Adventure In Nature

  • By Sara on 12-21-16

For All Birders

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

This was an easy listen; I had been a bit worried. Well written and edited. This is not a listing of birds, but pretty much a day-by-day chronicle of the birds in the author's life.

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  • How the Finch Stole Christmas!

  • By: Donna Andrews
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Meg's husband has decided to escalate his one-man show of Dickens's A Christmas Carol into a full-scale production with a large cast including their sons Jamie and Josh as Tiny Tim and young Scrooge and Meg helping as stage manager. When a famous, although slightly over-the-hill, actor comes to town to play the starring role of Scrooge, no one expects that he's bringing a lot of baggage and enemies with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • O Gorgeous Bird

  • By Bookbums on 11-16-17

O Gorgeous Bird

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

I look forward to each new Donna Andrews' book; Meg, Mom, etc. all have become part of the family. This one left me feeling that something, that I couldn't quite put my finger on, was missing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful