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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,061

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had so much promise

  • By Brian G on 09-01-17

I hope everyone knows to listen to "14" first...

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Great second book in this loose "series". Although not essential, listening to "14" by Peter Clines first will make "The Fold" more fun.
Love the many cultural references, both explained and unexplained. Makes me wonder how many I may have missed.
This is a really fun listen, and Ray Porter does a great job.
I hope there's a third book coming...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

  • A New History of a Lost World
  • By: Steve Brusatte
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499

In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field - discovering 10 new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork - masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, drawing on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction, and startling living legacy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • "The Rise of the Scientists Who Study Dinosaurs"

  • By Daniel Powell on 09-16-18

Rekindled Childhood Interest

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The "inner" (and, my kids would tell you, "outer") nerd in me was attracted to this title and I was not disappointed.
The author's account of turning a childhood obsession into renowned expertise in his field (the big dino predators, like T-Rex) is well done and a fun read/listen. The narrator, Patrick Lawlor, does a great job with this book, which is written from the first person perspective. The author's obvious overwhelming enthusiasm also serves as reminder that pursuing a true passion as a career, when possible, is usually a good choice.
As I listened, I "unlearned" almost as much as I learned about the dinosaurs and what became of them. I certainly gained a new respect for the variety of birds on earth and what that likely says about the variety of dinosaurs that once roamed our planet.
Yes, it's nerdy, scientific and uses great big latin words sometimes, but it is also a lot of fun! Thanks.

  • Power Forward

  • My Presidential Education
  • By: Reggie Love
  • Narrated by: Reggie Love
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Every path to adulthood is strewn with missteps, epiphanies, and hard-earned lessons. Only Reggie Love's, however, went through the White House by way of Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mentored by both Coach Krzyzewski and President Obama, Love shares universal insights learned in unique circumstances, an education in how sports, politics, and life can define who you are, what you believe in, and what it takes to make a difference.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen.

  • By Derek on 02-04-15

Have a young person in your life listen to this!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I have two older teen sons. They both listened to it and loved it! Very insightful and lots of great life lessons here (not the least of which might be the "folly of tattoos" -thank you, Mrs. Obama!). Seriously, this book really can speak to young people finding their ways out there. Give it a try.

  • Lisey's Story

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Mare Winningham
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,548
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,550

Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a 25-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, best-selling novelist, and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and "bools". Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went, a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive, or give him the ideas he needed in order to live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a love story--it's a horror story--it's both

  • By Lesley on 01-30-07

Stephen King at his worst... Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

Long, slow paced, not scary, very "Lovecraftian".
Made me wonder, did he really write it, or did his wife, and he slapped his name on it?
Mare Winningham's narration saves it.

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,549

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly on 03-04-17

Very specific audience

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

This book is written for a very specific audience. If you are into and understand programming, understand references to various brands of personal computers throughout history, enjoy jokes that make references to computers, and teenage boy "potty" humor along with sexual innuendo, oh- and "magic!", then this book is for you.
I am not into any of those things.

  • Mansfield Park (Naxos Edition)

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893

At the tender age of 10, Fanny Price is 'adopted' by her rich relations and is removed from the poverty of her home in Portsmouth to the opulence of Mansfield Park. The transplantation is not a happy one. Dependent, helpless, neglected and forgotten, Fanny struggles to come to terms with her new life until, tested almost to the limits of endurance, she assumes her rightful role....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh such felicity, such gaiety, such rapture!

  • By Neil Chisholm on 02-05-12

Boring...

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

This book was about 40 chapters too long. The only thing I took away is that I may understand where JK Rowling found the name and character of Mrs. Norris, in the Harry Potter novels.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • After Alice

  • A Novel
  • By: Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 267

From the best-selling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic. When Alice toppled down the rabbit hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fan of this one

  • By Layah on 12-01-15

Trying way too hard

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

I was looking forward to this book, but as in the Disney mash-ups, the intelligent humor and language play of the original Alice books, were absent or overly blatant in this confusing, jumbled mess. This was a major disappointment. Don't bother...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Cyril Ritchard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Cyril Ritchard leads a full cast in this dramatization of Lewis Carroll's most famous work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic

  • By Netherda on 07-09-16

Classic

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

Cyril Richard's performance is the best reading of the Alice Adventures ever.
The Alice books have to be read, or better yet heard, in their original form (not the confusing mash-ups that Disney and Hollywood have produced), in order to be fully appreciated.
This recording is a great way to introduce Alice to young readers/listeners. Gift it to a child and open his or her eyes to the wonder of language,

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Invisible Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Ralph Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,698
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,699

Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

  • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

Timely book. Listen to it!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

Given the news last night about more race related shootings and the deaths of more young men and more police officers, this book could have been written today.
I recommend it to all young people, esp men, black or otherwise. The funeral speech scene is extremely powerful and potent. You will want to share it.
it is difficult to listen to parts and a little confusing at the beginning, but well worth the effort.
Mr. Morton's performance is one of the finest spoken word performances I have experienced.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,311

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Spoiler Alert

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

Reviewed: 06-04-16

Oh yeah, he also got happier when he stopped doing drugs... Duh!
Another "I-gotta-tell-people-about-this!-I'm-gonna-change-their-lives", self-serving, pile of crap from a pseudo-famous person trying to improve his station. Meditation is great stuff for some, but I think getting off drugs and into rehab might have done more for this guy. Barbara Walters was right...