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E. Tomihiro

Winston Salem, NC USA
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  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39,847
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,182

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

great end to a good series

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

this one completes the trilogy. everything gets wrapped up in a cool ending. narration is well done.

  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

  • By: Theodora Goss
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,841

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' deaths, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, erratic, sloppy but not without charm

  • By Rachel on 07-07-17

Mix of Victorian mystery and suspense.

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

Reviewed: 12-26-18

The story is very creative and benefits from the narrator's masterful reading. My one quibble is the constant interjections from the characters. This made listening to the book difficult and detracted from what was otherwise a compelling story.

  • Etiquette & Espionage

  • Finishing School, Book 1
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,792
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,800

Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light, Fun YA Steampunk Novel

  • By Rebecca on 02-11-13

Smashing

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

The print version was fun to read, so I thought the audible version would be worth a try. Turns out the narrator did not disappoint. It has been a joy to listen.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,707
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,689
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,642

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

There is a reason this is a classic

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Anyone who has never read Pride and Prejudice ought to avail themselves of the opportunity. For those familiar with the story, Miss Pike does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.

  • The Hollow of Fear

  • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 3
  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911

Under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don't. When the estranged wife of her dear friend Lord Ingram is discovered dead on his estate, all signs point to him as the murderer. With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to find out the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Jane on 10-02-18

Superb story

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Love this twist on traditional Sherlock Holmes. I have enjoyed the previous books in the series and this one does not dissapoint. No idea how the books read, since i have only heard them on Audible. The narrator is fantastic.

  • Date Night on Union Station

  • EarthCent Ambassador Series, Book 1
  • By: E.M. Foner
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

Kelly Frank is EarthCent's top diplomat on Union Station, but her job description has always been a bit vague. The pay is horrible and she's in hock up to her ears for her furniture, which is likely to end up in a corridor because she's behind on rent for her room. Sometimes she has to wonder if the career she has put ahead of her personal life for 15 years is worth it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you can read this, buy this book.

  • By Matthew on 05-04-17

fun read

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

enjoyed the kindle book do much, bought the audible. the books remind me of the Keith Laumer Retief series with some romance thrown in. also worth noting is no foul language, violence or adult eroticism. just fun clean stories.

  • A Conspiracy in Belgravia

  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920

Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she has had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she is not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office. Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story awesome characters superb narrator

  • By mary hohman on 10-30-17

Sherlock Holmes with a dash of romance

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

purists might object, but the story plays fair in traditional fashion. the mystery is well crafted and the characters fleshed out. narration is spot on.

  • Black Tide Rising

  • By: John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi, and others
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris, Tanya Eby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?"

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • read what your buying first.

  • By sean on 08-18-17

Still fun, some stories better than others

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Narration is excellent. Mixed bag of stories. I enjoyed most of them, hence the 4 stars. Since most were written by other authors, glad they didn't touch the smith family.

  • A Study in Scarlet Women

  • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 1
  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,593

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper-class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First-rate author and first-rate narrator

  • By Lady Wesley on 03-25-17

Fantastic reimagining of Sherlock Holmes

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

It was a bit slow in the beginning, but picked up quickly after the first 30 minutes. Great combination of classic Victorian mystery and romance.
Narration was excellent and really brought life to the characters. Thankfully, Book 1 is in the title, so I look forward to the next. For some reason, I have a craving for tea and a slice of cake.

  • To Sail a Darkling Sea

  • Black Tide Rising, Book 2
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328

With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a ragtag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away. Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Post-ZA Story

  • By Sara Marie Dalke on 07-03-14

Fun book to read and listen.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Bought the first in the series for a long car trip. Bought this one in paperback because I just had to know what happened next. The book was so much fun and the narration so good, I grabbed the sequels from Audible. Love the characters. So far, every book has a couple parts that make me laugh out loud.