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  • Earth (The Audiobook) Free Chapter

  • By: Jon Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jon Stewart
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 541

The eagerly awaited new audiobook from the Emmy-winning, Oscar-hosting, Daily Show-anchoring Jon Stewart - the man behind the megaseller America (The Book). Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stick to TV

  • By John on 04-09-11

Fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-11

But not good enough to use up a credit to get the entire book. Maybe if the whole book was free.

  • World Without End

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 45 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,726
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,662

In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 hours too short ...

  • By Henrik on 11-03-07

Nice

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-11

A little disappointing compared to Pillars of the Earth, but still well worth the time.

  • The Stranger

  • By: Albert Camus
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,625
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,625

Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is amorality bad?

  • By Rolando on 03-10-14

Top notch translation

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-11

This was an excellent translation. (I had previously read the book in the original French.) The translator's notes at the end were very interesting. The narrator sounded exactly like I would imagine Meursault would have sounded if the book had originally been written in English.

25 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Classic Russian Short Stories, Volume 1

  • By: Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, and others
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Russian literature exudes an atmosphere of mysticism, which is said to be a natural result of the simplicity of her people. Often, instead of being "about" anything, Russian stories sometimes seem to be the "thing" in itself. Be this as it may, it is an undeniable fact that with hardly any portent of future greatness to come, Russian literature suddenly sprang fully developed into existence in the 19th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just few hors d'oeuvres of Russian literature

  • By john on 02-25-10

Great collection!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-11

This is a really good introduction to classic Russian literature. The music was, however, a bit distracting when played at the same time as the narration. In addition, the narrator seemed to be a bit bored by some of the stories.

I liked the Gogol the best and will be looking for more by him.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fuller Memorandum

  • A Laundry Files Novel
  • By: Charles Stross
  • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918

Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross is renowned for his cutting-edge science fiction. This third entry in his “edgy … spoof of Cold War spy thrillers” ( Booklist) finds covert agent Bob Howard learning about a top-secret dossier that vanishes with his boss. Determined to discover the contents of this memorandum, Howard runs afoul of Russian spies, ancient demons, and apostles of a hideous cult planning to raise the Eater of Souls from the undead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top notch!

  • By Maggie on 06-12-11

Top notch!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-11

While _The Jennifer Morgue_ was a bit disappointing (though by no means bad) compared to _The Atrocity Archives_, this book was every bit as good as the first in the series. Not quite as exciting, since the concepts in it have already been well explored in previous two books, but this story is certainly more of an adventure than anything else in the series to date. If you liked _The Atrocity Archives_ even just a little, you should go out of your way to read / listen to this book.

The narrator, Gideon Emery, is PERFECT for this book (as he was for the other two) and does an excellent job with one exception: the mispronunciation of "rosin". It's hard for me to believe that even in British English, it's pronounced the way he said it; I assume he's not familiar with the substance and has therefore never heard it pronounced correctly. THAT was rather distracting.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • METAtropolis Free Story: 'In the Forests of the Night'

  • By: Jay Lake
  • Narrated by: Michael Hogan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1,535
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 651

“In the Forests of the Night” is from the Hugo and Audie Award-nominated METAtropolis, an intelligent and stunning creation of five cutting-edge science-fiction writers, performed by an amazing cast of elite narrators and stars from TV’s Battlestar Galactica. METAtropolis takes place in a future where cities have transformed or died, and technologists, eco-survivalists, and civilization itself vie for continued existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great writer-narrator combination

  • By Robert on 12-09-10

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-11

About the only cool thing about this story was the name of one of the main character: "Tygre, Tygre", who actually is talked about and (more so), thought about by other characters. WAY too much time is spent describing the conditions of the proposed future time. This might have been more enjoyable had a different narrator been chosen. Not that Mr. Hogan was bad, but perhaps not appropriate for this type of story.

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  • Just Kids (Swedish Edition)

  • By: Patti Smith
  • Narrated by: Marika Lagercrantz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Den heta sommaren 1967 lämnar Patti Smith New Jersey för att söka äventyret i New York. Hon är tjugo år gammal, törstar efter nya intryck och erfarenheter, vill inspireras och utvecklas. Och framför allt vill hon skapa. I New York träffar hon sin själsfrände Robert Mapplethorp, som blir hennes följeslagare under de kommande åren, då båda når stor berömmelse och revolutionerar sina konstarter; han som fotograf och hon som musiker och poet.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This book is in Swedish

  • By Joabj on 01-30-11

DECEPTIVE

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-11

I don't speak Swedish. It should have been made more clear that this was a translation of a book into a foreign language. Audible had better give me my credit back.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who: Autonomy

  • By: Daniel Blythe
  • Narrated by: Georgia Moffett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

Hyperville is 2013's top hi-tech, 24-hour entertainment complex - a sprawling palace of fun under one massive roof. You can go shopping, or experience the excitement of Doomcastle, Winterland, or Wild West World. But things are about to get a lot more exciting - and dangerous! What unspeakable horror is lurking on Level Zero of Hyperville? And what will happen when the entire complex goes over to Central Computer Control?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Techpotato on 06-12-12

Not a substitute for the real thing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-10

I couldn't wait for the next season for more Doctor Who. Next time, I will consider my choice more carefully. There was nothing bad about the book, it just didn't meet my expectations.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,109

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Mystery with Wonderful Characters

  • By Robert on 12-22-08

Worth a listen, even if you've seen the movie

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-10

The movie was a testament to the idea that it IS possible to make a movie just as good as the book it was based on. If I'd listened to the book first, I might not have enjoyed the movie as much, but unlike many movies based on books, important plot points that would have made the story hard to follow were, for the most part, not left out of the movie. In the book, the characters are more thoroughly explored which alone made it well worth hearing.

  • Dead Until Dark

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,517
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,541

Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Vampire Said ....

  • By Pamela on 07-24-08

Not as good as the TV show

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-10

Sookie Stackhouse comes out as an entirely different character in the book as compared to the TV show. She isn't as strong and certain of herself in the book and seems more undereducated and far less intelligent than the character I've come to know. (This could be a big function of the accent.)
I just like the TV character better -- she's somebody deserving of my respect, while the woman in the book is somebody I felt kind of sorry for most of the time. Nonetheless, when I was done listening to this story, I felt compelled to hear the next one.