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  • The Ice Dragon

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Maggi Meg Reed
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 620

The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • G. R. R. Martin and Dragon's make a good listen

  • By James on 01-27-12

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

An engrossing story with a wonderful narrator. I couldn't have asked for better. Something to listen to again and again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • House of Shadows

  • Ghosts and Shadows, Volume 1
  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Sophie's world is shattered when disaster bankrupts her family. She's still reeling from the news when she's offered an unexpected solution: Mr. Argenton, a wealthy stranger, asks for her hand in marriage. Marrying Mr. Argenton will restore her family's fortunes and save them from scandal, but condemns Sophie to a life in Northwood, a vast and unnaturally dark mansion situated hours from civilization.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too much romance for my taste.

  • By Debra R. Bianchi on 04-27-17

Engrossing

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

It's not the best book ever written, but it was highly entertaining and I enjoyed it. I'd say it was about the same quality as a melodrama like "Dark Shadows".

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Great God Pan

  • By: Arthur Machen
  • Narrated by: Shea Taylor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Machen's novella The Great God Pan is often cited as one of Lovecraft's most notable influences. In it, Dr. Raymond's ultimate goal is to devise a way to open the mind of man so that he may experience all the world has to offer. He calls this "seeing the great god Pan". After much study of the human mind, he devises an experiment that involves minor brain surgery. He performs this experiment on a young woman named Mary, but when she awakens she is terrified and mentally crippled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • classic horror

  • By Shantee on 05-04-16

The Root of Lovecraft

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

Reviewed: 12-13-16

Highly recommended for anyone who loves the mythos of HP Lovecraft and would like to see where it all began. The narration was also a virtuoso performance and easily the best I've ever heard.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Binding the Strongman

  • By: Frank Hammond
  • Narrated by: Frank Hammond
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

In Daniel 10 the command was issued for Michael to fight against the strongman holding the people of Israel in bondage. He came against the prince of Persia so God's people might be set free and return to their homeland. Before this event ever took place on Earth, it was accomplished in the heavenly realm. The powers of the demonic princes were broken by the angelic forces of the hosts of God, and it set the people of God free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO VERY NECESSARY TODAY AND A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE

  • By D.BRWN on 02-27-15

A Good Sermon

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

Reviewed: 11-26-16

It's a decent introduction to the subject, but more of an overview than any practical instruction.

  • The Sentinel

  • By: Jeffrey Konvitz
  • Narrated by: Mary Murphy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Aspiring model Allison Parker finally moves into her dream apartment: a brownstone on Manhattan's Upper West Side. But her perfect home quickly turns hellish. The building is filled with a cast of sinister tenants, including a reclusive blind priest, who seems to watch her day and night through an upstairs window. Eventually, Allison starts hearing strange noises from the empty apartment above hers. Before long, she uncovers the building's demonic secret and is plunged into a nightmare of sinful misdeeds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen with the Lights On

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-19-16

Narrated by Siri

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

The story itself was dated, sexist, and homophobic. The main character is a timid woman who is always trembling when she's not busy being a model. That being said, it had a creative plot and some really great moments and characters. So if you can wade through the mediocrity, I'd say that the book has some gems that make it worthwhile. Unfortunately the woman narrating the book sounds like the voice of Siri or a GPS system. I kept expecting it to tell me to turn left on Main St.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful