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  • The Found and the Lost

  • The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan, Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 34 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time - and introduced by the legendary author - in one breathtaking volume. Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades, from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud awards. She has had her work collected over the years but never as a complete retrospective of her longer works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece!

  • By Stacey Leyton on 04-19-17

Ursala Le Guin rediscovered

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

I remember being fascinated by the thoroughly human descriptions Ursula colours stories with, which I read many years ago, when I was a youth.

It was delightful to have the same experience again with this anthology.

I can’t wait for them to make a screen adaptation.
Thought provoking and entertaining!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Echoes of Sherlock Holmes

  • Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon
  • By: Laurie R. King - editor, Leslie S. Klinger - editor
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, Clive Chafer, Derek Perkins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Expert Sherlockians Laurie King and Leslie Klinger put forth the question: What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some are highly regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science fiction. All of these talented authors, however, share a great admiration for Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixture of good and not so good

  • By David on 02-08-17

Mixture of good and not so good

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

Most of the stories are written in spirit of Sherlock.
But this collection is a long way from the best.
Ok for light listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Matter

  • A Novel
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,237

"Are you happy with your life?" Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Believable Multiverse

  • By Michael L. Moore on 02-18-17

Very entertaining , surprised me

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

Reviewed: 08-26-16

I liked the way the story developed. The contrasting believable characters gave the story drive and for scifi fans like me it had enough references to current string theory to make it plausible.
The performance was very good.
Definitely recommend it.

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,995
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,948

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
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

looking forward to the next book with Mike

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

Reviewed: 11-18-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Fold to be better than the print version?

haven't read the written book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mike

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

The story and its twists were very entertaining, I found it difficult to stop listening. It was very easy to connect this story to his previous book 14. I hope he doesn't leave it too long before continuing the story.
I had a little problem with the dialogue with the marines. Also I found it strange that Mike didn't see more of the cockroach men coming.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gatefather

  • The Mithermages, Book 3
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,565

Danny North is the first Gate Mage to be born on Earth in nearly 2,000 years, or at least the first to survive and claim his power, for families of Westil in exile on Earth have a treaty that requires the death of any suspected Gate Mage. The wars between the families had been terrible until at last they realized it was their own survival in question.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Do not get this book!

  • By Chris on 11-05-15

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 11-15-15

I'm glad the author ventured into the realm of life and death and am pleased with the ideas presented.
I like the richness of the characters and how this book was wound up.
It's nice to be entertained with a happy ending

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Banner of Heaven

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Jon Krakauer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon Fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've downloaded all year

  • By Theodore Mann on 02-26-06

Thought provoking and valuable insight

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

Reviewed: 08-05-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

highlights the danger of religious fundamentalism, especially when it involves devine revelation. Thought provoking when considered in relation to Mitt Romney.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

no, but it was enlightening throughout

What about Jon Krakauer’s performance did you like?

detailed and suspensful

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

That mixed race interactions was punishable by death in the early Mormon church