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  • The Adventures of Brother Cadfael

  • A Collection of Chronicles
  • By: Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

A collection of chronicles including The Summer of the Danes, Brother Cadfael's Penance, The Heretic's Apprentice, Monk's Hood, The Potter's Field, Saint Peter's Fair.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • destructive abridgements

  • By walterlouis422 on 03-20-16

Great story telling

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

Ellis Peters is a an expert in the history of monastic life of the early ages. Brother Cadfael is her greatest creation.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • We Could Do Worse

  • A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories
  • By: Larry Niven, Howard Waldrop, Harry Turtledove, and others
  • Narrated by: Richard Gilliland, Yancy Butler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46

What would the world be like if the space race started during World War II? If Teddy Roosevelt had fought in World War I? If Joseph McCarthy had been elected President? Those and other questions are answered in these nine stories of alternate histories, when the world as we know it might have turned out different than it is today, if only one minor (or major) change had occurred in history.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By Gary on 02-13-08

What a rip off!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

This was such a rip off. the sound quality sucked, and there were not enough stories to make it worthwhile. Audible has been diaappointing me a lot lately, I thonk it's time to cancel my subscription.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unbound

  • By: Shawn Speakman
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill, Tim Gerard Reynolds, Nick Podehl, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Not bound as a book. Free. Like Unfettered before it, the contributing writers of Unbound were allowed to submit the tales they wished fans of genre to hear - without the constraints of a shackling theme. The result is magical. Twenty-three all-original stories are sure to captivate you - some will move you to tears while others will keep you listening long into the night. The power of Unbound lies in its variety of tales and the voices behind them. If you are a fan of discovering new writers or hearing the works of beloved authors, Unbound is for you.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hit and miss

  • By Ursa on 06-18-18

very good listen

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

Reviewed: 09-16-16

I enjoyed this anthology, it was perfomed well and the stories were interesting. I would recommend this book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rogues

  • By: Neil Gaiman (contributor), George R. R. Martin (editor), Gillian Flynn (contributor), and others
  • Narrated by: Janis Ian, Gwendoline Christie, Roy Dotrice, and others
  • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,764

If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun way to sample Authors- More Rothfuss Please!

  • By gerry on 08-31-14

Mostly Good.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

Most of the stories were good, but there was one or two I found lacking. The story about the young women and men at the theatre did not belong in this anthology as it was a juvenile romance with no action. But all in all I would recommend it as a good read/listen.

  • The World's Finest Mystery & Crime Stories, Vol. 2

  • By: Ed Gorman
  • Narrated by: The Funny Cide Team
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

This collection of the best crime and mystery short fiction of 1999, gathered from around the globe and including more award-winners and stories than any other comparable volume, fills the void for those with a hunger for the best international mystery and suspense stories.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So-So

  • By SmileyGuy on 09-12-07

enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

another good colection of short stories in the mystery/crime genre. a good way to sample contemporary writers to see if one might enjoy a longer ,novel, from that writer.

  • The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

  • Stories
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King, Dylan Baker, Brooke Bloom, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,741

A master storyteller at his best - the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant fan. "I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HE'S A CUP OF COFFEE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-10-15

good stories

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

Reviewed: 05-29-16

I have always loved Stephen King's short story collections. This collection is no exception. Some of the stories would make great movies

  • Hieroglyph

  • Stories and Visions for a Better Future
  • By: Ed Finn, Kathryn Cramer
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Now comes this remarkable anthology uniting 20 of today's leading thinkers, writers, and visionaries - among them Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Sterling, and Neal Stephenson - to contribute works of "techno-optimism" that challenge us to dream and do Big Stuff. Engaging, mind-bending, provocative, and imaginative, Hieroglyph offers a forward-thinking approach to the intersection of art and technology that has the power to change our world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SciFi that is very entertaining and scientific

  • By D. Beaman on 10-08-14

thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 05-22-16

Lot of well written stories that engaged me in the problems, and possible solutions, for the near furure.

  • Controlled Burn

  • Stories of Prison, Crime, and Men
  • By: Scott Wolven
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Brooding, edgy, and sometimes violent, Controlled Burn's loosely linked stories are each in some way a distillation of hard time, spent either in prison, the backwoods of Vermont, or the badlands of the American West. Peopled by boxers, drunks, truck drivers, murderers, bounty hunters, drifters traveling under assumed names, and men whose luck ran out a thousand miles ago, these stories feel hard-won from life, and if they are moody and stark, so too are they filled with human longing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great stories, wrong narrator

  • By Gunter on 09-02-08

Modern Noir

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

This book is quintessential noir, but modern, today. the stories are masterfully loosely tied together, and are all about being in prison. Weather it is Federal prison, or the many prison we can create for ourselves when one bad desition start a never ending trail of consequences that lead to more bad decisions. An excellent book
I highly recommend it.

  • Carbide Tipped Pens

  • Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction
  • By: Ben Bova (editor), Eric Choi (editor)
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

In Carbide Tipped Pens,over a dozen of today's most creative imaginations explore these frontiers, carrying on the grand tradition of such legendary masters as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and John W. Campbell, while bringing hard science fiction into the 21st century by extrapolating from the latest scientific developments and discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Four and a Half for Provocative Stories

  • By Lisa Davidson on 04-15-16

Another Good Book From Audible.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

I enjoyed most of the stories on this book. I am also becoming a fan of the narator, having heard him in another anthology.

  • Future Crime

  • By: Ben Bova
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, J. Paul Boehmer, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

No matter what strange forms the future takes, says Ben Bova in his introduction, crime and criminals will always be with us - and with them, the need for law enforcement. Included in this collection of short stories are the full-length novel City of Darkness and "Brillo" - the famous collaboration between Bova and Harlan Ellison.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Stories

  • By Robert on 02-28-16

Good Stories

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

I enjoyed all the stories. This was a good buy and I found it to be very entertaining. I hope to find more like it.