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Julia Goebel

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  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,627

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I Hadn't Cliff Noted This in High School

  • By Joel on 03-27-17

Great Classic

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

It was a great version of a book I was supposed to read in school but never did. I wish now I would have and would have been able to carry the books story into adulthood.

  • Dies the Fire

  • A Novel of the Change
  • By: S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,763

Michael Havel was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And, as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An SCAer's dream

  • By David on 02-17-14

Way longer than expected

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

Great book and performance. Unfortunately it seems to just end and now I am searching for a sequel.

  • Into the Land of the Unicorns

  • The Unicorn Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Bruce Coville
  • Narrated by: Bruce Coville
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

On a snowy night, Cara and her grandmother are pursued into St. Christopher's church by an unknown man. Clutching her grandmother's mysterious amulet, and following the old woman's instructions, Cara escapes their pursuer and falls into Luster, the world of the unicorns.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fast Paced Adventure

  • By Got My Book on 09-10-16

Great re-"read" from my childhood

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

The acting was a bit corny for being an adult but great for children! Kinda short and great for something to take you away to a different place for a little while (in my instance I was on a plane trip).

  • The Glass Castle

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,444

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CAPTIVATING READ

  • By Jennifer on 09-25-12

Paints a wonderful picture

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

I enjoyed listening to this book and having the author read it puts emotions into the performance.

  • The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,283

Everything we now know about the universe - from the behavior of quarks to the birth of galaxies - has come from people who've been willing to ponder the unanswerable. And with the advent of modern science, great minds have turned to testing and experimentation rather than mere thought as a way of grappling with some of the universe's most vexing dilemmas. So what is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered and explored by today's scientists?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "The Universe is in us!"

  • By Kristi R. on 01-05-15

Educational

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

It's nothing I haven't heard before but it still it very nice to understand the universe a little better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragonquest: Dragonriders of Pern

  • By: Anne McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723

"Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirled and swooped, belching flames that destroyed the shimmering strands before they reach the ground."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dragonquest Book 2 in the Dragonriders of Pern

  • By Ginny on 04-27-10

It's a classic and read beautifully!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

I will probably listen to it again. It's detailed and I enjoyed the reader's voice.

  • Carl Jung

  • By: Mark Vernon
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Carl Jung was one of the 20th century’s most significant psychological theorists. He developed concepts we use every day - introverts and extroverts chief among them. Mark Vernon’s eight-part book explores some of Jung’s key ideas and also looks at his relationship with the other giant of the mind - Sigmund Freud.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Julia Goebel on 10-02-16

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

I'm not sure what compelled me to listen to this but it is a good overall view of Jung's beliefs and life.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Kissed by Moonlight

  • By: Shéa MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Bringing the Fairy Queen's murderous brother to justice was supposed to give Morgan Bailey a little peace and quiet - at least as much as a vampire hunter ever gets. But two murders, a jail break, a price on Morgan's head, and rumbles of paranormal war don't bode well for rest and relaxation. Mix in the reappearance of mysterious "soul vampires", and Morgan's emotions are on the verge of melting down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly Enjoyable Series

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-08-17

Cheesy but good overall

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

It's a typical vampire romance but we'll told and performed. I plan to finish the series.

  • Kissed by Smoke

  • The Sunwalker Saga, Book 3
  • By: Shéa MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

Vampire bounty hunter Morgan Bailey wants three things for her birthday: cupcakes, a little action from her sexy new boyfriend, and a good night’s sleep. After the year she’s had, is a quiet celebration really so much to ask? Apparently…yes. It turns out a psychotic sidhe - a subspecies of fae - is running amok in Portland, and it’s up to Morgan to take him down. There’s just one problem: this fairy is as powerful as he is psychotic. And considering the supernatural nut jobs Morgan has dealt with, that’s saying something.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What a disappointment...

  • By Jo on 04-29-13

Good but a bit cheesy

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

A good supernatural romance story. Follows well with the other books though! Not for kids.

  • Kissed by Fire

  • A Sunwalker Saga Novel, Book 2
  • By: Shéa MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 299

Vampire bounty hunter Morgan Bailey needs a break. A girl can handle only so much drama - and her latest assignments have definitely brought the drama. So when her boss mentions an assignment in London, Morgan jumps at the chance to get back to her roots and do what she does best: a good old-fashioned vamp hunt. She should have known better.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hot mess of a heroine

  • By DarthVal on 10-12-15

cheesy but good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-16

Everything was well done and follows the "Kissed by" stories. I liked it and will continue to listen to the others. I also found it cheesy and not appropriate for a younger audience.