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  • Dreadful Company

  • By: Vivian Shaw
  • Narrated by: Suzannah Hampton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

When Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, is unexpectedly called to Paris to present at a medical conference, she expects nothing more exciting than professional discourse on zombie reconstructive surgery and skin disease in bogeymen - and hopefully at least one uneventful night at the Opera. Unfortunately for Greta, Paris happens to be infested with a coven of vampires - and not the civilized kind. If she hopes to survive, Greta must navigate the darkest corners of the City of Lights, the maze of ancient catacombs and mine-tunnels underneath the streets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first

  • By amazinbuyerAB on 08-08-18

solid sequel

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

*slight spoilers*
while the "coven " of vampires was painful to hear described, the proved to be a valid antagonist.
I enjoyed it thoroughly

  • Strange Practice

  • By: Vivian Shaw
  • Narrated by: Susanna Hampton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514

Dr. Greta Helsing has inherited the family's highly specialized and highly peculiar medical practice. She treats the undead for a host of ills - vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies. It's a quiet, supernatural-adjacent life until a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead Londoners alike. As terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use her unusual skills to stop the cult if she hopes to save her practice - and her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep Google open while you read

  • By Christine Ehren on 02-23-18

Engaging

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Grabbed me from the beginning and kept me enthralled the entire time.
Well developed story and top notch narration.

  • Jacob T. Marley

  • By: R. William Bennett
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,611

"Marley was dead to begin with...." These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my favorite book! I listen to it all year

  • By Lyle K Holden on 08-07-17

Spectacular

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

A wonderful addition to A Christmas Carol. The character of Marley is well developed and the way the story is told is similar enough to A Christmas Carol to allow for a blending of them in your mind.
I couldn't recommend it more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • From Here to Eternity

  • Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911

Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body. Grandpa's mummy has lived in the family home for two years, where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship. She meets Bolivian natitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human skulls) and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Caitlin has done it again

  • By Shaun on 10-03-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

This was so well written. it was like a combination of an anthropological study and a tourism book.
She writes (and reads) very conversational, and even includes conversations she had with locals, but her respect and self awareness was more than you would generally find in a tourism book.

  • Simon Says: Tips for the Intrepid Time Traveler

  • The CHRONOS Files, Book 3.5
  • By: Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 224

Simon Rand's life isn't exactly linear, but he's okay with that. He was older than his mother when they first met, and he's traveled pretty much everywhere the CHRONOS key can take him. Much of his childhood was spent in the 1890s on the Cyrist Farm with his friend, Kiernan Dunne, but summer vacations meant hanging out with his grandfather in the 2020s, training to be Saul Rand's right-hand man, and fixing bits of history to help build Cyrist International.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hate Simon a little less...

  • By Hannah on 05-26-16

Simon... go figure

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

Surprising how much I enjoyed the story from Simon's point of view. It explains a bit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sinful Cinderella

  • Dark Fairy Tale Queen, Book 1
  • By: Anita Valle
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

The ball, the prince - it's all part of my plan to come out on top. Stepmother and her demented daughters will pay for every floor I have scoured, every sneer I have borne. They don't know about the white magic, how I use it to enhance myself. They can't see that my heart is black as midnight, rotten as a poisoned apple.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun and dark version of a classic with a lesson

  • By Anna on 08-05-16

Darker than Disney

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

I bought this on sale, but will happily continue the series at regular price.
I really enjoyed the adaptation.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Time's Edge

  • The Chronos Files, Book 2
  • By: Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932

To stop her sadistic grandfather, Saul, and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retrieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists’ hands. If she jumps back in time and pulls the wrong key - one that might tip off the Cyrists to her strategy - her whole plan could come crashing down, jeopardizing the future of millions of innocent people. Kate’s only ally is Kiernan, who also carries the time-traveling gene.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I'm too much of an adult for this YA book

  • By Marie on 11-13-14

Engaging

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

I really enjoyed the first novel of the series, and loved the novella, so it is wonderful to have gotten so pulled in with this one!

I was laughing and cheering (and sometimes arguing) with the characters as I listened!

I definitely recommend.

  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

  • A Memoir
  • By: Felicia Day
  • Narrated by: Felicia Day, Joss Whedon - foreword
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,953

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't dismiss this one out of hand!

  • By John S. on 09-09-15

FanTAStic!

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

I love Felicia Day!
Which i say as a non-gamer. Most of my friends game, so I understand more than I should given my position. But even as someone who didn't always get the depth of what she was trying to convey, I never felt left out or spoken down to.
Even if you barely speak sci-fi this book is worth a listen. It is uplifting and wonderful.

  • If at Birth You Don't Succeed

  • My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny
  • By: Zach Anner
  • Narrated by: Zach Anner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912

Zach lives by the mantra: When life gives you a wheelchair, make lemonade. Whether recounting a valiant childhood attempt to woo Cindy Crawford, encounters with zealous faith healers, or the time he crapped his pants mere feet from Dr. Phil, Zach shares his fumbles with unflinching honesty and characteristic charm. By his 30th birthday, Zach had grown into an adult with a career in entertainment, millions of fans, a loving family, and friends who would literally carry him up mountains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zach A.

  • By Zachary D Anner on 04-07-16

Wonderous

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

A life story that ebbed and flowed with authenticity and an honest humor.
Especially enjoyable if you interrupt a chpater now and then with a trip to Youtube to watch an episode of Workout Wed or Top of the Monday

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Drums of Autumn

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,089
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,572
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,472

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Can't Get Enough!

  • By Eugenia on 02-15-10

10 points

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

Reviewed: 01-19-16

Another wonderful story of Jaime and Claire and their time in the British Colonies approaching the American Revolution.