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  • Oberon's Meaty Mysteries: The Squirrel on the Train

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,292
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171

Oberon the Irish wolfhound is off to Portland to smell all the things with canine companions, and, of course, his human, ancient Druid Atticus O'Sullivan. The first complication is an unmistakable sign of sinister agendas afoot: a squirrel atop the train. But an even more ominous situation is in store when the trio plus Atticus stumble across a murder upon arrival at the station. They recognize Detective Gabriela Ibarra, who's there to investigate. But they also recognize the body - or rather that the body is a doppelganger for Atticus himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Goofy Pooch

  • By Jean on 12-07-17

So much fun, so well done!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

These Oberon stories are so entertaining I can (and Have) listened to them multiple times. Very funny, you should be forewarned, that depending on your personal culinary leaning, you may find yourself in dire need of a Pot Pie, Tacos, or a Large Summer sausage. You will never look at a squirrel the same way, either. My suspicions about them have been confirmed.

  • The Purification Ceremony

  • By: Mark T. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

At a young age in the Maine woods, Diana Jackman learned to move freely in the wilderness, to sense a world invisible to most. A natural tracker from a long line of shamans, healers, and hunters - an estranged wife and mother - she has returned to the woods to find again a place of magic...and death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly rich multi-layered story

  • By Aubrey on 11-07-17

Amazingly rich multi-layered story

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

I have listened to it dozens of times. there seems to be a wealth of hinting details, that expand in your mind far beyond the words of the narrative. one of those books that feels much longer than it is, in a way that you wish would go on even longer. I originally listen to it on cassette tape, an abridged version, with a different narrator, very pleased with the unabridged.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fated

  • Alex Verus Series, Book 1
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,004
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,012

Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future-allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success. But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Dresden meets the Temple of Doom

  • By Jessica on 05-15-14

A comfortable new addition to magic 'in our day'

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

What made the experience of listening to Fated the most enjoyable?

new character and environs

Who was your favorite character and why?

main character, just because

What about Gildart Jackson’s performance did you like?

characters were fresh, and consistent, recognizable to the ear

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

not an option for me

  • The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

  • Burton & Swinburne, Book 2
  • By: Mark Hodder
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 648

When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection - black diamonds rumored to be fragments of the Lemurian Eye of Naga, a meteorite that fell to Earth in prehistoric times. His investigation leads to involvement with the media sensation of the age: the Tichborne Claimant, a man who insists that he's the long lost heir to the cursed Tichborne estate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent installment.

  • By Chris - Audible on 04-17-12

wonderfully dreadful, swisted history

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

Where does The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

in the top 50

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man?

defeat of main foe

What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

distinctive, consistent characters

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

a characters death, but that would be telling

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,551

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

A Nice Listen, fun

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

If you could sum up Where the Hell is Tesla? in three words, what would they be?

Fast, fun, snarky

What did you like best about this story?

interesting idea, brisk pace

What about Rob Dircks’s performance did you like?

it was bright, I usually do not like when an author reads their work, but this was pretty good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

at several points I wondered if this was an elaborate apology and wedding proposal that morphed into a short novel .... sappy, a bit, but just bearable.

Any additional comments?

the constantly repeated email headings got to be a bit much, at times,

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Legion

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,891

Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The only flaw...

  • By Joshua on 12-09-12

Engaging concept, enjoyed it, love to hear more!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-12

Where does Legion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top 20%

What did you like best about this story?

the premise, the framework of the story

Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

all were distinct & interesting

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no

Any additional comments?

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Hexed

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,038
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,533

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing

  • By A. Sentoni on 07-30-11

excellent, interesting, engaging

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

Reviewed: 06-19-12

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

yes good enjoyable listen

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aticus, just because of who he is, how he is

What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

interesting characterizations

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

laugh mostly

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,649

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Exciting, captivating, funny

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

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

only listened to it, but I love to be read to & Davina Porter is just fantastic...

Who was your favorite character and why?

Murtagh, because he was just always there, when & how he needed to be

Which scene was your favorite?

cattle in the prison

Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 audiobook cover art
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,582
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,598

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

Nicely twisted story line

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

Would you listen to Ghost Story again? Why?

Yes, I like the Dresden Files, there is enough meat to go back & re-discover things missed the first time through.

What did you like best about this story?

that there was just enough clues to figure out what might be going on, but still wondering right up to the end...

Have you listened to any of John Glover’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't think I've heard John before, initially I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't James Marsters, Having gotten used to his interpretations, but I enjoyed the performance over all

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

Laugh, mostly, tho' it touched me at times, like I think it will anyone that's lost someone near & dear to them...

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,779

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

  • By Chris on 01-02-12

A nice spin on the immortal, druid, wizzard, thing

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

Reviewed: 04-23-12

What did you love best about Hounded?

the structure/framework of the story, nice character development, too

What other book might you compare Hounded to and why?

Highlander, Dresden Files

Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

all nicely done

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

a bit

Any additional comments?

will most likely listen to the rest of the series