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  • Until I Find You

  • A Novel
  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 35 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ports in search of his father, William Burns. From Copenhagen to Amsterdam, William, a brilliant church organist and profligate womanizer, is always a step ahead, has always just departed in a wave of scandal, with a new tattoo somewhere on his body from a local master or "scratcher".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, annoyingly read

  • By Katharina on 04-30-06

still have not decided

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

strange story. not plotless but...... im not a fan of the sexual child abuse. i guess its just part of the story but i almost gave up then. just when i expected the story to get to what it was building to it was over.
the narrator was ok but mispronounced several words. i hate that.

  • The Sword of Light: The Complete Trilogy

  • By: Aaron Hodges
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 29 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,357

For 500 years, the Gods have united the Three Nations in harmony. Now, that balance has been shattered, and chaos threatens. A town burns, and flames light the night sky. Hunted and alone, 17-year-old Eric flees through the wreckage. The mob grows closer, baying for the blood of their tormentor. Guilt weighs on his soul, but he cannot stop, cannot turn back. If he stops, they die. For two years, he has carried this curse, bringing death and destruction wherever he goes. But now, there is another searching for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cutting trilogy

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-13-18

My 12 yr old nephew wrote a book

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

And his dad read it for us.. Or thats what it felt like.. I cant say forsure about the whole thing i could not get very far. Tried twice. The narrator was awful. Story was awful

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Abominable

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 29 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 572

The year is 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine, high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers - a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American - find a way to take their shot at the top.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great detail

  • By David Shear on 10-30-13

scobbyj doobydoo where are you?

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

with no scooby snack. Terrible story.
keep the credit. I returned it. Can't imagine how it was published.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,307

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

love the story.

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

great series. Can't wait for the next one..
my only problem is the narrator.. he is smooth enough but all the voices sound like old men. his falsetto is just awful..

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Weaveworld

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131

Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world - and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results. With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror - a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ah, but what price Wonderland?

  • By Jason on 04-09-16

ho hum.

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

it just keeps going and going and going...
I was excited about this book due to other reviews.. what can I say? I don't get it. I restarted the book 3 times trying to get a hold on it.
fairly predictable and boring. long winded and made up words.
Simon Vince as always is great.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • A Column of Fire

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,675
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,801

In 1558 the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Follett is a Master Storyteller

  • By Chip Atkinson on 10-11-17

very familiar.

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

same story different people. I had high hopes but it seems he only really knows one story with different details. The story is based on true events surrounding queen Elizabeth so
being a bit if a history buff the story had no suspense. if you know what happend then then you know this story. add in a few fictional cherecters, a bad guy and an out of reach love and there ya go.
to much like previous books of Follett.
if you don't know what happend with Queen Elizabeth and have not read previous Follett books then it's probably a great book.

7 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Witching Hour

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 50 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,681

Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of four centuries of witches - a family given to poetry and incest, murder and philosophy, a family that over the ages is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being called Lasher who haunts the Mayfair women....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU AUDIBLE!

  • By Wendy on 10-22-15

wth is wrong with this woman?<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Like insest? rape? disgustingly romantic? then this book is for you. I hated it , alot

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Imajica

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 37 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,253

Imajica is an epic beyond compare: vast in conception, obsessively detailed in execution, and apocalyptic in its resolution. At its heart lies the sensualist and master art forger Gentle, whose life unravels when he encounters Judith Odell, whose power to influence the destinies of men is vaster than she knows, and Pie "oh" pah, an alien assassin who comes from a hidden dimension.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Imajica is full of adventure, love, lust, power, g

  • By MizNikki on 08-21-15

snore. a good editor goes a long way

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

Reviewed: 09-22-16

Pretty slow.. performance was awesome. just not much of a story. no page turner.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,178

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

no plot

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

Reviewed: 07-19-16

the story has no plot. they have great luck. no bad guy? um. why?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,753

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

blah blah blah

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

good concept, bad exicution .
drags on and on. a good editor would have made a big difference.
and what an ending. really. ? terrible
if your a young or new reader you may be able to enjoy this . it's aimed at young people.
I'm an old hand who goes through a book a week

22 of 24 people found this review helpful