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  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,633

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Great story, but..

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I liked the story, the characters are great and well defined. Overall the writing is first rate. The issue is the narrator's voice is very delicate and at times I found myself turning the volume all the way up to hear the story. I guess if I'm paying to listen to a story I want to hear the story. Don't let this stop you from this book. Just be prepared to man the volume.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Fisherman's Tomb

  • The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search
  • By: John O'Neill, Sarah Wynne, Katie Clark
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 111

In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave. This surprising discovery launched a secret quest that would last decades a quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the Apostle Peter. From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter, a lowly fisherman from Galilee, whom Christ made leader of his church was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. But his tomb had been lost to history. Now, funded anonymously by a wealthy American, a small army of workers embarked on the dig of a lifetime. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By martie on 10-11-18

A hidden gem and a important story

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

So often we hear about the complacency between the Nazis and the Catholic church, what you don't hear is what was really going on. So much of what makes us similar is hidden from us to keep power for the select few or to prevent us from taking power from them. This only drives a wedge in all of humanity. This is not a pro-catholic or a pro-religion story. This is a pro-human story about real heroes and people not in it for power, prestige, political brinkmanship or selfish gain. It's a great read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 5th Wave

  • By: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,394

After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the fifth wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother - or even saving herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Typical YA Dystopian Fare

  • By FanB14 on 05-21-13

great voice talent...and a fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 10-18-15

because this is a young adult story I wasn't expecting much. there is some teen/tween angst and it can get a bit wordy at times. I was wrong, great story, great characters, believable actually. Enjoy!!!