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  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,974

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen and a great start to the series

  • By Donna on 07-13-09

Such a great series.

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

I've been racing through this book series over the last month & a 1/2 or so. I've had a backlog of books since forever, but that's all been roadblocked by the Dresden Files series. I can't get enough. For people not familiar with this and are old enough to remember, I'd very much like to compare this works to the 90's Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV series (which only makes more sense since we've got James Marsters narrating, I mean, it really is too perfect). Jim Butcher is basically the Joss Whedon of books, you know, before the mostly over-hyped Marvel movies.
The world created and offered is one that demands to be revisited time & again, Dresden & the gang of characters all demand to be kept in touch with to see "what's next for who", & basically once you start you'll want it to never end. Luckily there are already about 17 books available for any newcomers to burn through, so you won't be starved for material. (Possibly starved for book audible credits?

This particular books is a fantastic intro into the world & Marsters does a fantastic narration. James Marsters stays on through the whole series (which is always nice when a series can stick with one voice, especially for series of this length) I whole heartedly recommend everyone especially sci-fi/fantasy lovers to binge listen to Dresden Files.

  • The Ultimation: Play to Live, Book 7

  • Play to Live, Book 7
  • By: D. Rus
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022

The magic flames are raging. Blades are melting. Souls are reduced to ashes in the fury of battle. The grand finale of the war for the First Temple is upon us. The last trump cards have been played, the reserves are all exhausted, and even the gods have engaged in the plebeian fight. The universe is on the point of collapse. Broken are the chains that held the worlds together. The icy waters of the Baltic cool the scorching sands of the Frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There are plans for a 8th book.

  • By Chris Jones on 10-30-16

a useless entry into the series

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

the last 3 or more novels have been pointless.
I really wish the author would have wrapped it up quicker.

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  • The Dark Tower II

  • The Drawing of the Three
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,917

In this second volume, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New York - here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. They also become the companions, forming a ka-tet, who will assist him on his quest to save the Dark Tower.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story was a little thin, but the narration!!!

  • By timguitartaylor on 05-07-17

much better than the 1st

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

great narration and great story. The first book was interesting but also kinda lacking solid direction. It was very loose and weird and not in a good way. This second part has King taking the story by the reigns and taking full control. I'm eager to see where part 3 takes us.

  • Baptism of Fire

  • The Witcher, Book 3
  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,911

The Wizard's Guild has been shattered by a coup, and in the uproar Geralt was seriously injured. The witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Voice Over Work

  • By mr1135 on 11-02-16

Just wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

Fantastic entry in a fantastic series. Geralt's journey is truly getting underway. We learn back story and delve deeper still into this incredible mythos.

  • Saint Odd

  • Odd Thomas, Book 7
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,379

Odd Thomas is back where it all started…because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and cruelty, felt love and loss, saved lives and taken them - as he's borne witness to humanity's greatest good and darkest evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I smiled as I again recognized his mannerisms

  • By Derek B. on 05-16-15

worst of the series

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

I had to continually check that I hadn't accidentally skipped entire chapters. I mean... what the heck? This entry skips entire plot points and then just jumps to a 1/2 a$$ed ending. I enjoyed the earlier entries of this series, but this was just a wretched conclusion.
good job to Baker, the narrator. he does an excellent job despite the quality of the material.

  • Blood of Elves

  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,602

For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf. Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as The Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world - for good, or for evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great start to a Promising Series

  • By Joe Chad on 06-07-15

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

A fantastic story that makes for an excellent companion piece to the game, or a great singular experience (should you not be a gamer). The narration is also performed superbly and perfectly puts the listener into the atmosphere and world of this Witcher fantasy.

  • Toast on Toast

  • Cautionary tales and candid advice
  • By: Steven Toast
  • Narrated by: Matt Berry - as Steven Toast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

In Toast on Toast - part memoir, part "how to act" manual - Steven Toast draws on his vast and varied experiences, providing the reader with an invaluable insight into his journey from school plays to RADA and from "It's a Right Royal Knockout" to the Colony Club. Along the way he reveals the secrets of his success. He discloses how to brush up on and expand your technical and vocal skills, how to nail a professional voiceover, and how to deal with difficult work experience staff in a recording studio....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glorious performance from Matt Ber-Ray.

  • By Stanley McHale on 11-18-16

Matt Berry is a joy to listen to

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

a superb narration delivered in character. quite humerus. Enthusiastically recommended. is deserving of repeat listenings.

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