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  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,382

An orphan's life is harsh---and often short---in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick wit and a gift for thieving, Locke Lamora has dodged both death and slavery, only to fall into the hands of an eyeless priest known as Chains---a man who is neither blind nor a priest. A con artist of extraordinary talent, Chains passes his skills on to his carefully selected "family" of orphans---a group known as the Gentlemen Bastards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stupendous, but be warned.

  • By Luke A. Reynolds on 11-30-09

Epic fantasy and adventure!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-15

Would you listen to The Lies of Locke Lamora again? Why?

This is a series that could be listened to repeatedly and some missed detail will probably be found each time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The books I love most have an abundance of characters I find myself becoming attached to. It would be impossible to select just one. The author gives them such life!

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

This is my first experience with Michael Page's narration. He does a beautiful job. I kind of think he makes Locke sound a tiny bit like Captain Jack Sparrow, and that is certainly not a bad thing! LOL

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

One could never properly make this book into a film! Please, nobody try!

Any additional comments?

If you are offended by frequent cursing, and I mean the down and dirty type, you may want to avoid this one. However, you will be missing out on a wild, surprising epic adventure. I am on the third book in this series and will be continuing the ride until the end. The Gentleman Bastards are constantly getting in and out of scrapes, sometimes by the skin of their teeth. They always seem to have a trick up a sleeve (literally) when it seems there is no way out. If you enjoy humor, fantasy, trickery and adventure, don't wait to start this one. I had it on my to- read list for years and I'm kicking myself for not starting it sooner. If nothing else, you'll learn a bunch of new and creative insults to add to your repertoire.

  • Octopussy and The Living Daylights, and Other Stories

  • James Bond, Book 14
  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Fleming
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

In Octopussy," a talented but wayward British major pays a high price when his wartime past catches up with him, while in The Property of a Lady, a Fabergé egg leads Bond to a KGB spy. In The Living Daylights, Bond has a perilous rendezvous in sniper's alley between East and West Berlin, and 007 in New York (read by Lucy Fleming) sees him sent to America to warn an ex - MI6 operative about a dangerous liaison. All part of the job for 007.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable stories, excellent narration'

  • By Dani on 09-16-14

Enjoyable stories, excellent narration'

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

Reviewed: 09-16-14

I have to confess that I found and then immediately downloaded this title by typing Tom Hiddleston's name in the search box on Audible. I have been a long-time fan of the James Bond movies and have been encouraged to read the books so this seemed like a complete no-brainer. Tom Hiddleston voicing 007? Yes, please! This title contains 3 stories: The Living Daylights, Octopussy and The Property of A Lady. I knew by the length of the download that these were fairly short, but there is quite a lot of detail in each one. I was surprised that they were not done solely in James Bond's pov, which I found disappointing at first, but I quickly got used to it thanks to Mr. Hiddleston's fantastic narration. The stories have sparked my interest in listening to more of James Bond's adventures. After experiencing Mr. Hiddleston flawlessly voice a Chinese character, I find myself wondering if there is anything he doesn't do well! I've seen him do impressions of his fellow actors on YouTube and after listening to this title I am convinced he has a golden opportunity to add audiobook narrator to his list of skills. Someone please tell this man the world needs him to read more audiobooks! Please?

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Up from the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 7
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,195

There's always one more grave to dig. Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband, Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…. A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Missed Kat and Bones

  • By Julius on 01-29-14

Unhappy

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

Reviewed: 02-02-14

I am sad. I was not really expecting to love this book, since I was equally disappointed with the last two installments. However, being the series finale, I was hopeful. My issue was mainly with the story, as the narration was very well done, as always, with one exception. The voice of Bones was slighlty different to my ears, and I found that annoying. The Night Huntress Series was one of my first forays into UF, and I fell head over heels with Cat, Bones and the rest of the characters in the Night Huntress World. I loved their sarcastic wit, their personal conflicts, their steamy scenes, their butt-kicking action. I loved them all, and it was easy to do. Now, I feel like the romance is over for us. This story felt forced. I think that sums it up. I was not upset about the big surprise this book revealed, I just wasn't emotionally invested enough to care at that point. I wanted to love this last book, but I found myself muttering under my breath at several points in the story. Several things were taken from previous books and "refried" for use in this one. Well, I will miss Cat and Bones. I can only hope that some of the other characters will show up in their own Night Huntress World books.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Magic

  • Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,990

Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it was going to be.

  • By Clinton on 08-06-11

alternate history/steampunkish fun

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

Reviewed: 10-21-11

I'm a huge fan of Larry Correia's Monster Hunter series and that is what drew me to this. I must say I started and stopped this a few times before I finished it but it was definitely worth listening! The story really picked up for me near the end of the first part. After that it was non-stop action! I loved the action sequences and the smart-ass one-liners. Any one who's read Mr. Correia's other books knows they are in for lots of action and cool shoot-em-ups. The characters are quite interesting and I looked forward to finding out all there was to know about them. Bronson Pinchot does an amazing job at narrating this. I'm eagerly awaitng the release of Spellbound, the next in the series, in November.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Halfway to the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,025

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Total Guilty Pleasure!

  • By Wendy on 04-19-12

New favorite!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-11

I'm totally hooked on this series! I'm a big fan of vampire stuff but some of it really misses the mark. This one doesn't disappoint! The story is great with plenty of butt-kicking action, plot twists, steamy sex and funny bits as well. Highly recommend this if you are a Buffy or Sookie Stackhouse fan.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sizzling Sixteen

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck..

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 16... is a fizzle not a sizzle!

  • By Mo on 06-30-10

Always entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-10

I've never been disappointed by this series and this book was no exception. I found myself laughing out loud several times. I just love Lula's attitude! I hope Janet Evanovich continues these books, I would miss them very much if they stopped. Team Ranger all the way!

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

  • The Millennium Series, Book 3
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,640
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,207

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect.

  • By B.J. on 06-15-10

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-10

I am so going to miss Lisbeth and the other characters in this series! Definitely these should be read in order and maybe more than once! Simon Vance does a great job narrating. I really wish there were more. So much left to find out......

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Obsidian Butterfly

  • An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

There are a lot of monsters in Anita Blake's life. And some of them are human. One such individual is the man she calls Edward, a bounty hunter who specializes in the preternatural. He calls her to help him hunt down the greatest evil she has ever encountered - something that kills and maims and vanishes into the night. Something Anita will have to face alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hmm

  • By Kari on 06-26-10

different but good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-10

This book teaches us more about Edward, which is good, but there is very little interaction with Jean-Claude or Richard. That is doubly disappointing because audible doesn't offer Narcissus in Chains, the next book and the one after that has a different reader. Enjoy what little of Jean-Claude you get from this one because in Cerulean Sins the reader doesn't do Jean-Claude's accent. One other thing about this book is there seems to be a few tracks or a chapter missing near the end. I was able to follow with out it, but I thought it was strange.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Dead In the Family

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #10
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,954

Finally settled with Viking vampire Eric, Sookie finds normalcy just as chaos surrounds her. Sookie’s former lover Bill, her boss Sam, and even Eric are struggling with family problems. Then things get really interesting when the werewolves tell Sookie an ominous presence is lurking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I think this is one of the better of the series

  • By Michael on 08-15-10

can't wait for the next one

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-10

I eagerly anticipated this book! I love the series and Johanna Parker is so Sookie! I hope they never change narrators like they do with some series. Of course, I devoured the book so fast I ended up listening a second time to catch the little things you pick up on the second time around. I will watch True Blood in the meantime and see what Alan Ball does to my favorite series. I can only hope Charlaine Harris continues to write as well for the next installments, how ever many that may be. Long series of books tend to drift downhill. Example: the Anita Blake series. After book 11, it seems nobody has anything nice to say.

  • All Together Dead

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #7
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,860

Anthony Award-winning author Charlaine Harris has earned a devoted fan base with her USA Today and New York Times best-selling Sookie Stackhouse mystery series. All Together Dead features more dark but frequently hilarious adventures of buxom, blonde, beautiful, and telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie, who prefers the company of vampires to that of the living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sookie Stackhouse

  • By SLee on 07-15-07

awesome series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-10

I'm in love with this whole series. I've listened to all of them -twice. Narration is super. Eagerly awaiting the newest release in May.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful