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  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,499
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,248

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

Another crowd pleaser!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

What did you love best about The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter?

A nice addition to the Hadrian and Royce story, with assorted heroines, unlikely heroes and dastardly villains.

What does Tim Gerard Reynolds and Michael J. Sullivan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Tim Gerard Reynolds is a master at his craft. Listening to his narration and his different voices for different characters is always a treat. Author and narrator are a terrific combination.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend, along with all of the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,698
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,659

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

Needs heavy editing, saved by terrific narration

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

What made the experience of listening to Dawn of Wonder the most enjoyable?

The narrator Tim Gerard Reynolds is fantastic. I think he could make reading the phone book exciting. His versatility with accents is a pleasure to listen to and his reading voice is one of the best on Audible.

Would you recommend Dawn of Wonder to your friends? Why or why not?

No, I would not recommend Dawn of Wonder to a friend. The book needs a heavy handed editor. At 30 hours, it could easily be cut in half, with the resulting story crisper, more cohesive and more interesting. It felt like a series of short stories, strung together, rotating around the central character. While the overall effect kind was marginally acceptable (I did give it 3 stars) a good editor could have made it a 5 star story. As a caveat, I find Brandon Sanderson e.x.t.r.e.m.e.l.y. long winded. If you like his drawn out stories, Dawn of Wonder will probably appeal. If you prefer punchier and shorter, give Dawn of Wonder a pass.

What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Tim is one of the best I have ever heard for narration. He is the reason I bought the book.

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

No.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Lost Things

  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,519

High in his attic bedroom, 12-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company.But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: "Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For Those Who Enjoy Playing with Fairytales

  • By alison on 01-06-13

A wonderful tale masterfully narrated

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

Any additional comments?

John Connolly's central character in this book is similar to the boy hero/protagonist in his Infernals series -- a young man going through the trials and tribulations of determining who he is and his place in the world. The story tell is rich and at its heart is the triumph of good in a boy's soul over the forces of evil. Terrific narration brings the characters to life, and the ending was very satisfying. Well worth a listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Infernals

  • A Novel
  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is his eyesight so poor that he mistakenly asks out a letter box on a date, but an angry demon is seeking revenge for Samuel’s part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. It wants to get its claws on Samuel, and when Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into the dark realm, the home of the Infernals, it gets its chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful for Children and Adults

  • By Bob on 10-24-11

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

Any additional comments?

The story of a young boy and his faithful little dog battling the minions of hell continues. The writing is superb -- this work of John Connolly's can be compared to P.G. Wodehouse in providing a belly laugh or two on nearly every page. Tim Gerard Reynolds provides masterful narration, and the entire effect is just terrific. Highly Recommended.

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,718

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action Adventure Time Travel Novel w/ Good Reader

  • By Sires on 04-13-14

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

If you could sum up Just One Damned Thing After Another in three words, what would they be?

Terrific funny time traveling story

What other book might you compare Just One Damned Thing After Another to and why?

Time and Again

Any additional comments?

I love love this series and Jodi Taylor. Her premise of a time travelling think tank is original, and the character development thorough and well done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Kingdom Besieged

  • Book One of the Chaoswar Saga
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 207

After nearly 30 years and more than two dozen novels, Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar Cycle has become one of the most iconic, beloved, and enduring sagas in modern fantasy. The Riftwars were epic battles between Good and Evil whose ramifications have echoed through generations. The latest entry in the epic, A Kingdom Besieged, ushers in the most fearsome threat the Kingdom has yet faced - the Chaoswar - a magic apocalypse with cataclysmic results.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Job Opening: New Narrator Needed

  • By Rob G. on 02-17-13

Terrible narrator. Couldn't finish the story.

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

Reviewed: 12-16-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I love Raymond Feist's books and was really looking forward to hearing this recorded version. Unfortunately, the narrator spoiled the story. Other reviewers have accurately detailed the narrators shortfalls. Suffice to say this is a recorded version to skip.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator spoke to quickly. There was minimal difference in his voice between characters male or female, and as another reviewer commented, when there was a difference it was forced making it even worse. I have nothing positive to say about this narrator's performance. It ruined the story for me and for a number of other reviewers. A casting director somewhere made a terrible choice.

Any additional comments?

Skip this book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • God Is Disappointed in You

  • By: Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
  • Narrated by: James Urbaniak
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231

God Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible...if it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and interminable passages, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each. Written by Mark Russell with cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, God Is Disappointed in You is a frequently hilarious, often shocking, but always accurate retelling of the Bible, including the parts selectively left out by Sunday School teachers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not disappointed in this book!

  • By Nicolas Paul Dunbar on 05-28-15

Hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-14

What did you love best about God Is Disappointed in You?

A hilarious retelling of the bible, updated for the 21rst century.

What did you like best about this story?

Perfect for those of us who have never read the bible, nor had any inclination to.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Intercept

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Charles Leggett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

A left-leaning judge liberates four of the most dangerous al-Qaeda terrorists from Guantanamo Bay and the CIA field officers track them back to Pakistan's northwest frontier mountain range. But the men vanish and rejoin the dark and mysterious forces trained by Osama bin Laden high in the Hindu Kush. These are men with hatred for the United States and Great Britain, and they are sworn to hit back at the USA, which imprisoned so many of their high command.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Robinson returns to form and believability

  • By GH on 07-07-13

Reliably diverting and engrossing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-10

As with any Patrick Robinson books I've listened to, this was full of military themes and personnel, and a dastardly plot by evil doers to commit mischief on the US of A. Not being a right wing conservative who thinks Dick Cheney walks on water, the far right political bent can be a little tedious. But the story telling is terrific, and his characters, while rather one-sided, always leave you rooting for the good guys. One my favorite lines from his books is the Navy Seals philosophy that there are few problems in the world that cannot be solved with enough high explosive. If you like action and military themes, you'll enjoy this (or any other) Patrick Robinson book.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Big Trouble

  • By: Dave Barry
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 410

A chain of events that will change the lives of each and every character will leave some of them wiser, some of them deader, and some of them definitely looking for a new line of work. With a wicked wit, razor-sharp observations, rich characters, and a plot with more twists than the Inland Waterway, Dave Barry makes his debut a complete and utter triumph.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Barry at his Best

  • By Scott on 09-18-08

A disappointment

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-10

I usually find Dave Berry's articles and short blurbs amusing, only occassionally reading it and not laughing. After half an hour of listening to this and not laughing once, I gave it up. Perhaps it's just not my sense of humor, but it was a disappointment.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful