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  • The Screwtape Letters

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,195

A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old Devil to his nephew, Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One to Read Again and Again

  • By E. Pearson on 12-31-11

Insightful commentary of humanity.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-15

I won't pretend to have grasped everything Lewis wrote but I still found it a fascinating read. I plan on listening several times more to get a better understanding of his writing. I like the set up itself, the one sided letter writing.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • A Novel
  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Zach Appelman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,545

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, good narrator, not so great production

  • By j phillips on 08-08-17

Beautiful and moving.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-15

An elegantly written story set in Europe in the years of the Second World War. We meet people simply trying to live as best they can in difficult circumstances, one a young uncertain but clever boy in Germany whose biggest worry is how to avoid working in the coal mines. The other a young girl who loses her sight but with help from her father will overcome this obstacle. Listening to Anthony Doerr's novel I felt lifted and touched by his poetic imagery and emotional depth.

  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,095

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, emotion-driven alternative reality

  • By Mike on 03-10-15

Written Well

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

This book exceeded my expectations, there are lots of bad to average fantasy novels around but this isn't one of them. The world Bishop has created is unlike other fantasy novels. It's not cheesy at all either. It's an intriguing story and I got sucked in right away and I'm looking forward to the second book. I hope Bishop is a prolific series writer, there's so much story to explore here!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who - Plague of the Cybermen

  • By: Justin Richards
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Briggs, David Warner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor as played by Matt Smith in the spectacular hit series from BBC TV. When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague - a 'wasting disease'. The victims face a horrible death - but what's worse, the dead seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rather Good

  • By Craig on 04-17-15

A Really good Doctor Who story

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

Reviewed: 08-20-15

Totally enjoyable tale of a fight against the Cybermen set in a little rustic village. Interesting side stories and characters made it a richer story than some Doctors Who tales. I particularly liked the ending, especially the few moments we get with the Doctor and the TARDIS.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who; The Crawling Terror: A 12th Doctor novel

  • By: Mike Tucker
  • Narrated by: Neve McIntosh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Neve McIntosh reads an original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara, as played by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.Gabby Nichols is putting her son to bed when she hears her daughter cry out. ‘Mummy there’s a daddy longlegs in my room!’ Then the screaming starts... Kevin Alperton is on his way to school when he is attacked by a mosquito. A big one. Then things get dangerous. But it isn’t the dead man cocooned inside a huge mass of web that worries the Doctor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely "crawling"

  • By Careena on 04-16-15

Creepy

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

Lots of fun but creepy too. Great storytelling.
I enjoyed the narrators voice and her melodic tone.
Good to hear a story with the 12th Doctor.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who: Borrowed Time

  • By: Naomi A. Alderman
  • Narrated by: Meera Syal
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

"You want more time Mr Brown, of course you do. We all want more time. Let me make you an offer...." Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train’s late, the lift jams. If only he’d had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They’ll lend him some - at a very reasonable rate of interest. Detecting a problem, the Doctor, Amy and Rory go undercover at the bank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never Wish For More Time!

  • By MumsyKate on 05-01-12

Excellent.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-15

This compilation of stories was more fun and interesting than I was expecting, each was unique and thoroughly in sync with the way Doctor Who tales are told. Enjoyed it very much.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,473

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours in, restarted so husband could listen too!

  • By Pikay on 12-13-14

Thought provoking.

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

I had no idea what the novel was about when I started to listen but I was drawn in by the story. Twists and turns were not expected and the pace kept me listening. I recommend this for everybody especially sci fi and fantasy fans. I don't want to give away the story but I got goose bumps listening to this tale.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

  • By: Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,499

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!

  • By Barbara on 01-14-12

Terrific

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

Unknowingly I had read the 2nd in this series and wanted to start from the start. This, like the 2nd was thoroughly enjoyable and I plan on reading as many as possible. I hope they are all this fun.

  • Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore

  • An 11th Doctor Novel
  • By: Justin Richards, Mark Morris, George Mann, and others
  • Narrated by: David Troughton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

David Troughton reads four original stories set in different periods of the Siege of Trenzalore, featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith. "Let it Snow" by Justin Richards; "An Apple a Day" by George Mann; "Strangers in the Outland" by Paul Finch; "The Dreaming" by Mark Morris. As it had been foretold, the armies of the Universe gathered at Trenzalore. Only one thing stood between the planet and destruction: the Doctor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's all about battles

  • By Penny on 09-23-15

Great stories

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

I enjoyed listening to David Troughton (who himself and his father has played in the old series) narrate the 4 different adventures of the Doctor on Christmas.
It always impresses me how well different authors can grasp the essence of The Doctor so well. I suppose its testament to how powerful the Doctor Who story is.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Coroner’s Lunch

  • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 1
  • By: Colin Cotterill
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,062

Laos, 1975: The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner. Although he has no training for the job, there is no one else: the rest of the educated class have fled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply Satisfying Listening Experience

  • By Elizabeth on 09-11-11

A who dunnit of the Lao kind, fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

Fantastic narration, all the different characters can be discerned and is off set by a very dry narration between which served to highlight the humour of the protagonist. I really enjoyed the mystical, spiritual aspects of the story, some were especially moving. I'm looking forward to the next in the series!