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  • 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 7,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,206

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

Intriguing is an understament!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

With all the fanfare, Rick starts a new and adictive novel of survival. An entertaning rambling of apocaliptical proportions. – Inkish Kingdoms

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Salem's Lot

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Stephen King
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,723

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Performance of an Excellent Story

  • By Tami on 10-02-12

This ... is what I am talking about!!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Once again, I see King at his best in Salem’s Lot. Gothic elements and inspiration from Dracula make this story an amazing and unbelievable amalgamation of classics and uniqueness of King’s style. The haunted house, the dark ghosts, the dark powers of human nature and actions impregnated in the walls of a house. The energy that corrupts not only the body and mind but also the mortar and foundation of the family’s sanctuary.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Read by Eddie Redmayne
  • By: J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
  • Narrated by: Eddie Redmayne
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,780
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,767

A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • whoops

  • By A. Bunnell on 04-19-17

There isn't much story here... but that narrator!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I honestly have never wanted to read this book nor purchase any version. I do have the screenplay because I mean the cover is beautiful! But besides that, it does not call my attention fully.

However, I saw that Audible published this title a few months ago and I heard the preview... and oh my god! This is just one of the best narrations and productions I have heard in my life. There is nothing better than read, but when you listen a book that is full of special effects and sounds of dragons, pixies, fairies, merpeople, and other fantastic beasts that you can come up with... it is just another story and another world!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,732

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

Interesting Interesting!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I started this book thinking it was about something completely different! Like the crime came from a completle different place and doer! but it was not like that at all! I honesty didn't know or thought, this was a crime kind of police story, which I am not that into. However, I really enjoy this book, but mainly about all the things that were impossible to happen. Ninja robots, body jumping (from one body to another) and so on! This are not spoilers as you will never understand or guess what is going on unless you read the book! HA!

I must admit that at the beginning the style or how the book was written and, therefore, narrated was quite confusing, and I got lost a few times while listening. The version that listen was narrated by Wil Weaton, but it is narrated by a girl also... and you might wonder... why is this narrated by two differnet people if at the end it is the same book? Well, check out this video!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,056

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed Beginning...

  • By Elizabeth Mahan on 11-19-18

There is so much to say but right now... meh...

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

There is not much I can say about this book. The narration was really good! I love how he makes so many different voices and makes it easy to follow the story with his voices and knowing who said what. I am terrible with names in audiobooks… out of the 400 characters in King’s novels… I remember barely 3… Now, I must be honest that something I really like, hence the title, is the constant reference to Edgar Allan Poe! Will Wilson mainly! And I can tell that since the first time they mentioned that tale, I knew where this was coming from.

Now, the story… what can I say… the story was really mysterious and I like how we kept us all intrigued. I knew the supernatural was coming because at the end… this is Stephen King… The thriller the regular cop crime investigation and how they all handled the situation. Then the new and weird character that has been in previous novels … but then… the resolution. The villain is revealed and my reaction was: meeh…

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5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Thunderhead

  • Arc of a Scythe
  • By: Neal Shusterman
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,733
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,498
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,485

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times best seller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just Shut Up

  • By B.A. Wilson on 09-04-18

OMG! Not what I was expecting!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I read the first book, Scythe, as part of a book club at work. We were supposed to read/listen the first 50% of the book by the first meeting, and by that time, half of the participants have read the second book already! I thought they were crazy, but actually, they were so right!

Usually, the second book of a trilogy or a saga is weaker than the first one, and that is because we had so many expectations for that book that we get a bit disappointed that it was not as good as we thought it would be. However, Thunderhead is as good as the first one. If Hephaestus was the blacksmith of the gods, Shusterman is his equivalent in plot twits. I was gagging, shocked, gasping, and struck while listening to this book!

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Eagle Tree

  • A Novel
  • By: Ned Hayes
  • Narrated by: Will Ropp
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Fourteen-year-old March Wong knows everything there is to know about trees. They are his passion and his obsession, even after his recent falls - and despite the state's threat to take him away from his mother if she can't keep him from getting hurt. But the young autistic boy cannot resist the captivating pull of the Pacific Northwest's lush forests just outside his back door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening! Feel all the right feelings!

  • By Inkish Kingdoms on 10-21-18

Worth listening! Feel all the right feelings!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

"Exasperatingly beautiful" - Inkish Kingdoms

This story is not about trees and it is not exactly how to save trees. This story by Ned Hayes is narrative of how is to be in the autism spectrum and how to deal with society. The main character as the synopsis says is an autistic teenager who struggles on how to interact with his family and the rest of the world. What moves March, who prefers to be called like his father since he left him, which for me it clearly means that he misses his father, are trees... those amazing masses of carbon and sunlight that keep us all alive.

The narration of the story is great and the narrator does an excellent job on this book! At some point, I felt so exasperated and so into the book that was AN EXPERIENCE! I totally love this novel!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • La casa de los espíritus [The House of the Spirits]

  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Javiera Gazitua, Senén Arancibia
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 846

La primera novela de Isabel Allende narra la saga de una poderosa familia de terratenientes. El despótico patriarca Esteban Trueba ha construido con mano de hierro un imperio privado que empieza a tambalearse con el paso del tiempo y un entorno social explosivo. Finalmente, la decadencia personal del patriarca arrastrará a los Trueba a una dolorosa desintegración.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelente!

  • By Yuridia on 10-07-15

Misticidad y sorpresa en una magnífica historia

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

La escritora abordó el tema de una manera excelente y fue muy descriptivo. El libro convoca sentimientos mezclados de tristeza y emoción. Es muy místico y captura al lector de inicio a fin.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  • By: Becky Albertalli
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,955

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be compromised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crouch should be getting another award

  • By T. N. Taylor on 03-15-18

Am I having an online relationship with a stranger

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

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I might be too old for this cheesy-perfect-ending kind of books or maybe I am just too grumpy to see the reliability of such a story and plot. Being too moralistic, I find so “wrong” the idea of encouraging people to meet or establish a relationship over the internet or even applications. Opening yourself to such “adventures” is hoping too much for humanity, and we should not have so much hope. I also find a bit “annoying” the whole happy-ending of the “tortuous” situation that Simon put himself through, and when I say “annoying” I meant more like predictable. The new kind of fairy tale of happy ever after ending.

I am sure that teenagers curse a lot, but Simon has the mouth of a sailor. All the try-hard necessity of pushing cultural references of Harry Potter and Adventure Times… It is like trying too much to be cool and to reach that specific audience. The fact that he got “mad” at someone for not knowing what a Dementor is… it is ridiculous.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,712
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,650

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is cute, but let's be honest.

  • By João on 03-19-18

Oh Wow! Said the little audible listener!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

My mouth dropped open! With this audiobook! I am laughing so much and so hard at this! The narration was incredible, the story was short and funny, the parody is just amazing! I love the fact that RuPaul was part of the cast that narrated this story!

I like how in such a short book, 7 minutes, you can tell the people how powerful the one is. One might be a little bunny or a turtle or just citizen of the United States, but one plus one makes two, and if all get-together, we can totally do a better work. This book is not only for diverse people but also for all minorities that have been gunned down by the system!

Hilarious! Satirical! And powerful! I am smirking my way home!

What a stinky insect!

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18 of 27 people found this review helpful