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  • The Dark Assassin

  • By: Joseph Delaney
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister, Olivia Mace, Sean Barrett, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

In his job as the county's spook, 17-year-old Thomas Ward is used to battling boggarts, witches, and other creatures of the dark. But now he and his apprentice, Jenny, must team up with former rivals and enemies to fight the evil Kobalos warriors intent on destroying the county. The fight has cost the life of a strong ally, Grimalkin, the witch assassin. Determined to end the war with the demons, Tom leads Jenny and Alice to Pendle for one last epic clash. Loyalties will be tested, alliances will be broken, and not everyone will survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a mesmerized ending!

  • By Saqlain H Ali on 10-10-17

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I have enjoyed all the books in this series and this one has not let me down. A new twist by the dark and enemies of the county. Wow.

  • The Secret, Book & Scone Society

  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,346

Miracle Springs is a place of healing. Strangers flock there hoping that the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. And, if none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent: prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Bookwyrme on 11-10-17

Refreshing

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Loved this book. As a guy, maybe I shouldn't but I did. The secret book and scone society is a great listen with great characters with just enough color to make it highly interesting. I can't wait to see if the society continues.

  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reflective adventure

  • By Tad Davis on 09-12-17

A classic but not as performed

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

This is a classic tale, but the performance left me wanting. Hard to distinguish between characters and very frustrating.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Earth Afire

  • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296

One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn’t believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is why I enjoy Orson Scott Card's work

  • By SAMA on 07-17-13

Just as good as the first of this series

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Where does Earth Afire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 50

Who was your favorite character and why?

I am tired of this lame question

Which scene was your favorite?

This is a dumb question. It calls for a spoiler

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nope just the book itself

Any additional comments?

Can Audible come up with some intelligent questions? The book is great, the review process stinks.
If you loved Ender's Game, you will love this book and series.

  • Earth Unaware

  • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,569

The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The beginning- or a plot filler

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-22-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

If you could sum up Earth Unaware in three words, what would they be?

Background I wanted

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mazer Rakin (sp). Why should be obvious if you read Ender's Game. If you haven't I won't spoil it for you.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Why can't Audible come up with other questions than "Uh duh, what was your favorite character." I won't be answering this question anymore.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nope

Any additional comments?

The story behind the story. Read Ender's Game first.

  • Hunting for Hidden Gold

  • Hardy Boys 5
  • By: Franklin Dixon
  • Narrated by: Bill Irwin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Timber wolves, a Rocky Mountain blizzard, and a mine cave-in are only a few of the perils Frank and Joe Hardy encouter during their search for the principal members of a notorious gang responsible for a payroll robbery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best

  • By Don Lokke on 05-17-13

Another Classic from The Hardy Boys

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

Would you listen to Hunting for Hidden Gold again? Why?

Not for a while, I seldom read books more than once unless there is something special about them. For this and the other Hardy Boys books. I may listen to them again someday. We will have to see.

What did you like best about this story?

The no nonsense way the Hardy Boys go about things. It was refreshing when I was a youngster myself and is now too.

Which character – as performed by Bill Irwin – was your favorite?

No favorite in this one. As in most of these books, all the characters are necessary and done well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, just enjoyed it a lot

Any additional comments?

Read or listen to The Hardy Boys. This series will entertain you.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Partners of Peril (The Shadow)

  • By: Maxwell Grant
  • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto, Kevin Pariseau, Jonathan Davis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

In this full-cast production of the classic pulp novel, The Shadow investigates as, one by one, the partners in a chemical company die mysterious deaths. The plot of Partners of Peril and much of the action is almost identical to "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate", the very first Batman story in Detective Comics #27, which appeared some years later.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original Pulpy Goodness Given a Fresh Spin!

  • By Matthew Kelley on 04-24-17

Disapointed

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would definitely change how this book was narrated. The different characters seemed to have different levels of volume and it took a while to get a comfortable listening volume. I either became used to it or it got better farther into it.

What did you like best about this story?

Familiar characters. I am a big fan of the old time radio The Shadow series and this reminded me a lot of that.

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

maybe

Did Partners of Peril inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

I think this could have been narrated better

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Missing Chums

  • Hardy Boys 4
  • By: Franklin Dixon
  • Narrated by: Bill Irwin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

When the Hardy Boys set out to solve the mystery of their missing chums, they discover a gang hide-out in a cave on an island along the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Hardy Boys sleuthing around Bayport

  • By MillenniumMike on 11-02-13

Another thrilling adventure

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Missing Chums to be better than the print version?

No, but an equal.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Chet, he really kind of reminds me of myself

Which character – as performed by Bill Irwin – was your favorite?

Frank and Joe

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I like the boating scenes

Any additional comments?

The Hardy boys never disappointment in the keeping it thrilling department

  • The Secret of the Old Mill

  • Hardy Boys 3
  • By: Franklin Dixon
  • Narrated by: Bill Irwin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Determined to learn the secret of the old mill, Frank and Joe employ a clever use to gain entrance and become trapped. There they unravel two mysteries, one involving a counterfeiting case and the other, a national security case their father is working on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was Great

  • By Marion Friedman on 01-27-18

Another great mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret of the Old Mill to be better than the print version?

Well, no. But it is a close second.

What did you like best about this story?

This story brought a little of the high tech into the series

Which scene was your favorite?

When the arrow landed

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When they broke out of the barn

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this series when I was a kid and now again as an adult in audio

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The House on the Cliff

  • Hardy Boys 2
  • By: Franklin Dixon
  • Narrated by: Bill Irwin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

When Mr. Hardy disappears while investigating a mystery surrounding a vacant house rumored to be either haunted or an abode for criminals, the Hardy Boys search for the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As intriguing as I'd remembered

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-23-17

Book 2, can't wait to get started

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

If you could sum up The House on the Cliff in three words, what would they be?

Another cliff hanger

What was one of the most memorable moments of The House on the Cliff?

The sounds from the house

What about Bill Irwin’s performance did you like?

Once again, a great job keeping in the story and not getting lost in characters.

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

No, I like to make good things last

Any additional comments?

Another great one brought back to life with audio