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  • Nine Princes in Amber

  • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
  • By: Roger Zelazny
  • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,242
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,265

Amber is the one real world, of which all others including our own Earth are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, lame deal!

  • By Robert on 08-13-12

Really Really Awful

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Very poor writing. Too wordy. Few to no likable characters. Seemed very juvenile. Cannot imagine how it earned the high ratings. Wish I could get my money back!

  • Darkfever

  • Fever, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,988
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,835
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,839

MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman. Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it!

  • By Dana on 01-27-11

Really Bad

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Bad writing. Poorly performed. Juvenile story. Gratuitously written vulgarity. Will not listen or read to any more of this series and very sorry for the time I wasted on this one.

  • Windhaven

  • By: George R. R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle
  • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

The planet of Windhaven was not originally a home to humans, but it became one following the crash of a colony starship. It is a world of small islands, harsh weather, and monster-infested seas. Communication among the scattered settlements was virtually impossible until the discovery that, thanks to light gravity and a dense atmosphere, humans were able to fly with the aid of metal wings made of bits of the cannibalized spaceship.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A promising early Martin work

  • By Ryan on 12-04-12

It's ok

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

Reviewed: 08-13-16

Not a very developed story not much happens no real suspense or drama or humor. A slightly intriguing suggestion of perhaps alien colonization that isn't really particularly germane to tale.

  • Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are

  • By: David Livermore, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Livermore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417

Based on groundbreaking research, these 24 lectures address dynamics and customs related to working, socializing, dining, marriage and family - all the areas necessary to help you function with a greater level of respect and effectiveness wherever you go. You'll also encounter practical tips and crucial context for greeting, interacting with, and even managing people from other parts of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite possibly my favorite of The Great Courses

  • By Quaker on 09-17-13

Pretty Basic

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

Reviewed: 07-18-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was engaging enough. But nothing particularly riveting. Anyone who has traveled or read much would be aware of the pretty basic information.

What about Professor David Livermore’s performance did you like?

The presenter's voice rate of speech is pleasant.