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  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best yet

  • By Karen R Moore on 06-03-18

Everybody says this is great

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

It's good. But I disagree, it is not great, it is very good. It's an easy listen, the narrator does well, good inflection, not many mispronunciations (my pet hate). The story itself is a little mundane in my humble opinion, not one of Koontz's best. A good story to listen to, go do something else and pick up again.

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  • Assassin’s Apprentice

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chilvary Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility. So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Robin hobb did u pick this narrator?

  • By ratna on 03-01-15

Good audio book, enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

In spite of other reviewers I thought the narrator did a good job. The story was good and involving.

  • Royal Assassin

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Fitz dreams of Red-Ship Raiders sacking a coastal village, leaving not a single man, woman, or child alive. Tortured by this terrible vision, he returns to the Six Duchies court where all is far from well. King Shrewd has been struck down by a mysterious illness and King-in-waiting, Verity, spends all his time attempting to conjure storms to confuse and destroy the Red-Ship Raiders. And when he leaves on an insane mission to seek out the mystical Elderings, Fitz is left alone and friendless but for the wolf Nighteyes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Sharon on 09-16-18

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

In spite of other reviewers I thought the narrator did a good job. The story was good and involving.

  • Assassin's Quest

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 37 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

The gripping finale to Robin Hobb’s classic Farseer trilogy. Keystone. Gate. Crossroads. Catalyst. Fitz is about to discover the truth about the Fool's prophecy. Having been resurrected from his fatal tortures in Regal's dungeons, Fitz has once more foiled Regal's attempts to be rid of him. Now, back in his own body, and after months of rehabilitation, Fitz begins the painful and slow process of learning the ways of a man again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great long story, slightly weak ending

  • By Katrine on 08-20-17

I liked this

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

In spite of other reviewers I thought the narrator did a good job. The story was good and involving.

  • The Mad Ship

  • The Liveship Traders, Book 2
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 34 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Althea Vestrit has found a new home aboard the liveship Ophelia, but lives only to reclaim the Vivacia as her rightful inheritance. However, Vivacia has been captured by the pirate ‘King’ Kennit and is acquiring a keen bloodlust. Bingtown becomes embroiled in a violent political upheaval against the corrupt Jamaillian leader, while the fading fortunes of the Vestrit family lead Malta deeper into the magical secrets of the mysterious Rain Wilds Traders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just love Robin Hobbs work but not this narrator

  • By marilyn on 03-02-13

Audio version is dreadful

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

This narrator is appalling! I mean seriously appalling. She reads as with no intonation other than elongating the last word of every sentence to extraordinary length. Then the voices she makes for the characters is just awful, I mean really awful.
Just read the book if you are able, the audio version is unlistenable

  • Ship of Magic: The Liveship Traders, Book 1

  • The Liveship Traders, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 35 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

From the author of the classic Farseer trilogy, Ship of Magic is the first part of the Liveship Traders. Set in a land bordering the Six Duchies, Robin Hobb begins her epic of pirates, talking ships, magic, sea serpents, slave revolts, dashing heroes and bloody battles.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying Voice

  • By Nicola Beveridge on 08-19-14

If you can read the book, don't go for audio

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

This narrator is appalling! I mean seriously appalling. She reads as with no intonation other than elongating the last word of every sentence to extraordinary length. Then the voices she makes for the characters is just awful, I mean really awful.
Just read the book if you are able, the audio version is unlistenable

  • Ship of Destiny

  • The Liveship Traders, Book 3
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 33 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

The dragon Tintaglia has been released from her wizardwood coffin, only to find that the glories of her kingdom have passed into ancient memory. Meanwhile, Malta Vestrit navigates the acid flow of the Rain Wild River in a decomposing boat, accompanied by the Satrap Cosgo and his Companion Kekki. Against hope, a ship appears in the alien waters, but does it mean rescue, or a further nightmare, for Malta? In ruined Bingtown, the citizens are at war against the Chalcedean mercenaries besieging the harbour.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the book, but the narrator!!

  • By Sharon on 09-16-18

Not for the book, but the narrator!!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

This narrator is appalling! I mean seriously appalling. She reads with no intonation other than elongating the last word of every sentence to extraordinary length. Then the voices she makes for the characters is just awful, I mean really awful.
Just read the book if you are able, the audio version is unlistenable.

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,988

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, Calamity!

  • By L. O. Pardue on 10-07-14

Oldest story in the world told in a new way

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

I haven't watched the TV show. I listened to this because a friend recommended it.
It was OK, just average. I knew one of the "mysteries" fairly soon into the book. It was glaringly obvious. The other two I did not and they did come as something of a surprise, but it didn't really matter. The book felt like it was written after the TV series, it felt like it was written for TV.
The narrator was excellent. I enjoyed her interpretation.

  • The Casual Vacancy

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,644
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,027
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,068

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was surprised by how much I liked it

  • By cristina on 01-14-14

It was fine, I liked it

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

This book was a good listen. The narrator performed well and did not "intrude" into the story. The accents were well done and good distinction between the characters.
The writing was typical JK Rowling. I like her style. She is not pretentious and lets the story role out in an almost organic way. There are nuances too that I like. In this one there is only one character that I found absolutely hateful, the rest had flaws but you either liked them in spite of that or disliked them in spite of it.
Would I recommend this book? Yes I would. It would be a good "Summer reads" book.

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  • The Tales of Max Carrados

  • By: Ernest Bramah
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 714

Exclusive audio collection. Eleven Max Carrados stories - narrated by national treasure Stephen Fry. Max Carrados featured in a series of mystery stories that first appeared in 1914. Carrados featured alongside Sherlock Holmes in The Strand magazine, in which they both had top billing. The character often boasted how being blind meant his other senses were heightened. This exclusive audio collection features 11 Max Carrados stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Difficult Thing to Do Properly

  • By John on 11-30-16

What fun

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Sherlock Holmes with visual impairment. It was great fun and narrated so very well with good distinction between characters. I wish Stephen Fry would narrate more books. It is worth buying them just to listen to his mastery of the form.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful