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  • Arm of the Sphinx

  • The Books of Babel, Book 2
  • By: Josiah Bancroft
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

The Tower of Babel is proving to be as difficult to reenter as it was to break out of. Forced into a life of piracy, Senlin and his eclectic crew are struggling to survive aboard their stolen airship as the hunt to rescue Senlin's lost wife continues. Hopeless and desolate, they turn to a legend of the Tower, the mysterious Sphinx. But help from the Sphinx never comes cheaply, and as Senlin knows, debts aren't always what they seem in the Tower of Babel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good as the first!

  • By fq on 10-04-18

Much better than the 1st book

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

the 1st book seemed to be.....too confident at times for Thomas. The elaborate schemes that FG went through to hire an employee ect....

This one seemed much more grounded and was far better as a result.

  • The Hunger

  • By: Alma Katsu
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 294

Tamsen Donner must be a witch. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels, and the mysterious death of a little boy have driven the pioneers to the brink of madness. They cannot escape the feeling that someone - or something - is stalking them. Whether it was a curse from the beautiful Tamsen, the choice to follow an experimental route West, or just bad luck - the 90 men, women, and children of the Donner Party are at the brink of one of the deadliest adventures in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intense, visceral, excellent read

  • By j on 03-09-18

horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

I wanted to go buy the book I wouldn't have to listen to the horrible narration

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Senlin Ascends

  • By: Josiah Bancroft
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

The Tower of Babel is the greatest marvel in the world. Immense as a mountain, the ancient Tower holds unnumbered ringdoms, warring and peaceful, stacked one on the other like the layers of a cake. It is a world of geniuses and tyrants, of airships and steam engines, of unusual animals and mysterious machines. Soon after arriving for his honeymoon at the Tower, the mild-mannered headmaster of a small village school, Thomas Senlin, gets separated from his wife, Marya, in the overwhelming swarm of tourists, residents, and miscreants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Two Worthwhile Books in One

  • By Joe Kraus on 01-24-18

Very convenient circumstances surround Thomas.

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

Just when things can't get any worse a person from the past with superpowers shows up to help save the day. The writing is ok and the story entertaining, just predictable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Terror

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Tom Sellwood
  • Length: 28 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154

The men onboard HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very good then, NOT

  • By Randall on 07-24-18

They just phoned in the ending.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Slow to start and then towards the end when the only reason you're still trudging through this horrible farce is to find out why and how the author writes a BS chapter "explaining" it. I wish I would have never heard of this book and I could have time time I spent listening to it back.

33 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Tower

  • The Dark Tower VII
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 28 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,665
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,938

All good things must come to an end, Constant Listener, and not even Stephen King can write a story that goes on forever. The tale of Roland Deschain's relentless quest for the Dark Tower has, the author fears, sorely tried the patience of those who have followed it from its earliest chapters. But attend to it a while longer, if it pleases you, for this volume is the last, and often the last things are best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing - a must have..

  • By Lori on 11-30-04

the movie is going to suck.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

can't capture all of the epic story telling into a 90 minute movie. read these books.

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54,999
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49,869
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49,867

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Please, no more Kate Reading.

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

If you are going to gave two people read the story, please have them pronounce the names of characters the same way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,024
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46,465
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46,507

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

Author is a tool but the books are great.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

can't wait for the next book. no seriously....I've been waiting and waiting. write it already!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: George R. R. Martin, Claudia Black, Mark Bramhall, and others
  • Length: 51 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Contents

  • By Maliboo on 07-22-13

Adrian Paul is horrible .

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Everyone else did a wonderful job!
Loved the stories. I immediately started looking for more Haviland Tuf stories and bought a Knight of the Seven Kindoms!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful