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  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls

  • By: John Bellairs
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701

When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan, comes to stay with his Uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both witches! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watching magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls - a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Before Harry Potter, there was Lewis Barnavelt

  • By Richard S. Swol on 08-26-18

My Kids Liked It

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Listen to this before the movie - it was better than movie (as always) - though the relationship between the adults was as weird and awkward as in the movie. Plot was better than movie and my kids enjoyed it and remembered key elements

  • Treasury of Norse Mythology

  • Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love and Revenge
  • By: Donna Jo Napoli
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Classic stories of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a stunning tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to enjoy ...Just couldn't listen

  • By ect. on 02-23-17

Diffcult to Listen

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Not a good book for audio - very difficult to follow, is not the right format for audio

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Children of the Fleet

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,159

Ender Wiggin won the Third Formic war, ending the alien threat to Earth. Afterwards, all the terraformed Formic worlds were open to settlement by humans, and the International Fleet became the arm of the Ministry of Colonization, run by Hirum Graff. MinCol now runs Fleet School on the old Battle School station, and still recruits very smart kids to train as leaders of colony ships, and colonies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Reboot? Same old story...

  • By Greg on 11-30-17

Not as Good

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I didn’t really find myself interested in the characters like I normally do Card books. Debeet was a jerk from the start, never really changed or endeared himself to the reader.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood Gospel

  • The Order of the Sanguines, Book 1
  • By: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 841

An earthquake in Masada, Israel, kills hundreds and reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountain. A trio of investigators - Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensic expert; Father Rhun Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist - are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl. But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb's sarcophagus: a book rumored to have been written by Christ's own hand....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising Disappointment

  • By Jean on 01-15-13

Really Really Good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-17

I like James Rollins sigma books - but the constant world is going to end in 10 seconds gets old. This story never got boring.

  • Washington's Lady

  • By: Nancy Moser
  • Narrated by: Linda Stevens
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Nancy Moser, Christy Award-winning author of Mozart's Sister, distills the life of Martha Washington into a revealing first-person historical novel. As a financially secure widow who has felt death's sting six times, 26-year-old Martha determines not to remarry. And then into her life strides a heroic colonel, and she dares to love again. But soon she must envision an even greater dream than domestic bliss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing!

  • By F. Elizabeth Hauser on 08-02-09

Okay

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

Narrator's voice is very old lady with a lot of priss. It killed it for me

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,677
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,202

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Only complaint - too short, want more!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Wonderful retelling of Norse myths!! I have heard snippets of these, but the creation myths are wonderful

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,157

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Get used to the "it is what is" plot

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

My 3rd story by Neil and I enjoy them a lot - but have had to accept the is what is explanation of the plot. He describes the world the characters are in, but does not explain it to the reader.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,340

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Really really like it!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Not usually my kind of thing, but I read for book club. So glad I listened to it!!!

  • Queenmaker

  • A Novel of King David's Queen
  • By: India Edghill
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

This rich and powerful retelling of the great biblical story of King David and Queen Michal paints a truly provocative portrait of the royal couple. Michal, a wise and loving woman who refuses to compromise her soul, thrives in her own ways under the rule of her greedy and ambitious husband, David.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it and didn't like it

  • By The Cattleman's Wife on 12-07-16

Liked it and didn't like it

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

I liked the beginning, but it gets more and more bitter and WAY far off the actual bible events.

  • The Swarm

  • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Vikas Adam, Stephen Hoye, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728

The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the solar system's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely happy

  • By Katy Troe on 08-09-16

Good as Always

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

The plot is off from the books that take place after this - so I assume there will be some kind of scrubbing of the histories before Ender's time.