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  • Mistress of All Evil

  • A Tale of the Dark Fairy
  • By: Serena Valentino
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

What is the story of the dark fairy, Maleficent? Why does she curse the innocent princess? What led to her becoming so filled with malice, anger, and hatred? Many tales have tried to explain her motives. Here is one account, pulled down from the many passed down through the ages. It is a tale of love and betrayal, of magic and reveries. It is a tale of the mistress of all evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love love love love

  • By Hopi on 06-15-18

If it could only be animated...

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Maleficent has always been my favorite Disney character. She in the only female viliain who is beautiful. Even if she's green...

This was an amazing tale showing her perspective and reasoning. Between the amazing writing and the great narration, there were parts I could see and experience like I was watching it. I plan on listening to the first 3. I just couldn't wait to listen to this one. Once I have more background I will probably listen to it again.

  • Operation: Endgame

  • Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, Book 6
  • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
  • Narrated by: Pip Ballantine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

There is no time to rest for Eliza D. Braun and Wellington Thornhill Books. The man who has haunted and hounded them since the fall of the Maestro, Doctor Henry Jekyll, is now on a killing spree, using bizarre, theatrical murders as a way to taunt their inability to capture him. It falls on Books and Braun to turn the tables on Jekyll and bring him to justice. As Wellington and Eliza continue their pursuit of the madman, Jekyll, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences stand against a recent surge in House of Usher activity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little slow at points

  • By Kerri on 07-20-18

A little slow at points

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

While I understand some of the reasons an author would want to read their own books, I have a hard time with Miss Ballantine's presentation of the characters. The voices of the Canadian and Aussie agents are extremely unrealistic and distracting. She also slows the story and doesn't have the continuity and excitement of the beginning of the series.

I preferred when James Langton read the first 4 novels in the series. His character portrayals were much more realistic and his reading was exciting and fun.

The book itself is good, but I had a hard time with the narration.

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  • Alien Encounters of the 4th Kind

  • By: Jason Andrews, Dr. Roger Leir, Travis Walton
  • Narrated by: Jason Andrews, Dr. Roger Leir, Travis Walton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2

A close encounter is an incredible event in which a person witnesses an unidentified flying object or "UFO". The second kind is a sighting associated with physical effects, the third kind is the sighting of an actual Alien being or creature. The 4th kind however, is reserved for human abduction by Aliens from another world. This comprehensive audiobook includes three of the most fascinating abduction cases in UFO history.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sounds Horrible

  • By Kerri on 12-20-17

Sounds Horrible

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

I've tried finding other things by Travis Walton on Audible. The other one is just a longer version of his talk on this one.

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

The audio sounded like someone pulled the soundtrack off a video camera filming the lectures. The whole first one had music playing in the background making it very hard to hear and it was really bad quality. Sometimes I had to rewind just to double check what I heard because it was bad.

Was Alien Encounters of the 4th Kind worth the listening time?

No it isn't worth the listen. I am sorry I purchased it. If it was in print it would have been better. At least then you might get to see the slides from the lectures. Really bad concept for a story.

  • The Nex

  • By: Tim Pratt
  • Narrated by: Renee Chambliss
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Teenager Miranda Candle finds a mysterious necklace and is suddenly transported to The Nex, the bizarre city at the center of all possible universes, where she falls in with a pair of would-be revolutionaries - the skinshifter Howlaa and the bodiless Wisp - fighting the oppressive regime of the city-state's Regent and his army of steam colossi, cynical cyborgs, and the depraved royal orphans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Story, not great telling

  • By Kerri on 08-25-16

Fun Story, not great telling

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

Reviewed: 08-25-16

What made the experience of listening to The Nex the most enjoyable?

This was a really fun story. Renee Chambliss was great.

What aspect of Renee Chambliss’s performance would you have changed?

Her performance was great. Unfortunately several other voices were added. Only a very few fit the characters they portrayed. The others weren't very good. If it had just been Renee Chambliss it would have been 5 stars all the way. She should have been allowed to do all the voices.

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  • March of the Cogsmen

  • Galvanic Century, Book 1
  • By: Michael Coorlim
  • Narrated by: Tom LaCaille VI
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5

It's been a rough year for gentlewoman Aldora Fiske - airship battles above London, doomed expeditions in the jungles of Mexico, and even a kidnapping in Istanbul - and now her bridegroom Alton Bartleby has shown up drunk to their wedding. Yes, it's a marriage of convenience and not one of love, and everyone knows it, but when an old foe decides to strike, things go from bad to worse.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth my time

  • By Kerri on 10-29-15

Not worth my time

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

Reviewed: 10-29-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different narrator probably would have made a big difference

Would you be willing to try another one of Tom LaCaille VI’s performances?

Absolutely not. No emotion. It sounded like someone just reading words. No inflections. I might as well have been listening to him read the dictionary.

Any additional comments?

The story is only 2 1/2 hours, but I wasn't willing to waste that much time. The story might actually be good. But the narration was flat.

  • The Airship Captain's Tale

  • A Steam Punk Short Story
  • By: N. Jacob Wright
  • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Captain Errol enjoys his command of The Heavyfoot airship, but there is nothing he enjoys more than beer with conversation, and in this playful and funny story from N. Jacob Wright, the storytelling is grand! Listen along as Errol describes his heroic battle against a vicious wyvern. Don’t pay too close attention to the details... Errol never does.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad quality

  • By Kerri on 09-22-15

Bad quality

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

Reviewed: 09-22-15

Any additional comments?

Was this recorded in a bathroom? Like the narrator, but the acoustics are hideous. The whole story echos.

  • The Scottish Prisoner

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Rick Holmes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,396

Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lord John 'Quixote' rides again

  • By Teahouse Fox on 12-02-11

Great book - Bad narration

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

Reviewed: 11-06-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Rick Holmes. Having 2 narrators was bad enough. But the guy doing Jaime's part was horrible. His Scots accent was bearable at best. He would drift into Irish occasionally. Even that was muffled and garbled. He would have been better playing Lord John because he was entirely too effeminate for Jaime. Wish I would have purchased print instead

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lord John - This shows a much more fun loving and personable character than the Outlander books. He is great in those as well, but this is nice. Comfortable

How could the performance have been better?

Only 1 narrator - Jeff Woodman

Was The Scottish Prisoner worth the listening time?

Not really. The story itself was worth it. The narration was too distracting. I nearly gave up on it because of that.

Any additional comments?

Buy it in print.

Undead Sublet: A Free Story from 'The Undead in My Bed' audiobook cover art
  • Undead Sublet: A Free Story from 'The Undead in My Bed'

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,642
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,642

In "Undead Sublet" by Molly Harper, executive chef Tess Maitland is banned from her five-star kitchen in Chicago to recover from "exhaustion". Choosing a random rental house in Half-Moon Hollow to spend time in, she's unaware that the house comes with a strange man. Even though Sam Masden's ex-wife has rented the house out from under him, the divorce settlement allows him access to it for another ninety days. With Tess unable to go anywhere else, and Sam unwilling, a war of epic proportions is declared - and romantic sparks and heavy pots fly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Good!

  • By Diana Turmenne on 02-14-13

Another winner from Molly Harper

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

Reviewed: 05-22-14

What did you love best about Undead Sublet: A Free Story from 'The Undead in My Bed'?

All of Molly Harper's stories have me laughing and this was no exception. Her ability to create stories with strong female characters, sexy men and gut-busting one liners is amazing.

Any additional comments?

I wish the narrator had been Amanda Ronconi. She has done all of Ms. Harper's other books and has a feel for the characters. Amanda just has this delivery that makes the story so much richer. Sophie Eastlake did a good job, making it a very amusing listen.

  • The Prince of Mist

  • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

It's war time, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village where they've recently bought a home. But from the minute they cross the threshold, strange things begin to happen. In that mysterious house still lurks the spirit of Jacob, the previous owners' son, who died by drowning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really for teens but good!

  • By Diane on 06-24-11

Felt real

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

Reviewed: 04-29-14

What did you love best about The Prince of Mist?

The presentation was great. The sounds of the storms and sea were a very nice touch. It made the story have an entirely new dimension. The narrator and sounds made the story feel real and sucked you in.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Pack's New Mate

  • Werewolf Shifter Menage Erotica
  • By: Christie Sims, Alara Branwen
  • Narrated by: Kathryn Ricks
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34

Haley had always been very close to Matt and Shawn, her two hunky cousins that she'd met in grade school. They'd always been very protective of her, happily giving a black eye to any man that would have the audacity to break her heart. Haley sometimes thought of them in a more torrid way, sure, but she'd never dream of moving beyond a platonic relationship with them. She'd never dream of it, until they reveal to her that they're wolf shifters and that her cousins' predetermined destiny chose her, out of the millions of girls they could have had, to be her mate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the greatest shifter story....

  • By Gail on 07-24-14

Recorded in a tin can?

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

Reviewed: 04-26-14

What disappointed you about The Pack's New Mate?

The sound quality was horrific! I get better recording from my cell phone. It was like being in plane waiting for my ears to pop listening to someone with a cold in a can and then it was digitized.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator must be new. She was pretty lifeless. However the best narrator in the world could not save the story with the recording.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed distraction.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful