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  • The Empty Grave

  • Lockwood & Co., Book 5
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Emily Bevan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 579

Five months after the events in The Creeping Shadow, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just the best ending ever!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-18-17

Highly recommend.

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

A very satisfying ending to the series. Excellent story, excellent narration. I'm only sad that it has come to an end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Persuasion

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Jill Masters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

This book is often thought to be the story of Jane Austen's own lost love. In it, she seems mellowed and more philosophical, touched perhaps by the sentiment of a story in which she saw herself as the heroine but in whose happy outcome she has a premonition that she would never play a part.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible audio quality

  • By Y. Scott on 05-05-15

Terrible audio quality for a wonderful book.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-16

Would you try another book from Jane Austen and/or Jill Masters?

Absolutely. I recommend the book and the narrator, but not this recording. The recording quality is terrible. Sometimes is sounds like she is in a room full of people talking over each other. Other times it sounds like she has a pillow over her face.

What did you like best about this story?

This is my favorite Jane Austen novel. Anne Elliot is my favorite Austen heroine.

Any additional comments?

Find a better recording of this wonderful story!

  • Fablehaven, Book 1

  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: E. B. Stevens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,743
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,443
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467

For centuries, mystical creatures of all description were gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite... Kendra and her brother Seth have no idea their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fablehaven deserves a better narrator!

  • By Meg Barry on 07-31-14

Fablehaven deserves a better narrator!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-14

What did you like best about Fablehaven, Book 1? What did you like least?

I love Brandon Mull. His books are great for kids and adults. I was thrilled when the Fablehaven series was added to audible. My consumption of books is primarily through audiobooks these days. Only my love of this series got me through the terrible narration. Not every book can be narrated by Jim Dale, but this series deserves better!

What did you like best about this story?

I like the juxtaposition of drama and comedy. Seth and the satyrs are my favorites!

Would you be willing to try another one of E. B. Stevens’s performances?

No.

Was Fablehaven, Book 1 worth the listening time?

Barely. I am so glad that I was not introduced to this series via this audio recording!

53 of 57 people found this review helpful