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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    
    
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        Jules Verne
    
    


    
    
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        James Frain
    
    


    
    Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    1,188 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: James Frain
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107

An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention - a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole... as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society. More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this is a perfect classic novel,

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anthony Bonner!!

  • By Tad Davis on 08-18-11

for another time

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

It was a solid book but it was written for people back in the times the classification of various marine fauna was entertainment. There was entire sections that was classifying various marine wildlife in Genus, Classic, Sub-Class, Family, etc. Other than that the book was great.

  • Frankenstein

  • By: Mary Shelley
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,289

Narrator Dan Stevens ( Downton Abbey) presents an uncanny performance of Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Modern Prometheus

  • By Anon on 07-23-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

Now I know why this is considered a classic. Only complaint I have is the voice the reader used for Frankenstein's Monster, couldn't help but think of the aliens from Galaxy Quest whenever he used it.

  • The Sign of Four

  • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 442

As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young woman---Mary Morstan, whose father vanished ten years before. Four years later she began to receive an exquisite gift every year: a large, lustrous pearl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best one yet

  • By Justin on 07-20-16

best one yet

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

the third Sherlock book I've listened to and this time the motive of the killer didn't take longer to explain than the rest of the book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Valley of Fear

  • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

In The Valley of Fear, the great detective Sherlock Holmes has been summoned by a coded message to the house of a man called Douglas. But he and his faithful friend Dr. Watson arrive to find they are too late---Douglas has been murdered, with a mysterious calling card left by his side. Scotland Yard is stumped, but Holmes, detecting the diabolical workings of his arch-enemy Professor Moriarty, has some ideas of his own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Uninspired Holmes & Garish American Gangsters

  • By Jefferson on 01-04-12

Half Holmes, Half Motive

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

Loved the first half of the book but just like the first title the second half was filled with a long winded explanation behind the motive of the murderer. It is an interesting tale, but not the one I started the book for.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Study in Scarlet

  • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

In the first of all the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. John Watson, discharged from military service after suffering severe wounds, is at a loose end until a chance encounter leads him to take rooms with a remarkable young man. The arrogant, irascible Sherlock Holmes is a master chemist, a talented musician, and an expert on all aspects of crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable reading

  • By NT on 03-10-16

that's a lot of motive

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

as this was my first Sherlock Holmes novel I was pleasantly surprised that it lived up to my expectations. if I have 1 complaint though is that halfway through the book it drastically switches stories to a very long explanation of the killers motive. now this wouldn't be an issue except for the lack of the killers presence in the story about his motive, as he only really appears at the tail end of the story after a brief appearance earlier to establish his connection to the main characters of that part of the book. overall great story and a great introduction to the series.