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  • Dreams of Rio

  • A Travels with Jack Adventure
  • By: Meatball Fulton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

From Rio de Janeiro, into the vast Amazon, Jack pursues a mysterious crystal skull. The author and composer recorded the music and sounds of Rio, and then flew into the dark heart of the Amazon to record the jungle sounds. Also featuring Mojo Sam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Campy humor

  • By Charlotte on 08-06-18

Campy humor

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This writer is not for everyone. The book a mixture of fantasy, hallucinations, insanity and campy humor. The stories are great with characters that are out of this world, the background music and animal sounds in the audio book are beautiful. But I know a lo of people find that sort of thing annoying.
These are actually radio episodes that have strung together, so the synopsis can get tedious, but the cast is hilarious and they occasionally end up in uncontrolled laughter.and the synopsis is short.
This is pure fun, if you're looking for enrichment or enlightenment look elsewhere.

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 19-21
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village to find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 19 - 21: "GHOST OF A CHANCE": Every Halloween, the supposedly haunted Bell Hotel hosts its famous 'Ghost-Hunters Dinner', complete with scary stories, spooky apparitions and things that go bump in the night. But this year's event ends in a terrifying accident, and suddenly everyone wonders... Is there a real ghost loose in the hotel?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cherringham, I've missed you!

  • By Lee on 05-06-18

Easy listening fun!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

I admit it. I love ALL the Cherringham stories. The reader, Neil Dudgeon, is perfect for this series of light mysteries. The stories are not very complicated, easy to follow and easy to listen to. Sarah is a believable character, actually the whole cast is except for.... the retired NY Cop. I know, he's the center of the stories. But something about his character is sometimes jarring. Aside from that bit of pickiness on my part these are fun. I like that new stories pop up from time to time. If you, like me, listen to these cozies only occasionally, try this series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hell's Angel

  • The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
  • By: Sonny Barger
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built what has become a worldwide bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the world over.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narcissistic rant

  • By Charlotte on 05-19-18

Narcissistic rant

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

I'm not sure what I expected from this book, maybe honesty. It started out pretty good and evolved into a self aggrandizing story of brawls and beat downs. That's a given in that environment. Like I say, not sure what I was looking for.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fourth Tower of Inverness

  • By: Meatball Fulton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

This classic story is filled with all kinds of teachings, from Ram Dass playing on the Wurlitzer of Wisdoms, to the Tibetan wheel-of-life, to Sufi stories, all woven into a humorous adventure taking place in an old mansion called Inverness. The mansion has three towers, but Jack Flanders has seen a fourth. When he finally enters the tower, he discovers there are various levels, and each level contains another world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Escapism to the existential degree

  • By Anthro006 on 01-15-17

Campy humor

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

"You're all fired!" The narration is a hoot, bloopers are included and they are funny! The story is fun with 50's music and across the board philosophy. Love the names of the characters and the storks that talked with a horn.. this is not cerebral, not riveting, not deep, but it is fun, hilarious at times and a joy to listen to.

  • The Fortune Teller

  • By: Gwendolyn Womack
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan, Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house. When she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career. Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history. As Semele delves further, she realizes the manuscript is more than it seems. Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating premise

  • By Frances on 08-14-17

Fun, easy to listen to

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I've listened to this book twice. If you're looking for factual or serious fiction, this isn't it. Pure fantasy with a poignant story and a happy ending, perfect rainy weather listening material. The reader wasn't obnoxious, a huge plus. 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • This Body of Death

  • An Inspector Lynley Novel
  • By: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 377

Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn't trust the leadership of their new department chief, Isabelle Ardery, but Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer's hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden and possibly attractive vulnerability.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Mix for Elizabeth George Fans

  • By Rebecarol on 08-14-10

Two intertwining stories

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

A story within a story that was very well told. Towards the end of the book I had an idea of what going on but never truly guessed the ending.

  • Diana

  • Her True Story - in Her Own Words
  • By: Andrew Morton
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney, Caroline Langrishe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

The sensational biography of Princess Diana, now revised to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death. When Diana: Her True Story - in Her Own Words was first published in 1992, it forever changed the way the public viewed the British monarchy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful overall with one issue...

  • By globewest on 07-02-17

Tale of a whiny woman

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

Would you listen to Diana again? Why?

No. I got tired of her endless whining...

Would you ever listen to anything by Andrew Morton again?

well, he ghost wrote her words, so probably yes.

Which character – as performed by Michael Maloney and Caroline Langrishe – was your favorite?

Dianna is the main character.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Don't bother.

Any additional comments?

I can't say anything because I know I am a minority in that I think she was a whiny, immature woman, but the story makes it clear she never really grew up. That said, that's not reason to lose one's life, that is, and always be, unfortunate.

2 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The End of Temperance Dare

  • A Novel
  • By: Wendy Webb
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

When Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a renowned artists' retreat, she knows nothing of Cliffside Manor's dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a "waiting room for death". After years of covering murder and violence as a crime reporter, Eleanor hopes that being around artists and writers in this new job will be a peaceful retreat for her as much as for them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another good one from Wendy.

  • By Thomas Schachtele on 07-21-17

A cliche from start to end

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

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

Change the reader, listening to this was like listening exactly to Wendy Webb's audio book The Vanishing. Same voices, same intonation, same tired cliches..."then it hit me". Ms. Webb should have stopped at The Vanishing, this book is so annoyingly predictable. And the language used is high school or lower level. And really... she kissed a ghost to see what it would be like? How old was this woman?? I think Ms. Webb has found a formula and is going to stick to it. Too bad.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Whatever strikes my fancy, I use Audible a lot.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

As stated above....

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not Really, maybe with a different reader it would have been easier to be less judgmental.

Any additional comments?

I am disappointed by this book, I waited for her new book because I liked her other books, this book, to me, is a joke.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Classic Ghost Stories, Volume 1

  • By: Wilkie Collins, Daniel Defoe, Ambrose Bierce, and others
  • Narrated by: Walter Covell, Cindy Hardin, Jim Roberts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Highlights
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

This collection of stories brings together the writings of some of the greatest authors of all time and contrasts ghost stories of different lands and languages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy

  • By Jas on 07-03-07

Bad robotic narration

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

The stories are probably pretty good, but I can't get past the terrible narrators.
I've yet to finish this and don't think I ever will. Which is too bad because I happen to think gothic horror stories are good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black & Blue

  • Lord & Lady Hetheridge Volume 4
  • By: Emma Jameson
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Modern art dealer Granville Hardwick has a way with people - a way of making them wish he were dead. His London gallery is filled with works of questionable merit, his dating pool consists of other men's wives, and his home is the eyesore of a fine old neighborhood. So when Hardwick turns up dead, bashed on the head by a rather tasteless reproduction, it's Hetheridge and his new bride, Kate, who embark on solving the case

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Agatha Christie lives again

  • By Arline H. Burnell on 02-17-16

Incomprehensible blather

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

Disjointed story, bad accents, crude attempt at English accents. Total waste of time and money, am returning this asap.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful