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  • Oz. The Complete Collection

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
  • Length: 70 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Oz! All fourteen of L. Frank Baum's Oz books, in order and unabridged. included: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (1900), "The Marvelous Land of Oz" (1904), "Ozma of Oz" (1907), "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz" (1908), "The Road to Oz" (1909), "The Emerald City of Oz" (1910), "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" (1913), "Tik-Tok of Oz" (1914), "The Scarecrow of Oz" (1915), "Rinkitink in Oz" (1916), "The Lost Princess of Oz" (1917), "The Tin Woodman of Oz" (1918), "The Magic of Oz" (1919), "Glinda of Oz" (1920).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • LibriVox repackaged?

  • By Brandon Freer on 10-20-18

Classic Story

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Narrator is articulate but entirely too dramatic, resulting in a singsong delivery (with a few unforgivable mispronunciations.)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Hidden: A Fenris Lyall Tale

  • Werewolves and Shifters, Book 1
  • By: Ethan Sandlow
  • Narrated by: Sarah Terry
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

There was nothing extraordinary about Amanda Burrage's life. Working in a library by day and helping out at a homeless shelter a few evenings a week was a lonely existence, but within a few hours, it was going to be an existence that would be lost to her forever! Her life was about to be turned upside down, as she would find herself walking into a storm that would open her mind to a world which belonged on the pages of books and bad horror movies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Series

  • By JaM Reader on 12-13-18

Desperately needs an editor

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

The tale could be engaging, but appears to be a first attempt or a first draft. Improperly used words, trite phrasing, and redundancy detract from the story.

  • Bad Karma

  • By: Douglas Clegg
  • Narrated by: Liz Thompson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

At Darden State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, psychopath Agnes' rage is triggered when her psychiatrist Trey leaves town for a family vacation. She'll ensure his vacation is anything but restful in this twisted thriller. "A sleek, smooth, and constantly surprising page-turner..." Bad Karma is a fast-paced, full-length suspense thriller of heart-pounding terror and reincarnation from critically-acclaimed, award-winning novelist, Douglas Clegg. Book #1 in the Criminally Insane series.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time...

  • By shelley on 01-12-18

Gross

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

Yuck. That is that is pretty much all I can think of to say. Unless you are really into mayhem, gore, and the horrible things people can do to one another, I cannot recommend this book. It turned my stomach.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow of a Century

  • By: Jean Grainger
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Mary Doyle arrives in Dublin in 1913, doomed, she fears, to a life of domestic service. Instead, however, she finds herself deeply affected by the social and political turmoil of a fledgling nation struggling for independence. Suddenly, all that was once inevitable is no longer a certainty as she is embroiled in the very heart of the Easter Rising.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Story

  • By Lorraine P. on 08-28-18

Good story, olnarrator too strident

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

I enjoyed the story though it was poorly integrated at the start. Narrator's voice irritated me by hitting the c above middle c for several syllables at the beginning of nearly every sentence.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • From the Ashes

  • Ravenwood Mysteries Series, Book 1
  • By: Sabrina Flynn
  • Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Atticus Riot took a bullet to his head the day his partner was killed. Three years later, Riot returns to San Francisco to put his ghosts to rest, but the abduction of an heiress snags his attention. Two ransom demands are delivered, and the husband of the abducted Isobel Kingston is hiding the truth. The clock is ticking. Can Riot find Mrs. Kingston in time, or will she become one more regret among many?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Play at 115% speed

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-22-18

Play at 115% speed

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-18

Enjoyed this story and seeing a strong female character; but the narrator speaks so slowly and softly that the audible version will put you to sleep within 5 minutes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All Lies

  • By: Andrew Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Greg Hernandez
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

"I come from a long line of idiots." Those were the last words his father uttered before dying, and from what he knew of his family tree and the unfortunate end that came to so many of his ancestors, Del Honeycutt couldn't disagree. What he didn't know was that his family held dark secrets - secrets that were about to come crashing down upon him. A seemingly innocent date gone tragically wrong plunges Del into a web of murder, lies, greed, and a hidden fortune.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better then I thought it would be

  • By Athena on 01-23-18

fun story told with little finesse

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

I enjoyed listening to this story but found a lot of the prose to be mundane and trite, and the narration choppy and with rather disconcerting ryhthm.

  • The Good Lawyer

  • A Novel
  • By: Thomas Benigno
  • Narrated by: Dan Triandiflou
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328

A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the mobster dominated family he grew up in. Working as a Bronx Legal Aid attorney he learns how to become an unbeatable defense lawyer. But it's 1982. The Spiderman rapist is on the loose and New York City is a city in fear. When an outraged victim commits suicide right before his eyes, searching for absolution and determined to prove his client's innocence, he knocks the pegs out from under the prosecution's case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 10-26-17

Headline because it is not optional

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Enjoyed this story and with the exception of a few misused or mispronounced words also enjoyed the narration.

  • Brutal Obsession

  • By: Kennedy Layne
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Keane Sanderson never thought he'd survive to see a day past his latest deployment with the US Marines in Iraq. That was six years ago, and he's finally ready to ease off the accelerator. A unique opportunity to work for a top-shelf security and investigations firm in Florida is right up his alley.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This one is NOT a keeper!

  • By shelley on 12-11-17

I'll give this author another listen.

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

A good editor would help, especially if they strike every instance of the word "literally". But a good story. Narrator could relax a bit, but did a decent job.

  • Next Year in Havana

  • By: Chanel Cleeton
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Frankie Maria Corzo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,322

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, 19-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest - until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee during the revolution. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story line but the performance...

  • By Grace F on 07-10-18

Interesting but a bit tedious "Cuban" story

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

A 2nd generation Cuban American shoulders the burden of her grandmother's loss, at age 19, of her native country. Grandmother yearned all her life for her romanticized memory of her opulent life in pre-Castro Cuba and leaves the granddaughter with a somewhat schizophrenic view of her own nationality, wanting to return to a country that never WAS hers, and really never existed.
The story gives some good insights into the revolution-damaged nation's troubles but too much redundancy and trite phraseology in the telling.
The narrator is effective but uses a dreamy voice all throughout where I would have preferred a wider emotional range. Perhaps I should be ashamed to admit that some pronunciation also grated on my ears, (particularly the dropping of central consonants; e.g., "ser-un" instead of "ser-ten" for "certain".)

24 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • The Ryder Quartet

  • Volumes 1-4
  • By: Ian Patrick
  • Narrated by: Ian Patrick
  • Length: 30 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Four high-octane crime thrillers, each critically acclaimed as separate publications, now collected in a set. Hundreds of five-star reviews of the individual volumes testify to their reputation as action-packed thrillers steeped in authenticity and plausibility, reflecting the real world of police encounters with the dark world of crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So true and well researched

  • By Jessica Phelps on 01-20-18

narrator gets better

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

Worth sticking with the first couple of volumes. Narrator gets better as he goes, but relies too much on tempo and volume rather than more subtle voice inflection. Transitions sometimes too fast so it is difficult to recognize who is supposed to be speaking, thus can be a bit confusing. Otherwise a good story in a new setting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful