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  • Silver on the Tree

  • Book 5 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
  • By: Susan Cooper
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton, last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free, must join forces with his ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The last battle.

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 02-27-13

perfect tie

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

What made the experience of listening to Silver on the Tree the most enjoyable?

the actors and the story. everything was done verry well

What did you like best about this story?

how big it felt.

What does Alex Jennings bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

his reading brings a certain gravitas into the tone of the book

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

dark times

Any additional comments?

not to spoil but the ending's a tear jerker

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,108

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a blast

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-12

one of the best fantasy books I've eve read

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

I love this book. the story was brilliant although the narrator could have done better the charactervoices kind of Blended together

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,739

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Confidence booster for introverts their parents

  • By Neuron on 02-28-14

A must need for any introvert

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

I was born visually impaired and always wondered why I couldn't get along with my classmates this book explains it all perfectly. I really loved it

  • The Golem's Eye

  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,942
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983

Two years have passed since young apprentice magician Nathaniel became famous by foiling the ruthless Simon Lovelace. Now 14, Nathaniel is ambitiously climbing the ranks of the magicians' government. The Prime Minister himself has placed Nathaniel in charge of capturing the Resistance, a group of unruly commoners working to undermine the magicians' empire. But after several failed attempts, Nathaniel is forced to admit he can't do it alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great fun

  • By Richard on 09-27-04

SPECTACULAR

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

Reviewed: 01-02-13

Where does The Golem's Eye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I liked the story, but the best part was the performance. I think this book goes at the top. Right between Harry Potter and Inheritance.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bartimeous was my favorite character. His personality is pretty interesting

What does Simon Jones bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

As I've said before. Simons performance was awesome. Everything from his port rail of bartimeous to the way. He tells the story is simply great

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

If I were to make a film, and this would make an awesome film, the tag line would Ben"an enthralling journey."

Any additional comments?

This book is good for teens, and adults. I wouldn't recommend it to children

  • Flyte

  • Septimus Heap, Book Two
  • By: Angie Sage
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

It's been a year since Septimus Heap discovered his real family and true calling to be a wizard. As apprentice to Extra Ordinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, he is learning the arts of Conjurations, Charms, and other Magyk, while Jenna is adapting to life as the princess and enjoying the castle. But there is something sinister at work. Marcia is constantly trailed by a menacing Darke Shadow, and Septimus's brother Simon seems bent on a revenge no one understands. Why is the Darke Magyk still lingering?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Still good, but a letdown from book one

  • By Lisa on 07-02-10

AMAZING!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

YES Jerard Doyle performs this story very well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Flyte?

The scene where septimus flies the dragon. It was crystal clear, and amazingly interesting

Have you listened to any of Gerard Doyle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

jerard Doyle is always brilliant. I also liked the inheritance cycle, which he preformed.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Of course. The whole series was that way.

Any additional comments?

It was very interesting. And there is a lot of irony.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Physik

  • Septimus Heap, Book Three
  • By: Angie Sage
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020

When Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the palace, he releases the ghost of a queen who lived 500 years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself everlasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus' disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous alchemist and physician.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Series

  • By Emiko on 08-10-09

Interesting, and well preformed.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Physik to be better than the print version?

.Yes. It is easier to follow

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The aspect of time was interesting, but there was almost no magic.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!

Any additional comments?

Bit of a cliff hanger.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Listener's Bible NIV

  • The Complete Bible, Genesis to Revelation
  • By: Fellowship for the Performing Arts
  • Narrated by: Max McLean
  • Length: 75 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802

Do you find the Bible hard to read? Do your thoughts wander as you try to make your way through a Bible reading program? If so then discover the joy of listening to the Bible. Now you can experience the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, wherever you are... with understanding you never thought possible. These digital recordings are a lifetime investment for your spiritual well-being. They are also the perfect gifts for senior citizens, the sight impaired and anyone who finds the Bible hard to read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's All There - And It's Wonderful

  • By Barbara Thompson on 02-27-12

WONDERFULLY

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

Reviewed: 05-21-12

If you could sum up The Listener's Bible NIV in three words, what would they be?

That is impossible. There is so much that this bible has going for it.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would not, it is extremely well done.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the first scene of genesis. It is soclear, I felt like I was there!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both, and more.

Any additional comments?

Anyone looking for a good, cheap audiobivle should get this book

  • Eragon

  • Inheritance, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,423

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes he is merely a poor farm boy - until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now, his choices could save - or destroy - the empire. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and Enjoyable

  • By Mary S. Murray on 02-23-04

Stunning

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

Reviewed: 05-21-12

Where does Eragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the top books I halve ever read. The detail is amazing.

Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

Brom. He was a pretty cool guy

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I believe I finished this book in 16 hours, or one day

Any additional comments?

WHole series is good