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  • The City of Brass

  • A Novel
  • By: S. A. Chakraborty
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly she has power; on the streets of 18th-century Cairo, she's a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by - palm readings, zars, healings - are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills, a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive. But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she's forced to question all she believes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruined the charaters for me

  • By Jacquelyn S. De Phillips on 01-01-18

Excellent Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

I throughly enjoyed this Audible selection!The characters are complex, intriguing and easily relatable.The world and magic unique.The performance by the narrator flawlessly executed.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48,446
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,901
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,829

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

WOW

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Beautiful story, beautifully written, beautifully narrated!Overwhelming and completely flawless.This work is defies expression; it must be experienced.The Audible form is a must for this book.The narrator enhances the experience.

  • Henry VIII: King and Court

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 25 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but also a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A concise focus with tremendous detail

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 05-24-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

Would you listen to Henry VIII: King and Court again? Why?

Simply on of the best audiobooks I've enjoyed.Ms. Nash's narration alone is worth the purchase price.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Henry VIII

Which character – as performed by Phyllida Nash – was your favorite?

Ms. Nash gives life to all.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The courage Anne Boleyn displayed as she met her death was quite moving.

  • The Woman on the Orient Express

  • By: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862

Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson - newly married but carrying another man's child - is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable "woman on transportation" book

  • By Ruth on 02-20-17

Woke up anticipating listening

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

Not my usual genre but this novel excels in every aspect I delight in and expect in the best of novels.Intriguing plot, complex characters and natural, unforced dialogue.So captured me that I completed the novel in less than a day and a half; woke up excited about resuming listening.Narration is perfectly suited to characters and plot that is faultless and in large part what makes the novel so throughly captivating.

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  • The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,107

With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Jake on 03-16-10

Hobb's Best

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

This book is the most unique fantasy I've read. Highly imaginative, well crafted plot with many surprising twists , qqqq

  • Calamity

  • The Reckoners, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,652
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,075

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David's fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy. David knew Prof's secret and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners' leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Climactic Battles Second Chances? as Calamity Ends

  • By Don Gilbert on 02-18-16

Sanderson is Epic.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

I love "epic" fantasy such as Way of Kings, Game of Thrones,Farseer Trilogy, etc.I've read a touch of Clarke and usually stay as far away from science fiction as I do mathematics.Sanderson's treatment- I guess if you must classify- of science fiction is to make the experience real and present.Beyond engaging -Sanderson transports and within the experiences transforms the reader.I cannot express how it feels to journey with the creations of this truly gifted author- listen and adventure.

  • Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

  • A Novel
  • By: Camille Pagán
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,571

Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist - but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose-colored glasses have actually been blinding her. With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you for a very good listen

  • By Fred Stellabotte on 04-26-16

What a Gift!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-16

I avoid novels of the genre I thought this title fell into.I would have missed on of the best newer novels I have experienced in a long time.My perception that it would be a trivial romance with touches of melodrama and perhaps grief and maybe a predictable miracle. Listened to it in one day.I cannot begin to accurately review this novel because it was a true experience and can be assimilated only by the individual through the author and narrator only as guides.This work of humanity won't leave me; it's absorbed.

  • Breathing Under Water

  • Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
  • By: Richard Rohr
  • Narrated by: John Quigley O.F.M.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 427

We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Franciscan Father Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content!

  • By Lynn on 06-20-15

Father Rohr needs to narrate his works

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

The content is so enlightening and substantial that after purchasing the Kindle version I added-and paid for- audible narrative.Big mistake!I can't finish it. The narrator sounds like he is delivering a funeral homily for the 1,000 time.Be very careful with Fr.Rohr's Audible books.Fr. Rohr's narration is energetic and passionate.He changes tone, speed and emphasis appropriate to content. I wouldn't miss purchasing any of Father's Kindle books except some few of the later ones where he " preaches to the choir" on political themes; especially when 80% of book is just that-politics.

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  • The Fifth Gospel

  • A Novel
  • By: Ian Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,877

In 2004, as Pope John Paul II's reign enters its twilight, a mysterious exhibit is under construction at the Vatican Museums. A week before it is scheduled to open, its curator is murdered at a clandestine meeting on the outskirts of Rome. The same night a violent break-in rocks the home of the curator's research partner, Father Alex Andreou, a Greek Catholic priest who lives inside the Vatican with his five-year-old son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Necessary Review of a Masterpiece

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-25-16

Thoroughly Engaging

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-16

5 stars all around!Well thought out plot developed with purpose and without fillers or side tracks.Well researched.Characters are multifaceted , change and grow as does the readers' insight into their complexity and motives.Mystery also keeps the reader guessing and conclusion is highly satisfying.The Firth Gospel feels not so much written as crafted-narrative art.Excellent flawless narration pulls the listener into immersion! Will search for more works by author and narrator!

  • Things Hidden

  • Scripture as Spirituality
  • By: Richard Rohr
  • Narrated by: John Quigley O.F.M.
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

In this exploration of the central themes of Scripture, Richard Rohr transforms the written word, discovering in these ancient texts a new and vital meaning, relevant and essential for modern Christians. Rohr offers his listeners a Christian vision of abundance, grace, and joy to counteract a world filled with scarcity, judgment, and fear - a vision that can revolutionize how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Opening the scriptures to thought.

  • By anthony on 09-03-12

Narration ruins book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-16

This is the only book of Fr. Robert's that I can't even finish. Absolutely no passion- monotone.It is antithesis of Fr.Robert's narration.Skip it- at least in audio format.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful