LISTENER

Heather

  • 7
  • reviews
  • 4
  • helpful votes
  • 13
  • ratings
  • Odd Hours

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,413

The legend began in the obscure little town of Pico Mundo. A fry cook named Odd was rumored to have the extraordinary ability to communicate with the dead. Through tragedy and triumph, exhilaration and heartbreak, word of Odd Thomas' gifts filtered far beyond Pico Mundo, attracting unforgettable new friends - and enemies of implacable evil.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cashing a paycheck?

  • By Ramjac on 09-17-08

Reaching

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

For a story about a young man with the ability to see the dead, this story was incredibly hard to swallow. I really enjoyed the previous books but it seems like Koontz was unsure where he was going or even where he wanted to go. I understand Odd has a lot of unusual things happen but this one was just ridiculous. Even the dialogue was often vague with the intention of trying to sound mysterious or interesting when in reality, it was just irritating. I would have skipped this one had I known it was going to be this annoying.

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,243

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Great narrator can't save a terrible character

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

The narrator was amazing with so many great accents and voices that the book truly came alive. The problem really amounted to the character Claire who was just an all around awful character with terrible one lines. She made the entire book painful to keep up with.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 210,532
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196,156

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Love This Book

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

I still listen to this book in between series and it's just as good as it was the first time.

  • The Anubis Gates

  • By: Tim Powers
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,102

When Brendan Doyle is flown from America to London to give a lecture on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, little does he expect that he will soon be traveling through time and meeting the poet himself. But Brendan could do without being stranded penniless in the teeming, thieving London of 1810.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yesterday… All My Troubles Seemed So Far Away

  • By Doug D. Eigsti on 06-21-16

Amazing Narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-14-16

Bronson Pinchot is an amazing narrator. He managed to capture every character and gave me chills with his deep rasping voice in just the right part. The pauses and exciting moments are captured beautifully throughout the entire moment and managed to hold my interest in parts where reading it could not. It was because of the narrator that I managed to finish this book at all and I'm grateful to him for that.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

  • By: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 251

This collection brings together 12 of the finest short stories of prominent American feminist author Charlotte Perkins Gilman. "The Yellow Wallpaper", Gilman's best-known work, was first published in 1892 and represents an important examination of 19th-century attitudes toward women's physical and mental health.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feminist literature or Lovecratian horror?

  • By David on 07-11-14

Amazing Reader

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

Reviewed: 08-28-15

The reader did an amazing job bringing the stories to life. I truly wish the other books I've purchased were as well done.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winds of Change

  • Valdemar: The Mage Winds, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Arrows of the Queen introduced listeners to the remarkable land of Valdemar, the kingdom protected by its Heralds - men and women gifted with extraordinary mind powers - aided and served by their mysterious Companions - horselike beings who know the many secrets of Valdemar's magical heritage. None but the Companions remember the long-ago age when high magic was lost to Valdemar as the last Herald-Mage gave his life to protect his kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much improved

  • By Linda on 01-30-14

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 08-13-15

Where does Winds of Change rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This entire series has always been a favorite of mine and I remember why with each time I listen or read the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Elspeth has always been my favorite character. She's improved quite a bit in this book and has stepped away from her royal duties and has just become herself.

Did Karen White do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Karen White did an admirable job with attempting to distinguish the voices. There were moments when she spoke for Darkwind and Firesong and I couldn't tell them apart. The voices are definitely less gravelly in this book, which I appreciated. I still disliked how she made Elspeth sound; it was a cross between an airhead and overly snobbish heiress.

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

It stole my attention for hours on end. I spent a great deal of time with my ear buds in my ears as I gamed or worked. It's amazing how Mercedes Lackey can paint entire pictures of the world with such detail. I love the relationship between Elspeth and Darkwind. The fact that they didn't rush into a relationship and became friends before they did really brings a great deal of reality and sweetness to the story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Winds of Fate

  • Valdemar: The Mage Winds, Book 1
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

High Magic has been lost to Valdemar centuries ago when the last Herald-Mage gave his life to save the kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries. Yet now the realm is at risk again. And Elspeth, Herald and heir to the throne, must take up the challenge, abandoning her home to find a mentor who can awaken her untrained mage abilities. But others, too, are being caught up in a war against sorcerous evil.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • bad Editing and narration make a writer look bad

  • By Jonathan Todd on 06-21-14

Love this book

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

I first read this book in middle school, over fifteen years ago, and it's just as good then as it is now. It starts slow but the story develops beautifully once the two main characters come together. I do wish the narrator would stick to accents and would stop attempting to make the male characters voices sound gruff and gravely. It would have been a great deal more enjoyable if a male narrator performed the men and Darkwind, but we can't always get what we want. The narrator made Elspeth sound like a spoiled annoying brat, while reading the actual book originally made her seem strong and more fierce. I found myself disliking Elspeth when listening to the narrator interpret her.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful