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Bartleby the Scrivener

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  • Monster

  • A Gone Novel
  • By: Michael Grant
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

It's been four years since a meteor hit Perdido Beach and everyone disappeared. Everyone except the kids trapped in the FAYZ - an invisible dome that was created by an alien virus. Inside the FAYZ, animals began to mutate, and teens developed dangerous powers. The terrifying new world was plagued with hunger, lies, and fear of the unknown. Now the dome is gone, and meteors are hitting earth with an even deadlier virus. Humans will mutate into monsters, and the whole world will be exposed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the series!

  • By Bartleby the Scrivener on 04-21-19

Love the series!

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

Reviewed: 04-21-19

I really like this series. I found it because I love the first narrator, so I was relieved when I found I liked this one a lot as well. Five stars, all around!

  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,899
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,877

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

A favorite!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

The series has fantastic and compelling characters, each with distinct personalities, motives, goals, and limitations. I also love the clever uses of powers that might otherwise seem to be less than useful!

The narrator has an excellent neutral voice when speaking out of character, but excellent variance of voice for each character.

The author produces consistently excellent work that is heartwarming and beautiful.

Five stars, all around!

  • The Misenchanted Sword

  • By: Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • Narrated by: J. Bruce McRell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Ethshar and the Northern Empire have been at war for hundreds of years. Hardly anyone alive remembers why, or over what. The tempest, turmoil, and war are endless, and the killing more endless still. The war has become not just a way of life, but an institution; no one dares to dream that it could end. Not even Valder of Kardoret, Ethsharitic Scout, trapped behind enemy lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good as the first time i read it.

  • By Steven L. Erickson on 08-23-17

Looooove this story!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-17

This is the first story by Lawrence Watt-Evans I ever read, and it's why I buy every book of his I see today.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mythnomers and Impervections

  • Myth Adventures, Book 8
  • By: Robert Asprin
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Aahz, Skeeve's friend and mentor, has taken exception to something his partner has said, and left in a huff. It was just a myth-understanding, but now it's Skeeve's job to apologize for his thoughtless behavior and convince his scaly cohort to rejoin the firm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great series

  • By C. Basada on 02-03-16

Pronunciation is abysmal

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

The story is wonderful, funny, and touching, but the narrator needs a dictionary or the NBC Handbook.

Djin is pronounced the same as gin, not duh-jin for heaven's sake!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hit or Myth

  • Myth Adventures, Book 4
  • By: Robert Asprin
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

The apprentice Skeeve is just getting used to his duties as Court Magician of Possiltum. Then King Roderick decides to take a powder, leaving Skeeve in his place to marry his homicidal fiancé and face the Mob's fairy godfather - who makes him an offer he can't refuse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • skiblts

  • By C. Basada on 09-16-15

Great book, but the pronunciation!

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

Get a copy of the NBC Handbook or Fowler's Modern English Usage if you're a narrator for a living!

  • Forging Hephaestus

  • Villains' Code Series, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,866

Gifted with meta-human powers, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she's captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she's offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated. Apprenticed to one of the world's most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Surprise with some Really Fun Characters

  • By Small Mountain on 09-29-17

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

There's a reason I buy everything this man publishes! I love his work! The book is compelling, interesting, and fun.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,287

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had so much promise

  • By Brian G on 09-01-17

A fine performance!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

If you could sum up The Fold in three words, what would they be?

It's absolutely riveting!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mike Erikson is quite fascinating as a literary character; he is a person with a believable perfect memory! The story includes problems that go with perfect recall that are generally not addressed, and I love it!

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

I was particularly moved when Mike Erikson was discussing how perfect memory hurts, because sorrow never abates.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Luck Hank: Stank Delicious, Book 5

  • By: Steven Campbell
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452

Belvaille has cemented its place as the most important system in the galaxy and Hank is working as an official Factotum, negotiating deals between gangs and noblemen under the watchful eye of the Arch Minister. When his ever-capable butler, Cliston, is approached to become the General Manager of a Super Class glocken team, Hank is hired not only as protection, but as a player. Hank finds himself thrown into the most grueling bloodsport in the galaxy and tasked with finding out how and why players are being abducted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hank grew on me like a fungus; but in a good way

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-03-16

I love this series!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-16

I love this series! It's a great read and listen! Fun, funny, well written, and well performed! I only give five stars because six isn't an option!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Ark

  • Children of a Dead Earth, Book 1
  • By: Patrick S. Tomlinson
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 580

Humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation ship affectionately named the Ark. Bryan Benson is the Ark's greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. The hours are good, the work is easy, and the perks can't be beat. But when a crew member goes missing, Bryan is thrust into the center of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nearly there

  • By Michaela on 05-11-16

Pronunciation killed it for me

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

Nuclear is not pronounced nukular. A professional narrator should pronounce things correctly in general, but I had to stop listening after that one.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Foundation Trilogy (Dramatized)

  • By: Isaac Asimov, Patrick Tull - adaptation, Mike Stott - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers, Lee Montague, Julian Glover, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 750
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 657

The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How can you go wrong with a must read book for $2

  • By James on 03-06-11

Can't hear it clearly

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

It's a great story, but large sections cannot be heard very clearly. If you can hear it, you're doing great though!