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  • The Great Train Robbery

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,881

In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL!

  • By stevenk1155 on 09-20-17

Kitchens is a brilliant narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Michael Kitchens hits every accent and gesture of speech Pitch perfect. It's a dazzling tale of daring with the occasional dark foray into some of the more unfortunate startling aspects of Victorian British history. The jargon adds high color. The detail of the deed and the charisma of the villain champion entire story. You will wish you were in cahoots with the antagonist

  • Murder on Black Swan Lane

  • By: Andrea Penrose
  • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,036

The Earl of Wrexford possesses a brilliant scientific mind, but boredom and pride lead him to reckless behavior. He does not suffer fools gladly. So when pompous, pious Reverend Josiah Holworthy publicly condemns him for debauchery, Wrexford unsheathes his rapier-sharp wit and strikes back. As their war of words escalates, London's most popular satirical cartoonist, A. J. Quill, skewers them both.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great new series!

  • By Mystery Maven on 10-22-17

Hokey cliched overwrought

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

This book might've been good if it weren't so formulaic and clichéd. Cut and paste characters. This was a Disney movie of a regency mystery.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,605
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,354

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

Just as fun and engaging the 2nd time around

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

I listened to ready player one when it first came out two years ago and really enjoyed it then. I listen to it again with my 13-year-old and had a blast. It helps that I was into most the movies and other 80s nostalgia that comes up almost like a list in this book. But the story is a lot of fun and the future is well imagined. Excellent future dystopia tale. The narration is excellent

  • Get Out of My Life

  • But First Can You Drive me and Cheryl to the Mall?
  • By: Anthony E. Wolf
  • Narrated by: Anthony E. Wolf
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

In 1991, the first edition of Get Out of My Life became an enormous success, selling over 300,000 copies. The words of Dr. Wolf were so on target that parents wondered if he had placed tape recorders around their homes. But the world has not stood still - in fact, it is changing faster than ever. And while the classic struggles between parents and teenagers still remain, societal changes have brought about many new ones that parents of earlier generations never dreamed of.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not as helpful as I'd hoped

  • By K Hagearty on 12-09-17

Goes a long way toward helping parents through

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

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

YES!

What other book might you compare Get Out of My Life to and why?

"Hold on to your kids"

What about Anthony E. Wolf’s performance did you like?

It was fine.

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

Not necessarily. It is only 2.5 hours, so it's a compact listen with a lot of useful material packed in.

Any additional comments?

"Get Out of My Life" goes a long way in explaining the irrational and difficult years of parenting a teenager. After reading this, I felt I would be able to a much for understanding and effective parent with my teen.

  • The Nix

  • A Novel
  • By: Nathan Hill
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,561

It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan Hill is an exceptional storyteller.

  • By Bonny on 09-13-16

Excellent story funny narration pitch perfect

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

Reviewed: 09-27-16

I had so much fun listening to this book. Hill spins a great tale with fully realized characters. It reminds me somewhat of David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest". The seven intertwining stories are filled with humor and empathy. I may reread it next month in paper book form for better absorption of his clever descriptions. The narrator totally captures each character. I'm recommending this to my friends. If you like Caroline Kepnes, John scalzi or Joshua Ferris, this book is for you.

  • The Magicians

  • A Novel
  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,497
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,516

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an average book

  • By Kyle on 04-30-11

Harry Potter for adults

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

Grossman weaves an excellent story and Masterfully captures moods and nuanced entanglements. A Most enjoyable read. I Will read more.

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  • The Devil You Know

  • By: Mike Carey
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,023

Felix Castor used to cast out demons for a living, and London was his stomping ground. But in a time when the supernatural realm is in upheaval and spilling over into the mundane world of the living, his skills are in renewed demand. With old debts to pay, Castor is left with no choice but to accept one final, well-paying assignment: a seemingly simple exorcism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pied Piper with a Conscience

  • By Tango on 07-27-13

A gumshoe where the gum is ectoplasm

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

The narrator was pitch perfect. Then our man in the street sees dead people and can banish them with his tin whistle which seems ridiculous, but mostly works. It's a very good detective story where the victim is already dead, but not gone. It's quite grim when it's not funny and I'm not sure why so many stories now need to have lots of victimized women in them-it's nearly unavoidable with detective stories these days-abductions and prostitution... it's like the end of days which I guess I'll take as a segway back to Carey's mostly enthralling when not appalling story. Ghosts and demons abound after some shift in the line between the dead coming back to the land of the living. You need a strong stomach and a short memory for the violence.

  • The Fairy-Tale Detectives

  • The Sisters Grimm
  • By: Michael Buckley
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 960
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 982

The recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they're descendents of the legendary Brothers Grimm. Now they must take over the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives in a town where fairy tales are real. Their first case: a giant is destroying the town and it may have something to do with a boy named Jack and a certain famous beanstalk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny twists

  • By THoward on 09-30-09

Clever. Sweet. Fun

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

Great listen with my 11 year old daughter. The narrator does excellent voices. The author has woven beloved old fairy tales into a clever modern-day detective story. Most enjoyable.

  • The Frozen Lake

  • A Vintage Mystery
  • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Fabulous family saga of secrets held through two generations, set against the atmospheric background of the Lake District at Christmas. The year 1936 is drawing to a close. Winter grips Wetmoreland and causes a rare phenonmenon: The lakes freeze. For two local families, the Richardsons and the Grindleys, this will bring unexpected upheaval, as the frozen lake entices long-estranged siblings and children to return home for the holiday season.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story, superb narration

  • By Michaela on 04-12-16

Brilliant narration. Intricate story

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

This was an enjoyable mystery. The narrator does an amazing job with many distinct voices and accidents. Warning: Teenage girls are marginalized and victimized.

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  • Dreaming Spies

  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353

For years now, readers of the Russell Memoirs have wondered about the tantalizing mentions of Japan. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes had spent three weeks there, between India ( The Game) and San Francisco ( Locked Rooms). The time has finally come to tell that story. It is 1925, and Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive home to find...a stone. A stone with a name, which they last saw in the Tokyo garden of the future emperor of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haiku and Holmes - A Fine Brew

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-22-15

Wonderful addition to the Holmes' oeuvre

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

I stumbled on this through a sale and am so glad I did. Laurie King spins a fascinating tale with depth of character, setting and story so rich, it left me eager to experience more book in the series. Great period mystery.