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  • Time's Convert

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present. On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Distracting and disappointing narration

  • By LKF on 09-19-18

Ok

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I wasn't very fond of the flashbacks that happened during the book. I would have preferred to have one set of stories, then head to the present. Overall the story was good, even though it didn't Focus solely on Marcus it did have some Marcus and Phoebe and the twins. I suppose that there will be more information on Diana and Matthew in the future.

  • The World of All Souls

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Deborah Harkness, Steve West, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Shadow of Night and The Book of Life carried Deborah Harkness's series to its spellbinding conclusion, and the trilogy has now sold more than two million copies in the United States and appeared in 38 editions around the world. All Souls fans have been captivated from the start by the many sources of inspiration Harkness draws on in her novels. Here, with her signature historian's touch, she offers an encyclopedic look at the series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Rose on 05-12-18

Take it all a companion not a story.

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Great book to delve further into the inner working of the All Soul Trilogy. This book is reference only as I've seen some negative reviews starting they were disappointed in the fact it wasn't another chapter in the says itself. Read it as an encyclopedia not a sorry.

  • Moon Tortured

  • Sky Brooks Series, Book 1
  • By: McKenzie Hunter
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Sky Brooks's life started with a death - her own. Sky spent the first 23 years of her life unaware of this, among other things. She always thought she was just a shapeshifter until she woke up in a strange house in rural Illinois - battered, bruised, and with only vague memories of her mother's death at the hands of vampires. At the request of a powerful witch, Sky is put under the protection of the Midwest Pack. But she isn't sure she can trust them, especially after she meets the dangerously sexy Ethan, a pack member who's known for being more ruthless than altruistic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narrator! Good story

  • By Reader587 on 05-13-17

Underwhelming

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

I had high hopes for this book from the description and the fact that it was a werewolf book, but alas it feel short. I would have liked the action scenes to have been fleshed out more and the whiney brat who runs away all the time parts to have been put in the background rather than the forefront of the story. The underlying ideas had merit and I'm sure they are delved into deeper in the following books of the series but I have no desire to continue reading on.

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,068
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,421
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,412

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant performances, moving story

  • By Roger on 09-11-14

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

The way this book ended was quite in unexpected. Mia (Chloe) was abducted and held against her will. This story follows the path of three main characters in the before and after of the abduction. I was pleased to have had the three different narrators, it gave it a much deeper perspective.

  • The Book of Life

  • All Souls, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,894

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Trilogy!

  • By Cheri on 12-13-15

Sad the series is over

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

I've physically read this series but never got as swept away by the story then while listening to this narrator weave the story into reality. The book contents were fantastic, as I expected nothing less from Ms Harkness. The narrator had a form grasp on all the voices of each character in the book. Well done

  • Shadow of Night

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,571

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended, however....

  • By J. Lunsford on 07-15-12

Better the second time around

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I read this book (paper copy) January 2017 and decided it was time to listen to it. The narrators voices were distinguishable and quite pleasing. I was able to learn a few more things by reading it a second time and looking forward to reading it a third time. This book is something that you can never get tired of.

  • Outlander

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

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. Their blissful reunion is shattered when she touches a boulder in an ancient stone ruin and is instantly transported to 1743 Scotland, a place torn by war and raiding border clans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First in Series.... Great Book!!

  • By Beth on 05-04-12

Late to the game

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I came to the Outlander series late to the game. I watched the series before I started reading the book so I came into the book "seeing" things unfold. But luckily I was surprised by little nuances that the show could not have given me. A feeling here, an action there. It was fantastic. Well worth the time the book took to read. I'm working my way through book two so I can try to catch up to the upcoming TV seasons. I want the little nooks and crannies.

  • Funny Amazon Reviews

  • By: Jane Lynch
  • Narrated by: Jane Lynch
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,432
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,992

Famous comedians reading real Amazon product reviews. Hosted by Jane Lynch and presented by Audible. Featuring Lewis Black, John O'Hurley, Joel McHale, Margaret Cho, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, Lauren Cook, Jonathan Katz, Laura Silverman, Melissa Villasenor, Ron Funches, Gilbert Gottfried, Dan Savage, Vern Musical Improv.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hilarious!!!

  • By EmilioDaVinci on 07-10-17

OMG, don't listen while walking and with Bluetooth in

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Morning walks are my favorite. I live in a small town. It's literally in the middle of the middle of nowhere. When you're out at 6am and the local transportation crew is starting their day, it's not advisable to be listening to this.

I walk with Bluetooth in, you know the truly wireless ones. Well, I digress....I was walking past the depot laughing so hard at the gummy bear review (approximately at 26:00) that I got the, "She must have forgotten to take her meds." stare. I'm sure it will be all over town wide grapevine gossip that I've lost my mind.

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  • Spaceman

  • An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
  • By: Mike Massimino
  • Narrated by: Mike Massimino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,436
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,431

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you're about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind's chance to unlock the universe's secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Likable guy, great storyteller

  • By Joy Woller on 10-09-16

So very inspirational

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

This has been the best 10 hours 57 minutes I have spent. Most of this was listened to whole walking and Mike made me forget what I was doing and want to stay out for just another 5 minutes. Hearing the wonderful words of struggle and triumph helped me to understand that I can encourage my children and grandchildren to push through any possible struggle and dream that they may have. I would be so honored to meet this man and to hug him for all he's accomplished, the dreams he's helped push along and the encouragement he's imparted. I'm so glad that the author read this book, it made it far more real to me than having someone else read it.

  • I Love Your Cupcakes

  • By: Olga Núñez Miret
  • Narrated by: Gwyn Olson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Dulce, Adelfa, and Storm, the protagonists of I Love Your Cupcakes are business partners, friends, and share some "interesting" family connections. All the men Dulce meets only ever talk about her cakes, and she's tired of it. Her friend, Adelfa, although she's a chemistry professor, can't manage to find the recipe for the perfect relationship. And Storm, the third of the partners of their bakery/coffee shop/bookshop/art gallery and ex-fire station, is an artist who is not a master in the art of love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Story With Past & Present Intertwined

  • By Adriana B on 05-06-16

Cute book

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

This isn't a book you're going to have to hang onto the edge of your seats for, but it's a delightful little story nonetheless. There were a few parts that read a little awkwardly, but not so much so that you wouldn't be able to enjoy the book. Kudos for the depth of characters and giving each their own unique types.