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  • The Darkwater Bride

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Donal Finn, Jamie Glover, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,877
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,867

Late Victorian London. When James Miller, the most respectable of Scottish businessmen, is pulled, dead, from the Thames, his daughter is drawn into an investigation which reveals a whole world of secrets and corruption. Alongside local detective Culley, Catriona’s search for her father’s killer leads all the way to the tragic truth behind the ghostly legend of The Darkwater Bride and the power of her deadly kiss. An epic drama starring Adrian Scarborough, Claire Corbett, Freya Mayor and Jamie Glover, The Darkwater Bride combines the genres of the Victorian mystery thriller with the equally classic Victorian mode of the ghostly tale.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • spooky audio drama / sex & violence crime fiction

  • By Paul on 04-07-19

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 04-19-19

Sickening and a terrible waste of time. This was free and still not worth anything. Performance cannot make up for its complete lack of sensibility.

  • The Naked Sun

  • The Robot Series, Book 2
  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327

A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dufris outdoes himself

  • By Andre on 05-01-15

Dated but still Fun

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

Reviewed: 04-15-19

Just enjoyed listening to Asimov’s sci-fi world knowing too that he ties this into his Foundation world too.

  • Island of the Lost

  • Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
  • By: Joan Druett
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131

Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864, Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton wreck on the southern end of the island. Utterly alone in a dense coastal forest, plagued by stinging blowflies and relentless rain, Captain Musgrave inspires his men to take action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best Stories Ever Told!

  • By Tiffany on 04-10-16

Yes, they ate seals

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

For those moaning about the killing of seals, it is what kept this remarkable group alive! And yes, it was repetitive, but so was their diet and it helped to give a sense of what these men endured.

  • Ben-Hur

  • By: Lew Wallace
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

An American classic, Ben-Hur is both a vivid historical epic and the powerful story of one man's spiritual journey from slavery to vengeance to redemption. Born the son of a Jewish nobleman, Ben-Hur is condemned to the galleys for life for accidentally dislodging a piece of tile that falls on the Roman procurator. He is betrayed by his best friend, manages to escape his imprisonment, and gains revenge and glory before the cheering multitudes in the chariot races at the Roman circus in Antioch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful & Thought-Provoking

  • By Stephanie on 12-10-09

Stunning Story

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

I read this long book with all the detailed description many years ago. I thought it was a more complete story than the beautiful movie version starring Charlton Heston.

Yes, it took effort and patience to listen to some parts, but it was worth it. It is a wonderful and moving story with memorable characters I think about even after I’ve finished the book.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,658

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Outstanding and deeply moving

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

Excellent story well produced and acted. It was only slightly marred by the difficulty I experienced hearing and understanding some of the dialogue due to the background effects.

But I will listen to it again because it was truly a moving story.

  • City of Endless Night

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,050

When Grace Ozmian, the beautiful and reckless daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire, first goes missing, the NYPD assumes she has simply sped off on another wild adventure. Until the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta quickly takes the lead. He knows his investigation will attract fierce scrutiny, so D'Agosta is delighted when FBI Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast shows up at the crime scene assigned to the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The allusive Pendergast..,

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

More like the early books

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, more than several of their more recent Pendergast books because it was more of an interesting detective story.

  • Golden Son

  • Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,317
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,120

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I felt like the first book was a great Epic story

  • By Dirk on 02-01-18

A strong second book in the series

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Between the writing and the the narration this book was powerful second installment to this series, except for the ending which I hated. On to book 3 in the series and I’m just glad I don’t have to wait for it.

  • Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea

  • Why the Greeks Matter
  • By: Thomas Cahill
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

Best selling history writer Thomas Cahill continues his series on the roots of Western civilization with this volume about the contributions of ancient Greece to the development of contemporary culture. Tracing the origin of Greek culture in the migrations of armed Indo-European horsemen into Attica and the Peloponnesian peninsula, he follows their progress into the creation of the Greek city-states, the refinement of their machinery of war, and the flowering of intellectual and artistic culture.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this Audiobook; a good model

  • By Mike on 04-13-04

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I thought it would be about what the Greeks discovered about science and farming or devices. The book went on and on about Greek mythology and literature with some philosophy added all narrated by a man with a lovely British accent that unfortunately only added to the supercilious tone of the writing. I managed to finally finish listening to it but I cannot say I enjoyed it at all.

  • The Prince of Midnight

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,089

He was once a legendary highwayman. Now he's a recluse in a ruined French castle, with only a half-wild wolf for a companion. When Lady Leigh Strachan comes looking for a man to aid in her revenge, she's disillusioned to find that the famed Prince of Midnight couldn't help even if he cared to - which he doesn't. S. T. Maitland wants nothing to do with his legend, or with this fierce, beautiful, broken woman... until the old thrill of living on the cutting edge of danger begins to rise in his blood again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imagine My Joy!

  • By Anonymous User on 05-26-13

Horrible heroine

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Couldn’t ever finish it because the heroine was completely unlikeable.
The guy liked her because she was gorgeous. Nice, but I despised her supposed “independence”. All she ever did was get the hero in trouble.

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  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,024

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

Well done!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this adaptation of Emma and therefore finished it much too quickly! It only added to my understanding of this classic.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful