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Martin Schiller

Seattle, Washington
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  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

  • By: Theodora Goss
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' deaths, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, erratic, sloppy but not without charm

  • By Rachel on 07-07-17

An Excellent Story and a Wonderful Audio Book

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Ms. Goss combines the monsters of the 19th century in a tale f adventure and intrigue--but with surprising and refreshing twists. Superbly excited, and her choice of a narrator was excellent. When I finished, I went straight over to the second book.

  • European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

  • The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, Book 2
  • By: Theodora Goss
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

Mary Jekyll’s life has been peaceful since she helped Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders. Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, Justine Frankenstein, and Mary’s sister Diana Hyde have settled into the Jekyll household in London, and although they sometimes quarrel, they can always rely on Mrs. Poole. But when Mary receives a telegram that Lucinda Van Helsing has been kidnapped, the Athena Club must travel to the Austro-Hungarian Empire to rescue yet another young woman who has been subjected to horrific experimentation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • someone learned what meta means

  • By itinerant on 07-14-18

A Wonderful Sequel

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

This was a wonderful sequel that left me hungry for Book 3. Ms. Goss's characters were charming, and her tale was intruiging. I am looking forwards to her next installment!

  • Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

  • One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time
  • By: Bernard Evslin
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249

Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystical Myths

  • By Iona Sawyer on 12-20-14

Excellent Retelling of the Eternal Stories

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

A wonderful rendition of these fabulous religious tales and timeless moral lessons. Thoroughly Enjoyable experience

  • Child of the Night Guild

  • Queen of Thieves, Book 1
  • By: Andy Peloquin
  • Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Viola, a child sold to pay her father's debts, has lost everything: her mother, her home, and her identity. Thrown into a life among criminals, she has no time for grief as she endures the brutal training of an apprentice thief. The Night Guild molds an innocent waif into a cunning, agile outlaw skilled in the thieves' trade. She has only one choice: steal enough to pay her debts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Paced! Wonderfully Narrated! A Must Listen!

  • By Sam on 01-14-18

A Well Crafted Story and a Superb Performance

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

Once I started, I quickly found myself having to ration my listening time in order to prolong the enjoyment of the experience. Peloqiun created a well-built universe populated by fully fleshed characters and the story gripped me to the very end. As for the narration, Ms. McKernan's performance was perfect, and I was amazed at her range, and her ability to bring the characters to life. I earnestly hope that these two talented artists will come together again and bring us the next installment of this saga.

  • Akhet

  • Sekhmet's Light, Book One
  • By: H L Reasby
  • Narrated by: Élan O'Connor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

The world is changing, gods of old stir, and their agents work behind the scenes to fulfill their masters' commands. Who will have the courage to stand for The Light when darkness rises to swallow the world? Doctor Nicole Salem is a beautiful and brilliant Egyptologist who is working on a dig outside Luxor, Egypt, when she is confronted by her own destiny. She is plunged into a world of divided loyalties, intrigue, and treachery that will destroy her and everything she knows if she isn't strong enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Book was Good, the Audiobook was Fantastic

  • By Martin Schiller on 12-23-17

The Book was Good, the Audiobook was Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

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

Engaging, exciting, original

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the author's interweaving of ancient Egyptian mythology with the modern day and creating a wonderful adventure story with a strong female protagonist.

Which character – as performed by Élan O'Connor – was your favorite?

The lead, Nichole.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Ancient Magic, Modern Adventure.

Any additional comments?

Having read the book and then listening to audio production, I hope that the author and her narrator will come together again and produce the rest of the series.

  • When the World Shook

  • By: H. Rider Haggard
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

When three adventurers, Bastin, Bickley, and Arbuthnot, are marooned on a South Sea island, they discover an ancient crystal sepulchre. Inside are two Atlanteans who have been in a state of suspended animation for 250,000 years! One of the awakened sleepers, Lord Oro, is the last of the Sons of Wisdom, a superior race who'd relied on their advanced technology to subjugate the planet's lesser peoples. The other Atlantean is Oro's daughter, Yva, heiress the title of Queen of the Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Adaptation

  • By Martin Schiller on 09-04-17

Wonderful Adaptation

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

Where does When the World Shook rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is on par with other fine audio products.

What did you like best about this story?

That is was a continuation of Haggard's lost world genre, and had much the same flavor as "She"

Any additional comments?

A great adaption, with excellent voice acting. A must-listen-to for any fan of 19th century adventure literature.

  • The Victorian City

  • Everyday Life in Dickens' London
  • By: Judith Flanders
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Judith Flanders, one of Britain's foremost social historians, explores the world portrayed so vividly in Dickens' novels, showing life on the streets of London in colorful, fascinating detail. From the moment Charles Dickens, the century's best-loved English novelist and London's greatest observer, arrived in the city in 1822, he obsessively walked its streets, recording its pleasures, curiosities, and cruelties.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • UNFORTUNATLY DISAPPOINTED, IS NOT INTERESTING

  • By Count B on 02-04-18

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

An excellent account of life in Dickens' 19th century London. A must have for writers.

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