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Sarasota FL
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  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories

  • By: Salman Rushdie
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

Discover Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie's classic fantasy novel. Set in an exotic eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and great story teller

  • By marce on 05-22-18

Almost Dr Seuss-ish, but, but, but, excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Great story about stories, interesting names and creatures, excellent narrator. If you like fantasy. that's a little or a lot silly, you'll love this book.

  • Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels

  • How to Write Kissing Books, Book 1
  • By: Gwen Hayes
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

What makes a romance novel a romance? Writing a well-structured romance isn't the same as writing any other genre - something the popular novel and screenwriting guides don't address. The romance arc is made up of its own story beats. Told in conversational (and often irreverent) prose, Romancing the Beat is like sitting down to coffee with romance editor and author Gwen Hayes while she explains story structure - the way she does with her clients, some of whom are regular inhabitants of the best-seller lists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • short but full of great information

  • By A Voracious Reader on 06-24-17

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Only the meat of the craft. By following these steps my book became even better.

  • Archangel

  • By: William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith
  • Narrated by: Josh Hurley, Victor Bevine, Elizabeth Jasicki, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 496

The year is 2016. Not our 2016. Theirs. Earth is dying, the result of a worldwide nuclear holocaust caused by America’s dictatorial President-for-Life Lewis Henderson, a man who will use any means necessary to maintain power and survive. Enter: The Splitter. A machine capable of splitting off an exact replica of Henderson’s world. A world where the cataclysmic events causing its destruction have yet to occur. That world is ours. In August of 1945, our postwar Europe becomes the battleground for Henderson’s operatives - led by his sociopathic son - as they engineer a complete redo of their history. By changing ours.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Performances All Around

  • By Brian on 08-26-18

Quite The Production!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-18

I was skeptical from some of the bad reviews, and i have to admit, i got this one out of curiosity. While i agree that this is expensive, based on the length, it is certainly worth more, perhaps much more, than a traditional audiobook. I enjoyed this, despite the fact that it was more sci-fi, and I thought it was fantasy. Interesting story line, great voice acting, and lifelike special effect and background sounds. If you're on the fence, give it a try.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Age of War

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,025
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,655

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History re-written

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-16-19

Awesome as always!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Great story, excellent narration causes one to fall in love with the characters and the world. I hope there's more. I'd even love to hear more from the Ryira boys. Again, well done!

  • Mrs. Dalloway

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 833

It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Tough Read Perfectly Delivered

  • By Chris on 06-11-12

Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Beautifully crafted story, Excellent narration. Not my usual genre, but straying to this book was a very happy occation indeed. I specifically chose this version because the narrator was superb. She did justice to an already top class work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Writing Deep Point of View

  • Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft, Book 13)
  • By: Rayne Hall
  • Narrated by: Cat Lookabaugh
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

In this book, I'll reveal the powerful techniques employed by best-selling authors, and I'll show you how to apply them to rivet your readers. I'll start with the basics of Point of View - if you're already familiar with the concept, you can treat them as a refresher - and then guide you to advanced strategies for taking your reader deep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slipping into someone else's skin

  • By Michael on 09-05-16

Short and compact.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Excellent info, great narration and a must for new writers. I'd like to have more of her books on audible.

  • Writing Vivid Settings

  • Writer's Craft
  • By: Rayne Hall
  • Narrated by: Cat Lookabaugh
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Do you want your readers to feel like they're really there - in the place where the story happens? Whether you want to enrich stark prose with atmospheric detail, add vibrancy to a dull piece, or curb waffling descriptions, this guide can help. Learn how to make your settings intense, realistic, and intriguing. This is the 10th book in Rayne Hall's acclaimed Writer's Craft series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than expected.

  • By Terri J. Stovall on 09-29-17

Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-18

This is a must have for new and novice writers like myself. Short and packed with examples, explanations and exercises to make a better writer.

  • Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

  • By: James Hynes, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: James Hynes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239

From evoking a scene to charting a plot to revising your drafts, Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques offers a master class in storytelling. Taught by award-winning novelist James Hynes, a former visiting professor at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop, these 24 insightful lectures show you the ins and outs of the fiction writer's craft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Theory AND Practice

  • By Madeleine on 11-19-15

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Learned so much to aid me on my journey! Lots of samples and examples to clarify the why.

  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,132
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,603

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow paced

  • By A. Bunting on 07-28-17

Excellent. Better than I could possibly image.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-17

What a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I laughed and cried with an awesome adventure. This series is my new favorite. Looking forward to the next one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Age of Myth

  • Book One of The Legends of the First Empire
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,123
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,426

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • M. J. Sullivan is my favorite modern author but...

  • By GLENNO on 07-23-16

Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-17

loved it and I've already pre- ordered the next book in this series. just like the Ryira Chronicles, it's non stop action, well built characters, a little humour and some good surprises along the way.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful