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  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,619
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,578

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

An Oscar Winning Performance!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-16

What did you love best about American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)?

The narration was superb. I felt like I was part of the story - every character was perfectly cast and narrated.

What other book might you compare American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) to and why?

I would compare the performance to that of The Help. I am a big fan of Ensemble casts, and I enjoy listening to books as if they are a stage production.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed the entire scene in the House on the Rock. Pure fantasy!

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

I think Starz is making a series of American Gods, but I might call it American Gods: Age before Beauty.

  • Goodnight June

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Jio
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Goodnight Moon is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the "great green room" might have come to be. June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby's estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children's bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Story!!

  • By Trish on 07-13-14

A better story in print for sure!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The story seems trite and very predictable. I'm not sure the book is "meaty" enough for my book club as there is not much to discuss.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The story seemed to plod along, and the author took forever to reveal the secrets of the main character, June. Not much really happened in the book, and I would have moved the plot along a little faster.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator sounded like a woman in her 70s rather than a woman in her 30s. Her voice was very matronly, and for many of the characters, it didn't even come close. I was tempted to take the book out from the library so that I won't have to listen anymore. I would not recommend the audible version of this book.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,838

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

  • By Pamela M on 03-02-09

The Payoff is fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-09

PLEASE give this book a chance! It takes a while to get through the background information, but it is worth it in the end. Stay with it and you will be rewarded. The second book jumps right into the action, and the author delves into Lisbeth's past. I couldn't put it down. The third book is coming out in Europe this October so it will be out here soon. Hopefully they'll keep the same narrator, as he was wonderful. Highly recommended if you can get through the first couple of hours.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Very Valentine

  • By: Adriana Trigiani
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, a vibrant cast of colorful characters who navigate tricky family dynamics with hilarity and brio, from magical Manhattan to the picturesque hills of bella Italia. Very Valentine is the first novel in a trilogy and is sure to be the new favorite of Trigiani's millions of fans around the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Luca?

  • By Patti on 05-16-10

I wish Adriana narrated this book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-09

I couldn't wait to read Ms. Trigiani's latest book. I have read or listened to all of her books, and I prefer her voice to Ms. Campbell's. I found her voice monotonous and her Italian accents weak. I felt I was listening to a teenager.

The story was just ok. It seemed like I had to listen for a long time for very little to happen. I hope the next two are more action packed!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Prisoner of Birth

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394

One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • boring

  • By K on 01-17-16

Couldn't stop listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-08

This book is a must listen - the narrator is superb, and if you like the Count of Monte Cristo, you'll love this. I found myself listening in the car, on walks and even at home during any spare time I had. Enjoy!

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • World Without End

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 45 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,043
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,029

In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 hours too short ...

  • By Henrik on 11-03-07

Fantastic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-24-07

I didn't want this book to end. Just like Pillars of the Earth, this will become one of my favorite books. The narrator, John Lee, makes the story and characters come alive. He is the perfect actor for this book. I too, wish he would narrate another thousand page book, but it would still be too short. The characters in the book are very well developed and I would recommend this book to anyone, especially "Pillars" lovers. Don't miss this!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful