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  • Boneshaker

  • By: Cherie Priest
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,816
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,440

In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn't live up to potential

  • By Tracey on 02-14-13

What can I say... I got sucked in...

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

What a great story, and having it read in turns by Wil Wheaton and Kate Reading just made it that much more special. I read the hardback, then during my 2018 September of Priest I listened to the Audible story... followed by Dreadnought and Ganymede.

Ms. Priest has created an alternative history world that I thoroughly enjoyed: Civil War era America in the Northwest US and the sh*t has hit the fan!

I cared about the characters and the genre didn't overwhelm the story. I helped carry the action, but it didn't rely on it. Thanks, Cherie!

  • Noir

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925

It's not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It's love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an air force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. 'Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he's got the connections on the street.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I stuck with it

  • By MD on 05-11-18

Go back in time and have your mind blown!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Christopher Moore did it again. He made me jealous. Why can't I create these worlds? Wow!
Writing a review of a Christopher Moore story is difficult because it's too easy throw in spoilers as it is exciting to talk about ALL the WEIRD sh*t CM creates. Johnny Heller does a great job of reading and adding to the noir... see what I did there?

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,365

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets without the old texts

  • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

MYTHOFABULOUS

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I really like Norse things... Vikings, Thor, Odin, Valhalla... all of it. Neil Gaiman weaves all this into an entertaining and interesting work that HE reads to you. How can you go wrong? It's nearly perfection!

  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,560

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Obviously I LOVED this story!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Perdita Week's performance is MESMERIZING. Madeline Miller's words are BRILLIANT. That's all you need to know! I have listened to this multiple times already.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,961

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Neil Gaiman reading Neil Gaiman = perfection.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

The story is sublime. The reading incredible. The premise fantastical. I have yet to be disappointed by a Neil Gaiman work of art.

  • From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)

  • By: Renée Ahdieh, Meg Cabot, Pierce Brown, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Ashley Eckstein, Janina Gavankar, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,244

Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view. On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the 40h anniversary, more than 40 contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the 40 short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No One has Raved About this yet?

  • By Michael J. Stewart on 10-05-17

Just listen to it! You won't be disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

You already know the story, and if you're like me you can recite it line for line (like I do with Holy Grail and other classics I wasted brain cells on instead of Theoretical Physics or Freshman Algebra). However, you've never heard it told from the perspective of the characters that witnessed it all happening around them... and their stories, their lives, their fears and dreams... really fun!

  • Dreadnought

  • By: Cherie Priest
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

Nurse Mercy Lynch is elbows deep in bloody laundry at a war hospital in Richmond, Virginia, when Clara Barton comes bearing bad news: Mercy’s husband has died in a POW camp. On top of that, a telegram from the west coast declares that her estranged father is gravely injured, and he wishes to see her. Reaching the Mississippi is a harrowing adventure, but that's just the beginning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mercy Lynch: nurse extraordinaire

  • By Eivind on 10-07-10

Cherie Priest delivers!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I am new to the genre so I asked for recommendations a year or so ago. Cherie Priest's series was recommended and I have not been disappointed. She cleverly weaves in details from the previous story without it becoming overbearing. The premise she has created is fun and frightening at the same time. You can't go wrong. This listener recommends going in order... buts that's me... the stories stand on their own...