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  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,954
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,191

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Audible perfection

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Neil Gayman books are always magical, but hearing this one with an impeccable full cast recording, made it even more so. I was so engrossed in this story. This is definitely one of the best spent credits of my years long Audible experience.

  • Don't Touch the Blue Stuff!

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?, Book 2
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696

Something called the “Blue Juice" is coming. For all of us. Luckily, me (Chip Collins), Pete, Nikola Tesla, Bobo, and FBI Agent Gina Phillips are here to kick its ass, and send it back to last Tuesday. Maybe. Or maybe we'll fail, and everyone in the multiverse is doomed. (Seriously, you might want to get that underground bunker ready.) Either way, I've got to get home to Julie and find out – woah, I'm not about to tell you that right here in the book description! TMI, dude.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun roller coaster ride through the multiverse!

  • By Fascinatingbooks on 09-21-17

What a fun ride!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

Wow! The first book in this sci-fi series was incredible, but the sequel has somehow surpassed it.

Usually, when a book is read by the author it makes me cringe. Absolutely not the case here. Rob Dircks not only wrote one of the most entertaining, genuinely emotional but perfectly tongue-in-cheek book series ever, but he also has become one of my favorite narrators of all time! Seriously Rob, if this author thing doesn’t work out, you should still narrate every book I listen to from now on.

Listeners: If you like Tesla, a fun story with heart, ridiculousness with intelligence, and/or simply having a damn good time, then download this book immediately!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Day of the Triffids

  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623

Bill Masen, bandages over his wounded eyes, misses the most spectacular meteorite shower England has ever seen. Removing his bandages the next morning, he finds masses of sightless people wandering the city. He soon meets Josella, another lucky person who has retained her sight, and together they leave the city, aware that the safe, familiar world they knew a mere 24 hours before is gone forever.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • NOT unabridged.

  • By Dave Cole on 05-12-14

A sci-fi classic for a reason

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

I love when classic sci-fi feels relevant in today’s times, and this book definitely does. It is extremely entertaining, and beautifully narrated. It is part dystopian love story, part creature feature, part environmental warning. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

  • Lurk

  • By: Adam Vine
  • Narrated by: Kevin Meyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 202

College student Drew Brady never wanted the power to spy on his friends. But late one night, he finds a box of old Polaroids buried under his house that can change to show him whatever he desires, and Drew finds himself with the power to watch the people around him without them ever knowing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great debut novel!

  • By J on 02-21-17

All over the place

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

I am a huge fan of horror books, and audible kept recommending this one to me, so I finally gave in. This is not the worst book I’ve ever listen to, but it was definitely a huge disappointment. The plot feels really disjointed and I figured out any plot twists way in advance.
My main problem with this book was the narration. It definitely leaves something to be desired. Sometimes the voice sounded nearly robotic, like one of those recordings you get when you call a business after hours. Also, this book takes place at college with a host of characters who are young and partying. This doesn’t bother me, but the narration was so unrealistic, and it felt like somebody’s annoying dad was reading all of this “cool college talk.” Maybe with a different narrator I would have liked this better, because it would’ve been easier for me to get into the story. But as it stands, I feel like listening to this book was quite a waste of time.

  • The Wonder

  • By: Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Kate Lock
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,122

In Emma Donoghue's latest masterpiece, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle - a girl said to have survived without food for months - soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could not get past the narration

  • By Annie M. on 10-19-16

another one ruined by narration

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

I really wish I had read this book instead of listening to it. I imagine that when read, it would be a slow-burning mystery. But unfortunately, the narrator's annoying performance took me out of the story constantly. When Ms. Lock was reading the interior thoughts of the main character all was well, but anytime she did anyone's voice in dialogue, especially a female voice, it was grating to the nerves. Her Irish accent was fairly awful and all of the women sounded like they were suffering from the stereotypical female Hysteria of the time.

I recommend skipping this listen and reading the book instead.

  • Digging Up Mother

  • A Love Story
  • By: Johnny Depp - foreword, Doug Stanhope
  • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope and Friends
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653

Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I hoped for!

  • By j.r.addams on 08-20-16

this really is a love story

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

I am a fairly big fan of Doug Stanhope comedy, but even if I wasn't, I still think I would have enjoyed this book. It is much more tender and beautiful than I expected it to be. On the other hand, it is also funnier and more entertaining than I expected it to be. This is the type of book that the audiobook was made for. Stanhope uses this format to its ultimate. I don't want to give too much away so I will stop here, but do yourself a favor and listen to this book! You will be pleasantly surprised.

  • I Don’t Care about Your Band

  • What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I’ve Dated
  • By: Julie Klausner
  • Narrated by: Julie Klausner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 269

In the tradition of Cynthia Heimel and Chelsea Handler, and with the boisterous iconoclasm of Amy Sedaris, Julie Klausner's candid and funny debut I Don't Care about Your Band sheds light on the humiliations we endure to find love - and the lessons that can be culled from the wreckage. I Don't Care about Your Band posits that lately the worst guys to date are the ones who seem sensitive. It's the jerks in nice guy clothing, not the players in Ed Hardy, who break the hearts of modern girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As flirty as a pleated skirt

  • By mendolynne on 05-30-14

fun but disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

I've been watching the author's TV show, difficult people, and I absolutely love it. So, I expected this memoir to live up to a certain expectation. It is definitely entertaining, and Julie is a great narrator, but the book is lacking a depth that I've come to expect from her. there were numerous instances where I felt like she was judging other women in ways that just made me kind of sad that she's not as open-minded as I thought she was. Overall, it's a fun romp, but some women may be slightly offended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,104

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

5 + Star Performance

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

I always love the stories that Schalzi's rich imagination comes up with. This particular story is perfect in its shorter format and I'm so glad they didn't try to drag it out and create an entire novel out of it. this was such a fun listen, especially because of Zachary Quinto's narration. in every voice, and every situation, he was completely believable. I truly felt like I was there with the characters. I almost wish that Zachary would quit doing TV and movies and just read every single book for me from now on.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Boy in the Suitcase

  • A Nina Borg Mystery
  • By: Lene Kaaberbøl (author and translator), Agnete Friis
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,823
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,635

Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is trying to live a quiet life. The last thing her husband wants is for her to go running off on another dangerous mission to help illegal refugees. But when Nina's estranged friend, Karin, leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, and begs her to take care of its contents, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous case yet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story set in Denmark

  • By AudioAddict on 09-18-14

intricate story with satisfying conclusion

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

this isn't a typical crime novel. in the beginning I thought, "how the hell are they going to tie all of this together in the end?" I was very pleased when they did, in a way that didn't feel forced. the pacing was perfect; slowing letting the reader in on the intricate connections between characters. this was a smart, fascinating, literary crime story. I highly recommend a listen. the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the narration. I've listened to books by this narrator before, and she is mostly great, but sometimes I feel like she overdramatizes in a way that can be quite annoying, especially during "action" scenes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out

  • A Novel
  • By: Natsuo Kirino
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 876
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 809

This mesmerizing novel tells the story of a brutal murder in the staid Tokyo suburbs, as a young mother who works the night shift making boxed lunches strangles her abusive husband and then seeks the help of her coworkers to dispose of the body and cover up her crime. The coolly intelligent Masako emerges as the plot's ringleader but quickly discovers that this killing is merely the beginning, as it leads to a terrifying foray into the violent underbelly of Japanese society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Out...

  • By Christopher on 06-24-16

very dark

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

I am a huge fan of literary Thrillers and this is definitely one of them. I would warn the faint of heart though, it is very dark. the only thing negative I have to say about it, is that I wish I would have read this instead of listening to it. The narrator can be quite annoying at times. When she's narrating, she's great. But, when she tries to create different voices for the characters, especially any male voices, it was almost laughable. And in a story as dark and intense as this one, wanting to laugh at the narrator's voice can really take you out of the story. I know it is hard for women to do male voices audio books, but I have definitely heard it done much better than it was done here.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful