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  • The Black Elfstone

  • The Fall of Shannara, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541

Across the Four Lands, peace has reigned for generations. But now, in the far north, an unknown enemy is massing. More troubling than the carnage is the strange and wondrous power wielded by the attackers—a breed of magic unfamiliar even to the Druid order. Fearing the worst, the High Druid dispatches a diplomatic party under the protection of the order’s sworn guardian, Dar Leah, to confront the mysterious, encroaching force and discover its purpose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Noooooo!

  • By Pen Name on 06-21-17

Some of Terry Brooks best work

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

The beginning of this new trilogy is as good as anything Terry Brooks has written.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jane Carver of Waar [Soundtrack Edition]

  • By: Nathan Long
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 324

Jane Carver is nobody's idea of a space princess. A hard-ridin', hard-lovin' biker chick and ex-Airborne Ranger, Jane is as surprised as anyone else when, on the run from the law, she ducks into the wrong cave at the wrong time - and wakes up butt-naked on an exotic alien planet light-years away from everything she's ever known. Waar is a savage world of four-armed tiger men, sky pirates, slaves, gladiators, and purple-skinned warriors in thrall to a bloodthirsty code of honor and chivalry.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The soundtrack killed the radio star!

  • By Heather on 02-16-17

Great Tribute to ERB!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

If you could sum up Jane Carver of Waar [Soundtrack Edition] in three words, what would they be?

Very well done!

Any additional comments?

Excellent narration and soundtrack. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and thought if Edgar Rice Burroughs was writing today, (and was prone to using female protagonists in his stories), this would be his. Written from the perspective of a tough ass-kicking biker chick made for an entertaining point of view. The soundtrack added to the story and made it more engaging as well. great job!

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • By: Erich Maria Remarque
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,220

Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You think war is all glory, but it is all hell.

  • By Nothing really matters on 04-04-15

Excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

Frank Mullet is an exceptional narrator. The story is very involving due, in large part, to his work.

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,293

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-16

Well acted. Great cast. Excellent soundtrack. Great story! You're really going to enjoy this one!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dark of Night

  • A Joe Ledger Novella
  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Rachael Lavin
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

Dark of Night is a story of worlds in collision. Three heroes who have survived the apocalypse are in a deadly race to save a busload of children from ravenous zombies and ruthless human scavengers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark of Night: Joe Ledger Returns!!

  • By Tracy P. on 04-03-18

Excellent entry

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

This is another excellent entry in the Joe Ledger/ Rot and Ruin world. Excellent narration by Ray Porter as usual.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hungry Tales

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry presents a quirky collection of five stories starring a whole cast of the ever-popular undead. Here you will find a semi-sequel to Dead of Night in which four army reservists are assigned to hold a small rural bridge during the early days of the zombie apocalypse; a comedic story involving a couple of idiot moonshiners, a comet, gangsters, zombies, and the Great Chicago Fire; a downbeat psychological drama set in the bleak wastelands a few years after the zombie apocalypse; and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damn good collection of diverse Zombie tales

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-22-12

Excellent, as always.

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

The stories are very very good. The narration is excellent. Jonathan Mayberry never disappoints me.

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,606
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,597

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Awesome Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

If you could sum up NOS4A2 in three words, what would they be?

Involving. Original. Emotional.

What did you like best about this story?

Very original and very creepy. You can't help but like the characters, they are flawed and seem very real.

Have you listened to any of Kate Mulgrew’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

My First time listening to Kate. Excellent, excellent, excellent!

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended!

  • Dead Tide

  • By: Stephen A. North
  • Narrated by: Brad Lawrence
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 30

The dead are coming back to life, filled with a single-minded urge to devour the living. While the power was on, some people followed the bigger picture on television; but the news media is little more than a chronicler of the disaster. Sadly, most people are better at becoming part of the problem than finding a way to solve it. "The most important question becomes: Are there enough resilient survivors left to stem the rising dead tide of humanity?"

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Just couldn't get through it & that is rare for me

  • By Dan on 06-29-13

Couln't get through it

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

Reviewed: 12-06-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The narration was very un-professional. Good attempt, but it sounded like something I would expect from a freebie from Libra-Vox.

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

The story was pretty good, but I couldn't finish it due to the bad narration.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stolen Souls

  • A Jack Lennon Investigation
  • By: Stuart Neville
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 263

Galya Petrova travels to Ireland on a promise that she will work for a nice Russian family, teaching their children English. Instead, she is dragged into the world of modern slavery, sold to a Belfast brothel, and held there against her will. She escapes at a terrible cost - the slaying of one of her captors - and takes refuge with a man who offers his help. But her savior is not what he seems....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Third Chapter

  • By Deborah on 10-26-11

Another excellent entry

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

Reviewed: 09-15-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Stuart Neville never disappoints and neither does Gerard Doyle's narration. Excellent and involving, like the previous Jack Lennon stories.

What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

Doyle brings authenticity to the story and characters.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to more from both author and narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition)

  • An Oral History of the Zombie War
  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,811
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,025

World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Story with an All Star Cast but ABRIDGED

  • By Kim Venatries on 05-22-13

Not the movie

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

Reviewed: 07-26-13

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

If anyone was wondering how this unusual book could be turned into a movie, now as you may know. It wasn't. The book is excellent when it's good and a bit dull when it's not. I couldn't think how the movie would be made from a series of interviews, as it turns out, it just used the title.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful