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  • The Robots of Dawn

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783

Detective Elijah Baley is called to the Spacer world Aurora to solve a bizarre case of roboticide. The prime suspect is a gifted roboticist who had the means, the motive, and the opportunity to commit the crime. There's only one catch: Baley and his positronic partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, must prove the man innocent. For in a case of political intrigue and love between woman and robot gone tragically wrong, there's more at stake than simple justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing

  • By Yvonne on 09-10-09

THIS ROBOT STORY GOES ON TOO LONG

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

Reviewed: 02-01-12

Interesting story line, although the author takes ages to get to the plot. and goes on and on and on without really advancing the story. I have tried to listen to it a few times but it just puts me to sleep.would not recommend.

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  • The Time Paradox: Artemis Fowl, Book 6

  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Artemis Fowl has a new mission - and this time it's personal. Artemis's mother is dangerously ill, and the only way to find a cure is for Artemis - with Holly Short by his side - to go back in time to battle his younger, more evil self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ANOTHER VERY GOOD FAIRY TALE

  • By Shirley on 02-01-12

ANOTHER VERY GOOD FAIRY TALE

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

Reviewed: 02-01-12

Great characters, easy listening, very good story line, great narration.
This is an audio book for all ages.

  • The Travels of Maudie Tipstaff

  • By: Margaret Forster
  • Narrated by: Jacqueline King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Plagued all her life by her roisterous husband, straitlaced, outspoken, domineering Maudie is now on her own. Invited by her two daughters and her son to spend four months with each of them, she leaves Glasgow for the first time, uncertain of what awaits her. But what she finds in the very different homes of her children is not what she expects, causing her to reassess her life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Waiting for a change

  • By colleen on 10-14-12

a good lesson in cause and effect

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

Reviewed: 12-26-11

Great book about a rigid women and the effect she has on all who surround her, easy to listen to, kept me interested all the way through, very good narration.

  • A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement

  • By: Anthony Powell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 427

Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as "brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times," A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, society, business, and art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece on All Counts

  • By Jennifer on 02-03-11

slow to start

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

Reviewed: 12-26-11

I am afraid I have not finished this book, to hard to get in to it is slow and monotonous, 3 hours in and the book is going no where, bought on the recommendation of the narrator in a review. never again.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder

  • Inspector Singh Investigates, Book 1
  • By: Shamini Flint
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Inspector Singh is in a bad mood. He's been sent from his home in Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to solve a murder that has him stumped. Chelsea Liew - the famous Singaporean model - is on death row for the murder of her ex-husband. She swears she didn't do it, he thinks she didn't do it, but no matter how hard he tries to get to the bottom of things, he still arrives back at the same place - that Chelsea's husband was shot at point blank range, and that Chelsea had the best motivation to pull the trigger:

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First in a set of Short Entertaining Crime Stories

  • By george on 03-24-13

enjoyable

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-11

enjoyable story, reasonable plot, good narration,easy to listen to,would recommend and buy another book by this author and or narrator

  • Clean Break

  • By: Jacqueline Wilson
  • Narrated by: Helen Lederer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Em adores her funny, glamorous dad – who cares if he's not her real father? He's wonderful to her, and to her little brother Maxie and sister Vita. True to form at Christmas, Dad gives them fantastic presents, including a real emerald ring for his little Princess Em.Unfortunately he's got another surprise in store – he's leaving them. Will Dad's well-meaning but chaotic attempts to keep seeing Em and the other children help the family come to terms with this new crisis?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story

  • By Shirley on 12-26-11

good story

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

Reviewed: 12-26-11

This is a good story with plenty of character depth, the narrator is very good, terrific voices

A happy ending but it is bit predictable. would recommended easy listening

  • The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: John Joseph Adams (editor), Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Roden, and others
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 414

A modern short story collection featuring the great detective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Improbable and Incredible.

  • By Shannyn Campbell on 03-28-10

Weird stories

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

Reviewed: 11-28-11

Not quite what I expected from a Sherlock Holmes series, interesting twists on an old storyline, great narration caught the era exactly.

  • An Irish Country Doctor

  • A Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,287

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Book

  • By Sara on 10-24-14

Great book , easy to listen to!!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-11

I really enjoyed this funny and believable book, terrific story line, great narrator. It shows us that you cannot always judge actions when you don't know the history of someone else.
Great characters, cant wait to get the next story in the series

14 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Suicide Run

  • Three Harry Bosch Stories
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,309

Here is LAPD Detective Harry Bosch as we've never seen him before, in three never-before-collected stories. In "Suicide Run", the apparent suicide of a beautiful young starlet turns out to be much more sinister than it seems. In "Cielo Azul", Bosch is haunted by a long-ago closed case: the murder of a teenage girl who was never identified. In "One Dollar Jackpot", Bosch works the murder of a professional poker player whose skills have made her more than one enemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Short Stories

  • By Daniel McAfee on 12-20-11

great book

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

Reviewed: 10-31-11

As usual, a great series of short stories. well narrated, easy listening, great story lines

  • The House of Thunder

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

In a cavern called The House of Thunder, Susan Thornton watched in terror as her lover died a brutal death in a college hazing. And in the following four years, the four young men who participated in that grim fraternity rite likewise died violently. Or did they?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't bother

  • By Tracey Hoover on 10-18-08

Well worth a listen - great book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-10

Another great book by one of my favorite authors, this one is a little predictable though, I guessed the plot two thirds of the way through but maybe that is because I am an avid fan of this authors writing and know how his mind works, well worth a listen