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  • Breakthrough

  • By: Michael C. Grumley
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,223

Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

  • By FocusedOnTheJourney on 07-22-17

Endless appeal for all readers!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

I liked the scientific realms of this story more than the military stuff but there was somehow still room for a new romance, and of course a mystery. There's a little something for everyone in this book. It's entertaining, and original.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,859

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
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

I love it. Bringing Norse myth to a new generation

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

Reviewed: 12-30-17

No doubt, there's some weird stuff in Norse myth, but nobody does weird a well as Gaiman. His understated delivery of the bizarre only adds to the wtf factor. It makes the book one you'll listen to again and again without getting bored.

  • Malcolm X: The Last Speeches

  • By: Malcolm X
  • Narrated by: Malcolm X
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334

"Any kind of movement for freedom of Black people based solely within the confines of America is absolutely doomed to fail." Speeches and interviews from the last two years of Malcolm X's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved hearing Malcolm's speeches!

  • By Leon on 02-18-15

The man, the myth, the legend. Get to know him.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

These are some of the most impassioned speeches Malcolm ever did. They include a speech that he obviously did after Haj. You can hear that his views on the Nation have changed a bit with his exposure to the pilgrimage and Mecca. He's exposed to a togetherness of people that he had never experienced in the U.S., and I'd like to think that this restores his optimize for the black rights movement here...but that's just my opinion as a blue eyed devil. Prepare yourself if you're white and you're listening to this. Malcolm's voice was a powerful one for change, a strong and angry one, and a reflection of the racism and violence that blacks in America face to a lesser extent to this day, but make no mistake the man was a racist. That's obvious in his speeches here and while I believe he was a great man, I feel that his views along "separate but equal" lines have no place in a modern world.

  • Shogun

  • The Epic Novel of Japan: The Asian Saga, Book 1
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 53 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,827

A bold English adventurer; an invincible Japanese warlord; a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love - all brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazingly well done!

  • By Ruby Dickson on 04-24-15

I get why it's considered a classic.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

I get it...there's a lot to be learned and explored here. it's a good introduction to Japanese culture of the period and includes ideas and beliefs that are still held in Japan today. You have to read between the lines a bit to understand that because it's written with the biases held by gaijin. There's part of the charm actually because we begin to see that the Japanese are just as biased...I have to say though that this book has one of the worst endings I've ever experienced. It takes it from a love story with adventure and a great presense of that renown Japanese honor to an absolute tragedy. I like happy endings so this almost ruined it for me. Also I feel like the author never does convey the deeper meaning behind the form of ritual suicide the Japanese practice. A modern reader can be left asking "why? why do they do it?" Despite these things it's a riveting book with behind the scenes machinations that JRR Martin obviously took note of.

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,610
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,564

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

I want MORE!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Compelling stories always leave you wanting to know more...this one feels like it could have a whole mythos built around it and you just want to know it all.

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  • Small Favor

  • The Dresden Files, Book 10
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,881
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,017
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,963

No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Missing 2 minutes of audio!

  • By Daniel Eggert on 12-15-15

An updated Sam Spade meets the magicians.

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

Reviewed: 04-16-17

Who knew automated sprinklers could defeat evil fairies? Fantastic! Creative, and action packed but this one has more water stunts than your average water park.

  • Fool Moon

  • The Dresden Files, Book 2
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,274

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I've read in a long time!

  • By David Ziegler on 05-06-10

love this series!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

This is the kind of audio book you'll listen to over and over. There is non stop action, and the narration is awesome.

  • Promise Not to Tell

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer McMahon
  • Narrated by: Karen White, Kathleen McInerney, Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

A woman's past and present collide with unexpected results in this hauntingly beautiful debut novel set in rural Vermont. Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother who's afflicted with Alzheimer's. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered–a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate's childhood. Three decades earlier, her dirt-poor friend Del–shunned and derided by classmates as "Potato Girl" –was brutally slain.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • very so so

  • By Hannah on 12-16-16

Rubbish

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

With a plot as transparent as a ghost there is not much here to keep the listener engaged, unless of course you are a teenaged girl... In which case, proceed. If not, leave it in the store.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Kindred

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,090

Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes she's been given a challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Felt the Experience

  • By S. Davis on 11-03-07

An interesting look inside slavery

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

This book is an interesting, and mostly historically accurate glimpse into the lives of slaves through the eyes of a time traveling heroine. I think the plot falls short when it comes to explaining how and why the events unfold though. This leaves the reader with little satisfaction in the end.

  • The Halloween Tree (Dramatized)

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

On a Halloween night, eight boys are led on an incredible journey into the past by the mysterious "spirit" Moundshroud. Riding a dark autumn wind from ancient Egypt to the land of the Celtic druids, from Mexico to a cathedral in Paris, they will witness the haunting beginnings of the holiday called Halloween.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well told story of frightful adventure.

  • By Bryce (Frodo) Wilson on 10-30-12

Make it part of your Halloween tradition

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

A whimsical trip through Halloween's history, and cultural traditions from around the world. My kids loved it, but I've found that even as an adult I still find myself feeling like it's not really Halloween until I read it (or listen to it).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful