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  • The Shape of Water

  • By: Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,358

The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By E. Chadwick on 03-29-18

Simply Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Yes, It is a fairy tale but I related to Eliza and I knew how she felt. To feel unloved and unlovable. To not feel beautiful to any man. To live a life of dreams waiting for something or someone but you don’t know what or who. If will ever come or if your only tripping. And then you look into his eyes and you feel seen, as if you had lived your life invisible and now you have form. Love has made me feel that way and it’s is simply beautiful. I have not seen the film but I saw it in my head as the take was spun, it was magical and I enjoyed it very much indeed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 215,627
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 201,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200,947

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

3rd Listen, Still Enjoyed It

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

I am not a video gamer or a techi nor am I a real nerd (that's debatable) but I enjoyed everything about this book! All of the characters resonated with me and I was rooting for this small group of GUNTERS to be victorious over the MAN. This book is pretty far removed from what I usually read but this book will always be in my top 10.
I know that Speilberg is directing the movie and for me it can't come soon enough. I know Steven will give this story to life in a way that readers with appreciate and usher the nonreaders into the fun and exciting world of Ready Player One.

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,761

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

Ms Newton was an Audible Tour de Force!!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

I never got around to reading Jane Eyre but I finally decided to listen and I am glad I did. I loved this book immensely and I thought knew the story thanks to PBS - Masterpiece and the like but I found "I know nothing" and now I know all. Ms Newton gave true voice to every character man, woman or child with such skill that I was enthralled. At once I was on the edge of my seat in anticipation while riding an emotional roller coaster to the end of the line with her Jane. She breathed life into a story that could have been tired.
I apologize if I sound like I am gushing but I speak only the truth of my experience with this book and this extraordinary performer. Never a big fan I liked her in films and respected her work. I am now a fan and I look forward to seeing and hearing all of her work in the future.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Hell Is Empty

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,652
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,166

Spur Award-winner Craig Johnson has garnered critical acclaim for his Walt Longmire mysteries. In this riveting seventh entry, Wyoming’s Absaroka County sheriff, Walt Longmire, is pushed beyond his limits. When three hardened convicts escape FBI custody in a mountain blizzard, an armed psychopath leads them up Big Horn Mountain. As Longmire struggles to track their treacherous ascent, he’ll need all the help he can get from the tribal spirits of the towering summit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The MOST exciting and suspenseful book in the seri

  • By PlantCrone on 07-11-15

Walt Just Gets Better With Time

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

I love the easy pace of the story telling, waiting impatiently for the mystery to unfold. Mr Johnsons writing is smart without gimmick. The Indian spirits give depth to the story. I am truly enjoying the Longmire Mysteries.