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  • Twain’s Feast

  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,286

Mark Twain, beloved American writer, performer, and humorist, was a self-proclaimed glutton. With the help of a chef and some friends, Nick Offerman presents the story of Twain’s life through the lens of eight of Mark Twain’s favorite foods.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Recycling

  • By Greg Hill on 11-17-18

Nice narration and interesting story.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I think the highlight of this story for me was the narration. Nick Offerman has a very nice speaking voice, and it was cool to hear from all of the Twain and food experts in their own voices. I didn't realize that this presentation wasn't a reading of the actual book, so I would like to read that in the future. I did feel like the "feast" part of the story was sort of lacking, in the sense that I was hoping the dishes that they were going to eat were a little bit more historically accurate, and that perhaps the chef or narrators could of described the dishes more. That's a small thing though. I enjoyed this production overall.

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  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,266

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The circus of your dreams

  • By Anonymous User on 09-22-11

Magic, Secrets and a Love story

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

This is a nice book to listen to as autumn rolls around and the weather gets cooler. You can imagine a Night Circus rolling into your town one dark, chilly evening. The book is two stories at once, on the one hand it is about the mysteries of magic and on the other it is a love story. I wish it held delved a little deeper into the magical world from which the characters came, but it was an easy listen that was entertaining.

  • Shadows of Self

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,107

With The Alloy of Law, Brandon Sanderson surprised listeners with a New York Times best-selling spinoff of his Mistborn audiobooks, set after the action of the trilogy, in a period corresponding to late 19th-century America. The trilogy's heroes are now figures of myth and legend, even objects of religious veneration. They are succeeded by wonderful new characters, chief among them Waxillium Ladrian, known as Wax, hereditary lord of House Ladrian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thankfully "Mistborn" Continues

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-09-15

Good Setting.

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

I am really enjoying this trilogy so far. I'm usually a fan of fantasy novels that are set in a more "medieval-type" time period, and so I waited for a long time to start this trilogy after the original Mistborn trilogy came out because I wasn't sure I would like the more modern setting. However, it's a nice departure from the books I'm used to reading, and it doesn't hurt that Sanderson is very good at telling captivating stories no matter the setting. Some of the off handed comments or quips made by the characters, and some of the detailed scene descriptions make me feel like he was writing these books to be made in to movies.

  • Warbreaker

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,648

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job, and the immortal who's still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago. Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can be collected only one unit at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Sanderson Yet

  • By Carol on 09-10-17

Another Excellent Sanderson Story

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I read the first three books of the Stormlight Archive series before I read this book, and without giving away too much, there is a small connection between this book and the Stormlight series. This made it really interesting reading Warbreaker and getting a little bit of context for certain characters. Warbreaker was a little slow at points (at least in comparison with his other novels), but that is really the only negative critique I would give it. The characters are all well developed and interesting, and as usual the ending is climactic with great revelations.

  • Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell & Perfect State

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Kate Reading
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942

Shadows for Silence in the Forest of Hell is a novella set in the Cosmere. Who names their daughter Silence, and what does it imply? Perfect State sets God-Emperor Kairominas on a date.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two Perfect Sanderson Miniatures

  • By Alex Levine on 10-27-15

Amazing As Always

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

I enjoyed both stories, and wish they were longer! Both narrators were great. It took me a minute to get into Rummel's narration, but I ended up thinking it was perfect.

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,960
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,931
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,907

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radiance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

Awesome story as always

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Really great story and narration. All of Sanderson's novels are excellent. I love the characters.

  • Elantris

  • Tenth Anniversary Special Edition
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,200

In 2005, Brandon Sanderson debuted with Elantris, an epic fantasy unlike any other then on the market. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Tor is reissuing Elantris in a special edition, a fresh chance to introduce it to the myriad listeners who have since become Sanderson fans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the superfan or new listener

  • By Christopher on 01-28-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

Really good story and characters. All of his books are wonderful. I hjghly recommend it.

  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34,725
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,667
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30,652

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave listeners shaking their heads in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well concluded!

  • By Julio Marchini on 01-12-09

Wowza.

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

These books are amazing. Wonderful story. Wonderful characters. The narrator is fantastic. Highly recommend.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66,000
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61,948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,820

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Good narration. Interesting story.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

I liked the narration a lot. All the voices sounded distinct and it was easy to forget it was a single narrator. The sci-fi references were funny, if a little cheesey at times. Interesting story concept.