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  • A Plague of Giants

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Xe Sands
  • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235

Mother and warrior. Scholar and spy. Rebel and hero. Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this audiobook is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these three characters intertwine - and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but dissapointing

  • By Roland on 11-20-17

Torture listening to the female narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

the story was good, tho not as good as IDC, and Luke Daniels was usually quite good but the female narrator made this a very difficult book to get thru. Someone musical needs to compose the music for the singing of the poetry or it should be chanted rather than sung. That was the only time when Luke Daniels was difficult to listen to. Good voice and lyrics but lousy tunes. I miss Oberon. I’ll still probably get the sequel but would not recommend this book to anyone but diehard IDC fans.

  • Fool Me Twice

  • Obama's Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed
  • By: Aaron Klein, Brenda J. Elliott
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

This game-changing book reveals the blueprint for a second term that President Obama and his progressive backers don’t want you to know. Months of painstaking research into thousands of documents have enabled investigative journalists and New York Times best-selling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott to expose the secret template for Obama’s next four years - the one actually created by Obama’s own top advisors and strategists.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone should read - but few will

  • By Chet on 09-25-12

THE most important book 2 listen 2 b4 election!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-12

i had to buy the kindle version too so i could check the references. Very authoritative! Scary! What have we gotten ourselves into? I hope the electorate will get themselves informed rather than voting from emotions as happened last time. And I hope he is stopped from the massive voter fraud that he is trying to use to help hold on to power. I still agree with Martin Luther King Jr's dream that people should be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. That works both ways. This president is not our friend. He hates America and wants to destroy it. He's gotten lots of help in that and has made a good start. We have to stop him before it's too late.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Northanger Abbey

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Glenda Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Northanger Abbey, like the best of Jane Austen's writing, combines satire of 18th-century life with...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bah! Humbug!

  • By Patricia on 08-08-05

difficult audio

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-07

Great little story. Audio quality needs to be upgraded.

  • The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

  • By: E. L. Konigsburg
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Amedeo Kaplan seems just like any other new kid who has moved into the town of St. Malo, Florida, a navy town where new faces are the norm. But Amedeo has a secret, a dream: More than anything in the world, he wants to discover something, a place, a process, even a fossil - some treasure that no one realizes is there until he finds it. And he would also like to discover a true friend to share these things with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An important book to read

  • By E. B. on 07-11-17

Not 4 kids

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-07

I love kids' stories, I guess for their escapism. I thought this would be a childs adventure, but it wasn't. Not one that most children or preteens would find interesting, I think. And maybe not teens or adults. There were some moments of brilliant imagery. But, all told, it's one of my least favorite Audible stories so far.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Like teacher, like pupil? On September 18, 1917, Aldous Huxley, 23, was hired as a schoolmaster at Eton, where he counted among his unruly pupils Eric Arthur Blair, better known to the world as George Orwell. Each would later write strikingly similar depictions of a bleak future for humankind: Brave New World (Huxley) and 1984 (Orwell).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Listen!!!

  • By Kevin G. Slavens on 01-16-05

Not a book for Gammas, Deltas or Epsilons

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-06

The story is brilliant; the language is unsettling at times but beautiful; the performance is inspired; the audio is flawless.
I grudgingly read this book in high school, but am sure I didn't understand it. It's almost impossible for a highschool student to have the cynicism necessary to understand this story; at least, I'm certain that I did not have it then.
Some highlights:
"What fun it would be if one didn't have to think about happiness."
"One of the principle functions of a friend is to suffer, in a mild and symbolic form, the punishment that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies."

  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Geraldine James
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517

With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife, Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence, with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By Theresa on 03-15-09

2 thumbs up, 1 thumb down

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-06

As always, Geraldine James is incredible, the best reader there is, as far as I'm concerned. Even better than Patrick Tull, and that's saying something. You know each character intimately from her portrayal.

I'm sure the story is excellent, though I'll have to wait until I find time to read the book to know. The abridgement was a hatchet job. With Gabaldon being as big of a seller as she is, she should stop letting idiots cut up her books. I've never understood the point of abridgment. If an author is worth reading, every word of every digression or background explanation adds to the story. Longer is better.
Please Diana, don't let them cut up your books anymore.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Anti-Americanism

  • By: Jean-Francois Revel
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Angered by assaults on a nation he knows and admires, the distinguished French intellectual Jean-Francois Revel has come to America's defense in Anti-Americanism, a biting and erudite book that, paradoxically, given his country's especially vehement attack on the U.S., spent several weeks last year at the top of France's best seller list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required listening

  • By Brett on 10-01-04

Every American should read/hear this book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-04

I love Europe and I thought I loved my country (America), but I never realized how much anti-Americanism I had internalized.

If you have any interest in challenging your thinking on the issue of America's place in the world, read this book!

If you want a refresher course in critical thinking, this is also an excellent book.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Bleak House

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 32 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

First published in monthly parts from March 1852 to September 1853, this novel follows the fortunes of three pedestrian characters; Esther Summerson, Ada Clare, and Richard Carstone. The story they tell embondies Dickens' merciless indictment of the Court of Chancery and its bungling, morally corrupt handling of the endless case of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, giving the novel its scope and meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 30 hours was too short for me

  • By UU Ma on 01-08-03

Awesome novel, great reading, lousy audio

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-04

One of my favorite Dicken's novels. The characters are vibrant, engaging, and funny in the usual Dickens' satirical way. The reader presents them as if he loves (or at least thoroughly understands) each one. He reads the lengthy, pedantic and sometimes silly author's commentary so seriously, so much as though he agreed wholeheartedly with every word, that you sometimes feel you have Dickens in to your house for a personal recital. But, the sound is so distorted, so unclear in spots, so variable in volume, that it is difficult to appreciate the story at times.

Still, there are real benefits to making the effort to listen to (and read) this novel. It was during the listening to this novel that I discovered my idea of the overall theme of all of Dicken's novels.

It is a novel that every lawyer should read and every person contemplating using a lawyer. I'm not saying that the modern legal system is exactly like this, but some of the similarities are amazing.

If the audio was cleaned up, this Audiobook would rate a 5+ in my opinion.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful