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Great Expectations
    
    
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        Charles Dickens
    
    


    
    
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        Hugh Laurie
    
    


    
    Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    76 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Great Expectations

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor; these form a series of events that change the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poorly compiled

  • By R. O'Hare on 03-26-19

Poorly compiled

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

This adaptation is poorly put together and does. Or glow in s logical story line. The reader was good, but they didn’t have much to work with.

  • The Lords of Discipline

  • By: Pat Conroy
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732

This powerful and breathtaking novel is the story of four cadets who have become bloodbrothers. Together they will encounter the hell of hazing and the rabid, raunchy and dangerously secretive atmosphere of an arrogant and proud military institute. They will experience the violence. The passion. The rage. The friendship. The loyalty. The betrayal. Together, they will brace themselves for the brutal transition to manhood... and one will not survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pat Conroy's characters

  • By Patricia on 06-19-11

Powerful, awesome, beautifully written

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

This book weaves a beautiful story about honor, tradition, class, maintaining the image of respectability, friendship, love, and betrayal in a many layered tale. Masterfully written and narrated!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,022

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

Engaging enough

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

This is sort of Brandon Sanderson's version of a Marvel comics theme. It's entertaining enough, but I'm finding a few weeks later, it was pretty forgettable.

  • Nice Dragons Finish Last

  • Heartstrikers, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,156

Audie Award, Fantasy, 2016. As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don't cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost shockingly wonderful.

  • By Leon Miller on 07-26-15

Delightful story

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

This is a fun story about how someone can use their brains and their insights to overcome adversity. It would be a fun story to listen to with children, but I enjoyed it even though I can't use kids as my excuse. Looking forward to the next book.

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,981
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,984

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • By Ann on 02-13-18

Dull repetitive

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I finished this mostly to try to figure out why there were so many good reviews. And having finished it, the story of an unsolved crime, gossiping neighbors, and multiple people tampering with evidence hardly seems story or podcast worthy. And I certainly would not spend almost 8 hours listening to this gossip again.

  • One for the Money

  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Vampires Cat Crawford and her husband Bones's romantic vacation is interrupted when they're enlisted to guard a spoiled heiress with both human and undead hitmen on her tail. Things quickly go from bad to worse when details of their assignment make their way through the supernatural grapevine, and what started as a simple bodyguard job ends up being a fight for survival that neither Cat nor Bones saw coming.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wrong narrator

  • By Jean on 05-11-16

Nice short story

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

It's always nice to meet up with Kat and Bones, even for a short visit.

  • Shadow Blessed

  • The Shadow Accords, Book 1
  • By: D.K. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

The A'ras of Nyaesh have a terrifying reputation: skilled swordsmen, owners of powerful magic, and ruthless killers. When they kill her parents, Carth discovers her parents had trained her for magic she never knew she possessed. She must use the skills they taught to stay alive, discover a way to find answers, and avenge them if she can. Only the discovery of a greater threat than the A'ras forces her to risk herself, for new friends and a home she never wanted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, worth a credit

  • By Greg on 06-03-17

Great start to a series

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

Lots of unanswered questions and development of a world of intrigue. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Dead Spots

  • By: Melissa F. Olson
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,556

When LA’s vampires, witches, and werewolves make a mess, they call Scarlett Bernard to clean it up. Her ability as a null erases all magical traces from anything — or anyone — that comes within ten feet of her, and keeps humans in the dark about the city’s paranormal activity. One night when she’s called to a grisly crime scene, Scarlett is spied by the all-too-human LAPD cop Jesse Cruz, who strikes up a deal with her: he’ll keep quiet about the supernatural underworld if she helps him crack the case. She agrees, but the city’s chief vampire, Dash, starts to suspect Scarlett is behind the murders and will reveal all she knows of his shadowy empire. Now it’ll take more than Scarlett’s unique abilities to clear her name, keep the underworld underground, and track down the real killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's different

  • By Aryn on 07-11-13

Where does this fall in the series

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

Reviewed: 11-17-16

I read this after "Blood Song" and do not understand what this is supposed to clarify.

  • Murphy's Law

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,940

Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, under cover of a false identity, for the anonymous shores of late 19th-century America. When she arrives in New York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cream Puff Read

  • By Jan on 12-19-13

Sweet story

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

I enjoyed "Her Royal Spyness", and I like a lot of the elements in this book...a clever, feisty young woman who battles against the odds. The reader has a nice Irish brogue, which is necessary for this book, but her voice is high and sweet and her timing is slow; it doesn't do justice to the strong female character. Also, the reader really can't pull off the male characters. Maybe I will break down and actually read the rest of the books in the series.

  • Shattered

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,505
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,751

For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O'Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he's been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he's got company. Atticus' apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What's more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has some catching up to do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The third druid

  • By Don Gilbert on 07-24-14

Still a fun listen

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

I've really enjoyed the Iron Druid series, and I especially love Atticus and Oberon. Granuaile can be a strong character, but it's best when she acts more and says less. She was just annoying. Maybe all the extraneous plots were just setups for the next book in the series. Luke Daniels is an AMAZING reader. I love all his dialects and voices for different characters, and he sounds honestly amused by the whole story.