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  • The Dented Head of Joey Pigza

  • By: Jack Gantos
  • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,660

From author Jack Gantos comes a brand-new story in the award-winning Joey Pigza series, exclusively on Audible. Joey Pigza wants to be a winner - at everything! And yet, it seems he cannot win. But why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming in an unconventional way - I loved it!

  • By Traci on 09-09-18

Excellent!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I loved this book and suggest it anyone who has or works with ADHD kids.

  • Keys to the Demon Prison

  • Fablehaven, Book 5
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: E. B. Stevens
  • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,482

Since ancient times, the great demon prison Zzyzx has protected the world from the most dangerous servants of darkness, including Gorgrog, the Demon King. After centuries of plotting, the Sphinx is on the verge of recovering the five artifacts necessary to open the legendary prison. Facing the potential of a world-ending calamity, all friends of light must unite in a final effort to thwart the Sphinx's designs and find a safe home for the five artifacts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a few hiccups in the audio

  • By Zackary Schull on 12-06-16

Another excellent book in this series!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

This series has been so enjoyable and I look forward to listening to the final book.

  • The Paladin Prophecy

  • Book 1
  • By: Mark Frost
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this exciting new adventure series by the co-creator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, with its unique combination of mystery, heart-pounding action, and the supernatural. Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam.

Now Will is being courted by an exclusive prep school...and followed by men driving black sedans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a good book but its for YA readers.

  • By Wesley on 02-09-14

Really loved this book!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Looking forward to reading the next two in the series! I definitely recommend the book.

  • Ghost Hawk

  • By: Susan Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

From Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper, a story of adventure and friendship between a young Native American, Little Hawk, and a colonial New England settler, John Wakely. When John is apprenticed to a barrel-maker, he sees how quickly the relationships between settlers and natives are deteriorating. His friendship with Little Hawk will put both boys in grave danger. The intertwining stories of Little Hawk and John Wakely are a fascinating tale of friendship and an eye-opening look at the history of our nation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim dale gives a masterful historical tale life

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-17

Wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

This was a wonderful book yet sad in that it shows the cruelty of the white settlers towards the Native Americans. This is the story of so many peoples who are misunderstood and who are mistreated because others want what they have. The story is well written and, as always, Jim Dale did a superb narration.

  • Her Royal Spyness

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,934
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,901

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Happy addition to a difficult genre

  • By Living Right on 08-16-10

Great narration, but "okay" storyline.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

I love the narrator. She does a fabulously great job with various accents and I love listening to her voice. The storyline itself was just okay... too much focus on getting on with losing one's virginity as if that is what makes one an interesting person! Too bad the author had to ruin it in that way.

  • The Unmapped Sea

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 5
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

Lord Fredrick Ashton may not feel ready to be a father, but with a little Ashton on the way he's sure about one thing: The wolfish curse on his family must end soon, before the child is born. Penelope willingly takes on the challenge; when Lady Constance's doctor prescribes a seaside holiday, Penelope jumps at the chance to take the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes to persuade the old sailor Pudge to reveal what he knows about the Ashton curse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger ending; last book release 6/19/2018!

  • By Wayne on 12-13-17

Can't wait for the next book!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

I've listened to all the books so far and eagerly await the next! The stories are wonderful and the narrator is superb!

  • The Interrupted Tale

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 4
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves." The Incorrigible children actually were. Turning sixteen is a bittersweet occasion for Miss Penelope Lumley: Her parents remain disappointingly absent, and her perfectly nice young playwright friend, Simon Harley-Dickinson, has not been heard from since he went to visit his ailing great-uncle Pudge in the old sailors' home in Brighton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!

  • By Wayne on 12-06-17

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

Imaginative, creative, and so very entertaining! I have listened to each of the first four books and have found each one even better than the one before. The narrator does an excellent job and was easy to listen to as well. Looking forward to hearing the next book!!!

  • Numbers Game

  • Numbers Game Saga Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Rode
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 605

Treena is nervous for Rating Day. A single number will brand her forever - a valuable citizen, or a pathetic waste of space. Her top-Rated boyfriend is confident their scores will coincide so they can attend the academy together. But when the big day arrives, her true number shocks everyone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YA Cookie Cutter

  • By Book Lover on 06-12-16

Hunger Games and Divergent Merge!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

Would you listen to Numbers Game again? Why?

This is the type of book I will listen to more than once and still enjoy. The book is "clean" without obscenities and sex scenes. While similar to Hunger Games or Divergent, Numbers Game holds its own with a story line that kept me listening without getting bored.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Numbers Game?

When Trina meets her father.

Have you listened to any of Stacey Glemboski’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to any other of Stacey Glemboski's other performances, but I did like her work and would listen to others.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I think the part that really moved me was when Trina gets her number and the feelings she went through.

Any additional comments?

I've listened to hundreds of books, and read thousands more. At the age of 54, I tend to like the YA books because they are usually more creative. Unfortunately, many are starting to use excessive profanity and obscenities, along with sex scenes that put me off. This book was refreshingly clear of those things and, therefore so much more enjoyable.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Island of Dragons

  • By: Lisa McMann
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 241

Head mage Alexander Stowe and his friends successfully fended off the latest threat to their magical world of Artimé with the help of a surprise ally. But old enemies have secretly been plotting against them. Now Alex must lead his people in a final epic battle, one they can't hope to win alone. Will Artimé finally know peace, or will all they've fought for be destroyed forever?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this book

  • By Thomas Mason on 07-21-18

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

This was a wonderful end to a great series! So much imagination and action. The narrator did a great job with so many voices and really kept my attention.

  • Midnight for Charlie Bone

  • By: Jenny Nimmo
  • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking. But his horrible aunts are delighted: it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Children of the Red King #1

  • By Benjamin on 06-16-05

Love these books!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

This is a great series for kids. Even as an adult it is one of my favorite series when I want something light to listen to. The narrator is easy to listen to and uses different voices, switching easy from one character to the next.