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  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78,991
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78,936

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

great read

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

loved it. well done all the way around. Bravo to the narrator. I will continue to book2 happily and with anticipation.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,802

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

A great history!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

The author who is also the reader, does an amazing telling of the great characters in their lives. If you love Odin, Thor, Loki and Frey and Freya along with the others you must have this production. Filled with humor and the cadence of a beautifully woven spin of tales, it is one you will listen to more than once.

  • The Year of the Hare

  • A Novel
  • By: Arto Paasilinna
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 897

Vatanen, a journalist, is feeling burned out and sick of the city. One summer evening, he and a photographer set out on an assignment, and as they drive through the country, the car hits a young hare. Vatanen leaves the car to save the injured creature, and the grateful animal adopts him. This small incident becomes a turning point in Vatanen’s life as he decides to break free from the world’s constraints.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lost in translation

  • By Janice on 11-03-17

what a ride!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I purchased this book not really knowing what I was getting into. it started humorously and I thought it would be a light read, however it became a mini epic story that kept me up all night and I finished it in one breathtaking session. I found myself worried repeatedly over the hare and the man's safety and well being. I laughed out loud at the twist and turns and found myself rooting for their journeys. In the end I was moved by his choices, and his character all shown through his relationship with a hare. Get the book and share the journey.

  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,468

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen and a great start to the series

  • By Donna on 07-13-09

excellent book

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

First of all Jim Butcher is Incredible and James Marsten reafs it!!!!! Guarenteed great time!

  • Rhapsody

  • Child of Blood
  • By: Elizabeth Haydon
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 30 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 484

Rhapsody is a woman, a singer of some talent who is swept up into events of world-shattering import. On the run from an old romantic interest who won't take no for an answer, Rhapsody literally bumps into a couple of shady characters: half breeds who come to her rescue in the nick of time. Only the rescue turns into an abduction, and Rhapsody soon finds herself dragged along on an epic voyage--one that spans centuries and ranges across a wonder-filled fantasy world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book,, overly dramatic reading

  • By Ed on 05-03-15

excellent read

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I started this book with a paperback copy and halfway through, due to time limitations, I bought the Audible version; beat choice ever! I will be purchasing the next two installments from Audible as well. Epic story with a lovely heroine and great characters and story plot.The author rates up there with Jordan, McAferty and Tolkien. The reader gets your heart pumping in suspenseful areas and does an excellent job giving each character their own voice. a must have in any library!

  • The Bees

  • A Novel
  • By: Laline Paull
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,180

Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect nectar and pollen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Book of 2014

  • By Emily - Audible on 12-07-14

An amazing interpretation

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

I have been keeping bees for a few years now and absolutely loved this books interpretation of the lives of these bees! I could not believe how I sat on the edge of my seat so to speak during the action parts and the climatic ending had me breathless. The narrator did a stupendous job with the reading and overall I thoroughly enjoyed the entirety of this book. it will be treasured in my Audible library.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,920

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ho Hum

  • By John Riggs on 05-27-12

superbly well done!!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

I have passed this book up several times and never watched the movie but then I read a review on Audible about stories that should be read to you aloud, as a must the publisher said this was the one.. I purchased the audio and then stayed up all night to finish it in one sitting. I laughed and felt the gammit of emotions for the characters richly woven to make up this story. it was expertly read aloud so vibrantly and with such honesty I could not push pause.. The writer has a wonderful appreciation for growing old and I laughed aloud at the realness of it and in awe at how well it was expressed. I found myself worried about the animals and expected a fateful ending only to be happily surprised at what a great feel good book this ended being for me. I lovex it!!

1 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Hunt

  • Book Two of The Wheel Of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,437
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,716

The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of the Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of. Now, the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Even better than the first!

  • By So Fain on 04-24-10

Robert Jordan need I say more!!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

I sit in awe and amazement every time I read or listen to any book in this series, and yes more than once for each book. He has a way of layering and expounding a story until you are caught in the very fabric yourself. Reading was one thing but having it read to me brought new life into an already superb series. I love that it was unabridged. I can't wait to hear book three and the rest of the story!

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,830

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CHAOS THEORY

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-30-16

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

Loved it! Great performance by Scott Brick! I knew the story but he had me on the edge of my seat. Great author, great story, great read!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,495
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,071
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,054

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really tried to like it

  • By Candy M Tuttle on 08-28-18

Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

I loved the storyline, the thrill of unravelling the keys and what each did. it could be thrilling one minute and humorous the next. loved it!!

2 of 9 people found this review helpful