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  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,377
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,082

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 07-17-15

I bought American Gods without any expectations. I had liked the other Gaiman books that I had listened to. So, I thought I gamble on this one.

I had some misgivings on the start of the story because it talked about Shadow and Shadow wasn't a god. I always try to puzzle out how the plot would develop and I couldn't even guess how the story would go. And I always like that with the best writers, when you can't even guess how the story would twist.

I like the philosophical quotes and points of view interspersed throughout the narrative as it makes me think. Very meaningful.

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,675
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,869

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Neil Gaiman at his best

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

Reviewed: 12-12-14

What made the experience of listening to The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production the most enjoyable?

The topic was innocuous enough that I thought it was a light read. But the author wove the story so well that I was very engrossed in the story.

What other book might you compare The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production to and why?

I might think to find an audiobook version of the Good Omen.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The voices used were a great match to the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, this was a book I had wanted to listen to all in one sitting.

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  • The Teeth of the Tiger

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312

Charged with spotting terrorist threats, the top-secret "Campus" has its hands full when Middle East thugs and Colombian drug lords join forces. New Campus recruits include Jack Ryan Jr., son of master spy John Patrick Ryan, now President.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good start, abrupt ending

  • By Ben Anderson on 12-09-07

An introduction

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

Reviewed: 04-01-14

If you could sum up The Teeth of the Tiger in three words, what would they be?

The book is an intro to a new world being created. With some carry-overs from before but mainly new ones. It opens up possibilities for Jack Jr.'s character and see what the author wasn't able to make Jack (Sr.) do from the earlier books.

Any additional comments?

I've been a Clancy fan from way back but somehow been slacking in my reading. Didn't have time to open the books. Finally bought my audible copies. Don't know how the Caruso twins were ever relatives of the Ryan family. They've never been mentioned before.