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  • Thrall

  • Daniel Black Series, Book 4
  • By: E. William Brown
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

Without royal leadership, Kozalin's defenders are falling into turmoil, but mortal problems pale into insignificance when the Gods themselves take an interest in Daniel. With new enemies appearing everywhere he looks, and far too many secrets to keep, can even Daniel's magic save the day? Well, you know what they say. If you can't get results with violence, you aren't being violent enough... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long wait but worth it

  • By James on 02-03-19

Too much sexual innuendo to mask plot.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

The target audience for this book is teenage boys. I wish the author spent more time with story, rather than with all his sexual exploits of women.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,476

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

I don't normally listen to this type of fiction...

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

It was a truly incredible story. The twists and turns kept me mesmerized the whole way! The author turned the mundane into an exquisite web of surreality. The characters were well developed and believable. The paradigm 'compromise' in the end was satisfying, and resolves me to place this title in the top 50 books that have captivated me.

  • Age of Myth

  • Book One of The Legends of the First Empire
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,637

Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer. Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • M. J. Sullivan is my favorite modern author but...

  • By GLENNO on 07-23-16

Not for adults in search of character development.

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

One dimensional storyline with shallow depth. Pretty good story though for elementary students, because there is little adult content save violence.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,867

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Excellent thought provoking niblet.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

Got it because it free. Free never tasted so good. Kept me pleasantly engage fthe whole time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black House

  • By: Stephen King, Peter Straub
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,925

Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Sawyer delivers

  • By Brian on 12-28-12

Frank Muller is a great narrator!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

Frank Muller is a perfect match for Stephen King's stories. His timber and tone ignite the imagination.

  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,197
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54,126

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked, but narration...

  • By Peter on 04-02-13

Not much magic or fantasy.

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

Reviewed: 07-17-16

I've seen the series, which is splended. However, I'm not sure what the fascination is with the series for the attention impaired. There's not much shock and awe. The best part of the book for me is the turmoil Tyrion endures as a flawed man, who's wise exploits are disregarded.
Also, the book must've been written after the series, or the producers followed the narrative to the t. So, you dont get much out of the audible version that wasn't in the tv series.

  • Alector’s Choice

  • Corean Chronicles, Book 4
  • By: L. E. Modesitt Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

As the Alector Colonel of Myrmidons, Dainyl is the fourth highest ranking military officer of the Duarchy. Alectors are a race apart from the normal inhabitants of Corus, from another world. But there is a rebellion brewing against them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • what is expected

  • By Dustin on 03-25-15

Narrator falls short.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

But, enjoy if you like Modisett's worlds. This title reveals some but not all the mysteries of the cataclysm remembered by the characters in the first trilogy.

  • Lord of All Things

  • By: Andreas Eschbach, Samuel Willcocks (translator)
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131

They are just children when they first meet: Charlotte, daughter of the French ambassador, and Hiroshi, a laundress’s son. One day in the playground, Hiroshi declares that he has an idea that will change the world. An idea that will sweep away all differences between rich and poor. When Hiroshi runs into Charlotte several years later, he is trying to build a brighter future through robotics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story starts off small and gets huge

  • By Sean Dustman on 08-23-14

Plausible storyline, typical European ending.

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

This was a great story. It starts out rather mundane, but it's all part of an excellent plot. Unfortunately, it has an un-American conclusion.

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  • The Eyes of the Dragon

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284

A tale of archetypal heroes and sweeping adventures, of dragons and princes and evil wizards, here is epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Christine on 08-25-10

Amateurish... by both author and narrator.

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

Reviewed: 12-15-15

I couldn't recognize King's voice. The story lacked the indepth character development I've come to associated King with. Especially, when compared to the Gunslinger series. In short, the story seemed forced. I guess even the greats can't always draw aces.
The narrator's recital and voice repertoire were definitely an amateur's performance. The special voice effects detracted from the story. In short, I won't seek out his projects.
Happy listening!

  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • The Dark Tower
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,672

In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-12

Stephen King must be someone else's pen name.

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

I didn't recognize the writing style. King should stick to writing, rather than reading. The story flowed like a narration in some English I high school classroom. I couldn't lose myself in this story.
Story wise, it does broaden the Dark Tower universe, but is by no means essential. In fact, wish I hadn't bought it.