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  • Cosmos

  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,319

Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Over-acting voice actors

  • By Seph on 11-09-17

I’ve never hated an audiobook this much

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I love Carl Sagan and was so excited to listen to this. Who decided to let the Reading Rainbow guy narrate this classic? It’s excruciating to listen to this. What was his qualification to read it; that he played a Star Trek character on TV? I tried so hard to get through this. I paid for it, after all.But three horrible hours in, I’ve given up. Deleted.

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,430

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple, Beautiful, and Exquisitely Textured

  • By Darwin8u on 04-09-13

Now I get it

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

For years I’ve been hearing how this book is one of the greatest American novels, but I never gave it a try because its premise seemed uninteresting. It really was a perfect story, perfectly written. Many lines and paragraphs sound like poetry, and the dialogue is so realistic and character-defining. The reader does an amazing job with all the characters. I’ll be listening to this again for sure.

  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

  • By: Matthew Stover
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628

As the combat escalates across the galaxy, the stage is set for an explosive endgame: Obi-Wan undertakes a perilous mission to destroy the dreaded Separatist military leader General Grievous. Palpatine, eager to secure even greater control, subtly influences public opinion to turn against the Jedi. And a conflicted Anakin, tormented by unspeakable visions, edges dangerously closer to the brink of a galaxy-shaping decision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I knew the whole story.....

  • By Bill Johnson on 01-15-16

The best Star Wars movie adaptation ever

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

This is one of my favorite Star Wars books. It really expands on the action in the movie and enriches the story. Excellent writing.

  • Kenobi: Star Wars Legends

  • By: John Jackson Miller
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,098

Tatooine - a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "The Rifleman"... with a Lightsaber

  • By Troy on 08-27-13

Great Space Western

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

After Episode VIII: The Last Jedi destroyed the Star Wars universe, humiliated its greatest characters and rendered all their triumphs and tragedies meaningless, it looks like books from the Expanded Universe and stand-alone stories like this one are our only hope going forward. I really enjoyed this story; it has all the elements of a great Western movie. There is some good action and genuinely moving scenes.

  • The Whole Art of Detection

  • Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
  • By: Lyndsay Faye
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299

Internationally best-selling author Lyndsay Faye became enamored with tales of Sherlock Holmes and his esteemed biographer, Dr. John Watson, as a child and later began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction - from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yay! More Sherlock!

  • By KadySiga on 03-13-17

Excellent Holmes stories

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

I really enjoyed all of these stories. Lots of humor and wit, and they sound very authentic.

  • Dust and Shadow

  • An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
  • By: Lyndsay Faye
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,635
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,621

Breathless and painstakingly researched, this is a stunning debut mystery in which Sherlock Holmes unmasks Jack the Ripper. Lyndsay Faye perfectly captures all the color and syntax of Conan Doyle’s distinctive nineteenth-century London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Wadie on 01-07-11

A perfect book

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Ms. Faye writes in Dr. Watson's voice to a degree that is uncanny. This is an excellent mystery with lots of surprises and a satisfying conclusion.

  • The House of Silk

  • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,708

Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. Information about the book will be revealed as deliberately as Holmes himself would unravel a knotty case, but bestselling novelist and Holmes expert Anthony Horowitz is sure to bring a compelling, atmospheric story to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • PLEASE tell me there are MORE !

  • By Debra J Pekin on 01-17-12

Excellent mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Fantastic writing, intricate plot, lots of surprises. One of the best Holmes pastiches I've ever read.

  • Unquiet Spirits: Whisky, Ghosts, Murder

  • A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
  • By: Bonnie MacBird
  • Narrated by: Simon Darwen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

December 1889. Fresh from debunking a 'ghostly' hound in Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, only to find himself the target of a deadly vendetta. A beautiful client arrives with a tale of ghosts, kidnapping and dynamite on a whisky estate in Scotland, but brother Mycroft trumps all with an urgent assignment in the South of France. On the fabled Riviera, Holmes and Watson encounter treachery, explosions, rival French detective Jean Vidocq...and a terrible discovery.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but.......

  • By D. R. H. on 10-18-17

Lots of fun

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Fast-paced, exciting story with lots of surprises and a glimpse into Holmes' past. A very satisfying conclusion.

  • Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

  • By: Bonnie MacBird
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend - until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris. Mlle La Victoire, a beautiful French cabaret star, writes that her illegitimate son by an English lord has disappeared, and she has been attacked in the streets of Montmartre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very clever story with lots of surprises

  • By Nabou on 08-30-18

Very clever story with lots of surprises

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

There are some anachronisms, but overall a very strong Holmes pastiche. Lots of humor and action.

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  • Death on a Pale Horse

  • Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • By: Donald Thomas
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

In a momentous period of British history, Donald Thomas' latest Sherlock Holmes adventure pits the great detective and his faithful biographer, Dr. John Watson, against an international conspiracy led by a disgraced English officer. Colonel Hunter Moran bears upon him the "Mark of the Beast"; his satanic ingenuity leaves a spectacular trail of devastation. It runs from the annihilation of a British armored column by Zulu tribesmen - armed only with shields and spears - to a life-and-death struggle on the sinking passenger steamer Comtesse de Flandre.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating Sttle and Story Line !

  • By GEORGE on 03-18-13

Donald Thomas writes excellent Holmes stories.

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Very good story featuring an old foe. Lots of information about Watson's war years. Great revenge tale.