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  • FREE: The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,862
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,880

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Very Satisfying

  • By Carol on 01-29-14

just an excellent ride

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

enough twists and turns to keep it really moving. love the two main characters! so fun! really liked it!

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,730
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,718

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

fun and interesting. not a zombie in sight

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

a really thorough treatment of the end of the world via virus. a best-case-scenario for the characters to work through. interesting. no zombies...or conflict for that matter...at all.

  • Rogue Knight

  • Five Kingdoms, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067

Cole Randolph never meant to come to The Outskirts, but when his friends were kidnapped on Halloween he had to try and save them. Now he’s trapped in a world that lies between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. Cole’s search for his friends has led him to Elloweer, another of the five kingdoms that make up The Outskirts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story! Very entertaining!!!

  • By Josh on 01-17-15

great for young readers. good imaginative fun.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

original but predicatable. formulaic characters and plot, but imaginative settings and challenges. enjoyable. very similar, though for a younger crowd, to Beyonders series. worth the read. reader was fair: most of the voices sounded similar. enough variety to keep it entertaining. I enjoyed it. we will keep it and i think my kids will like it.

  • The Orphan Keeper

  • By: Camron Wright
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,657
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,656

Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life - and his destiny - is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to worry, he will soon be adopted by a loving family in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Star Worthy

  • By Kari on 10-26-16

similar to Lion but a great listen

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

liked it. but the story was so similar to Lion...but it was more complete. enjoyed the start to finish and that it was true. great inspiration.

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  • Steamborn: The Complete Trilogy Box Set

  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 27 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657

A supernatural swarm. A treacherous scheme. A tinker's apprentice may be the village's only hope. This collection includes Steamborn, Steamforged, and Steamsworn. Grab it and crank up a whimsical thrill-ride today!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original, enjoyable stories

  • By Margaret on 11-08-17

great story. awesome bad guys...but 3rd book nope.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

loved the bad guys, big bugs and all the steam punk elements. great fight scenes. dragged a little but the characters were decent. third book has stupid and gratuitous cursing. hated that so much I won't let my kids listen to the trilogy and that's such a shame. the cursing did nothing to help the plot.
would have liked more information on the Earth's future aspect. how did the bugs get big? what happened to all the electronics that were lost?
over all a fabulous read. great performance. but the cursing wrecked it for me and I will return it to Audible.

  • Wizard

  • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
  • By: Marc J. Seifer
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,854
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,573
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,551

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched book; a bit overwhelming

  • By Robert on 05-18-13

an excellent, comprehensive treatment of Tesla

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

you really get to know the inventor. the author shows that he is using historical documents but weaves the story together we'll. very enjoyable performance as well.

  • The Ring of Solomon

  • A Bartimaeus Novel, Book 4
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232

Bartimaeus, everyones favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now, for the first time, fans will go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950s BC. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky and Fun

  • By Alia on 12-26-10

for when you just gotta have more Bartimaeus

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

after the original trilogy, when you're just aching got another sweet draft of the best that the other place has to offer. THANK YOU Jonathan Stroud!!! it's delicious and sarcastic and exciting and funny and so so satisfying!!! loved every detonation and puff of sulfur!!! left me wanting more...but I loved every drop!

  • Snapshot

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: William DeMeritt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271

From New York Times number-one best-selling author Brandon Sanderson comes a detective thriller in a police beat like no other. Anthony Davis and his partner, Chaz, are the only real people in a city of 20 million, sent there by court order to find out what happened in the real world 10 days ago so that hidden evidence can be brought to light and located in the real city today. Within the re-created Snapshot of May 1, Davis and Chaz are the ultimate authorities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet, Another Universe

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-04-17

nice twist at the end. very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

good sci fi police buddy story. I liked it. just riiiight! nice twist and enjoyable trip to get there.

  • Warbreaker

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,701
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,692

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job, and the immortal who's still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago. Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can be collected only one unit at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Sanderson Yet

  • By Carol on 09-10-17

love love love the cosmere!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

I seriously LIVE for the next Brandon Sanderson book. they are so satisfying and deeply textured. I am so excited to find out more of the cultures and people's and characters within the cosmere. THANK YOU Brandon!!!!! and the reader was great too.

  • Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones

  • Alcatraz, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451

Brandon Sanderson won instant acclaim with young listeners for the first volume of his humorous and action-packed Alcatraz series, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians. In his second adventure, Alcatraz has his hands full with a Scrivener’s Bone - a half-human, half-machine assassin - pursuing him. And if that’s not enough, Alcatraz receives word that his father is in mortal danger. Now it’s up to Alcatraz and a quirky band of his relatives to mount a daring rescue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Douglas Adams, Starter Kit

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-23-16

fun! so enjoyable, good clean exciting. just great

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

Reviewed: 01-13-18

Sanderson pokes fun at everything, even himself. very enjoyable!!! this book I can recommend to anyone, especially 5-15 yr olds.