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  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 57,606
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52,325
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52,323

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!

  • By Lore on 03-31-12

Epic story, awful auto-tuning.

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I really enjoy Michael Kramer's narration, but the auto-tuning on Kate Reading's voice drove me to the internet to read overviews of her sections. It was awful and ruined an otherwise rewarding immersive experience. If you like rich stories in expansive world settings this is for you, but I'd recommend the novel format if the auto-tuning will drive you crazy.

  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

  • Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,595
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,607

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • But No....

  • By Josh on 11-04-14

A golden nugget of a lyrical tale.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I'm not unbiased. I love everything Patrick Roth fuss gets his hands into, and obsessively check the internet for his release dates between novels. Do as he recommends and read the first two Kingkiller Chronicle novels first to set yourself up correctly for this delightful and rewarding surprise.

Rothfuss is an expert world builder, no one else could have written this unconventional story and built this world out so well. It took me back to being a child and the world's within the world that I created, before reality weighed itself too heavily to let my fantastical side roam freely. I am completely in love with this tale.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Home

  • Hidden, Book Three
  • By: Colleen Vanderlinden
  • Narrated by: Tonya Cornelisse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Molly Brooks has never been one to shy away from a fight, to hide from what needs to be done to protect the innocent. Even when it ends up costing her everything. Molly was beginning to have the type of life she'd only ever dreamed of: friends, family, rewarding work. Respect. Love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love the story, not the narrator.

  • By ellelle26 on 11-07-16

Love the story, not the narrator.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

These stories are wonderful, I love the characters and enjoy Colleen's writing very much. I was obsessed with listening to this one, but I have to say the narrator is getting on my nerves hardcore. The slurring, the mispronounciation and some of the voices grated on me. PER-SEPH-OH-NEE.

  • Agorafabulous!

  • Dispatches From My Bedroom
  • By: Sara Benincasa
  • Narrated by: Sara Benincasa
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

One of the funniest and most poignant books ever written about a mental illness, Agorafabulous! is a hilarious, raw, and unforgettable account of how a terrified young woman, literally trapped by her own imagination, evolved into a (relatively) high-functioning professional smartass. Down to earth and seriously funny, Benincasa's no-holds-barred revelations offer listeners the politically incorrect hilarity they heartily crave, yet is so often missing from your typical, weepy, and redemptive personal memoir.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit ... coarse, but I liked it

  • By John S. on 05-10-16

Wasn't my bag,

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

I struggled to get through this, I didn't find the story as humorous as expected. I also feel it might have went better in the hands of a voice artist.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Broken

  • Hidden, Book 2
  • By: Colleen Vanderlinden
  • Narrated by: Tonya Cornelisse
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Molly Brooks has earned her reputation: an Angel to the humans she's saved, a nightmare to the supernaturals who cross her. She is the last and only line of defense between the innocents in her city and those who hunt them. She is feared. Loved. A legend in the making.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved this book.

  • By ellelle26 on 10-29-16

Absolutely loved this book.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

The series really picked up in this book, taking on even more of a supernatural feel, which I enjoyed immensely. The characters, environments and relationships introduced had me hooked throughout and I was glad to have book three in hand.

The narration was much more professional this round with better pronunciation and an enjoyable cast of voices presented.

  • Lost Girl

  • Hidden, Book 1
  • By: Colleen Vanderlinden
  • Narrated by: Tonya Cornelisse, Punch Audio
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Molly Brooks is a telepathic vigilante with a few secrets and a mysterious past. Determined to make something of her bizarre powers, she devotes herself to saving those who need her most. One night, she's followed by a powerful being in a pickup truck, and her world will never be the same. Finding herself thrust into a world full of supernatural beings she could have only imagined, Molly learns how powerful she really is, and how much she stands to lose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting new heroine!

  • By erobbins33 on 06-11-15

Wonderful storytelling, I was enthralled.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-16

I really enjoyed this character and her ballsy, ass-kicking approach to everything thrown at her. For the genre, this is a well-written female lead character, one who is not sitting on the sidelines waiting for a male in story to tell her what to do. I greatly enjoyed that she followed her own lead, but was loyal, conscientious and relateable.


Many commenters mentioned the narrator mispronouncing words, which I did notice and it seemed distracting at times, but I was able to quickly move past it. Don't let it keep you from buying this book - the story is worth taking the chance and it becomes less noticeable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 102,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88,685
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88,606

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....

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

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

My first audible book

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

This was a fantastic experience for my first audible selection, I would highly recommend it. Great story telling.