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  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,884
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,192

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

If you like The Princess Bride, you'll love this

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

Great insights from cast members, the director and writer, touching stories from the movies casting and filming, and a well read delivery by the male lead of the movie and author of the book. I was initially a little annoyed by Elwes delivering the best lines of all the characters in the prologue as if you know the movie you already know the lines and if you don't know the movie there's no reason to read this book, but once you get past that the rest of the book is gold.

  • Seraphina

  • By: Rachel Hartman
  • Narrated by: Mandy Williams, Justine Eyre
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high. Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Inspiring Fantasy

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-26-12

really awesome read it for sure super good also read shadow scale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-16

follow a woman named seraphina who has a secret she's!!!!! o no I'm not going to tell you. You have to read it to find out any way read it for sure it makes you feel happy it makes you feel sad laugh or cry it's great book read it

  • Shadow Scale

  • A Companion to Seraphina
  • By: Rachel Hartman
  • Narrated by: Mandy Williams, W. Morgan Sheppard
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 392

The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself - for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent sequel to the first

  • By Nathan on 07-02-15

I would recommend it and the first book seraphina

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-16

A wonderful adventure with fantasy and magic listen to it read it both are the same and just as great meet all the half dragons feel sad feel happy laugh and cry it's a great book but read the first book before you read this one that's it I hope you like it

  • Chasing the Prophecy

  • Beyonders, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118

Jason and Rachel were not born in Lyrian. They did not grow up in Lyrian. But after all of the battles and losses, the triumphs and adventures, and most of all, the friendships forged in this fantastical world, Lyrian has become home to them in a way they never could have imagined. And so, armed now with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they have gone on their separate quests - each surrounded by brave and powerful allies - knowing that the chance for success is slim. But Jason and Rachel are ready at last to become the heroes Lyrian needs, no matter the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect closing to an amazing story

  • By momof6 on 04-02-13

AMAZING, CAPTIVATING, AND ALL AROUND AWESOME

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

Creative plot twists, Amazing storyline, Masterful writing, And great characters. Brandon mull makes a epic end to the trilogy!!! If you have not read the previous two books I would highly recommend them, The names of the books previously mentioned are: First A world without heroes and then Seeds of rebellion. I cannot recommend these enough. And also check out Brandon mull's other two series: Fablehaven and Five kingdoms!!! Five kingdoms is my personal favorite but this is a close second. Once again this book as well as the previous two are just amazing!!!

  • The Collectors

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636

"But the thing is," said Horley, "they didn’t know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasn’t about the makers. Only about the works." On a dark winter's night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Henry James, meet Rudyard Kipling

  • By Michele Kellett on 02-18-15

A sly allusion to Pullman's masterpiece.

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

I would recommend this to anyone who has enjoyed Phillip Pullman's other work. If you haven't read his stuff it won't make much sense, if you have it's an entertaining half hour, the read by Bill Nighy is excellent as well.

  • Mockingjay

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,490

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conflicting Emotions

  • By Sumit G. on 08-28-10

Not what I expected, but . . .

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-10

My first reaction to the conclusion was that the book lacked a certain sense of triumph. I wanted good things to happen to characters who I'd come to love. However, I have listened to the book twice, read it once and re-read the last few chapters a number of times. I think Collins point was to make the book as war-like as possible. There is loss. There are many, many things that the survivors will never recover from, yet they live. I thought Collins conveyed the sacrifice of change very well. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it.

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