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  • The Truth

  • Discworld #25
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,533
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,536

William de Worde, the accidental editor of Discworld's first newspaper, just wants to get to the truth. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition. Browse more novels of Discworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best I 've listened to yet!

  • By Margaret on 01-06-09

Hold the Press

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Terry Pratchett turns his incredible eye for truth and pun on the newspaper business with hilarious results.

  • Nevernight

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer and a future she never imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just try it....

  • By Devontay on 10-27-16

Bloody

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

The Audible narrator did a good job distinguishing between Mia and her not cat but sometimes the cat was hard to hear. Some parts seemed repetitive, "seeing with his eyes that were not eyes " for example. Good tension and interesting characters. The plot had lots of twists and turns.

  • Forging Hephaestus

  • Villains' Code Series, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,242

Gifted with meta-human powers, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she's captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she's offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated. Apprenticed to one of the world's most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Surprise with some Really Fun Characters

  • By Small Mountain on 09-29-17

Satisfying Scifi

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

This story turns villainy on its head with the good guys acting baldly and the bad guys acting like heroes. Although the outcome was fairly predictable it was fun getting there.

  • Lady Fortescue Steps Out

  • The Poor Relation, Book 1
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,402

Life is not easy for the poor relations of England’s upper crust, but fate and clever schemes bring them together. Lady Fortescue and Colonel Sandhurst hatch a plan: What if they were to transform her decrepit Bond Street home into a posh hotel, offering their guests the pleasure of being waited upon by nobility? With the help of other down-and-out aristocrats, they do just that, and London’s newest hotel, The Poor Relation, is born. The establishment is an immediate hit with London’s most illustrious citizens, save the Duke of Rowcester....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming Regency Fun - Romance & Adventure

  • By Clare on 05-04-12

A Regency Romance

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

A fun story with interesting characters. The slight cliffhanger ending guarantees that I will be looking for the next book in the series.

  • Thief of Time

  • A Discworld Novel
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

The construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time. For if the perfect clock starts ticking, Time, as we know it, will stop. And then the trouble will really begin. Subtle, sly, thought-provoking, and hilarious, Thief of Time is Terry Pratchett at his best. "This delightful production keeps the listener spellbound," says AudioFile.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but multiple readers were distracting

  • By GoryDetails on 05-10-03

Not His Best

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

While there were lots of puns concerning time the story jumped around a lot and seemed vaguely disconnected.

  • The Undomestic Goddess

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She's made a mistake so huge, it'll wreck any chance of a partnership.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • laugh out loud funny

  • By Susan on 05-13-08

A Fun Romance

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

While parts of this book stretched my believability slightly it was still a fun romp. The characters seemed real but the plot was predictable.

  • Dodger

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515

A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's...Dodger. Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl - not even if her fate impacts the most powerful people in England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Narrator, Great story

  • By Easy Reader on 01-18-13

Historical Fantasy at its finest

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

A wonderful romp through Victorian England and it's sewers Terry Pratchett's humor shines in this unexpected romance with a little bit of history thrown in.

  • Strange the Dreamer

  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,512

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around - and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old, he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great until the ending

  • By Shane A. McGarry on 10-23-17

Magical

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

This is a story that sticks with you long after you finish it. It deals with some pretty big issues without being preachy. It makes you think about being different, how past events shape a person's choices, slavery, and integrity.

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  • Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

  • By: Richard Paul Evans
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189

To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary 14-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette's syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your never too old to enjoy a good story

  • By KCK on 08-18-11

Action Adventure and Romance

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Strong characters and a good story arc with enough remaining to continue on with series.

  • The Fifth Elephant

  • Discworld #24
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,835
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,130

Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police, and ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vines is out of time and already out of breath...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Discworld: Worth Visiting Again and Again

  • By Michael on 08-01-03

A twisted look at Politics

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Pratchett never fails to delight with a subtle turn of phrase or a play on words. The more times you listen to his novels the funnier they are as you catch more of the literary jokes.