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  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,585
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,791
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,729

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is cute, but let's be honest.

  • By João on 03-19-18

Excellent human rights production

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Quick precise hilarious but true too. Raises money for AIDS research. at the same time.

  • Fools and Mortals

  • A Novel
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

In the heart of Elizabethan England, Richard Shakespeare dreams of a glittering career in one of the London playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. But he is a penniless actor, making ends meet through a combination of a beautiful face, petty theft, and a silver tongue. As William's star rises, Richard's onetime gratitude is souring, and he is sorely tempted to abandon family loyalty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TRULY astounding narration!

  • By Clayton on 01-14-18

Not the standard fair for this author

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Great entertainment experience . Surprising period piece that was light and funny . Great narrator as usual.

  • Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra

  • By: Anne Rice, Christopher Rice
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Ramses has reawakened Cleopatra with the same perilous elixir whose unworldly force brings the dead back to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am hungry for more......

  • By Michelle M. Durante on 11-23-17

A Hearty Thank You to Kathrrine Kellgren

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Anne and Christopher Rice make an excellent team..seamless prose. I didn't know when I started this book that it would be one of KKs last. .such a loss. Thanks for the memories and an outstanding sequel.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Mummy or Ramses the Damned

  • A Novel
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

Anne Rice, best selling author of The Vampire Chronicles, delves into the mysterious legend of the mummy in this original and poetic tale of romance and horror. It begins in the early 1900s when archaeologist Lawrence Stratford discovers a perfectly preserved mummy in a tomb in Cairo. Little does he know that the mummy has consumed an extraordinary potion that makes him immortal; only the powerful rays of the sun are needed to bring him to life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So disappointing if you've read it in full print.

  • By Teresa Rothman on 05-05-14

Abridged

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

I needed a quick refresher before beginning the new book in this series. I may have to reread in entirety. ..too many years have passed..still so exciting.

  • The Man in the Iron Mask

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 405

A tale of mystery, adventure, and political intrigue, this conclusion to Dumas’ swashbuckling musketeer saga is based on the true story of a masked prisoner who dwelled in the Bastille during the Louis XIV’s reign and whose identity remains in question to this day.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Musketeers Get Old

  • By Rebecca on 03-31-13

Such exquisite writing

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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: 11-13-17

Sad to lose my favorite knights. .no shining armor here. .blood and grit..love and loss..death and resurrection. My rational mind knows the times of Louis the 13th and 14th were not romantic for most women, but it seems the perfect time and place in this fictional history..did such dashing btavado and valor ever really exist in the world?

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,998

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What Happened?

  • By Celina Resendez on 10-21-17

Grace Under Fire

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

Would you listen to What Happened again? Why?

Probably, as the details and scandals of the 2016 election come into full view. Hillary knows a lot more than she's saying here.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love candid Hillary Clinton. I've always known we shared a lot of the same, unspoken opinions, this was refreshing. Here is the epitome of strength, dignity and real leadership that has held so many of us, for so long. Grace under fire.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really appreciated the historical perspective and context with which Hillary recounted her public appearances following the 2016 Election. The horrible pall that hung over all of us on Jan 21st, Inauguration Day was palpable everywhere. I remember fading in and out, feeling as though the scene were surreal. Hillary's courage in the face of a real, public defeat is astonishing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Please no...therewill be plenty of that when the truth about the election rears its ugly head. Finally, let the scandal fall on those who deserve it and give this remarkable woman some peace and quiet outside her much needed public voice.

Any additional comments?

I don't know how she does it, but I am in awe.

22 of 100 people found this review helpful

  • Medusa's Web

  • By: Tim Powers
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorenson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

In the wake of their Aunt Amity's suicide, Scott and Madeline Madden are summoned to Caveat, the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins, the malicious wheelchair-bound Claimayne and his sister, Ariel, do not welcome Scott and Madeline's return to the childhood home they once shared. While Scott desperately wants to go back to their shabby South-of-Sunset lives, he cannot pry his sister away from this haunted "House of Usher in the Hollywood Hills" that is a conduit for the supernatural.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, worst narration of any Powers book

  • By mrbennopolis on 11-05-16

I had to stop and go back to the hardback

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

Would you try another book from Tim Powers and/or Chris Sorenson?

I love everything Tim Powers writes, but the narrator simply ruined this audible version

What did you like best about this story?

The old Hollywood themes

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Chris Sorenson?

Bronson Pinchot or Simon Prebble

Do you think Medusa's Web needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I would never presume for this Author

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Excalibur

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,169

In Excalibur, we follow Arthur and Derfel to that enormous struggle and incredible victory. It not only throws the Saxons back, but reunites Arthur and Guinevere. He might hope now to be left alone, to have a time of peace after gaining a great victory, but new enemies arise to destroy all he has achieved. First is Mordred himself, the crippled king who owes everything to Arthur and now tries to kill his benefactor. Mordred's ally is Nimue who has come to hate her mentor, Merlin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Original Story from a legend?

  • By Laurel on 04-08-15

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

The absolute best Arthurian tale ever. Narrator is brilliant as always. I am a late Comer to this author and so have veritable feast ahead.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Da Vinci's Tiger

  • By: L. M. Elliott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men. The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intimate, familiar and touching

  • By tempe time traveler on 02-05-16

Intimate, familiar and touching

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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: 02-05-16

A look into the heart of renaissance Florence . An important remember of gender inequalities and the role of the Church in the suppression of anyone considered in opposition.

  • Declare

  • By: Tim Powers
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 229

As a young double agent infiltrating the Soviet spy network in Nazi-occupied Paris, Andrew Hale finds himself caught up in a secret, even more ruthless war. Two decades later, a coded message draws Professor Andrew Hale back into Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Elements from his past are gathering in Beirut, including ex-British counterespionage chief and Soviet mole Kim Philby, and a beautiful former Spanish Civil War soldier-turned-intelligence operative.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Fish. Art Thou Constant???

  • By art on 03-11-11

Excellent historical fiction.

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

Reviewed: 10-26-15

I am not a fan of cold war drama in general, but I absolutely love the inclusion of local myth and legend in the retelling of the actual events of post WWII Russian and British spy drama. The narrator is perfect and the author among my favorites.