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  • The Winter King

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757

The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Might be my favorite take on Arthur

  • By Allen Young on 06-12-16

Best Cornwell Yet!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

Ive read several BC novels and this was my favorite. No magic or dragons, but still manages to be fantastical and historically accurate. Well researched as always, and an amazing narration.

  • 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 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 02-12-18

A fun adventure of bards and rogues

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

This is an excellent adventure story that focuses on Shakespeare’s brother. As most Cornwell books, it is well researched, humous, and action packed. A fun listen with excellent narration.

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,452

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a blast

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-12

Bloated, Too Much Rape

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I read this book in the mid 90's when it came out and loved it. I picked it up on Audible to reread it and was disappointed to see that it hasn't stood the test of time. The dialogue goes on to the point of exhaustion. Also, there is a great deal of rape, on and off screen that is disturbing and doesn't add to the plot.

Note about the author: Before you give this author any of your money spend a minute and read about him. Goodkind is rude to fans, possibly a plagiarist, and openly mocked his cover artist on Facebook, offering free copies to best insults. The genre can do better.

  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,115

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best I've read by Stephen King.

  • By Joseph on 11-06-08

King is Great, But Authors Are NOT Narrators

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

King is great, all his stories are worth a listen, but King is a painful narrator. The Maine accent doesn't lend itself to narration. Authors should never narrate their work.

  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,099

Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first her brothers and sister don't believe her when she tells of her visit to the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund, then Peter and Susan step through the wardrobe themselves. In Narnia they find a country buried under the evil enchantment of the White Witch.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but the volume was all over the place

  • By Charles Johnson on 12-17-16

It's Not Tolikien, But Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

A fun story delivered masterfully by the talented Michael York. A great rendition of the classic child's tale.

  • 30 Days of Night

  • By: Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, R. S. Belcher (adaptation)
  • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Mark Boyett, Kevin T. Collins, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,339

An all-new, full-cast dramatization of the classic graphic novel. The isolated town of Barrow, Alaska, is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only Barrow's husband-and-wife sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. . By the time the sun rises, will they pay the ultimate price - or worse?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Dan on 11-06-17

A Grisly Vampire Story Set in Alaska

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

A fun listen! A great cast of voice actors deliver a brutal vampire story. Belcher does an excellent job translating this story into an audio play.

  • King of the Road

  • Brotherhood of the Wheel, Book 2
  • By: R. S. Belcher
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Jimmie Aussapile, Lovina Marcou, and Heck Sinclair are members of a secret society dedicated to protecting those who travel America's highways from the monsters, both supernatural and mundane, that lurk in the darkness just beyond your headlights. They are the Brotherhood of the Wheel. At home in Lenoir, North Carolina, Jimmie and his squire Heck find themselves drawn into an all-out war between two competing biker gangs. One is led by a rival biker in possession of new found supernatural allies, and the other is an all-female werewolf pack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wheel Turns...

  • By mrkingpinn. on 12-08-18

Another Great Urban Fantasy Novel from Belcher

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

This is a fun read, and well-narrated. Bikers, killer clowns, road magic and great action scenes.

Note: The author is a kind person and very receptive to fans on social media.

  • Mythology

  • By: Edith Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 781

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company, in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial best-seller in its various available formats. Mythology succeeds like no other audiobook in bringing to life for the modern listener the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of Western culture - the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good reading of classical myths

  • By Kathi on 03-18-13

Great for Greek Myth, Very Little Norse Content

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Good Greek myths, well delivered. The section on Norse myth seems truncated and tacked on. A good resource for Geek myth, find a better book for Norse myth.

  • Stone of Tears

  • Sword of Truth, Book 2
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 38 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,003
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,446

The veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting world above.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book - Almost ruined by the narrator

  • By Bo Laughlin on 05-12-10

Terrible Narration, Slowly Plotted, a Lot of Rape

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I read this book when it came out in the 90s and enjoyed it, coming back to it in 2019 I can say that it doesn't hold up. Goodkind is long-winded. The dialogue is exhausting. Also, Goodkind uses a lot of rape and threats of rape in his novels which seems unnecessary.

Narration: I hate to be cruel, but all the reviews of terrible narration are correct. It sounds like a computer/robot and makes it very difficult to finish.

Note: Take a moment and read about Terry Goodkind. He is a rude person and possibly guilty of plagiarism.

  • Dark Sacred Night

  • A Ballard and Bosch Novel
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,526

Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out but then checks into the case herself, and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger. Bosch is investigating the death of 15-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So So

  • By Paul Beer on 11-16-18

Not sure why Harry B. has to be in every book

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I like the new character, but I don't understand why Harry has to be included in every book. MC did the same thing with the Lincoln Lawyer, Harry has become a staple in all of those as well. Let the new characters have their own books.