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  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,096
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,685

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

Are. You. Kidding. Me?

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Though this book is rather long, it’s enthralling! The characters are well developed and their transformations are a wonder to read through. My mind and heart will need to marinate on this story for quite some time. Thank you for this book!

  • 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 52,603
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47,597
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47,598

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

Whoa!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

Starts off ultra slow, but once it picks up, it doesn't slow down! Great listen. Can't wait to start the second one.

  • Spider's Bite

  • Elemental Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,445

They call me the Spider. I'm the most feared assassin in the South -- when I'm not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don't use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How I got to loathe the story

  • By Brian Rygaard Jensen on 06-06-13

Well, that was surprising...

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

Reviewed: 04-09-13

...surprisingly good that is! I have been putting this book off for months. One day, when I had no other book to read/listen, I decided it was finally time; I pressed 'play'.
SURPRISE! I was quickly transported to the seedy world of Ashland and I didn't want to come back. Gin, Finn, and yes, even the brooding Donovan Caine kept me locked in this universe of vampire hookers, giant cops, dwarfs and elementals. I can't wait to start the next book in the series!!

  • Macbeth: A Novel

  • By: A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,685
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,681

Macbeth: A Novel brings the intricacy and grit of the historical thriller to Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue, treachery, and murder. In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator choice inspired

  • By Beverly on 07-10-11

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-12

I enjoyed just about every moment of the book! It painted a very clear picture in my mind as I listened and because of this, it was hard to turn it off at times. If you haven't, I HIGHLY recommend having a listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lord Sunday

  • The Keys to the Kingdom #7
  • By: Garth Nix
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

The house is falling apart, and when it is destroyed, all existence will be destroyed with it. Arthur Penhaligon and his friends Leaf and Suzy are caught in the chaos, separated by events but drawn together in their fight to survive. They must use every power at their disposal magical or practical to defeat the enemies attacking them from all sides.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting...

  • By Summer on 11-20-11

Interesting...

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

Reviewed: 11-20-11

Hmm...I don't know what to say. As for the ending of a pretty cool series goes, this one felt really rushed. It was as if Garth got tired of writing in this universe and just wanted it to be over and done with as soon as possible.
All in all, it was an ok ending and an ok book. I think I just expected more. I mean, when the poop hits the fan, you don't expect things to be quickly cleaned up. You want some wallowing in the muck as things, some casting blame on others, bitter fights, drama, all before things are figured out and cleaned up. Instead, I felt as if he swept it all up under a rug and said "There, I finished it. All is well." as he tries to smile convincingly and hopes nobody notices the smell.

Overall, I'm left underwhelmed, yet satisfied (just barely).

That is all :)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

  • By: Robert Stanek
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 127

After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Wonder it Was a Top BookSense 76 Pick!

  • By Patrick Y. on 04-24-05

HATED IT!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-11

I'm SO mad >X This book was a complete waste of my money (I actually paid the full amount for it). I couldn't even finish it I was so bored. The reader was TERRIBLE. I don't know why he decided to sound as if he was trying to seduce someone while being slightly smug and over dramatic all at the same time. The story went NOWHERE and about half way through it I was lost as to who was who and what they were doing. Speaking of who's who, I didn't even like the characters. They had NO depth to them; didn't care if they lived or died.
UGH! So mad!! Don't waste your time as I wasted mine. You have been warned.

Ok, that is all :)

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • V for Vendetta

  • By: Alan Moore
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065

Imagine a Britain stripped of democracy, a world of the not-too-distant future in which freedom has been surrendered willingly to a totalitarian regime which rose to power by exploiting the people's worst fears and most damning weaknesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visceral Vindictive Vicarious Vicissitudes?

  • By John on 09-06-08

Greatness!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-11

What more can I say about this book! I LOVED it from start to finish. The narrator invited my imagination into this gritty universe and held it there until the very end :)

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Garden

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Maroney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

This is the story of Mary and her friends and a garden which had been locked away for 10 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical Storytelling

  • By Penny on 07-02-06

Magical

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

Reviewed: 09-29-11

My childhood favorite movie was only enhanced by the reading of this book. I adored it as it took me on its magical trip.

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

  • By: Jane Austen, Steve Hockensmith
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 876

In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early 19th-century England. We watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a nave young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her first clumsy training with nunchucks and katana swords and cry when her first blush with romance goes tragically awry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Narrator for a Fun Story!

  • By Dawn on 03-30-10

Dreadfully Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-11

I LOVED every minute of this book! Katherine Kellgren performed it brilliantly! I couldn't have been more entertained!

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,825

A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feels like Jules Verne

  • By Ramon on 03-10-11

Boring!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-11

I was bored almost to sleeping when listening to this book. I bought it because I saw that it was read by Tim Curry and even the awesome Mr. Curry seemed bored while reading. The reason I gave it all 2 stars is because the book is a classic and should be recognized.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful