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  • Thunderstruck

  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Bob Balaban
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,056

In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men: Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication. Their lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Marconi, murder, mix well

  • By Michael Jones on 11-14-06

An Interesting Combination of Two Histories

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Not until near the end is the intertwining of infamous Crippen and famous Marconi apparent.

  • Queen of the Flowers

  • A Phryne Fisher Mystery
  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

With more than a dash of glamour and serious helpings of style, the witty and courageous Phryne Fisher returns. In 1928 St Kilda’s streets hang with fairy lights. Magic shows, marionettes, tea dances, tango competitions, life-saving demonstrations, lantern shows, and picnics on the beach are all part of the Flower Parade. And who else should be chosen to be Queen of the Flowers but the gorgeous, charming and terribly fashionable Hon Phryne Fisher?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Delightful Phryne

  • By Marin on 03-28-12

Please, Don't Sing!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

I really like the Phryne Fisher books and enjoy Stephanie Daniels performances but, please don't sing. And in this particular book, the droning monotone of the professor was very hard, for me, to get through.

  • Hard Magic

  • Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,316

Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it was going to be.

  • By Clinton on 08-06-11

Enthralling!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the next installment. Bronson Pinchot is a great narrator and a master of voices. However, I'm a "grammar nut" and his pronunciation of dirigable (sp) drives me crazy. Emphasize the first syllable, please.

  • Sherlock Holmes and the Hunt for Jack the Ripper

  • By: Gerard Kelly
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

Many people have asked why the paths of Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper never crossed, since the two men were contemporaries in London in 1888. There have even been some scurrilous suggestions that Holmes was himself the Ripper. The paths of the two men did indeed cross. Holmes and Watson knew precisely who the real Ripper was and even where he lived. They also knew exactly what happened to him. If you have the stomach for it, listen and all will be revealed!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not that good.

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-03-16

Not that good.

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

Holmes wasn't portrayed as being clever, or observant, in fact, the story wasn't "Holmes-like" at all.
Narrator has a deep voice, which is nice but he spoke much too fast. The accents, to me, sounded more like a common class person rather than upper class British like Holmes, Watson and the "Lady."
When I slowed the listening speed so narrator didn't sound rushed, the results were comedic .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ten Big Ones

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Take an exit off the Jersey Turnpike to the irresistible world of Stephanie Plum, America's favorite bounty hunter, where she gets into more trouble than ever. This time, she faces a notorious gang in Trenton who wants her dead. Morelli warns that she's in too deep, and Stephanie more than agrees.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not crazy about narrator<br />

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-09-15

Not crazy about narrator<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

Stephanie sounds too old, Lula just doesn't come across believable and Ranger sounds like Ricky Ricardo!. I've read most of the Stephanie Plum series, and read out loud to my daughter & husband. Sadly this audible version didn't satisfy as hoped.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lion in the Valley

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120

Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delicious Confection

  • By Coffee Lover on 11-24-05

A Favorite in the Series

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

Reviewed: 11-25-15

I really enjoy the stories with young Ramses, and Barbara Rosenblatt does a wonderful job interpreting his precocious character. As a listener, I love him, if he was a real life child, well, I'd be glad he wasn't mine. :-)

  • The Blue Fairy Book

  • By: Andrew Lang
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 252

Here are some of the finest fairytales from around the world - most of them old favorites: "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," three from "The Arabian Nights," and many more. Andrew Lang was one of the most famous literary critics around 1900. He also edited a series of children's fable books that preserved and illustrated a host of tales which are still used extensively today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My children are spellbound

  • By Anita on 03-04-15

I just cannot listen to the narrator.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

I stopped listening the first time after about ten minutes, the character "voices" were grating, so I tried again a few days later,. The narrator's attempts at "voices" might satisfy small children but a straight reading would've been better.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Golden One

  • An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense, Book 14
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

A new year, 1917, is dawning, and the Great War that ravages the world shows no sign of abating. Answering the siren call of Egypt once more, Amelia Peabody and her family arrive at their home in Luxor to learn of a new royal tomb ransacked by thieves. Soon an even more disturbing outrage concerns the intrepid clan of archaeologists: the freshly and savagely slain corpse of a thief defiling the ancient burial site. Yet this is nothing compared with the lethal fate that threatens Ramses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged! Yay!

  • By Kim on 07-25-14

The Perfect Combination

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

Reviewed: 10-21-15

"Good Gad!" Elizabeth Peters' writing and Barbara Rosenblatt's narration are "in my opinion" simply awesome!

  • Poland

  • A Novel
  • By: James A. Michener
  • Narrated by: Larry McKeever
  • Length: 30 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, from the barbarians to the Nazis, and a heritage of pride that burns through eras of romantic passion and courageous solidarity, their common story reaches a breathtaking culmination in the historic showdown between the ruthless Communists and rebellious farmers of the modern age.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narration

  • By J. Ortega on 01-27-17

What an Engrossing Epic!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-15

I am of Polish ancestry but was aware of just small bits of Poland's history. This book taught me so much and has prompted me to learn more.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Tales from the Radiation Age

  • By: Jason Sheehan
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

In a post-apocalyptic America that has shattered into a hundred perpetually warring fiefdoms, anyone with a loud voice and a doomsday weapon can be king (and probably has been). Duncan Archer - con man, carpetbagger, survivor - has found a way to somehow successfully navigate the end of the world, with its giant killer robots, radioactive mutants, mad scientists, rampant nanotechnology, armed gangs, sea monsters, and 101 unpleasant ways to die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Martini For Your Mind! Shaken AND Stirred!

  • By Michael on 03-30-14

I Loved It

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

The narrator's different character voices are amazing. Storyline is imaginative, engrossing and an Audible must-have.