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  • Tales of the City

  • Tales of the City, Book 1
  • By: Armistead Maupin
  • Narrated by: Frances McDormand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 948
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 949

For more than three decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture...from a groundbreaking newspaper serial, to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales of the City is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sparkling, Witty and Touching!

  • By Nancy J on 01-19-14

Everybody is insufferable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

and I mean literally each and every character is without any truly redeeming qualities. Bah.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,153

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

A spoiled girl meddles. Performances perfect.

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

I know I should never underestimate Emma Thompson but the whisper of measured doubt in her narration of this insipid busybody's tale is simply divine. Everybody else is well cast.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,462

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Wil Wheaton is perfection

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Despite the occasional weaknesses of the story's structure and characterizations, Wil Wheaton's reading of it is utter brilliance.