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  • Doctor Who: The Good Doctor

  • By: Juno Dawson
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

On the planet of Lobos, the Doctor halts a violent war between the native Loba and human colonists. The TARDIS crew departs - only for Ryan to discover he’s left his phone behind. Again. Upon returning, the Doctor finds that the TARDIS has slipped hundreds of years into the future - and something has gone badly wrong. The Loba are now slaves, serving human zealots who worship a figure known as The Good Doctor. It’s time for the Doctor to face up to the consequences of her last visit. With Lobos on the brink of catastrophe, will she be able to make things right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ever Wonder How It Went After the Doctor Helped?

  • By ropecrewman36 on 02-09-19

Truly a Good One

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Great story, wonderful performance - honestly I think I liked this better than any recent episode of Dr Who. It takes everything I love about Jodie’s Doctor (the compassion, her non-violence, her love for her companions) and houses it a great story that rides its themes well but also tells a well written and engaging story.

Also can’t say enough about the great performance by Claire Corbett. She gets the Doctors voice perfect and has a great range for the wide variety of characters in the story.

  • Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield]

  • By: Jack Kornfield
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925

Created specifically to address the questions and needs of first-time students, here is Buddhism's vast spiritual legacy, presented by one of America's leading meditation teachers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Might be difficult for true beginners...

  • By Anna on 07-13-09

Most listened to Audible in my library

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Would you listen to Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield] again? Why?

Over the past five and half years or so I've listened to this audio no less than ten times. Every time I hear it I get something new out of it.

Have you listened to any of Jack Kornfield’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I love Jack Kornfield's recorded lectures, (like this one) he's funny, smart, offers numerous feat quotes and takes an interestingly circuitous route getting where he's going. His read audiobooks like Path of Heart aren't nearly so good, he sounds a little uncomfortable doing a straight read.

What did you learn from Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield] that you would use in your daily life?

When the world throws me in disarray this book has words that serve as balm. The fact that suffering isn't denied, nor is it wallowed in here - makes it applicable wisdom for the tough times.

Any additional comments?

Truly can't recommend highly enough.

The Family Portrait: Four Short Stories about Domestic Life audiobook cover art
  • The Family Portrait: Four Short Stories about Domestic Life

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 708

Exclusive bonus stories from the best-selling author of Lost at Sea, Them, The Psychopath Test and The Men Who Stare at Goats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ronson's voice alone will make you laugh...

  • By RaisinNut on 10-12-12
  • The Family Portrait: Four Short Stories about Domestic Life
  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson

Funny and intelligent shorts

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

Reviewed: 03-03-15

I've read a few Ronson books and have always enjoyed his work, it's eat to hear him flexing his muscles as a pure humorist, all four stories were a hoot.

  • Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!

  • Magic Kingdom of Landover, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288

Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement promised. But after he purchased it, Ben Holiday learned that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention.

The kingdom was in ruin. The Barons refused to recognize the king, and the peasants were without hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're looking for Tolkein....

  • By Al on 12-05-09

Hugely enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-01-13

If you could sum up Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold! in three words, what would they be?

Just pure fun

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

He was very versatile, able to do a wide range of emotions and voices

Any additional comments?

This is one of the best pieces of light entertainment I've heard in ages. The narration is first class, and the story amidst the adventure and flashes of genuinely funny humor has moments of great humanity, especially in those areas that deal with Ben Holiday grieving over his lost wife and his diminished passion for life.

  • 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 13,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,090

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

Good Fantasy Novel Wonderfully Narrated

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-10

I've not read Goodkind before and picked up this audiobook on a whim and actually forgot it was a part of my library. Once I finished my last book on tape I decided to give this a go. The story isn't groundbreaking, though the characters are quite likable and the plot is entertaining and bops along and a (mostly) good pace. The overall style and prose of the book reminded me of a good Young Adult fiction fantasy novel until it becomes a softcore "Story of O" style sadomasochistic story for an hour or two. There's a few other "adult" bits that pop in as well that are rather jarring given that the rest of the book feels so tame and the characters so pleasant.
This would all have been an enjoyable 3/5 book if not for the wonderful narration by Sam Tsoutsouvas, which gets it an extra star. He makes the story come to life with a wide variety of voices. His narration got me rather obsessed with the book and I literally listened to the last 16 hours over the course of two days. I'll look for more narrated by this talented reader!

  • Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars

  • By: Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

For many thousands of years, the Suthekh had waited... trapped in the heart of an Egyptian pyramid. Now at last the time had come - the moment of release, when all the force of his pent-up evil and malice would be unleashed upon the world. The TARDIS lands in the year 1911, and the Doctor and Sarah emerge to fight a terrifying and deadly battle...against Egyptian mummies, half possessed humans - and the overwhelming evil power of Sutekh!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable

  • By Eric on 09-17-09

Great Fun!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-09

If you're a fan of the classic Tom Baker era then this audiobook is a real treat. Tom is a great narrator and he reads the story with real zeal, plus his voice sounds remarkably like it did back some 25 years ago.
The story itself is one of my favorite from the period, filled with evil alien masterminds, lumbering mummies, Hammer Horror atmosphere and delightful characters.
Highly recommended to Who fans! Others may find themselves enthralled as well.



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