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  • The Golden Apples of the Sun

  • And Other Stories
  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Ray Bradbury is a modern cultural treasure. His disarming simplicity of style underlies a towering body of work unmatched in metaphorical power by any other American storyteller. And here are 32 of his most famous tales - prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry that Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits that spring from the canvas of one of the century's great men of imagination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Books in 1

  • By Maliboo on 05-05-13

Excellent as expected

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

Nothing beats Ray Bradbury and this collection is terrific. All are spellbinding of course, but there be classics in these. Listen and be entranced. :)

  • The Cat Who Blew the Whistle

  • By: Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

When an affluent railcar owner disappears with millions of dollars belonging to Moose County investors, the international police launch an intense investigation to find the fugitive. But journalist detective Jim Qwilleran and his feline crime-busters find a mystery to unravel that is closer to home. Who blew the whistle on the embezzler? And, why did they do it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RELAXING FUN

  • By Chalis on 04-21-13

excellent! with a twist you won't suspect.

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

many good story lines that tie together throughout the book but an ending you won't begin to figure out. enjoy and liston again and again.

  • The Cat Who Said Cheese

  • By: Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

The Expo begins with a literal bang: a bomb wrecks the hotel, killing a housekeeper and causing extensive damage. Luckily for Pickax, Qwill is on the scene, his moustache twitching with suspicions that this bomb was intended as something stronger than a warning to someone. His evidence: Koko and Yum Yum's new interest in cheese, especially Gruyere, Brie and Feta. Qwill and the Siamese are on a case that will demand all their feline intuition and mustachioed insight!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delight light

  • By Cynthia K. on 10-18-16

one of the best of the series. ..well worth buying

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

Reviewed: 05-18-17

i think I will now play it again. I don't know of one I like better and it was done really well.

  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 70 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550

Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More collections like this, please!

  • By Myusollo on 07-22-14

FANTASTIC!!! Buy at once for days of enjoyment.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

Excellently done. I thought I knew all the Sherlock stories, but so very many are included that it took me well over a week of hours of daily listening to listen to them all. I can't express how wonder they are.

  • The Martian Chronicles

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor - of crystal pillars and fossil seas - where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn - first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars...and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Original. Great Stories, Great Narrator.

  • By Troy on 04-05-16

Best Ever

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

This is the best audio so far, of this collection. It's spooky at tmes how Bradbury knew ahead what was coming and he wrote this in 1945...AMAZING! I wish I could have met him.

  • Case of the Vanishing Shells

  • By: Adventures of Nero Wolfe
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on February 2, 1951.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ok..but i figured it out..too easy.

  • By BJ on 04-26-17

ok..but i figured it out..too easy.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

not very good except Archie part. it was too easy to figure out.. .so I didn't care for it.

  • Case of the Calculated Risk

  • By: Adventures of Nero Wolfe
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on January 19, 1951.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the bettrr ones.

  • By BJ on 04-23-17

One of the bettrr ones.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

I enjoyed this one. Gerald Moore was excellent as Archie Goodwin. The plot held up ok, though was slightly like one of the written ones...The Rubber Band....but only slightly. Will worth tge purchase.

  • Murder in the Ball Park

  • By: Robert Goldsborough
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Archie Goodwin and Saul Panzer have ventured into the wilds of Northern Manhattan to watch the Giants take on the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds. The national anthem is just winding down when Panzer spies a notable in the box seats: state senator Orson Milbank, a silver-haired scoundrel with enemies in every corner of upstate New York. In the fourth inning, a monstrous line drive brings every fan in the grandstand to his feet - every fan save for one silver-haired senator, who has been shot dead by a sniper in the upper deck.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • very disappointing

  • By Joe on 10-12-17

very well done..

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

excellent, even if not done by the original preformer or reader. it will hold your attention. i did have the ending figured out, but it was so good that it was worth proving who done it, anyway.

  • Might As Well Be Dead

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

It's a noble idea: James Herold, a wealthy businessman, gave his son a very raw deal 11 years ago; now he wants to make amends. But the son is long-gone, and he wants to stay that way. Herold hires Nero Wolfe to track him down. It turns out the son is bad company, on trial for a cold-blooded murder. Wolfe gets caught in a web of lies, and it could cost him dearly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Nero Wolfe Book

  • By BJ on 04-15-17

Excellent Nero Wolfe Book

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

Reviewed: 04-15-17

Rex Stout does it again! All your favorite characters and great story. Spell binding and intriguingly read....that says it all.

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  • The Black Mountain

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

When evil strikes a loved one, it can make us crazy. We can't think rationally enough to get revenge ourselves, so we shouldn't. But Nero Wolfe ignores reason when someone guns down a close friend in cold blood. He vows to collar the killer personally, and it thrusts him into the gravest danger of his career.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a representative Nero Wolfe

  • By Linda on 06-30-13

NERO WOLFE and ARCHIE GOODWIN

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

This has to be one of the best of Rex Stout's book on Nero Wolfe. No orquids in the storyn except one reference to them by Archie. On Nero's homeland, excitement and intrigue abound after Mark' murder. Nero's daughter is involved too.