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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40,463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37,000
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36,976

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

  • By Andrew on 11-20-17

A classic series for all ages

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

My husband and I found this series many years ago when our girls were still in strollers. We resisted reading them because, after all, they were for kids. So wrong.

Once we started, we couldn't stop. The first book was simply a story well told, rare enough. This book is what showed us that she had a story to tell, in the classic epic format, with the stakes steadily getting higher with each book.

Chamber of Secrets made us happy because we knew we would have at least one book a year we could thoroughly lose ourselves in. We did comment that it was a sad state of affairs when the best writing was happening for kids.

I haven't let that slow me down and now regularly check out YA books because some of the best writing is STILL to be found there.

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  • Xom-B

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 407

Freeman is a genius with an uncommon mixture of memory, intelligence, and creativity. He lives in a worldwide utopia, but it was not always so. There was a time known as the Grind - when Freeman's people lived as slaves to another race referred to simply as "Master". They were property. But a civil rights movement emerged. Change seemed near, but the Masters refused to bend. Instead, they declared war. And lost. Now, the freed world is threatened by a virus, spread through bites, sweeping through the population. Those infected change - they are propelled to violence, driven to disperse the virus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RC Bray could read a washing machine repair manual

  • By jim on 11-03-16

Walking Dead have nothing on this.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

Any additional comments?

I am not a zombie fan - I think it has been massively overdone. This however was a very original take on that plot - clever and well done. This author has yet to fail to deliver in any of his work that I have read. The narrator was a plus and helped make this novel enjoyable.

  • Agatha H and the Airship City

  • Girl Genius #1
  • By: Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596

The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. Sixteen years have passed since the Heterodyne Boys, benevolent adventurers and inventors, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, Europe is ruled by the Sparks, dynasties of mad scientists ruling over - and terrorizing - the hapless population with their bizarre inventions and unchecked power, while the downtrodden dream of the Heterodynes’ return. At Transylvania Polygnostic University, a pretty, young student named Agatha Clay seems to have nothing but bad luck.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ever wanted visuals while audio book listening?

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-13

Steampunk Forever!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

What made the experience of listening to Agatha H and the Airship City the most enjoyable?

The 3 Agatha H books that have been recorded are great - pure and simple. Classic comic book styling with solid story telling, great plots, interesting characters and excellent narration. What more do you want? I vill tell you vat you vant - Jagermonsters!!!

Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

Heroine definitely but the Jagermonsters are a hoot!

  • Project 731

  • A Kaiju Thriller
  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 746

In the wake of a Kaiju assault that left the nation's capital in ruins, Jon Hudson - director of the Department of Homeland Security's Fusion Center, Paranormal - is preparing his team for an uncertain future. While hiding Lilly, a chimera cat-girl rescued from Island 731, from GOD - the Genetic Offense Directive, a black ops organization within DARPA - Hudson attempts to raise Maigo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FACES SET ON INTIMIDATE

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-07-15

Buckle up, it's going to be a BUMPY ride!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

What made the experience of listening to Project 731 the most enjoyable?

Okay - first of all it is KAIJU! need I say more? Probably not, but I will anyway. Jeremy Robinson is seriously talented - I mean Dean Koontz - Michael Crichton - James Rollins level talented. A good old-fashioned story teller in the best sense of the term. From Project Nemesis to Project Maigo to Project 731 - all the books were gripping stories that made you want to know what came next. And the author does not fail to deliver. If these are not taken up for film rights Hollywood is filled with bigger idiots than I thought and I am not sure that is even possible.

What did you like best about this story?

Non-stop action once it starts

Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

Main character was really good. Kafer is a very talented narrator - good characterizations and excellent pacing. He definitely helped make the story so good.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES! And I almost did but lack of sleep thwarted me.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Envious Casca: Inspector Hemingway Series, Book 2

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 266

A holiday party takes on a sinister aspect when the colourful assortment of guests discovers there is a killer in their midst. The owner of the substantial estate, that old Scrooge Nathaniel Herriard, is found stabbed in the back. While the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered a locked room to commit the foul deed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing Peformance of a Really Good Book

  • By Carol on 12-21-14

Solid series

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

What made the experience of listening to Envious Casca: Inspector Hemingway Series, Book 2 the most enjoyable?

I have read all her mysteries and was thrilled to see them recorded. They are an easy, enjoyable listen. All her mysteries are well written and tightly plotted. Ulli Birve's voice took a while to get used to, she is very even and deliberately paced. When I finished the first book I wasn't sure I would purchase more, but after a while I found myself liking the recording more and since then I have purchased several more. They have all been very well done and now i really can't imagine anyone else narrating.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Trail Through Time

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 4
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054

"St Mary's is back and is facing a battle to survive in this, the fourth installment of the Chronicles. Max and Leon are re-united and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. But, sadly, they don't even make it to lunchtime. The action races from 17th century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to 14th century Southwark as they're pursued up and down the timeline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anther Adventure with the Timetraveling Historians

  • By Linda on 01-26-15

MORE & FAST! Awesome series!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

What made the experience of listening to A Trail Through Time the most enjoyable?

Seriously good story. I would have listened to ALL the books 1 after the other if I could have. Cannot wait for more. Very clever take on time travel, well written and well told. I was hooked very quickly and not once in all the books and short stories did I lose interest.

What does Zara Ramm bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her characterizations are wonderful, she is one of the best voice actors I have heard.

Any additional comments?

If you are even marginally interest in sci-i or time travel, this is the series for you. I look forward to hearing more of her work. Much more. And soon. Really soon. And with this narrator. Only this narrator.

  • Marking Time

  • The Immortal Descendants, Volume 1
  • By: April White
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything...a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story for Juvenile section

  • By Gail on 05-09-15

Really good story

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, good story, well told. I am looking forward to the next book.

Which character – as performed by Em Eldridge – was your favorite?

The main character - she was an enjoyable heroine

  • Prudence

  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343

When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama ("Rue" to her friends) is bequeathed an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female under similar circumstances would do: she christens it the Spotted Custard and floats off to India. Soon she stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pronunciations and character voices are Different!

  • By Andrea C on 03-17-15

Still waiting...

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I am not sure. I was very excited to get this - maybe too much so. This was a very pale story compared to the original set of tales. There is hope however and I look forward to hearing the next book - that will determine whether I will continue the series.I REALLY do not like the changes in characters from the first set. The changes were EXTREMELY disconcerting - so much so - I stopped listening for a week and then continued. I am still not convinced. Part of the problem was being so thoroughly pulled in by the first set of stories. This second set has not started off well. I am hoping it will be redeemed in the next book.

What three words best describe Moira Quirk’s voice?

Good, inaccurate here

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,481

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too Weird

  • By N. Rogers on 04-07-14

Cool story and acceptably creepy

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

What did you love best about 14?

Original take on an old story. I hope the author writes more - he is very talented at horror.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Centurion

  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

In the second decade of the 21st century, the world is struck by two catastrophes: a new mini-ice age and a plague to dwarf all previous experiences. Rising out of the disaster is the character known to history as "Bandit Six", an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland - despite the best efforts of politicians, both elected and military.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoy the story and forget the politics

  • By Lindsay on 01-28-11

AWESOME!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would, it is a very enjoyable story, well told, and just plain fun.

What did you like best about this story?

I like his writing whatever he is writing - this one I loved because I agreed with the hero

Have you listened to any of Dan John Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't but I hope to.