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  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347

Why we think it’s a great listen: It is a truth universally acknowledged that anyone looking for a great listen won’t be able to resist Jane Austen’s delightful classic of love and manners in Regency England. Jane Austen's story of Mrs. Bennet's finding husbands for her daughters is told with wit and charm. A must for lovers of good literature. Commuters Library presents Pride and Prejudice read by Kate Reading.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrator

  • By C. A. Likely on 03-12-07

love Kate Reading

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

I have listened to this book so many times that I just needed a different voice. When I saw a version by Kate Reading I was thrilled! She is a wonderful performer

  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,654

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck people?

  • By Mbot on 03-12-17

Great story with slights at humor

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Free the Darkness to be better than the print version?

This is a matter of personal preference.

That being said I think the voice performance was flawless and he does a great job of bring the characters to life to the point you don't even think about the person who is reading the story to you.

I prefer audio over texts more out of convenience due to my busy schedule which doesn't lead to much time reading text.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Free the Darkness?

The entire book to me is memorable. The weird and funny social interaction the main character has which there are a few are a nice comic relief. Though this one has a great ending and doesn't leave you on a huge cliff hanger but yet still makes you excited for the next book.

Really a pleasurable read. I have read through it multiple times already and each time I catch a bit more about the character and gives me hints to his actual identity that is yet to be actually written.

Totally worth the purchase.

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

He does an excellent job bringing the characters to life. Makes you feel like you are there witnessing the entire book. Very well played.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really though it was exciting enough for me to not want to put the book down at many points. It will put you on the edge of your seat at some moments.

Any additional comments?

Main character is a bit of a mystery and at time seems a little unbelievable but if you can set that aside I think it will make more sense as this story evolves. I have read books 1 and 2 three times so far and things are starting to make more sense so don't toss it aside if you feel this way. You won't regret it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reign of Madness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 2
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,397
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,381
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,341

Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence. While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh, very WELL DONE!

  • By Lorraine on 10-05-16

Written and Performed Flawlessly

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

If you could sum up Reign of Madness in three words, what would they be?

Very well written

What did you like best about this story?

The entire book is excellent. There was always something exciting happening and you didn't have to wait long for things to get interesting. Just when you thought things couldn't get more exciting it does. The tournament was very well written and was very satisfying. Thankfully the ending didn't leave you a huge cliff hanger but still leaves you excited for the next book.

Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

Rezkin by far.

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

Nearly did so. Yes

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for book three. I will probably read book one and two a few more times which says a lot from me as I hardly ever re-read books.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful