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  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,719

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Capturing story, but it got a bit silly

  • By flywatt on 07-03-18

best listen in years!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

What a great book and performance. Patton is amazing and this book grabs you right away and you won't be able to stop until the mystery is solved. Well worth your time.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 185,708
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 173,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173,102

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

is there anything Wil Wheaton can't do?

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

the story was excellent. It was one of those books that I just kept listening to because I couldn't wait to find out how it ended. Will lWheaton was also amazing.

  • Dungeon Calamity

  • Divine Dungeon, Book 3
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,712

Powerful necromancers are on the move, and Cal is caught in the crossfire. Without his faithful Wisp, Dani, Cal's mind slips, and he begins creating traps and monsters that go against his already loose morals. After a direct threat from an unexpected force causes Cal's mind to stabilize, he throws all of his resources into keeping his thoughts clear while he funds searches for his lost companion. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By coy on 01-28-18

Too technical

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I liked this book but I did not like it nearly as much as I like the last two parts. This is mostly because the author spends a lot of time on the technical stuff and less time on the story in this book. Also, it was a little hard to hear when reading the role of the necromancers because to make it sound sinister, there was a lot of whispering. I usually listen to books while I'm in loud places like the gym or my car. It's really hard when the narrator is Whispering and there's a lot of noise around me. It got a little frustrating. Still though, this is one of the best performances of a book series that I have ever listened to so it's still well worth it.

  • Destiny of Dragons

  • The Legacy of Dragons, Book 3
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188

In the thrilling conclusion to the Legacy of Dragons trilogy, ancient weapons of mass destruction lie hidden under the city of Pacta Servanda. Remnants of the Great Guilds and rebellious factions of the Empire want to seize those weapons to allow them to regain control of the world of Dematr. Only Jason, brought by the first ship from Earth since the colony failed, might be able to disarm the threat. But he also might know how to employ those weapons, making him a danger for all sides.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Disapoointed

  • By Michael on 02-26-18

lazy and stale

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

unfortunately, I think this Series has run its course. The author is doing the same things over and over and over again book after book and chapter after chapter.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Oliver Twist

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466

Born to an unmarried woman who dies after giving birth, orphan Oliver Twist seems destined to slog through a dismal life in the workhouse. A rebellious cry for more gets Oliver banished, and ultimately lands him on the dismal streets of London. The young outcast finds refuge with Fagin and his band of thieves before fate intervenes and puts Oliver in the hands of a kindly benefactor. It is likely that Dickens's own early youth as a child labourer contributed to the story's development.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration!

  • By Joselo on 08-19-13

Thick accemt

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I had a very hard time understanding the accent which made it difficult to enjoy.

  • A Shattered Empire

  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,547

In a battle of armies and sorcerers, empires will fall. After young Caldan's parents were slain, a group of monks raised the boy and initiated him into the arcane mysteries of sorcery. But when the Mahruse Empire was attacked and the lives of his friends hung in the balance, he was forced to make a dangerous choice. Now, as two mighty empires face off in a deadly game of supremacy, potent sorcery and creatures from legend have been unleashed. To turn the tide of war and prevent annihilation, Caldan must learn to harness his fearsome and forbidden magic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The conclusion that disappointed

  • By Shawn on 11-10-16

Glad it's over

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

I really can't think of a good thing to say. This last part of a bad series babbled on and on for what seemed like an eternity. This whole series could have easy been 1 book. It was infuriating to listen to the author describe the most minor details to death and leave huge story lines unexplained. If you're going to make us pay for 3 books you should take the time to let relationships and skills grow over time. Time and time again the characters learned new skills whenever necessary with little to no explanation. As for the performer.... He read the book in the same tone as the guy who narrated the TV show "cops". Awful all around. I'm really happy it's over.

  • The Nix

  • A Novel
  • By: Nathan Hill
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,026

It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nathan Hill is an exceptional storyteller.

  • By Bonny on 09-13-16

I almost the best book I've ever read

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

The writing and character development is great. The story and all the twists and turns were fantastic and the look back on the riots was good enough to make me feel like I was there. Only 1 problem... The ending (although appropriate) was kind of weak. Still well worth your time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Too Stupid to Live

  • Romancelandia, Book 1
  • By: Anne Tenino
  • Narrated by: Tobias Silversmith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

Sam's a new man. Yes, he's still too tall, too skinny, too dorky, too gay, and has that unfortunate addiction to romance novels, but he's wised up. His one true love is certainly still out there, but he knows now that real life is nothing like fiction. He's cultivated the necessary fortitude to say "no" to the next Mr. Wrong, no matter how hot, exciting, or erotic-novel-worthy he may be. Until he meets Ian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is an hysterical, sweet, super HOT!

  • By Morgan A Skye on 05-02-16

too much sex, not enough story

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

Reviewed: 09-28-16

if you are looking to read a book about two guys having sex over and over and over and over and over again, with no story to back it up, then this is the book for you. If you would like a little story to go along with your sex, you will have to look somewhere else.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Triumph of Will

  • By: Mark A. Roeder
  • Narrated by: Andrew Hornick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

WWII. 1942. Will's brother is fighting the war in the Pacific, but Will is forced to remain behind. Will takes his brother's place in the academic world of Indiana University, where he meets two students and two soon-to-be-legendary men who will change his life forever. Will thought he was the only boy attracted to other males, but when he sneaks into Professor Kinsey's marriage course he realizes his mistake. Will meets Ben, who he suspects is not unlike himself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narration

  • By Greg D on 09-28-16

Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 09-28-16

The performance was uncomfortably bad. . The story was typical Roeder, nothing new but the year.

  • Drag Teen

  • By: Jeffery Self
  • Narrated by: Jeffery Self
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Debut author Jeffery Self takes us on a road trip with an insecure high school senior who has one goal: to be the first in his family to leave Clearwater, Florida, and go to college. The problem is he has zero means of paying for school - until his friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competition for a college scholarship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun.

  • By Adam on 07-06-16

Much better than I expected

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

I'm not big on drag Queens so I wasn't sure if I would like this story but it was really great. The characters were easy to like and relate to and the story was cute and we'll told. It would actually make a real good movie.