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  • The Shape of Water

  • By: Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,643

The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By E. Chadwick on 03-29-18

cruelty of prejudice

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

It was a book that I was comfortable listening to at 2.5 speed. In other words, I found it to be an interesting story but not very good literature.

  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,683

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The circus of your dreams

  • By Anonymous User on 09-22-11

Just let it happen.

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Just let it happen. Just like the circus itself. The narrator is perfect for the story.

  • Ben-Hur

  • A Tale of the Christ
  • By: Lew Wallace
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 23 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

A classic of faith, fortitude, and inspiration, this faithful New Testament tale combines the events of the life of Jesus with grand historical spectacle in the exciting story of Judah of the House of Hur, a man who finds extraordinary redemption for himself and his family. Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the first century. His old friend, Messala, arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story!

  • By Scott Man on 07-09-16

Beautifully crafted novel.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

This wonderfully written story focuses upon people who are on the periphery of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during the time of his first visit among us. Quite a lot of insight really makes the time in history easy to visualize for the reader. Todd McLaren's narration is expressive and alive, you can hear his love for the lyrical and rhythmic way that the novelist writes. Much more emotion than other narrations I've heard from this novel. I usually listen to a book at 1.5 or 2 x faster to get through it quickly. Not this one! I actually savoured the poetry of the story because of the narration. Thank you, Mr. McLaren, you performed perfectly one of the greatest novels ever written!

  • When the English Fall

  • A Novel
  • By: David Williams
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

When a catastrophic solar storm brings about the collapse of modern civilization, an Amish community in Pennsylvania is caught up in the devastating aftermath. Once-bright skies are now dark. Planes have plummeted to the ground. The systems of modern life have crumbled. With their stocked larders and stores of supplies, the Amish are unaffected at first. But as the English (the Amish name for all non-Amish people) become more and more desperate, they begin to invade Amish farms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read for the characters and community

  • By Michelle Robbins on 07-31-17

Excellent writing and believable story. Perfect narration!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-17

I was very interested in finding out how the nonviolent would respond to violence. I'm the hands of a lesser author, this could have been a typical shoot-em-up. Good guy destroys bad guy. Or vice versa. It wasn't your tweenagers post apocalyptic novel.
I usually listen to books at 2x speed, the speed at which I read. I listened to this narration in normal speed, enjoying the nuances of the accent. All the character voices were done beautifully.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gold Rush

  • By: Jennifer Comeaux
  • Narrated by: Emily Stokes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Liza Petrov's entire life has been about skating and winning her sport's top prize - Olympic gold. She's stayed sheltered inside her bubble, not daring to stray from her destined path. Until she meets Braden Patrick. He makes her heart flutter with possibility, and for the first time she gets a taste of a normal teenage life. She longs to have both the boy and the gold, but stepping outside her bubble comes with a price. As Liza begins to question both her future and her past, can she stay focused on the present and realize her ultimate dream?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet!

  • By AmazonCustomer on 06-25-17

Fun read, memories of my daughter and her experiences with skating

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-17

As an adult and father of a little girl who loved skating, I very much enjoyed the parts of the story that were about the actual skating. The two tangents that filled out the story were enjoyable as I remember scenarios that would attempt to come between her and her skating. Tweens would really appreciate this story. I'm glad no sex took place.
I was given this audio book for free in exchange for my honest opinion and review.

  • Temporary Monsters

  • The Temporary Magic Series, Book 1
  • By: Craig Shaw Gardner
  • Narrated by: Thomas Machin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

Lenny Hodge is a young man with certain abilities - special talents that even he doesn't understand. It is only when he joins Terrifitemps (the temporary employment agency that secretly controls the world) and meets his new team - a psychic, a vampire, a ghost hunter, and a werevole (yes, a werevole) - that Lenny realizes how much his special talent will put him in jeopardy. But it's worth it, right? Hasn't Lenny always wanted to save the world?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An amazingly funny Urban Fantasy!

  • By The Bookwyrm Speaks on 07-09-17

Kind of Abbott and Costello are Frankenstein Dracula

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

I was given this audiobook for free the agreement I would leave an honest review. I think it was because of the narration that I enjoyed this book so much. The story though over silly worked because the narrator was able to take it and make it A bit classier than it would've been if I had read the printed version

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Web of Deceit

  • An Agents Under Fire Novel
  • By: Susan Sleeman
  • Narrated by: Jack Wayne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Kait is about to give up hope of ever finding Vyper. All of that changes when he goes on a murderous spree taunting Kait with clues that she and homicide detective Sam Murdock must solve before her devious brother-in-law takes another life. As the body count rises, Sam discovers the killing spree is really about striking back at Kait. He must put everything on the line - including the relationship he's developed with Kait - to ensure her safety. The killer is waiting, watching her every move, and he won't stop until he's exacted his revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful Romance At Its Best!!!

  • By Michelle Titherington VanDaley on 07-06-17

And a great tangled web it is

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

I received this audiobook in exchange for honest review. I downloaded the audible book as well as the Kindle book to help me keep track of the twists and turns. The great study on people whose lives have been torn up if not broken completely. The narrator's performance was perfect for the book. I have recommended this book to several people and I think that most will enjoy it immensely

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Remember Bowling Green: The Adventures of Frederick Douglass - Time Traveler

  • An Alternative History Novel, Book 1
  • By: David Niall Wilson, Patricia Lee Macomber
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Something very strange is going on in Bowling Green, Kentucky. A masked terrorist attacks a local politician and a news reporter at a minor league baseball game. A Gay Pride parade is bombed. A veteran's home is invaded and taken over by new ownership, and every resident that is not Caucasian has suddenly...disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Silly and irreverant political satire

  • By C.T. on 05-30-17

Cautionary tale that is turning out to be only too true

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that I enjoyed this story even as it makes me more nervous about what's going on in our political scene today. I enjoyed the narration, and story though the ending does need some work but in general I think that most people would enjoy this as a snarky tale about what should not be happening and what is turning out to be too real

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Somniare

  • Somniare, Book 1
  • By: D. T. Dyllin
  • Narrated by: Johanna Fairview
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

Forced to escape to Somniare, a dream landscape, Remy must somehow survive living nightmares, and endless torment without using her magic. Her only hope for freedom is to hitch a ride with a human back into reality, tricking the poor creature into believing no harm will befall them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag.

  • By Bikram Agarwal on 07-12-17

I love bitter women

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

This young "lady" crosses her fingers so much that I am surprised she doesn't have arthritis in them. But everything is not what it seems. Fun story and narrated just right amount of sarcasm.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Treasure

  • Seed Savers, Book 1
  • By: Sandra Smith
  • Narrated by: Julia Farmer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

It's 2077. There's no apocalypse, but some things are different. Things like the weather, the Internet, and food. In 12-year-old Clare's world, blueberry is just a flavor and apples are found only in fairy tales. Then one day Clare meets Ana, an older woman who teaches her about seeds and real food. Ana tempts Clare with the notion that food exists other than the square, packaged food she has always known. With Ana's guidance, Clare and her friends learn about seeds and gardening despite suspicions that such actions are illegal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • real food is a thing of the past

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-20-17

Please read and pay attention

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review. Excellent story all around it does give you moments of thought important especially for young readers. We need diversity and genetic engineering is a big concern now a days. Ms. Farmer's narration is excellent right on the money, perfect for the storyline

1 of 1 people found this review helpful