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  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,013
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,994

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Deleted it halfway through...

  • By justin schweig on 02-04-19

good story sometimes hard to follow

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

the story seemed really interesting but without being able to visualize at times it felt a lot like listening to the TV from the Next room . I think it might have benefited from having a little bit of expository narration in addition to all of the dialogue.

  • The Gospel of Loki

  • By: Joanne M. Harris
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

This novel is a brilliant first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods - retold from the point of view of the world's ultimate trickster, Loki. A number-one best seller in the UK, The Gospel of Loki tells the story of Loki's recruitment from the underworld of Chaos; his many exploits on behalf of his one-eyed master, Odin; through to his eventual betrayal of the gods and the fall of Asgard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Walking In Loki's Shoes

  • By Robert on 10-06-17

Nice twist on an old myth

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I really enjoyed this book especially the character of snarky Loki. I did wonder at times about the accents that they were using since to me they seemed more Russian then Nordic but since I wasn't alive back then maybe it was that way who knows

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,962
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,883

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

suffers at times from lack of visuals

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

the idea of making a full cast X-Files book complete with sound effects Etc is an intriguing one. I think the choice to bring back lots of characters that people familiar with this show would know was a good one. but let's face it a lot of the creepy stuff and cool stuff on the X-Files is visual and that just didn't translate well to this story. there were times when you felt like you were watching one of the television episodes on the picture suddenly went on the fritz leaving you wondering what the heck was going on.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,113

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

interesting performance

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I read quite a few reviews where they were talking about how the background noises distracted from the story. for the most part I did not have problems with them, but occasionally when people were speaking more Softly it was a little difficult to hear and understand what was being said. I think the background noises in some ways added to the story but perhaps they should have been muted a bit.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Word by Word

  • The Secret Life of Dictionaries
  • By: Kory Stamper
  • Narrated by: Kory Stamper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence, Kory Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography - from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kory should narrate more Audible books!

  • By R. Stern on 04-24-17

ever wonder how those words got in the dictionary?

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I've always been a lover of words so when I saw that there was a book called word by word it talked about the origins of words I was all in. what I didn't realize was the story behind how those words get into the dictionary. this book will tell you the story that you weren't even sure you wanted to hear in a way that made you glad that you stopped to listen.

  • Spinning Silver

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty - until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk - grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh - Miryem's fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite authors. Only 1 small complaint

  • By R. W. Olsen on 11-30-18

awesome and original retelling?

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I really enjoyed this Loosely based retelling of Rumpelstiltskin which was more of an original story and In a omage to the folktale. the performance was very well done, however, it was sometimes a little difficult to tell exactly when a character's perspective changed. I think if they had had a heading, chapter title, at the beginning of each new section it would have been clearer. but all in all it is well worth reading.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,231
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,306

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

brings the myth alive

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I've always been a mythology buff. And many of the major myths have a lot of meat to them. what the tale of Circe, is not one of them. she plays her part in The Odyssey turning men into swine and then falling for Odysseus's Wiles, but that is all we ever hear of her. in this story we get to feel the real sense of who and what Circe may have been. it is not a totally fateful retelling of the myth, but in many ways it is the stronger for it. both the story and the performance kept me engaged, and I may actually find myself listening to it again which is probably the highest praise I can give a book.

  • This Fallen Prey

  • A Rockton Novel
  • By: Kelley Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

When Casey first arrived at the off-the-grid town, an isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect, with no cell phones, no internet, no mail, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. She certainly didn't expect to be the homicide detective on two separate cases or to begin a romantic relationship with her boss. But the very last thing she expected was for the council to drop a dangerous criminal into their midst without a plan to keep him imprisoned, and to keep others safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!

  • By shelley on 03-13-18

Twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

I've enjoyed all three of the books in the Rockton series. both of the other books however, seemed to end without Cliff hangers. as a reader I appreciate that and it's never stopped me from waiting impatiently for the next installment of a series. I didn't really care for the Cliffhanger on this one, and some of the twists and turns the plot took made me wonder a bit if the author had a plan for this series or was just throwing them in as she went along.

  • Sleeping Beauties

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,660
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,622

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: They become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Scribbles on 01-18-19

good story problematic view of the sexes

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

on the first read I was more gripped by the story. so much so that I bought the print book to speed read my way through out. But while going back through and listening I wasforced to call BS. I habe been around martial men and viperous catty women. aggression is a HUMAN trait, not a sex linked genetic condition. The main difference is in the way aggression is expressed. so the idea of an all woman utopia grayed on my nerves. The story performance was solid though. and it was a gripping read.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Rise

  • A Newsflesh Collection
  • By: Mira Grant
  • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, John Glouchevitch, Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 164

We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so, we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, a man-made virus taking over bodies and minds, filling them with one unstoppable command...FEED.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Glad to get a chance to hear these read

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-21-16

Great stories to flesh out Newsflesh

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

Reviewed: 05-19-17

I've read a lot of these stories but listening to them was very entertaining and the 2 bonus stories were great. one of the narrator choices in how green this land how blue the sea, struck me as a little bit off. that's because I know the character it's supposed to be a British subject of Indian descent and the voice actor didn't do it justice. which is odd because other stories in the same collection had a different narrator who did do justice to the same character. however it was a minor irritation and not one worth worrying overmuch about.