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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,390

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun nonsense

  • By Randall on 04-25-09

it tryes to be funny in a way that works

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

Reviewed: 08-14-14

Would you listen to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy again? Why?

i would, because it has many quotable passages that one could memorise.
its is a wonderful work filled with lots of strange things and often unnecessarily explained details but in the full awareness that it is explaining something not that impotent which gives it an very unique dynamic.

  • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

  • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,761

Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Information

  • By Jake on 07-11-14

good short reminder

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

Reviewed: 08-14-14

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

i would recomend this book to enyone who has to communicate on a professional level its short, and most of it isn't quite new, most of you will already have heard of it, but it really is helpful to get your self to focus on these things again.

What about Professor Anne Curzan’s performance did you like?

i liked how she engages you as a listener to really try to notice linguistic behaviours and habits that you have and that other use.

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  • Homeland

  • Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,682

This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden. This title kicks off The Legend of Drizzt series, which will showcase the classic dark elf novels in these new audiobook editions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Among the drow, all trust is foolish.

  • By Pi on 04-26-13

intresting new way of society

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

Reviewed: 06-26-14

If you could sum up Homeland in three words, what would they be?

DIFFERENT
INTERESTING
EXCITING

Who was your favorite character and why?

ofcore i liked drizzt...

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

not so much its hard to say. i enjoyed listening an reading it. but i had the book in my shelve for almost 2 years halve read and than decided im going to by this audio book to get back into the story... and i liked the ausio version very much.

  • Insurgent

  • Divergent, Book 2
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,055
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,184

One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent but not as interesting as Divergent

  • By Lore on 03-08-14

i would have killed tris if i would be 4

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

Reviewed: 06-26-14

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I have to say im writing this review after i finished the third book as well...
so i can promise you you should finish this book and keep on going... but i have to say i would have killed tris several times during this book if i had been in 4's shoes, i think the story in the first book was much better and it is not necesarry to keep on reding /listening if you don't have to.

its an ok book and as i said the third one is better again but i would say only buy this book if you are going to read the third as well. otherwise just stay with the first one.

Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

i cant decide. i like her voice. she does a great job reading this book in an interesting way and so i kept on listenig even when i didnt liked the story that much.

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

sort of... as i wrote earlier... i would have killed tris in this book severel times... but not because she was doing something that horrible or so... but because she was acting SO!! stupid.

  • Allegiant

  • Divergent Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,629
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,740

What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What a let down!

  • By Judy on 11-05-13

ok ending

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

Reviewed: 06-26-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

i would say it was some ok spent time... i sort of rushed through this trilogy because my gf was reding it as well and since i dont have that much spare time for reading such books... i decided to go for the audio book and i dont regret it.

Would you recommend Allegiant to your friends? Why or why not?

it is better than the 2nd book but i think that this boot aims 100% to an femaile audiece... i cant quite link with the thoughts of 4, he is most of the time to feminin and i offten found my selve thinking oh thats how a women would think a man must think... and that was not very apealing to me... the tris part on the other hand was much better than in the second book.

Do you think Allegiant needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

i dont think so... it was an ok ending and as i said i dont likeed the part where we got a look into 4's head... its way to feminin...
and i belive that's one of the reasons why i realy think about buying the four book twicce right now and i'm not shure if it yould be worth my money.

  • The Traitor Queen

  • The Traitor Spy Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 298

Relieved that Lorkin is coming home, Sonea prepares to meet with the traitors on behalf of the Guild. Then bad news arrives: The Sachakan king has imprisoned her son.

As the Sachakan king tries to force Lorkin into betraying the traitors, Dannyl questions his friendship with Ashaki Achati. Can he trust the Sachakan? Not at all, if Tayend is right. But do Tayend’s suspicions spring from good political instincts, or jealousy? Easily evading capture by the Guild, the Rogue knows only one obstacle lies between him and his ambition to rule the underworld: Cery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By Ken on 10-22-12

great book

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

Reviewed: 06-10-14

What did you love best about The Traitor Queen?

it was an great book that fited really good in the series. i realy made mit smile quite offten and i liked how i could emphasies with the characters.the whole mother son relation between lokin and sonea is really fun to hear to!

  • Thief's Magic

  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright, Hannah Norris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 890

In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen’s world faces.Elsewhere, in an land ruled by priests, Rielle the dyer’s daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By MissRed on 06-14-14

quite a good story for a new universe.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-14

What other book might you compare Thief's Magic to and why?

i have bougt this as an audio book because i enyoied reading both sone trilogies which she had written bevore, so i didnt gave it a nother look and just started hearing to it and was sort of confused at the beginning why magic doesnt work the way i was used to. but by the time i had figuerd that out, didn't took that long ;-), it was a realy good written book and i enjoyed the new possibilities and chalanges that came with this aproach of how magic works.

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

i found my selve amused a couple of timess by this book, but not so often as in the sonea series. but i belive this is also because i got to know the chracters better over the last 6 books.
i'm looking foreword to a new book and i'm definetly going to by that one as well.

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