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  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,537

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

Onward

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

Reviewed: 07-06-19

Evocative and emotional, low on action at times but thoroughly entertaining in unexpected ways. I'm glad I listened to this book. The narrator is amazing.

  • The Killing Moon

  • Dreamblood, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 665

In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe . . . and kill those judged corrupt. But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh's great temple, Ehiru - the most famous of the city's Gatherers - must question everything he knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtaking

  • By Jenn on 09-06-12

Go for it.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

Great book, excellent audio version. If you like Epic fantasy but tire others typical Europeanesque worlds, give this book a try.

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  • Rise of the Robots

  • Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
  • By: Martin Ford
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,530

In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery, and is soon to do the same for radiologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great content and this mechanization IS coming!

  • By Mike on 06-30-15

Ireview

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-18

The information is engrossing and thought provoking. The narration is great. I recommend this audiobook.
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  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,837
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17,845

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Brick Rivals Vincent Price

  • By Forgettable Woman on 10-17-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

This a fun and entertaining story. the narration was performed very well. It's short and spooky.
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  • Zen in the Art of Writing

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

"Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a land mine. The land mine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces back together. Now, it's your turn. Jump!" Zest. Gusto. Curiosity. These are the qualities every writer must have, as well as a spirit of adventure. In this exuberant book, the incomparable Ray Bradbury shares the wisdom, experience, and excitement of a lifetime of writing. Here are practical tips on the art of writing from a master of the craft - everything from finding original ideas to developing your own voice and style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Evocative fuel for any Muse!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-18

Non-essential

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Thus book has some decent writing advice/inspiration, but the author spends too much time talking about himself rather than the craft of writing.
He tells stories about his boyhood, his adult encounters with literary agents and often spends time on things that are irrelevant to the modern writer, such as the cost of renting a type writer.
If you want to hear a Bradbury's memoir you have come to right place. If all you really want is writing advice, I advise that you skip this title.
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