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  • The Woman on the Orient Express

  • By: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862

Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson - newly married but carrying another man's child - is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable "woman on transportation" book

  • By Ruth on 02-20-17

A quiet period drama

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

I loved this book. it was a period piece for a modern audience. The characters are all whole and mirror those from Christie's novels. highly recommend for anyone looking for a good yarn.

  • Neil Gaiman's How the Marquis Got His Coat Back

  • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, Bernard Cribbins, Samantha Beart, and others
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

Paterson Joseph stars as the Marquis de Carabas in this brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's spin-off short story, set in the magical world of Neverwhere. Returning us to London Below, this enchanting tale continues the story of one of the most colourful characters from Neverwhere - the cool, charming, resourceful Marquis de Carabas, who trades in favours and always has a plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some say I sound like my younger self!

  • By Jessie Q on 12-02-16

a wonderful addition

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

this mini sequel is a wonderful expansion of the world. I loved learning more about the characters and the magic of the London Below.

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,815
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,753

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is cute, but let's be honest.

  • By João on 03-19-18

so cute.

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

makes my heart warm to listen to such a cute story. I'm glad they wrote and produced this.

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,946
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,152

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

this book is a collection of essays to engage our minds in thinking about the universe. I recommend it for those who want to exercise their brains in another dimension.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,094
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57,949

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

best book ever

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

Rosario Dawson is a star. She brings the story to life and represents each character with such individuality.
The story is also imaginative and vibrant. It throws back to lunar life a la "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" but with modern knowledge, technology and culture.
Listen to it now!

  • Wolf Speaker

  • The Immortals: Book 2
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Tamora Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 681

When the wolves of Long Lake call, Daine must use her powerful ability to communicate with animals to save them from an ecological disaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorites

  • By Crystal on 02-04-09

FullCastAudio does it again!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

what a great story! I love the exciting storyline and the voices of all the characters.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,650
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,396

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

fun and nerdy

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

this is a super nerdy book with a fun and inventive storyline. it's not perfect, but it's fun. go for it.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • By: Alexander Freed
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,068
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,061

As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate...and a threat that may be too great to overcome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the movie!

  • By Acts238preacher on 12-19-16

a good novelization

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

when I watched rogue one, I was enthralled by the story and the characters. but I needed more. this novelization is a deeper look into the story and the hearts and minds of chirrut, jyn, cassian and the others. I recommend it for the extra dimensions it adds to the film.

  • The Found and the Lost

  • The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan, Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 34 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time - and introduced by the legendary author - in one breathtaking volume. Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades, from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud awards. She has had her work collected over the years but never as a complete retrospective of her longer works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece!

  • By Stacey Leyton on 04-19-17

Wonderful stories

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

This is an well performed collection of short stories and short novellas. I really liked how they spanned all around Ms. Le Guin's universes. After having read some of he novels, it's wonderful to see those worlds further explored.

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  • Catalyst (Star Wars)

  • A Rogue One Novel
  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,264

The must-have prequel novel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - the upcoming film, set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, that reveals the untold story of the rebel effort to steal the plans to the Death Star!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Setup for Upcoming Movie

  • By dunagrad on 12-15-16

A good backstory that covers all the bases

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

the narrative is slow in this because it takes place over a long period of time but it is still interesting because we understand the background of the Erso parents and Krennic. I recommend for the shear joy of a completed story.