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  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero

  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 364

In Hiccup the Viking's misadventures, the stakes have never been higher, and it's friend versus foe to decide the fate of the world. In this, the penultimate title in the amazing story arc that began with How to Train Your Dragon, Hiccup is faced with a personal dilemma against the backdrop of an impending battle and the possible destruction of everything he knows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love these books!

  • By Suzette Bakke on 05-30-15

Masterful!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-17

Both the writing and the performance of this book are masterful. When something is this well written it doesn't matter the age of audience. It is simply very fine work and very fine entertainment for all. Thank you so much for this series.

  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Break a Dragon's Heart

  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 312

Stranded on the exceptionally dangerous, and possibly haunted, Beach of the Broken Heart, Hiccup must face UG the Uglithug and complete the impossible task -- or die trying. Along the way, he'll have to battle Berserks, dodge Scarers, and save Fishlegs from being fed to the Beast, all while being hunted down by an old enemy with a dark secret about the mysterious Lost Throne. With Toothless by his side, and time to stage his rescue running out, what's a Hero to do?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Laurie on 10-24-17

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-17

This is my favorite of any audio book series ever. David Tennant and Cressida Cowell make an absolutely magical recipe for storytelling!! I'll never be too old to enjoy this. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite in this series, but this one might be it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

  • By: E. L. Konigsburg
  • Narrated by: Jill Clayburgh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the serious cash flow problem she invites him along.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining to all four of my kids

  • By Christi on 01-24-13

One of my favorites!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-17

I've loved this story since I was a child. It was delightful to share this Audible version with my daughter. I've always wanted to be Claudia, the heroine, and do what she did. We really enjoyed hearing the forward which was added by the author in 2002. It's at the end of the recording. Thanks for a great listen, Audible!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Goose Girl

  • Book One of the Books of Bayern
  • By: Shannon Hale
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Bishop
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772

Princess Anidori-Kiladra of Kildenree was born with a word on her tongue, and a secret magic. Though she is raised in luxury, she is never quite comfortable with who she is, or what she is to become. Then she is sent on a journey to marry an unknown prince. The trip is difficult, and before it is finished all her expectations are overturned. Alone, friendless, stripped of her crown and her title, Ani must learn to make her own path in the world. Along the way, she just might learn to be a princess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fairy tale for the older kids in all of us

  • By McFitz on 04-21-15

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

I loved this tale start to finish. I also enjoyed hearing the author's comments at the end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,363

The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his first voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, their cousin Eustace, and Caspian to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reepicheep is not a cartoon mouse!

  • By kgage on 06-23-17

Masterful narration of a beloved classic

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

Reviewed: 03-26-17

Derek Jacobi is one of the greatest actors of our time. His narration of this classic tale is absolutely brilliant. He brings this beautiful story to life like no other could.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Case of the Missing Marquess

  • An Enola Holmes Mystery
  • By: Nancy Springer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Two-time Edgar Award-winning author Nancy Springer introduces the sleuthing powers of Sherlock Holmes' sister in the captivating mystery. Prompted by clues her missing mother cleverly left her, 14-year-old Enola races from the clutches of her captors. Enola attempts to escape from these slimy ruffians and find her mother....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, Bold, Brilliant New Heroine

  • By Dirk Turgid on 02-25-13

a marvelous new heroine

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

This series is a favorite in our family. when we discovered this book everyone in the house fell in love with it and fought over who would read it next. we all love Katherine Kelgren's narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Carry On, Jeeves!
    
    
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        P. G. Wodehouse
    
    


    
    
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        Frederick Davidson
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    76 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Carry On, Jeeves!

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Young Bertie Wooster needed help in life. His affairs were in a complete mess. When Jeeves, the incomparable manservant, offers his services as valet, Bertie takes him on. Soon Jeeves has everything running smoothly - even Bertie himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Our family favorite

  • By Laurie on 02-01-17

Our family favorite

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

Both this book and this reader are absolute favorites in our family. We wore out our public library's copy of this audio book, and we are delighted to have it now in our Audible collection!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

On doctor's orders, Bertie Wooster retires to sample the bucolic delights of Maiden Eggesford. But his idyll is rudely shattered by Aunt Dahlia who wants him to nobble a racehorse. Similar blots on Bertie's horizon come in the shape of Major Plank, the African explorer, Vanessa Cook, proud beauty and 'moulder of men', and Orlo Porter, who seems to have nothing else to do but to think of sundering Bertie's head from his body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always entertaining! Excellent Narration

  • By Charla on 10-03-08

Perfection.

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

My family thinks this Wodehouse tale is one of his best. J Cecil ' s performance is delightful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Watership Down
    
    
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        Richard Adams
    
    


    
    
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        Ralph Cosham
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    7,940 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Watership Down

  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,846

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still one of the best!

  • By Bapàrio on 12-05-10

My favorite work of fiction, once again.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-16

Rich memorable characters, right from the first chapter. My friend calls it "A riveting socio-political thriller...about rabbits." And he's right. Brilliant!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful