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Lyric G. Eads

Buffalo, WY USA
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  • Alas, Babylon

  • By: Pat Frank
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,426

This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timeless

  • By Celeste Albers on 05-24-17

Wow. Just wow.

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

Perhaps it’s because I’m very interested in end time prophecy - perhaps because this book is almost prophetic in that it describes world tensions which are existing today - but this is hands down one of the best books I’ve listened to in a long time. I didn’t want to stop listening. Great plot, characters, narration. If it were a movie I’d rate it PG - a little violence and language, but nothing gratuitous or graphic, which is rare today. I’m going to recommend this book to everybody!

  • His Last Bow

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Mike Dolan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

In "His Last Bow," Conan Doyle's notorious literary detective reminisces on his life as an investigator with the help of his trusty companion Dr. John Watson. This collection features 8 classic mysteries such as "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" and "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans," as well as the title story, a gripping spy thriller and epilogue on the wartime service of Sherlock Holmes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant surprise

  • By Lyric G. Eads on 02-16-19

Pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I love all Sherlock Holmes stories but when I buy these extremely low priced books I brace myself for a not-so-great narrator. But Mike Dolan does a great job! His rendition of a deathly ill Sherlock in one story is stellar. Some of these stories I hadn’t heard before. Heard a little background noise in one or two but not enough to distract. Superb value for the money.

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  • A Murder Is Announced

  • A Miss Marple Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette that read: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6:30 p.m." Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Agatha Christie... horrific narration

  • By Alex on 10-17-16

Not the narrator’s best

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

One of my favorite Agatha Christie stories and I have listened to it on CD numerous times. I usually think Emilia Fox does a fine job, but this time, the voice she used for one of the characters spoiled the listening experience for me. The voice was so affected! for a character who is not. What a disappointment.

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 1-3
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,584

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 1 - 3: MURDER ON THAMES, MYSTERY AT THE MANOR and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Find

  • By Marie on 10-29-16

Pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this series, but now I’m going to have to listen to more. Very well written and the narrator is the icing on the cake.

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,347

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Reprieve Amidst Ugly News, Relentless Negativity

  • By Cathy Lindhorst on 08-27-17

Excellent and satisfying

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

I have listened to other books that others have raved about and sometimes found them to be ‘meh’. But this story satisfies from beginning to end. The narrator gives the tale the perfect nuances and keeps it interesting while wisely not trying to imitate different male and female voices. Masterful and skillful storytelling. And I loved the ending!

  • Jane Austen at Home

  • A Biography
  • By: Lucy Worsley
  • Narrated by: Ruth Redman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

Take a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses - both grand and small - of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As a Devoted Janeite - I loved this book!

  • By Dorothy on 07-17-17

More interesting than I expected

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

As a devoted JA fan, I wanted to learn more about her life, and didn’t know if this would be entertaining or boring. Hooray! Never boring at all, loved the different voices and the historical insights. I will listen to this again.

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  • The Perfume Collector

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathleen Tessaro
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,761

London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a fortunate young woman. Despite her sheltered upbringing in Oxford, her recent marriage has thrust her into the heart of London's most refined and ambitious social circles. Then one evening a letter arrives from France that will change everything. Grace has received an inheritance. There's only one problem: she has never heard of her benefactor, the mysterious Eva d'Orsey. Told by invoking the three distinctive perfumes she inspired, Eva d'Orsey's story weaves through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Loved It

  • By Violin 2 Lover on 07-26-14

Pretty good, but lacking something.

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I agree with another reviewer that some parts were hard to believe - a novice having this acute perception of the different elements in perfumes- but there are many satisfying things in the story. You find yourself fearing that the heroine won’t make the right choice at the end - but she does. It wraps up rather quickly and I wish the latter part of the book contained as much detail as the former. Almost as if the author was in a hurry to wind it up, which is a shame as her prose is delightful to listen to. She could have done better. Still, it kept me engaged all the way through.

  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

  • By: Lisa See
  • Narrated by: Ruthie Ann Miles, Kimiko Glenn, Alexandra Allwine, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,921

The thrilling new novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been abandoned and adopted by an American couple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ***EXCELLENT*** Six stars if I could !!

  • By ROBIN on 04-10-17

A wonderful moving story, an educational journey

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

This is one of the best stories! It contains so much insight into Chinese customs, not to mention so much education about tea! Yet the human story it unfolds is the sweet core at the center. At times tragic, sometimes euphoric, it is exquisitely crafted, never dull. And the ending is perfect! The narration is very good, but I felt that while the main character’s voice sounded fine portraying her as a young girl, a more mature voice would have better for her once she reached her twenties after having endured so much. To me she sounded irritatingly young in places, as though she’d reverted back to age 15, which is why only four stars. Perhaps there should have been a different narrator for the older version of her, as is done in other audiobooks. But everything else, narration-wise, was excellent. Listened to this twice now and wept at the end both times!

  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

  • By: Theodora Goss
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' deaths, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, erratic, sloppy but not without charm

  • By Rachel on 07-07-17

What an imaginative ride!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but having been raised on the horror classics, the premise sounded so interesting to me. Ok, you have to not be ‘picky’ about the details but rather let your imagination have free rein to enter wholly into the spirit of the book and then - enjoy the ride! When it ended I had a smile on my face and a feeling of “oh, no, is it over already?” At first the interrupting voices threw me off, but I adjusted as I figured out what was going on, and it became part of the book’s charm. And the narrator was excellent with handling all the characters and making them distinct, and gave the right tone to the story. Looking forward to more like this from this author!

  • Jubilee, 50th Anniversary Edition

  • By: Margaret Walker
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

Jubilee tells the true story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress. Vyry bears witness to the South's antebellum opulence and to its brutality, its wartime ruin, and the promises of Reconstruction. Weaving her own family's oral history with 30 years of research, Margaret Walker's novel brings the everyday experiences of slaves to light. Jubilee churns with the hunger, the hymns, the struggles, and the very breath of American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely riveting!

  • By purp on 12-14-16

Will break your heart

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Story excellent, narration excellent. I see why it’s a classic. My heart broke for the characters in this story, indeed it was painful to listen to at times, and I was sorry when it ended. The history of slavery in this country is shameful, and I am appalled by the thoughts and justifications and cruelty of the Southern slaveholders. Praise God those days are well behind us.