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  • Valley of the Dolls 50th Anniversary Edition

  • By: Jacqueline Susann
  • Narrated by: Laverne Cox
  • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

At a time when women were destined to become housewives, Jacqueline Susann let us dream. Anne, Neely, and Jennifer become best friends as struggling young women in New York City trying to make their mark. Eventually, they climb their way to the top of the entertainment industry only to find that there’s no place left to go but down, into the Valley of the Dolls

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narration...

  • By Christiona D Toney on 11-08-18

Terrible Narrative

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I read Valley of the Dolls many years ago and loved the story. However this narrator has little talent for voices. Listening to her use whiny little girl voices when speaking for the three different women in this story plus her constant lisp made listening to this audible a terrible experience.
Very disappointed!

55 of 67 people found this review helpful

  • Battle Mage

  • By: Peter A. Flannery
  • Narrated by: RD Watson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,557

The world is falling to the burning shadow of the Possessed and only the power of a battle mage can save it. But the ancient bond with dragonkind is failing. Of those that answer a summoning too many are black. Black dragons are the enemy of humankind. Black dragons are mad. Falco Dante is a weakling in a world of warriors, but worse than this, he is the son of a madman. Driven by grief, Falco makes a decision that will drive him to the brink of despair. As he tries to come to terms with his actions Falco follows his friends to the Academy of War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By Chiron on 01-05-18

Not much of a story

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Most of the book is full of very descriptive battles and fights. I constantly had to switch between another audible because I got tired of battle after battle.

  • The Summer Dragon

  • First Book of The Evertide
  • By: Todd Lockwood
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775

Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she anticipates a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon - one of the rare and mythical High Dragons - makes an appearance in her quiet valley. Political factions vie for control of the implied message, threatening her aspirations, her aerie, her entire way of life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star plotline, 2 star main character

  • By Allison on 12-01-16

Good story-Poor Narrative

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

Narrator over emphasis words and feelings.
Book is well written but at times I lost interest because scenes seemed to go on and on. I found myself skipping through minutes because of this and I rarely do that with a story. Usually the longer the book the more I love it, not so with this book because the story did not move on.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • When the Heavens Fall

  • The Chronicles of the Exile, Book 1
  • By: Marc Turner
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

A book giving its wielder power over the dead has been stolen from a fellowship of mages that has kept the powerful relic dormant for centuries. The thief, a crafty, power-hungry necromancer, intends to use the Book of Lost Souls to resurrect an ancient race and challenge Shroud for dominion of the underworld. Shroud counters by sending his most formidable servants to seize the artifact at all cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent fantasy novel

  • By Dennis Chavez on 05-26-15

A little confusing at first

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

As the first reviewer said it takes awhile to sort out the players and where they belong in the story. You get dropped right in the middle of there world and it is confusing until you catch on to what is what and who is who. Worth working for so keep listening.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gardens of the Moon

  • The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1
  • By: Steven Erikson
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,487
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,489

The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The best Worst book there is

  • By George on 04-07-16

too confusing

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

Reviewed: 03-08-13

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

I felt like I was dropped into the middle of the story, I had no ideal who was who and which side they were on. I have listened and read very complicated stories but never had such a hard time understanding a book. I was very frustrated and got tired of going back trying to figure out what was going on and gave up on the book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 1632

  • Ring of Fire, Book 1
  • By: Eric Flint
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723

New York Times best-selling author Eric Flint has received glowing critical praise for his Ring of Fire alternate history series. In this first installment, a West Virginia town is transported from the year 2000 to 1631 Germany at the height of the Thirty Years’ War. Thrust into conflict, the town residents must also contend with moral issues such as who should be considered a citizen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT ALL THAT BAD

  • By Randall on 11-26-18

Ready for Book 2 on Audible!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-12

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

George Guidall gives a wonderful performance and the story is quick paced and keeps you entertained. Anyone who likes time travel novels will dig this one. It has everything a novel needs to entertain; Politics, war, evil and romance with the right balance. Not heavy on the war details to the point of boredom and not too sappy in the love department. Very well balanced.

What was one of the most memorable moments of 1632?

The year 1632 meeting the year 2001.

What about George Guidall???s performance did you like?

Pefect performance, good match for the story!

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

Yes! Yes!

Any additional comments?

Bring in the series to audible, soon!

16 of 46 people found this review helpful

  • Ripley’s Game

  • By: Patricia Highsmith
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 263

Living on his posh French estate with his elegant heiress wife, Tom Ripley, on the cusp of middle age, is no longer the striving comer of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Having accrued considerable wealth through a long career of crime—forgery, extortion, serial murder—Ripley still finds his appetite unquenched and longs to get back in the game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and disconcerting at the same time

  • By Darwin8u on 12-20-12

crazy!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-12

If you could sum up Ripley???s Game in three words, what would they be?

It's crazy but I find myself liking this sociopath! I even become half convinced that he has no other choice but to kill and that the victims deserve it. So far this is my favorite one out of the series but I still have two more to listen to. I can't put them away but find myself listening to them when I should be doing other things.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sing You Home
    
    
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        Jodi Picoult
    
    


    
    
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        Therese Plummer,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Brian Hutchison,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Mia Barron
    
    


    
    Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    1,970 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • Sing You Home

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Brian Hutchison, Mia Barron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,970
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,326

Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. And it’s music that brings her back to love. When fertility issues lead to a divorce, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. As an unexpected friendship with a woman slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people - even those she loves and trusts most - don’t want that to happen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic music quality please...or don't do it.

  • By Springfield Sis on 03-18-11

eye opening

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-11

I have to say as a christian catholic I was very disturbed by the way the author represented Christians in her story, I know that there are extremist out there but they are not true Christians, a true christian does not physically or mentally hurt others, They have forgotten the most important thing that Jesus teaches. Love and understanding.. Having said that it was very eye opening to get a view of what same sex relationships must endure on a daily basis. I have much more empathy for there plait in this world. Anyone who has ever judged homosexuality should listen to this story. For me It has opened up my heart more for the suffering that they endure.

20 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Life

  • By: Keith Richards, James Fox
  • Narrated by: Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,969

Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ins and outs

  • By Jesse on 11-07-10

What a memorizing account of his life!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-10

Keith Richards made me feel like I was there living the life with him. What a Life! The audio just kept rolling (Just like the stones). If you loved rock and roll you will be totally engaged with this story. Joe Hurley did a great job and I personally think Johnny Depp did a good job. He is no Scott Brick but he could be with practice. Work on them s's Johnny.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,634

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Less Believable Than the Earth is Flat

  • By Jeffrey on 07-30-18

Great writing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-09

This audio moves from the start and does not slow down. It kept me captivated because there was always something happening. I could not stop listening to it because there was never a slow minute. The Stand was always my favorite Stephen King book but this one has now replaced it. You will not be disappointed.

47 of 75 people found this review helpful