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  • The Sisters Grimm

  • The Unusual Suspects
  • By: Michael Buckley
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

Daphne's lucky enough to get Snow White for a teacher - she loves little people - but poor Sabrina's stuck with Mr. Grumpner and a class of mildly psychotic sixth graders. When Mr. Grumpner is found hanging in a spider's web, it is up to the Grimms to find the Everafter who did it. If only Sabrina can get over her distrust of all fairy-tale folk. But how can she trust those who just might be responsible for the disappearance of her parents?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked now!

  • By Laura on 06-06-12

A fun story but several problems

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

The narrator is positively cringe-worthy, and I get really annoyed by mystery characters who are supposed to be smart but can't figure anything out until they're told, but it was worth the couple days it took to listen to.

  • The Phoenix Unchained

  • Book One of The Enduring Flame
  • By: Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 310

After 1,000 years of peace, much Magick has faded from the world. The Elves live far from humankind. There are no High Mages, and Wild Mages are seen only rarely. Bisochim, a powerful Wild Mage, is determined to reintroduce Darkness to the world, believing that it is out of Balance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Only Mediocre and it goes downhill from there

  • By E. Atkinson on 12-31-09

Painful to Listen to

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

I like the book but the reader is so bad I can't even finish it. Is there another version I can buy?

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  • To Light a Candle

  • The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 34 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709

To his own surprise, young Kellen, once the disappointing son of the great Mage who leads the City’s Mage Council, has become a powerful Knight-Mage. Valued for his bravery and his skills as both wizard and warrior, Kellen joins the Elves' war councils. Yet he cannot convince the City of his birth that it is in terrible danger. Kellen’s sister Idalia, a Wild Mage with great healing ability, has pledged her heart to Jermayan, a proud Elven warrior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Listen!

  • By Mary Bjornskov on 06-29-10

Reader Does Not Suit Story

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

Reviewed: 12-31-16

I really like this series but the reader is a terrible fit. She lacks subtlety and gentleness, and her accents are so terrible it makes some of the sections hard to listen to. She is great for other authors' books I've listened to, but I'm not sure I'll listen to this one again because of her performance.

  • Lord of the Silent

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 13
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Undeterred by world war and enemy submarines, Amelia Peabody, grandmaster Elizabeth Peters' indomitable archaeologist-sleuth, once again sets sail for Egypt, where ghosts of an ancient past and specters of a present-day evil hover silently over an inscrutable land.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged is unacceptable

  • By Nancy on 12-17-06

Elisabeth Peters is wasted on an abridged version

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

Reviewed: 02-28-13

What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Barbara Rosenblat does very well as the narrator, and does a credible job of the male voices

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I like this book very much, but I will never again buy an Elisabeth Peters book in an abridged format. I enjoy her stories, but I also like her writing and the voice she brings to her books. Too much of this is lost in the abridgment.

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