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  • Thunderhead

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,381

Nora Kelly, a young archaeologist in Santa Fe, receives a letter written 16 years ago, yet mysteriously mailed only recently. In it her father, long believed dead, hints at a fantastic discovery that will make him famous and rich - the lost city of an ancient civilization that suddenly vanished a thousand years ago. Now Nora is leading an expedition into a harsh, remote corner of Utah's canyon country, but what she unearths will be the newest of horrors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brain Candy

  • By Leesa Morrow on 08-31-10

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

Would you listen to Thunderhead again? Why?

Because the story is a well written story and the characters are enjoyable and seem to help draw a person into the overall story line.

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

The audio presentation gives a different perspective than just reading the book, Even though being a avid reader, I have picked up things by listening to audio narration that I have missed in story's before.

Any additional comments?

As this is a side story about one of the characters in the author's Special Agent Pendergast series, I do sort of miss his character but this is still a excellent stand alone novel as a offshoot story line.

  • Five Portraits

  • By: Piers Anthony
  • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Piers Anthony delivers another tale set in the best-selling world of Xanth, filled with magic, surprises, adventure, and a few puns. Here's what the author has to say about his new book: "Five Portraits is a kind of sequel to Board Stiff in that it picks up where the other leaves off, with the same characters. Apart from that, it's one of my favorites within the series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like the story, iffy about the narration

  • By Valerie G. on 04-17-15

good read/listen

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

nice follow up to Board Stiff, I was not aware when starting the 1st one that it would be in two parts.

  • Board Stiff

  • By: Piers Anthony
  • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

"I'm actually a smart girl who would make any man an excellent wife. But no man sees that. No man is interested in my mind or personality, just my whatevers. So here is my wish: I'm board stiff. I want Adventure, Excitement, and Romance." So begins Piers Anthony's 38th Xanth novel, in which Irrelevant Candy looks at her reflection in the water of the shallow well and sees luxuriant midnight-black hair reaching down to her breathtakingly slender waist, matching the dark eyes in her lovely face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Takes me back to the good ole' days...

  • By Bree Salyer on 12-08-16

great read

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

it was nice to get back into the Xanth stories. Up to usual quality.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crimson Shore

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,775

A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated - and sinister - than Special Agent A. X. L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated. Pendergast, together with his ward, Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • They Jumped the Shark!

  • By Nan Holt on 11-15-15

great listen

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

I enjoyed this addition to the Pendergast series, I have been suspecting how it ended though. Lots of twists and turns throughout the story.

  • Dance of Death

  • Pendergast, Book 6
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139

Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Getting to know Pendergast

  • By D. WARD on 11-26-12

great listen

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

love the Pendergast character, great entry in the trilogy. I always look forward to the newer stories.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cabinet of Curiosities

  • A Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,680

In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are 36 bodies all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun. Again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • DrBB

  • By Lois on 01-26-13

excellent story

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

Reviewed: 04-21-16

great stand alone entry in the Pendergast series. I really enjoyed it. Pendergast is a excellent detective/special agent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Warheart

  • Sword of Truth, Book 15
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287

Soulmates, pawns of prophecy and inheritors of an ancient conflict, Richard and Kahlan's destinies have been bound together since their first encounter in Wizard's First Rule. But now Richard lies on a funeral bier - suspended between the worlds of life and death and Kahlan faces her greatest challenge. She must fight for Richard's very existence, and Richard, trapped in the underworld, must fight to keep the world of life from ending.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of the Sword of Truth series only...

  • By Billy Chan on 12-01-15

good read

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

If you could sum up Warheart in three words, what would they be?

sad but good

Which character – as performed by Sam Tsoutsouvas – was your favorite?

Richard

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Finding out that Zed was gone for good.

Any additional comments?

It was sad to see that Zed was gone for good, I have really enjoyed his character in the overall Sword of Truth series.

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,000

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

great listen

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

Loved it, I liked the way the author wove everyday situational humor into the story.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Shadow - The Complete Radio Show Collection - Including more than 250 Shows audiobook cover art
  • The Shadow - The Complete Radio Show Collection - Including more than 250 Shows

  • By: Orson Welles
  • Narrated by: Orson Welles
  • Length: 106 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

The Shadow was long believed to have debuted on radio as a program in its own right on September 26, 1937, on the Mutual Broadcasting System. But the character actually premiered in September 1931, on CBS, as part of the hourlong The Blue Coal Radio Revue (named for the show's sponsor), featuring Frank Readick - The Shadow announcer of Detective Stories - as The Shadow, and playing Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Eastern standard time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too Many Duplicates

  • By Girl on 04-04-16
  • The Shadow - The Complete Radio Show Collection - Including more than 250 Shows
  • By: Orson Welles
  • Narrated by: Orson Welles

Glad it is available in Audible format

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

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

I would recommend this because of the ease of listening to the individual stories. I like being able to bookmark where I left off which is not a feature available when downloading old time radio from the internet for free and either burning to disk or sticking on a lot of mp3s. I also like the way the overall collection is broken down into sets of the individual broadcasts. I would like to see a list of the episodes names in order be made available on this website under the tiles links and other information

What did you like best about this story?

The character of the Shadow lets us use our imagination when listening to the stories, The old time radio stories were written with the fact in mind that multiple people would be listening together.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Heechee Rendezvous

  • By: Frederik Pohl
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 392

After millennia had passed, Mankind discovered the Heechee legacy (an alien culture that fled to the relative safety of a black hole) - in particular an asteroid stocked with autonavigating spacecraft. Robinette Broadhead, who had led the expedition that unlocked the many secrets of Heechee technology, is now forced once more to make a perilous voyage into space - where the Heechee are waiting. And this time the future of Man is at stake....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first two

  • By Randall on 11-10-18

great read

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

excellent addition to the series, enjoy the ancient race concept. pure science fiction at it's best.

2 of 16 people found this review helpful