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  • The Last Rite

  • By: Chad Robert Morgan
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Ten years ago, the love of Daniel's life disappeared. Then Daniel learns that not only did she commit suicide, but she left behind a daughter he never knew he had. Taking his estranged daughter home, Daniel gets detoured to the small logging town of Shellington Heights, a town that is no longer on any map with a population that is no longer human. Daniel and his daughter find themselves pawns in a supernatural war, with the apocalypse hinging on one question - how far will a father go to save a daughter he's never known?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Aurelien on 08-01-18

An original and captivating story

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

Occupying a unique niche between urban fantasy, horror, suspense and adventure The Last Right is a very original and captivating story. The ensemble cast fittingly and dramatically represents the characters in a well-crafted and well-paced production.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Code Girls

  • The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
  • By: Liza Mundy
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492

Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of codebreaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just released, about 80% through this story

  • By Roobah Fox on 10-11-17

An incredible story that deserves to be heard.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Thank you for writing and recording this book! Listening to it was an inspiring and captivating adventure and an amazing glimpse into the lives, passion, perseverance and absolute brilliance of some our nations most important and completely unsung heroes.

Everyone should read this book. It is at once historical, emotional, patriotic, eye opening, intellectually fascinating and beautifully touching. It takes you behind the walls of some of the most secret and clandestine chambers in history, on a true and amazing journey through some of the most defining moments of World War 2. This is not history told through the eyes of generals and politicians. This book, at long last, introduces a group of amazing women who passionately tackled and brilliantly solved some of the most difficult, important and world changing puzzles and challenges. The remarkable woman (and some equally remarkable men) whose stories are so dramatically and lovingly presented here, didn't just change the outcome of a war. They changed the world.

Their talent, tenacity, insights, dedication, bravery and pioneering spirit has had an everlasting impact on so many aspects of our modern world from the most obvious freedom, politics, warfare and foreign affairs to technology, communication, the work place, education and society at large. This audiobook, at long last, shares their inspiring voice, with great passion and care. This should be on every school's reading list and would rightfully be an inspiration to generations to come. That perhaps would be a fitting honor to the heroins of this story, who truly deserve the recognition, respect, honor and gratitude of the nation and the world.

Listening to this book has been a true pleasure. It so truly deserves to be read, heard and shared.

  • Armageddon Rules

  • Grimm Agency, Book 2
  • By: J. C. Nelson
  • Narrated by: C. S. E. Cooney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

When an enemy from her past appears to exact a terrible revenge, Marissa's life goes from hectic to hell on Earth. With Grimm inexplicably gone and Ari trapped by a sleeping spell, Marissa decides to fight fire with hellfire - and accidentally begins a countdown to the apocalypse. With the end of days extremely nigh, Marissa will have to master royal politics, demonic law, and biblical plagues in a hurry - because even the end of the world can't keep the agency from opening for business....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant blend of humor, imagination, drama and adventure.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-19-18

Brilliant blend of humor, imagination, drama and adventure.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Nelson brilliantly balances, blends and intertwines a fantastic mix of humor, imagination, drama and adventure. Cooney delivers it beautifully, in a delightful presentation.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,555
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,243

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

Like an adventure with old friends

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

It is always a treat to tag along with these two delightful and fascinating characters. This is another great addition to an amazing collection.

  • The Rules of Supervillainy

  • The Supervillainy Saga Volume 1
  • By: C.T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,216

Gary Karkofsky is an ordinary guy with an ordinary life living in an extraordinary world. Supervillains, heroes, and monsters are a common part of the world he inhabits. Yet, after the death of his hometown's resident superhero, he gains the amazing gift of the late champion's magical cloak. Deciding he prefers to be rich rather than good, Gary embarks on a career as Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy. But is he evil enough to be a villain in America's most crime-ridden city?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!

  • By erobbins33 on 11-29-16

A fun read, very well performed

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Beginning with a very creative, witty and original villainous anti-villain, and his haunted cape, Phipps takes us on a fun ride through a world of super heroes, super-villains, friendship and adventure. The book is pure fun, well written and very well performed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30,542
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,757
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28,704

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Epic on Many Levels

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Sanderson expertly weaves a seamless tapestry bringing together a colorful array of moving stories, dramatic adventures and rich characters. True to its creed "Journey before Destination", Oathbringer took me on epic journey, with characters I truly enjoyed coming to know, across an intriguing and beautifully formed world. Very well read and well worth reading.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Assassin's Fate

  • Book III of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 39 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,565
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,561

More than 20 years ago, the first epic fantasy novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Now New York Times best-selling author Robin Hobb brings to a momentous close the third trilogy featuring these beloved characters in a novel of unsurpassed artistry that is sure to endure as one of the great masterworks of the genre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching

  • By Diane on 05-14-17

Epic, Powerful, Heartfelt and Revealing

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

Robin Hobb brilliantly intertwines and culminates the lives and adventures of at least five series worth of heroic and memorable characters, forging their unforgettable stories into some of the most epic moments in fantasy literature. It is difficult to count the number of loose threads this series brings together, or the number of unique characters and personas Elliot Hill so seamlessly portrays.

  • Dreamer's Pool

  • Blackthorn & Grim, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Natalie Gold, Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980

In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she'll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, pretty solid narration

  • By Anya on 11-19-14

Great book, performed by a fantastic ensemble cast

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Marillier writes a fantastic and very original story and lets her characters tell it from their own perspectives. These perspectives are voiced by three talented performers, any one of whom could have eloquently voiced the entire book. Together they make a brilliant ensemble, narrating a novel that seems perfectly scripted for such a powerful audio dramatization.

  • Forging Hephaestus

  • Villains' Code Series, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,656

Gifted with meta-human powers, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she's captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she's offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated. Apprenticed to one of the world's most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Surprise with some Really Fun Characters

  • By Small Mountain on 09-29-17

Another Fun Ride from an Emerging Master

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Drew Hayes is rapidly proving himself to be a master craftsman of fun stories, epic organizations and endearing characters. The Villains' Code series introduces yet another delightful world of heroic and charmingly antiheroic protagonists, that I now find myself hopefully looking forward to revisiting in many future installments. Amy Landon does a wonderful job bringing the wonderful characters to life.

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  • Pattern Recognition

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 603

Cayce Pollard is an expensive, spookily intuitive market-research consultant. In London on a job, she is offered a secret assignment: to investigate some intriguing snippets of video that have been appearing on the Internet. An entire subculture of people is obsessed with these bits of footage, and anybody who can create that kind of brand loyalty would be a gold mine for Cayce's client. But when her borrowed apartment is burgled, she realizes there's more to this project than she had expected.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Unabridged

  • By Laura on 10-11-07

Character, intrigue, culture & suspense.

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

Reviewed: 05-26-17

Once again Gibson skillfully twists modern history, pop culture, and media technology to create a captivating story grounded in fictional but very conceivable and plausible scenarios. Shelley Frasier does a great job voicing this global adventure with its very diverse cast of characters.