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  • Elmet

  • By: Fiona Mozley
  • Narrated by: Gareth Bennett Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 358

In this atmospheric and profoundly moving debut, Cathy and Daniel live with their father, John, in the remote woods of Yorkshire, in a house the three of them built themselves. John is a gentle brute of a man, a former enforcer who fights for money when he has to, but who otherwise just wants to be left alone to raise his children. When a local landowner shows up on their doorstep, their precarious existence is threatened, and a series of actions is set in motion that can only end in violence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strains credibility

  • By DM on 01-06-18

Writing was interesting. Reading was good. But..

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The writing was interesting. The reading was good! The story was depressing. I was thinking it would improve. It did not.

  • Fifty Grand

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Paula Christensen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 354

An illegal immigrant is killed in a hit-and-run on a frozen mountain road in the town of Fairview, Colorado. No one is prosecuted for his death and his case is quietly forgotten. Six months later another illegal makes a treacherous run across the border, barely escaping with her life. She finds work as a maid and, secretly, begins to investigate the death of her father. But she isn't a maid, and she's not Mexican.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anxiously Awaited

  • By David on 05-04-09

The reader is good but <br /><br /><br />

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-17

The brilliance of this author needs a different reader. I think it IS the timing that is off.

  • The Pearl Thief

  • By: Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by: Maggie Service
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,001

From the internationally acclaimed best-selling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder. Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family's ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather's death has forced the sale of the house and estate, and this will be a summer of good-byes. Not least to the McEwen family - Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Freshwater Pearls and Scottish Plaid

  • By Cynthia on 08-14-17

Not nearly "Code name Verity".

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

A bit disappointed. The characters were less than 3D. Still the story kept my interest. Audible 20 review sweepstakes entry

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 1
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,975
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,157

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better Than The Wheel Of Time and Firefly

  • By Just Sayin on 10-18-18

The bell is so irritating

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

What disappointed you about The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga?

The bell

Have you listened to any of Nick Podehl’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Love Nick Podehl

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

Any one who has ever played a video game will like this book. The bell is a clever idea but really annoying for the long term.

Any additional comments?

My dog was so afraid of the bell that I could only listen to the book when I was away from her.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lions of Al-Rassan

  • By: Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan - poet, diplomat, soldier - until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of drama

  • By Kat Hooper on 10-12-12

One of Guy Gavriel Kay's better books

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

Any additional comments?

My most favorite book of all time is Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay. This book is not as good as Under Heaven. The reader is amazing. The story is intersting. The people in the book are 3D. The adventure is complete and I recommend the book. I hope your journey is as fun as mine was.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful