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  • Handsome and the Yeti

  • Genderbent Fairytales Collection, Book 1
  • By: KuroKoneko Kamen
  • Narrated by: L. A. Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

A nerdy gemologist - Bellamy ‘Belle’ DeWinter - ends up the prisoner of a narcissistic yeti named Abigail Snow, who lives in a sparkling mansion made entirely out of blue quartz and whose loyal servants are living statues made out of semiprecious stones. When Bellamy starts to think the yeti girl might actually be kind of cute, he freaks out about his unsettling case of Stockholm Syndrome but decides to man up and help Abigail find a way to break the curse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Handsome and the Yeti

  • By med c on 08-19-18

Handsome and the Yeti

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Instead of Beauty and the Beast, you have Handsome and the Yeti! Roles reversed but the story is semi-same, only with lots of humor and many laughs. You will keep listening to it until the end and love every moment of it.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,715

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ticking sound in background annoying

  • By mary on 09-09-18

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

If you are a Jane Austin fan, this audiobook will not disappoint you. Love an audiobook with multiple narrators and this one has them.

  • Manuscript in Dreams - Study of Chopin

  • By: Juana Rosa Pita, Mario A. Pita - translator
  • Narrated by: Maria Isabel Pita
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

This critically acclaimed imaginary autobiography of Frédéric Chopin was given a privileged place in the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw on his Bicentennial, "Since it's written by him," wrote the museum's director to the author. A work of lovely lyrical and musical accents written in Chopin's voice, Manuscript in Dreams brings to light the most meaningful moments and aspects of the composer’s life and work. Juana Rosa Pita threads together “manuscripts that appeared from dream to dream…” and the result is an ensemble of intimate pieces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So worth the listening to!

  • By Ginny Aybar-Flores on 10-13-18

So worth the listening to!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

If you are a fan of Chopin's music, you will truly enjoy listening to this. Here you get to feel as though Chopin is speaking to you about his life as a musician/composer and man, along with those he considered his friends as they account his letters and poems. Worth the listening too.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Texas Wind

  • By: Nicole McCaffrey
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Arden O'Hara is desperate to go home. Her fiancé was supposed to ride to her rescue, proving it's her - and not her father's money - he loves. Instead, an arrogant stranger with weapons strapped gunfighter low and a decided lack of sympathy for her situation shows up spouting a ridiculous tale about someone trying to kill her. It's infuriating when Raz Colt's claims prove true after not one but several attempts are made on her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous novel with a great narrator

  • By amhouser on 10-07-18

One of the best Western Romance I have read

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Arden, a 21-year-old woman who is used to getting her way in all things, spoiled by her family who lost his wife he allowed his daughter to pretty much rule over everyone. Even though her father did not approve of the man she was going to marry, he gave her his blessings because that she what she wanted. But Arden decided to fake a kidnapping to see if her husband to be would come and rescue her, however, it did not work out that way. Instead, she was actually kidnapped unbeknown to her. Colt, a half breed was hired by hArden's father to rescue her, the payment for the job was enough for Colt to give up his job as a hired gunman and settle down which is why he took the job. But things do not work out as he planned when he finally meets up with Arden. The two are instantly attracted to each other but denies it to the end. The story is well written and you are guaranteed tons of twist and turns, a laugh, sigh and cheering the characters with throughout the story. I have found myself a new Western Romance author and will certainly continue reading her novels.

  • Petra Pan

  • Genderbent Fairytales Collection, Book 2
  • By: KuroKoneko Kamen
  • Narrated by: L. A. Johnson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Neverland is in trouble. An evil mage who can shape-shift into a gigantic crocodile has stolen the Neverland Clock and broken the spell upon it so that time has returned to Neverland. As a consequence the girl who never grew up - did. Petra Pan, now a young woman, travels to London, England, in search of a knight worthy enough to be able to pull the only weapon capable of defeating the Aztec god Tezcatlipoca from the stone - Excalibur. Petra along with her loyal male fairy companion, Tinker, encounters a fencing champion named Eirwen Darling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Sylvia Dixon on 09-30-18

Petra Pan

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Whether it's Peter or Petra, this Pan is the same humorous person, though note this is not for children, it's certainly an adult story. The story is certainly different from the original but very entertaining. The story is about an Aztec god Tezcatlipoca who had the Neverland clock stolen, thus everyone in Neverland is aging. Petra is no longer the 12 years old but a young woman. The only way to get the clock back is to remove Excalibur from the stone. Petra and Tinker(who is male here) need a champion to help remove the sword and defeat the evil guard, thus come Eirwen Darling, who is a fencing champ and also dying of brain cancer and thus the adventure begins! The story has lots of humor and very well written, the narrator did a great job in the telling.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wind

  • Tales from a Revolution: West-Florida
  • By: Lars D. H. Hedbor
  • Narrated by: Shamaan Casey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Gabriel is a simple sailor, doing the bidding of his Captain and King, when he is swept up in a storm that changes his life in ways that he could never have anticipated. Carlotta yearns for her lost home, and is searching for her lost husband, but both remain elusive in a world that has been turned upside-down by forces far outside of her control. When the storm that is Governor Bernardo de Gálvez breaks over them both, neither will ever be the same - and nor will their world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horatio Hornblower for the Spanish Navy

  • By HistoryBuff on 10-04-18

The American Revolution, another view

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

Here you are drawn into the American Revolution from the eyes who helped fight, the Spaniards. Here in the Gulf of Mexico, you are taken through the lives of those affected by the war and those fighting for it. This is a wonderful story that shows you not only about the life of one but how they helped those wishing to be free from the British rule. The author did a fabulous job writing this and I must say I learned something new about the revolution and the narrator did a wonderful job telling the story and am very impressed with his ability to place the accent perfectly. Bravo to you both!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sarah's Special Gift

  • A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho
  • By: Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Kashner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Sarah is a beautiful and successful dance teacher. She is deaf, but this does not stop her from living life to its fullest. While visiting the Roberts family, David finds himself entranced with this very special lady and ends up defending her honor several times. He finds Sarah has gone through many trials as she teaches him the importance of not dwelling on the past and how to love life. Meanwhile, David learns about the legend of the Bear Lake Monster and wonders why the community believes in such a thing. He is determined to prove there is no Bear Lake Monster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dance Teacher Finds Love in 1900's Idaho

  • By LilMissMolly on 10-02-18

Another enjoyable tale

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

A sweet love story and a legend of Bear Lake monster all combine to make a great story. Sarah is a dance teacher who is deaf. How does she hears the music, you might want to wonder, she doesn't but feels the vibrations of the music coming from the floor. Yet her disability does not stop her from doing what she loves and that is to teach others to dance and dance herself. She meets David while visiting a family and he finds himself attracted to this gifted young lady and he finds himself defending her by the townfolks. Linda Weaver Clarke once again weaves a great story that is suitable for listeners of all ages.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pit and the Pendulum - Unabridged

  • By: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

A prisoner, sentenced to death during the Spanish Inquisition, finds himself trapped in a lightless cell to contemplate his fate. Will he die by falling helplessly into a deathly, yawning pit in the center of the room? Or will the deadly, razor-sharp pendulum slowly descending from the ceiling be the cause of his demise? This enhanced audiobook - with music and sound effects - is an unabridged copy of the classic story by the master of horror, Edgar Allan Poe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poe at his best

  • By Jo B. on 09-16-18

One of Edgar Allan Poe Dark Tale

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

A story of a man who is being tortured during the Spanish Inquisition. In this story, you feel the fear of this man during this dark time in history. A must listen to for Edgar Allan Poe fans and the narrator does a wonderful job narrating this tale.

  • The Forgotten

  • Echoes from the Past, Book 2
  • By: Irina Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Wendy Wolfson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

It's 2014. Newly engaged Dr. Quinn Allenby is called upon to examine the skeletal remains of a woman and child found buried naked and facedown in unconsecrated ground on the fringes of a leper cemetery. Quinn must use her psychic gift to unearth the secrets that led to the death of the victims and to discover why the deceased were denied a Christian burial and humiliated even in death. But as Quinn delves into this disturbing new case, she must confront secrets that have the power to destroy her future with Gabe, while others may finally shed light on her true parentage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tears and cheers !

  • By Lori L. Flemming on 10-10-18

So worth the listening to!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

A great story and so hard to put down. It involves superstitions, heartbreak and of course love. Being called to examine the remains of two skeletons from the 1400s, Dr. Quinn Allenby feels the pain and heartache of the deceased while trying to get her life with her newly engaged love who unexpectedly finds out he has a daughter. Irina Shapiro wrote a fabulous story and has won herself a new reader and Wendy Wolfson did a wonderful job narrating it. Bravo to you both!

  • Sword Dude 2

  • By: Kent Hill
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Every cheap little barbarian movie deserves a sequel. But abiding by the laws of straight-to-video sword and sorcery, the sequel doesn’t always continue the story. They’re crazier, funny, and often far removed from the mythology laid down by the film which preceded them. So, in keeping with this formula comes Sword Dude 2. The continuing adventures of the hero also known as the Dude of Swords. He’s back, by popular demand, fighting, killing, playing it cool, and saving the girl in this phantasmagoric romp into realms fantastic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody good fun!

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-05-18

So funny!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

I don't think I laughed so much listening to an audiobook like I did with this one. You have one crazy knight who calls himself or I should say others calls him "Sword Dude". He thinks he is all that--and so do the women--but he does have a skill with the sword and he even finds himself in another world, where he does battles with aliens! This audiobook will have you shaking your head and laughing out loud. The narrator did a great job doing this author's witty novel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful