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  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Read by Eddie Redmayne
  • By: J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
  • Narrated by: Eddie Redmayne
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,172

A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • whoops

  • By A. Bunnell on 04-19-17

thought it was more of a story

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

Reviewed: 04-21-19

This was like someone reading an encyclopedia to me.
Just an alphabetical list of magical beasts.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,305
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,280
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,010

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so sad it's over!!

  • By Erin on 05-19-16

twisting turning plot

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

long but captivating. Narrator performance is very good.
The grand finale of a great series

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 27 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43,691
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,140
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40,045

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book You'll Read This Year

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-22-15

Good story and good performance

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

although this wasn't my favorite book, it was entertaining. The Narrator did a better job not making Hermione sounding so whiney.

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49,163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45,091
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45,022

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim Dale at his best

  • By rottndachs on 01-12-16

Great story, but the narrator makes Hermione whine

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I love these books but the narrator really makes the characters sound whiney, especially Hermione.
"Harreeeeeee! we need to gooooooo"
"Ronnnnnn....."
He makes her sound breathless often too. it is kind of annoy because I dont think the character is supposed to be that way. She is a strong, smart girl with a mind of her own. All the books so far have been like this. This is my only criticism. I really am enjoying these books. This one is my favorite so far.

  • Sting

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,707
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,697

When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn't belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is...and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Children and fireplaces do not mix well!!

  • By shelley on 09-15-17

eh

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

not riveting. it felt forced. Probably my least favorite of her books so far. not recommended

  • Two Alone

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 667
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 667

Beautiful and self-confident businesswoman Rusty Carlson was hurt, terrified and alone with a man she feared. But one thing was certain – she would surely die without his help. Vietnam vet Cooper Landry had a deep-rooted grudge against beautiful women like Rusty. Experience had taught him they were takers. But he’d survived far worse dangers, and this time he’d be damned if he’d let her risk his chance for survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensuality, believable characters, totally hot!.

  • By Angelia on 06-12-12

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

An easy listen. A bit cheesy in parts that illicited a major eye roll from me. Predictable but fun.

  • Should the Tent Be Burning Like That?

  • A Professional Amateur's Guide to the Outdoors
  • By: Bill Heavey
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

For more than 20 years, Heavey has staked a claim as one of America's best sportsmen writers. In feature stories and his Field & Stream column A Sportsman's Life, he has taken audiences across the country and beyond to experience his triumphs and failures as a suburban dad who happens to love hunting and fishing. This new collection gathers together a wide range of his best work - tales that are odes to the notion that enthusiasm is more important than skill and testaments to the enduring power of the natural world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of the best storytellers of all time!<br />

  • By Adam on 12-16-17

entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

A fun selections of stories. Bill's self depreciating sense of humor is entertaining. the narration is well done.

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  • Seeing Red

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,443

Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she's hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to even greater heights: an interview with the legendary Major Trapper. Twenty-five years ago, the major emerged a hero from the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in downtown Dallas when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors out of the collapsing building. The iconic picture transformed him into a beloved national icon, in constant demand for speeches and interviews - until he suddenly dropped out of the public eye.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I'm no prude but...

  • By Pat on 09-08-17

not as good as expected

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

the story description seemed interesting but, I spent most of the time not liking John Trapper and the story got too convoluted in the end. It seemed like the author tried too hard to keep the listener guessing, thus it became too complex and farfetched.

  • The Rosie Project

  • A Novel
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,610

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical romance - so much more

  • By Gretchen on 10-03-13

Funny and entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

An Australian Sheldon Cooper. I found this story fun to listen too and occasionally laughed out loud.Great narrarator.

  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,457

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Did not enjoy the whinny quality of this book.

  • By Sharon Blunk on 11-29-17

Entertaining. Listen to it at 90x speed.

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

Funny, entertaining and at some points, pretty insightful. Tina speaks a little quickly. Turn the speed to 090x so it sounds less rushed. I recommend this as a trip travel entertainment.
I laughed out loud more than once.

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