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  • The Nothing Girl

  • The Frogmorton Farm Series, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413

Getting a life isn't always easy. And hanging on to it is even harder.... Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heartwarming tale of self-discovery. Known as The Nothing Girl because of her severe stutter and chronically low self-confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see. Under his guidance Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband - the charming and chaotic Russell Checkland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not To Be Missed!

  • By Kindle Customer mmr on 03-28-15

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

The story and the narration, pure pleasure. If you have ever had difficulty in saying what you want to say, or even knowing what to say when you wanted to say it, or if you have ever wished that you had someone in your corner who could guide and comfort you on this thing called life, then you will probably love this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,786

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

So Satisfying

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

Reviewed: 04-27-19

I had read the book a few years ago, and really enjoyed it, however listening to it was maybe even more enjoyable. The characters, the Hebrew and Syrian atmosphere , the setting of old New York, the superb writing, the story and the narration all combine to make one delicious confection.

  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,907

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

Very Interesting

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

Reviewed: 04-20-19

I am an adult,who as of late has gotten into fantasy novels. Like Outer Limits and other Science Fiction venues, Fantasy can express ideas of mind and morality in a way that is “Beyond”. I enjoyed the theme, which was also prevalent for me in “Goldfinch”, that none of us are all good or all bad, but that it is important HOW WE PLAY THE GAME, and what choices we make as to who we are striving to become along the way, and the acceptances of the dichotomies.

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,213

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action Adventure Time Travel Novel w/ Good Reader

  • By Sires on 04-13-14

WOW WHAT A RIDE!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-19

Better than Raiders of the Lost Arc. Well written and narrated, this one took me by surprise.

  • The Seamstress

  • By: Sara Tuvel Bernstein, Louise Loots Thornton, Marlene Bernstein Samuels
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317

Told with the same old-fashioned narrative power as the novels of Herman Wouk, The Seamstress is the true story of Seren (Sara) Tuvel Bernstein and her survival during wartime. This powerful eyewitness account of survival, told with power and grace, will stay with listeners for years to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Overcome with Emotion

  • By Meryl on 05-16-13

Impactful

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

Unfortunately there can be many atrocities and tragedies in this world, on our various journeys. However we have few, or at least heard of, such examples of bright, noble spirits whose lights remain undimmed, lighting the way to others. I cried at the loss of Sarah. And yet is one lost to the world when instead of leaving sticks in place of bones upon death, we leave instead something bright and wonderful, of which others can continue to partake, which is the substance of a life fully and truly well lived? A very rich experience.

  • Eragon

  • Inheritance, Book 1
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,568

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes he is merely a poor farm boy - until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now, his choices could save - or destroy - the empire. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and Enjoyable

  • By Mary S. Murray on 02-23-04

A Wild Adventure

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

Somewhat in the vein of the Hobbit, Eragon, a young naive countryman, finds a dragon egg which hatches, and there the journey begins. It turns out that he is to become a DragOn Rider, a race of people who used their power and magic along with their dragons, to save their people. They were however thought to be extinct. We accompany Eragon and Saphira his dragon as they form a bond together, grow up together, as they also survive and overcome many dangers and trials. Filled with magic, dwarves, fairies and evil powers, this is a ride to enjoy. It is also well written, the images are so well defined, and the narration is so well done, that it’s like being there. I look forward to listening to it again, and have already purchased the next book in the series.

  • The Lathe of Heaven

  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271

In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George's dreams for his own purposes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Adrienne R. on 11-23-18

A Nice Surprise

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I took a chance on this one, never having read Ursula Le Guin, but I really enjoyed this. There is something to be said for Old School Sci-Fi, with a great story and narrator.

  • Days of Night

  • By: Jonathan Stone
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

When retired police detective Joe Heller is called in to investigate what might be Antarctica's first murder, he quickly discovers that winter at McMurdo Station comes with a unique set of challenges: darkness, isolation, and the eccentric behavior of the research facility's 157 inhabitants. But a difficult investigation turns much tougher when all communication with the outside world is suddenly cut off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For Puzzle Lovers

  • By Macgirl, Inc. on 09-20-17

Really Enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

This was pleasant surprise. I took a chance, considering some of the poor reviews. The fact that the story takes place in Antarctica during the long night, is already atmospheric and lends an air of mystery and intrigue. I liked the detective’s inner musings as he comes to investigate a possible murder, as the musings gave more details and a broader picture of what was going on. It turns out that he may be pursuing a serial killer, confirmed by the mounting body count. I also liked the narration.

  • 1Q84

  • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,120

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've never read a book quite like this one

  • By Joey on 04-23-12

Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I loved the story, but didn’t really like the main characters, so it was difficult to be sympathetic towards them, but it could be that something was lost in translation. My favorite characters were the savant like character in the story,, and one of the villains. The author uses a lot of yin and yang symbolism. The philosophy of balance was very much integrated throughout. Again I really enjoyed the story, and would listen to another of this author”s books.

  • The Witness (Brilliance Audio Edition)

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,654

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!

  • By M. Davis on 04-20-12

WOW!!! How enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This is my first Nora Roberts book. And I don’t know how she did on the others, but she did a bang up, super job on this one. Great characters, a plausible plot and just the right amount of murder, mayhem, hope and love.