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  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606

Thirteen-year-old Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle, Daphne - a girl from the other side of the globe - is the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Transcends categories

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-22-08

Loved it

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Reviewed: 03-03-18

I love Pratchett- but even by his standards , this is a phenomenal book. The storyline is superb, the delivery just right. And you will finish it, feeling unexpectedly deeply moved.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,994

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Exceptional

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-17

This book was over far too quickly! Neil Gaiman retells the Norse myths as only Neil Gaiman can - mixing the numinous with the bawdy. The old Norse wore their religion lightly, and this retelling shows it!

Neil Gaiman's own narration is as always, exceptional. Get this book!

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,494

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Headlong rush

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-09-17

All the wonder of a Gaiman novel, both the whimsy and the darkness, the rythym and poetry. When I finally get to London, I won't be able to travel on the underground without being haunted by Gaiman.

The deliver by the author is wonderful.

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  • The Gods Themselves

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,116

Only a few know the terrifying truth - an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun... They know the truth - but who will listen? They have foreseen the cost of abundant energy - but who will believe?These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to the Earth's survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Asimov's Best Stand Alone Novel

  • By thomas on 09-02-14

A deep Asimov

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-16-17

Asimov is famous for introducing introducing interesting ideas (the 3 laws, psychohistory etc). But in this book he yakes on human desire and fear and drives and brings it off spectacularly. Love and hate, sex and desire and procreation, intellect and stupidity, ambition and prejudice- it is all there. This is a book about us humans . And it is very, very good.

  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,016

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully narrated

  • By A. Hawley on 11-23-07

Loved it

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Reviewed: 11-25-16

Gaiman doing what he does best: A measure of humour, a measure of horror, two measures of wonder, well baked mixed and baked to perfection.

  • Good Omens

  • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,693

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You'll laugh yourself silly

  • By goddess_of_pipework on 11-28-15

Collabarations can work

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-16

This book remains one of my favourites. A seamless collaboration, and just as fresh now as when it was first published. The humour is brilliant, and the fun poked at everything from popular culture to religion to human foibles is brilliant.

  • Small Gods

  • Discworld #13
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668

Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him, admittedly while currently in the shape of a tortoise. Brutha is a simple lad. He can't read. He can't write. He's pretty good at growing melons. And his wants are few. He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church. He wants to prevent a horribly holy war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-29-06

Humorous, and yet deep

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Reviewed: 06-03-16

Small Gods has to compete as one of my favourite Discworld Novels. It is very, very funny - and yet, it reaches depths of observation about humanity, religion, philosophy that many an academic treatise barely scratches.

  • Feet of Clay

  • Discworld #19
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,020

Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch has to track down a murderer who can't be seen. Browse more novels of Discworld.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • bad audio

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-05-13

Pratchett's answer to Asimov

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-03-16

Being a fan of both Pratchett and Asimov gives you an interesting perspective on Feet of Clay. I don't prefer one above the other in their treatment of the subject, but Pratchett has that duel subtle and overt humour that makes him the most delightful of authors.

Highly recommended.

  • Guards! Guards!

  • Discworld #8
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,605
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,599

"Where have all the dragons gone?" Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best satire available

  • By Glen Phipps on 04-27-07

The first City Watch book

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-29-16

Guards! Guards! is the great introduction to Sam Vimes and the men of the City Watch. One of the key books in Discworld.

  • Going Postal: Discworld #29

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,978
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,089
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,104

Arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig never believed his crimes were hanging offenses, until he found himself with a noose around his neck, dropping through a trap door, and falling into...a government job? Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be an impossible task. Worse, the new Postmaster could swear the mail is talking to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally on AUDIBLE!!!

  • By Robert W on 02-06-05

Exquisite

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-29-16

This audiobook is a great rendition of Terry Pratchett's work. As to the story itself, it is one of those you will keep on listening to for years to come....