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  • Ep. 2: On The Road with Reggie Watts (Sounds Like America)

  • By: Reggie Watts, Chris Fairbanks, Karen Kilgariff, and others
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

[Contains explicit content] We often describe Sounds Like America as a road trip with comedians at the wheel. That's a loose metaphor for a "rollicking and slightly romanticised journey with funny weirdos hosting." However, this episode is actually literally about road trips and driving, and your host is none other than actually literally Reggie Watts.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • nothing here but ads and a show intro. (I think.)

  • By Klokfixr on 06-02-19

nothing here but ads and a show intro. (I think.)

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

16 min I will never get back in my life. there were several clips from what I think was maybe other episodes... complete waste of time.

  • The Mystery of Alice

  • By: Lee Bacon
  • Narrated by: Bryan Kennedy, Jessica Almasy, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,973
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,942

Thirteen-year-old Emily Poe has been given the opportunity of a lifetime: A chance to attend the exclusive Audyn School in Manhattan. But to win the scholarship, she has to pass a test like nothing she’s ever experienced before: A nearly bare room, a set of strange clues, a locked door. And a mysterious organization - the Leopold Foundation - that’s watching her every move. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting listen!

  • By trm2010 on 05-02-19

pretty good story for a middle school mystery.

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

the idea to narrate a book through a series of video blogs that Chronicle a young girls scholarship admission test through a "series of events" (just attempting to avoid spoilers here) is a fairly unique way to write a book. generally speaking I haven't been overly impressed with the writing quality of any of the Audible originals ive read, but this one was actually a pretty decent story. It has a good plot that keeps your interest through to the end, a great cast of characters with good character development, no profanity that comes to mind and no 'innuendos' that I'd want a middle schooler to be exposed to. I wish audible books had a rating system like movies do so I would know if im getting something PG I can listen to in the car with my kids or if it's going to be R with a ton of unnecessary profanity. I'd say this was PG13 on account of some unscrupulous themes as to what the kids are actually doing. but the language is all PG. ENJOY! I hope this was helpful.

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  • The Quantum Magician

  • By: Derek Kunsken
  • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035

Belisarius is a quantum man, an engineered Homo quantus who fled the powerful insight of dangerously addictive quantum senses. He found a precarious balance as a con man, but when a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of warships across an enemy wormhole, he must embrace his birthright to even try. In fact, the job is so big that he'll need a crew built from all the new sub-branches of humanity. If he succeeds, he might trigger an interstellar war, but success might also point the way to the next step of Homo quantus evolution. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just when I had given up.... jack pot!

  • By Zach on 11-08-18

struggled to finish ... not my kind of writing.

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

Reviewed: 05-30-19

I'll admit to being a Star Trek fan, so I thought I'd try something new in te scifi genre. Even with my Trek background, this story had way too much techno babble and "quantum stuff" for my tastes. I was also put off by the constant profanity and lewd jocular bashing between characters of a sexual nature. So these were constantly interfering with my ability to follow character interactions for me as I tried to mentally tone out all the severe profanity. (i.e. constant MF this and that, 'lick my B*lls' ad nauseum...) you've been warned.
I also struggled with the narrator who would constantly read regular passages at an overly excited and rapid pace like I'd expect in climactic scene. marathon wad clear and easy tip understand, but where he tried to do character voices I personally found it grating like nails on a chalkboard. I'd give an A for effort, but honestly this one was not a story I enjoyed at all.

  • Plum Island

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,008

Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks Nelson for bringing an oldy to AUDIBLE

  • By Paul on 12-03-10

A great detective story.

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

Reviewed: 05-26-19

The 1st book I ever listen to narrated by Scott brick was the passage by Justin Cronin. I really enjoy his voice he puts a lot of inflection into the characters.

Great story overall it's a pretty well developed plot line just enough hints along the way to help keep you guessing great detective story over all.

  • The Panther

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,541
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,528

Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, have been posted overseas to Sana'a, Yemen - one of the most dangerous places in the Middle East. While there, they will be working with a small team to track down one of the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing: a high-ranking Al Qaeda operative known as The Panther. Ruthless and elusive, he's wanted for multiple terrorist acts and murders - and the U.S. government is determined to bring him down, no matter the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Corey and Brenner--it doesn't get any better!

  • By Janels on 11-01-12

book 6 of 7 in this series I had no idea.

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

Reviewed: 05-20-19

There's aparently several books in this series. Now that I know it's obvious from the constant references to his previous hunt of another terrorist called "the lion". many Crosses, double cross... triple cross and many plot twists and turns... all combined keeps tbt reader guessing and makes for a great story!

Panther was book 6 of 7 in this series. Demmit. Why doesn't Audible tell us this crap when we read a review description of a story before I listen???

I'm always looking for a good long story to get me through a work week. I work alone in construction with my noise cancelling headphones all day listening to books at an average listening speed at 3.25x. as such I go through quite a lot of titles. this one kept me interested the whole way and I only give 5 stars to books that I cant wait to get back to the next day.

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: L.M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 675

On Prince Edward Island, aging siblings Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help with chores around the farm. But when Mathew arrives at the train platform, the only living creature in sight, legs dangling from the piles of shingles where she sits, is a freckled, green-eyed, redheaded little girl. Mathew senses immediately that life at Green Gables is going to be very different. And how right he is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • kindred spirit

  • By Catherine on 05-26-06

they sure talk funny!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

this is a great classic tale of simplicity in a time when te world was simple and had morals.... folks were well educated and spoke in a manner unheard of in this day and age.

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,979

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

interesting premise... not well explained

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

this was an interesting short story at a little over 2 hours and it's pretty well told for its length, but there's several holes in the premise of suddenly in the future anyone who dies at the hand of another (generally called murder but the author leaves certain exceptions) miraculously comes back to life and reappears in their own home. narrator wasjust fine, but I'm not a fan of short stories... I much prefer the buildup and suspense over an 8-12 hour book.

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  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,876

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Necessarily for Knope Fans

  • By Katie - Audible on 06-04-15

struggles to finish...

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

this was an autobiography of some chick who was on SNL... and for some odd reason has Patrick Stewart reading small portions... i can't figure out why. seemed totally irrelevant. I'll admit the only reason I decided to DL and attempt this book was because I enjoy comedy and star trek. waste of time.

  • Longitude

  • By: Dava Sobel
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Neil Armstrong
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

In 1714, England's Parliament offered a huge reward to anyone whose method of measuring longitude could be proven successful. The scientific establishment--from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton--had mapped the heavens in its certainty of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution--a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had been able to do on land. And the race was on....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To hear Neil Armstongs Voice

  • By Boots on 01-19-13

horology meets a history of navigation methods

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

A fascinating treatise on the history of how timepieces were used to aid in navigating. Their development and the way the governing bodies of the era reneged on the written promise of payment for completing the challenge of determining longitude while at sea.

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,479
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14,714
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,702

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • griping storyline, i wish it wasn't over..

  • By Katrina Baecker on 01-22-15

good story... good delivery.

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

Reviewed: 03-27-19

this is a great book... good suspense... except that about midway in the book the author starts flashing fwd so you know the outcome....