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  • The Darkwater Bride

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Donal Finn, Jamie Glover, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14,719
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,551
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13,511

Late Victorian London. When James Miller, the most respectable of Scottish businessmen, is pulled, dead, from the Thames, his daughter is drawn into an investigation which reveals a whole world of secrets and corruption. Alongside local detective Culley, Catriona’s search for her father’s killer leads all the way to the tragic truth behind the ghostly legend of The Darkwater Bride and the power of her deadly kiss. The Darkwater Bride combines the genres of the Victorian mystery thriller with the equally classic Victorian mode of the ghostly tale.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • spooky audio drama / sex & violence crime fiction

  • By Paul on 04-07-19

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-18-19

Bride has a good cast, an intriguing plot line, and drama that was engrossing. It had an ending that was unexpected and slightly peculiar.

  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,976

The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Read, Throughly Enjoyable!

  • By WickedGoodYarn on 03-11-12

Long-winded

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

Reviewed: 07-14-19

Mr. Stoker can write. He can craft excitement and eeriness. He can write action scenes. However, he shares the same affliction with that of Alexandre Dumas, long-winded characters. I recommend the abridged version of Dracula, if available.

  • Jukebox Joyride

  • By: Jacob Stein, Jason Rabinowitz, The Pop Ups
  • Narrated by: Jason Rabinowitz, Jacob Stein, Cara Samantha, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,948

Jukebox Joyride follows 12-year-old twins Jules and George on a wild adventure through time. Their Uncle Bob, a renowned ethnomusicologist (he studies music!), has discovered the secret to time travel and is having a ball joyriding through history checking out the best concerts ever...but something’s gone wrong! A sinister force has been unleashed, someone is chasing after Uncle Bob, and the fate of all music hangs in the balance! Now, it’s up to Jules and George to find their uncle before their new rival does!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Being old doesn't mean you won't like this book!

  • By Cynthia Neverdousky on 06-22-19

Approval For Families

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

Reviewed: 07-14-19

My eleven year old liked well the story. He unilaterally or organically, without solicitation, requested to listen to it while together driving. It is a sweet story that written to entertain and not explain.

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  • Black Klansman

  • Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigations of a Lifetime
  • By: Ron Stallworth
  • Narrated by: Ron Stallworth
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469

This program is read by the author. When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a PO box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with interest, using his real name while posing as a white man. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story if you can stay engaged

  • By RN44 on 08-18-18

Klan

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

The book is based on an intelligence investigation , not a criminal investigation. If only the chief had accepted the recommendation of the author to become a higher ranking member of the Klan. Then, it would have been a wow book for me. Regards to Ron Stallworth.

  • Sue Perkins Earpedia: Animals

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Narrated by: Sue Perkins, Margaret Cabourn-Smith
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Sue Perkins' mad-cap animal adventure. Get ready for an irreverent, insightful and comical journey through the animal kingdom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Super funny and informative!

  • By Olivia on 01-03-19

Informative & Humerous

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

A collection of animal facts that both inform annd entertain the listener. I am surprised to find it free on Audible. Here's to Audible and being generous!

  • Unheard: The Story of Anna Winslow

  • By: Anthony Del Col, Cassandra Bond, JP Conway, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 308

University student Anna Winslow has gone missing. The circumstances of her disappearance are far from ordinary, a fact that only fellow student Melissa Lopez appears to appreciate. Motivated by an unexplained and disturbing voicemail message from Anna on the night of her disappearance, Melissa's curiosity quickly turns into a deeper investigation, an obsession even, which she chronicles as a regular podcast - the very recordings that you are about to listen to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved the drama acting

  • By Brandi Dronet on 02-01-19

A creepy story.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

A story that that gradually gets under my skin. It is intriguing. The performance is solid along with a slowly revealing story line or plot.

  • Mala

  • By: Melinda Lopez
  • Narrated by: Melinda Lopez
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,805
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,457
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,446

An utterly unsentimental journey toward the end of life, Mala is an irreverent exploration of how we live, cope, and survive in the moment. Grounded in Lopez’s distinctive emotional language and sharp humor, this powerful one-woman show dances between doctors and urgent 911 calls, a mother’s growing frailty, and a daughter’s quest for grace - all set during an epic Boston winter. Rather than depict a “right way”, the play opens the door for our universal struggle to support those we love in dying, especially when all we’ve ever focused on is surviving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hardest thing to do

  • By Christy on 02-03-19

Good

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

It is of quality. I had felt emotionally caught up with its earnestness. A meaningful Audible.

  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,577

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and full of wisdom

  • By Michele Mattix on 01-06-19

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

The writer, producer, and actors took their work too seriously. They were left with holy people barely cracking a joke or landing a pun despite dispensing guidance to the countless, visiting pilgrims. That is my unsolicited guidance to the holy monks, humor goes a long way along with kindness and fearlessness. This listen was lame.

  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,826
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,654
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,646

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a healing masterpiece

  • By A. M. on 01-04-19

Wow.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Jon did a fine job. I am impressed. It is a great listen. Consider it.

  • Ep. 10: Anonymity On Trial (The Dark Web)

  • By: Geoff White, Bernard P. Achampong
  • Narrated by: Geoff White
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Is the problem with the Dark Web or is it us? If we think we can get away with something, it's only human to be tempted — isn't it? So is our online behaviour that surprising, when our identities are hidden? The issue of an internet where everyone is anonymous is discussed by Geoff White, Channel 4 News's former Technology Reporter. He's joined by a former spy, a sex blogger, a cyber security chief and a psychologist. He also speaks with a hacker who says it's us, the victims, who are responsible when things go wrong.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Caution

  • By James Nichols on 01-29-19

Caution

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

The dark web is not the same as the deep web I later discovered. The dark web is a phenomena that affects society, regardless of hemisphere. You may not like the topic but it is required information relating to 21st century current events, and even your safety. A stigma is attached to knowing about the dark web. Take care to who you tell your new found knowledge to. Many of us will find it chilling at least. My wife thinks I am weird or queer to be interested in this type knowledge, but her assessment is mistaken. The dark web is real. It is not a joke. I have never perused it, and I don't intend to. However, there is a part of the dark web that is beneficial to society at large. To know them, you must take the challenge and listen.