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Adam D. Miller

Middletown, DE United States
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  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

  • Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,299

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined Ari for me

  • By Andrey Barsukov on 06-03-18

creative and beyond

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

I could hardly wait between opportunities to listen. I was captivated by it from start to finish.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

  • By: Catherynne M. Valente
  • Narrated by: Heath Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling - a human boy - in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland when seen through trollish eyes. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate. But when he turns 12, he stumbles upon a way back home, to a Fairyland much changed from the one he remembers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very very clever

  • By KWM on 08-21-15

brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

the best book in fairyland so far. creative beyond the others, which were wonderful. narration is skilled and delightful,

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,128

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

a good read

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

the core of the story is great, excellent characters, well-developed, and a good flow from chapter to chapter. the melodrama was heavy, very heavy. it was bearable because the actual drama was written true and in keeping with the characters, the era, and the history being told.

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52,067
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 47,432
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47,466

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth your time

  • By Robert on 09-08-11

completely wonderful

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

an epic tale told with skill and narrated brilliantly. a classic story told with fresh energy

  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,825

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

most excellent selection

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

very hard to stop listening to a compelling tale. author and reader are a great match.

  • Neil Gaiman's How the Marquis Got His Coat Back

  • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, Bernard Cribbins, Samantha Beart, and others
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

Paterson Joseph stars as the Marquis de Carabas in this brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's spin-off short story, set in the magical world of Neverwhere. Returning us to London Below, this enchanting tale continues the story of one of the most colourful characters from Neverwhere - the cool, charming, resourceful Marquis de Carabas, who trades in favours and always has a plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some say I sound like my younger self!

  • By Jessie Q on 12-02-16

classic Gaiman tale

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

this was delightful. a bit choppy, even for a short story. is was fun nonetheless.

  • Jennifer Government

  • By: Max Barry
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

The irreverent author of the cult classic Syrup hits his target in this satire on the wages of big capital. In Max Barry's hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations, and employees take the last names of the companies they work for; The Police and The NRA are publicly traded security firms, and the U.S. government may only investigate crimes if they can bill a citizen directly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Allegory

  • By Steven F Giovanni on 01-11-10

timeless story told in a fresh style

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Engaging characters in a fast-paced narrative. Clever interwoven stories that resolved spectacularly. Storyline gives us an entertaining yet all too believable perspective on what societies would be like in a global marketplace run by America.