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  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,764
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,352

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

Best narrator ever!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

I have read this book many times but I have never enjoyed it as much as this time. Thandie Newton did such a wonderful job as a narrator that I could not stop listening. Superb!

  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,791
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,331

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • don't waste your time/money

  • By Kyle Warren on 01-23-19

Story ok but hate the format

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

The story is decent and I would like to know how it ends but I just can’t stand the thought of listening to six more hours of screaming. I like scary books but apparently this format is not for me :-(

4 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • A Little Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,329

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had to call in SAD to work

  • By Angela on 10-17-15

Heartbreaking but beautiful

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

I waited a while to purchase this book because of the reviews - I wasn't sure if I wanted to read a book knowing it was about a really sad story. I am so grateful I ended up reading it anyway. Great writing, truly beautiful, with a story that was sad and heartbreaking, but also full of love and friendship. Even though I cringed at some of the things that happened to the main character it's the beauty of the love and friendship that he finds that will stay with me forever - that plus the beautiful writing which made me dread the end of the book.

  • Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

The fifth fantastic adventure in the Percy Jackson series is now available to download, complete and unabridged, on audio! The greatest monster of all, the storm giant Typhon, is on the loose, wreaking havoc and destruction across the U.S. - while Kronos's army lays siege to Manhattan. Soon Percy Jackson must make the hardest choice of his life - a choice that will save or destroy the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointing conclusion

  • By Lukas on 10-15-18

The best books I've ever listened/read

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

I loved the book, It's amazing. Well, I've read 25% and listened 75%. Very much recommended! Best 📚 ever!
6/5

  • Speaks the Nightbird

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 30 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,311

The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!

  • By aaron on 06-05-12

Not for me!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I like historical fiction, but I'm not into murder mysteries, and this book seems to be a mix of both. If you love mysteries in a historical setting and don't mind bizarre twists in a story you could give it a try. I might have enjoyed it more if it had been cleverly written with more believable story twists. I really wanted to like this book, and I listened to it all the way to the end, but found it boring and farfetched.

Has Speaks the Nightbird turned you off from other books in this genre?

For now yes. I may give it another try in the future but I will definitely not get any of the other books in this series.

What aspect of Edoardo Ballerini’s performance would you have changed?

There's nothing wrong with his performance but I didn't enjoy the story so it's hard to get enthusiastic about his performance of the story.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Speaks the Nightbird?

The one in the stable (I will not go into details but I could have done without this scene!!!).

Any additional comments?

I'm so glad I had already purchased 'Swan Song' from the author before I started reading this book, because 'Speaks the Nightbird' might have put me off reading books from this author forever. I'm currently reading 'Swan Song' and I'm enjoying it immensely. I would never have guessed both books are from the same author!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Gathering Storm

  • Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 32 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,580
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,796
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,798

Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward - wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders - his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I normally wouldn't, but...

  • By D. Ramirez on 10-28-09

Loved every word!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-09

As a long time fan of the Wheel of Time series, I eagerly awaited this book. When I finally got it I decided not to focus too much on the fact that there were now two authors working on it and I must say I did not notice differences in style or anything like that. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, which was filled with action and surprises. In fact I've already decided to listen to it again in a few weeks just so I can enjoy it once more!