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  • The Fall of the Kings

  • By: Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman
  • Narrated by: Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

This stunning follow-up to Ellen Kushner's cult-classic novel Swordspoint is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule. Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society's smug view of itself - and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scholars with Teeth (and Tongues and Lips)

  • By Dave on 10-01-13

enthralling!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-18

i was so wrapped up in the climax of the story i drove right past my exit.

  • The Privilege of the Sword

  • By: Ellen Kushner
  • Narrated by: Ellen Kushner, Barbara Rosenblat, Felicia Day, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 751
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 682
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 684

Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), cast the narrators and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. In this exciting new "illuminated production", the author herself reads her own work, supported by a full cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austen-es​que tale (with swordfight​s!)

  • By Ann on 07-27-12

wonderful unexpected turns

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-18

It isnt often a book has me reacting out loud to surprises. I bought book 3 right as this one was finishing it's credits.

  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,433

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

fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-16

fantastic, I wish for this to become a mini series after American Gods finishes it's run on tv. would.be a fantastic movie.

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,016

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

fantastic fantastic fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-16

a great listen. wonderful narration. great cast and story. I want to listen to it again soon.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 210,388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196,015

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

can't stand the main characters

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

I had heard good things about this novel but I was disappointed. The main character is not well developed and lacks any growth throughout the story. The secondary cast is cliche. The non stop pop culture references wear thin. The first four chapters are droning repetitive world building without furthering the story. The puzzles are easy and predictable. I could go on but I feel I have made my point. skip this book.

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