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  • The Witches' Tree

  • An Agatha Raisin Mystery
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 249

Driving home from a dinner party in the village of Sumpton Harcourt, Rory and Molly Harris, the new vicar and his wife, strain to see the road ahead - and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. An elderly spinster has been murdered - and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime. Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books).

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-06-17

wrong narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

I love Agatha Raisin but, like others have mentioned in the last few books, Alison Larkin is just not the right voice for the Agatha Raisin series. I can only assume that she must be under contract as a narrator. Why else would she continue to read for this series when she is so obviously wrong for it? I'm still purchasing books from this series, but this one has pushed me to my limit. I am struggling to get past the voice in order to hear the story. Honestly, is too taxing on my ears and I will not likely buy another Agatha Raisin unless there is a different narrator. My apologies to Alison.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Fart Wars II

  • Farts vs. Boogers, Book 2
  • By: A.M. Shah
  • Narrated by: Will Tulin
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

It was a glorious day. Farts had signed a peace treaty with the Burps. The celebration included fart bubbles and confartti flying from the gassiest hills on Fartville. Trumpets blasted out of butts. Farts shook hands with Burps. Everybody was happy until a new invader came flying from the sky. They were snotty, gooey, slimy Boogers that would stop at nothing until they controlled Gas Mountain. Whoever controls the fart gasses, controls it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny Ride. Loved the story!

  • By Pauly G on 05-15-17

we love this series! :)

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

My 8 year old son keeps asking me to check if Monster Fart Wars 3 is our yet :)

  • Kensuke’s Kingdom

  • By: Michael Morpurgo
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents’ yacht, he struggles to survive on his own. He can’t find food and he can’t find water, and as Michael and his dog curl up to sleep, he knows they cannot last long. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rare gem

  • By BK Stubbs on 04-24-17

A rare gem

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

This is a book you will want to read/hear. Eloquent and captivating, Derek Jacobi does an amazing job as narrator (of course!), :) and the story is masterfully written.

  • Monster Fart Wars

  • Farts vs. Burps, Book 1
  • By: A M Shah
  • Narrated by: Will Tulin
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

If you love farts, boogers, burps, and pimples, then you do not want to miss the Monster Fart Wars and the battle to control Gas Mountain. Mayor Donald Fart gets invaded by the Boogers in part one, and his team of Farts is fighting off the Boogers by calling in the extra farty - Monster Farts! A non-stop and can't stop laughing middle-school book that will make feel just - gross! If you love grossness, don't miss this one.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Book doesn’t play

  • By J. Christensen on 10-03-18

laugh out loud funny

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

Yes it's crude. But to an 8 year olds boy, it is funny, and the adventure and lessons of the story are top notch. I look forward to the next book.

  • A Scare of a Dare

  • Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 1
  • By: Zack Zombie
  • Narrated by: Nathan W Wood
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

In the first book of this hilarious Minecraft adventure series, we get to hear the diary of an actual 12-year-old Minecraft zombie. Take a peek at what is really going on between the hollow eyes and dead expression that we normally see when we face the dreaded zombies of Minecraft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 😀😀😀😀

  • By Catherine on 05-07-17

love it!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

we love the diary of a minecraft zombie series. we would really like to get the full series on audiobook and the narrator does a great job. :)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Even Dogs in the Wild

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is feeling the heat. She's investigating the death of a senior government prosecutor, David Minton, who has friends in high places. When one of their own is killed, the powers that be want answers fast. But Clarke is puzzled: If Minton died in a robbery as everyone thinks, why is nothing missing from his home? The answer may lie not in what was taken but in what was left behind at the scene - an ominous note.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Scottish accent is as much fun as the story!

  • By Mark on 01-26-16

another incredible journey!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

the story did not disappoint (naturally!)
I found the narration to be perfect! I always get very excited when a new Rankin novel is out, and to be able to listen to it with a true Scottish accent is a great pleasure to me.

  • The Three Commitments

  • Walking the Path of Liberation
  • By: Pema Chodron
  • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

Tibetan Buddhism describes three gates that everyone must pass through on the road to spiritual liberation. With the Three Commitments, Pema Chodron brings her unique blend of insight and gentle instruction to guide practitioners through each of these thresholds as they seek the source of true happiness. As Pema explains, suffering arises when we resist the laws of impermenance-the fact that everything we know, including ourselves, will one day die.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but incomplete

  • By Jo on 05-02-12

good material, mediocre audio quality

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

Reviewed: 04-02-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This is good material, but partway into the book/lecture, the audio quality gets bad. It is distracting enough that it interferes with the book. I will keep the book because I like it, but I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone else.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pema Chodron is always a pleasure to listen to.

What about Pema Chodron’s performance did you like?

I especially like her sense of humor and down to earth approach.

Was The Three Commitments worth the listening time?

Yes. Absolutely. I just wish the audio quality was better.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Endless Night

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Gipsy's Acre was a truly beautiful place, with views of the sea, and in Michael Rogers it stirred a childlike fantasy. There, among the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a girl, and live happily ever after. Yet, as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land--for this was the place where accidents happened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • mystery 101

  • By BK Stubbs on 06-15-11

mystery 101

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-11

This was, in my opinion, a very different approach for A.C. I really enjoyed the story but I was a little ruffled at the last 45 minutes of the book ~ All in all though, I really liked it and I would recommend it to anyone who likes A.C. ~ Just don't expect Poirot or Marple style; this book stands on it's own. .

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • The Naming of the Dead

  • An Inspector Rebus Novel
  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: Tom Cotcher
  • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

Called "required reading for crime-fiction followers" by Booklist, The Naming of the Dead is Scottish writing sensation Ian Rankin's 16th thriller featuring Edinburgh's Inspector John Rebus. It is dark, complex, and utterly gripping.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ian Rankin Rocks!

  • By BK Stubbs on 03-15-10

Ian Rankin Rocks!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-10

It takes a little bit to get the plot thickened and going, but then ~ WATCH OUT, 'cause you will not be able to stop listening. Very good book, as always, from Rankin :-)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Discourse on Method

  • Meditations on the First Philosophy: Principles of Philosophy
  • By: René Descartes
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

By calling everything into doubt, Descartes laid the foundations of modern philosophy. With the celebrated words "I think therefore I am," his compelling argument swept aside ancient and medieval traditions. He deduced that human beings consist of minds and bodies; that these are totally distinct "substances"; that God exists and that He ensures we can trust the evidence of our senses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dense historic document

  • By Vinicius Moreira on 05-14-11

Great book but hard to "audiobook" it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-10

Even though the narrator does a good job, it can be taxing to listen to. Since I have read the book I was hoping I might be able to grasp the audiobook, but it is still difficult.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful