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  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,624

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Very moving

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

This is a fantastic performance of a well written story that kept me on the edge of my seat, or realistically, sitting in my car till it was over...and then some. I will listen to it every Christmas. A great history lesson, and one story I will share with my family and friends.

  • Heir of Novron

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 31 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,977
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,767
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,769

On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN EXCELLENT TRILOGY

  • By Randall on 12-24-18

Great read, great series

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

I binge listened to all of the books in this series beginning with the prequels. I'm very sad to say goodbye to the fantastic characters portrayed throughout these stories. They feel like old friends. This particular book had many nail biting scenes and some great laugh out loud moments. Brilliant performance by Tim Gerard Reynolds made the story come alive. I'm very sad it's come to an end and, for the first time ever, may start listening to them all over again but in the order they were written. I've already recommended this book and the series to multiple friends.

  • The Snow Queen

  • By: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9,669
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,505
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,579

This classic tale is a fantastical fable of two dear friends - one of whom goes astray and is literally lost to the north woods, while the other undertakes an epic journey to rescue him. This charming, strange, and wonderful story is a timeless allegory about growing up and the challenges of staying true to one's self, and it served as the wintry inspiration for the blockbuster hit Frozen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strange & Fascinating

  • By Sara on 12-19-14

Strange

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

Reviewed: 02-14-15

Narration was fine, but I found the story itself was bizarre. I will not listen to it again or recommend it.

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