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  • Lord of Scoundrels

  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,233

Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters", and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best - sin and sin again - and all's going swimmingly…until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witty dialogue highlights battle between the sexes

  • By Marcheta on 01-30-14

So much fun

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

anyone who likes a smart, witty, emotional, funny and blush worthy "romance" would love this

What other book might you compare Lord of Scoundrels to and why?

Viscount Vagabond, another Loretta Chase series book. Well written, fun, witty and sexy.

Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

Two main characters are always the best.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Their first love making...

Any additional comments?

I adore Loretta Chase.

  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

  • By: Tom Standage
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,069
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,674
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,688

Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Informative

  • By Stoker on 09-09-11

Amazing history of drinks.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-13

Where does A History of the World in 6 Glasses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

So far this year, it was my fave non-fiction book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A History of the World in 6 Glasses?

All the info about Rum and Tea. It was amazing.

Which scene was your favorite?

Coke VS Pepsi in the cold war

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I listened in a week on car rides.

Any additional comments?

A fun history of beverages. Good times.

  • The End of the Affair

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Colin Firth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,457

Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth ( The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Late to the Party...

  • By Doug - Audible on 07-05-17

Depressing, but beautifully insane.

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

Reviewed: 05-26-13

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

Yes, because Colin Firth read it to me. He was the best part.

If you’ve listened to books by Graham Greene before, how does this one compare?

I have not.

Which character – as performed by Colin Firth – was your favorite?

All 3 main characters were well read and completely mental about each other.

Do you think The End of the Affair needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. No it does not. The story was sooooo depressing and slightly mental.

Any additional comments?

I will not listen again. It's just too depressing.

  • Shock Value

  • How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror
  • By: Jason Zinoman
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s, but while Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Coppola were making their first classic movies, a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film - aggressive, raw, and utterly original. Based on unprecedented access to the genre's major players, New York Times critic Jason Zinoman's Shock Value delivers the first definitive account of horror's golden age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen, but narrow in scope

  • By Billy on 01-31-13

Great for Horror Fans

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

Reviewed: 05-26-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I did recommend this to my horror geek friends.

What other book might you compare Shock Value to and why?

None that I have read thus far.

Which scene was your favorite?

The history of Wes Craven's upbringing and eventual move into horror was really mind blowing. I was like "WHAT?"

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed many times and shook my head a lot at the behind the scenes beefing between horror creators, writers and movie companies.

Any additional comments?

A really good book about the change in horror in the 70's.

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  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,585

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too fantastical

  • By K. N. on 06-07-18

A Complete Surprise.

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

Reviewed: 05-26-13

What did you love best about 14?

I thought this was going to be a horror book. It ended up being the Scooby Gang in a sci-fi end of the world book with other dimensions! I know, right? Loved the characters and loved the twists.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My faves were Zeela and Tim because they were the most interesting and always had the best lines. Although I love Nate and Roger, too.

Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

Tim was the best listening. He was awesome. He was interesting.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

YES YES YES!

Any additional comments?

It's a good listen. Give it a go.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reliquary

  • Pendergast, Book 2
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,982
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,855

Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should have made this one into a movie...

  • By Anastasia on 02-22-09

It's Not Relic

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

Reviewed: 05-26-13

Would you try another book from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child and/or Dick Hill?

I'm reading this Pendergast series now. So, yes.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I love Agent Pendergast. And I loved we revisited the story from Relic. However, it was not as interesting as Relic was and even became a little far fetched at times for me.

Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

Agent Pendergast has the greatest southern draw. It's the best character to read for.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes. Even though their attempt at Relic was bad for a movie.

Any additional comments?

Good series. I will continue it.

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  • The Disappearing Spoon

  • And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
  • By: Sam Kean
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,832

Reporter Sam Kean reveals the periodic table as it’s never been seen before. Not only is it one of man's crowning scientific achievements, it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Great Narration, But...

  • By Henny Button on 09-18-10

A Sciencey Good Time

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

Reviewed: 05-26-13

Where does The Disappearing Spoon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was fun. Not the best book I've ever listened to, but it's well done and interesting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No characters in this book. Just science. The periodic table is the main character here, so perhaps it's noble gasses.

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

It was even, teacher-like with a side of sarcasm. This is good for a science book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed a few times. It was amusing and learned.

Any additional comments?

Good science book.

  • Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain

  • By: A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,226

Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done... everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel aliens invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilariously wacky!

  • By Kat Hooper on 04-09-12

Hilariously smart.

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

Reviewed: 05-26-13

What did you love best about Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain?

The smart and snarky humor.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mollusk was THE BEST character ever. He is brilliant and outwits his foes...most of the time.

Which character – as performed by Scott Aiello – was your favorite?

Emperor Mollusk. He spoke him beautifully.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed excessively. It was amazingly funny.

Any additional comments?

Great sci-fi parody book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Other Queen

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Dagmara Dominczyk, Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

The newly-married couple welcome the doomed queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they find that the task will bankrupt them, and as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Elizabeth, their loyalty to each other and to their sovereign comes into question.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to usual standards

  • By Cheryl on 12-16-08

Two Queens is One too many.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-13

*SPOILERS* I love Philippa Gregory books. The audiobooks are so supurbly done, as well. This is the last in the Tudor Court Series and it was a good one. It seems like every time I finish the book before and feel badly for the previously betrayed/abused/ignored heir or heiress they show up in the next book to be the tyrant putting the royal screws to the NEXT poor heir or heiress! Elizabeth is show to be paranoid and a tyrant at Cecil's bidding, but in other books she is to be given pity by the reader. THIS is why court intrigue is fun to read about. Bastard or not, everyone is in line for the throne in some way and could be hoisted up to that place and dragged back down again. Mary and Elizabeth should have joined forces and took on the male dominated world, but instead had their own agendas including Protestants versus Catholics. Good book. Good series.

  • The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte

  • By: Syrie James
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

From Syrie James, the best-selling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, comes a novel that captures the passionate heart and restless soul of Charlotte Brontë—the author who gave the world Jane Eyre while longing for a soulmate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twice a year

  • By Victoria Evangelina on 03-23-12

I Love This Book.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-13

DELIGHTFUL! Written well. Researched. Narrated AMAZINGLY! This book was like spending 10 years with Charlotte Bronte as a companion and interacting with her amazing sisters, her bitter brother, her taciturn father, her bestie Ellen, her Mr. Nichols and blossoming friendship with Elizabeth Gaskell. This book was emotional, bouncing between cheerful and heartbreaking at all times. But when it came time for Charlotte to endure her brother's and sisters deaths, it was painful. This poor woman suffered as much as she won. **SPOILERS** The two best parts of this book were: 1) The Bronte sisters discussing Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" after reading it. Total literary-gasm. 2) Jane's wedding night. I blushed. No it wasn't graphic, but my inner victorian lady was quite aghast. This book takes place during the sisters publishing of their books, which is nerve-wrecking and exciting all at once. All in all, this is a very good listen. The narrator is brilliant. I am now going to down load this author's "The Memiors of Jane Austen" at once.

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