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Hamilton, ON, Canada
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  • 180 Seconds

  • By: Jessica Park
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 696

Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds...After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm's length. Adopted at 16, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review: 180 Seconds, by Jessica Park

  • By Robert Zimmermann on 08-27-17

Made me cry

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Spoiler




As someone who has lost a loved one to cancer and felt that pain of seeing someone who was once so strong and vibrant fade away, this book brought back all those emotions. Hear that they don't have long left, everything about it.

My aunt was given 6 months and missed the day by 2 days. This book hit me like a brick at 200 mph. It's been 4 years and I thought I was past the tears, but I guess you never really are. They just don't come as often. That's the mark of someone who was so loved that even now I smile while crying because I know she misses me to and she will never be forgotten. Always a part of me.


Anyway the book was well written as well and the narration was simply amazing. Highly recommended with the warning that if you've been through something similar maybe give this a second thought first. Make sure you're ready to go through the emotions again. It hurts but it's a good hurt

  • Velveteen vs. The Junior Super-Patriots

  • Velveteen, Volume 1
  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

"How dare you? I never asked for you to hunt me down!" No, Velma Martinez hadn't. But when you had once been Velveteen, child super-heroine and one of The Junior Super Patriots, West Coast Division, you were never going to be free, even if your only power was to bring toys to life. The Marketing Department would be sure of that.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very fun!

  • By Sheryl on 01-08-16

Amazing work with great narration

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

This is so much more than just a fun super hero book. It deals with corporate manipulation and the all to relatable struggle to live a life separate from the rules that seem to govern how we can. While taking place in a fictionalized version of America, there is a grounded universality to the characters and their struggles that transcend the genre.

I loved this book and would recommend it to all

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,340
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,629

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

This book takes me back to my childhood

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

Reviewed: 02-13-15

Never before has a book so taken me back to the days of my childhood. I remember being home sick from school for the first time. I was six and my dad decided to take the day off work to be with his boy. It was that day that he showed me a movie that would become my favourite. Everyday I was sick I would watch it with my father when he got home. Even now I still put it on when I am too ill to work. My father and I do t have much in common, but this movie and this book have brought us together in a way that nothing else has.

  • Out of the Silent Planet

  • Ransom Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,656

Out of the Silent Planet is the first novel of the Cosmic Trilogy, considered to be C.S. Lewis' chief contribution to the science fiction genre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, complex, not middle of the road

  • By David on 05-27-05

Amazingly inventive allegory

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

Reviewed: 01-19-15

Wonderful book by one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all time. Lewis blends fiction with Christian principles in a seamless way. Think narnia in space for adults.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories

  • By: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by: Earl Hammond
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 345

A collection featuring three classic horror stories, read by actor Earl Hammond: "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", and "The Black Cat".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrator Brought The Story To Life

  • By M.A. Wilson on 11-09-14

Quality is poor but all else is good

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

Reviewed: 01-17-15

What can be said about the works of Poe that hasn't been said before? The story's are dark and the narration good but the quality leaves a lot to be desired.

Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama audiobook cover art
  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,365

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Original Drama Pity About the "Music"

  • By lynn on 01-15-15

Great story with amazing actors

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

Reviewed: 01-17-15

All the actors were fantastic. The only issue I had with the story was that the changes in time and local weren't as clear as they could have been. The story started off with a bang (literally) and after a quick dip in action, picks right back up and doesn't give in one bit. Great ending I was shocked and I am not easily surprised

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Left Drowning

  • By: Jessica Park
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,057

Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn't expect - an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she's been in since the night a fire took half her family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Applauds for Left Drowning

  • By The Elf in the Kitchen on 02-01-14

Both heartbreaking and heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 01-11-15

This was not the story I was expecting when I started but I was amazed by it. Very rarely do I find a book /narrator combo that takes my heart and refuses to let go. I experienced every moment along with the characters.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Animal Farm [Dramatised]

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769

Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power. Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All audio books are equal but some are more equal

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-24-15

Wonderfully done

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

Reviewed: 01-03-15

This was a great production of a true timeless classic. The voice actors were all amazing, music was fitting, and the pace was spot on. I highly recommend this to everyone

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Go the F--k to Sleep

  • By: Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
  • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,979

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson ( Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

Hilarious

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

Reviewed: 07-13-14

Samuel L. Jackson is the only person that could have narrated this. it is simply awesome

  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie

  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,576

Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly "brainy"

  • By Tango on 08-03-13

Amazing twist on an old premise

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

Reviewed: 07-13-14

What did you love best about My Life as a White Trash Zombie?

great story with a much needed twist on a genre plagued by an abundance of monotony, shifting the storytelling into a first person perspective of what its like to be a Zombie living in an everyday world.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Angel, her emotions and feeling are real and her trails arn't forced her victories feel earned

Which character – as performed by Allison McLemore – was your favorite?

Allison is Angel in every way. Perfect choice for narration

1 of 2 people found this review helpful