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  • Bored of the Rings

  • A Parody
  • By: The Harvard Lampoon
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

A quest, a war, a ring that would be grounds for calling any wedding off, a king without a kingdom, and a furry little "hero" named Frito, ready - or maybe just forced by the wizard Goodgulf - to undertake the one mission that can save Lower Middle Earth from enslavement by the evil Sorhed. Luscious Elf-maidens, a roller-skating dragon, ugly plants that can soul kiss the unwary to death-these are just some of the ingredients in the wildest, wackiest, most irreverent excursion into fantasy realms that anyone has ever dared to undertake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • nonsense cliff notes lord of the rings

  • By Hobbit Taz on 07-11-18

nonsense cliff notes lord of the rings

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Not really something i was happy to pay for. basically followed the Lord of the Rings but replaced the hobbits with pigs? the wizard with a street magician , rename everyone and everything with nonsense (Frodo renamed Frito) , poems and songs with random phrases. cut the story from 3 lengthy books down to a 9 hour audio book (about half or a third of 1 good sized book). and you get the idea if this story

  • Armageddon's Children

  • The Genesis of Shannara, Book 1
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293

Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall. Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The start of something really good

  • By R. Jones on 02-23-09

Good begin to nicely done tie-in series

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

ties the Word and Void series to Shannara
seemingly 2 un-related stories now have links

  • Meddling Kids

  • A Novel
  • By: Edgar Cantero
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 805

Summer 1977. The Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon's Zoinx River Valley) solved their final mystery and unmasked the elusive Sleepy Lake monster - another low-life fortune hunter trying to get his dirty hands on the legendary riches hidden in Deboën Mansion. And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • should have been a YA novel

  • By Bearded Barista on 08-20-17

Fun read - with story line not exactly expected.

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

written in a style and subject that would appeal for teen. but enough bite in the storyline to keep me reading.

  • Guys Write for Guys Read

  • Boys' Favorite Authors Write About Being Boys
  • By: Jon Scieszka, Chris Crutcher, Stephen King, and others
  • Narrated by: Greg Abbey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

This fast-paced, high-energy collection of short works features today's most popular writers and illustrators writing about what it means to be a guy. Contributors include Chris Crutcher, Stephen King, Matt Groening, Daniel Pinkwater, Neil Gaiman, and many more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • probably better for young teen and in paper form.

  • By Hobbit Taz on 03-24-18

probably better for young teen and in paper form.

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

stories so short and more of authors remembering childhood clips. in audible form just didnt grab my attention enough and it was already onto another.

  • Duel in the Dark

  • Blood on the Stars, Book 1
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

The Confederation has fought three wars against the forces of the totalitarian Union. Three generations of its warriors have gone off to war, held the line against the larger, more powerful enemy. Now the fourth conflict is imminent, and the Confederation's navy is on alert, positioned behind the frontier, waiting for the attack it knows is coming.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slow slow slow

  • By Tm on 02-01-17

not my normal but good

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

Not what I normally like to read. not into battle stories. but this one got good after I gave it a chance

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,568

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

couple slow spots but kept my attention to the end

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Any story that ends and you know you will miss the characters and wish you could look in on them to see how they are doing even if its SSDD; It was a good read/listen. I picked this up on the "sale rack" but will be looking to see what else the author and reader has done.

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  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,643
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,450
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,524

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Not a bad book just not my normal choice reading.

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

Not a bad book just not my normal choice reading. Started slow mainly because I waa expecting a different story line instead of a bibliographic Historical story. By the end the performance drew me In and I did get interested.

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  • The Story of Dr. Dolittle

  • By: Hugh Lofting
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 850

No one loves and understands animals like the eccentric 19th century physician Dr. Dolittle, who masters animal language with the help of Polynesia the parrot. After his human patients desert him, the kind-hearted doctor finds his calling in practicing animal medicine, and his fame spreads far and wide. When a terrible epidemic breaks out among monkeys in Africa, Dr. Dolittle sets out to save them, accompanied by some of his favorite pets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Charming but, uh, really racist

  • By David on 08-11-13

Classic Children book. well performed.

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

Reviewed: 01-25-17

It has been years, if ever, since reading this story all the way
So thought it a good time to do so. enjoyed it even at my late Years.

  • The Hike

  • By: Drew Magary
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,588

When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best ending I can remember

  • By David on 05-08-17

Difficult start but worth the trip

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

Seemed a bit of a stretch at the start. but the further I got the better it became. A bit Alice in Wonderland which I think is why I had difficulty getting into it.

  • How To Survive a Horror Movie

  • All the Skills to Dodge the Kills
  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 641

Seth Grahame-Smith delivers the definitive, essential guide to making it through a horror movie in one piece. As hilarious as it is useful (if you’re trapped in a scary flick, that is), How to Survive a Horror Movie covers all the bases. Trapped in a haunted house? Check. Stalked by an evil doll? Check. Wandering aimlessly through the remains of the old world as a plague of zombies sweeps over the planet? Check.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining. What I expected

  • By Wil on 01-17-13

Fun Instruction

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

Wish all my instructors were this entertaining. A fun listen which made my Rush hour trips short.