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  • Holidays on Ice

  • Featuring Six New Stories
  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,341
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,335

David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); and what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow").

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best When In SantaLand

  • By Dave on 12-06-11

A mixture of bummers and gems

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

1 or two bummers... the story about the Vietnamese daughter and the "generous" yuppies come to mind. Dutch Santa makea it worth the read!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mirror Sight

  • Book Five of Green Rider
  • By: Kristen Britain
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 28 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712

Karigan G'ladheon is a Green Rider - a seasoned member of the elite messenger corps of King Zachary of Sacoridia. King Zachary sends Karigan and a contingent of Sacoridians beyond the edges of his nation, into the mysterious Blackveil Forest, which has been tainted with dark magic by a twisted immortal spirit named Mornhavon the Black.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed--a new look at the Green Rider

  • By LOYL-00 on 08-05-14

Should have been a standalone novel.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

As a work on its own it was enjoyable. I love the characters and became invested in them all. However Jess this series is talk h a large turn I dont think this book fits with the overall arc. Why let Kerrigan form the attachments she does to snatch them away again. why flesh out so many characters to leave them behind? This book left me feeling like George R R Martin bet Kristen Britain that she couldn't write a steam punk romance and this was the result.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • City of Bones

  • The Mortal Instruments
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Mae Whitman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,303
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,972

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could be better

  • By Petunia1620 on 06-03-15

Terrible casting almost ruins great story.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

The reader sounds about 12 and makes the strong waeeioe characters almost unbelievable. So glad I read this book in hardcopy before I bought the audio version. The readers performance very well could have turned me odd this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slow Horses

  • Slough House, Book 1
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 927

Slough House is a dumping ground for British intelligence agents who've screwed up cases in any number of ways - by leaving a secret file on a train or blowing a surveillance. River Cartwright, one such "slow horse", is bitter about his failure and about his tedious assignment transcribing cell phone conversations. When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Josh Alford on 07-05-17

A bit jumpy but engrossing characters

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

The story line humps around a bit and I had a hard time discerning where the jumps were. Once I figured out we were on another characters plot line the characters were quite engrossing. I look forward to other books in this series.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Anubis Gates

  • By: Tim Powers
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,123

When Brendan Doyle is flown from America to London to give a lecture on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, little does he expect that he will soon be traveling through time and meeting the poet himself. But Brendan could do without being stranded penniless in the teeming, thieving London of 1810.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yesterday… All My Troubles Seemed So Far Away

  • By Doug D. Eigsti on 06-21-16

Is that really Balky?

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

I judged this book by the cover and by the narrator. I found the story line hard to get into. The payoff at the end was worth it as the twists and turns inherent to time travel started to reveal themselves. Bronson Pinchot did a great job voicing characters. so we'll I could start to figure out who was talking by the tone of voice used. all in all glad I stuck it out... Not sure I could reccomend.