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  • A Sherlock Holmes Sextuplet: Six Sherlockian Pastiches

  • By: David Francis Curran
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

From television series writer and fiction award winner David Francis Curran comes a must-have collection of five Sherlockian pastiches: "The Adventure of the Monstrous Medium", "The Adventure of the Shanghaied Sailor", "The Adventure of the Chess Messages", "The Adventure of the Numerologist’s Cypher", and "The Adventure of Colonel Mustard’s Secret". 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable short stories

  • By Cyndi on 09-11-18

Enjoyable short stories

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

These remind me of the feel of the original stories. The author did a great job of keeping these authentic in their feel and the stories were enjoyable. They are not amazing, but very entertaining and worth a listen. Fred Wolinsky does an awesome job with the narrating! I had no problems distinguishing who was talking at any given time. Overall, entertaining and worth listening to.

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  • Fairy Tales and Legends

  • By: Nikolai Teleshov
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Enjoy strange and wondrous stories inspired by folklore from various corners of the world, carefully assembled and adapted by a Russian writer and political journalist Nikolai Teleshov. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great collection of short stories

  • By Cyndi on 08-29-18

Great collection of short stories

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I loved this collection of short stories. They all had a moral incorporated into them and I think they would be great for the whole family. Most of the stories held my interest throughout them. There were a couple that my mind would drift off while listening, but overall a great mix of stories! Fred did another fantastic job on the narration! He has just a wide range of voices and it's always a pleasure listening to him!

  • Virtually Perfect

  • By: Maria K.
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Surrounded by close buddies offering toasts and congratulations on the upcoming nupitals, along with sly comments about the bottom line, Sam Horton discovers more might be at stake than a transaction. It takes two to consolidate, but when the other one turns into Bridezilla, Sam's about to experience a lesson in fortitude and empathy. Technology takes a strange turn when role playing ups the ante and makes walking in others' shoes a tough lesson to swallow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great short story

  • By Cyndi on 08-29-18

Great short story

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I wish this book was just a little longer, but it was great for such a short amount of time. It was almost like a twilight zone episode. It drew me in and the ending was great! I didn't really think a short story could draw me in that well, but it was very well done. Fred Wolinsky did an outstanding job on the narration!! I loved his different voices and felt like they fit perfectly!

  • Murder at the Paisley Parrot

  • A Marshall James Novel
  • By: Mark McNease
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Time waits for no one, including Marshall James. Now 58 and living in New York City, Marshall has outlived the expiration date he was given with a cancer diagnosis three years ago. He beat the odds, but he knows he may not beat the clock. So he’s decided to tell a story or three about some murders he was involved in back in the day. The year was 1983. The bar was the Paisley Parrot in Hollywood, a gay, mob-run dive where people came to drink and few of them remembered the night before. Marshall loves his job as a bartender there. But one night, among the regulars, a killer arrives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Murder Mystery, A Definite Page Turner!

  • By Robert on 03-27-18

Great Mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

This book held my interest throughout it all! I love the different perspective of telling the story from much farther in the future as if it was just a simple story from his past. It was well written and descriptive enough to get a visual idea of the places. It was not an intense suspense type novel that you have a hard time putting down, but a great murder mystery. I did find myself laughing out loud a few times and feeling what the main character was feeling during some of the scenes. The characters were all well done and performed wonderfully. Fred did an amazing job narrating this book and I think part of the reason that my interest was kept throughout the whole book! Overall, an excellent listen!

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  • Trusted

  • Dragons' Trust, Book 1
  • By: Krista Wayment
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Renick, the fifth son of a dragon breeder, crashes into an unexpected adventure that challenges everything he thought he knew about dragons, history, and himself. Stranded in the massive Helath forest, Renick meets two other passengers: Thane, a noble training to be a dragon knight, and Lainey, the orphaned niece of a healer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Family Fantasy

  • By Cyndi on 12-26-17

Awesome Family Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

This book is great for the whole family!! It is essentially a book about dragons and humans, but there is much more to it than just that. There are morals to be learned, full of action, suspenseful at times and very touching at other times! It is not a long book, but it packs a lot into it. There is never a dull moment!! I gave the story only 4 stars, because the ending is already leading you into the next book and I'm not a huge fan of that. It did end this chapter of the story though.

Fred did another awesome job narrating this book!! His voices are great for this type of story and he has so many different voices that it is easy to figure out who is talking. I really loved his voice in the beginning, very deep dragon voice!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ring of Carnac

  • The Tales of Gaspar, Book 2
  • By: Brian G. Michaud
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Ahoy, mateys! If you're scared of pirates, witches, and goblins, read no further! But if you're a brave soul, come aboard for the ride of your life! It's an adventure on the high seas for Alamin's wizarding apprentices, Kay and Jerra, but it's definitely not a pleasure cruise. They are in a race against time to stop the witch, Krellia, from releasing an ancient evil from its thousand-year-old prison. Only the Ring of Carnac holds the key to stopping Krellia and her pirate and goblin minions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining read for fantasy lovers of all ages

  • By Leslie F. on 08-05-17

Great Family Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Having listened to the first book in the series, I was looking forward to listening to this book as well. A lot of times the second book in a series drops in quality, but not this time! This book was just as good as the first one! I don't feel like you need to read the first book before this one, but I highly recommend it. It has a lot of back story that will help you get into this one easier.

This book is mostly geared towards younger children, but I highly recommend it for the whole family. If you are planning on taking a road trip with the whole family, this would be a great story to listen to! Brian's writing style can appeal to most age groups, it's light and funny at times. There were quite a few times that I laughed out load while listening to this!

Fred Wolinsky did another amazing job with the narration!! He has a broad range of voices and no one ever sounds the same! Thank you Fred for making this a fun book to listen to!!

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  • The Accidental Apprentice

  • By: Anika Arrington
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Brilliant and ambitious, Rezdin the Wizard has one goal: impress the king. Before Rezdin can maneuver himself into the limelight, the king charges von Dappenshien with treason, and Rezdin goes to ground. The wizard finds himself dependent upon the wits and good will of a starving street urchin. When old dangers and new alliances rear their menacing heads, Rezdin must decide where his true loyalties lie, and what to do with his newfound entourage of one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun listen

  • By Cyndi on 07-02-17

Fun listen

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

It started out very slow for me, but there was some info that needed to be told to get the story going. After a few chapters though it grabbed my interest and kept me going for the rest of the book. This is a fantastic action filled fantasy with some political conflict and fun magic mixed in. I would say this book is great for all from young teen and up.

Fred is one of my favorite narrators and this is the type of book that he is great at! There were lots of characters and he did an amazing job with them all!! The best I've listened to so far!

If you love good, clean fantasy, then I would recommend this one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World

  • By: Curtis M. Lawson
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

When the Vatican's top assassin, a Rhodesian merc, a pair of serial killer lovers, a dirty cop, and a professional sadist compete in a mad race for a pair of priceless magical artifacts, betrayal, theft, and murder are just the opening moves in a game of death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wild thrill ride with a touch of Dark Magic!

  • By Steve H. Caldwell on 01-28-17

Awesome Dark Thriller

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

This book is hard to sum up into one category. It is a combination of dark thriller, police procedural and a little dark magic to tie it all together. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it turned out to be a gem!! Everybody in the book is pretty much a bad guy, from the detective, to the Rhodesian Mercenary, and even the nun!! It's not very often you find yourself rooting for a bad guy, but this book actually makes you like some of the bad guys and want them to succeed. This book will take you on a wild thrilling ride through multiple lives all tied together with dark magic!

Fred is one of my favorite narrators! He has a vast amount of different voices and does an amazing job on the different accents in this book! I highly recommend this audiobook!

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  • The Road to Nyn

  • The Tales of Gaspar, Book 1
  • By: Brian Michaud
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

In a land where magic is outlawed, a young boy is living a double life. Although Kay is training to be a knight, he has been secretly studying the forbidden ways of magic with Alamin, a powerful but eccentric wizard. When a band of goblins raids his village and enslaves his family and friends, Kay embarks on an adventure that takes him across the Kingdom of Gaspar and into the dark and treacherous caves of the Goblin Realm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great family-friendly fantasy adventure

  • By Leslie F. on 06-11-16

good tween fantasy

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

This was a pretty good fantasy novel good for the whole family. The writing style is very simple, which is not what I usually enjoy. This does make it great for the whole family though. If you are looking for a simple tween or family friendly quest type fantasy novel, this would be a great book to get!

I loved the narration! There were so many different characters with a big range between them and he did an amazing job with all of them! He kept them all unique and made the story more interesting!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Saving the Last Dragon

  • By: Joe Broadmeadow
  • Narrated by: Fred Wolinsky
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Duncan Emeris loves to write. His imagination creates a world of dragons, wizards, and magic. His writing helps him cope with the reality of his world. When one of his stories draws the interest of Merrill Templar, his English teacher, Duncan discovers that the world of his imagination has become a reality. Saving the Last Dragon becomes Duncan's quest. He finds himself facing dangerous mythical creatures bent on stealing the dragon's egg to wield its power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dreams of dragons come to life

  • By Shane on 04-29-17

Great Story!!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

This is a great story that will appeal to both kids, teenagers and adults that like fantasy. The main character, Duncan, has a story that is coming to him in dreams. It turns out his story is true and he finds out he is the dragon seeker and he has a mission to save the last dragon. I love that the main character is in a wheel chair, it shows that all things are possible!!

I have listened to a few books narrated by Fred Wolinsky and I think this is the best book he has ever narrated. There were lots of different voices that he did an awesome job with keeping them all unique!