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  • Krampus

  • The Yule Lord
  • By: Brom
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111

One Christmas Eve in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses a strange spectacle: seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward, taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large sack plummets back to earth, a magical sack that thrusts the down-on-his-luck singer into the clutches of the terrifying Yule Lord, Krampus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars

  • By colleen on 11-17-12

A new Yule tradition

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

Not only is the a beautiful, odd story (Brom is an illustrator too so get the text book also) but funny and moving. Jesse is an infinitely likeable screw up, and Linda is smart strong and does not fall into the “my woman doesn’t understand me” trope. She understands him better than he does himself. Krampus and the belsnickels are scary and kind in equal order, and Santa is a oddly frightening but broken character.
The narrator is superb! I honestly will listen to chapters I’ve already read just to hear his character voices!

  • From Here to Eternity

  • Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body. Grandpa's mummy has lived in the family home for two years, where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship. She meets Bolivian natitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human skulls) and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Caitlin has done it again

  • By Shaun on 10-03-17

A journey of death

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

This book was amazing. A good audio book should provide something to the experience- be it voice acting, sound effects, etc- and this totally delivers! Caitlyn’s asides are perfect, as is her imitation of calls to worship.
The book itself is inspiring. At times it made me sad, happy, even silly. Caitlyn does not exoticize or fetishize the cultures she visited, merely experiences them and tells their death traditions. She learns from each and brings us along.

  • Daja's Book

  • Circle of Magic, Book 3
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Tamora Pierce, the Full Cast Family
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 386

On a journey to Gold Ridge, the four young mages-in-training, Daja, Sandry, Tris, and Briar, find their special magics overlapping, sometimes in frightening and destructive ways. One burst of this combined magic leads Daja to create an astonishing vine made of living metal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full Cast Audio does it again

  • By Got My Book on 03-04-04

One of my favorites

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

Reviewed: 02-18-16

I adore everyone in this this series but for some reason I've always loved Dajas stories the most. Her trader culture is fascinating and her straight forward no nonsense attitude is refreshing. The full cast presentation is great although sometimes the three girl voice actresses can get confusing when the author doesn't present them when they speak, like 'Daja said...' The dialogue just starts

  • The Interrupted Tale

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 4
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves." The Incorrigible children actually were. Turning sixteen is a bittersweet occasion for Miss Penelope Lumley: Her parents remain disappointingly absent, and her perfectly nice young playwright friend, Simon Harley-Dickinson, has not been heard from since he went to visit his ailing great-uncle Pudge in the old sailors' home in Brighton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!

  • By Wayne on 12-06-17

Distressing and delightful in equal measures

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

Like the previous books Penny is pitted against the alleged Judge Quinesby, but this time it is over the soul of Penny's beloved Swanburn school for poor bright females. Penny and her charges the Incorrigibles must face down cats, irate judges, greedy and cruel baronesses and a strangely maternal lady Ashton all on site of Swanburn, which is in danger of loosing its name, it's motto and worst of all its feminist spirit Agatha Swanburn innuendo it with. For those who like who have grown to love Swanburn in Penny's telling, seeing it attacked by Quinsby and baroness Hoover will be most distressing. However be as the incorrigibles, and preserver! The children keep penny's hopes up with their sweetness, trust and passion for learning, and so too must we. For by the end although not all secrets are learned- there's more books after all- many friends are rescued, families are reunited and a curse becomes less of one.

  • Guards! Guards!

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,971
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,964

"Where have all the dragons gone?" Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best satire available

  • By Glen Phipps on 04-27-07

Absolutely delightful!

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

I love terry, and his discworld series, especially those revolving around Sam vimes and the city guard.
My only complaint is that because the books do not have chapters so much as simply breaks the division of the audiobooks "chapters" does not line up w the narrative breaks; they just fall in the middle from what I can tell, making finding a spot to stop very difficult. All they need to do is pay a tiny bit of attention to where they put the breaks.

  • The Hidden Gallery

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 2
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

Thanks to the efforts of Miss Penelope Lumley, their plucky governess, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf pups now. They are accustomed to wearing clothes. They hardly ever howl at the moon. And for the most part, they resist the urge to chase squirrels up trees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place!

  • By Wayne on 11-22-17

An absolute delight

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

This series is on par with the classic Jeeves and Wooster series, if jeezes had been the narrator and if Bertie had been tripled, and raised by wolves. It is silly and whimsical and uplifting.
The narrators style is pitch perfect for the series, and I'm terribly disappointed they have not produced the 4th audiobook, although I will endeavor to read them to myself in her voice.
Truly a classic for all ages!

  • Cinder

  • Book One of the Lunar Chronicles
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,203

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surpised by how much I enjoyed it

  • By Staaj on 01-17-12

Wow

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

Reviewed: 02-13-15

I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did. I plowed through it in a few days, every single moment I had free I listened to it. And after just finishing the first book I gleefully downloaded the next one and will starting it soon.
Yes the reveal isn't much of a surprise, BUT I didn't care. From Cinders perspective, her whole life experiences as being deemed worthless its not cheap or hollow. And frankly I'm excited to find out how she deals w everything. Prince Kai is a fully realized person instead of a wish fulfillment proxy for the audience and even cinders step family are aloud to be humans instead of simply jerks for no reason.
Anyways clearly I loved it.

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,667
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,861

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-10-15

I thought I'd miss Neil's voice for the whole book but I adored the full cast performance so much! And the music for the dance macabre was perfection.

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