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  • Shadow of Night

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,599

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended, however....

  • By J. Lunsford on 07-15-12

Time travel!! Great!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

A wonderful adventurous weaving love story that spans throughout the ages. Magical and poetic. Excited to listen to the next book now!!!

  • The Secret, Book & Scone Society

  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,293

Miracle Springs is a place of healing. Strangers flock there hoping that the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. And, if none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That's Nora's special talent: prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person's deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Bookwyrme on 11-10-17

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Delightful interesting characters. Great story and excellent narration! Will listen again for sure and have recommended this to a few friends who love small town murder mysteries too.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stinker Lets Loose!

  • By: Mike Sacks, James Taylor Johnston
  • Narrated by: Jon Hamm, Eric Martin, Andy Richter, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 898

Mike has teamed up with director Eric Martin to adapt the novelization into a fully immersive cinematic audio experience, and an epic all-star cast has come together to introduce Stinker to a whole new generation of fans! It's Smokey and the Bandit meets Every Which Way But Loose meets Smokey and the Bandit Parts 2 and 3. Feel the thrill as Stinker teams up with old pals Boner and Jumbo, plus new friends Buck and Rascal the Chimp, for a crazy ride across the highways and byways of Bicentennial America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Live performance at end is worth it!

  • By Frank on 02-23-18

Awesome!! Hilarious!!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Loved it! Hilarious. Loved the 70s lingo and the actors were wonderful. Was a ton of fun to listen to. Really enjoyed this audiobook!! Already told a bunch of friends who I think would enjoy it too.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,283

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

Very inspiring!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

Excellent short book! Very inspiring whether you are a military supporter or not. I will definitely listen again. Narrator is also excellent.

  • Wild Seed

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,424

Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflexor design. He fears no one...until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss and savage anyone who threatens her. Together they weave a pattern of destiny unimaginable to mortals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most terrible villain I've ever read about.

  • By Steven L Stringfellow on 09-03-16

FANTASTIC!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Beautifully written!! Wonderful performance!! Reminded me of Neil Gaiman a bit. Love the supernatural flavor. Mmmm...great listen! Will listen again for sure. May even buy and read too. 👍🏻👍🏻😁😁

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Alchemyst

  • The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 1
  • By: Michael Scott
  • Narrated by: Denis O'Hare
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,346

Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest alchemist of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives, but only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Children's Novel......Maybe!

  • By DaBears113 on 11-27-09

Fantastic story!!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

This was fantastic!! I am listening to the next book right after I finish this review. Haha. Soooo captivating and cast is wonderful. 5 stars for sure. Love the magic and fantasy. Yay!!

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,224

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good enough to speed through, not enough to rave

  • By JD on 12-02-14

Heartfelt and hilarious!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The reading was wonderful. It felt honest and loving...just full of authentic emotion. It had me laughing out loud at times my face hurt a little and really filled my heart with so much love, joy and appreciation at others, tears of joy truly streamed down my face. Loved the ending!! So many fav parts...will listen joyfully again. Thank you, Amy!! Yay!! Yay!! Yay!!

  • Kissing the Limitless

  • Deep Magic and the Great Work of Transforming Yourself and the World
  • By: T. Thorn Coyle
  • Narrated by: Heather Jane Hogan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Kissing the Limitless is a manual for self-liberation through magic. By practicing the Great Work of the ancient alchemists and magicians, readers are guided into self-possession - constant communication with their divine selves - and connection with the Limitless Divine. Using the tools of energy and breath, shadow and dream work, tarot and meditation, listeners will learn to open up 'life power' and access breath, will, and desire - the key components of effective magic - to reshape the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Priceless

  • By John C. Miller on 12-27-15

Listened twice!! Yay!!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It reads more like a manual and is full of great applicable information. I have already listened twice and I'm sure to listen more as the years go on.

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,079

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

Fantastic performance!!

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

Beautifully written and magically spoken. The characters sucked me right in to the story and held me captive until the very end. Bravo!!

  • The Ascension Mysteries

  • Revealing the Cosmic Battle Between Good and Evil
  • By: David Wilcock
  • Narrated by: David Wilcock
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

David Wilcock's previous New York Times best sellers, The Source Field Investigations and The Synchronicity Key, used cutting-edge alternative science to reveal oft-hidden truths about our universe. In The Ascension Mysteries, David takes us on a gripping personal journey that describes the secret cosmic battle between positive and negative happening every day, hidden in both the traumas of our own lives and the world's headlines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A remarkable and unique document

  • By Christopher on 09-05-16

Awesome audio!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

Chapters 14 on are very fascinating and cover the subjects David is known for. The 1st half of the book is on his life as an intelligent unpopular bullied kid. He is clearly an indigo child raised by an Indigo Mother too. Was great, I'm going back to listen to chapters 14 on again. Thank you David, for releasing this current material prior to disclosure. Bravo 👏🏼

9 of 9 people found this review helpful