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  • Bluebird, Bluebird

  • By: Attica Locke
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,275

When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the Lone Star State, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders - a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman - have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but very irritating

  • By Tunde on 01-15-18

Noir, Texas-style

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

After listening to Attica Locke's previous novel Pleasantville, I eagerly used a credit to purchase Bluebird, Bluebird. Bluebird, Bluebird does not disappoint! The historical context was definitely a plus, and I love that the protagonist is not only a Texas Ranger, but comes from a landed, well-established Black family. The characters' flaws give the book so much more flavor. I'm looking forward to listening to & reading the sequel.


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31 of 35 people found this review helpful

  • Aliens

  • The Official Movie Novelization
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

Returned to Earth, Ellen Ripley learns that a colony has been established on LV-426, the planet where the crew of the Nostromo found the original Alien. But contact with the colonists has been lost, so she must accompany a unit of colonial marines to discover their fate. And to destroy any Aliens found on the planet known as Acheron. This is a groundbreaking sequel by science fiction legend Alan Dean Foster, with the wonderful characters and rapid-fire action that make Aliens one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • "Get away from her, You." - Really?!

  • By Troy on 07-08-16

Love the novelization & audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I love listening to this audiobook! The reader did a great job with portraying the different characters. Also the toning down of the language doesn't diminish the story--still action-packed with a good amount of thrill.

  • Grave Peril

  • The Dresden Files, Book 3
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,332
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,387

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spike makes good

  • By Lakejewel on 03-22-10

Best One of the Series

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

I've listened to every one of the Dresden Files with the exception of Shadowed Souls. I loved Storm Front. It was interesting enough to get me into the series, but Grave Peril is the heart of the series. You get to see Harry's vulnerability and soul of full display.

  • A Knight of the Word

  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

Eight centuries ago, the first Knight of the Word was commissioned to combat the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has passed to John Ross - along with powerful magic and the knowledge that his actions are all that stand between a living hell and humanity's future. Then, after decades of service to the Word, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great sequel to "Running with the Demon".

  • By Emily Rogers on 04-02-19

Yay! More The Word and The Void

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

I have listened to and enjoyed the previous audio version of this book (George Wilson), but was disappointed that only Running with the Demon was available on audible--until now.

At first listen, the multiple pauses of the new reader was extremely distracting. I actually changed the playback speed to 1.25x to counteract it. He does an adequate job once I got past the first 12-15 minutes with the exception of how he pronounced O'olish Amaneh's name--that was cringeworthy.

The three books in this series are some of my favorites. I've read them several times since being in my twenties. Nest Freemark, her grandparents, and John Ross are very relatable, and their storylines are enjoyable.

Despite my initial misgivings, I would recommend this book, and it's prequel, Running with the Demon. I hope audible will make the sequel, Angel Fire East, available too.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Sapphire Rose

  • The Elenium, Book 3
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Greg Abby
  • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017

Finally, the knight Sparhawk had come to possess Bhelliom, legendary jewel of magic that alone could save Queen Ehlana from the deadly poison that had felled her father. Sparhawk and Sephrenia, ageless instructor in Styric magics, made haste to free Ehlana from the crystalline cocoon that had preserved her life while they desperately sought a cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the power of a gem

  • By Ken on 03-20-13

Great book, horrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

What did you like best about The Sapphire Rose? What did you like least?

I have loved this series for years. Sparhawk, Vanion, Sephrenia, Kurik, Kalten, and the champions of the four orders worth reading about in this series and this following one.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sapphire Rose?

When Queen Ehlana proved her merit as a ruler

Would you be willing to try another one of Greg Abby’s performances?

NEVER!!! I listened to a previous recording of this books through the library for the blind and visually handicapped. That narrator's pronunciations of characters and places was much more preferable. Hearing him say Vanion, Kalten, Platime, Ulath, and Chyrellos is maddening. Since I used a coupon, I can't return it. I wish I'd listened closer to the preview.

Could you see The Sapphire Rose being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Sure, but I don't follow many current actors

1 of 1 people found this review helpful