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  • Fates Aflame

  • By: P. Anastasia
  • Narrated by: P. Anastasia
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Earth granted her the ability to conjure fire at will, but the birth of her powers awakens a curse and a perilous trial unfolds, putting the lives of those she loves in jeopardy. When extinct beasts brought forth by ancient magic threaten her life, she has no choice but to take a stand....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Story That Left Me Excited For More!

  • By Kitty Faulhaber on 11-28-17

Nothing...

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

For the first two hours of this story, literally Nothing happens. If you skip the first 2 hours, all you miss is the names of a few characters.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Books of Blood: Volume 6

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Dick Hill, Johnny Heller, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Few authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture. Clive Barker is such an author, and the Books of Blood marked his debut - his coming out to the world - in brilliant, unforgettable fashion. Crossroad Press is proud to present Clive Barker's Books of Blood in digital for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Horror! Great Narration!

  • By Shieldslinger on 02-05-14

Good ending

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This is a good end of the "Books of blood" series. Not perfect, bet better then 3,4 and 5. Narration is as always well done. Nothing to complain about.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Books of Blood: Volume 5

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Melissa Exelberth, Scott O'Neill, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Few authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture. Clive Barker is such an author, and the Books of Blood marked his debut - his coming out to the world - in brilliant, unforgettable fashion. Crossroad Press is proud to present Clive Barker's Books of Blood in digital for the first time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Roy on 08-17-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Two interesting stories (the second and the last). Though this is as scary as a cat in broad daylight. Narrated very well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Own the Day, Own Your Life

  • Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex
  • By: Aubrey Marcus
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Marcus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,683
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,122

Human optimization thought leader Aubrey Marcus's personal and professional mission rests on a single question: How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? Marcus answers that question in Own the Day, Own Your Life, an empowering audio handbook that guides listeners to optimize every moment of the day, from waking in the morning, through work and play, until bedtime each night. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently, and live happier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect mix of science and advice.

  • By Jaime Morin on 04-18-18

OK

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

All in all there are some good tips worth adding to your daily routines. But this mostly seams to be the thoughts and routines of an OCD mind. You'd spend 3-4 hours a day on making the day "right". Missing out on more then you gain.
The narration sound incredibly boring and uninterested. Sounds like trying to sound a certain way.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vikings: History & Mythology

  • By: Stephan Weaver
  • Narrated by: Bill Conway
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

From the invasion of Britain to the siege of Paris, the Viking age was indeed one of the most tumultuous and formative periods of European history. This book delves into the many cultural aspects of the society: religion, social structure, architecture, and much more. Their celebrated ship building is discussed at length, myths are debunked, and legends are deliberated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well written and read.

  • By Roy on 07-05-18

well written and read.

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

well written and read-
well written and read!
well written and read,
well written and read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lolita

  • By: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,692

Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece

  • By Erez on 05-29-08

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

First of all, the narration by Jeremy Irons is the best narration i have ever heard. He makes the story sound as the main character is actually the one reading it. Very impressive.
The story is remarkable. Writen detailed and still to the point. And the story itself is fantastic.
I Strongly recommend this book to anyone. And i insist on the version read by Jeremy Irons.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Books of Blood: Volume 4

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Peter Bishop, Gigi Shane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Few authors can claim to have marked a genre so thoroughly and personally that their words have leaked into every aspect of modern pop culture. Clive Barker is such an author, and the Books of Blood marked his debut - his coming out to the world - in brilliant, unforgettable fashion. Crossroad Press is proud to present Clive Barker's Books of Blood in audiobook format for the first time. The Books of Blood combine the ordinary with the extraordinary while radiating the eroticism that has become Barker's signature.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Less horror.

  • By Roy on 06-18-18

Less horror.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

The 4th books of blood is in my opinion more a thriller then horror. I was disappointed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Match Girl (GivingTales)

  • By: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by: Ewan McGregor
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

"The Little Match Girl", one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved fairy tales, is narrated by Ewan McGregor, OBE for the GivingTales project. On a cold New Year's Eve, a young, poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is already shivering from cold and early hypothermia. Still she is afraid to go home, because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. "The Little Match Girl" was released in December, 1845. The original title in Danish: "Den lille Pige med Svovlstikkernee".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful and sad story

  • By Roy on 12-23-17

A beautiful and sad story

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

like you might expect. It is a fantastic short story worth listening to. Beautiful, sad and painfully realistic...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Snow Queen

  • By: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9,493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,347
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,419

This classic tale is a fantastical fable of two dear friends - one of whom goes astray and is literally lost to the north woods, while the other undertakes an epic journey to rescue him. This charming, strange, and wonderful story is a timeless allegory about growing up and the challenges of staying true to one's self, and it served as the wintry inspiration for the blockbuster hit Frozen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strange & Fascinating

  • By Sara on 12-19-14

horrible

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

This is one of the worst stories i've ever hear/read. Nonsense and confusing. A problem appears and the author just ignores it or makes up some wildly unbelievable way to just pretend nothing is wrong. The main character may as well be god herself...

great narrator though. The story is read beautifully.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rose

  • By: William Butler Yeats
  • Narrated by: Tim Dalgleish
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

This is a beautiful collection of poetry that translates the 2,000-year-old mythos of Ireland into words that inspire and touch the mind, body, and spirit of any listener. This audio narration includes music between the poems which underscores and enhances the mood of romance and thoughtfulness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adequate

  • By Roy on 12-19-17

Adequate

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

Everything is good, but the music is annoying. No audio book should have music playing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful