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  • The Spies That Bind

  • A Gallagher Girls Prequel
  • By: Ally Carter
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,212

The first day at a new school is tough for any kid, but it's especially scary when you're going to a school for spies. Cammie Morgan has spent her whole life dreaming of becoming a Gallagher Girl, but she has no idea what she’ll face when she arrives at The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. Secret passages? Check. Lab experiments that might make you lose your eyebrows (and other body parts)? Check. Classmates who are the smartest, strongest, most intimidating girls in the world? Double check. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun listen

  • By RThompson on 01-08-19

Darling coming-of-age / friendship bonding story!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-19

Great narration and fun story. I kept thinking I would love to have my daughter read this! Most preteen girls will relate with the feelings of inadequacy and jealousy discussed here. The ending is very satisfying, yet makes you want to listen to the sequels. My only complaint - it was over too quickly!

  • None Dare Call It Conspiracy

  • By: Gary Allen, Larry Abraham
  • Narrated by: Andrew Heyl
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

None Dare Call It Conspiracy will be a very controversial book. At first, it will receive little publicity, and those whose plans are exposed in it will try to kill it by the silent treatment. For reasons that become obvious as you listen to this book, it will not be reviewed in all the "proper" places or be available on your local book stand. However, there is nothing these people can do to stop a grassroots book distributing system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Things Have Changed But The Truths Therein Remain

  • By G. A. Miller on 05-03-16

Provocative, Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

This book helps to explain a lot about what has happened in the world since it was written. It also connects the dots on the history of world financing that I didn't get in college. I almost wish a follow up book would be released that continues the analysis covering the last +/- 50 years.

My only concern about the performance was that I wish there was a more of an audible break between chapters. The narration kept going almost as if it was all one chapter.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,720

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

What's Not To Like???

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

Hearing Emma Thompson narrate Jane Austen's "Emma" is a joy all on its own. However, the entire production - with the music, the sound effects, and most importantly, the excellent performances of the voice actors and actresses - all of this combined to make this recording one of my most memorable versions of this timeless classic.

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  • The Mummy Case

  • An Amelia Peabody Mystery
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Susan O’Malley
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

The irascible husband of Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody demonstrates again why he has been nicknamed "Father of Curses." Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, Emerson is awarded instead the "pyramids" of Mazghunah: countless mounds of rubble in the midst of nowhere. Nothing in this barren spot seems worthy of interest - until an antiquities dealer is murdered in his Cairo shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Okay so the accent is missing....

  • By G. Plude on 09-13-07

Strange inserts in narration

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I loved the story, but the narration had several places that sounded "pasted in", as if the dialogue had to change after the fact to fit some politically correct editing. The voice of the pasted in parts was lower and more mature, so it seemed it was recorded years later. I couldn't tell any difference in the story line, but the change in narration was a little irritating.

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  • Death Weavers

  • Five Kingdoms, Book 4
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,302

Cole and his friends have made it to the fourth of the five kingdoms that comprise the Outskirts - Necronum, land of the dead. New allies and new dangers await....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional narrator

  • By Jonathan D. Mackay on 05-17-16

Fantastic Series, Great Role Model

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I have grown to love this creative fantasy series. In particular, Book 4 explores the power of will and determination as the deciding factor between strength and weakness. The main character is constantly tested to see where his true motivations lie, and his thought processes during these tests are exactly what I want my teenagers to hear and learn from.

Cole doesn't always make the wisest choices, but it's not out of laziness or lack of character, just inexperience and trusting the wrong people. He has to experience the calamitous effects of a particular decision, and spends most of the book trying to make things right.

I also enjoyed the author's vision of the echo world as a temporary, non-mortal transition place between life and death. The use of music as a guiding factor is also pretty ingenious.

Finally the narrator does a masterful job portraying many different characters, with their different dialects and personalities, in a way that almost makes you forget that just one person it's telling the story.

  • 65 Signs of the Times

  • By: David Ridges
  • Narrated by: David Ridges
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

The return of the long-lost ten tribes, a new Jerusalem being built, heavenly messengers from beyond this life.... It may sound like fantasy, but according to the scriptures, all of these things will really come to pass before our Savior comes again. In fact, these signs were designed by the Lord to alert true believers to his imminent return. The question is, Will you recognize the signs?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is not the book. It's a fireside talk

  • By Trevor T. on 07-24-15

Awesome talk

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

My only major complaint is that this recording is not a verbatim reading of the text, but instead a shortened version of the book presented as a fireside to a live audience. So, the title is somewhat misleading, because the author covers only about half of the original 65 signs. Still, I enjoyed listening to the presentation.

  • Sky Raiders

  • Five Kingdoms, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360

Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little scary at first, but a great story!

  • By Shileen on 09-19-14

Brandon Mull does it again

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Just like Fablehaven and Beyonders, this book has incredibly imaginative scenes (a cookies & milk lake!!!), believable & likeable characters who face difficult decisions, and of course, a real struggle and eventual triumph of good over evil. But this new series doesn't feel like a rerun. It's as fresh and new and fun to explore as the many other worlds coming from the daydreams of this talented author. Also, the Q&A/Interview between the narrator, Keith Nobbs, and Brandon Mull is a fun surprise at the end of this well-acted Audible recording.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 215,878
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 201,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201,186

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Anti God bias is pounded over your head

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Stopped after Chapter 2. Anti-God raving has nothing to do with the story. Liked the movie, hate the book.

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  • Chasing the Prophecy

  • Beyonders, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Mull
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264

Jason and Rachel were not born in Lyrian. They did not grow up in Lyrian. But after all of the battles and losses, the triumphs and adventures, and most of all, the friendships forged in this fantastical world, Lyrian has become home to them in a way they never could have imagined. And so, armed now with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they have gone on their separate quests - each surrounded by brave and powerful allies - knowing that the chance for success is slim. But Jason and Rachel are ready at last to become the heroes Lyrian needs, no matter the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect closing to an amazing story

  • By momof6 on 04-02-13

Deep, emotional characters but very heroic too.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The plot twists and surprises were believable and kept the story moving along nicely. The villain surprised me. He seemed so logical and reasonable at times. But his choices, and the indifference for the suffering caused by those choices, really makes him the monster that must be stopped. I also loved that the heroes weren't perfect - they had their personal weaknesses, insecurities, and struggles - but they each were good enough to make a difference in the fight for freedom. This book, well, the whole series, us one I definitely want my children to know and love!

  • A Rather Charming Invitation

  • By: C. A. Belmond
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562

Dateline: London, Paris, Antibes. It's time to get down to nuptial nuts and bolts. But while heiress Penny's distant relatives insist that the wedding be held in their native France, Jeremy's kin won't have it anywhere but England. And either choice might just re-ignite the Hundred Year's War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best of this series

  • By Robin on 03-17-17

Charming, magical, and a breath of fresh air!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

I stumbled upon this series because I really enjoy listening to Katherine Kellgren's performances, most recently the "Her Royal Spyness" series by Rhys Bowen. But I am totally falling in love with C.A. Belmond 's series, and this one is even better than the first two. Of course I love the mystery and art history elements, but my favorite parts are the magical descriptions that make me feel like I'm actually there on site. I also appreciate the charming romance between Penny & Jeremy, but especially the lack of steamy sex scenes that seem to permeate contemporary novels. Overall, a touching and enjoyable journey of our heroine as she prepares for one of the most important moments of her life.