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  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,086
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,321

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Excellent read

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Great retelling of segments of familiar stories while also including new and exciting details (and interpretations) to the Greek myths. Miller's voice is honed as Trygon's tail, and the details are just as pointed. Greek mythology may be contradictory, but her story has a satisfying consistency to it.

Slug through those first few slow chapters (7 or 8)--once Circe reaches Aeaea and gains some true autonomy, the story takes off in a golden blaze, like her father's chariot racing across the sky.

  • The Oracle Year

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Soule
  • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded website with the help of his friend Hamza to selectively announce his revelations. In no time global corporations are offering him millions for exclusive access, eager to profit from his prophecies.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wish it were more

  • By Topher on 05-14-18

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The first chapter is shit (and maybe the ending a little cliche), but the rest of the book is much better than I expected, to be honest.