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  • The Canterville Ghost [Classic Tales Edition]

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

The ghost that haunts Canterville Chase has built a marvelous career of midnight haunting. But when an American family moves in, they simply have no respect for permanent bloodstains, nightmarish chains, or ancient legends. They even throw pillows at him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oscar Wilde's Humor Deserves to be Lingered Over

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-22-17

Classic

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

A great listen, especially with a young person, it's quick and fun. #Clever, #Funny, #Nostalgic, #Witty, #Narrator, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

  • The Stars My Destination

  • By: Alfred Bester
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 752

Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Frederick on 03-26-18

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Great story that would do better with a different narrator, but worth the listen, or at least a chance if you like this type of story. #Clever, #Gritty, #Suspenseful, #NearFuture, #TorturedHero, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

  • Dark World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 9
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,050

Two expanding interstellar powers are about to meet in battle. After the collapse of the Cephalopod Kingdom, Humanity claimed the 300 rebellious worlds it left behind. But light years away on the far side of a disputed region, a rival power has begun to move. They're stealing our planets, one at a time. Earth Command decides to invade the center of the frontier to set up an advanced base. The mission to DARK WORLD is highly classified and deadly. Legion Varus spearheads the effort, and James McGill journeys to the stars again. How many ships do they have? How advanced is their tech? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The “Juice Box” Gambit

  • By Don Gilbert on 07-02-18

Guilty Pleasure

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I really like this seies, although it can be a little worn in places, but it's a good worn. Well worth the listen, the whole series. #Clever, #Funny, #Suspenseful, #NearFuture, #Narrator, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

  • Dr Thorne

  • Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 3
  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
  • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

It tells the tale of Frank Gresham and Mary Thorne, a couple intent on marriage despite their conflicting social backgrounds. Frank is engaged in a fierce battle with his family as his mother vehemently opposes the marriage and pushes him to marry a wealthy heiress; however, Frank shuns her attempts and is determined to accept Mary on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trollope and a worthy narrator

  • By Ollie on 10-06-16

One of the classics!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

If you like Jane Austin or that time period, you will like this book. I liked it more than Trolloe's other books, maybe because the BBC series (of the same name) was so good, although the book is better, especially about Louie. #Clever, #Funny, #Nostalgic, #Witty, #Narrator, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

  • Station Breaker

  • Station Breaker Series, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Mayne
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 857
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 792

Astronaut David Dixon's first mission to space goes horribly awry when a gunfight breaks out on a Russian space station. He finds himself making an emergency landing from orbit and becomes the most wanted man on Earth. Desperate to unravel the plot he's found himself in, he takes his pursuers on a wild chase from space to the backstreets of Rio and beyond. Dixon's survival relies on his skills as a pilot and willingness to do whatever it takes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but frustrating

  • By Fred G. on 12-21-17

Great fun chase!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Really pleasantly surprised how good this was, I wasn't expecting it. Kept the suspense and thrill-of-the-chase going the whole time. Will listen to it again to plick-up what I missed the first time. #Clever, #Funny, #Suspenseful, #NearFuture, #Narrator, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,498
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,851

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Trouble on Paradise pt. II

  • By Kurtis Karr on 09-27-18

Just keeps getting better!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Alanson has really managed to keep this going so well. I want the book to keep going and going. I've listened to the series at least three times now. When a new book comes out I want to start over and listen to them all again. The only thing that is distracting is the Cornel Joe being embarrassed by Skippy's sexual jokes, just jettison him for a week or so and see how he likes it. But, don't stop writing this series... ever! #Clever, #Funny, #Suspenseful, #NearFuture, #Narrator, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  • By: Becky Albertalli
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,835

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be compromised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crouch should be getting another award

  • By T. N. Taylor on 03-15-18

I can see why this was a hit.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Not just for YA, this really speaks to anyone who's been in High School and trying to figure it out. The narrator really gave voice to Simon! #Clever, #Funny, #Nostalgic, #Witty, #Narrator, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,086

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Part history lesson, part audio documentary.

  • By brian on 11-01-18

Wow, Fun Listen!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I wasn't expecting how much fun this would be to listen! I learned quite a bit about the Victorians, i thought they were much more stuffy... Guess what, they're just like us! #Clever, #Funny, #Nostalgic, #Witty, #Narrator, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

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  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,322
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,040

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

Better than Book 4

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I was worried a little with book 4, it seemed like Skippy was getting a little stale, but the twists given the story in Zero Hour has got my interest back. Cornel Joe doesn't need to slap his head anymore when skippy says something, Delta Force women aren't going to be giggling about his sexual skills after years of familiarity, it's fine Skippy says these things, but by now people would just let it slide or give it back in kind. #Clever, #Funny, #Suspenseful, #NearFuture, #Narrator, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes

  • Master of Formalities

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,709
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,699

Even when finding oneself engaged in interstellar war, good form must be observed. Our story is set thousands of years after the Terran Exodus, where two powerful, planet-dominating families - the elegant House Jakabitus and the less refined Hahn Empire - have reached a critical point in their generations-long war. Master Hennik, the Hahn ruler's only son, has been captured, and the disposition of his internment may represent a last and welcome chance for peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the sequel

  • By Nothing really matters on 07-21-16

Had to stick with it...

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I've had a number of books start out not so interesting, so I'm waiting a lot longer to pull the return plug. Master of Formalities turned into a fun little listen. Good, humorous characters came into the story and there was a twist or two to end the story, so I am glad I stuck with it. My only complaint is the narration, please don't do accents unless you really can! Having a character described with Scandinavian characteristics with a jarring Italian accent didn't do it for me. The cover artwork is awful, it should be changed to anything else, it gives no feeling of what the book is about. The book summary should also be changed on Audible.com. #Clever, #Funny, #Suspenseful, #Quirky, #Narrator, #tagsgiving, #sweepstakes