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  • Adventurers Wanted, Book 1

  • Slathbog's Gold
  • By: M. L. Forman
  • Narrated by: E. B. Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226

Do you have the courage, the wits, and the skill to claim a dragon's hoard? If so, apply within . . . The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter's bookshop window: “Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within.” No one but fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even seems to notice it is there. And for Alex, who has wished for a change in his life, it is an irresistible invitation.Upon entering Mr. Clutter's shop, Alex is swept away on an incredible adventure to a faraway land filled with heroic warriors, mysterious elves, and hard-working dwarves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By A on 01-24-14

D&D adventure at it's best

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I love finding a book like that provides great adventure but isn't filled with gratuitous sex and foul language. This is a book the whole family can enjoy. We have a protagonist that is a good person, generous and kind, who finds out he is much more than he realized. Even upon finding out his new skills, he remains kind, generous, and a friend to all who are not evil. He isn't swayed by the promise of riches. He is an adventurer that remains loyal to his party. An excellent book and a great narration.

  • Six of Crows

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Brandon Rubin, Fred Berman, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,333

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is everything!

  • By Steele Reviews on 07-21-16

Interesting concept

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

This was an interesting concept for a world. While I did enjoy it overall, it was a bit hard to get through. The sequel was much better.

  • Fool's Quest

  • Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,719
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520

The harrowing adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his enigmatic friend, the Fool, continue in Robin Hobb's triumphant follow-up to Fool's Assassin. But Fool's Quest is more than just a sequel. With the artistry and imagination her fans have come to expect, Hobb builds masterfully on all that has gone before, revealing devastating secrets and shocking conspiracies that cast a dark shadow over the history of Fitz and his world - a shadow that now stretches to darken all future hope.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's with the Fool's weird accent?

  • By M. Casale on 08-11-15

again, "W" is not pronounced "Wh"

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

While I really enjoyed the story, this narrator for the final trilogy is my least favorite of all the trilogy narrators. 'witted' is 'whitted', 'wine' is 'whine', 'welcome' is 'whelcome'. I guess the only good thing is he doesn't pronounce the W in 'sword'. I really wish there was consistency in narration between the three trilogies. Also, the Fool now appears to be of German descent. and Thick... well, there are no words for how bad Thick sounds. Very sad and disappointing. I love the books but the narration is a huge downfall.

Overall, the book is excellent, but the narration is very distracting when he hits a word that begins with W

  • Fool's Assassin

  • Book One of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,807

FitzChivalry - royal bastard and former king’s assassin - has left his life of intrigue behind. As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married to his childhood sweetheart, Molly, and leading the quiet life of a country squire. Though Fitz is haunted by the disappearance of the Fool, who did so much to shape Fitz into the man he has become, such private hurts are put aside in the business of daily life, at least until the appearance of menacing, pale-skinned strangers casts a sinister shadow over Fitz’s past...and his future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please Audible for Eda & El change the narrator!!!

  • By Andre Alvarez on 01-09-15

"W" is not pronounced "Wh"

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

While I really enjoyed the story, this narrator for the final trilogy is my least favorite of all the trilogy narrators. "witted" is "whitted", "wine" is "whine", "welcome" is "whelcome". I guess the only good thing is he doesn't pronounce the W in "sword". I really wish there was consistency in narration between the three trilogies. Also, the Fool now appears to be of German descent. and Thick... well, there are no words for how bad Thick sounds. Very sad and disappointing. I love the books but the narration is a huge downfall.

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047

Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative game maker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant hit with grandkids!

  • By Kathi on 07-24-16

What fun

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

This is a fun filled children's book talking about puzzles and games and using the library to solve/win them. There is little greater than the love of reading and learning, which is what this book demonstrates. I only wish such a library existed. Amazing holograms, fun facts, and mazes of shelves.

  • Trigger Warning

  • Short Fictions and Disturbances
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,969

In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction--stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013--as well as "Black Dog", a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It Triggered Me to Stay Up Late and Listen

  • By Jan on 02-10-15

Short stories and Neil Gaiman

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

I am not a huge short story fan. The performance is excellent, except that it is difficult to tell where one story ends and the next begins in audio. I would like to see clearer breaks between stories. Otherwise, excellent

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,899

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

If you wonder about Norse Mythology, or just enjoy mythology in general, this is the book for you! And how can one go wrong listening to it being read by Neil Gaiman?

This book included stories I was not familiar with, thereby increasing my knowledge of the Norse. A wonderful book.

  • The Elusive Elixir

  • By: Gigi Pandian
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

Dorian Robert-Houdin, the three-and-a-half-foot gargoyle chef who fancies himself a modern-day Poirot, is slowly turning into stone, and it's up to Zoe Faust to unravel the alchemical secrets that can save him. When they discover that a long-lost stone gargoyle with a connection to Dorian has reappeared in Europe, the stakes are even higher. From Portland to Paris, Zoe searches for the hidden knowledge she needs, but a cold case that harkens back to 1942 throws her off course.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Repetive and whiny

  • By Kathy Nicholson on 08-04-17

I'm in love with a Gargoyle

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

Reviewed: 04-14-17

What did you love best about The Elusive Elixir?

The whole book was amazing. The ending was not what I expected, yet I am thrilled. There are not many books that are truly delightful and make me almost giddy to listen to, but this one one, much as its predecessors were also

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  • Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 522

Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn't know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from. When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch's gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet

  • By Jonas Lee on 07-28-16

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

Where does Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is an excellent listen, but also depressing. I am torn by this book. It is part fairytale, part fantasy.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not guess what was happening until the end. It is a delightful and terrible tale. It is heart wrenching - the desire to have but not to be able to

Any additional comments?

I had no idea what to expect. This did not disappoint. I am glad i listened.

  • The Burning Page

  • The Invisible Library, Book 3
  • By: Genevieve Cogman
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Never judge a book by its cover...Due to her involvement in an unfortunate set of mishaps between the dragons and the Fae, Librarian spy Irene is stuck on probation, doing what should be simple fetch-and-retrieve projects for the mysterious Library. But trouble has a tendency to find both Irene and her apprentice, Kai - a dragon prince - and, before they know it, they are entangled in more danger than they can handle...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do I smell a seris?

  • By Stephanie on 02-06-17

excellent continuation to the tale

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

Reviewed: 01-23-17

What made the experience of listening to The Burning Page the most enjoyable?

the story was excellent

Would you listen to another book narrated by Susan Duerden?

It is hard to listen to this narrator. As she speaks, all I can picture is a heaving breathy bosom as she speaks. I really do not like this particular type of speech

Any additional comments?

Overall, this is an excellent edition to the series. Ideally, I would love to see more about Vale - maybe his own series even!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful