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Sherwood, WI
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  • The Fireman

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,918
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,902

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • THIS BOOK IS HORRIBLE!!!

  • By Brent Nelson on 04-04-18

Great narration, terrible story

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Kate Mulgrew is a great narrator and I loved her previous collaboration with Joe Hill. She delivered another great read here, it is just too bad the story was so awful. I have liked all of Joe Hill's other stories. NOS4A2 and Locke & Key were interesting concepts with complex characters. The main character here was completely unlikable. She was incapable of caring about herself from the very first. She lived in a fantasy world, which seemed to be intended as a set up for her to mature out of. Indeed, she realized this, but then did not grow. She continued to make poor decisions for no reason, and depend on others. There really was no feeling of urgency to the story I found that I really had to keep forcing myself to listen.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • The Return of the King

  • Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,504
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,344
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,448

The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audio book chapters are in the wrong order!!!!

  • By LJ on 11-04-18

Superb high fantasy adventure

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

The Lord of the rings concludes with the book. It is an example of fantasy at it's best. I prefer the first book, but all things must come to an end. Anyone not at least familiar with what happens should know that there is plenty of fighting between dwarves, orcs, elves, humans, and all kinds of other races. Evil is confronted and the hobbits show their character. The narration is wonderful. This is one of the older recordings I have come across through Audible but I doubt it could be made better. The voice acting is perfect, and it is not over produced. There is really nothing that can be said against this recording of the Return of the King.

  • The Fall of the Kings

  • By: Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman
  • Narrated by: Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

This stunning follow-up to Ellen Kushner's cult-classic novel Swordspoint is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule. Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society's smug view of itself - and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Scholars with Teeth (and Tongues and Lips)

  • By Dave on 10-01-13

Wizards having sex?

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

Reviewed: 03-31-15

Really slow and anticlimatic. Mostly it is focused on a bunch of wizards sleeping with each other for no reason. I'm also not sure what Neil Gaiman had to do with the book. I believe he voiced on character that was almost never in the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful