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Dreamsongs, Volume III (Unabridged Selections) audiobook cover art
  • Dreamsongs, Volume III (Unabridged Selections)

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: George R. R. Martin, Roy Dotrice, Adrian Paul, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Skip this one

  • By Susan on 04-02-11

Skip this one

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-11

This book only contains two stories worth note, The Skin Trade and The Hedge Knight. The first part of the book is Martin's contribution to the Wild Card series. With only having Martin's part of this multi authored work there are huge holes in the stories so bad that I really had a hard time hanging in there. Skip this one and look for The Skin Trade and The Hedge Knight separately.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

A Feast for Crows audiobook cover art
  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,638
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,870

It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Roy Dotrice

  • By Aaron on 12-07-05

I miss Roy Dotrice !

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-11

Please save your credits. I read the reviews and thought I would miss Roy Dotrice but that I would make it through with the new reader. Mr. Lee sounds like he is doing a bad impression of Sean Connery. It is very hard to follow which character is speaking. Listen to the preview very carefully before you purchase. I would recommend the ebook,maybe if enough people pass on this book they can get Mr. Dotrice to read it.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Historian

  • By: Elizabeth Kostova
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, Paul Michael
  • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,552

Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great immersion entertainment

  • By Joseph on 08-26-08

Doesn't disappoint!

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-09

Great story! You will enjoy it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Strain

  • By: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
  • Narrated by: Ron Perlman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,616
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,619

The visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan's Labyrinth and a Hammett Award-winning author bring their imaginations to this bold, epic novel about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. It is the first installment in a thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could be better but still a worthy vampire yarn

  • By Mark on 08-17-09

The first book in a series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-09

I think some of the negative reviews are in part that this is only the first book and the story does not completely end. I think this was a wonderful story. Leave it up to Guillermo Del Toro to take the romantic out and put the horrifying back into vampires.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Grayson

  • By: Lynne Cox
  • Narrated by: Lynne Cox
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

It's five o'clock in the morning and still dark. Swimming outside the wave break off the Catalina coast, training for her next long-distance swim (she has already crossed the English Channel twice), 17-year-old Lynne Cox senses that something is following her. She worries that it might be a great white shark.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brief and lovely.

  • By Carin on 11-17-11

Soothing-great book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-09

This book surprised me. The author has a wonderful reading voice that is soothing and a little hypnotic. This is a story about a great experience and is told in a motivating, and loving way. I had a little tear at the end, but in a good way.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead and Gone: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #9

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761

In her ninth adventure, Sookie has just tied on her cocktail waitress apron for a night's work when a special report comes on the television. The time has come. The wereanimals have revealed themselves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • High expectations not met

  • By Anne in State College on 05-11-09

Very Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-09

This book was not quite as good as the others of the series.I would still recommend it for a fun summer read.

  • The Sight

  • By: David Clement-Davies
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

After a pregnant she-wolf and her pack take shelter in an abandoned Transylvanian castle, they are set upon by Morgra, a lone wolf whose traveling companion feeds on the dead. One of the she-wolf's pups is destined to hold a key to unimaginable power, and Morgra will do anything to seize that power for herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an old favorite!

  • By Storybook Erin on 02-24-11

A little disappointed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-09

This book has a great story, but it feels very slow. I felt like the author was adding dialogue just to draw out the plot and this did not work.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful