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  • Ptolemy's Gate

  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,474
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655

Three years after the events of The Golem's Eye, the young magician Nathaniel is an established member of the British Government. But he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly and Britain's enemies are mounting attacks close to London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional book, fantastic listen

  • By Thomas on 01-25-06

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I rarely give 5 stars but this deserves it. Get the entire series! It’s funny, charming, and has fantastic narration!

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,246
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,252

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best thriller I've read in a long time!

  • By Lynne Bryant on 03-12-18

Kept me guessing.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

This had some very interesting characters, good narration, and a surprise ending that you will either love or hate. Not a 5 star book book but worth the credit.

  • The Key

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

1956. It's Ellen Crosby's first day at work as a student nurse at Ambergate County Lunatic Asylum. When she meets a young girl committed by her father, and a pioneering physician keen to try out the various 'cures' available for mental illness, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change all their lives forever....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-18

Just Okay

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Narrator was great. She is an amazing voice actor! The story was just okay. Interesting , but nothing special.

  • Lady Midnight

  • The Dark Artifices, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Morena Baccarin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,718

Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Players and New Plots

  • By RayRay1974 on 03-14-16

Soooo upset!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

If you loved the heroic, charming, witty characters like the ones in Mortal Instruments, you won't find them here. This book was several hours of silly teenagers mooning over each other with little storyline. It lacked everything I dearly loved about all her other books. The narrator was extremely monotone, she made the story difficult to listen to.

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Husband

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 486

With each and every new novel, Dean Koontz raises the stakes, and the pulse rate, higher than any other author. Now, in what may be his most suspenseful and heartfelt novel ever, he brings us the story of an ordinary man whose extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a harrowing journey of adventure, sacrifice, and redemption to the mystery of love itself, and to a showdown with the darkness that would destroy it forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read!

  • By David on 06-09-06

Bad narration

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

Decent story, narrator was difficult to listen to. The story had many twists , but the reader was melancholy and tedious .

  • Until the End of the World

  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,754

Cassie Forrest isn't surprised to learn that the day she’s decided to get her life together is also the day the world ends. After all, she’s been on a self-imposed losing streak since her survivalist parents died: she’s stopped painting, broken off her engagement to Adrian and dated a real jerk. Rectifying her mistakes has to wait, however, because Cassie and her friends have just enough time to escape Brooklyn for her parents’ cabin before Bornavirus LX turns them into zombies, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute of this

  • By Natalie Harris on 09-05-14

Wasn't what I hoped for

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

Reviewed: 12-14-15

Not much action, no twists, not much conflict. Just a girl trying to get back to her true love in the mist of a zombie apocalypse. Narration is good. Characters are all nice, too nice. I finished it but probably won't get the sequel .

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Secrets of the Realm

  • By: Bev Stout
  • Narrated by: Anne Day-Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Blamed for her uncle's death, fifteen-year-old Annie is on the run. Knowing the perils she will face on the streets of eighteenth century London, she disguises herself as a boy. Her life on the streets is cut short when she becomes Captain Hawke's cabin boy. Not only must Annie work alongside the Realm's motley crew of outcasts and gentlemen, she must also keep her superstitious shipmates from discovering she is a girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning narration!

  • By Candace Robinson on 12-10-13

Sweet story

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

Reviewed: 09-22-15

Reminded me of a Shirley Temple story. Young girl on a ship full of men trying to prove herself. Narrator was great .