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  • After Anatevka: Live

  • By: Alexandra Silber
  • Narrated by: Ellie Fishman, Kerstin Anderson, Sheldon Harnick, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,252
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,136

Fiddler on the Roof revival cast member Alexandra Silber continues the story of the beloved characters from the Broadway classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fiddler fans will love this

  • By Cat on 10-05-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Big fan of Fiddler on the Roof but this was a major letdown. If you are looking for a story, there is very little. Most of the presentation is talking to the audience and not establishing an engaging progression of Fiddler. The minimal story is consistently interrupted with audience interaction.

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  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,507

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, heartfelt, inspiring

  • By Jon K. Rust on 07-24-17

Exquisitely Written But No Storyline

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

The language and word choice are beautifully written but it languishes with next to no storyline. If you are captivated with word choice and stylistic writing this is a great selection. The narration is excellent.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,070
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41,759
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41,687

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

Excellent in Every Way

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Emotional, riveting and captivating. In my top two for the year. Please use a credit. You will not be disappointed.

  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,474
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,904

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Enjoyed the book but I expected more. Loved Perdita Weeks when she spoke Circe’s character. My only problem was there was very little differential inflection from other characters. At times it was confusing what character was speaking. If you love mythology this is a good read. Good but not great.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,439
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 188,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,701

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Geek Overload

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

If you could sum up Ready Player One in three words, what would they be?

Eighties, Gamers & Geeks

Who was your favorite character and why?

Halliday. I identified with him. He was a pure genius. He was able to connect with an entire planet through his vision and basically bring the vast majority of mankind together.

Which character – as performed by Wil Wheaton – was your favorite?

Art3mis

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Reality's escape

Any additional comments?

Read it only if you have geek in your bones.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,679

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Worth the Wait

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

What made the experience of listening to Beneath a Scarlet Sky the most enjoyable?

The stories' culmination. The last few chapters will cement your selection. The ending chapters are worth the wait. This is a story that needs to be told. It fills in historical gaps. So much has been written about the fall of Germany but not Italy. It will place you at the fall of Italy.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's a toss up between Pino and General Leyers. Both characters are complex. They both develop during the novel.

What does Will Damron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The pacing of the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending chapters of the novel are particularly moving. Without creating spoilers I want to avoid specifics.

Any additional comments?

The story IMHO was slow to engage the "reader" in the beginning. It builds and well worth the wait.

  • World Without End

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 45 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,263
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,229

In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 hours too short ...

  • By Henrik on 11-03-07

Bored Without an End

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-11

I absolutely loved Pillars. Maybe I was expecting to much, but WWE bored me to no end. I never really identified with the characters, and the storyline lacked pacing. The length is daunting, but I soldiered through the end. If you enjoyed Pillars the novel is worth consideration, but do not expect a compelling story.

  • The Sign

  • By: Raymond Khoury
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

In Antarctica, a scientific expedition drops anchor for a live news feed. As the CNN journalist begins her report, a massive, shimmering sphere of light suddenly appears in the sky, enveloping the ship in luminous white light before disappearing as mysteriously as it arrived - the entire event witnessed by an incredulous world audience.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good adventure, but too political & anti-religion

  • By Daniel on 11-30-10

Great Premise, not so Great Delivery

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

Reviewed: 05-04-10

I'm not going to bash the work based on politics or religion, my issues are word usage and boring action sequences. It just didn't hold my interest nor did I identify with the characters. Khoury's selection of words particularly during action sequences made me wince. I did complete the book, but it just left me flat.

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