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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,462

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

I listened to in 3 days

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Ready Player One to be better than the print version?

Yes, Will Wheaton did a great job

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

This book definitely made me stand up and think about the world around, how immersion tech can be great for us, but also perhaps our demise. Great story line and thought provoking content

  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

  • By: Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites - translator, Dita Kraus - prologue
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terezín ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so, Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Librarian of Auschwitz

  • By Anne Swan on 05-31-18

Great Narration and Story

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Where does The Librarian of Auschwitz rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dita

Have you listened to any of Marisa Calin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

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

When it was time to die, one young girl decided it was time to learn instead

Any additional comments?

This is a great read for young and old

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,813

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

Any additional comments?

This is a great rendition. Kept me engaged and interested for the entire book.