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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,595
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,549

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun premise, great performance, weak story

  • By J. Klinghoffer on 08-06-15

Reality vs Reality

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

I'd previously read 14 and thought I knew what to expect with this book, but the surprises kept coming.
Peter Clines is an amazing writer when it comes to the horror thriller. He gets one to suspend belief a crack and just keeps expanding until the impossible seems real.
The Fold is entertaining from beginning to end. At first I thought the beginning slow, but once one got into the story I soon realised that those early facts made the rest of the story flow.
I'd love to tell you my favourite parts and so on, but there is a jaw dropping moment that I just don't want to deny you the joy of discovering for yourself.
The ending is great and wraps things up nicely without pinning away for the next book. Some of the characters from 14 turn up, but not to be so important that it won't make sense if you haven't read it.
I loved this audio version of The Fold.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,349

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Original Drama Pity About the "Music"

  • By lynn on 01-15-15

Rollercoaster ride of a read.

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

Reviewed: 11-28-14

If you could sum up Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama in three words, what would they be?

great British drama

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Every time I thought I had the mystery figured out there would be a twist and I was back in the action trying to figure out where this road would lead.

Which scene was your favorite?

I can't tell you. Lets just say that the end is a real surprize.

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

Listening to this performance is better than seeing any film.

Any additional comments?

The great cast of actors make this much more than just a book. I'd rather listen to this audible drama than watch a visual version. Because the actors are so well known I could picture the whole thing. The action kept me glued to my player and it was only because my batteries went flat that I had any sleep; otherwise, I would have listened to the whole drama in the one sitting. A great story combined with truly talented actors makes this an all time favourite thriller for me.

19 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Edge of Eternity

  • Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War. When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great ending to the trilogy

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-22-14

A great ending to the trilogy

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

Reviewed: 09-22-14

If you could sum up Edge of Eternity in three words, what would they be?

History comes alive

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that everything is based on true events and has real characters intermixed with the fictional characters make everything real.

What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

He has so many voices and accents to deal with that I had thought there was a few narrators. John Lee does a great job and his voice is historically realistic.

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

So many moments that were front page news, are part of this story. The story is the history of the whole world but is about families and individuals.

Any additional comments?

I have been waiting for this third instalment for years. So far it has lived up and beyond all my expectations.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Albion's Seed

  • Four British Folkways in America, Vol. 1
  • By: David Hackett Fischer
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

This fascinating audiobook is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is great, much more than title suggests

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-26-14

This is great, much more than title suggests

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

Reviewed: 07-26-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Albion's Seed to be better than the print version?

The narrator was great and when it came to comparing accents and usage of words listening was better than reading.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Albion's Seed?

So much history that I never understood. The first British settlers shaped the USA as it is now in everything from cooking to the Presidents. This book brings history alive.

Which scene was your favorite?

Not so much a scene, but I did enjoy reading of the marriage customs in the different parts of hte country.

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

No. It isn't that kind of book. I had a lot of moments of "that's where that came from."

Any additional comments?

This book makes the early years of American History so easy to understand. The time before Independence is explained and the reasons for later history up to the modern day make sense when these basic differences of early settlement regions are understood.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Ghost and Lady Alice

  • The Royal Series, Book 7
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Alice Lovesey is a poor, mistreated scullery maid whose desperate plea for help miraculously summons Wadham Hall's rakish eighth duke - summons him from the dead! Though caught up in the delights of being newly materialized, the duke promises to return the favor by helping Alice become a lady of quality. But does Alice's heart stand a ghost of a chance now that she has lost it to a restless spirit?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is no Cinderella.

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-26-14

This is no Cinderella.

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

Reviewed: 07-26-14

What did you love best about The Ghost and Lady Alice?

M c Beaton has a knack of creating unique characters and conveying a lot in few words. The plot is tight and the characters are memorable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ghost and Lady Alice?

I like the scene where the ghost first appeared. Alice is dirty and in rags and the detail of the Duke's costume is so beautifully detailed.

Have you listened to any of Charlotte Anne Dore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

When I heard her voice I recognized it, but I'm not sure from where. She is very professional and can voice an array of characters without becoming annoying.

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

No! It is such a great book. If it was made into a film they would make a mess of it. Maybe a BBC mini-series might handle it.

Any additional comments?

I was a huge fan of the Hamish McBeth series and have nearly every audible book. I wasn't so impressed with the female detective M C Beaton wrote next, but I'm so glad to find that he/she is still writing and if the other books are as good as this one, I'll be listening for awhile to come.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars

  • By: Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

For many thousands of years, the Suthekh had waited... trapped in the heart of an Egyptian pyramid. Now at last the time had come - the moment of release, when all the force of his pent-up evil and malice would be unleashed upon the world. The TARDIS lands in the year 1911, and the Doctor and Sarah emerge to fight a terrifying and deadly battle...against Egyptian mummies, half possessed humans - and the overwhelming evil power of Sutekh!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable

  • By Eric on 09-17-09

the quintessential Doctor Who Story

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

Reviewed: 03-28-14

What made the experience of listening to Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars the most enjoyable?

Of course any Dortor Who fan will love to listen to the accent of Tom Baker. His voice was perfect for The Doctor and here he portrays the entire cast. A great actor and a great narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The easy answer is The Doctor or Sarah Jane, BUT the were so may great bit players from the poacher, the brother and the friend. The Egyptian servant with his wild organ playing kept me interested as well. And the gods were portrayed with suitable dignity and gravitas.

What about Tom Baker’s performance did you like?

I liked everything about Tom Baker's narration. He got the story accross with the right amount of style and used his experience as an actor to give all the characters life.

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

The truth riddle in the Mars pyramid which the correct answer will free Sarah Jane and the wrong answer will kill her. The Doctor took that casually but with deep feeling.

Any additional comments?

I have always been told I couldn't be a real Doctor Who fan if I hadn't read The Pyramids of Mars. I'm not sure if I'm anymore of a fan than I was but now I understand some of the history better.

  • The First

  • A Prequel to 'The Returned'
  • By: Jason Mott
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 583
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 588

It's been just over a year since Edmund Blithe died, and just over a month since his fiancee, Emily, stopped wearing her engagement ring. Emily has finally begun to move on - until Edmund mysteriously and inexplicably returns. Edmund is only just the beginning. Around the world, people's loved ones are returning from beyond, seeking only to reenter the lives they left behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Under the Spell

  • By Madeleine Poe on 08-07-13

a taste of things to come

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

Reviewed: 03-26-14

If you could sum up The First in three words, what would they be?

sad, happy, amazed

Who was your favorite character and why?

I suppose my favourite character should be the Returned man but I really enjoyed his fiancee's reaction to having him come back.

Which scene was your favorite?

Towards the end there is a scene in a hospital. I can't say more or I'll spoil the outcome for you. You'll know it when you read it.

If you could take any character from The First out to dinner, who would it be and why?

The fiancee's mother is rather interesting. The way she accepts everything is unusual but the writer makes it believable.

Any additional comments?

After you read this you'll want to read the other prequels and The Returned.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bargain

  • By: Mary Jo Putney
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

Forced to wed to keep her inheritance, independent Lady Jocelyn Kendal finds an outrageous solution: she proposes marriage to Major David Lancaster, an officer dying from his Waterloo wounds. In return for making her his wife, she will provide for his governess sister. But after the bargain is struck and the marriage is made, the major makes a shocking, miraculous recovery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Worth Your Time

  • By April on 02-28-14

romance with a difference

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

Reviewed: 02-27-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Bargain to be better than the print version?

No. I felt that reading this book would be preferable. The narrator was good but not suited to this book.

What other book might you compare The Bargain to and why?

This is a good historical romance and is well written. It is slightly more detailed a story to the normal romance but enjoyable.

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

I have listened to other books narrated by Emma Newman and enjoyed them much more than this one.

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

No idea.

Any additional comments?

A good romance that is well written. The story of the soldier on his death bed and the beauty is lovely and slow. The romance blooms between them with a few hitches and lots of love. It has a good ending.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who: Harvest of Time (3rd Doctor Novel)

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

After billions of years of imprisonment, the vicious Sild have broken out of confinement. From a ruined world at the end of time, they make preparations to conquer the past, with the ultimate goal of rewriting history. But to achieve their aims they will need to enslave an intellect greater than their own... On Earth, UNIT is called in to investigate a mysterious incident on a North Sea drilling platform. The Doctor believes something is afoot, and no sooner has the investigation begun than something even stranger takes hold: the Brigadier is starting to forget about UNIT's highest-profile prisoner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Third Doctor Story

  • By Robert Eric Koch on 10-31-13

times of change

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

Reviewed: 02-14-14

What made the experience of listening to Doctor Who: Harvest of Time (3rd Doctor Novel) the most enjoyable?

The narrator was so good at doing all the voices. I didn't have to worry about keeping the characters straight as the were instantly recognizable.

What other book might you compare Doctor Who: Harvest of Time (3rd Doctor Novel) to and why?

This book was similar to most of the Doctor Who books, so if you are a fan you know what to expect in the way of quality and content. The characters are mostly known to fans. The Master and the Doctor remember their shared childhood which is interesting.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favourite scene involves The Master seeing many versions of himself. I can't say too much or it will mess up the surprise in the storyline for you.

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

I'm not a big fan of books that feature The Master but this book shows him in a different light. At least at times. There is one scene in particular when the Doctor and the Master are alone in the TARDIS that is very memorable and could have changed everything. SPOILERS. So I won't say anything.

Any additional comments?

A solid Doctor Who novel that wad improved by a great narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who: Horror of Fang Rock

  • By: Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by: Louise Jameson (linking narration), Tom Baker
  • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Fang Rock Lighthouse stands somewhere off the South Coast of England in the early 1900s. Its three keepers have lately noticed a strange fog, and one has seen an eerie light in the water. Soon one of them is dead, and Old Reuben believes that legend is about to become reality. When the Doctor and Leela arrive, they become involved in a frightening fight for survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some of my forgotten favourites found on Audlble

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-25-13

Some of my forgotten favourites found on Audlble

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

Reviewed: 12-25-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Doctor Who: Horror of Fang Rock to be better than the print version?

I read a lot of Doctor Who book and find differences when I read or watch an episode but I love all versions of Doctor Who that whichever one I'm currently doing is my favourite.
It is like looking at gem stones. The gem may look different from various sides or light. But it is always a gem.
I've been a fan of Doctor who since we got our first tv when I was eight or so. Discovering new ways to travel with the Doctor is always a treat. So is going back and revisiting his earlier incarnations.
I missed the first few Doctors and only got into the series when the guy who installed the tv put it on Doctor Who with Tom Baker as the Doctor. So he was my favourite. And I love Leena as his companion. Reading this was better than watching it on our "New" tv with its black and white screen and constant stream of interference that I watched it on in the 70s.
I love Doctor Who and I loved this trip down memory lane.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tom Baker 's Doctor was my favourite Doctor Who but it was leena who gave this story it's strength.

What about Louise Jameson (linking narration) and Tom Baker ’s performance did you like?

The fact that the actress who played Leena is the one doing the narration makes this Audible book so wonderful.

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

"Danger at Fang Rock"pretty much covers it.

Any additional comments?

All fans of Doctor Who and especially the fans of Tom Baker will love this book. Leena is a bonus.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful