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  • Noir

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745

It's not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It's love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an air force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. 'Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he's got the connections on the street.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Laugh Riot, Inconsistently Delivered

  • By Maggie May on 04-18-18

Do your self a favor

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I love all of Christopher Moore's books. I hope there will be a sequel. great

  • The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

  • A Flavia de Luce Novel
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. Something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flavia is in the thick of it

  • By Mothermersnerd on 02-05-18

Flavia is in the thick of it

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

As usual Flavia finds a conundrum of a death & doggedly works to solve it, this time without the help of her friend Inspector Hewitt. With Dogger by her side she teases out the threads of the tale to solve the mystery. Jayne Entwistle gives voice to the characters as only she can do. A fun tale of daring do & murder most foul.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,963

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Top Pick for 2012

  • By Em on 11-30-12

did not like

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

It's an improbable tale, I hope. Though the current political climate does make you wonder. The sex scenes though highly impersonal are to graphic for my taste. The people are to submissive. Revolution would be the only option in such a world.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Clockwork Scarab

  • A Stoker & Holmes Novel, Book 1
  • By: Colleen Gleason
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you're the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And so, when two society girls go missing, there's no one more qualified to investigate. Now, the fierce Evaline and the logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, in order to navigate the advances of not just one, but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve a murder with only one clue: the strange Egyptian scarab.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too Much Steam, Not Enough Substance

  • By Jefferson on 03-28-15

An exciting adventure

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

I enjoyed reading this but only convinced my husband to give it a try because of Ms. Entwistle being the narrator. We will get book 2 next week & anxiously await the release of book 3 in October. Hoping the audiobook gets a simultaneous release.

  • Agatha H and the Airship City

  • Girl Genius #1
  • By: Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. Sixteen years have passed since the Heterodyne Boys, benevolent adventurers and inventors, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, Europe is ruled by the Sparks, dynasties of mad scientists ruling over - and terrorizing - the hapless population with their bizarre inventions and unchecked power, while the downtrodden dream of the Heterodynes’ return. At Transylvania Polygnostic University, a pretty, young student named Agatha Clay seems to have nothing but bad luck.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ever wanted visuals while audio book listening?

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-13

Awesome fun.

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

I love the web comic. Angela Dawe does a great job bringing it to audio.

  • Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, Book 1

  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Miranda Raison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932

A sinister problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see - and eradicate - these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightfuly Spooky, with Amazing Naration

  • By Jay on 06-06-14

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-14

If you could sum up Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

Totally different from his Bartemeus series and it starts with twists and turns and excitement galore. Ms Raison does a very good job bringing the story to life. Anxious for book 2 already.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • WARP Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin

  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 294

Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI's Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (WARP). Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern-day London, followed closely by Garrick.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Kulu on 08-27-16

Colfer starts a great new series

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

Reviewed: 01-16-14

If you could sum up WARP Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin in three words, what would they be?

Yes, I loved Artemis but it is done and it was time for his to start something new and this is every bit as good a series. Riley is a plucky young man who although shifted to the 21st century from the 19th, he handles it well despite the obvious confusion from such a time shift. Chevron is not Holly but she is a smart teen who just happens to be working for the government. I can't wait for book 2.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Clockwork Prince

  • The Infernal Devices, Book 2
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Heather Lind
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,177

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street - and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends. The special Collector’s First Edition will include a never-before-seen letter from Will to his family!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written.

  • By Aimee on 01-08-12

Might have liked it in print better

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

Reviewed: 12-10-11

I am reading the series despite the rather romance-y story. The author does a good job of developing characters and suspense. She makes likable people and a rich environment. What is sad about this edition is the readers who can't even keep the voice for each character straight so you sometimes miss who is actually speaking and get surprised when someone says something that doesn't fit the voice you hear.

I enjoy audio books but a bad reader can ruin a story.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Wildwood

  • By: Colin Meloy, Ellis Carson
  • Narrated by: Amanda Plummer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

Prue McKeel’s life is ordinary. At least until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No one’s ever gone in – or at least returned to tell of it. So begins an adventure that will take Prue and her friend, Curtis, deep into the Impassable Wilderness. There they uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval - a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Colin Meloy please narrate

  • By Carina M on 02-02-14

I think I would prefer the print this time

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

Reviewed: 10-11-11

The reader seems to be putting pauses in sentences rather oddly. It tends to leave you feeling that the story makes little sense. However, I did try rethinking the sentence without the misplaces pauses and they make perfect sense so I suspect it is the reader not the writer.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs

  • By: Adrienne Mayor
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Weapons of biological and chemical warfare have been in use for thousands of years, and Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs, Adrienne Mayor's fascinating exploration of the origins of biological and unethical warfare, draws extraordinary connections between the mythical worlds of Hercules and the Trojan War, the accounts of Herodotus and Thucydides, and modern methods of war and terrorism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great read for those interested in Antiquity

  • By Christopher on 07-08-10

Fantastic read but not always for weak stomachs

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-11

I first discovered Adrienne's writing with First Fossil Hunters and when I saw this one available I was excited. She did not disappoint one bit. Her research is flawless and she ties it together very well.

My only sorrow is that the rest of her books are not available from Audible. Though I did discover today that The Poison King is now and downloaded as fast as I could. I hope they will go back and get her other 2 books on folk-lore and natural history.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful