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  • A Lunar Chronicles Collection
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories - and secrets - that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shorts from Lunar.

  • By Teresa on 03-02-16

Not a needed additon the the series

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

I loved the Lunar Chronicles, but this book was just an unnecessary way to collect money from fans of the series. Most of the stories had already been released at some point and the new ones didn't really add to the series. The final story where Scarlett and Wolf get married and Kai proposes to Cinder...That was pretty much eluded to at the end of Winter. I liked the narration on previous books, but Rebecca Solar sounded like she had a cold during this one. Just use your imagination to wrap up Winter (and they all lived happily ever after) and don't waste your credit.

  • Death of Kings

  • Saxon Tales, Book 6
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,957

As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his dream of a unified England in danger and his kingdom on the brink of chaos. While his son, Edward, has been named his successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throne - as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. Uhtred, the Saxon-born, Viking-raised warrior, whose life seems to shadow the making of England itself, is torn between his vows and his desires....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love Cornwell. Hate this reader

  • By Bill on 04-13-15

Good book, meh narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

I loved the books in this series narrated by Jonathan Keeble. I think his narration made me like them more. This books were not as good because the narration lacked. Overall it was a good book, but a slight letdown after previous books in the series only because of the change in narrators.

  • The Sugar House

  • A Tess Monaghan Mystery
  • By: Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 307

Laura Lippman won the Nero Wolfe Award for this powerful mystery. Former journalist turned P.I. Tess Monaghan thought she knew Baltimore like the back of her hand - but what she doesn't know just might kill her in this grim yet irresistible novel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Don't Like the Narrator

  • By Carolyn L on 03-18-15

New narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-10-15

Not a fan of the narrator, but the story was good. I will definitely listen to the next book in the series.

  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,750

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to par

  • By Patroo on 11-07-14

Love Bosch!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-14

This was a great addition to the Bosch novels and could be a good conclusion to the series if Connelly decides to go that direction. I did not love Titus Welliver as the narrator. I wish they would have brought Len Cariou back. The inconsistency with narrators has been my only complaint throughout the Bosch series.

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  • Timebound

  • By: Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,032
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,035

When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence. Kate learns that the 1893 killing is part of something much more sinister, and her genetic ability to time travel makes Kate the only one who can fix the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely Enjoyed It

  • By Lessa on 06-27-14

Can get a bit confusing

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

Reviewed: 08-19-14

Kate Rudd is one of my favorite narrators. The story is a little confusing at times, but comes together in the end.

  • Harry Bosch Box Set

  • 'The Narrows', 'Echo Park', and 'The Overlook'
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 27 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,139

Here are three award-winning Harry Bosch thrillers, all voiced by standout Broadway veteran Len Cariou: The Narrows, Echo Park, and The Overlook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nice collection -- one missing in the order though

  • By Jami on 12-21-10

Love Harry Bosch books

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

Reviewed: 02-14-14

I bought this set and didn't realize that it is actually book 10, 12, and 13 in the series. The Narrows and Echo park are great. The Overlook is mediocre. It was worth the credit I spent on it even with one iffy book in the collection.

  • Warm Bodies

  • A Novel
  • By: Isaac Marion
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,761
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,757

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This was...OK

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-13

Worst Book EVER!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-13

I am not even sure how I finished this book. The story is ridiculous and stupid. The narration was fine, but that was the only good thing about the book. The majority of the reviews were good, so I wasn't expecting something so horrible. Stay away from this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,884

Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jarring change in Dotrice's performance

  • By Pi on 06-21-12

Previous reviews on point

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

Reviewed: 09-22-13

I thought the reviews of the performance were a little harsh when I read them, but after listening to the story I believe them to be on point. Let me say I'm not picky when it comes to narrators. I listen to most books at 3x speed and slight inconsistencies don't usually bother me. The voices of characters were off as well as pronunciations. I had a hard time getting past the pronunciation of Lord Petyr's name. In previous books it was pronounced Petar and this book it was Peter. I enjoyed the story, but was disappointed by the narration.

  • The Boyfriend

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 753

Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly's age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to love this book but it fell flat

  • By Becky on 03-19-13

I wanted to love this book but it fell flat

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

Reviewed: 03-19-13

This is my first Thomas Perry novel and I wasn't impressed. I found the Jack Till character to be boring. I kept expecting him to develop more but it just didn't happen. Don't get me started about the end of the story. It was very abrupt. The whole story could have been made better by an epilogue.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse

  • How to Train Your Dragon, Book 4
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was a Viking hero - dashing, brave, and ever so clever. But even Viking heroes have to begin somewhere.... Can Hiccup find the antidote to deadly Vorpentitis and fight the Doomfang? Can he brave the axe of Norbert the Nutjob and be the Hero yet again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UnsuspectingFUN,enjoyableMISCHEIF,Loyal Friendship

  • By Sharon on 10-20-10

Love this series, but not the narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-23-13

This a great series. I purchased the first three books in the series unabridged and with a different narrator. For this book unabridged and with the original narrator wasn't an option. At first I thought my dislike of the narrator was me just not liking change, but as the story progressed my opinion of the narrator didn't. He uses voices that make the characters sound mentally retarded. I still enjoyed the story, but was distracted by the narration.