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  • The Canterville Ghost [Classic Tales Edition]

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

The ghost that haunts Canterville Chase has built a marvelous career of midnight haunting. But when an American family moves in, they simply have no respect for permanent bloodstains, nightmarish chains, or ancient legends. They even throw pillows at him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oscar Wilde's Humor Deserves to be Lingered Over

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-22-17

Fun old story

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I never expect much from these old classics worth $0.95 but this was an entertaining and fast read. I was surprised how much it made me smile and the performance was wonderful!

  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,502

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

It needed a twist

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

This story was gripping from the first chapter and I couldn't wait to finish it but in the end I was disappointed. Everything that ultimately happened was so obvious that when the mind-blowing twist never came at the end it was ruined for me. Overall, it was still a good listen - especially given the author's performance - but I likely won't go out of my way to recommend it.

  • The Power

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,615

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: There's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A necessary read

  • By Grace on 11-22-17

meh.

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

Adoja's performance is wonderful and the story is very interesting. I love things that make you think about life from different angles but it was not shocking to hear that power will eventually corrupt who ever has it. Overall, couldnt wait for this book to end. I got very tired of listening to it drone on.

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  • The Shape of Water

  • By: Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,752

The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By E. Chadwick on 03-29-18

Well, that was interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

Story aside. This book is wonderfully written and beautifully performed. Story line was a little odd but it held my interest. I loved all of the changing perspectives and character overlaps. Our world is definitely a tangled web.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 203,314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189,450

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

Fun story filled with nostalgia

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

The narrator on this one was awesome! His style of reading added some humor to parts that would have just been blah if I would have read it myself. The puzzles were interesting and imagining the dystopian world was very easy to do. Some parts dragged a little more than others but overall, I enjoyed the book. Curious to see what they do to the story in movie form.

  • Brain on Fire

  • My Month of Madness
  • By: Susannah Cahalan
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,203

In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For those interested in neurology & psychology

  • By Brian Quaranta on 01-07-14

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

Great narration and extremely captivating story. I cannot imagine going through what this young lady and her family did. So wonderful to hear how her story has helped so many others. I'm glad she's doing better!

  • The Seventh Sense

  • Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
  • By: Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Narrated by: Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 577

The digital age we live in is as transformative as the Industrial Revolution, and Joshua Cooper Ramo explains how to survive. If you find yourself longing for a disconnected world where information is not always at your fingertips, you may eventually be as useful as the carriage maker post-Henry Ford. It's practically impossible to know where the marriage of imagination and technology will take us (sorry, Betamax and Kodak), and the only certainty is that in the networked world we will only become more intertwined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously Relevant

  • By Abhinav on 05-21-16

A must read

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

A really eye opening read. Slightly too many references on military strategy then I would have preferred but still extremely interesting. Would love to hear any new thoughts from the author given all the latest political issues.

  • Final Girls

  • A Novel
  • By: Riley Sager
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett, Hillary Huber
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,018

Ten years ago college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to - a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking twists and turns

  • By S. Winchester on 07-18-17

ok

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

Not bad. The story kept your interest but the narrator's voices were a little robotic and whiny.

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