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  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,901

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

  • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

Remember to download the PDF!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

Wonderful book, wonderful narration. The joy Isaacson has for his subject permeates the book. Alfred Molina is a fantastic narrator. The pdf is essential.

79 of 88 people found this review helpful

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan, Ben Miles, Jonathan Bailey, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Time travel meets history in this Audible Original drama. When Max, a recent ancient history graduate, is offered a mysterious job at St Mary's Historical Research Institute, she quickly comes to realise this isn't any old stuffy research library. At St Mary's the historians don't just study the past - they revisit it. What begins as an academic exploration of events, such as the Peterloo Massacre, takes a dark and dangerous turn, and the historians of St Mary's soon learn that it's not just history they're fighting....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Might be tough for longtime series fans

  • By Lora Feeley on 05-20-17

Love the Books, the audio movie gave me a headache

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

Reviewed: 05-19-17

What disappointed you about Just One Damned Thing After Another?

the overuse of sound effects. the overuse of screaming. The extended "scenes" that i just, for the love of god, wanted to end.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jodi Taylor and Marty Ross - script again?

An absolute yes to Jodi Taylor. I'm sure Marty Ross can turn out a fine script, just not this time.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

The narrators were okay. Zara Ramm is fantastic.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The original story is wonderful. Buy that one and all the rest in the series.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened

  • A Mostly True Memoir
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,881
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,879

For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris - Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How the Bloggess almost made me crash my car!

  • By D. S. Smith on 05-19-12

less swearing than I thought there would be.

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

Reviewed: 04-19-12

Would you listen to Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) again? Why?

I've been reading her blog since the Accidental Christmas miracle of St. James Garfield and have been looking forward to this book for a long time.(check it out on her blog, it's not in the book.)

What other book might you compare Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) to and why?

Tina Fey, Winston Churchill

Which scene was your favorite?

The extra chapter (not in the book) about her job as a snowcone barrista.

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

the origin of the "vagina" drinking game.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,581
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,597

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

oh my, the nerd rage....

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

Reviewed: 07-29-11

the story is great, the narration is just fine. better in many ways than Marsters-more mature, which is appropriate for this story especially. the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it's not Dead Beat. it will take alot to top that book. Give Glover a chance. it takes about 30 minutes to forget it's not Marsters, then the story and Glover's wonderful narration take over and you'll get lost in the story. promise.

7 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • In the Garden of Iden

  • A Novel of the Company, Book 1
  • By: Kage Baker
  • Narrated by: Janan Raouf
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 152

The first novel of Kage Baker’s critically acclaimed, much-loved series, the Company, introduces us to a world where the future of commerce is the past. In the 24th century, the Company preserves works of art and extinct forms of life (for profit of course). It recruits orphans from the past, renders them all but immortal, and trains them to serve the Company, Dr. Zeus, Inc. One of these is Mendoza, the botanist. She is sent to Elizabethan England to collect samples from the garden of Sir Walter Iden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Is A Wonderful Treat

  • By Anna on 02-04-11

finally Dr,Zeus is here!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-11

It's about time audible had "the Company" novels. This is the first in the series, and works well as a stand alone, so don't worry that they don't have the rest of them yet.

  • Time for the Stars

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,009

Travel to other planets is now a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity of finding habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. There’s a problem though—because the spaceships are slower than light, any communication between the exploring ships and Earth would take years.

Tom and Pat are identical twin teenagers. As twins they’ve always been close, so close that it seemed like they could read each other’s minds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My First Heinlein

  • By DJM on 01-27-11

Heinlein always entertains, often educates.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-11

I'm so glad most of Heinlein's juvies are available on audio. I hope they record the rest of them soon.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,660

In what is considered one of Heinlein's most hair-raising, thought-provoking, and outrageous adventures, the master of modern science fiction tells the strange story of an even stranger world. It is 21st-century Luna, a harsh penal colony where a revolt is plotted between a bashful computer and a ragtag collection of maverick humans, a revolt that goes beautifully until the inevitable happens. But that's the problem with the inevitable: it always happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Interpretation

  • By Gerald on 10-25-08

my favorite Heinlein

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-10

This is my go-to book when I want to listen to something, but don't want to get into a new story. It never fails, no matter where I start, or how many times I've heard it or read it, I still get caught up in the story all over again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All Clear

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis (introduction)
  • Length: 23 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,069
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,088

Three time-traveling historians are visiting World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler's bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rescued by the second half

  • By Mike From Mesa on 12-05-11

excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-10

An excellent end to the story started in Blackout. For all of you who refused to listen to this book because of the misguided marketing, you are truely missing something. The story as a whole ranks on equal footing with Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog.

9 of 14 people found this review helpful