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  • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download. Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anthony Trollope's Small Affairs

  • By Joseph R on 08-30-09

To each his own...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-09

While I am sure others find this a treasure [see other reviews], I did not. It was neither ironic, witty, funny, nor engaging. It was just plain boring. It put me to sleep every time I turned it on.I found the characters very dull and unimaginative.The pace drags so that it takes 15 min to get thru a scene that could be done in 5... and I still have no idea what happened to John Bold. Aaaah - where's good ole Jeeves when you need him???

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Starship

  • Mutiny
  • By: Mike Resnick
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 300

The date is 1966 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now, and the Republic, created by the human race - but not yet dominated by it - finds itself in an all-out war. They stand against the Teroni Federation, an alliance of races that resent Man's growing military and economic power. The main battles are taking place in the Spiral Arm and toward the Core. But far out on the Rim, the Theodore Roosevelt is one of three ships charged with protecting the Phoenix Cluster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Fun

  • By Lars on 04-25-08

I am rather impressed.....

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-08

I originally passed over this title as dull sounding. Finally, after running very low on any interesting looking volumes, I decided to try it.And was I surprised! It's not very cerebral for sure, but it IS entertaining. Just what I like when I'm suffering from burnout - an escape. As I listened, the writing just started to sound better. The characters grew on me...well, except that Chief of Security...and by the end I found myself engrossed. The fence David Copperfield is a real hoot and an engaging character. He lives in his own world and is a great comic relief. The hero, Wilson Cole, is no James Kirk or even a Jean Luc Picard, but he is a rogue, a scoundrel, and totally believable. Overall, I really liked it. So much so, that I immediately bought the 2nd and 3rd volumes. AND I'm hoping for more!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Amsterdam

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

The action in this Booker Prize-winning story unfolds after the funeral of Molly Lane, when Molly's former lovers, newspaper editor Vernon Halliday and composer Clive Linley make a fateful pact, and another ex, prime-minister hopeful Julian Garmony, finds himself struggling for his political life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun to read, but flawed novel

  • By Everett Leiter on 07-15-05

One word: BORING

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-06

I found nothing to like about this book. It was boring. There was no clear plot to me. The narrator's voice put me to sleep. It was sluggish and too finely detailed on things that did not matter in the slightest. There was no character introduction or developement. Just who is this Molly and how did her death fit into this???? I was not impressed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Skinny Dip

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418

When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skinny Dip

  • By Bill Burton on 12-24-04

You'll have fun, fun, fun.....

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-05

THIS is great entertainment. Great fun and lots of laughs. It is light and easy to follow. The narrator has his moments. But, overall, it was very enjoyable. Enjoy it for the pure entertainment factor. Don't critique it - don't analyze it. Just enjoy it. This is my first Carl Hiassen book. I just hope his others are as enjoyable!

  • Stonehenge

  • A Novel of 2000 BC
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Four thousand years ago, a stranger's death and his ominous "gift" of gold precipitates the building of what will become known as one of mankind's most remarkable achievements. Stonehenge catapults us into a powerful and vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice at once timeless and wholly original. This is an epic tale of patricide, betrayal and murder; of brotherly rivalry; and of the never-ending quest for power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stonehenge Possibilities

  • By Laurel on 03-17-06

I can rate this book in ONE word, Bob, .....

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-05

BORING! It was too long and too many adjectives. The extreme overuse of such words as "filthy, matted, dirty, etc" bored me to tears. A reader does not need to be told every single time a character enters that he is still filthy or whatever, especially with multiple adjectives. The story dragged seriously and is really a rehash of an untold number of previous novels...most of which are infinitely better written. It plods like a great elephant in mud.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Dragon's Son

  • The Second Book of the Dragonvarld Trilogy
  • By: Margaret Weis
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

In The Dragon's Son, there is new hope in the form of a special offspring who might be able to bridge the anarchy that is disrupting the delicate and unseen order that the Parliament has tried to protect. The twin offspring of a high priestess and a dragon hold the key to man's future, but their identity must be held secret, even from each other, until they have matured. One is raised in a human court, the other in hiding.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Just bad

  • By S. Marie on 09-30-04

Consistent with

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-04

I believe this installment was more boring than the first book. It was very predictable. Again, the characters were flat. As a writer myself, I found myself imbellishing both the story and characters as I found them extremely lacking. The story was just so "read that dozens of times." There was nothing to make it unique or interesting. I stifled many yawns listening to this one. I may give up on the series after this, but then I would like to see if my predictions of what will happen in the third book are correct. That should be pretty boring too unless the author gets an imagination prior to writing it.

3 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Mistress of Dragons

  • The First Book of the Dragonvarld Trilogy
  • By: Margaret Weis
  • Narrated by: Gigi Marceau-Clarke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

Here is a world where men and dragons coexist amid political intrigue and dark magic, where the uneasy balance of power between the two is on the verge of becoming undone, threatening to unleash waves of destruction that will pit humans against humans as well as dragons against men for the domination of the world. Humanity's very survival is at risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great story!

  • By Laura on 07-24-03

Not the worst,but not the best either.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-04

Overall, I thought the story was very weak and the characters very cardboard. If I had heard the lesbian relationship between Melisand and Belona referred to one more time, I would have screamed. There was way too much reference to it that had nothing to do with the story. The reader does not have to be reminded in every sentence. The action was quite boring. There were several times in which actions were dragged out ad nauseum. I was not impressed.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Villa Incognito

  • By: Tom Robbins
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 167

Imagine that there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine that there is a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women have shared a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine just those things (don't even try to imagine the love story) and you'll have a foretaste of Tom Robbins's eighth and perhaps most beautifully crafted novel - a work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More excellent Robbins

  • By J. Houlding on 05-18-03

Sorry I wasted time on this.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-04

A one word summary: What????
This is definitely a waste of time. Too disjointed. Too weird. It just did not hold my attention for 2 minutes at a time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • A Wizard of Earthsea

  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: Harlan Ellison, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

This first volume of the Earthsea Cycle is an adventure story, a Quest, a tale of a proud, incautious boy who meddles too early with the Dark. It is a pure fantasy telling about a real thing: a boy coming into his power and his manhood...coming of age.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book...Frantic Narrator

  • By Wyonia on 10-17-08

Easily ties for THE worst book ever written.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-04

The overall impression of this worthless exhibit of no talent, is dark and foreboding. It is not entertaining. It is not fun. It is too long and drawn out and down right boring. I don't think it was even particularly well-written. The story, and I use the term loosely, is very haphazard and half the time it is buried beneath so much darkness that it makes no sense. It's very gothic to me.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • The Tombs of Atuan

  • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle DeCuir, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Compex, innovative, and deeply moral, the Earthsea Cycle fantasy sequence has been compared to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, and has helped make Ursula LeGuin one of the most distinguished fantasy and science fiction writers of all time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not conventional hack and slash

  • By Chris on 03-13-05

A solid ZERO.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-04

This is by far one of the worst books I have ever read or listened to. If I had realized that the author was the same as the wizard of earthsea (which ties for THE worst), I would never have purchased it. There is no plot. It is very dark and ominous. It is boring. The reader is absolutely awful. Her voice drones on and on like a psychology professor. There is nothing in the way of interesting anything. No descriptions. No dialogue. There is no setup for a plot. Overall, it really stinks. A solid zero on the scale - too low to rate. I will never read this author again. Two majorly awful books is my limit.

2 of 17 people found this review helpful