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  • Born in Fire

  • Born In Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Fiacre Douglas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,227
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667

Maggie Concannon is a glassmaker whose exquisite works are more than mere objects of beauty: they are reflections of her own true nature. One man has seen the soul in her art, and vows to help this complex woman build a lucrative career.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hot story, cold narration

  • By Tony Aguila on 08-02-09

Entertaining novel. Thumbs down on the narrator.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-08

The novel is entertaining and fast paced. The reason I gave three starts.. the narrator. He reads too fast.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,768

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enzo (because he's so wize) for president.

  • By Lora on 06-17-08

Great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-08

Great book! Explores on the value of perseverance. Fight for what you want and never give up. Loved Enzo (the dog) telling the story. Makes you look at things from a different perspective.

  • The Hemingway Hoax

  • By: Joe Haldeman
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 71

The hoax proposed to John Baird by a two-bit con man in a seedy Key West bar was shady but potentially profitable. With little left to lose, the struggling, middle-aged Hemingway scholar agreed to forge a manuscript and pass it off as Papa's lost masterpiece. But Baird never realized his actions would shatter the history of his own Earth - and others. And now the unsuspecting academic is trapped out of time - propelled through a series of grim parallel worlds and pursued by an interdimensional hitman with a literary license to kill.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • long to develop

  • By pinkyboo on 06-06-08

long to develop

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-08

The book is a good listen, but it takes a while to develop. An interesting story and a little hard to understand and follow characters at times.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Magyk

  • Septimus Heap, Book One
  • By: Angie Sage
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925

Who is Septimus Heap? A lost child? An ordinary hero? A powerful wizard? The Magyk begins here. The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads listeners on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Listen

  • By Emiko on 08-10-09

entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-08

Great book for children as well as adults. Easy to follow magical story.