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  • The House of Hades

  • The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,745
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,288

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I really HATE it when narrators are switched

  • By amyrex2 on 10-08-13

Narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

Apparently, anyone is allowed to narrate books these days. I don't like when narrators are switched, but especially not when they are replaced by someone so awful. Every time a word ends with an "s" i cringe due to the narrator drawing out the "s." He sounds like a valley girl 99% of the time and he clearly didn't listen to the previous narrator. Leo's accent is completely gone/different. Did he even try?

  • Knightley Academy

  • By: Violet Haberdasher
  • Narrated by: Violet Haberdasher
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Henry Grim has never discovered a forbidden room in a foreign castle, or received a death threat over breakfast. All Henry knows is life as an orphaned servant boy at the Midsummer School, bullied by the privileged sons of aristocracy. But all that changes when Henry is the first commoner to pass the entrance exam for the prestigious Knightley Academy, where he will be trained as a modern-day knight alongside the cleverest and bravest fourteen-year-olds in the country.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for Adults

  • By Lenin on 08-28-10

Where's the next one?

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

I am an adult and I enjoyed it. It was cute and fun. You don't have to be a child to read younger books, you just have to enjoy a good story and still have an imagination. But Audible where is the next installment?

  • City of Heavenly Fire

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 6
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,757

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jason Dohring is awful to listen to...

  • By Jessica on 05-30-14

Why not Ari Graynor or Natalie Moore ???

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

Reviewed: 08-08-14

If you’ve listened to books by Cassandra Clare before, how does this one compare?

Ari Graynor was great narrating City of Bones. Natalie Moore was amazing narrating City of Ashes and City of Glass. This book and the last two have suffered due to poor narration because someone is clearly star-struck. Just because you can act doesn't mean you can narrate. I couldn't tell who was talking half the time. No distinct voices for characters. AWFUL!!!!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ?

Ari Graynor or Natalie Moore!! The originals!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Home at the End of the World

  • By: Michael Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Blair Brown, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

Michael Cunningham's celebrated novel is the story of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book did stuff to my heart.

  • By Heather on 05-05-11

This book did stuff to my heart.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-11

There are books you don’t like, books you like, books you love & then there are the books you fall completely in love with. The latter is where I’d place this book for me. Never have I come across a book so realistic yet captivating. I can see these characters so clearly in my mind. I can believe everything that’s happening. Jonathan, Bobby, & Claire present an unconventional way of living that just felt so real to me. This book will not be for everyone but, you know, I kind of love that about it. The story stays strong from it’s beginning to it’s beautiful ending.
The audiobook itself is amazing. Read so perfectly by the four narrators.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #1: Origins

  • By: L. J. Smith, Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

Set during the Civil War, against a backdrop of grand estates, unimaginable riches, and deadly secrets, three teenagers in Mystic Falls, Virginia, enter a torrid love triangle that will span eternity. Brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore are inseparable, until they meet Katherine, a stunning, mysterious woman who turns their world upside down. Siblings turned rivals, the Salvatores compete for Katherine's affection....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-17

Based on TV show not the book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-10

So, I was nearly finished with this book when I started to get a bit confused. The events in this book are different from what we were told in the first Vampire Diaries book. Only to realize that this book is based off the TV series and not (as I thought) the book. It was still good though. And if you're a fan of the TV series then definitely check it out. I'm not sorry I read it, just confused. Enjoy. Also, Kevin T. Collins is a great narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beautiful Creatures

  • Beautiful Creatures, Book 1
  • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,184

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • warmed over young adult supernatural fiction

  • By BumbleBee 456 on 12-27-12

refreshingly unique

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-10

Beautiful Creatures was unlike any other book I've read. It had so many twists, turns, and surprises that it was impossible to guess anything right. Just when I think i've figured something out I get thrown a curve. And that is so refreshing. It's mind boggling in the best way. YA fantasy stories don't usually take place in the South, but this book was spot on. The audiobook was amazing. It was performed unlike any other audiobook I've heard. It comes complete with rain sounds, singing, & much more.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who: The Stone Rose

  • By: Jacqueline Rayner
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856

Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum; a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Be Careful What You Wish For

  • By Vincent Tume on 01-11-07

For anyone who wants more 10th & Rose

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-10

I loved this book. It was clever and fun with some very sweet moments between The Doctor and Rose. Besides who wouldn't want to hear David Tennant talk for nearly 2 & 1/2 hours? You don't have to worry about this story going against cannon or being unfaithful to the Doctor Who series. I too enjoyed the author interview at the end. I'm a huge Doctor Who fan and this was my first Doctor Who audiobook and I'm so glad I gave it a listen.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Spirit Bound

  • Vampire Academy, Book 5
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Emily Shaffer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The gang is back together

  • By Natalia on 05-27-10

Best VA book yet!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-10

I loved this book. Blood Promise bored me a bit but Spirit Bound more then made up for it. Full of surprises, twists, a love triangle & even a couple of cliffhangers. Rose Hathaway is a kick-butt narrator and Adrian Iashkov can make a girl swoon. You're left wanting the next (and last) book. The narrator was good, not as good as Khristine Hvam but good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

  • By: John Green, David Levithan
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,239

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best performances I've listened to

  • By Tan A. Summers on 03-12-12

I appreciate you Tiny Cooper!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

I can't even think of what to say that would be worthy enough for this book. It was amazing. It's funny, sad, and thought-provoking. A true to life coming of age tale about learning to be happy with who you are. If you want to discover a little about yourself and your relationships with the people around you or just want to laugh out loud then have a go.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Red Pyramid

  • The Kane Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,534

Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much appreciated

  • By B. Turner on 05-28-10

Rick Riordan does it again...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-10

I loved the Percy Jackson series so I knew this would be good. But I didn't know just how good it would be. Turns out it was full of surprises and twists that keeps you guessing until the very last page. Just like with the Percy Jackson series you get a refresher course in & learn more about mythology; this time Egyptian. Both Carter & Sadie Kane are fantastic main characters. Both strong and smart for their ages of 14 and 12 without being unrealistic. The Red Pyramid is not only captivating but hilarious too. You shut the book wanting more. This is definitely a book for all ages.

43 of 45 people found this review helpful