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  • Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,191

A hilarious new standalone novella brimming with otherworldly charm from the reigning queen of paranormal romantic comedy Molly Harper! Ingrid Asher is the newest resident of Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where shapeshifters, vampires, witches and dragons live alongside humans.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe Should Not Have Been A Free Book

  • By Kris Hudson on 06-19-19

A few bites shy of feeling like a full story

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

Reviewed: 06-21-19

It's funny and cute, sure.... but just when you think the story is really starting to develop the novel ends abruptly. It feels like sitting down to an icecream sundae in a cute ice cream shop, eating a few bites of the most delectable, crave ice cream you've had in a long time... you turn away to tell a friend how good it is and when you turn back you find the server sitting in the booth across from you--- inexplicably polishing off the last of that amazing ice cream sundae you planned to finish! When you ask the sever if he planned to give you another he just stares at you with a look of complete bafflement and says, "I though you were finished--- well, no matter, you're finished now."

  • Mogworld

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,983

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about 60 years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yahtzee learns to enunciate

  • By Alyssa on 10-18-12

Horrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I did not make it through the first chapter of this title and wish to return this title because the narrator takes exceptionally long pauses at the end of almost every sentence where you can hear him lick his lips or click his teeth each time. I made it though the first few paragraphs before skipping to a random point in the book to see if the narrator was still doing this and, yes, he was.

I am totally forgiving of the odd stutter, vocal fry, or pop but this was somehow really irritating and a little gross.

Also, while I can hear though his accent fine and would almost like it if not for all the long pauses to listen to a solo performance his saliva move about his mouth, it is a bit thick and some Americans and others from certain regions may have difficulty understanding him.... once again, not an issue I have but if you're an American who has trouble with accents you might want to take that in mind and listen to the sample before buying this so you know you can understand him.

Oh, and tolerate all the long pauses to listen uninterrupted to him sucking on his saliva. Ugh.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Strange Practice

  • By: Vivian Shaw
  • Narrated by: Susanna Hampton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,487

Dr. Greta Helsing has inherited the family's highly specialized and highly peculiar medical practice. She treats the undead for a host of ills - vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies. It's a quiet, supernatural-adjacent life until a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead Londoners alike. As terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use her unusual skills to stop the cult if she hopes to save her practice - and her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep Google open while you read

  • By Christine Ehren on 02-23-18

Worth a read even if it is a tad predictable

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

The story line, especially the meat of it, was predictable and short. But the characters make you want to spend more time with them. It's a cute little monster story with a happy ending.

The narration was clear and nicely done. It wasn't astounding in it's own right but it was good in the sense it did not detract from the novel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Get Well Soon

  • History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
  • By: Jennifer Wright
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,410

In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon 34 more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had been stricken by the mysterious dancing plague. In late-19th-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome - a social club for those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Human Reactions to Historical Disasters

  • By N. Rogers on 08-12-17

I was enjoying it until it took an abrupt turn....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-17

It was a good book overall but there were some historical inaccuracies that were racist.

For example, Montezuma and the Aztecs did not think the conquistadors were Gods; they gave them gifts to test the nature of their character, try to secure trade, and barring that as a tribute to be left alone to govern themselves, a common feature of the often used tribute system of the time in parts of Central and South America. The idea that they thought the Spanish were gods did not come about until many years later and was propagated in Spain by the Spanish to match the Spanish narrative that they had devine right over the Aztecs and the Americas. Some of the bits about slavery got a little weird as well.

The author clearly tried but this book could have benefited from more research and/or a historical fact checker who wasn't entrenched so deeply in colonial history that they didn't catch that.

  • The Hike

  • By: Drew Magary
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,833
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,822

When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best ending I can remember

  • By David on 05-08-17

Over-rated by far

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

It was more of a random series of events strung loosely together than it was a coherent, engaging story. It might have made a good short story but as a novel it becomes tedious.

The voice acting was fine (even if the children's voices are annoying and a bit grating) but the story suffered from a lack of direction despite being stuck on a path.

I swear, I once wrote a story like this in middle school. My teacher wrote on it, "What is this? Scrap it. You can do much better." The author could have done well with this advice and skipped creating an rather random, surprisingly and strangely predictable, and quite frankly often boring eight hour "you're the master of your own path" parable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • "Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?"

  • By: Lemony Snicket, Seth - illustrator
  • Narrated by: Liam Aiken
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

On all other nights, the train departs from Stain'd Station and travels to the city without stopping. But not tonight. You might ask, why is this night different from all other nights? But that's the wrong question. Instead ask, where is this all heading? And what happens at the end of the line? The final book in Lemony Snicket's best-selling series All The Wrong Questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo!

  • By bigdjunta on 07-23-18

What happened?

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

I loved this series but the ending on this one was took too much slogging through. It was about a "fragmented plot" and unfortunately in writing about it the plot of this book went to fragments at the end. The ending was a disappointing and confusing answer key which puts too much time into explaining itself to be good. It should fly. And by "fly" I mean out the window of a train. And by out the "window of a train" I mean because I threw it. And when I say "I threw it", it was because it was a disappointing close to an otherwise great series.

Basically the ending was like a broken vase that seemed hastily glued together with some vaguely plausable but confusing explanation/lie involving a baseball and an open window. The thing came together but it was an eyesore of fragments that never should have been glued together in an otherwise delightful series.

The narration is good for Lemony Snicket-- and Liam Aiken is definitely the right pick for this book-' but the inconsistency for the other characters (who have an accent one second and then the next second don't) kind of gets my goat.... which is a phase I use here to say that it irks me.