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  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,466
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,432

In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So thankful we still have Lizbeth!

  • By AudioAddict on 09-04-15

I only wish it was longer.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I was so interested to see how the new author would pick up the series and he did not disappoint. I only wish it was longer.

  • The Making of a Marchioness

  • By: Frances Hodgson-Burnett
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 265

Frances Hodgson Burnett published The Making of a Marchioness in 1901. She had written Little Lord Fauntleroy 15 years before and would write The Secret Garden in 10 years' time; it is these two books for which she is best known. Yet Marchioness was one of Nancy Mitford's favourite books, was considered 'the best novel Mrs Hodgson Burnett wrote' by Marghanita Laski, and is taught on a university course in America together with novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Daisy Miller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sweet Romantic Tale

  • By Curatina on 11-23-11

Male voices are awful

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

The story was good and Lucy Scott did a great job on all of the female voices and different regional accents but all of the male voices were awful.

  • Ex-Isle

  • Ex-Heroes, Book 5
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Mark Boyett, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,257

The heroes are overjoyed when they discover another group of survivors living on a manmade island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. But there's something very, very wrong with this isolated community and its mysterious leader - a secret that could put every survivor in the world at risk.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The superheroes head out to sea.

  • By Lore on 04-09-16

Performance wasn't up to usual standards

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

The story was good, but the performance was not great. Most of the female voices sounded exactly the same, even when there were multiple women in the same scene. There were also some editing/production errors where the male voice for a particular character changed in the middle of the scene, as though that line of dialogue was recorded by a different person, which was distracting. For example, in one scene, the voice of Cesar sounded like the voice for Gibbs for a couple lines, even though Cesar was alone and talking/thinking to himself. In another scene the voice of St George sounded exactly like the voice of Zap, even though St George's voice is usually done by a different actor.

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  • Mary Poppins

  • The Mary Poppins Series, Book 1
  • By: P. L. Travers
  • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

Here is the timeless story of Mary Poppins, the world's favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family. Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. It all starts when their new nanny is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house, carrying a parrot-headed umbrella and a magic carpetbag. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why Did I Wait So Long?

  • By Adrienne on 10-30-14

Good performance but couldn't stand the characters

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

Mary and many other characters were mean and cross so often that I can't understand why children loved these stories so much. I couldn't finish it. It just put me in a bad mood.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tao of Bill Murray

  • Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing
  • By: Gavin Edwards
  • Narrated by: Gavin Edwards
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 146

New York Times best-selling author Gavin Edwards, like the rest of us, has always been fascinated with Bill Murray - in particular the beloved actor's adventures offscreen, which rival his filmography for sheer entertainment value. Edwards traveled to the places where Murray has lived, worked, and partied, in search of the most outrageous and hilarious Bill Murray stories from the past four decades, many of which have never before been reported.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator something out of a horror movie

  • By Me on 05-24-18

Authors shouldn't be allowed to narrate

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

I really enjoyed the content and subject of this book, but the narration was awful.

  • Fifty Shades Darker

  • Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,143

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Point, Well Made!!

  • By Moki on 05-04-12

The love scenes save the series

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

Reviewed: 09-02-13

The writing is pretty bad - the plot is predictable and the author needs a thesaurus for descriptive words because she uses the same handful of words over and over and over again. The female protagonist is described by other characters as being intelligent, but I fail to see that actually demonstrated in any of the internal monolog; in fact, the dialog throughout the trilogy is much the same--trite. The narration is OK, but I'm not sure if that's because of the narrator or the deficient writing. On the other hand, the love scenes are very tantalizing and plentiful, making the series worthwhile.

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  • Fifty Shades Freed

  • Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,502

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • We ate the dessert first...

  • By SIMARA on 05-02-12

The love scenes save the series

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

Reviewed: 09-02-13

The writing is pretty bad - the plot is predictable and the author needs a thesaurus for descriptive words because she uses the same handful of words over and over and over again. The female protagonist is described by other characters as being intelligent, but I fail to see that actually demonstrated in any of the internal monolog; in fact, the dialog throughout the trilogy is much the same--trite. The narration is OK, but I'm not sure if that's because of the narrator or the deficient writing. On the other hand, the love scenes are very tantalizing and plentiful, making the series worthwhile.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32,280
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27,381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,012

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fifty Shades of Bad Writing

  • By Susan on 05-04-12

The love scenes save the series

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

Reviewed: 09-02-13

The writing is pretty bad - the plot is predictable and the author needs a thesaurus for descriptive words because she uses the same handful of words over and over and over again. The female protagonist is described by other characters as being intelligent, but I fail to see that actually demonstrated in any of the internal monolog; in fact, the dialog throughout the trilogy is much the same--trite. The narration is OK, but I'm not sure if that's because of the narrator or the deficient writing. On the other hand, the love scenes are very tantalizing and plentiful, making the series worthwhile.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jane Eyre [RNIB Edition]

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

Jane Eyre remains a classic of 19th-century English literature and is the most famous and influential novel by Charlotte Bronte. Published in 1847, one of the most popular of all English novels, the story tells of the rise of a poor orphan girl against overwhelming odds. It is a work of fiction with memorable characters and vivid scenes exploring themes that have as much relevance today as in the time it was written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent

  • By Tad Davis on 05-17-10

This made me a Jane Eyre addict!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-11

I first read this book as an assignment in high school and I thought it was so sad and dull. After watching the 2011 version of the movie, and falling in love with Mr. Rochester, I decided to try the book again. I can honestly say I am now a Jane Eyre addict. Charlotte Bronte tells a beautiful tale with exquisite descriptions of the scene and the characters. After listening to this unabridged version, I was curious to see what the 4-hour and 2-hour abridged versions were like, and they do not do the story justice. Lucy Scott is an excellent narrator and I was enthralled through the full 20+ hours. I do wish she had a little more emotion in the Rochester parts, but other than that she was perfect. I cannot say enough good things about this audio edition!