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  • The Hunger Games: Special Edition

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Maslany
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 369

Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany narrates a brand-new special edition recording of the first audiobook in the worldwide best-selling trilogy from Suzanne Collins! In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now THIS is what Katniss is supposed to sound like

  • By Carly Jurica on 11-02-18

Finally a narrator that isn't annoying!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Its about time! Finally, someone has realized that having a good narrator is key to selling an audio book! I really hope that they release the rest of the series using Tatiana Maslany. She is absolutely what this book needed!

29 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • The Long Walk

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,487

In the near future, when America has become a police state, 100 boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is 16-year-old Ray Garraty, and he knows the rules - keep a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you're out - permanently.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Overall good story, Bad recording

  • By Kent R Carlberg on 06-04-18

Be prepared to walk along

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Fair warning, this one will stick with you, the characters and the psychology are gripping. Though there is some lacking background information, the development of the characters and The Long Walk itself are very convincing and thought invoking. I have only listened to this one once and I have to say that it has stuck with me for over two months. I will listen to it again, but it will have to wait a while, I am still processing the emotional load behind the story. This is not a typical King novel, do not expect the supernatural, do expect to become at some degree emotionally attached to some of the characters.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,540

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What In the HELL Brother?!

  • By Naomi on 04-14-19

Modern King... not as good as Original

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

This story seemed like it was very formulated, like much of Stephen King's modern works. I was entertained but will probably not listen to this book again. It was WAY too easy to determine where the story was heading and how it was going to end. Though, I will give some credit with this one, King didn't screw up the ending by doing some wild last minute hair-brain idea.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,821
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,701
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,651

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truth Universally Acknowledged

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-15

Absoultely the best audio version

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I have listened to several different audio versions of Pride and Prejudice, and this is by far the absolute best! Rosamund Pike captures the characters with such amazing talent. This is a must have for anyone who has a Jane Austen audio library. Now Audible needs to hire her to do ALL of the Jane Austen books. Ms. Pike has recently done Sense and Sensibility, which is also amazingly preformed. But I think Pride and Prejudice will always be my favorite.

  • The Dark Tower I

  • The Gunslinger
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,180

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most powerful creations: Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book.

  • By David Murphy on 06-11-17

Unbearably Boring

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

Listening to this book, which is the first in a supposedly great series, is like slowly pulling a tooth. I had to force myself to listen to it. I will not be continuing the series, despite my friends recommendations. I prefer the works of Stephen King like The Stand, The Green Mile, and The Long Walk.

  • Gerald's Game

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006

Gerald and Jessie Burlingame have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic getaway. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband's games, but when Gerald refuses to stop, the evening ends with deadly consequences. Still handcuffed, Jessie is trapped and alone. Over the next 28 hours, in the lakeside house that has become a prison, Jessie will come face to face with all the things she has ever feared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please get rid of the sound effects

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-29-16

Please get rid of the sound effects

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

The story was great, but the random sound effects placed in the story by the editing/production department absolutely drove me insane. I forced myself to finish the book and them promptly returned it.

21 of 21 people found this review helpful