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  • The Cider House Rules

  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457

From one of America's most beloved and respected writers comes the classic story of Homer Wells, an orphan, and Wilbur Larch, a doctor without children of his own, who develop an extraordinary bond with one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful listen

  • By Michelle on 10-22-11

one of the most moronic books I've listened to.

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

This book is an insult...the author seemed to want to write about the plight of orphans in the early to middle 1900s, but was more concerned with poorly written porn. What small amount of back story, and inconsequential every day life, regardless of the words used, this book is little more than crap...whenever you tell about a young woman performing phellatio on a horse, and one of the older orphans doing the same to one of the main characters, who is a child...it's porn...and poorly considered porn at that...

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  • Dark Melody

  • Dark Series, Book 12
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Cook
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light. Lead guitarist of the Dark Troubadors, Dayan was renowned for his mesmerizing performances. His melodies stilled crowds, beckoned, seduced, tempted. And always, he called to her. His lover. His lifemate. He called to her to complete him. To give him the emotions that had faded from his existence, leaving him an empty shell of growing darkness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book - 5 stars...narration - 3 stars

  • By Kim on 05-26-10

If I'd wanted to hear sex stories...

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

I'd have bought porn.
This is the 3rd book I've bought in this series, and it'll be the last.
Way too much sex, and not enough substance. The whole book is twice as long as needed if you took out the parts where they were having sex.
And too make matters worse, once again the female characters were idiots. None were portrayed as intelligent, strong people. All were shown as incapable of clear thinking, kind of like the proverbial 'blonde'...
I am done with this author.

  • Valley of Silence Part 2

  • Circle Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Having traveled through the Dance of the Gods to the land of Geall, the circle finds themselves convincing, then training, the people of Geall to defeat Lilith's vampire army. The Valley of Silence is a forbidding place for the battle of all battles, but the circle continues to prepare, through magic and a few early stakeouts that test their strength individually and as a team.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The audio editing sucks...

  • By Cheri on 02-12-19

The audio editing sucks...

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

All through this series, I had to constantly adjust the volume. The male voices were loud and the female and children's voice were almost inaudible. Whoever edited the sound for this series was not on his game.

  • Brief Cases Part 2

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jim Butcher, full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day", Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • James Marsters should be the ONLY narrator !

  • By Cheri on 12-27-18

James Marsters should be the ONLY narrator !

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

No one does the Dresden Files as well as James Marsters. There ought to be a law against any one else narrating any book in this series. That is the only reason I have given such a mediocre rating.

  • An Echo of Things to Come Part 1

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

In the wake of a devastating attack, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against the land of Andarra. As the Augur Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, however, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. His ally in the Capital, the new Northwarden, contends with assassins and politicians and uncovers a dangerous political secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the next book?

  • By Cheri on 09-02-18

Where is the next book?

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

I really enjoyed the first two books, I've listened to them more than once. Michael Kramer is an excellent narrator and more than does justice to this story.
But how long do we have to wait for the third book?

  • A Matter of Choice

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

The last thing NYPD Sergeant James "Slade" Sladerman needs is to babysit a spoiled heiress. But Jessica Winslow's antiques shop is suspected of being used by an international smuggling ring, and Slade is being sent undercover to investigate - and keep Jessica out of trouble.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Norah Roberts novel I've ever read

  • By Stefani Sullivan on 08-25-15

Probably the worst of her books yet.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

I am struggling to find the words to describe just how much I disliked this book. It felt as if it were thrown together just to gets another book out there.

  • The Wilds Box Set: Books 1-4

  • By: Donna Augustine
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Dal survived the plague that nearly wiped out humanity, but when Dax breaks her out of the asylum, will she survive the Wilds? Experience Dal's story as she learns to survive in a new world, unravel the truth of her heritage and powers, and discover love. Four full-length novels. This is the complete set of The Wilds, books 1-4.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved the series!

  • By Melissa on 09-14-17

Narrator seems one dimensional

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Each book got progressively worse. Whether from the author or the narrator, the main female character grew more immature, whiney, and self-absorbed with each book.
Take out the unnecessary sexual content, and this series might be suited to 10 year olds.

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,798
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46,760

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Too many audio problems

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Great narrator, good series, but too many technical difficulties. Didn't play well, skipped like a bad 45 record. Would be blank in places throughout the book. At times it sounded like an 80's DJ was recording it.

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,666
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,508

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

LOVED this book!<br />

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

This is one of the best books I've listened to yet. Very entertaining. Tim Gerard Reynolds is one of my favorite narrators, and he doesn't let you down. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

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  • Twinborn Chronicles

  • Awakening
  • By: J.S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
  • Length: 66 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934

Kyrus Hinterdale is about to get drawn into a conflict. His discovery that the world in his dreams is real, and that his twin within that world dreams of him, sets him off on a quest of self-discovery that could reshape two worlds. He is not alone with this special vision. Others like him had been at it far longer, working secret plots and stealing secrets from one world to take advantage in the other. Caught in the middle of an ancient conflict, Kyrus and his twin, Brannis, must discover who can be trusted, who must be watched, and who is out to kill them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story.. TERRIBLE PERFORMANCE/EDITING

  • By LostInLife on 11-16-17

Well, at least it was something to do for a while.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I like really long books, and this trilogy fit the bill. I just wish the narrator had more skill. He lacked variation in tone of voice, almost to the point of being monotone. I got through it, but just barely. The trilogy would have been greatly improved by a better voice actor.

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