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  • The Magicians

  • A Novel
  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,017
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,037

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an average book

  • By Kyle on 04-30-11

Ending could've been better

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

Reviewed: 02-19-13

The Magicians was an interesting audiobook. It had a good storyline, great character development, but sort of just flopped at the end. There is obviously a sequel, so I hope it leaves a better taste in my mouth, because this one just wasn't doing it for me.

  • The Casual Vacancy

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,690
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,069
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,110

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was surprised by how much I liked it

  • By cristina on 01-14-14

This is not Harry Potter

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

Reviewed: 01-19-13

When I heard that J.K. Rowling was writing another book, I was overjoyed! Being a Harry Potter fan, I was anxious to continue in the fantasy of the wizarding world. Boy, was I taken by surprise! This is definitely a book for adults. I say this because there are such graphic scenes, that are so close to real-life events that could happen, it makes it unnerving. However, the story was entertaining enough to keep me engaged, after I realized this wasn't a fantasy story. Rowling does well at developing characters and their interactions with one another made me want to find out what happens to them all. I recommend this to anyone who understands that this is a separate genre than Harry Potter, but yet still keeps you wanting to listen to more.

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  • The Lucky One

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455

Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a lucky listen!

  • By laurie eller on 07-28-12

Another great from Nicholas Sparks!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

After reading quite a few of Nicholas Sparks works, I once again was pulled in to the story and the romance, and couldn't stop listening! The characters of Logan and Beth were simply made for each other, so you're dying to know how it all plays out. Kudos to John Bedford Lloyd for his narration as well as character voices, especially reading from 3 different points of view.

  • Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer

  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

In the form of warm, relaxed letters to a close friend, C. S. Lewis meditates on many puzzling questions concerning the intimate dialogue between man and God. He considers practical and metaphysical aspects of prayer, such as when we pray and where. He questions why we seek to inform God in our prayers if he is omniscient, whether there is an ideal form of prayer, and which of our many selves we show to God while praying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Kirk Hayes on 12-12-11

Very entertaining and informative

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

Reviewed: 11-24-11

Though C.S. Lewis speaks in terms that aren't common to the English language of today, he still brings intelligent insight into prayer and all its many facets. His dialogue between himself and Malcolm is very entertaining, a reflection of conversations between friends. I definitely recommend Letters to Malcolm for a different approach to a theological topic from a logical perspective.

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