LISTENER

Antonette

  • 9
  • reviews
  • 5
  • helpful votes
  • 45
  • ratings
  • A Study in Emerald

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537

A Study in Emerald draws listeners in through carefully revealed details as a consulting detective and his narrator friend solve the mystery of a murdered German noble. But with its subtle allusions and surprise ending, this mystery hints that the real fun in solving this case lies in imagining all the details that Gaiman doesn't reveal, and challenges listeners to be detectives themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen Well

  • By M. D. Baines on 08-16-08

Sherlock!?

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

Wow, loved this story & Neil Gaiman is the best narrator! I totally enjoyed this story.
Surprise ending!

  • Her Royal Spyness

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,062
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,032

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’ve Been Charmed

  • By Emily - Audible on 06-11-12

Fun "who done it" but ...

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

I enjoyed the reader, I think she did a great job with all the voices! I was considering getting the next one just because I enjoyed her performance so much. The story was fun & it kept me guessing until almost the end. What I didn't like was how it got so racy. I'm not a prude but I do not want to listen to women trying to get rid of the "burden" of her virginity as if it is some disease. Not my cup of tea.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,949

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Very interesting, excellent performance !

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

I really liked the reader, he was Excellent!
The story was intriguing & the characters were interesting too.
I would recommend this book to people with one caveat, the totally unnecessary use of the f- bomb. I personally don't like to be assaulted with that language.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 59,659
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54,017
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 53,785

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so sad it's over!!

  • By Erin on 05-19-16

Every tin I listen I enjoy it just as much as before !

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

I have listened to the series each year since they came out. Each time I listen I am amazed at J K Rollings talent & ability to make me laugh, cry & continue listening! A master story teller keeps you interested & she is a master.
I never get tired of these stories.

  • The Warden and the Wolf King

  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Andrew Peterson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 341

All winter long people in the Green Hollows have prepared for a final battle with Gnag the Nameless and the Fangs of Dang. Janner, Kalmar, and Leeli - Throne Warden, Wolf King, and Song Maiden of Anniera - are ready and willing to fight alongside the Hollowsfolk, but when the Fangs make the first move and invade Ban Rona, the children are separated. Janner is alone and lost in the hills; Leeli is fighting the Fangs from the rooftops of the city; and Kalmar, who carries a terrible secret, is on a course for the Deeps of Throg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary Tale!

  • By Nano1 on 11-29-16

Didn't work for me.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

This book was confusing, not sure if it was written as a children's story or for adults. So much of the plot & experiences of the children was way to sophisticated. The tone went from Old Fashioned to modern with no rhyme or reason. The children were more like super heroes than children. I read a lot of children's & YA fiction & this one was like the hobbit for kids except there was no wise one helping them. They did it all on there own, didn't work for me. I enjoyed the first two books in this series more, I think a lot of that has to do with the narration. The narration was not bad but the first narrator was amazing & kept me interested. With these last two books I was constantly getting lost & had to rewind.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

  • Adventure. Peril. Lost Jewels. And the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree.
  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Peter Sandon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607

Once there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink and their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igibys who hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Plot, Imaginative World, Strong Morals

  • By David Michael Gregg on 04-11-11

Wow! Great story!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

I enjoyed this story, the characters are interesting, there is lots of action & a mystery too. The narration is excellent!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kenny & the Dragon

  • By: Tony DiTerlizzi
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

What do you do when your new best buddy has been designated a scourge by the community and marked for imminent extermination? Just ask Kenny Rabbit. When the simple folks in the sleepy little village of Roundbrook catch wind that there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, they get the wrong idea and the stage is set for a fight to the death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun retelling of The Reluctant Dragon

  • By Rebecca C. on 07-28-18

An animal "redo" of The Reluctant Dragon!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

What a great story, the narration was fabulous.
Although the story is familiar the animals give it a nice change. I enjoyed it!

  • The Harp and the Ravenvine

  • The Keepers #2
  • By: Ted Sanders
  • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

As Horace and Chloe adjust to their newfound talents - Horace can see the future, and Chloe can walk through walls - a girl called April is drawn toward the Keeper stronghold, the Warren. She comes with a Tan'ji of her own, though it is damaged, and there is no telling what will happen if it cannot be made whole again. Accompanied by a mysterious woman with a power of her own and the young boy leading them in the right direction, April is being pursued by a pack of sinister hunters.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator was good but...

  • By Antonette on 05-25-16

The narrator was good but...

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

I had a hard time with this story. I didn't really care for the characters, too sullen & rather unlikeable. The plot is so thick it was hard to follow. Had to keep "rewinding" the audio. I lost interest but kept thinking it might get better. Finished with another cliff hanger that I'm not interested in finishing. Would not recommend this. I read or listen to all the books I give to my nieces & nephews between 10-15 years old. It's just OK.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle

  • By: N. D. Wilson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Sam Miracle's life is made up of dreams - dreams where he's a courageous, legendary hero instead of a foster kid with two bad arms that can barely move. Sometimes these dreams feel so real, they seem like forgotten memories. And sometimes they make him believe that his arms might come alive again. But Sam is about to discover that the world he knows and the world he imagines are separated by only one thing: time. And that separation is only an illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great writing, fun story

  • By BC on 07-01-16

Another great story by N.D. Wilson

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Enjoyed this story, lots of adventure & action!
The narrator is excellent!
Can't wait for the sequel!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful