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  • Making Money

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,670
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,850
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,850

The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is running like...well, not at all like a government office. The mail is delivered promptly. Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, former arch-swindler and confidence man, has exceeded all expectations - including his own. So it's somewhat disconcerting when Lord Vetinari summons Moist to the palace and asks, "Tell me, Mr. Lipwig, would you like to make some real money?"

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must for Discworld fans

  • By Darren on 09-24-07

Great book

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

I love Terry Pratchett and the book is wonderfully read. A very good book to relax by.

  • Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders - World War I

  • By: Tony Robinson
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Everything you need to know about World War I! Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly, and disgusting bits about World War I. It's history, but not as we know it! Find out everything you ever needed to know about World War I in this brilliant action-packed, fact-filled book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect introduction for children. Very well read

  • By Renee on 04-27-16

Perfect introduction for children. Very well read

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

The tone was just right for children. They got some sense of the horrors of the war and the trenches but the touch was light enough but to frighten them away from learning more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

Northern Exposure. Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbour Cooper Graham who has been openly critical of Mo's ability to adapt to life in Alaska has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble. For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, its love at first sniff when it comes to Mo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By Rae on 04-28-12

Unlikley but effective combination of genres

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

I'm not generally a follower of either the supernatural or romance genres so this was not a book I would typically have chosen. I can't say what made me decide to give it a go but the Molly Harper / Amanda Ronconi team deliver some bizarre and comic results and have made me keen to find more of the same. The wonderfully matter-of-fact way the author deals with some of the more unusual aspects of the supernatural I found very appealing. All in all, a great, comedic listen with some laugh out loud moments.

  • Magic Marks the Spot

  • The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 1
  • By: Caroline Carlson
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629

To escape from a life of petticoats and politeness, Hilary answers a curious advertisement for a pirate crew and suddenly finds herself swept up in a seafaring adventure that may or may not involve a map without an X, a magical treasure that likely doesn't exist, a rogue governess who insists on propriety, a crew of misfit scallywags, and the most treacherous - and unexpected - villain on the High Seas. Will Hilary find the treasure in time? Will she become a true pirate after all? And what will become of the gargoyle?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Narrator Ever!

  • By gkbowood on 12-05-14

Brilliant narration, funny story. Irresistible

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

As a family (3 generations of us) we are all devoted fans of Katherine Kellgren. We chose this book because of the narrator and we were not disappointed. It has to be said though that with this story, she did have some wonderful material to work with. This is an excellent story with great moments of humour and off the wall events that take you by surprise but contribute to making the book such a wonderful listening experience. A girl pirate with a governess and a travelling gargoyle. Kinds of sums up the wonderful silliness!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Red Pyramid

  • The Kane Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,982

Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much appreciated

  • By B. Turner on 05-28-10

Wonderful narration

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

Reviewed: 03-30-15

The narrators did an excellent job. They did have a great story to work with though!

  • Anne of Green Gables (Dramatized)

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: The St. Charles Players
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

A willful orphan named Anne, a red-haired "exception", arrives at the home of an elderly sister and brother, and wonderful life adventures begin as Anne matures from a skinny, freckled girl into an intriguing young woman. Along the way, she embraces everyone with her imagination and dreams, and the beautiful town of Avonlea will never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-18

A hit with boys too

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

Reviewed: 12-10-14

I remember reading the Lucy Montgomery books as a child and always thought they were books that boys would not enjoy. My son has proved me wrong and enjoyed to this book every bit as much as I did. The performances are great and Anne's moments of melodrama are as funny now as they were then.

  • Escape to Witch Mountain

  • By: Alexander Key
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 212

With renewed interest in Alexander Key's extraordinary 1968 novel, fans can dive into Escape to Witch Mountain as it was meant to be listened to. The powerful, thrilling story of Tony and Tia - twins joined by their paranormal gifts, on the run from evil forces that seek to suppress their forgotten pasts - is more gripping and relevant than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Disney

  • By Susan on 12-27-13

On the edge of your seat excitement

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

Reviewed: 12-10-14

We listened to this on a long car journey with my 9 year old son and he didn't want to get out of the car at any point and risk missing part of the story! He loves adventure stories and this falls firmly into that category. A great listen for kids and one parents will enjoy too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Tower Treasure

  • Hardy Boys 1
  • By: Franklin Dixon
  • Narrated by: Bill Irwin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

After a dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stashed "in the tower," the Hardy boys make an astonishing discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific narration, well-paced

  • By Robert Mahowald on 12-08-03

Great introduction for a new generation of fans

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

Reviewed: 03-05-12

I bought this for my son (6 going on 7) and he enjoyed it thoroughly. As an adult reader listening to the books after having read them for the first time a number of years ago, it was a trip down memory lane! The boys were older than I remembered and I seemed to remember more independence from them as well. We both enjoyed the story and thought Bill Irwin did a very good job. It was the first Hardy Boys we have listened to but it won't be the last.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful