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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Live in Concert

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142

Author Douglas Adams kidnapped an audience and held them hostage for 90 minutes at London's Almeida Theatre. The audience members were subjected to extremely hot August temperatures and Adams's dramatic solo performances of excerpts and scenes from his wildly funny Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Live Performance

  • By Sean on 12-31-03

The Enjoyably Mad Ravings of a Wonderful Genius

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

Having Douglas Adams' voice and his literary spirit as captured in this concertized version of selected excerpts from, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," shows how his creativity made the world brighter place and that we lost his genius all too soon.
This recording leads us on a merry ride of frantic sci fi lore only a person of bright intellect can create.
I am happy this recording is in my collection. I will listen to it over and over again and
I know it will brighten my day each time I do.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic

  • A Behind the Scenes Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Mark Salisbury, Hana Walker-Brown
  • Narrated by: Dan Fogler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 487

Available only in audio, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic lifts the lid on the moviemaking secrets behind the latest installment in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts series. Narrator Dan Fogler (who plays No-Maj Jacob Kowalski) will guide you through the process of creating the magical on-screen world and explore the story, themes, and characters of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • NOT A BOOK!

  • By Connie W. on 11-16-18

Mixed Review

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

For those who like to know behind the scenes information about the magic of movie making, this audiobook could be a delight. Dan Fogler's pitch perfect presentation is marred at times with his slap happy "impressions" that may be a hit with children too young to care. The montages of the people involved in the very essential production basics are interesting although, sometimes, one wishes for subtitles to help understand some of the thick accents. What is clear is that these are very talented people who love their work and are proud of their contributions to the Harry Potter film legacy. Their enthusiasm lifts the heart and made it worth the few times I had to rewind in order to understand their unique contributions to the movie.

  • The Arm of the Starfish

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

When Adam Eddington, a gifted marine biology student, makes the acquaintance of blond and beautiful Kali Cutter at Kennedy International Airport on his way to Portugal to spend the summer working for the renowned scientist Dr. O'Keefe, he has no idea that this seemingly chance meeting will set into motion a chain of events he will be unable to stop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • L'Engle's young adult spy thriller

  • By Adam Shields on 09-19-17

Powerful Story

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

Great story, fairly well delivered! It held my attention and is well worth listening to over and over again.
I remember loving this book when I was a child and it was first published. As an adult living in these times, the scientific background and the morality of the story is fascinates and moves me more deeply.
However, that same view finds the sociopathic behavior of the Cutters a bit underdeveloped and the responses of our heroes seems too naive.
Even so, the book holds powerful lessons for this Senior Citizen now and especially during these challenging times!
Michael does a fantastic job of switching from the male to the female voice. At first, I thought there were two readers. His delivery seems a little too clipped at times but that is a minor issue.
Well done!

A Christmas Carol (Listening Library Edition)
    
    
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        Jim Dale
    
    


    
    Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    1,165 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • A Christmas Carol (Listening Library Edition)

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 808

This is Jim Dale's incomparable telling of the beloved A Christmas Carol, a "little book," as Charles Dickens himself called it, which has been treasured by generations since December of 1843. Listeners of all ages will be enthralled as they meet for the first time, or are reunited with, that miser of all misers, Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Jim Dale

  • By Holly U on 03-12-08

Wonderful in Every Way

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

What could be better than a classic book; written by a classic author and story teller; read by a classic narrator?
Jim Dale’s reading of Charles Dickens,’ A Christmas Carol is all of the above.
Society has relegated A Christmas Carol to the Christmas Season while, in truth, it is a tale of how to keep in our hearts all year long that which is the best of the happiness of charitable living. And “may God bless us, everyone.”

  • Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet

  • 4th Doctor Novelisation
  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Jon Culshaw
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

The hugely powerful Key to Time has been split into six segments, all of which have been disguised and hidden throughout time and space. Now the even more powerful White Guardian wants the Doctor to find the pieces. With the first segment successfully retrieved, the Doctor, Romana and K9 trace the second segment of the Key to the planet Calufrax. But when they arrive at exactly the right point in space, they find themselves on exactly the wrong planet - Zanak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story with unexpected twists

  • By Elena Georgobiani on 09-10-17

Wonderful in Every Way

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

I can hear why some have called this the greatest Dr Who storyline ever.
I loved hearing so many of the lines Douglas Adams peppered through of his Hitchhiker stories. They stand in memory of his humor and his concerns.
The Pirate Planet is skillfully narrated by Jon Culshaw who renders a delightful reading.
I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent listening to this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Great Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,791

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Return to Three Pines

  • By Lisa K. Dillon on 09-05-16

Ms Penny just gets better and beiier

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

I love this series of books. They inform as well as enthrall through each plot twist and turn.
It's fitting that the subject of loss is front and center in this story. Loyal audible fans are grieving the loss of Ralph Cosham. To the loyal fan, Mr Cosham had come onto this earth primarily to voice Armand Gamache's story.
Grieve I did until I came to realize no other could be more suited to pick up the mantle than Robert Bathurst.
Healed and stronger, I can hardly wait for the next audible collaboration.

  • A Christmas Carol (Simon & Schuster Edition)

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,009

Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge come to marvelous life in Patrick Stewart's critically-acclaimed solo interpretation of A Christmas Carol. The star of X-Men and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart has performed his one-man stage production of this holiday classic to sell-out audiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's not Christmas without this (audio)book

  • By Christina on 12-11-07

Masterful performance of a Classic

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

I've loved this classic Christmas story all my life. In my childhood, my Mother lovingly read it to us over several nights before tucking us into bed for the night.

Now, in my Senior years, I am delighted to create happy new memories with Sir Patrick Stewart's magnificent voice and masterful reading of this Dickens jewell.

Thank you Audible for blessing "us, everyone!"

  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero

  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 364

In Hiccup the Viking's misadventures, the stakes have never been higher, and it's friend versus foe to decide the fate of the world. In this, the penultimate title in the amazing story arc that began with How to Train Your Dragon, Hiccup is faced with a personal dilemma against the backdrop of an impending battle and the possible destruction of everything he knows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love these books!

  • By Suzette Bakke on 05-30-15

It just gets better and better

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

The music between chapters has improved and I enjoyed listening to it.
David Tennant's rendering continues to set the bar almost unreachably high.
Cressida Cowell's ability to write a modern day, good old fashioned hero's journey with all the peril, belly laughing humor and unexpected turns which bring all things to good is unparalleled!
Perfect whether one is 6 or 60 years of age.
I know, I've been both! :-)
I cannot wait to see how it all will end.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,704

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 03-14-15

Excellent story; well worth every award it received but the reader's choice of voicing does not match up to the quality of the book. Still the story is strong enough to compensate.

  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse

  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

In his 4th sidesplitting adventure, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III must rescue his best friend, Fishlegs, from the deadly disease Vorpentitis. The only cure is rare and almost impossible to find...a potato. But where will Hiccup find such a thing? He'll have to dodge the terrible Sharkworms, battle Doomfangs, and outwit crazy Hooligans if he's going to be a Hero...again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesomeness Fun.

  • By Teresa on 11-03-14

Wonderful old fashioned story

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

Reviewed: 01-16-15

First let me say, the music used to introduce a new chapter has improved.
I have enjoyed David Tennant's acting in everything from Casanova to Dr Who to Hamlet to Decoy Bride to Broadchurch, to name just a few of his acting jobs. I also love his readings of the Dr Who audible books. However, I must say, he absolutely shines in matching the author's tone when he reads the books in this series. His ability to create unique voices for so many characters is amazing!
I was surprised at how unlike the wonderful "How to Train Your Dragon" the books are but like un-identical twins, I love them both. Like the movies, the books have characters who are strong and well formed but I think the book's lessons have greater depth. The humor as written by Cowell and read with "tongue in cheek" by Tennant is my greatest joy. And who came up with those hilarious names? You can just see the characters as they romp through the books. These books have something for young and old alike