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  • The Witch Elm

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,281
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,265

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, the Main Character Comes Off Poorly, But...

  • By Marina on 10-19-18

Good story, excellent narrator!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

I really liked the book, but I loved the narrator because he made me "live" the story! He did not read the bok outloud, he told the story!

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,731
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,674

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

So good! I want more!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This story was amazing! Although, somewhat dark yet true to life, it tells the story of a woman's marriage and career rise. It is the ultimate truth of life, love and human nature. I could not stop listening. The narrator was wonderful! She makes the story come to life as if an old friend was confiding in you.

  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,726

When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”

  • By Jefferson on 10-03-11

Offensive!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Any additional comments?

From the very beginning, this book made me ask if this was some sort of futuristic "Cautionary tale" or just an author's wild imagination peppered with personal racist ideals. In addition, the story was dull and led nowhere fulfilling. The characters' story lines were unimpressive and the main characters appeared to be emotionally stunted. Granted, that seemed to be the truth of such a world. However, I just found the whole thing pointless. Huxley could have developed his characters better and that would have made the story more compelling.
The only character that I found somewhat interesting was "the savage". Unfortunately, his story was short and disappointing to the very end.
Do not waste time or money on this book.
The narration was fine, but how well can you perform if the story is not that great?

  • Midnight Crossroad

  • A Novel of Midnight Texas
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,012

From Charlaine Harris, the best-selling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It' s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By colleen on 05-01-15

Good story but not great.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I started this series because I saw that it was going to be turned into a televisiion series and was interested in knowing how well would the show follow the storyline of the books. I have only read the first of the series and while I did enjoy it, I also felt as if I had been dropped into a world where the supernatural was an everyday thing for some of the town's people but not for others. I did not feel a connection to any of the character because I had nothing to go on. I have never read any of Charlaine Harris' books before and I read somewhere that some characters are from other series. Due to this, I might not recommend this first book.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

There are plenty of interestinf aspects to this first book; it is part murder mystery, part supernatural story and partly witty. I truly enjoyed the character of "Mr. Snuggles". However, there were characters that seemed to just be "fillers" in th storyline. I found this very disappointing. I would have liked to have known the characters more in depth, including "snugs".

Which scene was your favorite?

The most memorable scene for me took place in the pawn shop with the old woman who came in to buy her broach back. I would have liked to be told the whole story there, but again I was left up in the air.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I might have been moved by parts of the story if I had known the characters better.

Any additional comments?

I am going to continue reading the series because I am still interested. I am hoping that the characters will be fleshed out more and thereby clearing up some of my questions.

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season 2

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272

A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please sort out the narration!

  • By RAANAN on 08-26-14

Riveting and captivating!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-14

Would you listen to Yesterday's Gone: Season 2 again? Why?

This book is worth reading again and again in case that you might have missed details, As for me, I cannot wait for Season 3 as Season 2 left off in a most horrific way!

What other book might you compare Yesterday's Gone: Season 2 to and why?

There are many books written about apocalyptic, end-of-days but until the series ends I can't say how they might compare since the authors have taken the series to new places that make the ending hard to predict.

Which scene was your favorite?

For some strange reason, I'm fascinated by the scenes where "Boricio" has his side of the story told. The person who reads his scenes brings him to life by providing the listener with an enrichment of emotions to Boricio's thoughts and language.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Near the end of Season 2 as the revolt takes place, I found myself unable to believe the outcome! It had me in tears.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season One

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, Chris Patton, Brian Holsopple, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,942

Can humanity Survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.ms Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blown away!

  • By Angela M on 05-01-14

Anxiously awaiting the second season!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-14

If you could sum up Yesterday's Gone: Season One in three words, what would they be?

Intriguing,edge-of-your-seat thrill ride!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Yesterday's Gone: Season One?

I truly enjoyed the whole storyline! However, for me the moment that most stuck in my mind was when two of the characters reach Times Square and are astounded by the enormity of their new reality.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

There are several narrators and their performances are carried out really well. I especially like the way that Buricio's character is read. He is made to be, clearly, one creepy psycho!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to listen to the whole book, but I knew that I was going to have to wait for the nest installment so I tried to take it slow.

Any additional comments?

If the second season is as good as the first, then I hope the third season will be available soon!

9 of 12 people found this review helpful