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Andrea Pike

Cincinnati, OH
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  • The Three Musketeers

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891

Mixing a bit of seventeenth-century French history with a great deal of invention, Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos, and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while plotting to advance his own power. Bursting with swirling swordplay, swooning romance, and unforgettable figures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Irresistible Romp!

  • By Gillian on 01-28-14

Such a fantastic surprise!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-19

I thought it'd be stuffy and boring, but it was full of adventure and fun!

  • The Princess Bride

  • By: William Goldman
  • Narrated by: Rob Reiner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967

This adventure story has everything you could want: the good guy, some bad guys, the girl, sword fighting, revenge, romance, of course a happy ending, and rodents of unusual size. Join Westley the plucky farm boy, Buttercup the beautiful young maiden, Inigo Montoya the driven, embittered swordsman, and many other strange and unusual characters in this swashbuckling tale of good-natured silliness. It is read by Rob Reiner, who directed the motion picture based on this classic tale.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reservedly recommended

  • By J. Herndon on 06-10-07

A classic

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

I just wish the unabridged version was available! Rob Reiner is the perfect narrator for this!

  • Crazy Rich Asians

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,280

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 1st Chapter, can't stand narration AND I'm asian!

  • By Acct68member on 12-06-17

The best thing about this is the narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn't. Nick and Rachel were great, but they had absolutely *zero* flaws and they were just too bland. The story has been told too many times and was very predictable.

  • China Rich Girlfriend

  • A Novel
  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lydia Look
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,209

Kevin Kwan, best-selling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret emails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birth father.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Story. Discontinuity of narrators.

  • By Rachel on 08-17-15

This one jumped the shark

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

I found it hard to find a character that I really liked. The awful characters were just that, and the "good" guys were *too* good and too vanilla boring. A turn in a completely different direction came up in the middle of nowhere and it just didn't fit.

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  • Rich People Problems

  • A Novel
  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lydia Look
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,428

When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside - but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch's massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park - a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore - Nicholas' childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cheesy and Funny and the PERFECT Summer Book!

  • By D on 05-30-17

More like "Awful People Problems"

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

I found it hard to find a character that I really liked. The awful characters were just that, and the "good" guys were *too* good and too vanilla boring. Everything was wrapped up too quickly and too predictably.

  • The Boy Who Drew Monsters

  • By: Keith Donohue
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 153

Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, 10-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • troubled boy, troubled waters

  • By Debra B on 10-29-14

Fun read, interesting twist!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

The narration was great, except for the East Coast accents. Those got a little irritating. Other than that, it was a pretty good book. The images the author conjured up were definitely eerie and it was nice to read a spooky story that wasn't your standard issue, "ghost haunts people, people get rid of ghost" story. It wasn't fantastic, but it was a fun read and I don't regret this purchase!

  • The Turn of the Screw

  • By: Henry James
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage - introduction
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,428
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,415

Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw. When a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate, she begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but Mightn't be the Best on Audible

  • By Gillian on 03-16-16

Such a let down!!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

I'd been wanting to read this for a few years, so it was especially disappointing that when I finally got around to it, I thought it was awful. That said, Emma Thompson made it bearable and got me through the story with her outstanding narration.

I felt like the story ended during the peak of the plot, and never explained what happened to the characters after said ending.

Not worth the credit I spent!

  • Carry On

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,806

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon's face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So glad I stumbled into this

  • By JM on 10-11-15

Gave this "oh, what the heck" book a try.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

What made the experience of listening to Carry On the most enjoyable?

The narrator was definitely enjoyable, *really* enjoyable, to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

I like that it sort of came out of nowhere, for me at least. I've never read any of Rowell's books, so I had no idea what to expect. The description was quirky and funny, so I bought it. Man, am I glad I did! I've never read the Harry Potter series, but this definitely had that feel. Except, grown up, sarcastic, clever and really, really funny.

Have you listened to any of Euan Morton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've never listened to any of his performances before this one, but I'm going to go look for other stuff he's narrated. He was so spot on with the voices, and didn't use the standard-issue, soft and high-pitched "female" voices.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were many times when I laughed out loud, getting some looks from people nearby!

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  • A Memoir of My Early Years
  • By: Julie Andrews
  • Narrated by: Julie Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575

Since her first appearance on screen in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable roles that have endeared her to generations. But she has never told the story of her life before fame. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Road to Fame, Dame Julie style

  • By Christopher on 04-08-08

Great, but ends in a bizarre fashion.

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

Having Ms. Andrews read her autobiography was like the cherry on the icing on the cake. I liked that she didn't shy away from the difficult parts and was quite candid. The *only* thing I didn't like was that it ended oddly in, what I felt, was the middle of a pretty much event. Other than that, it was nothing short of magical.

  • Moloka’i

  • By: Alan Brennert
  • Narrated by: Anne Noelani Miyamoto
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760

The powerful debut novel from Alan Brennert, Moloka’i tells the story of Rachel Kalama, a seven-year-old Hawaiian girl who contracts leprosy and is quarantined on the island of Moloka’i during the 1890s. Separated from her family and forced to grow up in the leper colony of Kalaupapa, Rachel experiences intense isolation. But she remains strong, finding moments of joy, and even love. Rich in Hawaiian history, this novel proves itself a stellar piece of historical fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Book!

  • By David on 08-23-12

So much better than I expected!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

I've been to Kaua`i several times, and the author captured the feel of the islands *perfectly*. The story is tragically beautiful, the injection of Hawai`ian legends is perfection, the narrator did justice to the accents and I'm positive I'm going to be giving this a second and third listen.