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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109,776
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101,673
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 101,188

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • just ok

  • By Bluebird on 01-29-18

Just perfect Trevor! It brought tears to my eyes.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Born a Crime to be better than the print version?

Didn't read the print version because of my disability.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I was most touched by his "go Hitler' dance story, his mother's hospital stay at the end and his boyish decision that the kitchen floor is a perfectly good place to poop for little kids. I told several friends that these stories brought tears to my eyes.

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

His voice brings added depth and perception to the horrors he experiences, the same as color adds a dimension not present with black and white video.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Make the world great again? oh never mind.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Best Served Cold

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,881
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,594

There have been 19 years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, and behind the scenes bankers, priests, and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as good as the main trilogy

  • By mohamed on 02-25-16

Color to black and white audio medium

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

Joe A. Is a genius whose work is served best by this narrator Steven Pacey.

  • Son of the Black Sword

  • Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 1
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,722

After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea. Ever since, the land has belonged to man, and the oceans have remained an uncrossable hell, leaving the continent of Lok isolated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Beginning to a new Epic Series

  • By Don Gilbert on 10-31-15

One dimensional hero?

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

My prior books by this author coupled him with Oliver Wyman as narrator and that was a stunning combination, as I enjoyed their MBI series numerous times. This did not have that splashes of humor or unexpected surprises, nor the versatility of narrator. These Heroes were doggedly plodding in book one. The narrator didn't have much to with which to work.

12 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Vengeful Games - A Dark Psychological Thriller

  • Bad Games Series, Book 2
  • By: Jeff Menapace
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

In Autumn 2008 the Lambert family headed to Western Pennsylvania for a weekend getaway to the family cabin. They visited hell instead. The Fannelli brothers. Two psychopaths who believed themselves exceptional, put on this Earth for the soul purpose of tormenting others for their own amusement. To make people play their twisted games. Except the Lamberts managed the impossible. They played the game and survived. Showed the Fannelli brothers that they'd messed with the wrong family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT SEQUEL!

  • By Kate on 09-29-15

Didn't like this story's ending at all

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

Simply too dark. Gifted writer and skilled narrator. A few too many writing cliches used felt like "lazy" author ....and felt unnecessary.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Dog Blues

  • The Kai Gracen Series, Book 1
  • By: Rhys Ford
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 590

Ever since being part of the pot in a high-stakes poker game, elfin outcast Kai Gracen figures he used up his good karma when Dempsey, a human Stalker, won the hand and took him in. Following the violent merge of Earth and Underhill, the human and elfin races are left with a messy, monster-ridden world, and Stalkers are the only cavalry willing to ride to someone's rescue when something shadowy appears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narration paired with terrific adventure

  • By JP-NH on 05-22-15

Uh uh. It don't work

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

Perhaps it's American bias, but an American elf living in San Diego with an Irish accent proved to be a bit much. Not sure if it's the narrator or the storyline but it doesn't work.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fool's Quest

  • Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 33 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,928
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,716

The harrowing adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his enigmatic friend, the Fool, continue in Robin Hobb's triumphant follow-up to Fool's Assassin. But Fool's Quest is more than just a sequel. With the artistry and imagination her fans have come to expect, Hobb builds masterfully on all that has gone before, revealing devastating secrets and shocking conspiracies that cast a dark shadow over the history of Fitz and his world - a shadow that now stretches to darken all future hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, great series, misses the old reader

  • By Andrew on 08-20-15

Robin Hobb. Extremely addictive

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

Reviewed: 08-20-15

Never have I seen a second book of a trilogy deliver so much. Extremely happy with this book.

I agree with a prior reviewer the accent used for the fool was not a pleasant choice. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Three

  • Legends of the Duskwalker, Book 1
  • By: Jay Posey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,194

The world has collapsed, and there are no heroes any more.His name is Three, a travelling gun for hire in a dying world. He has no allegiances, no family, no ties.Against his better judgment, he accepts the mantle of protector to a sick woman on the run, and her young son. Together they set out across the plains in search of a mythic oasis, attempting to survive the forces that pursue them, and the creatures of the dark.In these dark times, a hero may yet arise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like this book. Never boring.

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-19-14

Didn't like the ending at all.

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

What made the experience of listening to Three the most enjoyable?

It was well written and hit many hi-points that make a story thrilling but not boring.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Not.at.all.happy. with the ending. At All!!! I don't know what the author was thinking.

Any additional comments?

I was going to buy the third book but after this ending of book 1 I will wait on buying book 3.

  • Half the World

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,316

Sometimes a girl is touched by Mother War. Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named a murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior. She finds herself caught up in the schemes of Father Yarvi, Gettland’s deeply cunning minister. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit. Sometimes a warrior becomes a weapon. Beside her on the journey is Brand, a young warrior who hates to kill, a failure in his eyes and hers, but with one chance at redemption. And weapons are made for one purpose. Will Thorn forever be a pawn in the hands of the powerful, or can she carve her own path?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Teen Assassin at Large

  • By Skipper on 09-17-15

Please get Steven Pacey back

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

It's hard introducing a new narrator to an author /narrator duo where their previous history has made a memorable footprint. The new guy is just a place setter while we hope Steven Pacey returns. Not fair to the new narrator or die hard Abercrombie readers.

I remember how I savored beginning a novel with that author/narrator combo. They were each better together than apart.

Please get Steven back.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Night Broken

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 8
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,660
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,118

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right. Soon her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the furthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get him, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Story in the Series!

  • By Cheri on 06-04-15

The best Mercy novel so far

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

Reviewed: 03-19-14

What did you love best about Night Broken?

Patricia Briggs writing has improved over time such that book elements; the ex-wife plot device were unlikely, but so very clever; exciting and fun and made the book pop. This book was great fun and moved fast. Sorry to see this one end. This story made me want to start over on book 1 to enjoy the story from the beginning.

What did you like best about this story?

Liked the way old elements from past books were weaved into this story to achieve a great deal more "ah hah!" impact and story built intensity. Did a lot in punching the story up. Frankly the prior appearances of coyote, the Fae and the walking stick were never that impressive before the way it was done in book 8. Now it is done here with such impact it makes it come together significantly with book #8.

  • Born at Midnight

  • Shadow Falls, Book 1
  • By: C. C. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 979

One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls - a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just "troubled". Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side - learning to harness their powers, control their magic, and live in the normal world. Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-06-13

Interesting take on a well chewed story

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

Reviewed: 03-07-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes if they are craving Twilight/Harry Potter type listen. Also Its fine for a $4.95 sale. The downside is, as a YA story there is an insufferable amount of whining that bogs the story down at times. Not sure whining was out of place for a YA story. Not sure I would spend full credits on future stories in this series if the whining doesn't shrink its percentage of the overall story.

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

It is unclear what type of supernatural the heroine is going to be identified is the most interesting and how it is laid out in the story.

The least interesting is the repetitiveness of the whining and navel lint gazing that occurs.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

It was satisfactory.

Could you see Born at Midnight being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Depends on where the story goes, its too early to say at book 1.