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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,362
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,127

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Great story

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I've listened to it twice now. it was just as good this time as it was the first time.

  • A Plague of Giants

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Xe Sands
  • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,470

Mother and warrior. Scholar and spy. Rebel and hero. Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this audiobook is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these three characters intertwine - and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but dissapointing

  • By Roland on 11-20-17

A Whole New World

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

First of all let me say that I don't have much history with fantasy genre. I preordered this book because my whole family loves the Iron Druid Chronicles (see my story in my review of Hounded). I told myself going into it that it did not have to be as good as IDC so I wouldn't be disappointed. While it is COMPLETELY different, it is just as amazing. Much more complex (I had to listen to the first few chapters a second time before continuing, but that is just me). The characters are engaging, the action is compelling. If I had any criticism it is that the female narrator doesn't have as much range of voices as Luke (but who does). Harder to tell her characters apart. Can't wait for the second book. "Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry"

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Magic of Youth

  • An Affair with Beauty: The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy
  • By: James Philip Head
  • Narrated by: Pamela Almand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Fame, fortune, and beautiful models - Howard Chandler Christy had them all. Christy was the most famous American painter of the Jazz Age, a time when an elite brotherhood of New York artists dominated the publishing world. Christy had eclipsed all of them with his ''Christy Girl'', an idealized woman who redefined beauty, influenced fashion, and inspired generations of women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING! THIS WILL MAKE A GREAT MOVIE!

  • By JFH on 11-13-16

Interesting story, beautifully narrated

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

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

Yes, it gave a rich and colorful look into a time and place I had not known much about before

What did you like best about this story?

That it was written by the viewpoint of his wife and told of all the famous people he knew.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Nancy fell in love with Howard

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

An interesting man in a glamourous world

Any additional comments?

This was not my usual genre for listening but I was enjoyed the story very much.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,532

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

  • By Chris on 01-02-12

Award for best collaberation of story and narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-02-13

I babysat for my son and his wife while they made a road trip to find a new home in another state. They needed a story to listen to while they drove as they are both Audible lovers. I stumbled upon The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne and they went with the first one, Hounded. They called me from the road laughing and talking about how the book was great but that the dog was hilarious. They had started book two Hexed on the way home. My son was going to drive me from Ohio back to home in Missouri and he caught me up on Hexed and we listened all the way. I went back to listen to Hounded and got my husband hooked. We have since gotten our daughter, teenage grandson and two friends hooked on Iron Druid Chronicles. Daughter in law and I also totally fan-crush on Luke Daniels, the narrator and we now seek out books read by him and follow both Kevin and Luke on Facebook. Iron Druid was such a great surprise find at the time and now we tell everybody, so I am now telling you!

  • The Hot Gate

  • Troy Rising, Book Three
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458

The fight to free the Earth from alien domination began in Live Free or Die, and continued in Citadel. Now Tyler Vernon and his troops aboard the gigantic battle station Troy face a desperate battle with the forces of galactic tyranny. And the very survival of the Earth and its people is not all that is at stake. The galaxy itself must choose to live free or die - and if the tyrants win this battle, darkness will fall across the galaxy for millennia to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great series but where is BOOK 4!

  • By john on 04-15-18

The Hot Gate: An Excellent Listen

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

What made the experience of listening to The Hot Gate the most enjoyable?

The sense of humor of the characters that comes through in the performance. It is a good story performed well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hot Gate?

The interaction between Comet and the South Americans when she is trying to figure out their culture and why they perform their duties the way they do.

Which character – as performed by Mark Boyett – was your favorite?

Comet with her interactions and the conflicts with those whe works with.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Treachery In Death

  • In Death, Book 32
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,537

In a New York City fifty years in the future, Detective Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law - including the ones sworn to uphold it. Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a brutal, senseless crime - an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. And for the first time, Peabody is primary detective on the case, which means she has to get used to a new level of authority and responsibility. Good thing she learned the ropes from a master like Eve. But after rounding up the perps, Peabody stumbles upon a much trickier situation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Treachery in Death

  • By Jean on 03-10-11

Best of the series yet

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

Reviewed: 03-24-12

Where does Treachery In Death rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

I believe I like this one best of the whole series.

What did you like best about this story?

Eve has shown so much personal growth over the course of the series but she is really in control of herself in this one. The conversation between her and Peabody about what made them become cops was extraordinary. Her insight into the feelings of Meara and Whitney and their dissappointment at the situation would not have fit in any earlier books

What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

Her distinct voices for each character is always good but there were alot of added people in the cop shop in this one and it was easy to keep straight all the conversations. You could almost hear the tears in Peabody's voice a couple of times.

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

I had a terrible time turning this one off. I got a lot of exercise at the gym the last two days because it was a good opportunity to listen, lol. I even listened about a half hour after turning out the light last night while my husband snored next to me. Thank goodness for earbuds.

Any additional comments?

I am already mourning the fact that there are only two full books and one short story left before I catch up to Ms. Robb.

  • Bed of Roses

  • The Bride Quartet, Book 2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948

Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance. So it's really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She couldn't ask for a better job. And on the surface, Emma's love life seems to be thriving. Though men swarm around her, she still hasn't found Mr. Right. The last place she's looking is right under her nose. But that's just where Jack Cooke is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Sweet!

  • By LeftyMom on 11-09-09

Great continuation of Vision in White.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-12

Have been a JD Robb fan for years but just recently started reading Nora Roberts serieses.
This series is about four friends who run a wedding planning business together. Enjoyable listen, narrator is good, but this one was alot shorter than the first. Didn't seem to be as much build up in the story.

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  • From Russia with Love

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

Every major foreign government organization has a file on British secret agent James Bond. Now, Russia's lethal SMERSH organization has targeted him for elimination. SMERSH is the Soviet organ of vengeance, interrogation, torture, and death. James Bond is dedicated to the destruction of its agents wherever he finds them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best of Them All

  • By Pork C. Fish on 12-21-11

James Bond

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

Reviewed: 01-23-12

I never knew how much background the movies had to leave out until I listened to this book. Great story telling by the Ian Fleming and a performance by one of the best in the business.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Haunted in Death

  • In Death, Book 22.5
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

Number 12 is an urban legend in 2060 New York City. The hot club in the 1960s, it is now reported to be haunted...and cursed. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called there to investigate the apparent murder of Radcliff Hopkins, its new owner and the grandson of the man who made Number 12 a cultural icon.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • You'll hate yourself in the morning

  • By Pagan Picnic on 04-16-10

Great Halloween week listen.

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

Reviewed: 11-22-11

Loving the whole Eve Dallas series, sometimes the short novellas leave me wanting more. But this one was complete and fun to listen to. Susan Ericksen does a great job on the voices even the "ghost". So fun to listen to Peabody getting the willies.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

  • By: Rebecca Wells
  • Narrated by: Judith Ivey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

When Vivi and Siddalee Walker, an unforgettable mother-daughter team, get into a savage fight over a New York Times article that refers to Vivi as a "tap-dancing child abuser", the fallout is felt from Louisiana to New York to Seattle. Siddalee, a successful theater director with a huge hit on her hands, panics and postpones her upcoming wedding to her lover and friend, Connor McGill. Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelong girlfriends, the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fabulous Dahlin'

  • By Pamela on 04-12-10

As usual the book is better than the movie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-10

Judith Ivey brings to life the wonderful southern charm of Vivienne and her relationship with her oldest child.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful