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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77,945
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70,769
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 70,730

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

It's Harry Potter!! Of course 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

Rowling knows what she is doing and her narrater is fantastic. Love who she selected!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,635
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,623

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Someone owes me a new keyboard

  • By Aimee M on 05-24-16

Have to slow it down, then it's good

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

Baldwin talks to quickly for this media and you have to either slow it down or do nothing but try to catch his words. Good reader. Good voices. Just too fast. I fell asleep listening to the story so I don't know how it ended but it was entertaining until I did!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl at the End of the World

  • By: Richard Levesque
  • Narrated by: LC Kane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 886
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 825
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 823

Her family dead, alone in a corpse-strewn metropolis, she has no choice but to survive. She needs food, shelter, a safe place to sleep. She discovers that an ordinary girl is capable of extraordinary things, and that she's more resilient than she imagined. Even so, she wishes more than anything that she could just find another survivor. Unfortunately for Scarlett, not everyone who survived the plague is looking for companionship. And she's about to find out just how difficult survival really is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical PA novel

  • By Yesenia on 01-01-18

The Narrator grows on you quickly. Great story.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

If you could sum up The Girl at the End of the World in three words, what would they be?

Ugh....I've read over 200 books and this makes my top 10. Old idea with a totally original storyline. So so good. It's one of those books that makes you sad it's over.

What other book might you compare The Girl at the End of the World to and why?

Jeeze...Only because of the emotional connection the characters create within the reader I would have to say The Help. I remember feeling almost like I was saying goodbye to a friend at the end of that book and I felt the same way with this.

Which scene was your favorite?

Maybe when she...shoot I don't want to ruin anything....when she finds a place to take a shower.

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

Not anything that extreme but it was so good that instead of waiting to listen to it before bed like I usually do with audible I couldn't stop listening until it was over. First thing in the morning while getting ready, on my way to work...etc it was playing.

Any additional comments?

The only thing reviewers really should post is their love and hate list so you know who to listen to. Love:Author Robert Cormier, Author David Sedaris, Author Augusten Bourroughs,Laura Hillenbrand. Book The Gargoyle, The posionwood bible, memoirs of a geisha, the help, water for elephants, The five people you meet in heaven, Ghost boy, The great book of amber, UNBROKEN (all time fav), A midnight clear...you get the idea.

Books I hate: A million Little pieces (or tiny or whatever). Here is my impression of that book, are you ready? This and that and this and this and he and she and and and and. Dear God the whole thing is one giant run-on sentence. 50 shades of sad horny housewife. The "author" could have been a 13 year old boy. Wicked. I bought this excited to read it, it is covered in dust after I couldn't force myself to read any more.I think I left off on the witch going down on the scarecrow or something.

Audible Books I love: World war Z (Alan Alda is in it!) Girl at the end of the world (best audible book i've heard and I wish it was a series) The body of Christopher Creed (Even though the narrator doesn't get teenage colloquialisms) Ghost boy, Warm Bodies (GREAT narrator but almost boring plot. No buyer's remorse though)

Audible Books I HATE: Following Christopher Creed. The narrator is horrible, just horrible. No segway from one character to another, all voiced the same without so much as a change in inflection. Can't follow along. The curious incident of the dead dog. Good narrator, horrible overkill of tangents designed to create empathy for the main character's disability.The entire plot, if written without the gaps of pages long tangents would be maybe 3 pages. Bad Games. Here is a QUOTE from this 5 star best seller "There was one undeniable truth (they) couldn't deny..." Need I say more? If that doesn't make you want to call the editor then ignore everything I have said, you and I have no business.

Lastly, my guilty pleasures audible books: The cat who series by Lillian whatever whatever. The books are stupid, the author tried too hard to show versatility in her writing and ends up being transparent in her overuse of a thesaurus, the narrator does a good job with different voices but rushed dialogue and the cat worship makes me roll my eyes BUT these are like meatloaf with gravy or macaroni and cheese. You know they are bad but they are so comforting and cozy you don't care. These are great insomnia listens. I hope that helps

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Trucker Ghost Stories

  • And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road
  • By: Annie Wilder (editor)
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert, Peter Ganim
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 155

These are true stories from the highways and byways of America. These first-hand accounts are as varied as the storytellers themselves—some are detailed and filled with the terror and suspense that made people feel they had to share what happened to them with others; others are brief and straightforward retellings of truly chilling events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Jessica on 06-23-14

Don't listen to the complaints of Narrators. Bogus

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

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

Yeah man, It's some good old fashion creepy stories.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Trucker Ghost Stories?

Oh GOD the story about the kid the EMT had to take to a different hospital. It's disturbing and not even part of the "ghost" stories. It should be told to every teenager in America.

Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert and Peter Ganim ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

nope

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Can't tell you because it will ruin the story.

Any additional comments?

I have 6 big brothers who are natural born story tellers. I used to fall asleep on the floor in their bedrooms after being lulled into dream land by fantastic tales of Aliens and CIA agents in trees...no wonder I put forensic files on to fall asleep to now...anyway if the wha wha about the narrators is making you hesitant to purchase just ignore it. If you don't pay attention to the brief mention of who submitted the story you would have no clue if was a different gender. If I recall it was only the first 4 stories anyway.

The only thing reviewers really should post is their love and hate list so you know who to listen to.

Love:Author Robert Cormier, Author David Sedaris, Author Augusten Bourroughs,Laura Hillenbrand. Book The Gargoyle, The posionwood bible, memoirs of a geisha, the help, water for elephants, The five people you meet in heaven, Ghost boy, The great book of amber, UNBROKEN (all time fav), A midnight clear...you get the idea.

Books I hate: A million Little pieces (or tiny or whatever). Here is my impression of that book, are you ready? This and that and this and this and he and she and and and and. Dear God the whole thing is one giant run-on sentence. 50 shades of sad horny housewife. The "author" could have been a 13 year old boy. Wicked. I bought this excited to read it, it is covered in dust after I couldn't force myself to read any more.I think I left off on the witch going down on the scarecrow or something.

Audible Books I love: World war Z (Alan Alda is in it!) Girl at the end of the world (best audible book i've heard and I wish it was a series) The body of Christopher Creed (Even though the narrator doesn't get teenage colloquialisms) Ghost boy, Warm Bodies (GREAT narrator but almost boring plot. No buyer's remorse though)

Audible Books I HATE: Following Christopher Creed. The narrator is horrible, just horrible. No segway from one character to another, all voiced the same without so much as a change in inflection. Can't follow along. The curious incident of the dead dog. Good narrator, horrible overkill of tangents designed to create empathy for the main character's disability.The entire plot, if written without the gaps of pages long tangents would be maybe 3 pages. Bad Games. Here is a QUOTE from this 5 star best seller "There was one undeniable truth (they) couldn't deny..." Need I say more? If that doesn't make you want to call the editor then ignore everything I have said, you and I have no business.

Lastly, my guilty pleasures audible books: The cat who series by Lillian whatever whatever. The books are stupid, the author tried too hard to show versatility in her writing and ends up being transparent in her overuse of a thesaurus, the narrator does a good job with different voices but rushed dialogue and the cat worship makes me roll my eyes BUT these are like meatloaf with gravy or macaroni and cheese. You know they are bad but they are so comforting and cozy you don't care. These are great insomnia listens. I hope that helps

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Warm Bodies

  • A Novel
  • By: Isaac Marion
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,761
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,757

R is a young man with an existential crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. His ability to connect with the outside world is limited to a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend, Julie.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This was...OK

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-13

Great Narrator, Decent story but slow.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

What did you love best about Warm Bodies?

Isaac Marion is a killer voice actor.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Less introspection?

Which character – as performed by Kevin Kenerly – was your favorite?

Whatever the black chic's name was and M.

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

Nope.

Any additional comments?

The only thing reviewers really should post is their love and hate list so you know who to listen to.

Love:Author Robert Cormier, Author David Sedaris, Author Augusten Bourroughs,Laura Hillenbrand. Book The Gargoyle, The posionwood bible, memoirs of a geisha, the help, water for elephants, The five people you meet in heaven, Ghost boy, The great book of amber, UNBROKEN (all time fav), A midnight clear...you get the idea.

Books I hate: A million Little pieces (or tiny or whatever). Here is my impression of that book, are you ready? This and that and this and this and he and she and and and and. Dear God the whole thing is one giant run-on sentence. 50 shades of sad horny housewife. The "author" could have been a 13 year old boy. Wicked. I bought this excited to read it, it is covered in dust after I couldn't force myself to read any more.I think I left off on the witch going down on the scarecrow or something.

Audible Books I love: World war Z (Alan Alda is in it!) Girl at the end of the world (best audible book i've heard and I wish it was a series) The body of Christopher Creed (Even though the narrator doesn't get teenage colloquialisms) Ghost boy, Warm Bodies (GREAT narrator but almost boring plot. No buyer's remorse though)

Audible Books I HATE: Following Christopher Creed. The narrator is horrible, just horrible. No segway from one character to another, all voiced the same without so much as a change in inflection. Can't follow along. The curious incident of the dead dog. Good narrator, horrible overkill of tangents designed to create empathy for the main character's disability.The entire plot, if written without the gaps of pages long tangents would be maybe 3 pages. Bad Games. Here is a QUOTE from this 5 star best seller "There was one undeniable truth (they) couldn't deny..." Need I say more? If that doesn't make you want to call the editor then ignore everything I have said, you and I have no business.

Lastly, my guilty pleasures audible books: The cat who series by Lillian whatever whatever. The books are stupid, the author tried too hard to show versatility in her writing and ends up being transparent in her overuse of a thesaurus, the narrator does a good job with different voices but rushed dialogue and the cat worship makes me roll my eyes BUT these are like meatloaf with gravy or macaroni and cheese. You know they are bad but they are so comforting and cozy you don't care. These are great insomnia listens. I hope that helps

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,791
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,331

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • don't waste your time/money

  • By Kyle Warren on 01-23-19

If you hate 50 Shades & oprah books read my list

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

What would have made Locke & Key better?

For one thing.....It being a BOOK instead of an audio play

What could Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Nothing. I'm apparently just not the target audience.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

n/a

What character would you cut from Locke & Key?

n/a

Any additional comments?

I downloaded this because it was a bestseller, had a major name as narrator, and was FREE. Glad I didn't pay for it. I don't even know what this "book" is about because I was so tuned out after 5 min. My impression is white trash, that's all I remember. (I listen to audio books before bed to stop my over thinking mind from calculating the best strategy for tomorrow's to-do list.)

Anyway, the only thing reviewers really should post is their love and hate list so you know who to listen to. Love:Author Robert Cormier, Author David Sedaris, Author Augusten Bourroughs,Laura Hillenbrand. Book The Gargoyle, The posionwood bible, memoirs of a geisha, the help, water for elephants, The five people you meet in heaven, Ghost boy, The great book of amber, UNBROKEN (all time fav), A midnight clear...you get the idea.

Books I hate: A million Little pieces (or tiny or whatever). Here is my impression of that book, are you ready? This and that and this and this and he and she and and and and. Dear God the whole thing is one giant run-on sentence. 50 shades of sad horny housewife. The "author" could have been a 13 year old boy. Wicked. I bought this excited to read it, it is covered in dust after I couldn't force myself to read any more.I think I left off on the witch going down on the scarecrow or something.

Audible Books I love: World war Z (Alan Alda is in it!) Girl at the end of the world (best audible book i've heard and I wish it was a series) The body of Christopher Creed (Even though the narrator doesn't get teenage colloquialisms) Ghost boy, Warm Bodies (GREAT narrator but almost boring plot. No buyer's remorse though)

Audible Books I HATE: Following Christopher Creed. The narrator is horrible, just horrible. No segway from one character to another, all voiced the same without so much as a change in inflection. Can't follow along. The curious incident of the dead dog. Good narrator, horrible overkill of tangents designed to create empathy for the main character's disability.The entire plot, if written without the gaps of pages long tangents would be maybe 3 pages. Bad Games. Here is a QUOTE from this 5 star best seller "There was one undeniable truth (they) couldn't deny..." Need I say more? If that doesn't make you want to call the editor then ignore everything I have said, you and I have no business.

Lastly, my guilty pleasures audible books: The cat who series by Lillian whatever whatever. The books are stupid, the author tried too hard to show versatility in her writing and ends up being transparent in her overuse of a thesaurus, the narrator does a good job with different voices but rushed dialogue and the cat worship makes me roll my eyes BUT these are like meatloaf with gravy or macaroni and cheese. You know they are bad but they are so comforting and cozy you don't care. These are great insomnia listens. I hope that helps

2 of 9 people found this review helpful