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  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,387

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration.

  • By Amazing Customer on 11-17-14

Awful rendering of this book

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

First, this is a beloved book of my youth. I loved it and it’s gentle wisdom.
Unfortunately the narration for this book was awful. It’s painfully slow and the voices for all the “Mrs” are excruciating to listen to. I came to dislike the “Mrs” voices so much I couldn’t stand to listen to the rest of the book. It’s being returned.

  • Turn Right at Machu Picchu

  • Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
  • By: Mark Adams
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926

Writer for the New York Times and GQ, Mark Adams is also the acclaimed author of Mr. America. In this fascinating travelogue, Adams follows in the controversial footsteps of Hiram Bingham III, who’s been both lionized and vilified for his discovery of the famed Lost City in 1911—but which reputation is justified?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book for history enthusiasts

  • By Elizabeth on 08-26-12

Engaging

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Engaging telling of Mark Adams adventure retracing the steps of Hiram Bingham, the explorer who rediscovered Machu Picchu. Mark covers a lot of history and background in and around Bingham’s experiences in a way that allows the reader/listener to absorb and enjoy the unfolding of this portion of Machu Picchu’s long history.
Andrew Garman imbues a lot of warmth to the characters as he reads. He is so convincing that if I ever met Mark Adams or John Lievers (Mark’s guide) I would probably be very surprised by their own voices.
This is one of those books that I would reread should I ever decide to visit Machu Picchu myself. Well, I would reread it anyway because it’s a great adventure story!

  • In Other Lands

  • By: Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

The Borderlands aren't like anywhere else. Don't try to smuggle a phone or any other piece of technology over the wall that marks the Border - unless you enjoy a fireworks display in your backpack. (Ballpoint pens are okay.) There are elves, harpies, and - best of all as far as Elliot is concerned - mermaids. Elliot? Who's Elliot? Elliot is 13 years old. He's smart and just a tiny bit obnoxious. Sometimes more than a tiny bit. When his class goes on a field trip and he can see a wall that no one else can see, he is given the chance to go to school in the Borderlands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and emotional!

  • By JusticeReads on 07-24-18

Book couldn’t hold my interest

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

When I listened to the sample this book it sounded intriguing. But as the characters were introduced it became harder to stay engaged with the story. The main character Elliott doesn’t start off as someone like able or sympathetic. We learn a bit of why he is unsociable, rude, unkind but it doesn’t make the reader want to root for him. Other characters seem to want to befriend him but it’s not apparent why. The premise of the story is interesting. Elliott is selected as one of a few human children able to see a magic wall which allows him to cross back and forth from his world and into a magical land. The magical land while full of wonder and wonderful beings has just as many problems as Elliot’s world and isn’t any easier to navigate. Ultimately the story just couldn’t hold my interest.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stuff and Nonsense

  • Threadbare Series, Volume 1
  • By: Andrew Seiple
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737

Meet Threadbare. He is 12 inches tall, full of fluff, and really, really bad at being a hero. Magically animated and discarded by his maker as a failed experiment, he is saved by a little girl. But she's got problems of her own, and he might not be able to help her. Fortunately for the little golem, he's quick to find allies, learn skills, gain levels, and survive horrible predicaments. Which is good, because his creator has a whole lot of enemies …

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing tale you can't help but love

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-29-18

Slow, plodding and unbearably (no pun intended) boring

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I am probably not the intended audience and therefore not the best reviewer for this book. I got as far as chapter 5 before I gave up. It was incredibly tedious in going through the development of Threadbare the bear. It finally dawned on me that all the points that Threadbare gained (or lost) as he grew and developed was much like a video game. As I have not the patience to endure video games of any sort, all my interest disappeared. I am returning this book.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,583
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,273

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firefly cranked up on Meth plus a Space Wizard!

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

I listened to the whole thing

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

It kept my interest.
Could I listen to it again? Maybe.
The characters are mostly likable, mostly relatable, flawed individuals.
World building was pretty good, tho there were times when the logic didn’t work for me.
Is this an homage to Firefly, well yeah, I could see that to be the case.
Narrator Mikael Naramore was excellent and I was very impressed with his work. Great voice characterization for each individual. There was never any confusion as to who was speaking as each voice was so distinct. Nice work!

  • Space Team

  • By: Barry J Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124

Cal Carver is having a bad day. Imprisoned and forced to share a cell with a cannibalistic serial killer, Cal thinks things can't possibly get any worse. He is wrong. It's not until two-thirds of the human race is wiped out and Cal is abducted by aliens that his day really starts to go downhill. Whisked across the galaxy, Cal is thrown into a team of some of the sector's most notorious villains and scumbags.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fonkin’ Terrific

  • By DobieChuck on 01-15-17

Amusing, far fetched, perhaps Pratchettesque...

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

It took a while to warm up to Cal Carver, con man who can’t keep his mouth shut even to save his life. He was so annoying that I almost gave up and just returned the book. Still, Cal grows on you, like a fungus aaand you stay to listen to the next installment of his particular brand of “hoof in mouth” disease. The other characters grow on you as well, (these are probably misspelled as this is an audible book!), Lauren, the uptight pilot, Miz, the hormonal “werewolf”, and Mech, the somewhat schizophrenic cyborg, oh and Splurt, unidentifiable alien shapeshifter who is green and slimy. Did I laugh out loud, well not so much. Did I wince at the words coming out of Cal’s mouth, yes, absolutely. Was I amused, yes, that too. Will I listen to the next book....hmmm, I think so. The characters are all so...likeable....in their own special ways.
Kudos to reader Phil Tron, he made each character so distinct and believable. His particular rendition of Cal was so believable you just wanted to haul off and slap him upside the head (Cal, you want to slap Cal, not the reader Phil). Excellent job Mr Tron.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Curious Beginning

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,283

As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry - and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending off admirers, Veronica wields her butterfly net and a hatpin with equal aplomb, and with her last connection to England gone, she intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of Elizabeth Peters and Gail Carriger

  • By L. Williams on 06-29-16

Obnoxious, overbearing characters

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

What was most disappointing about Deanna Raybourn’s story?

Too much suspension of belief required. A supposedly freethinking, intelligent woman who comes across as a misogynistic in skirts. Found the characters became only more annoying, unlikeable and unrealistic as the story progressed. Not even remotely curious anymore about this series. Returning this book.

  • Every Crooked Nanny

  • A Callahan Garrity Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,022

After 10 years of cleaning up the dirt on Atlanta's streets, Callahan Garrity is trading in her badge for a broom and a staff of house cleaners. But, though the uniform is a little different, Callahan soon finds herself right back in the middle of a mystery when a client's pretty, pious 19-year-old nanny is gone...along with the jewelry, silver, and a few rather sensitive real estate documents. Before she knows it, the meticulous Callahan is up to her elbows in a case involving illicit love triangles, crooked business deals, long-distance scams, and a dead body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For light entertainment - Also reviews explained

  • By Chicago Laura on 07-05-13

Dated and not very engaging

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Found myself increasingly bored with this story. The reader did a fine job but the material just couldn't hold my attention. It's rather dated for one thing. The characters behave in annoying and increasingly stupid ways. I found myself skipping pages just to get to the end. Nope, not keeping this book, needs returning.

  • Dark and Stormy Knights

  • By: Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Shannon K Butcher, and others
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, Joe Barrett, Marc Vietor, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 797

It was a dark and stormy knight, and nine dark defenders embarked upon a most perilous quest. They're the ultimate defenders of humanity, modern day knights who do dark deeds for all the right reasons. In this all-star collection, nine of today's hottest paranormal authors bring us thrilling, all-new stories of supernatural knights that are brimming with magic mystery and mayhem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bought this for Dresden, loved the rest!

  • By Hallie on 06-27-12

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Disappointing selection of short stories. I found myself not caring much about any of the characters or the story lines. Also found most of them to be grim and depressing and completely devoid of any humor. Returning this book.

  • The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes

  • A Novel
  • By: Leonard Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,397

England, 1914. Joanna Blalock's keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely tuned brain. But when she and her 10-year-old son witness a man fall to his death, apparently by suicide, they are visited by the elderly Dr. John Watson and his charming, handsome son, Dr. John Watson Jr. Impressed by her forensic skills, they invite her to become the third member of their investigative team.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sherlock stories continue!

  • By Marty Reed on 07-20-17

Annoying characters, plodding storyline, dumb

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

What disappointed you about The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes?

Silly pretentious characters, cliche dialog, improbable plot, illogical behavior, boring. Couldn't stand to finish this book, returning it.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful