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  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,896
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,971

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic with a Top-Notch Performance!

  • By Nicole - Audible on 06-19-17

GooseBumps!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Great great book! Steven does an amazing job bringing Bob Gray to life leaving you frozen to the spot ... waiting

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,342

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Predictable but good

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

This was overall a good book. But if you’re a Dan Brown Fan, just like M. Night, his stories become very predictable. I’m not saying that the story isn’t great and gives off a good moral feeling about science and religion... just like almost all of his other R.L. Books... there’s just no shock value to them anymore. Also! There doesn’t seem to be any continuity to the story! Does this take place before or after Inferno? (Great book! Worst movie ever... If Brown allowed them to do the changes they did, he’s a sellout and obviously has little love for his own character, stories or morals and just a love for money)
So, If this is your first Brown book featuring R. L., then you will love the book and enjoy some of the others. If you have read all of the R.L. Books, expect the same all stuff.

Side note: Paul Michael is a great narrator! Great voice overall for each of the characters. And doesn’t come off dull like some other narrators.

  • Batman and Psychology

  • A Dark and Stormy Knight
  • By: Travis Langley, Michael Uslan, Dennis O’Neil
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics, and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say about us? Batman and Psychology explores these and other intriguing questions about the masked vigilante, including: Does Batman have PTSD? Why does he fight crime? Why as a vigilante? Why the mask, the bat, and the underage partner?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, Informative and Highly Recommended

  • By WCCC on 02-02-15

Am I following a psychopath?

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

This is a great book, but only if you are a HUGE Batman fan or a fan of Psychology. It was written with extreme perfection and a lot of background from the comics and movies/shows for its proof of opinions. If you are a psychology major or minor, you will enjoy it, because that's how a portion of the book is written. And if you are a Batman fan and can make it through a lot of psychology terms and "speech" you will enjoy it as well.
Don't read or listen to this, if you are looking for a nice easy read. I won't lie, it reads like a psychology textbook from my/your college years. But I believe that might've been the point.
Langley is definitely a big fan, possibly even bigger than me, lol. Definitely bigger than me, actually.
This book will definitely give you a whole new view of Batman/Bruce Wayne and some of his villains, and when you read the comics/trades, you won't look at them the same way you would have when you first read them or when you read new issues/trades now.
This is your warning. Your view of this universe WILL change after reading/listening to this book.

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