LISTENER

Andrew K.

  • 4
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 24
  • ratings
  • The Fall of the House of Cabal

  • The Johannes Cabal Novels, Book 5
  • By: Jonathan L. Howard
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 501

Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has come into possession of a vital clue that may lead him to his ultimate goal: a cure for death. The path is vague, however, and certainly treacherous as it takes him into strange territories that, quite literally, no one has ever seen before. The task is too dangerous to venture upon alone, so he must seek assistance - comrades for the coming travails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One selfish plea

  • By Marianne on 05-07-17

Fantastic New Chapter in the Cabal legend.

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Nicholas Guy Smith narrates perfectly, Howard's inspired story. The combination of perfect characters, witty banter, and traditional depravity expected from the Cabal novels, draws the listener and is well worth the time. I hope to hear the combination again in whatever is the next chapter in the Cabal story.

  • Lone Star

  • A History of Texas and the Texans
  • By: T. R. Fehrenbach
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 39 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Here is a must-listen history of the Lone Star State, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, and events that have shaped Texas from the beginning right up to our days. Never before has the story been told with more vitality and immediacy. Fehrenbach re-creates the Texas saga from prehistory to the Spanish and French invasions to the heyday of the cotton and cattle empires. He dramatically describes the emergence of Texas as a republic, the vote for secession before the Civil War, and the state's readmission to the Union after the War. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Top -10

  • By JNW on 03-29-18

racist and biggoted

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

listen to this book if you want such racist gems as:
Native American man “seldom soiled his hand with labor.” Of African Americans, Fehrenbach commented, “The Negro was never a prime mover, but always a dangerous catalyst in American life.” Tejanos accomplished little, he wrote, because they embraced a culture that belittled hard labor.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil in the White City

  • Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,616

In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to stop listening

  • By Michael on 05-26-12

simply amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Three stories are woven together to show madness, brilliance, and murder in late Victorian Chicago. The narrator does a fantastic job in soothing, lighting up the language, and chilling you.

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • A Novel
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,360

A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gaiman delivers an intimate masterpiece

  • By Talia on 08-07-13

Neil Gaiman is magical

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

The story is heart breaking and heart building. The reading by the author is heart felt and I shall keep this experience in my heart, always.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful