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  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,541

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful production!

  • By Joshua on 03-22-09

Engrossing tapestry of self-discovery

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

Reviewed: 07-03-12

What did you love best about Dune?

The crafting of the story and the imagery are spell binding. I can see the world of dunes. Hands down, this is the best book I have "read" in ages because of the word smithing. The words stretch my imagination near it's max capacity. I feel as though I am in this journey and part of the struggles within this desert. I never thought an arid land of dunes could be so utterly complex and have the ability to capture my attention.

What other book might you compare Dune to and why?

There is no comparsion. Imagine watching Star Wars and trying to describe it to someone naive on the subject. This is a book unique to it's own class. If I had to I would say this book is akin to The Alchamist. Very profound.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The ability to weave the tail with multiple personalities was a critical feature to this particular audible tale. I loved it!

Any additional comments?

Stop reading reviews and get this book.

  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • The Dark Tower
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,419
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,885

In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-12

You COULD start here...

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

Reviewed: 07-03-12

Would you listen to The Wind Through the Keyhole again? Why?

Yes, you almost have to gather all of the nuances. Great plot within a plot within a plot...

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wind Through the Keyhole?

Trying to remember which plot I was in.

Have you listened to any of Stephen King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

Good fantasy. Ignited a fire for me to look for more stories with such engrossing crafting. I found Dune.

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,176

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating (if not an outlier)

  • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

A must own in Audible.

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

Reviewed: 05-09-12

What did you love best about Outliers?

If you plan on having children or influencing someone as a mentor or coach, you have to listen to this book.

If you could give Outliers a new subtitle, what would it be?

How to be a Professional at your dream job.

Any additional comments?

Astouding information and coorelations, but it just makes so much sense...

  • The Company

  • A Novel of the CIA
  • By: Robert Littell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 41 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,959
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,960

"If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says ( Publishers Weekly).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang on to your Hat

  • By Cynthia on 01-17-03

Long Book, but that is worth the credit!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-12

Where does The Company rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I am nearing my threshold for listenign to one book, but at times the book is so enthralling I don't want to stop driving and find myself sitting in my garage listening to just a bit more.

What did you like best about this story?

I would say it is a tale that spans ages and gives a very round the world and thorough insite into the fictional (?) world of spying as related to familiar historical figures and events.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There is a part when a Company man makes a comment to a co-worker's spouse about the necessity of their work. I think that moment captures not only CIA operatives, but military personnel as well. Very moving.

  • The Altar of Bones

  • By: Philip Carter
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Cryptic dying words from a murdered homeless woman in present day San Francisco unlock a decades-buried secret that changed history. Now a pair of ruthless assassins are sent to cut the few living "loose ends." And a young, resourceful woman on the run encounters a determined man with his own connected past and vengeful agenda. Forced to partner for survival and answers, a fast-paced and deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast Moving Exciting Read

  • By Jack on 03-27-11

Not Overly predictible

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-11

Overall, the tale was engrossing. I did not like the sporadic swallowing sounds from the narrator, I could have completely done without that. As for certain parts of the tale, the twists were a little predictible, but it was exciting action and often times palpable. (Spelling? lol)

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