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  • The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Earth's Children, Book 1
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,374

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear. A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blonde, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly—she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clan of the Cave Bear

  • By Terri on 06-13-08

Riveting!

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

Reviewed: 12-25-12

What made the experience of listening to The Clan of the Cave Bear the most enjoyable?

Because the reader put their tones, emotions, etc. into their voices.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Clan of the Cave Bear?

The second time Brog made her dead and she stood up and over him and taunted him and made him lose it and when his father told him that she had won and was more of a man than he was.

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

No, this is my first time listenin' to her.

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

When the second earthquake came after she had been made dead, and the old shaman died in the cave, next to her mother.

Any additional comments?

I have read the whole series before in paper back, but I really love stories like that. Where ya see someone survivin' back in early age of mankind.

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by: Scott Holst
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,007
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,371

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My friends thought I was crazy.

  • By bluecat1861 on 03-23-10

A new side to Abraham Lincon

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

Reviewed: 12-25-12

If you could sum up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in three words, what would they be?

What happens next??

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think his name was Henry, the good vampire that was gettin' Abe to kill the bad ones.

What about Scott Holst’s performance did you like?

It was okay, but it took him awhile to get caught up in the emotions of it.

If you could rename Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, what would you call it?

Abe's revenge

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed it. It's definitely a new twist, with Booth bein' a vampire too.

  • Hunters of Dune

  • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. Hunters of Dune is the exotic odyssey of the crew as it is forced to elude the diabolical traps set by the ferocious, unknown Enemy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • If only I liked Dune a little less...

  • By James on 09-14-06

Hunters of Dune

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

Would you listen to Hunters of Dune again? Why?

As it tied into the series, yes. It helps to understand what happened in some of the other books

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

It held my interest thru out.

Any additional comments?

Read the whole series, from the first one, to really understand and enjoy Dune.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Sandworms of Dune

  • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You'll buy it anyway

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-19-07

Sandworms

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

What made the experience of listening to Sandworms of Dune the most enjoyable?

Wantin' to know what was gonna happen next.

What did you like best about this story?

The way it tied into the series.

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

Only the Dune series.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I don't know.

Any additional comments?

Read the whole series in sequence, all 17 books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • House Harkonnen: House Trilogy, Book 2

  • By: Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070

Returning to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert's Dune, this title continues the saga begun in Dune: House Atreides. As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides - and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe better than original Audible production.

  • By Robert on 04-25-13

Part of the Dune series

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

Would you listen to Dune again? Why?

Probably, I would do the whole series again. It was very interestin' how it did relate to what's goin' on here on earth now, subtly.

What did you like best about this story?

The intrigue and plots.

Which scene was your favorite?

All the scenes were my favorite.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Most definitely, if I didn't have to keep rechargin' my mp3 player.

Any additional comments?

Read the whole series from the first one. There's 17 books in it and my husband and I did them all. I mentioned it on facebook and found out that lots of others had also read the series.

  • Dune: House Atreides: House Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371

Capturing all the complexity and grand themes of the original, this prequel to the Dune series weaves a new tapestry of betrayal, passion, and destiny into a saga that expands the tale written by Frank Herbert more than 30 years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe better than original Audible production.

  • By Robert on 04-25-13

The Dune series

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

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

Yes, but I would tell them to read the series in sequence.

What did you like best about this story?

Hearin' what goes on in the different houses and how they relate to each other and the other houses.

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

I kept listenin' til the battery needed rechargin' again several times.

Any additional comments?

Find the series and start with the first, then do them all in sequence. I under stood it lots better than I did the movie.

  • The Four Purposes of Life

  • By: Dan Millman
  • Narrated by: Dan Millman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

The Four Purposes of Life was born from Dan Millman's decades-long search to make sense of life. He distills decades of experience into a concise map of the journey - the full scope of what we're each here to accomplish here on planet Earth. It puts together, for the first time, essential elements from the "peaceful warrior teachings" in their full and proper context --- providing a burst of clarity to bring our lives into sharper focus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth readin more than once.

  • By Marquita Martin on 05-22-12

Well worth readin more than once.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-12

What made the experience of listening to The Four Purposes of Life the most enjoyable?

The way he outlined it, then when deeper into each one.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Socrates is my favorite as I read about him in the"The Peaceful Warrior", and I love sorcerers.

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

Dan Millman moved me when he relates to what he's been thru.

Any additional comments?

I have read almost all the Carlos Castenada series and Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman. He has a way of showin' thru his own life experiences, the knowledge he's learned.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Powers That Be

  • Petaybee Book 1
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Narrated by: Marina Sirtis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Strange things are happening on the icy planet of Petaybee. Unauthorized, genetically engineered species have been spotted, and the company has reason to believe that the locals are deliberately hiding something, and perhaps even plotting rebellion. As a combat veteran and a medical retiree due to spend the rest of her days on this arctic world, Yana is the ideal person to get close to the natives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • i will not buy abriged again

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-11-12

It was an interesting book with a surprise ending.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-12

What did you love best about Powers That Be?

The way that it could relate to our government too.

What other book might you compare Powers That Be to and why?

To others of Anne McCaffrey, as they are always off world with heroine and hard superiors.

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

The way the people stuck together during hardship and been put there, not of their own accord. Also the scene in the pool.

Any additional comments?

I liked the book, how she is sent to spy and winds up helping the people. The magical animals and how she becomes pregnant but wasn't aware of it. It's not too long and was easy to read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful