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  • Wolf Brother

  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1
  • By: Michelle Paver
  • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only 12-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where are book 2 and 3?

  • By It on 02-04-10

Beautiful.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

I first read this book as a young teen, and hearing it performed by Ian McKellen was an experience I'll never forget. His rendition of this beloved tale of a boy and his wolf brother was moving and beautiful and wonderful in the best ways possible. If you're thinking of listening to this story, then do it. It is a powerful work of fiction that is both original and touching, and it will leave you hungry for the next installment in the series.

  • Dead Ever After

  • A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,094
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,104

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Welp, At Least She Didn't Do An Anita Blake

  • By J Barrington on 06-23-13

A satisfying ending

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

While some may disagree, I found this book to be a great ending to the series. I thought it tied up all the loose ends—not perfectly, of course, but well enough. Personally, I think Charlaine left the ending open enough to write another book if she wanted. Boy do I want to read another one! I'd love to know what else happened. I kind of wish she had done an epilogue five years into the future, but at the same time, those can be so far off from what we thought would happen they cheapen the ending. This way we're left wondering, but with the knowledge Sookie is safe and taken care of and only has good things coming. She sure deserves them.

Overall, I am very pleased with this book. The writing is great, the story is satisfying, and it ended on a happy note. I've enjoyed every single Sookie book. In this one, just like all the others, her emotions are so real and expertly written that we feel what she feels; which is why I had a giant smile on my face when I listened to the last line.

As a southern woman as well, I relate so heavily with a lot of aspects of Sookie's life. She feels like a best friend, and I love her to death. It's been a journey. I'm sad it's over, but I'm ready to start it from the beginning all over again. Dead Until Dark, here I come!

  • Definitely Dead

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #6
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,167

Wedding fever has come to Bon Temps, Louisiana! Unfortunately, buxom, blonde, beautiful, and telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie is not the bride-to-be, so she takes the opportunity to travel to New Orleans on family business. As heir to the estate of her newly dead cousin Hadley, Sookie unearths a big secret. Soon it becomes clear that more than a few people will do anything to stop Sookie from looking into Hadley's past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More is revealed

  • By CindiL on 11-11-08

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

As usual, Johanna Parker gives a wonderful and riveting performance that makes you wanna stop what you're doing and listen to the book in one sitting. I read these books when they were first coming out many years ago, and getting to listen to them brings the story to life in a new and exciting way. Her voice acting is some of the best I've ever heard, and I've listened to quite a few audiobooks. It felt like I was right there with Sookie the entire time. I can't wait to listen to the next one in the series! The HBO show pales in comparison to the depth and fun of Charlaine's novels.

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,226
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46,863
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46,797

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

  • By Andrew on 11-20-17

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

Such an amazing book. My only complaint is the narrator. I suppose I'm biased, having first listened to Stephen Fry's excellent read of this incredible tale. Jim Dale isn't a bad narrator at all—but his vocal talents pale in comparison to a lot of other narrators I've listened to in my day. If you can get your hands on Stephen Fry's version, listen to those instead. Otherwise, this was a delightful experience.

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  • Kenobi: Star Wars Legends

  • By: John Jackson Miller
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,081

Tatooine - a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "The Rifleman"... with a Lightsaber

  • By Troy on 08-27-13

Incredible.

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

One of the best books I've listened to in a long time. A gripping tale, I was hooked from start to finish. Obi-Wan is my favorite character, and getting to learn a little more about his time on Tatooine was a treat. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes Star Wars.

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