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  • Plague of the Shattered

  • The Gateway Trackers, Book 2
  • By: E.E. Holmes
  • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Once every five years, the Northern Clans of the Durupinen gather at Fairhaven Hall. There, at the ancient castle, surrounded by the very spirits they are bound to protect and serve, the clans settle disputes and shape the laws that govern the Gateways to the spirit world. For the first time, Jess and Hannah Ballard have to represent their clan. It is an awesome responsibility - a great honor...and they are sure it's going to be the most boring week of their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another amazing read!

  • By WakeUpEvery1 on 07-10-18

Another amazing read!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I absolutely love E.E. Holmes Gateway series! It's clever, witty, hilarious, and one of the best ghost stories I've ever ready! I know there is a 4th book that came out, after Awakening of the Seer, but it's not on Audio yet. Please make an audio version! I love being able to get all my work done -home and actual work- while listening to books! It makes the time go by so much faster! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE these books! I hope they never end!

  • The Lost Girls

  • The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina Dejesus
  • By: John Glatt
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

In The Lost Girls, John Glatt tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight - who were kidnapped, imprisoned, and repeatedly raped and beaten in a Cleveland house for over a decade by Ariel Castro - and their amazing escape in May 2013, which made headlines all over the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling

  • By A. Larson on 06-07-15

Did we have to have a British guy read this?

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

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

Absolutely. I think this is a story that should be known.

What did you like best about this story?

The fact that it's over. Those women made it out.

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

I was actually ashamed at one point. When the narrator was reading the 911 call where Charles Ramsey spoke I couldn't help but laugh out loud. Hearing the voice of a British man reading what an African-American said was classic.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Neverwhere

  • A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,388

A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Perfect Casting

  • By Jenn on 09-23-13

Great performance.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-14

What made the experience of listening to Neverwhere [Adaptation] the most enjoyable?

The cast. The story alone was very good, but the range of characters made this a gem.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The angel of course. Who doesn't love Benedict Cumberbatch? LOL

Any additional comments?

I wish more Audible performances were like this one. I realize that's a tall order considering it couldn't have been cheap, but one can hope.

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  • Nightwing

  • By: Martin Cruz Smith
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 313

A community in the southwestern United States falls prey to a plague of vampire bats with a virus which compels them to feed on everything in their path. Martin Cruz Smith, author of the best-selling novels, Gorky Park and Polar Star, mixes Indian mythology with virology in this masterful thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller With A Slow Burn

  • By Charlene B on 10-17-14

The narrator put me to sleep

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

Reviewed: 12-21-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The real problem here was the narrator. He drew everything out and it almost sounded like he was drunk a few times.

Would you recommend Nightwing to your friends? Why or why not?

I would only because the story could have been good.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Ferrone?

Anyone who spoke a little faster and with a bit more inflection.

  • Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Talmadge Ragan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,528

Exploding from the pages of Horror, Humor, and Heroes, Volume One - it’s the full length adventures of the one and only Mechani-Cal! So grab your battlesuit and prepare to get a little nasty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite The Avengers, But Just As Much Fun...

  • By Michael on 10-08-12

I feel like I missed something

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

Reviewed: 12-21-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The names of the Heroes and Villains. They are awfully cheesy.

Any additional comments?

It almost felt like this was part of a series and that I had jumped into the middle of something.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dragons of Dorcastle

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,941

The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of Dematr behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will stop at nothing to defeat her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Huh....Well there are dragons. Kinda.

  • By Katie on 12-05-14

I wanted Dragons. I got a story of forbidden love.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-14

What would have made The Dragons of Dorcastle better?

Dragons. Dragons would've made a book with Dragons in the title better.

What could Jack Campbell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He could have titled it differently so that I wouldn't have wasted $17 on it.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,354

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly on 03-04-17

Pleasantly surprised

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

Reviewed: 10-05-14

If you could sum up Off to Be the Wizard in three words, what would they be?

More than expected

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

Luke Daniels has to be one of my favorite narrators. I love the way he does so many voices, it really helps with visualizing all of the different characters.

Any additional comments?

I picked this gem up on a whim during a Daily Deal. I figured $4? Meh, no matter how bad it might be it would be worth it. Boy was I wrong. I absolutely loved this book. I laughed the entire time. The quick witted remarks and retorts flew around the entire time. Very well played Mr. Scott Meyer. My hat is off to you.

  • Shatter Me

  • By: Tahereh Mafi
  • Narrated by: Kate Simses
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,944

"You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the sample fool you - So Good!

  • By Amanda on 06-08-12

Good story, but SO OVER DRAMATIC.

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

Reviewed: 05-22-13

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

If you are a tween/teen, yes. this book would be perfect for over emotional teenagers who need constant nonsensical metaphors to describe their feelings.

What did you like best about this story?

The kids powers are cool.

What does Kate Simses bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voice fits Juliette; very breathy and whiney and wah wah wah, poor me, I have super powers and I can't appreciate them.

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

It annoyed me to know end, because like I said, it was SOOOOO over dramatic. and she is CONSTANTLY using the slash through sentences style of writing and it makes it look freaking retarded. Mafi treats sentences like they're handicapped... This book is filled with over-saturated, painful metaphors like the following:

"He says it with a small smile the size of Jupiter."

"Every organ in my body falls to the ground."

"There are 400 cotton balls caught in my windpipe."

"My mouth is sitting on my kneecaps."

"My jaw is dangling from my shoelace."

"My stomach drops onto my knees."

"I blush through my bones."

"My spine is conducting enough electricity to power a city."

"I am an old creaky staircase when I wake up."

"Warner thinks Adam is a cardboard cutout of vanilla regurgitations."

"I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane. I am not insane...."

and that continues on for AN ENTIRE PAGE, and I'm pretty sure it was just filler so her word count was enough for publishing!!!

Okay. There you have it.

Any additional comments?

If you want to keep the hair on your head, don't bother reading it. Or, if your maturity level is above those who read and loved 50 shades of grey, or any really BAD YA fiction. Read GOOD YA, like JOHN GREEN.

39 of 46 people found this review helpful

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 58,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,838
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50,782

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Spoiler Alert ... don't read if you haven't finish

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

Reviewed: 05-22-13

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

yes

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Storm of Swords?

a lot

Which scene was your favorite?

i don't know. i liked a lot of them. but i love whenever Khaleesi burns men with her words. she is badass.

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

no lol omg it's 2 days long

Any additional comments?

Can anyone tell me which part, it's broken up into 6 parts for the iphone Audible app, does Joffery die in?? Please?? nessasirfalas at yahoo is how you can contact me, if you want to. thanks ;-)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful