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  • Greywalker

  • Greywalker, Book 1
  • By: Kat Richardson
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 844
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 577

Kat Richardson excels at creating vivid, fast-moving novels that blend urban fantasy with paranormal mystery. In Greywalker, Seattle P.I. Harper Blaine is viciously attacked and murdered - but after exactly two minutes, somehow she returns to life. Now she's seeing strange things all around her - dark visions from the shadow world - and living a normal life may no longer be possible no matter how hard she tries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fun take on the paranormal ...

  • By Nathan Caroland on 09-21-08

The narrator should be called a voice actor.

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

I don,t think I would have enjoyed this book if had been read by anyone else. Each of the female parts sounded like a different reader. The male voices Not so much. My favorite character was Lady Guendalin of Anorexia. This resembles The Dresden Files only a female version.

  • Cold City

  • A Repairman Jack Novel
  • By: F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 909
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 909

If you've never read a Repairman Jack novel, this is the place to begin. It's 1990. A twenty-one-year-old named Jack has dropped out of college, leaving his old life behind to build a new one in New York City. Manhattan's rough edges are jagged enough to shred any unwary newcomer, but perhaps not one who is determined to stay off the grid, at any cost, in the busiest metropolis on earth. And to do so, he'll have to take jobs of a less than legal nature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, as long you don't think too much

  • By Andrew Pollack on 01-17-14

Finally more Repairman Jack on audible

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

Reviewed: 01-27-13

I searched for more Repairman Jack, but there were only a few recorded. I even broke down and read the 1st book of the series. I see finally there are more audiobooks with a different narrator( I hope they keep the same narrator for the rest of the series). This 1st book explains the beginning of how young Jack became "Repairman Jack". Jack who lives off the grid and lives by his wits to become the man who repairs problems only he can fix using questionable and sometimes violent methods. I am looking foreward to the rest of the series.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Nine Princes in Amber

  • The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
  • By: Roger Zelazny
  • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,291

Amber is the one real world, of which all others including our own Earth are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin's blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, lame deal!

  • By Robert on 08-13-12

Old series new voice

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

Reviewed: 01-26-13

I listened to some of this series years ago when it was read by the author. The new narrator is much better. I rated this book 4 stars because it was very good , but not great.

  • Odd Interlude

  • A Special Odd Thomas Adventure
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,424

Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs - a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of motel rooms...and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye - and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow - Koontz Cranks out another Hit

  • By GH on 12-29-12

Return to Moonlight Bay without Christopher Snow

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

Reviewed: 01-20-13

This was one of the better Odd Thomas books, but this story could have been the 3rd book of the Moonlight Bay series. The plot is centered around Fort Wyvern, one of Christopher Snow's old stomping grounds. This is not one of the typical Odd Thomas books where he is influenced by the dead. The relationship with Annamaria from the previous book "Odd Apocalypse" is also revealed. If you are a fan of the Odd Thomas or the Moonlight Bay series you will love this book.

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  • The Exquisite Corpse Adventure

  • A Progressive Story Game
  • By: The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, M. T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, and others
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

It all starts with a train rushing through the night…. Well, actually, it starts when Jon Scieszka, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, writes a cliff-hanger episode and passes it on to the next member of a cast of celebrated writers, who continues the story and pass it on. And what happens between episodes one and 27? Think werewolves and mad scientists, a talking pig, plenty of explosions, a blue Star Wars lunchbox, two meatballs, a whole army of villains and varmints, and more!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Fun for Both Kids and Adults

  • By capricious on 09-07-11

Phil Gigante pulls it off

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

Reviewed: 03-30-12

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Phil Gigante?

Yes, but not written like a tag team where the authors write where one left off. Phil Gigante somehow makes up for the storyline with a great performance.

Has The Exquisite Corpse Adventure turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

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

Yes. He does agreat job making a bad story sound good, but with a good story he makes it great.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No, never.

Any additional comments?

The authors made a game out of putting the next writer into a stupid storyline.

Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 audiobook cover art
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,581
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,597

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best audio book in the series

  • By Bill on 08-31-11

Now after listening to the rest of the book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-11

I formerly gave this book a 1 star for the free 1st chapter. I hate that James Marsters is not the narrator, but John Glover is a great narrator (he is not Dresden to me). I just finished listening to the whole book and loved it. I am now anxiously waiting for the next book in the series. If James Marsters records Ghost Story I will buy it and listen to it again. When Frank Muller was hurt in a motorcycle accident and could't finished recording Stephen King's Dark Tower series I understood. I see no reason not to have James Marsters come back.

7 of 18 people found this review helpful

Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 - Free First Chapter audiobook cover art
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 - Free First Chapter

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends-and his own soul-Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond disappointed

  • By Lifelong Reader on 07-22-11

You did what ! ! !

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-11

The narrator can make or break an audio book. This is one of the things I like about audible.com, you can listen before you buy. I love John Glover, but he is not Dresden. John Masters portrays Dresden with this kind of cocky attitude, using just his voice. I have come to know and associate Dresden with the voice of John Masters. I am disappointed, but I will still buy this audio book as soon as it comes out. I will also buy it again if John Masters records it. I have to give this a 1 rating because of the change of narrators. The narrator is at least as important as the story.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Voices

  • The Lost Voices Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Porter
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside a grim Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation: she becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in. All of them, like her, are lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sad Story

  • By Alaina on 08-29-11

Not what I expected

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-11

The best part of this audio book is the reader; she did a great job. I was hoping this would have been more like the "Twilight" series, but with mermaids instead of vampires. This book is well written with undertones of violence toward girls. This is the first book of the series and is not a stand alone book. If you like the drama of teenage girls interacting with each other as mermaids, than you will like this book. I can not give this book a bad review, because I picked the wrong book for myself. I am an old guy and this book would be more appreciated by a teenage girl.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful