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  • Wraith

  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 581

Saiya Buchanan is a wraith, able to detach her shadow from her body and send it off to do her bidding. But, unlike most of her kin, Saiya doesn't deal in death. Instead, she trades secrets - and in the goblin besieged city of Stirling in Scotland, they're a highly prized commodity. It might just be, however, that the goblins have been hiding the greatest secret of them all. When Gabriel de Florinville, a Dark Elf, is sent as royal envoy into Stirling and takes her prisoner, Saiya is not only going to uncover the sinister truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and superb narration!

  • By TrueUFReader on 04-21-18

Fun and entertaining read

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

This was a fast paced and entertaining story. There was not a lot of depth to the storyline in comparison to what I am use to but the storyline did keep my attention the entire time. I found myself wanting to get back to the story when I was away but not so much that I was willing to put off things that needed to be done as I have with other bucks. The narration of the book was excellent and I would be willing to listen to this book again just for that fact alone. Every character of the book had their own voice and it was very easy to follow along even as the characters talking changed. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick read and not wanting to devote themselves to the time it will take to finish a long series.

  • The Time Machine

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,661

The science fiction classic that coined the term "time machine" and is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel. A must listen for any fan of science fiction!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Random Pauses in Speech. (Captain Kirk narrates)

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-14

Story: Poor; Performance: Monotone

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

This was an agonizing book to get through and I would not recommend it to anyone. I always thought of it as a classic but now having read the story, it clearly is not. I cannot discourage you enough not to listen to this story.

  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reflective adventure

  • By Tad Davis on 09-12-17

The audio is horrible - not able to finish

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I was not able to finish this book and I asked Audible for a refund. The story is a classic and for good reason. However, the adaptation of the story was not. Many of the voices a difficult to hear because it sounds a though they a far away from the recording mic. Often times, you hear sounds from the recording but you don’t know what is going on. It is like they were trying to recreate the old radio shows back before television... and failed. I would not recommend this book, buy the unabridged version instead. There are many to select from.

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  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,410

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Fantastic book... So creative!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

This book is so creative and well written. There is such depth and richness and detail that the reader is taken to this world as they read.

  • Iron Will

  • The Shifting Tides, Book 4
  • By: James Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

The world is facing a war to end all wars, a confrontation that will destroy everything Dion and Chloe hold dear. With Palemon's dragon army growing in number, time is running out... Dion is doing everything in his power to prepare his kingdom, but he knows it will not be enough. Although he needs Chloe's help, recent tragedy makes him terrified for her safety. Magic is dangerous. Only Palemon is too arrogant to see it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved all four books

  • By Teresa Williams on 07-30-18

Fantastic ending to another great series

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

I love James Maxwell’s writing and Simon Vance’s narrations. They make an amazing pair. I look forward to the next series by Mr Maxwell and I hope Mr Vance narrates that one as well.

  • The Three Musketeers

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
  • Length: 26 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Romance, treachery, courage... The Three Musketeers has it all! In one of the greatest adventure stories ever written, the dashing young swordsman D'Artagnan and his daredevil companions Athos, Aramis, and Porthos, become embroiled in duels, love-tangles, and sinister intrigues which threaten the future of King, Queen, and France herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • classic and well narrated

  • By Benjamin J. Hackett on 05-18-16

Okay story ...

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

This was an okay story but not one I'd ever ready or listen to again. The six or seven chapters devoted to Milady de Winter and her whining mostly ruined the story for me. It is no where close to being as good as The Count of Monte Cristo

  • The Forsaken Throne

  • The Kingfountain Series, Book 6
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847

A devastating disaster has left the Forbidden Court in ashes, its fountains destroyed, and its magic at risk. It was destined as the site of Trynne Kiskaddon's coronation as empress. Now, all Trynne can imagine is the roar of flames, the cries of Gahalatine's people, and the smell of cinders in a city gone dark. Tragic as the threat to Kingfountain is, it's nowhere near as foul as the treachery posed by Morwenna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing series

  • By Tammy L Moore on 06-14-18

Good, but the ending was rushed

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

Reviewed: 11-23-17

This was a good book and a good end to the trilogy. However, the ending of the book seemed so rushed. The trilogy always had a lot of detail and this book was no different.... until the end. It could have easily continued for another 60 pages. All-in-all though, it was a good read and worth my time. I look forward to reading additional titles by Jeff Wheeler.

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,215

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect year in the post apocalypse.

  • By Andrew Pollack on 06-18-16

Fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

The Last Tribe is fantastic! Masterfully written and well read. It is a completely plausible post-apocalyptic novel that explores what life could be like after a pandemic flu. The aspect that I enjoyed most is that it took VERY little liberties on reality. There are no monsters, no supernatural villains, no special powers, and no walking dead. This story looks at society and tells a story about survival and triumph. The only thing I wish this book had was a sequel. Maybe someday that will happen.

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  • The Maid's War

  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

Sent on an impossible mission by Kingfountain's ruler into the heart of the enemy's capital as two mighty kingdoms prepare for war, Ankarette Tryneowy must divine the location of a magical sword, perhaps their key to victory. What she finds is the truth - one she could never have foreseen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceeded my expectations

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-29-17

Compelling enough to continue…

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

This prequel is compelling enough for me to continue on to the first book in the series. However, it is far from a masterpiece. The performance is okay at best but Ms. Rudd lacks the vocal depth for the number of characters in this story. More accomplished vocalists can give a unique voice to each character but The voices in this book tend to sound similar.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flatland

  • By: Edwin A. Abbott
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Fried
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed audiences for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator, and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women - thin, straight lines - are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CONCERNING THE WOMEN

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-24-14

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

This was an interesting story and one that I have been wanting to read for sometime. However, when I got into the book, it was much different than what my expectations were. All in all it was still an enjoyable book to listen to.I would have liked to have known more about the main character/shape and what came of him at the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful