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  • NPCs

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,135

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable if you manage your expectations

  • By Miachi on 01-23-15

NICE

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

Where is the next one now, why did I wait so long to listen to this. It's awesome. I want to run a game similar to this

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Little Majesty

  • The Life of Queen Victoria
  • By: Carolly Erickson
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Her Little Majesty is a fresh and fascinating portrait of the diminutive monarch who ruled the vast British empire for over 60 years. Award-winning biographer and historian, Carolly Erickson, transports you behind the walls of Buckingham Palace to introduce you to the quirky, loveable Queen Victoria—revealed only to her closest associates. Emotionally deprived, inadequately educated, and socially isolated for much of her life, young Victoria felt ill-prepared to ascend the throne.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An ok historical biography

  • By E Dulaney on 03-12-12

Informative, but the narration made it boring

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

I learned a lot more about Victoria, and her life, which is what I was going for but at points I found myself being put to sleep by the narration

  • Cemetery Dance

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,873

Captain Hayward leads the official homocide investigation, while Pendergast, D'Agosta, and Nora undertake a private quest for the truth. Their serpentine journey takes them into a part of Manhattan they never imagined could exist: a secretive and deadly hotbed of Obeah, the West Indian Zombii cult of sorcery and magic. And it is here they find their true peril is just beginning.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the faint of heart OR animal lovers

  • By Samantha on 05-31-09

Next time I will heed the reviews

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

Typical type story of the pendedgast line. A fairly good one at that. But if you, like me are sensitive to animal suffering skip this one. It goes a bit beyond necessity in its descriptions and cruelty to animals. Now I say that as a bleeding heart animal lover. If you are less sensitive to such thing. I will totally recommend this book if you have enjoyed the rest of the series

From a narrator stand point, meh. I like Scott Brick better but Rene isn't horrible and I will eventually get use to him

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,717

"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would

  • By Brady on 09-22-13

informative

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

very informative. LOTS of awesome information. The instructor however needs to learn how to take a breath and not stumble over his words so much makes listening to it very choppy.

  • Dead Beat

  • The Dresden Files, Book 7
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,844
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,772

When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy's reputation, unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish it was about 20 hours longer

  • By Dan on 04-18-12

Repetition

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

I am starting to get the feeling that the plot line to these are all very similar. Something weird happens (Obviously its a magic world). Said weird thing is beyond Harry's abilities. Harry gets his ass handed to him multiple times. Harry figures it out and beats said bad guy. Some of the weird things are at least creative. This one did not appeal to me in the least though I found the ending amusing and funny, the rest of the book DRAGGED for me.

  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,336

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

OMG

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

Why have I waited so many years to listen / read this book. Perhaps it is my love of Sci-fiction right now that drew me more now then before. But the story is amazing. Its insane... taking and teaching children to fight a war, a war in space against aliens. The strength of young Ender is something that is beyond compression to me. Both mental and physical. I would love to see a physiological review of the characters, and how it speaks to humanity, as I can see humanity eventually following this path and that is disturbing.

I have started the path finder series and wasn't as hooked on Orson Scott Card as I am with the Ender's Game series. He is an excellent writer and communicating the story into your mind and heart.

The narration is excellent varying the voices, building the emotions of the story bringing it to life in a spectacular way.

  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,606

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

Funny, but stupid

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

I absoultly laughed and laughed a lot. But there was no structure and no point to the book besides getting a laugh out of it. If you are expecting a revelation about mental illness you will not find it in this book. If you are having a bad day and just need to laugh a lot, you will get that out of this book.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,517
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,572
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,530

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect narration of a perfect book

  • By Akela on 12-09-15

Love the story, the narration is not as great

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

This is my second P&P purchase. I got it based on the rave reviews of the narrator and her telling of it. To say I was less then impressed is an understatement. I loved the first version I listened too, but in to many instances I felt Ms Pikes, voices were to whinny and grating and not just for the characters written that way. Definitely not my favorite.

  • Big Vamp on Campus

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780

Ophelia Lambert, 400-year-old vampire princess and college freshman, suddenly finds herself domesticated by humans and forced to suffer the indignities of dorm rooms, communal bathrooms, and a roommate with sticky fingers. As one of the hundreds of undead venturing into postsecondary education, Ophelia has a lot more to learn that just "undead studies" - she has to learn to get along with her fellow vampire classmates and, worst of all, her human ones.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Molly Harper's endearing wording saves the day.

  • By Joycinta on 06-07-16

Not the best

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

Perhaps its just because I am not a huge Ophelia fan, but it also seem just meh. there wasn't much meat to the story or even really to the story, it was just Ophelia's first year at College and her challenges. There was a point there that I thought something more maybe happening but then it just died off and didn't go anywhere.

Still its Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi which is an awesome team, and thus still worth the listen, but don't expect much of a story.

  • The X-15 Rocket Plane

  • Flying the First Wings into Space
  • By: Michelle L. Evans
  • Narrated by: Gary L. Willprecht
  • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

With the Soviet Union's launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The X-15 Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled spaceflight. Drawing on interviews with those who were there, Michelle Evans captures the drama and excitement of, yes, rocket science.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Facinating Topic But Mediocre Presentation

  • By Glenn on 01-06-16

dry

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

Good information on the X15, but a long book and detailed out dryly. I would have preferred a read to a listen on this. I don't think it is the fault of the Narrator but the material, it listens almost like a tech manual with a little personal detail.