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Ill Met in Lankhmar audiobook cover art

Loved all of Leiber's books - Audible even better!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

Narrator makes the book & Jonathan Davis is outstanding!

Whether you're a Fritz Leiber fan, a fan of swords & sorcery or a fantasy fan, this book provides for all!
ENJOY!

Tesser: A Dragon Among Us audiobook cover art

Great narrator, OK story

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

The story begins with Tesser awakening after a 20,000 year sleep, arriving naked into Boston & not totally understanding what had happened to him. What was supposed to be an amusing ploy was him learning English through swear words and the first interminal chapters containing little dialog without them. For me, it was hard to wade through them. Finally around the middle of the book more story dialog started coming along.
Not a whole lot of interesting story until almost the last third of the book, unless you enjoy an average of every other word a 4 letter one through most of the book. In my opinion, far too little imagination in the dialog and while it could have been a really good story, it was reduced to mostly trite .

The narrator was very good, at least, and you could tell which character was speaking at any given time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

St. Nick audiobook cover art

Wonderful story, great narrator!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

I won't go into a review of the story, as there are already enough for you're information.

One of the best Christmas stories I've heard in a long time! It has pain, growth, humor, love, uplift and inspiration. Santa delivers in this one!

Great Listen! I recommend highly!!!

The Very First Damned Thing audiobook cover art

Very Fun Listen & is the real start to the series.

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

This explains how the project ended up at St. Mary's, the personalities of a number of the researchers & security personnel, pulls together the first team and the leaders.

There are full descriptions in other reviews, so you don't need a long one here. I loved the listen, and, if you've read all the rest, this answers a few questions.

Jodi is the narrator & does an excellent reading of her book. A relief, since many authors really aren't good readers.

ENJOY!!!

Hero audiobook cover art

Very Fun Listen, Great Story, Fabulous Narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

Since others gave already given synopsis of the story, I'll spare that & state this & the 1st book are pure fun to listen to & picking up "The Rest of the Story" Fairy Tale references thoroughly adds to the enjoyment. Alethea Kontis writing gives great word pictures to put you there, watching the action, too.

This, like the Harry Potter series is for a large range of ages. A knowledge of the standard fairy tales is somewhat necessary to get the point. Nowadays, not sure the kids are being told or reading them, but good stories on their own merit anyway.

Katherine Kellgren is, as usual, Absolutely Wonderful! Her ability to make all the character's individual voices brings it all to life.

Highly recommended listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Gone Girl audiobook cover art

Perhaps better read than listened

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

Perhaps because reading would have been a lot faster than listening & maybe better kept the pace of the suspense up, I just didn't enjoy this. I knew very shortly after it started what was going on, but kept at it, waiting for why all the accolades to be realized. I never did.


The Lost Gate audiobook cover art

Wonderful Fantasy To Wrap Yourself In!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-16

Similar to Ender's Game, but Fantasy, not Sci-Fi and, of course, a different story line with the old gods of myth included and what happened to them - they didn't fade out, they got stuck!
13 yr old very intelligent boy doesn't totally fit in with the clans in their compound as he hasn't developed a talent, so his life is on the line. He escapes to save his life. Meanwhile he's developing an unknown talent that will also get him killed if the clans find out he has it.
Characters well developed without excess verbiage. Story engaging all the way through, and, most important, a fully stand alone book even though it's part of a series. Very nice in that so many authors writing series feel they have to leave you with a cliff hanger

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

47 Ronin audiobook cover art

Very Interesting take on a true event

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

The history is true, the events actually happened in the manner described in the story, perhaps even the dialog is accurate because the group of Ronin were kept in royal custody for awhile and were greatly admired. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to think that they told their story while alive.

Entertaining historical story on the Samurai codes of conduct and the actions of a highly honored group, plus, not terribly gory in descriptions.

Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley audiobook cover art

Cranky & Clever, Agatha Solves Another!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

A fun listen!

Agatha is hired by the aunt of one of a group of ramblers to investigate the murder of one of their group. Agatha & James team up & go undercover as a married couple to join the group. The adventure goes into unexpected directions and the fun & mayhem proceed!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Miss Tonks Turns to Crime audiobook cover art

A fun romp in Regency England

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

Reviewed: 02-20-16

Marion Chesney's Poor Relations series - so far, 1st & 2nd have proven to be fully entertaining & with Davina Porter as the narrator, brought to life!

I fully recommend for the hours of fun and distraction the books provide.

In this story, the very timid Miss Tonks comes out of her shell to help the hotel aquire the money it needs to continue to survive. Lord Easton helps her to steal diamonds, her niece joins her to work at the hotel in order to run away from her mother, Miss Tonks sister, then gets involved in settling a score against a rival hotel.

The personalities of the characters engage you, there's love, adventure, redemption and more. Be prepared to want to own the whole series, if they're all as fun as the first two!