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  • Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

  • By: Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

While looking out the window with her grandma's binoculars, Sammy witnesses a crime across the street at the Heavenly Hotel. What's worse, the thief saw her spying! As Sammy attempts to find the burglar who has made several other hits in the neighborhood, she finds herself trying to keep him from uncovering her - or worse, the police discovering that she's living illegally with her grandmother in the seniors-only housing!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Family Listening

  • By Andrew on 08-06-18

Great Family Listening

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

My kids aged 12, 9 and 7 were enthralled with this book. Each breakfast they scrambled to the table eagerly awaiting the next chapter and cried for more (though school was starting soon!) Great book and great listening!

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  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,108

The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Read, Throughly Enjoyable!

  • By WickedGoodYarn on 03-11-12

The characters voices got inside my head

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

Reviewed: 09-09-13

This story is regarded as a classic book for good reason. It is well told, has interesting characters and the story moves eerily along to the conclusion.

This particular performance is spectacular. [Note: I've never read Dracula before nor seen any vampire movies but I love classic novels]

I listened to most of the book until about 2/3 through and then I switched to whisper sync to read for an hour. The amazing thing was that the characters voices read the text to me! The characters voices were inside my head. Then I switched back to the audio version to reach the conclusion.

The last chapter came when my family and I were camping. So I warily listened to chapter 24 sitting around the campfire (by myself!) in the dark looking at the stars. It was a magnificent way to end this novel. I was very sorry that it had ended.

Get this audible version now. You will love it. And if you can listen to it around a campfire I highly recommend it.