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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,928
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53,784

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The opposite of the Martian...

  • By Ruth Nielsen on 11-27-17

Disappointing!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

The story, characters and often use of foul language did not cut it for me. Failed to keep me interested, although I did finish it. The narrator is no doubt talented but the voice just didn't fit the main character.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Mystery of Shemitah

  • The 3,000-Year-Old Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future, the World's Future, and Your Future
  • By: Jonathan Cahn
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814

The book you can't afford NOT to listen to. It is already affecting your life... And it WILL affect your future! Is it possible that there exists a three-thousand-year-old mystery that... Has been determining the course of your life without your knowing it? Foretells current events before they happen? Revealed the dates and the hours of the greatest crashes in Wall Street history before they happened? And much more....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why is this narrated by Optimus Prime??

  • By Pagemaster on 08-20-15

Loved The Authors Bestseller!

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

Reviewed: 10-21-17

I have no idea if the content is true or not, but it is boring, mostly because it is so repetative. After a little over a third of the way through I wrote a review on amazon saying so, and that I would tiptoe through the rest of the book. Well I tried but, the same old same old. I gave up. This topic may be true may be interesting, but in the hands of this author it is not worthy of a book, an academic paper perhaps. Was happy to see the writing had improved from The Harbinger, therebye the narration. Also some knowledge of the Bible would assist in the understanding of this book. Just a note to those who have little or no knowledge of the Bible.

  • God Will Use This for Good

  • Surviving the Mess of Life
  • By: Max Lucado
  • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Life is messy. Just look at Joseph. You might remember the Old Testament story. He was tossed in a pit, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten, and dismissed. But Joseph's story contains an audacious promise. Whatever mess you face, God will use it for good. He did for Joseph, and he will for you. In the meantime don't become bitter or angry. Do what Joseph did. Trust in God.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is the short version of another book

  • By Luisa on 04-22-15

Inspirational!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, I would. Enjoyable to listen to.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Happy to have listened to it. However, I believe this is an excerpt/ sample from a larger book, but it did not say so, should have.

Which scene was your favorite?

All of it.

Do you think God Will Use This for Good needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Perhaps the full book but this is little more than a pamphlet.

Any additional comments?

Would liked to have purchased the full book, but fell taken regarding what I assume to be a sample.

  • The Train in the Meadow

  • By: Robert Nathan
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

A train bound for a mysterious destination stops in the middle of a meadow. As the hours pass and the cause of the delay remains unknown, we meet the various passengers. There is a priest, a former president, a lonely waitress, an elderly couple, and a young orphan boy, each pondering the significance of the journey thrust upon them and what awaits them at their destination. Will they find order? Loneliness? Love?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So, so.

  • By TheWhistler on 06-01-15

So, so.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story was a disappointment. Way to long, an at times boring. Wish I could change all above.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Make it shorter. More interesting characters.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The audio performance was better than the book.

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

Not really unless I read or heared good reviews.

Any additional comments?

Could have done without it.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,038
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,627
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,567

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Alan on 07-08-14

Well Done. As expected!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

What did you love best about To Kill a Mockingbird?

Everything, the story was so down to earth and said so much.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Scout, she was the lead character and likable.

Which scene was your favorite?

The final scene in the courthouse.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me think.

Any additional comments?

Glad I read it!

  • The Atlantis Gene

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,264
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,560

Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Horrible

  • By Laura Roderick on 07-29-17

Did Not Like This At All!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

Would you try another book from A. G. Riddle and/or Stephen Bel Davies?

NO!

Has The Atlantis Gene turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. The fact this was not enjoyable does not mean others will follow a trend and all be bad.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Bel Davies – was your favorite?

Didn't pay that much attention.

What character would you cut from The Atlantis Gene?

Doesn't matter.

Any additional comments?

Sorry I bought it.

  • Somewhere in Time

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

A dying young playwright staying in a turn-of-the-century hotel becomes captivated by a painting of a beautiful stage actress from the previous century. Obsessed, he begins to study everything he can about the woman and her time and becomes convinced he belongs with her. Through self-hypnosis, he transports himself to 1896, where he finds the soul mate he was fated to meet. But will he be able to stay?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Returning To Again and Again

  • By R. E. Jones on 08-26-11

Big Disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

What did you like best about Somewhere in Time? What did you like least?

The book bears no resemlance to the movie. Nothing good to say.

What could Richard Matheson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Writen it as if it were the movie. Even the original title was different, "Bid Time Return."

Would you listen to another book narrated by Scott Brick?

Not a whole lot wrong with the narration, so yes.

Was Somewhere in Time worth the listening time?

No. Due to the story.

Any additional comments?

Regret loss of money spent.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Pride And Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367

Austen’s heroine Elizabeth Bennet deals with the issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Austen at her wittiest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High pitched mother voice

  • By Michelle W on 07-19-15

My favourite

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

What made the experience of listening to Pride And Prejudice the most enjoyable?

The narration. The narrator was able too do several different voices.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pride And Prejudice?

Since it is my favourite just about all of it. Mostly scenes between Darcy and Elizabeth.

Which scene was your favorite?

The meeting of Darcy and Elizabeth at Pemberly.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A classic!

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

  • By: Baroness Orczy
  • Narrated by: Stephen Crossly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

The French Revolution is at the height of its fury. Daily, hundreds of aristocratic heads fall from the guillotine. Emotions run high, and anyone suspected of sympathy toward the nobility is in mortal danger. Only one man is daring enough to lead a small band against popular opinion - the Scarlet Pimpernel. Using masterful disguises and clever strategies, the Scarlet Pimpernel smuggles noblemen and women from France to safety in England. His success is a thorn in the side of the Revolution. As he vanishes from each escapade, he leaves no trace behind except an image of the colorful flower that is his emblem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great classic to listen to!

  • By Marydee on 08-12-15

The Scarlet Pimpernel, title of series for a reaso

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

What did you love best about The Scarlet Pimpernel?

The setting, characters, the fact it turned out to be as much a romance as an adventure.

What other book might you compare The Scarlet Pimpernel to and why?

Other in the series, but not all. Those that concentrate on the main characters, in fact those that have the main characters in them.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration was good, done by a men, however he did Marguerite with a French accent. In all productions I have seen or hear she has never had a French accent. It was most distracting. Spoiled the narration. Yes I know she is French but just sounds better without the accent.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I love the book and have read it before and although the narration was good at time's Marguerite French accent was disturbing.

Any additional comments?

Would recommend the book not this audio version.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • I Will Repay

  • By: Baroness Emma Orczy
  • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

It has been 10 years since Juliette de Marny's father asked her to swear revenge upon Deroulede for the death of her brother in a duel. At last, she finds herself in Deroulede's house, with an easy opportunity to betray him to the citizens of France for conspiring against the people. But Juliette realizes, too late, that she is in love with Deroulede.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When Orczy is at her best...

  • By Douglas on 10-02-09

The story was Nnot as good as it should.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

What did you like best about I Will Repay? What did you like least?

The story would have been much better if fleshed out, and as a standalone I hated the fact it is presented overall as a "Scarlet Pimpernel" novel. The character makes but a cameo, and Marguerite, where is Margyerite? Perhaps she is in disguise. Published about 100 years ago. Today we would call it a rip off due to it being labeled a Scarlet Pimpernel novel.

Would you be willing to try another book from Baroness Emma Orczy? Why or why not?

Have read other Orczy Scarlet Pimpernel novels and enjoyed them. Intend to read more.

What about Johanna Ward’s performance did you like?

Well done, about 20 years ago. Still the narration does add to the novel.

Did I Will Repay inspire you to do anything?

Not really.

Any additional comments?

Won't read it again, or recommend the book.