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  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 70 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,607

Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More collections like this, please!

  • By Myusollo on 07-22-14

Narrator is ok

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

Reviewed: 11-23-15

I love Sherlock Holmes, but Charlton Griffin doesn't do the stories justice. Though it's not a terrible narration, there are times where you can tell he misses the mood of the delivery.

all in all, still enjoyable.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Lovers lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and, yes, love. Sir Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan, and Joan Hart perform Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WONDERFUL!

  • By JM Saenz on 07-08-15

Hilarious

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

Still funny, hundreds of years later.

My favorite line:
"Get you gone, you dwarf,
You minimus of hindering knotgrass made,
You bead, you acorn! "

haha. You acorn..

  • The Tempest

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen, Emilia Fox, Scott Handy, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

Sir Ian McKellen, fresh from his performance as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, is Prospero, and heads a strong cast in Shakespeare’s last great play. The wronged duke raises a tempest to shipwreck his old opponents on his island so that he can ensure justice is done. With Emilia Fox as Miranda, Scott Handy in the pivotal role of the sprite Ariel, and Ben Owukwe as Caliban.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stellar performance by a stunning cast

  • By Jeremy R. Snyder on 02-18-14

Gandalf is great

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

I've always had trouble following Shakespeare plays in text. It's difficult for me to identify the tone of the scene, and the story becomes hard to follow.

Listening to these voice actors solves that problem. It's easy to follow the story when the lines are being delivered with the correct emotion.

That being said, The Tempest is a bit romantic for me, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Ian McKellen could literally read a dictionary to me and I would like it.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,528

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HHTGH - Lightly Fried

  • By J. Medany on 05-08-05

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

Great story and immaculate narration.
I think watching the movie beforehand makes the some of the more improbable scenes from the book easier to imagine.
Overall, a great experience. I just wish it was longer.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,850

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Enjoyable

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 01-17-16

R.C. Bray is flawless

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

Fear the Sky is a decent book. I believe true Sci-Fi fans would proudly claim it is a great book, and I would not disagree. I'm just not as into Sci-Fi as I thought I was. Even so, the experience was quite enjoyable.

Though I wasn't the biggest fan of the story, I have to give props to R.C. Bray. I find myself daydreaming to his voice, and the way he makes each character so unique and distinguishable is nothing short of a masterpiece. It is an almost startling realization when I remember that each actor does not have their of voice. He is literally the best narrator I have heard on Audible. My only complaint is that he doesn't narrate more.

  • East of Eden

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,695

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Drama Prepares You for Life

  • By J.B. on 04-13-16

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

An incredibly deep, yet remarkably familiar, story that leaves you feeling a bit wiser with every turn. Richard Poe masterfully gives each character a distinguishable persona and makes you forget you aren't actually watching a movie.

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,080

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Burnin', I'm Burnin' for You

  • By W Perry Hall on 10-22-14

Narrator makes everyone sounds ridiculously stupid

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

I believe that in all great dystopian novels (1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451), there is a terrifying familiarity between our world and the dystopia. Not to say we live in such a society, but the authors of these great stories (and as with all great stories) do an outstanding job of making their visions feel somewhat realistic. The reader is pulled into the world by the connections he/she makes to the characters, their emotions and their surroundings.

Tim Robbins destroys this connection by making every character in Fahrenheit 451, save the main protagonist, sound like an idiot. He flaunts the speech of every side character as if they were inferior beings, or all dropped on the head as children. Everyone in Robbin's world is a moron, and it shatters the idea that this dystopia could potentially be our world.

In the original novel, without the stupid voice of Robbins, you feel a sense of dread when the side characters are oblivious to the crimes they commit. In Robbin's world, you feel a sense of slapstick comedy, and the theater is ruined.

I loved the book when read, but I suggest that anyone looking for a good listen find another narrator.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Macbeth: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, is among the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king in order to succeed to the throne. Tortured by his conscience and fearful of discovery, he becomes fatally enmeshed in a web of treachery and deceit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Laura W. on 05-25-18

Voice actors don't match the characters

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

The actors sound constantly out of breath and stumbling, like overly dramatic teenagers or Michael Cera. Not at all fitting for the figures King MacBeth and Banquo. Completely ruins the story hearing their uneven breaths and insecure delivery.

Especially after listening to the Tempest, narrated by Ian McKellen, this audio book sounds completely amateur .

Couldn't make it past the first thirty minutes.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful