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  • The Voice from the Edge, Vol. 1

  • I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
  • By: Harlan Ellison
  • Narrated by: Harlan Ellison
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

Harlan Ellison has won more awards for imaginative literature than any other living author, but only aficionados of Ellison’s singular work have been aware of another of his passions…he is a great oral interpreter of his stories. His recordings have been difficult to obtain…by his choice. In 1999, for the first time, he was lured into the studio to record this stunning retrospective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wholly unexpected and surprising narration!!

  • By Brian on 04-30-12

Perfect performance

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Ellison at his best. Over the top as always! Definitive reading of his classic SF stories

  • This Sweet Sickness

  • By: Patricia Highsmith
  • Narrated by: Tony Pasqualini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

In This Sweet Sickness, David Kelsey has an unyielding conviction that life will turn out all right for him; he just has to fix "the situation" of being in love with a married woman. Obsessed with Annabelle and the life he has imagined for them, David prepares to win her over, whatever it takes. In this riveting tale of a deluded loner, Highsmith reveals her uncanny ability to draw out the secret obsessions that overwhelm the human heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended!

  • By nancy on 10-11-18

Highly recommended!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

What if Ripley were not so talented? This story of delusional madness is all in the telling; Classic Highsmith , excellent performance.

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  • The Lost City of the Monkey God

  • A True Story
  • By: Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Bill Mumy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,591
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,249

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danger and Discovery in the Jungle

  • By Jim N on 01-08-17

Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

A pretty good story, engaging writing and an excellent performance. Totally worth the time and money

  • Maurice

  • By: E.M. Forster
  • Narrated by: Peter Firth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 665

'Ah for darkness...not the darkness of a house which coops up a man among furniture, but the darkness where he can be free!' Maurice Hall knows he must choose between living life in the shadows or denying himself a chance at love and fulfilment. Aware of his attraction to the same sex, in a time where it was considered unlawful and immoral to have homosexual desires, Maurice must decide whether to battle or submit to a prejudiced 20th-century English society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally!!! It's past time!

  • By Christopher P. on 11-18-10

Masterpiece theater for your ears

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Would have liked the narration to be little slower and more articulated but very enjoyable anyway

  • Tangerine

  • By: Christine Mangan
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 699

The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends - once inseparable roommates - haven't spoken in over a year. Lucy - always fearless and independent - helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country. But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice - she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Goes downhill

  • By Karen on 03-31-18

Shallow & disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

Very engaging start and first few chapters. The performance was just right, capturing the emotions & moods of the women.The play off Highsmith & the Ripley character seemed like intentional fun at first but really fizzled as the plot dragged on. Very disappointing ending; went back & listened to the opening again to see if I missed something, but no. Very disappointed; Twilight/Shades of Grey for the Hitchcock set.

  • This Perfect Day

  • By: Ira Levin
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

Considered one of the great dystopian novels - alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World - Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate listeners even 40 years after publication. The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called "The Family".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Dystopian Fiction

  • By Michael on 11-08-17

70’s Science Fiction - Great Fun

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

It’s no brave new world for sure, but you’ll feel like you’re living an episode of Star Trek 1.0. Phasers and jumpsuits and planetary despots living in subterranean luxury...love it!

  • The Obsidian Chamber

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,322

After a harrowing otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive - only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Looking for a plot

  • By Olive on 11-23-16

More Pendergast!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Rene Aubergenois is a perfect match for Preston & Child's purple prose! Overall, a really good time. Can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Exit to Eden

  • By: Anne Rice writing as Anne Rampling
  • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson, Gil Bellows
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 109

We all dream of the forbidden, but some of us make those dreams come true....With the same mystery, menace, and intensity as her Vampire books, Anne Rice's Exit to Eden explores the forbidden by taking us to The Club, a vacation paradise where no aspect of sexual pleasure is taboo.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • butchered the story

  • By Colleen on 04-09-12

Very disappointing abridgement

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Would you try another book from Anne Rice writing as Anne Rampling and/or Gillian Anderson and Gil Bellows ?

This abridged version is really bad! Totally changes the original into a limp romance novel. I'm returning it as soon as I can fire up my computer!

Has Exit to Eden turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, it's not the genre or the author,

Did Gillian Anderson and Gil Bellows do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Exit to Eden?

None of them. Or at least nothing that changes the whole book so totally.

Any additional comments?

I regret having listened to this weak, thoughtless version. If it was worth doing, why not do it well?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated)

  • Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter, Diana Gabaldon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels, the inspiration for the Starz original series. From the moment Claire Randall stepped through a standing stone circle and was thrown back in time to the year 1743 - and into a world that threatens life, limb, loyalty, heart, soul, and everything else Claire has - fans have been hungry to know everything about this world and its inhabitants, particularly a Scottish soldier named Jamie Fraser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to it for the "Butt Cooties" - GREAT!

  • By Elizabeth on 02-19-16

Great content, poor execution

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

Reviewed: 11-04-15

Very poor engineering. Diana's readings are way too fast for comfortable listening and on .75 they are tinny. Needs re-do

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Outlander, Book 6
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,308
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,954
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,917

A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the saga of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century, time-traveling wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground. To preserve the colony for King George III, the governor pleads with Jamie to bring the people together and restore peace. But Jamie has the burden of knowing that war cannot be avoided.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged!

  • By JerryT on 05-20-11

Spectacular read!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-14

What did you love best about A Breath of Snow and Ashes?

Old friends and amazing new characters;

What did you like best about this story?

Relentless detail and scope of description

What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Read with warmth and precision