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  • The Brewer's Tale

  • A History of the World According to Beer
  • By: William Bostwick
  • Narrated by: Christopher Sutton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

The Brewer's Tale is a beer-filled journey into the past: the story of brewers gone by and one brave writer's quest to bring them - and their ancient, forgotten beers - back to life, one taste at a time. This is the story of the world according to beer, a toast to flavors born of necessity and place - in Belgian monasteries, rundown farmhouses, and the basement nanobrewery next door. So pull up a barstool and raise a glass to 5,000 years of fermented magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good insights!

  • By Michael on 03-08-16

Probably better in print

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

So much detail and so many facts that this is a book likely better read than listened to.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,491

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Ok for free book

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

Interesting information, but no real conclusions made. Did not really get the point of the “lecture” but more informed for listening

  • Glass Houses

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,628

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Anna on 09-05-17

One of the Best

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Beautifully written as always. Very contemporary subject and thought provoking on multiple levels. Ruth’s character seems to have grown in a great way. Much complexity definitely not just the “crazy old lady” for comic effect. I have enjoyed the evolution of all the characters really.
Mr. Bathurst did a much better job with the narration on this book. Perhaps I am growing more accustomed also but I hear his narration growing and maturing also as he makes these characters his. His talent was always clear but somehow this is the first of his narrations in the series that I felt him really OWNING them.
Great story, great narration, great entertainment

  • The Reckoning

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,517
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,499

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, a father, a neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • different

  • By Kelly on 10-29-18

If you love Grisham this is Not the book for you

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I have loved Grisham books since my college days. I have read or listened to many. The Firm, The Client, Pelican Brief. Loved the new ones: Whistler, Camino Island. This however was POOR! I am so disappointed. The only tie to his past was that it occurred in the south and lawyers were involved. He is a great wordsmith BUT the story was terrible. It was depressing, poorly conceived, poorly timed, no mystery except for some twists. It was more like those “great southern novels” of the past that I could never finish. I do not recommend it.

  • The Nature of the Beast

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,142

Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions to walking trees to winged beasts in the woods to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heart breaking narrator

  • By Jennifer on 09-18-15

Great Writing MISS NARRATOR

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Ms penny again proves her writing prowess but like many other fans I Miss Mr Cosham. The story was very enjoyable and Mr. Bathurst did a good job of READING it but he is sadly a reader not a performer. I suppose I see the wisdom in choosing him as I doubt anyone would be up to Mr. Cosham’s previous standard so go with something completely different. We will get used to the change and I will keep listening.
Rest in peace Mr Ralph Cosham and thank you

  • The Prisoner in the Castle

  • A Maggie Hope Mystery
  • By: Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

A series of baffling murders among a group of imprisoned agents threatens the outcome of World War II in this chilling mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. World War II is raging, and former spy Maggie Hope knows too much. She knows what the British government is willing to do to keep its secrets. She knows the real location of the planned invasion of France. She knows who’s lying. She knows who the double-crossers are. She knows exactly who is sending agents to their deaths.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this narrator

  • By Maddy Avena on 08-19-18

Agatha Christie mystery in WWII

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Very Christie style mystery set around Maggie Hope. Most excellently done. Outstanding narration as always. Highly recommend this one.

  • The Crown Tower

  • The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,264
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,498

Michael J. Sullivan garnered critical raves and a massive readership for his Riyria Revelations series. The first book in his highly anticipated Riyria Chronicles series of prequels, The Crown Tower brings together warrior Hadrian Blackwater with thieving assassin Royce Melborn. The two form a less-than-friendly pairing, but the quest before them has a rare prize indeed, and if they can breach the supposedly impregnable walls of the Crown Tower, their names will be legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious Icing on a Terrific Cake

  • By Tango on 08-07-13

The Begining

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

A little slow at the start but understandable to get the background stories out. Mr Reynolds gives an awesome performance as always. Overall quite enjoyable. Definitely would recommend listening to the second series first so that you REALLY want to the get the back story but already know the characters

  • The Blood Strand

  • Foroyar Triology, Book 1
  • By: Chris Ould
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

Jan Reyna is a murder squad detective, British by adoption and choice, Faroese by birth and history. Called back to the remote Danish Faroe Islands when his father suffers a paralysing stroke, Reyna is forced to reexamine his decades-long rejection of the past and of his father in particular. But in this now-foreign country, whose language and customs he no longer understands, Reyna is also drawn into a rare Faroese murder case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent first book

  • By Dr. William J. Kass on 03-22-16

Slow

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

It was a average murder mystery. Quite slow maybe because it is first in series. Narration just average, not bad but not wonderful either. All in all just average

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  • The True Measure

  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 983
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 942

The Ibarra Nation holds Roland prisoner. The armor soldier’s fate lies in the hands of the inhuman Stacey Ibarra. Roland will face the truth behind the Ibarra rebellion and decide if his loyalties are to Earth or his ideals. While the Iron Dragoons recover from their last battle, dark forces are at work. Gideon is called as a witness to New Bastion, where the treaty that opened the stars to humanity may force all-out war with the Ibarras or turn the rest of the galaxy against Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great continuation of story

  • By Jason Disbrow on 05-06-18

Reasonable continuation

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

This book now ties together the two series with the Ibarras back in the thick of it. Good continuation of both series. Great narration

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  • TFS Fugitive

  • The Terran Fleet Command Saga, Book 4
  • By: Tori L. Harris
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

Having successfully repelled the Resistance incursion into the Sol system, Terran Fleet Command must now deal with the far-flung worlds of the Sajeth Collective, which sponsored the attack. Task forces are dispatched to Damara and Lesheera to begin the first human blockades of entire planets. With the only ships fast enough to quickly bring the fight to the enemy's doorstep, TFC must do so alone, leaving only minimal forces behind to safeguard the Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The saga continues!

  • By Loves to read on 09-12-17

Ok continuation

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Ok continuation of story but more like a television episode. Doesn’t really go anywhere or reach any climax or conclusions