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  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,076
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,067

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking (-ly uninteresting) Ending

  • By C R on 10-07-18

Ghosts the Go Meh

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

An okay ghost story to pass the time. Not too much detail or imagery, but something a good storyteller may create around a campfire some night.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,459
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,437

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Coming of the Storm

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

A fantastic continuation of the stories between houses and characters. At this point, I can see the different roads the HBO series has taken versus the novels. Just as wonderfully written as the previous two were and I already know I'll be joining the hundreds of thousands of pissed off fans waiting for the next in the series soon.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,585
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,666
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,611

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

I Want to Like It

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I was an X-Files fan in high school and started to grow out of it when their plot started feeling the combination of flimsy / soap opera-esque. Always find a pull back to it, but since Fringe came out, there's been a big void to fill. The respawn of X-Files didn't take either and this book was kind of the same.

More of an audio play than book with some definite distinctions between the original cast to actual audio actors. Plot was ok, but hard to imagine in a lot of areas. It was free on Audible, so...get what you pay for?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,041
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49,982

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked, but narration...

  • By Peter on 04-02-13

A Wizard and a Magician

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Martin is an author who can successfully juggle over a dozen names and locations and never make you wonder where you are even without describing the scene every time. He has magic in his words and we are spellbound to listen.

Sidenote: Roy Dotrice is a narration wizard.

  • Station Eleven

  • By: Emily St. John Mandel
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,543
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,540

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Alternative Dystopian Viewpoint

  • By CScott on 12-20-16

Rich and Soothing

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Station Eleven is a novel that goes into the category of books that deserve to be read again to gather in all the beauty that goes amiss while expecting what is to come next. A beautiful tale of life continuing on after tragedy and the interconnected lives that passed and survive.

The only part that gets confusing is the transitioning from past to present and the multitude of characters, but regardless, a highly enjoyable read.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80,193
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 80,134

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Epic

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

It's easy to realize why this series has been adopted by HBO and remains such a success. With political deviousness, battle, romance, brutality and mystery, Game of Thrones will continue as one of the great tales of literature along with Tolkein's Lord of the Rings and King's Dark Tower.

  • The Plastic Magician

  • A Paper Magician Novel
  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking - the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is the newest form of magic, and in a field where there is so much left to learn, every Polymaker dreams of making the next big discovery. Even though she is only an apprentice, Alvie is an inventor at heart, and she is determined to make as many discoveries - in as short a time frame - as she can. Luckily for her, she’s studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By lowell on 08-21-18

My New Favorite Magic Series

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I truly love this series from it's humble beginnings to the world that is developing around it. I love that it has branched over into different disciplines and can't wait for the day when it gets put into some sort of visual production.

The writing has developed even more-so than initial installments and the narration has doubled in greatness. I can't wait for another... there will be another, right?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,413

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Fantastic World Beneath Worlds

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

This was a great novel full of descriptive sub-worlds, intriguing characters and the hints to so much lost magic I hope Gaiman continues on with another novel one day. And as far as writer/narrators go, he is the top of his game with characters and the subtle tranquility in which he delivers his story.

  • The Man in the High Castle

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,238
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,802
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,819

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alternative history

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 07-28-15

Read Before You Watch, Otherwise Don't

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

This is a book I was more interested to read after seeing the first series. The book itself is imaginative and well written, just dry and hard to move along at a decent pace.

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,979

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Love this Concept

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

A lot of this story reminded me of the Scythe series, but I’m not sure which came out first. The idea of death not being the end for murder victims is interesting. And how Scalzi makes this into a mystery of sorts was great.

Originally, I looked at this for Quinto being the narrator and I wasn’t disappointed.