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  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,391
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42,293

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons, and dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best of a Brilliant Series

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-21-15

Goblet of Fire

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

Where does Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

There are no other books yet that have come in comparison with this series. Harry Potter stands alone and should be considered his own genre.

6 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48,067
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44,101
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44,030

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim Dale at his best

  • By rottndachs on 01-12-16

Return to Hogwarts

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

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

Audible, you're so funny... "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

Any additional comments?

The wizarding world awaits! Crawl into the pages of this masterpiece and start a journey that will stay with you for a lifetime.

4 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52,812
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48,314
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48,253

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

  • By Andrew on 11-20-17

A Magic Journey That Continues To Inspire And Awe

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

What made the experience of listening to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2 the most enjoyable?

That it still brings out the kid in me and opens up my imagination.

What about Jim Dale’s performance did you like?

Great job!

Any additional comments?

No matter how many times one reads or listens to Harry Potter, the series still remains one of the most magical!

5 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 28 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,519
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,396

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Twilight. This special 10th anniversary edition includes the original novel as well as exclusive new bonus content. Listeners will relish experiencing the iconic love story of Bella and Edward again...or for the very first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep an open mind, & you might really enjoy it

  • By bookish327 on 11-14-15

Interesting Concept

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

Any additional comments?

Although it was the same story, it was interesting to see the gender roles switched for the main characters. It gave the story a new life. Still very enjoyable. Recommended listen!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Cabin

  • By: Donna Mabry
  • Narrated by: Susan Hanfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

On Nancy's 18th birthday, her father tells her she must marry her cousin, Abner, the town's blacksmith. He's already married to three other women, one of them her younger sister. Nancy runs away and gets lost in the woods. Hungry and cold, she finds a seemingly deserted cabin and takes shelter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautiful Story That Is Beautifully Written

  • By Kat on 11-20-15

A Beautiful Story That Is Beautifully Written

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would. This series is very easy to become addicted to. Just like Little House on the Prairie touched the hearts of many, so will this series.

What did you like best about this story?

The love, values, and the pillar of the family. This series has so many genuine qualities.

Which character – as performed by Susan Hanfield – was your favorite?

Susan Hanfield does an outstanding job with both female, and male characters. Her quality to storytelling was real and believable.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and once you start the series you will understand why. Truthfully, the series is addicting. You will fall in love with all of the characters and want to keep reading/ listening to find out what is going on in the next book.

Any additional comments?

This is truly a series not to miss. Start with the first book in the series and fall in love with the Belk family.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76,387
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69,333
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69,288

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Pen Name on 08-08-17

The Boy Wizard

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

In a heartbeat! The whole series started a reading revolution that brought several children back to reading. The books are packed with loads of fantasy, wonder, and imagination. Even the adult world fell in love with the boy wizard and his fantastic journey.

What other book might you compare Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1 to and why?

There are no other books yet that have come in comparison with this series. Harry Potter stands alone and should be considered his own genre.

Which character – as performed by Jim Dale – was your favorite?

All characters were wonderfully done!

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

What a silly question. Who can read the Harry Potter series and not feel all of those emotions?

Any additional comments?

No matter how many times one reads or listens to Harry Potter, the series still remains one of the most magical!

9 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Appetizers of the Gods

  • The Brothers Four, Book One
  • By: Basil Sands
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Colin Farnsworth was a loser. Eking an existence from writing cheap sci-fi novels and the few dollars he makes at Fantasy Underworld card game tournaments, he lives in the house where he grew up. His only companion is Heimdall, a three pound Yorkie with big plans. Until, that is, The Brothers Four arrive on his doorstep looking for rooms to rent and with a giant troll in pursuit

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SUPER CUTE!!!! LOVED IT!!!!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 07-21-15

Yorkies And Leprechauns

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

What did you love best about Appetizers of the Gods?

A unique and fantastical story

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

What a unique and fantastical story brought to life by a storyteller. The narrator; who also happens to be the Author did a remarkable job. The listen was fun with many characters. The narration was an absolute thrill to listen to, and the story was very imaginative. Safe and fun for the whole family.

  • A Cry Unheard

  • New Insights into the Medical Consequences of Loneliness
  • By: James Lynch
  • Narrated by: Charles Henderson Norman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

What's one of the leading causes of premature death in the Western world? Loneliness. And whom does loneliness kill? Who does it not? For every citizen in every one of the world's technologically advanced nations--from homemakers to businesspeople, from college students to school dropouts, from the elderly to the young--loneliness is an unrecognized, unguarded-against stalker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Broken Heart Syndrome

  • By Kat on 04-09-15

The Broken Heart Syndrome

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

Any additional comments?

A broken heart is the emotional pain one feels after losing a loved one; death, divorce, breakup, separation, betrayal or rejection. The book touches on many of these aspects thru studies and trials. Although breaking ones heart does not usually mean your heart has literally broken, there have been studies conducted to prove that there is a real condition called "Broken Heart Syndrome." This happens when a traumatizing event triggers the brain to release chemicals that can weaken the heart tissue. The author touches on many of these bases and studies in the book. The narrator did a great job of delivering the context of the book, was easy to understand and follow. The narrator has an authoritative voice which fit well for this book. There are many interesting facts and theories presented. A nice listen for anyone that would like a little more understanding into the human condition in a fast growing digital and electronic world.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mr. Grimm

  • The Twin Cities Series
  • By: Drew Avera
  • Narrated by: Al Kessel
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The people of Minnesota believe the twin cities to be Minneapolis and St. Paul, but what they don't realize is the name actually refers to a parallel dimension known as The Realms, where creatures of myth roam freely. Humans stand only a dimensional barrier away from the most terrifying and horrible monsters imaginable, but there are select few who answer the cries for help, who guard the world of mankind and keep it safe from harm.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Paranormal

  • By trixie on 11-09-14

Vampire Mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Mr. Grimm to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the different voices which gave each character in the story a unique personality.

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

He made the characters more real and gave them dimension. His voice was a perfect fit. He brought the characters to life, and entertained you with an enjoyable listen.

Any additional comments?

A great paranormal vampire story. The narrator was a great fit. Plenty of urban, mystery and dark fantasy here.

  • Marketing on Social Media

  • Easy to Follow Guide for Twitter, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, or Instagram
  • By: Law Payne
  • Narrated by: Samuel Fleming
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7

This audiobook makes jumping into social media "easy". This is a clear plan and understanding of each platform. We will teach you healthy habits to form great relationships with customers of the previous, current, and yet to come. Build up a fan/followers base. Be ahead of the curve. Learn what customers are saying. Develop creative plans to stand out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Lot Of Valuable Information

  • By Kat on 04-08-15

A Lot Of Valuable Information

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this audio book as it holds very easy to follow information in step by step format.

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

Great narration, clear and easy to understand.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was only a little less than an hour long.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook tells you step by step how to set up your page on each social media site. You are given clear cut information on how to do it right, and how not to make common mistakes. In doing so, you are given valuable information on good marketing strategies, tips and tricks to reach the largest audience and how to make your business only grow from there. For anyone that finds the marketing world to be a bit confusing, this audiobook will help to bring clarity. I recommend highly.