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  • The Emperor's Soul

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Angela Lin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,864

When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left the Emperor Ashravan without consciousness, a circumstance concealed only by the death of his wife. If the emperor does not emerge after his hundred-day mourning period, the rule of the Heritage Faction will be forfeit and the empire will fall into chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Short Novella that is Long in Story

  • By debbie on 11-02-12

Another excellent novella!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-13

I really enjoyed this book. The environment was completely new to me, yet well explained in the limited time. I felt I was there observing the main character, Shai, as she worked towards her salvation. Her motivations were well-described and although she's not technically a "good guy", I wanted her to succeed anyway. Excellent read and strongly recommend it if you're a fan of fantasy fiction.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 206 Bones

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 633

There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, can read in them stories of brief or long lives and use them to reconstruct every kind of violent end. 206 Bones opens with Tempe regaining consciousness and discovering that she is in some kind of very small, very dark, very cold enclosed space. She is bound, hands to feet. Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Tempe begins slowly to reconstruct...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, pretty sure this is the in the series

  • By Marie C on 08-30-09

Great addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 02-01-13

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The storyline mixed up past and present to keep the suspense high, and the characters were believable. I enjoy Temperance Brennan's stories, and I didn't feel as if the scientific details were difficult to understand. Kathy Reichs continues to be one of my favourite authors and Linda Emond does a great job with the narration.

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        Dick Hill
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    9,930 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Killing Floor

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,579
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,568

All is not well in Margrave, Georgia. The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses events that leave everyone stunned. An unidentified man is found beaten and shot to death on a lonely country road.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comic book tough guy

  • By Ed on 06-21-08

Great start to the series

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

Reviewed: 01-25-13

I'm new to the Jack Reacher novels, and I really enjoyed the narration and storyline in this novel. I enjoyed the character of Reacher, who's seen a lot and doesn't really get surprised by anything anymore. He's a drifter who can take care of himself, yet keep his enemies underestimating his skills. I'm not sure if I'll listen to the second book unless I can find one by the same narrator, Dick Hill really seemed to get this character and he even did female voices well.

  • The Moonstone

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Peter Jeffrey
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 421

Considered the first full-length detective novel in the English language, T.S. Eliot described The Moonstone as 'the first and greatest English detective novel'. The stone of the title is an enormous yellow diamond plundered from an Indian shrine after the Siege of Seringapatam. Given to Miss Verinder on her 18th birthday, it mysteriously disappears that very night. Suspicion falls on three Indian jugglers who have been seen in the neighbourhood. Sergeant Cuff is assigned to the case....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An engrossing detective novel

  • By Lucie on 01-03-09

Great Mystery!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

First of all, Peter Jeffrey does a fantastic job with all the voices he has to perform in this novel. Excellent work, and I never felt confused about who was talking.

The story itself is great! A nice long book, which I always enjoy, and one that kept me guessing for quite a while. You're led on many different pathways to decide what happened to which character after the Moonstone is stolen, and who could possibly have taken it. The main narrator, Mr. Bettridge is a great Yorkshire man and his voice is done very well. I enjoy stories from this time period, and so often they're overdone by modern writers, but this tale is almost relaxing from start to finish. There are moments of shock and excitement, and then, with Bettridge, you settle down and enjoy the rest of the tale. Bettridge is the kind of narrator you wish you could go visit and have a cup of tea and a pipe with him.

  • The Throne of Fire

  • Kane Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,048

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians. And now their most threatening enemy yet—the chaos snake Apophis—is rising.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rick is masterful with history and incrporation.

  • By Craig H. on 09-01-11

Didn't enjoy as much as the first book

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

Maybe it was too long between books, but I didn't enjoy this listen as much as I enjoyed reading the first book. The characters, especially the Kanes, seemed too stereotypical and melodramatic. I did not enjoy this as much as I enjoyed his Percy Jackson series.

The narrators were good, just the plot needed some help.

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

  • A Novel
  • By: Robin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,769
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,750

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light, fun, easy listen

  • By january on 11-04-12

Fun, unusual listen.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

This is the tale of a man in desperate search for a job finding work in an unusual, 24 hour bookstore. There aren't many customers, but the returning customers are always strange, and Clay Jannon has to not only sell books, but also write about what each unusual customer says and does.

The mystery deepens as Clay uses modern technology and the help of his friends and a sexy Google employee to learn why Mr. Penumbra's bookstore is so unusual. The trip takes them to NYC and Nevada and to Google itself to solve the mystery.

I enjoyed this book. There was some techno-talk, but not enough that it was over a newbie's head, and tales of bookstores are always a fun read. This isn't a long book, but it's long enough. Robin Sloan paces the story well and there are twists and turns aplenty to keep you guessing if they will ever solve the mystery of Mr. Penumbra's bookstore.

  • Legion

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,104

Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The only flaw...

  • By Joshua on 12-09-12

Very Interesting Story, Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

Brandon Sanderson takes story-telling to a complete different place with this tale. I've never read a book like this before. Oliver Wyman narrates all the different voices he's tasked with extremely well, and he has a lot of different characters to work with in such a short book.

The book is very well written, and I love this concept. I don't know where Brandon Sanderson comes up with these fantastic ideas, but I can' wait to read more of his work. And I hope Oliver Wyman will be narrating. Well done on both counts.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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        Steven Weber
    
    


    
    Length: 44 hrs and 57 mins
    9,920 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,320

They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I was desensitized

  • By Parola138 on 02-19-11

Excellent Narration For a Great Novel

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

I read It as a paper book many years ago and decided to give the audiobook a try when it was recently on sale. I would have been happy to spend 2 credits on this book, it is excellent. Stephen Webber does a fantastic job with the voices, he really brings you into the story with his narration, and when he does the Pennywise voice he creep me right out! Well done and I would listen to this again, all 25+ hours of it.

  • Gideon's Sword

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: John Glover
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,343
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,819
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,816

At 12, Gideon Crew witnessed his father, a world-class mathematician, accused of treason and gunned down. At 24, summoned to his dying mother's bedside, Gideon learned the truth: His father was framed and deliberately slaughtered. With her last breath, she begged her son to avenge him. Now, with a new purpose in his life, Gideon crafts a one-time mission of vengeance, aimed at the perpetrator of his father's destruction. His plan is meticulous, spectacular, and successful.But from the shadows, someone is watching. A very powerful someone, who is impressed by Gideon's special skills.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • You've got to be kidding me. (Spoiler Alert)

  • By Larry on 02-21-12

Don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 02-19-12

Fans of this stellar writing duo, DO NOT buy this book. I was very excited to hear the first book of a potentially wonderful new series by two of my favourite authors, and consequently I am extremely disappointed by this book. The plot jumps around and doesn't seem to have much consistency. Basically it reads like a screenplay, and unsurprisingly the movie rights have already been purchased. I have no real interest what happens to the main character or any of the sub-characters. Compared to the rich histories of each character in the Pendergast series the characters in this series seem stereotypical and melodramatic. I wish I could get my money back since I have no interest in even finishing this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Towers of Midnight

  • Wheel of Time, Book 13
  • By: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 38 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,636
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,651

The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

  • By Corey on 11-09-10

Two Down, One to Go

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

Reviewed: 10-24-11

This second book from Brandon Sanderson to finish off the Wheel of Time series is, if possible, even better than _The Gathering Storm_. Everything is building to an amazing climax, I can't wait for the last book. A lot of loose ends are tugged closer together and we hear from a character who seemed lost earlier in the series.