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  • The Night Crossing

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

Bram Stoker kept secret a tale even more terrifying than Dracula. It begins among the Carpathian peaks, when an intrepid explorer discovers a mysterious golden box. She brings it back with her to the foggy streets of Victorian London, unaware of its dangerous power…or that an evil beyond imagining has already taken root in the city. Stoker, a successful theater manager but frustrated writer, is drawn into a deadly web spun by the wealthy founders of a mission house for the poor. Far from a safe haven, the mission harbors a dark and terrifying secret.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did not enjoy this narrator. His delivery was dry and didn’t do the story justice.

  • By Anonymous User on 01-22-19

Robert Masello always fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

But this is my favorite yet.

I love the way he weaves real life characters into the story. This one features Bram Stoker but A Conan Doyle and others make cameo appearances. Stoker even meets the unsinkable Molly Brown (Titanic survivor).

It's just an excellent story with excellent characters. Loved every minute.

  • The Last Thing I Remember

  • The Homelanders, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Klavan
  • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Charlie West just woke up in someone else's nightmare. He's strapped to a chair. He's covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death. The last thing he can remember is that he was a normal high-school kid doing normal things. How long ago was that? Where is he now? Who is he really?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just For Kids!

  • By Sherry on 02-03-11

Really enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

Charlie wakes up strapped to a chair in an interrogation room and he doesn't remember how he got there. The last thing he remembers is normal life in an American high school.

I really liked the characters (an important factor for me) and I got invested in their lives.

Please note that, even though the main character is a teen, it's a book that anyone can read. Actually any person of an age that can handle characters dying.

As the story unfolds, you find out how he got there but WHY did he get there? Why did he end up in that place with those people? The story is a bit of a cliffhanger but if you enjoyed the story as much as I did, you'll want to get the sequel to get more details. I'm already reading it right now!

  • The Cutthroat

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 10
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Justin Scott, Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403

The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt that leads him into increasingly more alarming territory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These Isaac Bell books are great

  • By W. Brooks on 04-23-17

One of the best in the series

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Very interesting subject matter. Nice pacing. Interesting characters.

I really enjoy these books but this is one of the very best so far.

  • More of the Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • By: Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Karen Joy Fowler, and others
  • Narrated by: Roddy McDowall, Terry Farrell, Wil Wheaton, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Who better to narrate today's best science-fiction stories than today's favorite science-fiction stars? This exciting collection features many.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just one complaint

  • By John R. Galloway Jr. on 02-29-08

Two excellent stories and some terrible ones

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I had to give it a 3 even though two of the stories were excellent. The bad ones brought it down.

The Sentinel (Arthur C. Clarke)
Well-written and interesting story of an Earth-man’s encounter on the moon. (3 stars out of 5)

Fat Farm (Orson Scott Card)
Gross and dumb (1/5)

Our Lady of the Sauropods (Robert Silverberg)
If nature eventually fixes its mistakes, this one is a doozy! (4/5)

Options (John Varley)
A stupid story but a topic definitely relevant to society today. A technological trip to logical conclusions and their ultimate downsides. But the story itself tries to take all sides. (1/5)

Why I Left Harry’s All Night Hamburgers (Lawrence Watt-Evans)
AWESOME story! It’s all about perspective. (5/5)

The Poplar Street Study (Karen Joy Fowler)
How would you react to becoming a lab rat? (4/5)

Feedback (Joe Haldeman)
Interesting technology in a not bad story. (3/5)

Permafrost (Roger Zelazny)
Cool story that could have been an episode of Westworld. (4/5)

Skin Deep (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
Excellent story about a family of colonists from Earth. (5/5)

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,218

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Ponderous

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

After a while, I didn't care much what happened. I did not care AT ALL what the spiders thought or did. I couldn't wait for the story to end.

The reader was fine. I had no problem with her at all.

  • Assassin's Fate

  • Book III of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 39 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,605
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,600

More than 20 years ago, the first epic fantasy novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Now New York Times best-selling author Robin Hobb brings to a momentous close the third trilogy featuring these beloved characters in a novel of unsurpassed artistry that is sure to endure as one of the great masterworks of the genre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching

  • By Diane on 05-14-17

Love the first series. Can't finish this.

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

It's just too long and depressing. Combine that with a lack of much action and I just couldn't finish the book, even at 1.5x speed.

  • The Thief

  • By: Megan Whalen Turner
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

Eugenides, the queen's thief, can steal anything - or so he says. When his boasting lands him in prison and the king's magus invites him on a quest to steal a legendary object, he's in no position to refuse. The magus thinks he has the right tool for the job, but Gen has plans of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is wrong choice

  • By Katie on 09-09-17

Boring as heck

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

I got the impression that I should have read some of the other books before this one. Was that the case? Because maybe some of the things that happened or that were said would have been surprising or some kind of amazing revelation. I didn't see anything that was best-seller worthy or award-worthy here.

The book begins with a LONG section (chapters 2-7) which consists mostly of a lot of boring mythological stories. None were interesting.

You can tell she is a good writer so do the other books have more political intrigue and more action? (Those are two things I love.)

SO:
Chapter 1 starts off great! Thief in prison is asked to steal something but prison is a bit of an ordeal first. Excellent!
Chapters 2-7 consists of a lot of rather uninteresting travel and a lot of mythology. Bah! (Remember there are only 12 chapters.)
After that, more interesting things start happening. More travel. Sigh. But then they finally arrive at their destination. And there it is VERY interesting and very well done.
A couple of plot twists later there are what I suspect are some very cool revelations to readers of the others books. (I am not one of those.) They were interesting but not Earth-shattering to me. OK fine.

The book reader was great! I don't know what other reviewers were complaining about.

I see talent in the writer and I'm wondering if I would enjoy the other books much more than I did this one. Maybe I'll put one on my wish list and see if I can get it on sale someday for $4 or $5.

  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reflective adventure

  • By Tad Davis on 09-12-17

Qutstandin’!

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

As fine a dramatization of this story as can be done, says I. And I won’t be entertainin’ arguments to the contrary!

Pitch perfect voice acting of an excellent script.

So don’t ya hesitate to spend yer credit or yer doubloon. Then sit yerself comfortable like and enjoys the fun!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Gray Ghost

  • By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540

In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Marcus Peyton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than 100 years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence. But there is even more at stake than any of them know.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as previous works

  • By Mountain Heart on 06-06-18

The best of the recent books in the series

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I love these characters and I always enjoy the books but this one is the best of the last few in the series.

One thing that is especially cool is the crossover with the Issac Bell books. Double cool since those books are also read by Scott Brick. If you enjoy the Bell books like I do you’ll love the intersection of this Sam and Remi adventurer with a case that Bell worked on in England in 1906.

Well done!

  • The Amazing Adventures of Mr. Tinker

  • A Time Travel Novel
  • By: Paul Ibbetson
  • Narrated by: Darren Stephens
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Follow the amazing Mr. Tinker, an inventor who, while working for Nikola Tesla, discovers time travel. After nine of his time traveling devices, called chronoboxes, are stolen by criminal scientists, he must travel through time to retrieve the boxes and safeguard the future. With the help of his young assistant Jovan, both will risk their lives in this exciting time travel novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A nice short story that ends with a cliffhanger

  • By GLENNO on 04-12-18

A nice short story that ends with a cliffhanger

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

It was a very fun story and anyone who loves time travel stories should enjoy it.

But I gave it 4 stars instead of five because it ended with a cliffhanger and I don't see any sequel. I'm very sad!