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  • Doctor Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,142

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sequel to the book; not the movie

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

The Torrance Family Continues

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Dan Torrance’s return was better than I anticipated. Patton’s narration was enjoyable. I recommend if you are a fan of The Shining. I do, however, disagree with King’s assertion that Kubrick’s movie isn’t great. It is. It’s not the same, but well worth watching.

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,482
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,473

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

Either you’ll love Kate Mulgrew’s reading or you won’t. I did. Joe Hill’s story is entertaining.

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,624

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started out intriguing, devolved into Twilight 2.0

  • By Elina on 11-13-17

Made me want to peel the skin off my face

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Twilight redux. I love fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and history. This sounded great. So many excellent reviews. This is another twist on Bella and what’s his face. So many details that do nothing to move the story forward. I picture the story in my head when I read or listen, but this was mind numbingly stale. On a fun note, I visited the website and took the test to find out I’m a demon! Best part of reading this tripe.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Forever Nerdy

  • Living My Dorky Dreams and Staying Metal
  • By: Brian Posehn
  • Narrated by: Brian Posehn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

The first memoir by beloved comedian, actor, and writer Brian Posehn, hilariously detailing what it's like to grow up as and remain a nerd, with a foreword by Patton Oswalt. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just For Fanboys

  • By That Geek With The Clip-Ons on 04-17-19

Metal Nerds!!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Love his stories. He’s hilarious and possesses real humility. Fun listen for the nerds of the world!

  • Shaman's Crossing, Book One of the Soldier Son Trilogy

  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 649

Hugo and Nebula Award finalist Robin Hobb crafts intricate fantasy tales featuring larger-than-life characters and exotic landscapes. Nevare Burvelle was born to be a soldier in the Gernian army. But as Nevare's career takes off, his worldview alters considerably. Corruption and nepotism reign, and now Nevare questions his own ideals, wondering why he continues fighting for the empire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes Magic Isn't A Good Thing

  • By Therese M. Woolley on 10-18-13

Can’t Wait for Next!

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

New to Robin Hobb. Good story. Well read. Recommended! I have to submit six more words. There you go

  • A World Undone

  • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
  • By: G. J. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960

The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed 20 million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than 90 years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Overview of the "Overshadowed" War

  • By Andrew on 12-14-12

The Great War

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Well read and never boring. I enjoyed the “background” parts that provide greater understanding of the events.

  • Battle Cry of Freedom: Volume 2

  • By: James M. McPherson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 972

James M. McPherson, professor emeritus of U.S. history at Princeton, is one of the foremost scholars of the Civil War. In this informative and meticulously researched masterpiece, he clarifies the differing ways of life and philosophy that led to this shattering conflict. Abraham Lincoln wondered whether "in a free government the minority have the right to break up the government". And Jefferson Davis felt "forced to take up arms" to guarantee states' rights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Pleasant Surprise

  • By Kenneth on 02-12-12

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

This is worth repeat listening. The Western Theater of the war receives attention. The hell of war is captured. I sat listening to the battle at Kennesaw Mountain while it was 98 degrees outside. How did these soldiers do it? I can’t imagine. Amazing book with excellent narration.

  • Macbeth: A Novel

  • By: A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,796
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,792

Macbeth: A Novel brings the intricacy and grit of the historical thriller to Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue, treachery, and murder. In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator choice inspired

  • By Beverly on 07-10-11

Tomorrow

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

Loved Macbeth in high school. I thought his wife was a shallow schemer; however, she is portrayed here with sympathy. Her actions aren’t excused, but we understand her. The weird sisters were crazy!

  • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

  • By: Sarah Vowell
  • Narrated by: Sarah Vowell, John Slattery, Nick Offerman, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138

From the best-selling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette - the one Frenchman we could all agree on - and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a humorous and insightful portrait of the famed Frenchman, the impact he had on our young country, and his ongoing relationship with instrumental Americans of the time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Already waiting for Sarah Vowell's next adventure

  • By Michael on 10-25-15

Loved

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

Make sure you like Sarah Vowell’s voice before purchasing. I love her voice, so not a problem. Enjoyed this look at one of our somewhat forgotten heroes.

  • Ka

  • Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr
  • By: John Crowley
  • Narrated by: John Crowley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Dar Oakley - the first Crow in all of history with a name of his own - was born two thousand years ago. When a man learns his language, Dar finally gets the chance to tell his story. He begins his tale as a young man, and how he went down to the human underworld and got hold of the immortality meant for humans, long before Julius Caesar came into the Celtic lands; how he sailed West to America with the Irish monks searching for the Paradise of the Saints; and how he continuously went down into the land of the dead and returned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book

  • By Franklin on 04-17-18

Beautiful Dream

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

I loved this book. I had read reviews, and couldn’t wait to listen. Dar Oakley’s story is beautiful and sad. Having recently experienced the loss of loved ones, I found this story sweet and comforting. Not everyone may feel that way, but I’ll listen again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful