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  • The Shadow of the Torturer

  • The Book of the New Sun, Book 1
  • By: Gene Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,401

The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in the four-volume epic, the tale of a young Severian, an apprentice to the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy towards his victim.

Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "All of you are torturers, one way or another"

  • By Jefferson on 10-21-12

It's true this Wolfe guy can tell a tale.

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

One of the best writers, no the best writers I've ever had the blessing to read. Just to recognize his eloquence that flows so effortlessly...I'm finally home! I'll try to get back here to give a story summary but too late off to bed 😴

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  • Ancillary Justice

  • By: Ann Leckie
  • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,775
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,552
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,540

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get past the Narrator to finish the story.

  • By Zillah on 12-08-14

awesome, unique,complex,sci fi

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

won't disappoint unique and special...Lecke is an author to watch, is sure to become classic sci fi

  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,357

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

wow I absolutely LOVED this book!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

The narrator made this story come to life like none before! This is going to be one of my very few favorite audiobooks! I couldn't stop listening and finished the entire book in two days! I can't recommend it more highly.

  • The Rabbi Who Found Messiah

  • By: Carl Gallups
  • Narrated by: Michael Bowen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

In 2007, two Israeli news publications, Israel Today and News First Class, reported that the most famous rabbi in Israel's modern history, 108-year-old Yitzhak Kaduri, had left a cryptic death note revealing the name of the long-awaited Messiah. Within a year after the rabbi's death, the note was reported to have been verified as authentic by some of Kaduri's closest followers and then placed on Kaduri's own website (Kaduri.net).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excited but Perplexed

  • By Jodie Bunn on 02-26-17

wow what an incredible story!<br />

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

As a Christian I believe that I know who the Messiah is. A's a Christian I pray for my Jewish brothers and sisters to find Jesus too! what an incredible story! I've listened to it at least 10xs and learn something new each time. Great read!!! Pass it on to your Jewish friends!

  • Lunar Park

  • By: Bret Easton Ellis
  • Narrated by: James Van Der Beek
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

Imagine becoming a best-selling novelist, and almost immediately famous and wealthy, while still in college, and before long seeing your insufferable father reduced to a bag of ashes in a safety-deposit box, while after American Psycho your celebrity drowns in a sea of vilification, booze, and drugs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addicting....haunting........disturbing.

  • By Miad on 11-02-05

Really??

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I'm not understanding what all the hype is w this writer...it's alright but I wouldn't waste my money on it. It started out w such promise but them he seems to veer off trying to copy Stephen King and by the end I was just hoping to get it over with. Not my cup of tea.

  • New York Deep

  • By: Andrew J. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65

Deep below Manhattan, tunnel engineer Josh Reed leads his team as they excavate the East Side Access extending New York's railway service. But sparks fly as the drill hits an unusual crystalline material - one Josh has never seen before. They push on, and Josh discovers something even more unexpected: a vast room, empty and lifeless - or so it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twilight Zone meets Groundhog Day!

  • By Jan on 09-12-18

Great read! I listened to it in one sitting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-18

This could very well end in a theatre near you!!! I just flicked in my my spark

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