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  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
  • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 415

The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable making-of documentary of sorts

  • By Tasha on 10-04-18

The narration was disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Natalie Dormer was amazing but there were some of the other narrators who were difficult to understand and I had to keep adjusting the volume in particular Julian Harrison whose voice was so quiet and whispery that I had to turn The volume as high as it would go

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Secret History of Witches

  • By: Louisa Morgan
  • Narrated by: Polly Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762

After Grand-mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her. Even so, the Orchires fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. And when their youngest daughter comes of age, magic flows anew. The lineage continues, though new generations struggle not only to master their power, but also to keep it hidden. But when World War II looms on the horizon, magic is needed more urgently than ever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Such Beautiful Writing, Such Terrible Characters

  • By Katie M on 11-26-17

Very poor ending

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

I could not believe that the book just ended I was left hanging, there was no closure at all.

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,187

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

What a great disappointment

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

I anticipated this book with such high hopes however the story was slow going and the ending left me feeling like I had failed to download many chapters. It was a waste of my money and time.

14 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The Queen's Lady

  • By: Barbara Kyle
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kyle
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

Abducted as a child-heiress, Honor Larke escapes to London seeking justice from the only lawyer she knows: the brilliant Sir Thomas More. With More as her affectionate guardian, Honor grows to womanhood, when the glitter of the royal court lures her to attend Her Majesty, Queen Catherine of Aragon. But life at Henry VIII’s court holds more than artifice for an intelligent observer, and Honor knows how to watch - and when to act.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Beginning To A Wonderful Tudor Series!

  • By Colleen T. on 04-09-14

I did not love this book.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-15

What disappointed you about The Queen's Lady?

There was little surprise to this story. I had a hard time listening to the entire book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Barbara Kyle again?

I would doubt it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • HHhH

  • By: Laurent Binet
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

HHhH: "Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich," or "Himmler's brain is called Heydrich." The most dangerous man in Hitler's cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the "Butcher of Prague." He was feared by all and loathed by most. With his cold Aryan features and implacable cruelty, Heydrich seemed indestructible-until two men, a Slovak and a Czech recruited by the British secret service-killed him in broad daylight on a bustling street in Prague, and thus changed the course of History.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Himlers Hirn heisst Heydrich

  • By Darwin8u on 02-02-13

Difficult to follow

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

Reviewed: 10-13-12

What would have made HHhH better?

It was very difficult to follow. It jumped around a lot.

What was most disappointing about Laurent Binet’s story?

Not sure if something was lost in the translation, but it did not really hold my interest.

Would you be willing to try another one of John Lee’s performances?

yes

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,744

A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Great Story

  • By Natalie J. Belle MD on 04-30-11

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 08-10-12

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

I enjoyed this from start to finish, I look at Rob Lowe in a new way, and not just as a pretty face.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stories I Only Tell My Friends?

I love the movie making with the neighborhood kids, jumping off a roof? Really? Well yes, I would have done it too.

Which scene was your favorite?

I was touched by his honesty about his alcoholism.

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

Yes, but my job kept getting in the way.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful