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  • The Witch's Daughter

  • By: Paula Brackston
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,573

In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate at the hands of the panicked mob: the Warlock Gideon Masters, and his Book of Shadows. Secluded at his cottage in the woods, Gideon instructs Bess in the Craft, awakening formidable powers she didn’t know she had and making her immortal. She couldn't have foreseen that even now, centuries later, he would be hunting her across time, determined to claim payment for saving her life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of potential...

  • By Paisley on 03-09-13

Great story well delivered

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

Accents a little rough but tis was a really enjoyable listen and a great tale!

  • Unfettered

  • Tales By Masters of Fantasy
  • By: Terry Brooks, Patrick Rothfuss, Robert Jordan, and others
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Marc Vietor, Bronson Pinchot, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 919

You define life or it defines you. In Shawn Speakman’s case, it was both. Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. That’s when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story that Shawn could sell to help alleviate those bills—and suggested he ask the same of his other writer friends. Unfettered is the result: An anthology built in order to relieve that debt, featuring short stories by some of the best fantasy writers in the genre.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A TRULY BAD COLLECTION OF DOGS

  • By Randall on 12-21-18

The success of this collection

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

Is in its origins. The giving of the products of ones imagination for the benefit of another makes this a worthy effort by all those involved. As with any collections I felt there were a few outstanding stories and a few I cared little for but it was worth the listen.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • After Alice

  • A Novel
  • By: Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 266

From the best-selling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic. When Alice toppled down the rabbit hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice's disappearance?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fan of this one

  • By Layah on 12-01-15

I miss Maguire of old

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

This began tedious and pretentious but finally morphed into more Carroll-like and fanciful. Had I been reading instead of listening I may not have gotten through it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Isle of Woman

  • By: Piers Anthony
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

At once grand in scope and intimate in human detail, Isle of Woman tells the story of a man and a woman born at the dawn of human history, separated by fate, yet united by an unquenchable passion that even time could not conquer: Blaze, the fire worker who raised his kind of savagery, and Ember, the beautiful green-eyed woman who forever haunted his dreams.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • can't finish it

  • By Sherri on 02-19-16

Artfully crafted

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

Reviewed: 03-25-16

An interestingly woven look at the history of the development of man using familiar characters.

  • The Mammoth Hunters

  • Earth's Children, Book 3
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 31 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,511

Ayla, the independent heroine of the Earth's Children series, sets out from the valley on Whinney, the horse she tamed. With her is Jondalar, the tall, handsome, yellow-haired man she nursed back to health and came to love. Together they meet Mamutoi - the Mammoth Hunters - people like Ayla.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting 3rd episode in this 'Mammoth' series

  • By PlantCrone on 08-10-15

Not my favorite in the series

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

Reviewed: 11-16-15

The constant revisiting of the love triangle inner conflicts along with the gratuitous sex scenes that are tedious and tiresome do not contribute to the tapestry of a story artistically told within this series and made this book much longer than necessary. Once the contrast between the brutality of Broud and the evolved others right of passage for young women was established, this aspect of this story was really unnecessary. In the book it was easy enough to page past it but in the audible version it was not as simply passed by.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Lisey's Story

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Mare Winningham
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,496

Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a 25-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, best-selling novelist, and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and "bools". Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went, a place that both terrified and healed him, could eat him alive, or give him the ideas he needed in order to live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a love story--it's a horror story--it's both

  • By Lesley on 01-30-07

Second only to The Shinning

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

My favorite King will forever be my first, I read The Shinning in one long sitting. This is a very close second. No one writes...hell THINKS the things he can write so masterfully!

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  • The Go-Giver

  • A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
  • By: Bob Burg, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Bob Burg, John David Mann
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. And so one day, desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees simply as the Chairman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It will win you over!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-26-08

Quite possibly my favorite book & audio book both

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

The message is so simple yet seemingly out of reach to so many. Of course the message, if received, could be read by Kermit the frog (no disrespect intended to my favorite muppet) but I genuinely love how it is diverted by both authors, actually giving it more authenticity. One I may easily read quite often.

  • Mr. Mercedes

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,661

In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this style of King!!!

  • By Joyce on 07-07-14

Classic King

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

Stephen King is magic with macabre. Listened into the wee hours to finish this one.

  • Robot Adept

  • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 5
  • By: Piers Anthony
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

The robotic Mach and the human Bane are the only contact between the technological world of Photon and the fantastical world of Phaze. So the Adverse Adepts devise a scheme to control the duo by kidnapping their lovers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eager for more

  • By Peter on 01-16-17

A little twisty

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

This tone seemed a little desperate at time...to keep the frames & generations going but ended up enjoyable in the long run.

  • Blue Adept

  • Apprentice Adept Series, Book 2
  • By: Piers Anthony
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

In Book 2 of the epic adventure that began in Split Infinity, Stile discovers life on Proton and Phaze is getting more difficult. On Proton he's a serf trying to prove his right to exist by competing in the Great Games. And on Phaze, where only magic worked, he was the Blue Adept trying to master the powers of sorcery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first book, but still not bad.

  • By Cliff on 10-18-13

Nice 2nd installment

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

Reviewed: 04-23-15

There were several challenges for me in the deviations from the fantasy storyline. When an author is able to forge an entire world, I only hope that they stay true to the framework. It is slightly possible that in future stories these deviations may come into play so I will move anxiously on to the next!