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  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,779
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,605

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

A bit weak

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

Reviewed: 04-20-19

The story puddle jumped through numerous God’s and goddesses. It never really took hold for me. I was bored and kept waiting for something to happened that would make the story interesting. In the end it just didn’t happen.

  • Boy's Life

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 20 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448

Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson - a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake - and a desperate rescue attempt brings his father face-to-face with a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory struggles to understand his father's pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to like this book.

  • By Adele Beeman on 06-18-15

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

Good narration. I was loving this story because of the time setting. It was described well and it felt like I was a kid again. Then came the disappointment. I won’t post a spoiler but when the mystery was solved it only made me groan. Not that again. Oh and FYI, a skull with wings also known as a death head, is not the symbol suggested in this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Day of the Dead

  • Freida Klein Series, Book 8
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

A decade ago, psychologist Frieda Klein was sucked into the orbit of Dean Reeve - a killer able to impersonate almost anyone, a man who can disappear without a trace, a psychopath obsessed with Frieda herself. In the years since, Frieda has worked with - and sometimes against - the London police in solving their most baffling cases. But now she's in hiding, driven to isolation by Reeve. When a series of murders announces his return, Frieda must emerge from the shadows to confront her nemesis. And it's a showdown she might not survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haven’t been disappointed yet!

  • By Kate on 07-29-18

Mixed feelings

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

With all the unfamiliar characters in the first few hours I thought I’d bought the wrong book. I didn’t care for the beginning as a result. As it got going it was okay. Running from place to place but never giving the info I was waiting for. The one good thing was less of Cloe’s whining. If there’s ever another book added in the series please leave Chloe out of it.

  • Waiting for Wednesday

  • A Frieda Klein Mystery
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 559

Ruth Lennox, housewife and mother of three, is found dead in a pool of her own blood. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson can’t piece together a motive and calls in Frieda, hoping her talents will offer a new angle on the case. When it emerges that the mother was hiding a scandalous secret, her family closes ranks. Frieda herself is distracted, still reeling from an attempt on her life, and struggling with her own rare feelings of vulnerability. Then a patient’s chance remark sends Frieda down a dangerous path that seems to lead to a serial killer who’s long escaped detection.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Simultaneously interesting and infuriating

  • By Jessica on 04-23-15

Stop the whining

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

Reviewed: 03-31-19

I am struggling with this series because of the whining. Most of the female characters, Chloe being the worst, all sound the same and whine like a child. It’s so irritating I’m actually skipping those parts. Freida appears to be the one female that doesn’t whine. I’ll try one more but if it’s more of the same will quit the series and this narrator.

  • Tuesday's Gone

  • A Frieda Klein Mystery
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

A London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client, Michelle Doyce, serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. With no clues as to the dead man's identity, Chief Inspector Karlsson again calls upon Frieda for help. She discovers that the body belongs to Robert Poole, con man extraordinaire. But Frieda can't shake the feeling that the past isn't done with her yet. Did someone kill Poole to embroil her in the investigation? And if so, is Frieda herself the next victim?  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I like this series but...

  • By Katherine on 04-12-13

Ok

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

Reviewed: 03-30-19

The story was ok. It would be better without Chloe. I find her irritating. The narrators accents all sound the same which was confusing at times. Overall it was just ok.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Boy on the Bridge

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Bridge Worth Crossing

  • By John on 05-23-17

Second time around

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

Reviewed: 03-27-19

I enjoyed this story much more the second time I listened. I don’t recall being as focused before but I was captured but the characters this time. Excellent narration. Loved the ending too

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,714

Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully nostalgic

  • By Barry on 07-29-15

It grew on me...

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

I was a bit bored in the beginning and had trouble getting used to the narration. It was well worth not giving up. The longer I listened the more I liked the entire experience. How it was all tied together in the end was excellent and I'll listen to this again.

  • The Cider House Rules

  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692

From one of America's most beloved and respected writers comes the classic story of Homer Wells, an orphan, and Wilbur Larch, a doctor without children of his own, who develop an extraordinary bond with one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful listen

  • By Michelle on 10-22-11

Simply wonderful

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

The best book I've read in a very long time. Perfect narration. This book is so good I'm going to have a tough time choosing what to listen to next. I read this book quite a while ago and loved it. Listening to it just gave it more depth. The description of Maine was excellent. I'm from Maine. All of the characters were well developed and the story integration was perfect. A modern story set in an earlier time. I truly loved it.

  • The Tower

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,054

Allander Atlasia is an infamous psychopath whose heinous crimes have earned him a lifetime stay at the Tower, the world's most extreme maximum-security prison. But after a brilliant and brutal escape, the criminal mastermind begins a killing spree that is intensely personal. Jade Marlow is an ex-FBI profiler and tracker whose fearlessness is only surpassed by the severity of his own inner demons. With a record of irrational behavior and a genius for putting himself into the mind of a criminal predator, he may be the one man diabolical enough to catch Atlasia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not his best. (Spoilers)

  • By Taryn on 01-02-19

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

The narration seemed off at times but for the most part was fine. Character descriptions were well done as well as settings. I liked the premise of the story but it was more of a chase story than anything. The Tower aspect was limited. It was still pretty good.

  • Real Tigers

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 563

The Bond-esque River Cartwight and his group of defunct MI5 spies, headed by the irascible Jackson Lamb, will do anything to get back into the game. When a member of London's Slough House - MI5's stable for disgraced spies, so-called "slow horses" - is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, the agents must risk treason and breach Regent's Park to steal intel in exchange for their comrade's safety. But the kidnapping is only the tip of the iceberg as they are caught in a conspiracy that threatens the future not only of Slough House but of MI5 itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A taste of Caviar in Slough House

  • By Aaron on 05-07-16

Verbose

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

This story had too many characters to keep up with. None were well developed leaving a diluted story that went on way too long and bored me to sleep. I happen to enjoy Gerard Doyle’s voice very much and used this book to fall asleep. 10+ hours, 15+ characters, extremely weak plot, all wrapped up in the last 20 minutes or so. A waste of time. I’m not sure I can even think of what the main plot was. Weather? Who knows.