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  • Serpentine

  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 26
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome everything she faces. But this time there's a monster that even she doesn't know how to fight.... A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita's fellow US marshal and best friend, Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break, as it's the first trip she gets to take with wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. But it's not all fun and games and bachelor parties....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serpentine

  • By Donna M. on 08-10-18

Biased review

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Big fan of Anita and her men. I liked this one, it was creepy and fun and as always enjoyed myself

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Affliction

  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 22
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,285

Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake. Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that’s all changed. Micah's estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about "zombie disease". Anita makes her living off of zombies - but these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Hamilton appears to have burnt out

  • By Elise on 07-07-14

Love

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I'm biased I'm a big fan of the books before I got into audiobooks. The series really isn't for everyone but having read series for years, I've seen the main characters growth & it mirrors my own so it holds special place in my heart

  • Kiss Me Like a Stranger

  • My Search for Love and Art
  • By: Gene Wilder
  • Narrated by: Gene Wilder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821

Gene Wilder is one of the great comic actors who defined the 1970s and 1980s in movies. From his work with Woody Allen, to the rich group of movies he made with Mel Brooks, to his partnership on screen with Richard Pryor, Wilder's performances are still discussed and celebrated today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting for a number of factors.

  • By A reader from Philadelphia. on 04-17-05

Love this man

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

I didn't think I could love him more but he certainly proved me wrong. The book is admirable and honest. I loved that he narrated it. I could listen to him for hours more.

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525

Over the course of a 30-year career, Eddie Izzard has proven himself to be a creative chameleon, inhabiting the stage and film and television screens with an unbelievable fervor. Born in Yemen and raised in Ireland, Wales, and postwar England, he lost his mother at the age of six. In his teens he dropped out of university and took to the streets of London as part of a two-man escape act; when his partner went on vacation, Izzard kept busy by inventing a one-man act, and thus a career was ignited.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My three least favorite words: "End of footnote."

  • By David H. Lawrence XVII on 06-20-17

Laugh out loud journey through Izzard's life

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I love Izzard & this book only solidifies that feeling. You get so much more from the audiobook because Mr Izzard has a tendency to go off the rails and gives you more side notes than you get in the book. He even says so. I knew from having gone to shows of his that were testing out his new material & I loved his tangents and side shoots and he just takes you everywhere. He's a very intelligent person with a big heart & I'm glad I got to know more about him and his life. It truly was a laugh out loud journey with some tears

  • Bird Sense

  • What It's Like to Be a Bird
  • By: Tim Birkhead
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 223

What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing the senses of birds that enable them to interpret their environment and to interact with each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Are You A Serious Birdwatcher?

  • By Kathy on 11-14-17

Great info

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

As a person who lives with, admires and works with birds this was very informative. Truly appreciate getting answers to some of my questions, even if it was not species specific.

  • Troll

  • A Love Story
  • By: Johanna Sinisalo
  • Narrated by: J. Paul Guimont
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Everyone has their rough nights, but things have clearly taken a turn for the surreal when Angel, a young photographer, finds a group of drunken teenagers in the courtyard of his apartment building, taunting a young troll. Trolls are known in Scandinavian mythology as wild beasts, like the werewolf, but this troll is just a small, wounded creature. Angel decides to offer it a safe haven for the night.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Harlequin for gay dudes

  • By Noel Richardson on 08-15-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I had higher hopes for this book, but it was a bit of a bore

  • King Arthur: History and Legend

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763

These 24 spellbinding lectures reveal the full scope of the Arthurian tradition, from its beginnings in post-Roman Britain to its extraordinary trajectory across the centuries and its latest incarnations in modern times. Your pathfinder in this world of mythic adventure and romance, Professor Armstrong, is one of the world's leading Arthurian scholars and the current editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arthuriana.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twelve Hours in Camelot

  • By Carole T. on 04-26-15

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

I enjoyed the lecture series so much I am going on a tour led by professor Armstrong. She is passionate on the topic and it covers the entirety of the legend up to modern times. She could expand on numerous topics but keeps it relegated to the important topics which makes you want to explore more on your own. Fantastic

  • The Last Enchantment

  • By: Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Arthur Pendragon is king! Crowned and recognized as High King, Arthur is unchallenged on the battlefield, and he melds the country together in a time of promise, as Merlin works in the shadows. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause - Arthur's own half-sister - ensnares him in an incestuous liaison, a fatal web of love, betrayal, and bloody vengeance is woven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Merlin's story continues

  • By Jerri C on 01-14-17

Love this trilogy

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

Don't get abridged, only unabridged for this trilogy. Narrator is great, characters are awesome of course. Love Mary Stewart

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Crystal Cave

  • The Arthurian Saga, Book 1
  • By: Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myrdden Emrys - or as he would later be known, Merlin - leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon, and the conception of Arthur, king for once and always.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy as literature.

  • By bluestategirl on 01-25-17

Love!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

I've always loved this book and now I'm beyond thrilled about audio. Perkins was good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing

  • By: Megan Smolenyak
  • Narrated by: Gwen Hughes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Part forensic scientist, part master sleuth, Megan Smolenyak has solved some of America's oldest and most fascinating genealogical mysteries. You've read the headlines; now get the inside story as the "Indiana Jones of genealogy" reveals how she cracked her news-making cases and became the face of this increasingly popular field. Whether she's scouring websites to uncover the surprising connections between famous figures or using DNA tests to locate family members of fallen soldiers, Smolenyak's historical sleuthing is as provocative, richly layered, and exciting as America itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun

  • By Joanne on 10-27-16

Fun

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

Reviewed: 10-27-16

I'm into genealogy & solving mysteries so I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not a how to but you can definitely get a few tips out of it