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  • Villains Pride

  • The Shadow Master, Book 2
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

Jackson Blackwell, The Shadowmaster, is in over his head this time. After his last adventure, where he tore fantasy novels a new one, Jackson has to deal with the repercussions of angry gods, angrier conspirators, and the wrath of his pregnant girlfriend! Thanks to a godly decree and a crafty clause, Jackson has been banished from his home. And the only universe kindly enough to take him in is one infested with comic-book-style superheroes and supervillains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By MEDY L on 01-02-18

Please put this in the pro-prologue!!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Dear Jackson,
I think Pink said it best in her song, True Love.....you’re an assh***, but I love you. The horrific comments your character makes are hilariously cruel, yet the blackest part of me concurs. Stay breezy!
Love, Sunshine

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Secondhand Souls

  • A Novel
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,555

Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone - or something - is stealing them. No one knows where they are going or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge. Death merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a snarky slapstick sequel to A Dirty Job

  • By withherownwings on 09-24-15

One of my favorites

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Excellent book and so much fun. The characters are all hilarious and unique. The dialogue can be in-your-face laughable at one point, and then subtly quick-witted at other times.

  • The Grave's a Fine and Private Place

  • A Flavia de Luce Novel
  • By: Alan Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698

In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, 12-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. Something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flavia is in the thick of it

  • By Mothermersnerd on 02-05-18

Flavia is my spirit animal

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Have them all! Love them all!! Get through the first chapter of sad remembrances which is very good but tough to take. It’s worth it!!

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,444
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50,305

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The opposite of the Martian...

  • By Ruth Nielsen on 11-27-17

Sub par

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

Reviewed: 11-21-17

Disappointed in this one. It’s Ok, but the humor is reaching and it feels like it was just written as a quick follow up on the heels of the Martian’s success. The narrator’s voice is interesting but her accents are terrible, everyone sounds Russian or the American equivalent of a Russian accent.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Bryant & May - Wild Chamber

  • Bryant and May, Book 14
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

The members of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit are on the case again when a dog walker is found dead. The method of the death is odd...the killer had no way in - or out - and the dog is nowhere to be seen. But the 'hows' and 'whys' of the murder are not the only mysteries, and it seems very likely that the killer is preparing to strike again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your usual Parks and Gardens book

  • By Hilary on 10-31-17

A Balanced Relationship

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

I absolutely love this series and it's so hard to wait in between books! This latest addition is true to form and extremely enjoyable. The narrator is fabulous and can seamlessly go from character to another with ease. The animosity between Bryant and Rosa had me really laughing at the clever insults he threw her way. Really worth the time and money. You won't be disappointed!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Luck and Judgement

  • A DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 3
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843

When a worker goes missing from a North Sea gas platform, there seem to be just two possible explanations - it was a tragic accident or a suicide. It does not take Smith and his detectives long, however, to discover that James Bell led a double life back onshore in Kings Lake, a life complicated enough to make him at least one dangerous enemy. Before the case can be unraveled, Smith must get a new team working together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected, very good series

  • By Katie on 02-10-17

An unexpected, very good series

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

I am always on the lookout for British Crime Mysteries, so I bought the first of this series because it was the daily deal last week. So glad I did! I went on to read all three books. This has a very Midsommer Murders feel about it. The older inspector, Smith, is very likable and the supporting characters are intriguing. The stories appear predictable but there is always a nice twist toward the end of the book that makes it well worth reading. If you're looking for a good British detective series without the true crime gore, this is highly recommended.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,387
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,331

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Alan on 07-08-14

Harper Lee American Classic

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

A++ I have always loved this book and I have read it several times. I was really pleased to hear Sissy Spacek's performance which was excellent! I highly recommend this version, especially as we await the new release in July. Can't wait!

  • Winnie-the-Pooh

  • A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics, Volume 1
  • By: A. A. Milne
  • Narrated by: Peter Dennis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430

Come with us to an Enchanted Place, a forest where Winnie-the-Pooh lived with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. The stories are about Christopher Robin and these good companions having wonderful times getting in and out of trouble. It is all very exciting and, really, quite thrilling no matter how young or old you may be. It is painful to try and imagine what the world would be like without them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Piglet is the BEST!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-16-06

A Comfortable Classic

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

Listening to this is like revisiting an old friend. The narration was good and the story is very imaginative.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • P is for Peril

  • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Join Kinsey Millhone on her latest venture into the darker side of the human soul, searching for a missing doctor who is loved by all...or is he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged all the way!

  • By Inga Duncan on 06-26-03

A Great Grafton

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

This book, as usual, delivers tbe consistent writing expected from Grafton . Kinsey is a lot of fun!

  • Q is for Quarry

  • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

Sue Grafton is back with her quirky, quintessentially cool detective Kinsey Millhone. Two retired detectives bring a quandary to Kinsey: identify the victim in a cold case murder. When she takes on the quest, it turns into a high-risk hunt for a killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Louise on 01-09-04

You can always count on Grafton!

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

Reviewed: 02-18-15

I have been a Kinsey fan for a long time. I am going back through the Alphabet Murders and having a blast. Perfect writer that any introvert would enjoy.