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  • I Am Legend

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,497
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,513

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Steven Casper on 01-24-08

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

This is a genre that I typically avoid, but since it was a gift from Audible I gave it a listen. It was worth it for the ending. The ending will stick in my thoughts for a very long time.

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,523

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

Wow

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I can only parrot others in their reviews of Endurance. It's riveting, edge of your seat storytelling, made all the better with Simon Prebble's narration. I could literally feel the fear, the resignation, and the joy of the crew. I was vividly transported to their environments of unending cold, rain, storms, rolling seas, and monstrously beautiful ice fields. This should be required reading and is definitely what a five star book should be.

  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,208
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,489
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,544

When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”

  • By Jefferson on 10-03-11

Dare I Say It?

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Dare I say it? As fabulous as I think Michael York is an actor, I think his narration actually took away from my enjoyment of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Brave New World. I finished the book, but the accents were distracting. Instead of concentrating on the story, I found myself on a roller coaster of manic gleefilled descriptions (think ' delirious arch villain' delivering his lines) to wading through dialogue in heavy Scottish brogue. It was too much.

  • Renegades

  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner
  • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies - humans with extraordinary abilities - who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice - and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like conclusions? This book isn't for you...

  • By Guarding Cross on 11-21-17

Too Long

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I am a fan of Marissa Meyer, gobbled up all of the Lunar Chronicle's books and more, and began this book with high hopes. Fourteen hours later I was still hoping. At the end I just was glad it was finished. The premise of the book was unique. I think it went on way too long.

  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,663
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,659

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

Charming

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

This was a delightful who-done-it matched with the perfect narrator. I consider it light reading, and sometimes it is very welcome.

  • The Skull Throne

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,871

The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once and for all. But Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, stood against this course, challenging Jardir to a duel he could not in honor refuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hm

  • By MissRed on 04-05-15

Wish I had skipped it.

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

Why oh why did I just waste 25 hours listening to this? Well, narrator Pete Bradbury did an excellent job, as always, and mostly that kept me going. The story is lacking -- really lacking -- and I agree with the reviewers that called it "filler". I went on to read the reviews for the next book in the series and realize that I can't go on. The first three books are fabulous. Stop there and don't tarnish the captivating quality of the series. Just read the reviews that have the spoiler alerts. Within a few sentences you will know the end the author envisioned without wading thru hours of unsatisfying writing.

  • Invisible

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,570

Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally WARPED Antagonist! Loved It...

  • By shelley on 09-12-17

Almost returned it..

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I could not believe the high ratings for this story. The first hour had me cringing and thinking there wasn't much of a fun factor in the book. The narrators did their jobs too well as I kept being put off by the creepy tones of the serial killer's voice. I went back to the reviews and ratings and decided to perservere. I had the ending solved before the ending, but the writing was top notch. I think I'm done with all literature that has to do with serial killers.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,505
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,253

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

Not perfect, but a fun listen

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

You know how some audio books are difficult to listen to? Not so with this series. I settle into the addictive narration by Tim Gerard Reynolds and the fantastic writing style of the author within moments of starting the book. I pray there is another adventure in the pipeline.

  • Crooked Kingdom

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark, Jay Snyder, Elizabeth Evans, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,296

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Storytelling at its finest! L.Bardugo is a master

  • By Michelle E on 10-09-16

How did this get such high reviews?

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

I am an hour into the book and really, really dislike it. The first narrator was horrible, the others I listened to much better. The story is torture -- no, really, torture. If you like gang violence, gambling, physical and psychological torture, and can stomach the first narrator, then this book is for you. I had such high hopes after reading Six of Crows. This sequel has gone terribly wrong. I hope that I can return the book.

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  • Snapshot

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: William DeMeritt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326

From New York Times number-one best-selling author Brandon Sanderson comes a detective thriller in a police beat like no other. Anthony Davis and his partner, Chaz, are the only real people in a city of 20 million, sent there by court order to find out what happened in the real world 10 days ago so that hidden evidence can be brought to light and located in the real city today. Within the re-created Snapshot of May 1, Davis and Chaz are the ultimate authorities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet, Another Universe

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-04-17

Everything in a short story

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Loved it. Character development, Good storyline, Twists and Turns until the very end. And the best part? It didn't take 55 hours to complete it.