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  • Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories

  • Four Original Short Stories
  • By: John Taylor
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,951

Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor: 'An Inscrutable Masquerade', 'The Conundrum of Coach 13', 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny' and 'The 10.59 Assassin'. Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world's greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No One Writes Holmes Like Doyle

  • By Amy Deringer Robinson on 12-06-15

Benedict Cumberbatch could read a phone book....

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

and it would be the most interesting thing in the world. As luck would have it, however, this was quite good on it's own.

... Honestly though, it might have been terrible and I wouldn't have know it. Mr. Cumberbatch needs to narrate everything from here on out.

Best moment; Listening to an attempted American accent. Hilarious.

  • The Ables

  • By: Jeremy Scott
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Scott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838

It wasn't the sex talk he expected. Phillip Sallinger's dad has told him he's a custodian - a guardian - and his genetically inherited power is telekinesis. He'll learn to move objects with his mind. Excited to begin superhero high school until he discovers he's assigned to a special-ed class for disabled empowered kids, he suddenly feels like an outsider.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reading was way too fast! I love this book.

  • By javion on 05-18-15

Fantasic Book? Remove 1000 Sins!

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Wonderful, original, and absolutely captivating. I was so absorbed that I finished this fairly quickly. The narration is fast, but it's almost better this way. I love Jeremy Scott's voice, and I'm so happy to just sit and listen to him tell this awesome story. Loved it!

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61,391
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55,573
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55,337

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so sad it's over!!

  • By Erin on 05-19-16

Over? Over?! It can't be over! *spoilers*

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

Reviewed: 02-23-16

Dammit, Rowling. Get this cash cow on the move again. Pretty sure I need Albus Severus' Hogwarts years described to me in a set of seven (or more- if you like) books.

What do I do now? Do I listen to them again?

Honestly though, hearing Fred die was more terrible this second time around (while I've re-read the other books multiple times, Deathly Hallows is the only one I read just once, the night it was released, and never again after that). And poor Dobby, and Snape's memories, and Regulus' hero's death. And Lupin and Tonks... jesus. All I've done is cry through this whole damn ordeal.

I loved it though. Even though she killed my favorite characters, and Albus Severus is a stupid name, and under no circumstances should Hermione have ended up with Ron, I loved it.

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  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33,822
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,133
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,071

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Narration Continues

  • By Gina on 05-13-16

So many tears...

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

Reviewed: 02-17-16

Love this entire series. I'm not particularly fond of the narrator, but he isn't terrible. Also, I hate that they have kept that silly intro music. It was digitally remastered in 2015, why not remove it?

Those are my only complaints.

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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 65,925
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59,828
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59,815

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

Of course this is the best thing ever.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-15

Oh audible, I'm so glad you have the Harry Potter series now. This is absolutely the best, most fantastic series ever written, and now I get to listen to it whenever I want. I can die happy.

Honestly, the narrator bothers me at times. Some of the delivery of certain lines comes off as silly. But mostly he's wonderful, and I refuse to give anything Harry Potter related less than the best.

Eight Million Stars.

  • Insurgent

  • Divergent, Book 2
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,733
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,861

One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent but not as interesting as Divergent

  • By Lore on 03-08-14

I just can't...

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

I heard good things about this book, but I think it's too juvenile for me to listen to. I find myself rolling my eyes about every other sentence. Not a good series. I quit halfway through this one, I'll get the cliff notes from my 11 year old sister.

  • Doctor Sleep

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,538

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The sequel to the book; not the movie

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-28-13

Stephen is King.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-15

Loved it! Thought I'd dislike hearing Will Patton read it, but he did very well. I loved The Shining, and was very glad to see what Danny was up to.

  • Needful Things

  • The Last Castle Rock Story
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601

A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever your heart desires...if you're willing to pay the price. In this chilling novel by one of the most potent imaginations of our time, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare you witless. Presented unabridged and read by the author.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but why the music?

  • By Andrew on 10-25-11

Needful Things...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-15

Another stellar novel by The King. Although, hearing him read it can be a little off putting, Stephen King is a fantastic narrator. Very captivating, and very creepy. I loved it!