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    • Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,027
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,858
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,932

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brought an old classic to life

    • By Charles on 09-18-08

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Man's Search for Meaning

    • By: Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,997

    Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I will isten again and again

    • By Ann Marie on 12-27-04

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The Punishment She Deserves

    • A Lynley Novel
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448

    Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and his pugnacious and deeply loyal Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered. Fans of the longtime series will love the many characters from past books who join Lynley and Havers, but listeners new to the series will quickly see why Elizabeth George is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers of our time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hurrah! Elizabeth George Is Back in Top Form!

    • By Mark on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Eaters of the Dead

    • By: Michael Crichton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692

    The year is A.D. 922. A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North. He is appalled by their Viking customs - the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness...their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But it is not until they reach the depths of the Northland that the courtier learns the horrifying and inescapable truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FEAR HAS A WHITE MOUTH

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Dracula [Audible Edition]

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,558
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,566

    The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • IS THAT NOT SO?

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-05-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Tale of Two Cities [Tantor]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,906
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,412

    A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for 18 years without trial by the aristocratic authorities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • it's the singer not the song*

    • By Maynard on 11-09-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dune Messiah

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,726
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,741

    The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A nice continuation

    • By Andrew on 01-06-09

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • The Millennium Series, Book 1
    • By: Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32,846
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,739
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,818

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

    • By Pamela M on 03-02-09

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Black Prism

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,991
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,687
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,677

    Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserve a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you, thank you, thank you for the reissue!

    • By DJK1986 on 08-26-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

    • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series, Book 5
    • By: David Lagercrantz
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,550
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,191

    Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking investigative journal Millennium. And she will let nothing stop her.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good start but peters out.

    • By Margaret on 09-30-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,039
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,850
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834

    A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great opening to a series

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

    • The Heirloom Collection
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,026
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,583
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,589

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Table of Contents & Audible Part/Chapter Notes

    • By SantaFePainter on 11-18-13

    Regular price: $69.99

    • The Blood Debt

    • Wolf of the North, Book 3
    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325

    A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't buy it! Just don't!!

    • By Ahmad on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Blinding Knife

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 24 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,814
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,419

    Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he has less than one. With 50,0000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Much Better

    • By David Streeter on 09-16-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Children of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,495
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,509

    The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered, and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story, more production problems

    • By Ziya on 04-22-08

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Girl in the Spider's Web

    • A Lisbeth Salander Novel - Millennium Series, Book 4
    • By: David Lagercrantz
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,026
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,441
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16,417

    In this adrenaline-charged, up-to-the-moment political thriller, Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back. The troubled genius hacker and crusading journalist thrilled the world in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So thankful we still have Lizbeth!

    • By AudioAddict on 09-04-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Jorundyr's Path

    • Wolf of the North, Book 2
    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,143
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,998
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,992

    As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid's Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth. From the streets of Elzburg to the dry plains of Darvaros, Wulfric walks Jorundyr's Path and encounters a world larger than he could ever have dreamed of, filled with friends, enemies, and danger - the crucible from which heroes are forged.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fantasy ADD?

    • By Brian on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Broken Eye

    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,677
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,323
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,321

    Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loving this series!

    • By Lauren on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Interview with the Vampire

    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,742
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,347

    Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force - a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. From the Paperback edition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unabridged at last - First class

    • By Hilary on 08-16-11

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Girl Who Played with Fire

    • The Millennium Series, Book 2
    • By: Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,927
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,270

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • irritatingly engrossing

    • By David on 03-16-10

    Regular price: $27.93

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