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  • Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

  • Written by: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great collection of stories. narration a bit much

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-23

Great collection of stories. narration a bit much

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-23

the stories were great and very creepy. the narration was very faithful and animated but sometimes a bit much. still liked it better than some other samples I've heard.

  • At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

  • Written by: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

This Lovecraft classic is a must-have for every fan of classic terror. When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great reading of a nightmare story

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-15

great reading of a nightmare story

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-15

loved this book. enjoyed it on a plane and walking through a park and was simultaneously drawn in and terrified. the narrator does an excellent job.

  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • Written by: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • repeat listen

  • By jolene on 2018-09-13

incredible reading of a wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-30

I loved listening to this story. the performance was hands down the best I've heard of any aidio book. the story is easy to follow even with long gaps between listening, but still gives lots to think about and deep meanings.

  • The Power

  • Written by: Naomi Alderman
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: There's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F*ck Me @ That Last Sentence!

  • By Sunny on 2018-01-17

electric concept that stays

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-08

Great book. well written. interesting concept. lots to think about. narration sometimes too much. overall would recommend.

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • Written by: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 122

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
  • One of the best stories ever, plus great narrator

  • By Ben on 2018-01-31

Gripping tale of adventure and perseverance

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

Reviewed: 2017-11-24

this book was riveting from start to finish. I constantly wondered what would happen next and sometimes delayed whatever I was doing to finish a chapter. the narrator conveys the energy and adventure of the story brilliantly. I would recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Endurance

  • A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
  • Written by: Scott Kelly
  • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply amazing

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-03-13

Great look at life in Space

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

Reviewed: 2017-11-14

listened to this over a few weeks and found myself always stealing extra time to listen. Scott paints a vivid picture of life in space and the challenges of being away from home and the planet for such a long period of time.