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  • Alive: Book One of the Generations Trilogy

  • Written by: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief - she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust but no people and no answers. She knows only one thing about herself - her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin. She finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sigler, you sicko!

  • By Steven on 2019-04-04

Sigler, you sicko!

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-04

You did it again. Nightmare fuel again. I loved it.

Excellent story. Excellent narration. Five out of five chicken scissors.

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

  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,768
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,627

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
  • Brilliant, as expected!

  • By FuzzySquirrel on 2018-01-04

American Version

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-13

I live in Canada and we talk a mix of UK and American English. When I hear a story set in the UK it seems natural that it should have a UK feel to it. I hate this Americanized version. That would be fine but someone has decided that the true UK version should not be available to Canadians. There must be a way to legally listen to the Stephen Fry version of these books in Canada.

Harmony's voice is bad. Missing the UK flavoUr. Other than that the book is great. After all these years in finally getting around to these books.

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  • The Hobbit

  • Written by: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 382

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Reader Possible

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-01-15

Prequel To Something Great

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-18

I'm not sure if I'd like this so much if I didn't know what were coming. I've always thought the ending to this story was weak. It seems like too many shortcuts were made at the end while things were drawn out way too long at the beginning. And the songs, oh god the songs. Why?

That being said it's a good story and it leads into something great. So it's kind of a must read.

  • The Wild Robot

  • Written by: Peter Brown
  • Narrated by: Kate Atwater
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • such a great story

  • By bhunt on 2019-01-05

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-02

Cute little story. It was maybe aimed at a little bit younger audience than my kids (youngest is ten) but we still enjoyed it.

  • Judas Unchained

  • Written by: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.The Prime are the Commonwealth's worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Fun<br />

  • By Elemblue on 2018-05-08

Love the story - the parts I could hear that is

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-30

Thus narrator frustrated me throughout:
1. He reads slow. I had to speed it up to 1.25x just to make it sound normal.
2. The start of his sentences are VERY loud and he trails off to almost inaudible at the end. Dynamic range, barf.

I really liked most of this marathon of story except the politics. He could have skipped a lot of it and I'd still have been happy.

In aggregate, my favorite character was the, "enzyme bonded concrete." I think it might be the author's as well, despite just playing a supporting role. Concrete lovers are really going to appreciate Hamilton's attention to detail in framing this character's development. Not to give to much away but, in the end, despite the massive tensile stress and lack of reinforcement, he never cracks. Seriously though, how many times was the phrase, "enzyme bonded concrete," used?!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pandora's Star

  • Written by: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Bad read.

  • By Steven on 2018-07-19

Great story. Bad read.

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-19

I had to listen at 1.4x speed because he reads so slow. It was difficult to hear sometimes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Miserable Mill

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #4
  • Written by: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Lemony Snicket
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to listen to this recording because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put down this audio instantaneously, because of all the audios describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest yet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Audio

  • By Steven on 2018-02-24

Terrible Audio

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

Reviewed: 2018-02-24

Barely audible narration with ear-splittin sound effects and character voices, especially Shirley.

Great story though. Maybe read the book instead.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful