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  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • Written by: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 353

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Elementary Purchase

  • By Gentleman Gamer on 2017-09-21

Stunning performance by Mr Fry

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-30

I absolutely loved this masterpiece created by the reading and prefaces of Mr Stephen Fry. It was a delight to live with him the different adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I now understand more how this personae became such a legendary character.

Although some of the shorter novella are, well, a bit easy to follow Holmes train of thought, then make the same deductions as he, other stories got me quite intrigued and the conclusion well thought. Well, for me it was more HOW Holmes got to its conclusion that made me enjoy the stories anyway.

So there you go. Some stories might be less enjoyable than others, but on the whole, this is one of my better buy on Audible

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
  • Written by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonder

  • By Jason on 2017-12-11

It can't just be

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-25

M. Rothfuss managed to make the second book of the series as engrossing of the first, which is no small feat because the "The Name of the Wind" is a masterpiece.

I'm on my third listen of the series... still waiting for the third book.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • Written by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read it.

  • By Mark on 2018-09-18

A true classic

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-25

"A silence of three parts..."

Masterfully written. So awesome/incredibly good things about the characters, the world, the music and the magic!

You will be transported to Temerant and be sad when you have to go back to reality once the book ends

  • Battlefield Earth

  • Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi and New York Times Bestseller
  • Written by: L. Ron Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Fred Tatascorie, and others
  • Length: 47 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

In the year AD 3000, Earth is a barren wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by the millennium-long regime of taloned, gas-breathing, nine-foot alien conquerors from the planet Psychlo. Fewer than 35,000 humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a postapocalyptic Earth. From a desolate village in the Rocky Mountains near what once was Denver, Colorado, a courageous young man named Jonnie Goodboy Tyler embarks on a hero's journey to challenge the fearful myths of his people.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good story. Fine performances but

  • By P. Ryder on 2018-03-28

Worst book ever

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-25

Uninteresting story. On top of being boring, the "Sci-Fi" doesn't even begin to make any kind of sense.

Not even worth it as a curiosity. The special effects used to try and immerse us in the story is more distracting than anything... And don't get me started on the "music"

Don't bother

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  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,160

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally engaged from the start

  • By Marilyn Pope on 2017-11-04

A worthy book

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-25

All of Dan Brown's books about Robert Langdon follows the same pattern. If this bothers you, look elsewhere. But, they are still well written, still have an engrossing story, still makes me want to visit and see the places described during the narration.

This one is no exception. It makes me want to go to Spain and look at everything described and explained in this book. The only thing I regret was discovering the plot a bit too early.

Still was enjoyable until the end.

  • The Da Vinci Code

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance is pitch-perfect!

  • By Elena Galey-Pride on 2018-09-13

It doesn't get better than this

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-25

Masterfully written and engrossing story. This is the standard against which other action/mystery books should look up to. It doesn't get any better than this!

  • It

  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book to start listening from audible

  • By Anonymous User on 2017-09-11

Absolutely stunning

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

Reviewed: 2017-11-24

My best book ever! So well written! And the performance of M. Weber is astounding. This is a must
have for everyone liking the genre. A true classic.