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  • Ghost Story

  • A Novel of the Dresden Files
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572

When an unknown someone shoots him and leaves him to die, Harry Dresden hopes he might be heading to a better place. Unfortunately being dead doesn't make Harry's life any easier. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on - a feat that would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst so far.

  • By WarwickStudent on 12-02-18

Same great writing

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

Reviewed: 13-06-18

Another good book in the series. Will written, James Marsters is great. Very enjoyable book.

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,085

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jurassic Park!

  • By kmcca5 on 20-05-15

Better than the film

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

Great telling of the story. Enjoyed the variations to the film. Definitely worth a listen.

  • Turn Coat

  • The Dresden Files, Book 11
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 814

The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council - and there's only one, final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More of the same!

  • By Sam on 01-12-13

Solid

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Another great addition to The Dresden Files. Looking forward to start the next.
great story. Well written and very well read.

  • Small Favor

  • The Dresden Files, Book 10
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 817

No one's tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comfort Listening

  • By Christopher on 13-12-15

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 14-03-18

Great book, had to concentrate to keep up with this one. be interesting and enjoyable.

  • What a Wonderful World

  • By: Marcus Chown
  • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 267

Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing? In What a Wonderful World, Marcus Chown, best-selling author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You and the Solar System app, uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Craig on 19-04-15

Very interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-18

Great interpretation. Well read. Lots of helpful and simplified ways of explaining these mind stretching explanations. Still don't think I fully understand the final few chapters, but very interesting.

  • White Night

  • The Dresden Files, Book 9
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden's half brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good books with excellent narration

  • By Meggy on 11-04-13

Great book

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

Reviewed: 29-01-18

Another great book. Very much into this series. Great stories, with interesting twists. Recent books have had a seemingly more brief crescendo. Still very much enjoyable.

  • Summer's Path

  • By: Scott Blum
  • Narrated by: Diane Ray
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 56

Summer's Path is the remarkable story of Don Newport, an engineer that comes face to face with his personal destiny under extraordinary circumstances. After losing his job and his health insurance, Don learns he has a terminal disease with only a few months left to live. On his death bed, he meets Robert, a brazen angel of death that promises to help Don with a graceful exit.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible prose, terrible story.

  • By Anonymous User on 31-03-09

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 13-10-17

For some thus would be any interesting book. it's not really my thing so, I'll leave the series there. Performance was dull.

  • Proven Guilty

  • The Dresden Files, Book 8
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 902

The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark mood and surprising twists

  • By Aleksandra on 13-12-13

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Love the Dresden files. Cannot seem to stop since starting. another great book. James Marsters gets into it the more I listen to.

  • God Is Disappointed in You

  • By: Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
  • Narrated by: James Urbaniak
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

God Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible...if it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and interminable passages, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each. Written by Mark Russell with cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, God Is Disappointed in You is a frequently hilarious, often shocking, but always accurate retelling of the Bible, including the parts selectively left out by Sunday School teachers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings about this audio book

  • By J. Farmer on 10-03-16

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 27-01-15

This book is well written, delivered and informative. The colloquial language had made the content easier to enjoy and even understand.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The BFG

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: David Walliams
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 425

Penguin presents Roald Dahl's The BFG, read by actor, writer, and Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams. This audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios. The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans - with some help from Her Majester, the Queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book ever

  • By GRant on 23-02-15

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 23-01-15

Loved this book as a child and it is still brilliant. Well read and even the sound effects helped with the flow of the story. Worth a listen.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful