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  • Under the Dome

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,117

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new masterpiece - his biggest, most riveting novel since The Stand - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome. Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Stephen King

  • By Robert on 01-01-10

Nearly as good as the stand.

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

Reviewed: 12-08-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Under the Dome to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version.

What other book might you compare Under the Dome to, and why?

Maybe the Stand, showing how different people cope under extreme stress!

What about Raul Esparza’s performance did you like?

Yes the performance was good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Lots of moments! Great characters!

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,889

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a key Stephen King title

  • By karen on 13-08-12

Excellent !!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would recommend the book. The characters are so believable, and the way the story developes those people is very good. Really enjoyable and thought provoking.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Larry! Because I think he changed more than anyone else.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Too many good scenes, to choose from.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Cry.

  • The Whisperers

  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

The border between Maine and Canada is porous. Anything can be smuggled across it: drugs, cash, weapons, people. Now a group of disenchanted former soldiers has begun its own smuggling operation, and what is being moved is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men's hearts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • truly amazing read

  • By kay on 26-08-13

Not the best in the series !

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

Reviewed: 12-08-14

Would you try another book written by John Connolly or narrated by Jeff Harding?

Yes I love both the series and the narrator.

What could John Connolly have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I found the story weak! And very long winded! Up to now I think the worst in the series.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance was good.

What character would you cut from The Whisperers?

I would cut the whole story, as it doesn't add anything to the series, and would not be missed by me.

  • The Child

  • An Audible Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,870

My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling, Difficult in places, but damn good!

  • By Simon on 07-06-15

Prefer a narrated book!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-14

What would have made The Child better?

To have been fully narrated, I did not enjoy long music intervals between scenes, just did not have my concentration so many different voices sound affects etc.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was fine.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was the best thing about the book!

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story was OK it was the way it was "played out" that was the problem for me

8 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • 11.22.63

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,988

What if you could go back in time and change the course of history?11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless.... King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill who becomes the love of Jake's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Return to top form

  • By John on 14-12-11

Just fantastic !

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

Reviewed: 19-01-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this, because the story has so many facets to it, history, romance, thriller etc. time travel is a small part of a terrific story. Also very very well read.

What does Craig Wasson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Very well performed, you get more of an idea of the different characters, and a sense of excitement.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

All the above!

Any additional comments?

I am very sad to have finished this story! I don't know what can compare at the moment.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Revenge

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 327

Michael Flynn is untouchable in a world of power, money, and violence. He fights for what he wants and he takes it, whatever the cost. He learns the rules of the Life from the best and when his mentor, legendary Face Patrick Costello, is taken out, no one questions that Michael Flynn is his natural successor. For Michael, loyalty - and crime - pay. Michael Flynn rises to heights beyond anything the criminal underworld has seen. He owns everyone and he rules his empire with an even but fierce hand. No one would dare challenge him. Then the unthinkable happens. Perhaps Michael Flynn is not so untouchable after all.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Greg on 20-01-14

Same old same old!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-13

Would you try another book written by Martina Cole or narrated by Annie Aldington?

Yes for curiosity's sake this time. I have read or listened to all Martina Coles books,
And have found them very good! But now feel with her more recent books the stories are
The same so are becoming predictable!

What could Martina Cole have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

New characters! New plot!

How could the performance have been better?

Performance was Ok

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No!

Any additional comments?

Would try Martina Cole one last time to see if she can live up to her original talent.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Shadowfires

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Rachel's request for a quick and clean divorce enraged her husband. She had never seen Eric so angry, so consumed by pure and terrifying hatred. Then, in the heat of the moment, Eric was struck down in a traffic accident. His death was instantaneous. Shocked and relieved, Rachel had nothing left to fear. Until Eric's body disappeared from the morgue - and Rachel was stalked by someone who looked like her dead husband.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • shadowfires dean koontz

  • By jennifer on 19-02-11

Shadowfires

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-12

I am afraid I could not get past part one. The reader sounds monotonous, really not good at all! probably spoil t a good story.