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  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

  • An Audio Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
  • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing for a HP fan

  • By Toria Phillips on 17-10-2018

very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 10-10-2018

Do not buy this audio book expecting a classic JKR story about a history of magic. Its like a documentary and I wouldnt recommended it at all, super disappointed is an understatement!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Smuggler's Blues

  • A True Story of the Hippie Mafia
  • By: Richard Stratton
  • Narrated by: Richard Stratton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Richard Stratton was the unlikeliest of kingpins. A clean-cut Wellesley boy who entered outlaw culture on a trip to Mexico, he saw his search for a joint morph into a thrill-filled dope run smuggling two kilos across the border in his car door. He became a member of the Hippie Mafia, traveling the world to keep America high, living the underground life while embracing the hippie credo, rejecting hard drugs in favor of marijuana and hashish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen.

  • By Daniel on 11-09-2018

great listen.

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

Reviewed: 11-09-2018

if you like these sort of true crime stories this one is definitely worthy of your library

  • I Heard You Paint Houses

  • By: Charles Brandt
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Soon to be a major film directed by Martin Scorsese. "I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors.

In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than 25 hits for the Mob and for his friend Hoffa.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish it

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-02-2018

Great story definitely worth a listen.

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

Reviewed: 14-08-2018

Great story and one that is definitely worthy of your audio library. It has changed the way I look at that era and has and also changed my opinion on past historical events.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

When an 11-year-old boy is found murdered, forensic evidence and reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's popular Little League coach. But the jailed suspect, arrested in a public spectacle, has an alibi, and further research convinces Detective Ralph Anderson that the coach was indeed out of town. So how can he have been in two places at the same time?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book. Awesome narration.

  • By Gregory Chijoff on 01-06-2018

very slow I struggled to stay interested.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-2018

if your getting this audio book expecting it to he like the Mr. Mercedes trilogy your going to be disappointed. it's very slow and I struggled to stay interested. The performance by Will Patton is great as usual but the story wasn't great. I was disappointed to say the least.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mountain Man: Prequel

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

After a long day of prepping a house for painting, all Gus Berry wanted was the night off to spend some time with his girlfriend and relax before having to return to work the next morning. But that isn’t going to happen. Because Gus’s co-worker Benny has found a one-night job at the local Mollymart East, a job that has to be done by morning. If Gus and his paint crew can complete the work by then, it could mean huge business with a respected, established grocery store chain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gus is back!

  • By ben seymore on 24-05-2018

fantastic as per usual

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

Reviewed: 07-05-2018

The mountain man series is easily the best post apocalyptic books ive listened to so far, R. C. Brays performance was outstanding.
my only complaint is that it wasn't long enough.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Uncommon Type

  • Some Stories
  • By: Tom Hanks
  • Narrated by: Tom Hanks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

A collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game - and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Rare Review

  • By soochoon on 30-01-2018

pass!

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

Reviewed: 22-03-2018

I have over 50 audio books in my library so far and this is by far the worst one... I originally bought this audio book thinking it was Tom Hanks auto biography but quickly realized I hadn't read the the discription all the way through. out of 17 short stories I literally only enjoyed two the rest I hoped would hurry up and end. the best thing about this audio book is that Tom Tanks was narrating it.
I would not recommend this audio book , that's a pass from me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Borne

  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

A ruined city of the future lives in fear of a despotic, gigantic flying bear, driven mad by the tortures inflicted on him by the Company, a mysterious biotech firm. A scavenger, Rachel, finds a creature entangled in his fur. She names it Borne. At first Borne looks like nothing at all - a green lump that might be a discard from the Company. But he reminds Rachel of her homeland, an island nation long lost to rising seas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling writing

  • By johnnie on 23-09-2018

not as good as his previous work.

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

Reviewed: 24-02-2018

Bourne starts great but towards the end it just seemed rushed and uninteresting. I more then likely won't bother with the next two installments.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Virgin Way

  • How to Listen, Learn, Laugh, and Lead
  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

In September 2012, a YouGov poll conducted in Britain found that the person British workers would most like as their manager was Sir Richard Branson. With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader. In The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead, Richard shares and distils his secrets of leadership and success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, well spoken highly recommend

  • By Jake on 18-10-2015

was good but not what i was expecting.

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

Reviewed: 25-04-2016

It was a good book in hinde site but i was hoping for a story of his life from start to present instead its all jumbled in amoungst business hints and tips and how to handle situations so it was a little hard to get into.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mr Mercedes

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647

Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer. A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Mercedes My Kind of Story

  • By Cheryl on 21-06-2015

best stephen king novel out.

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2016

great story line and should be made into a movie ive listened to this book twice now and bo doubt a third

  • Dancing with Myself

  • By: Billy Idol
  • Narrated by: Billy Idol
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

An early architect of punk rock's sound, style, and fury, whose lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into pop's mainstream as one of MTV's first megastars, Billy Idol remains, to this day, a true rock 'n' roll icon. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, Dancing with Myself, Idol delivers an electric, searingly honest account of his journey to fame - from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to the decadent life atop the dance-rock kingdom he ruled.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • if you like auto biographies listen to this

  • By Daniel on 08-04-2016

if you like auto biographies listen to this

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

Reviewed: 08-04-2016

great listen great story billy has certainly lived a full on life. i wish i was a punk rocker!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful