Narrator Finty Williams encounters an enormous challenge in Marcus Sakey's complex audiobook, which combines elements of the science fiction, thriller, and romance genres. While Williams delivers a strong performance, the novel would have been a prime candidate for multiple narrators as its plot shifts between character perspectives as well as the realm of the living and the... Read More
Narrator Justine Eyre draws the listener into a world in which archangels and vampires exist. Holly Chang was tortured and changed into something not quite human by an evil archangel. As a result, someone is out to kidnap her. Venom, a vampire, is tasked with helping Chang find out who is after her. Eyre conveys the anguish that Holly feels as she relives the horrors of her... Read More
In this fantasy, Elana Black can insert herself into a book or television story and engage with all the characters. Whitton Frank narrates this story breathlessly, portraying the characters, both real and fictional. Frank's narration becomes more emotional as Elana flexes her skills, her ability to change storylines and save their characters from death. Unfortunately, Elana is... Read More
It's not easy providing the voices of today's divided America, but versatile narrator Peter Berkrot is up to the challenge. This thinly veiled cautionary tale tries to make sense of the contemporary political landscape. It features a battle for the soul of the small town of Bowling Green, Kentucky. On one side are the invaders, a blustery billionaire and his white-supremacist... Read More
In need of a place to stay, Dr. Watson (of Sherlock Holmes fame) finds himself unexpectedly boarding with Warlock Holmes, a sometimes bumbling idiot who seems to be possessed by something evil. A full-cast production with music and sound effects, this audiobook has the quality and gumption of the classic series of the BBC such as THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY and DOCTOR... Read More
Nora Roberts's newest audiobook, narrated by Julia Whelan, involves a dystopian world in which technology has failed, good and evil fight for control, and a belief in magic reasserts itself. Whelan brings the cast of characters to life as they escape a world that is possibly in its death throes. In varied speech patterns, she portrays their determination and strength, yet their... Read More
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