Five-Star Faves

This month's five-star reviews to get inspired by.

An Unchanging Classic

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

"Dracula, Frankenstein and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde--these are the great triumvirate of 1800s horror novels. Even though this book is relatively short, it is a masterpiece of literature and a perfect novel for Halloween. The best part of this book is what the author does not write--the author is great about giving just enough information to let the reader's imagination help paint the story. The story is enduring in its quality and cultural impact. The narrator does a fantastic job bringing the story to life." -- Ark1836


H Is for Hawk

"A listen that began on a whim, tickling a youthful fancy for falconry, soon blossomed into a delightful treasure of lyrical prose deftly interweaving related interests and thoughtful observations. A most satisfying conclusion earns it 5 stars from this reader! The writer's gentle British voice added another layer of enjoyment to the listening." -- Cai


Library of Souls

"As a 76 year old grandmother of a special young granddaughter who introduced me to this trilogy, I found myself every bit as enthralled with the stories as she has been. I even beat her to the third book. Well developed story line with most characters fully alive in my imagination. They are still there after having finished the book. Perhaps a fourth? We hope!" -- Patty

Game changer

The Miracle Morning

"I applied this right away and it has really made a difference in how I feel about myself. It sounds hard at first, but once you get started, it becomes easy. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve upon themselves." -- Shauna



"A crackling over the top story performed by a narrator who luxuriates in the language. Every second was enthralling - a real and wild circus ride. Hilarious, profound and deeply moving. Perhaps the best of the very many excellent audible books I've listened to." -- David

First-rate fiction

The End of the Affair

"Greene has achieved a first-person narrator who is not likable but who is so intelligent and curious that one is fascinated and gripped by his inability, possibly his refusal, to be transformed by love. Near the end the narrator, a novelist, describes a kind of character who cannot be written, but only dragged into the story, and we realize that he himself is such a character. Imbued with the civilized despair of postwar Britain, this book shows us how love works by showing it not working. Firth does an excellent job of all the voices, but especially of conveying the weariness and self-loathing of the narrator." -- Geoffrey

Wonderful storytelling! A true gem!

Bloody Jack

"Not since the Harry Potter series have I enjoyed a story and reader so much! I laughed out loud, got weepy, found myself on the edge of my seat and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The reader is brilliant and I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed listening to her as Jacky. Do yourself a favor and get this book!" -- Lori

Great book!

Original Gangster

"Although Frank Lucas did some horrible things in his early life, this is such an amazing story about his life. He dedicates the book to all those he harmed and their families. The narration is terrific! Well worth the time!" -- B Rose

Look out! Fascinating book, Scott Brick is awesome!

Helter Skelter

"The story of the Manson murders is compelling listening and a true crime essential. I appreciate the afterword addition (20 years after the original publication) as it details the where-are-they-now details of the family. I encourage you to seek out any title read by Scott Brick (The Devil in the White City) as he truly aides the mood of the piece." -- Jason

Riveting, with many twists and turns.

The Haunting of Maddy Clare

"Eerie, captivating. Richly developed characters, easy to relate to and a believable plot that may change your beliefs of 'what happens after'. A terrific storyline that begs to be enjoyed straight through, uninterupted by day to day life." -- Mica