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  • 4.7 (45 ratings)
    And Still I Rise (Unabridged Selections) (






ABRIDGED) by Maya Angelou Narrated by Maya Angelou

    And Still I Rise (Unabridged Selections)

    • ABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    The beloved and best-selling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings reads aloud from her third book of verse. She not only gives life to many of her most cherished poems, but she also presents personal introductions to several favorites, including "One More Round", "Woman Work", and "Life Doesn't Frighten Me".

    Jean says: "Amazing"
  • 4.6 (827 ratings)
    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume III, Red River to Appomattox (






UNABRIDGED) by Shelby Foote Narrated by Grover Gardner, Ken Burns

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume III, Red River to Appomattox

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Shelby Foote
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner, Ken Burns
    Overall
    (827)
    Performance
    (375)
    Story
    (377)

    In the third and last volume of this vivid history, Shelby Foote brings to a close the story of four years of turmoil and strife which altered American life forever. Here, told in rich narrative and as seen from both sides, are those climactic struggles, great and small, on and off the field of battle, which finally decided the fate of this nation.

    Tad Davis says: "Incredible"
  • 4.6 (139 ratings)
    Jane Eyre [Naxos Edition] (






UNABRIDGED) by Charlotte Bronte Narrated by Amanda Root

    Jane Eyre [Naxos Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Amanda Root
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (58)

    One of the greatest love stories ever written, Jane Eyre is the tale of a young woman entangled with the powerful Mr. Rochester. What lurks in the attic at Thornfield, the ancestral home of the surly Mr. Rochester? Will the governess Jane Eyre discover his secret, and having discovered it, live to regret that knowledge? Battling inside Jane are passion and prudence; she struggles to survive the turmoil they cause.

    Joseph R says: "The Governess, Beast, Love, Mad Woman, Missionary"
  • 4.6 (439 ratings)
    Pride and Prejudice (






UNABRIDGED) by Jane Austen Narrated by Emilia Fox

    Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (163)

    Jane Austen's most popular novel, originally published in 1813, some 17 years after it was first written, presents the Bennet family of Longbourn. Against the background of gossipy Mrs. Bennet and the detached Mr. Bennet, the quest is on for husbands for the five daughters. The spotlight falls on Elizabeth, second eldest, who is courted by Darcy, though initially she is more concerned with the fate of her other sisters.

    Marilyn Pearse says: "Pride and Prejudice"
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  • 4.4 (40 ratings)
    Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (






UNABRIDGED) by Lewis Carroll Narrated by David Horovitch

    Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated By David Horovitch
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Alice is back in her room, stroking her cats, but not for long. Slipping through the looking-glass, she meets another wild collection of fantasy characters, including the Red and White kings and queens, and Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and she is entertained by the poems "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter".

  • 4.6 (21481 ratings)
    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Orson Scott Card Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir

    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21481)
    Performance
    (12957)
    Story
    (13087)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
  • 4.6 (938 ratings)
    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume II, Fredericksburg to Meridian (






UNABRIDGED) by Shelby Foote Narrated by Grover Gardner, Ken Burns

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume II, Fredericksburg to Meridian

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Shelby Foote
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner, Ken Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (938)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (434)

    This volume is dominated by the almost continual confrontation of great armies. For the fourth time, the Army of the Potomac (now under the control of Burnside) attempts to take Richmond, resulting in the bloodbath at Fredericksburg. Then Joe Hooker tries again, only to be repulsed at Chancellorsville as Stonewall Jackson turns his flank, a bitter victory for the South, paid for by the death of Lee's foremost lieutenant.

    Christopher Morton says: "The Best of the Three Volumes"
  • 4.6 (39 ratings)
    The Return of Sherlock Holmes III (Unabridged Selections) (






UNABRIDGED) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrated by David Timson

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes III (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By David Timson
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Once again Arthur Conan Doyle presents a series of cases which baffle the police, but are no match for Sherlock Holmes and his trusty companion Dr. Watson.

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  • 4.5 (98 ratings)
    A Tale of Two Cities [Naxos] (






UNABRIDGED) by Charles Dickens Narrated by Anton Lesser

    A Tale of Two Cities [Naxos]

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    "It was the best of times and the worst of times." In one of the most famous openings of any novel, Dickens masterfully presents the turmoil of the French Revolution, which is the backdrop for a novel of love, patience, hope, and self-sacrifice. This version is read by Anton Lesser, whose award-winning Dickens recordings in their abridged form has now resulted in the opportunity to read the full unabridged text.

    G. House Sr. says: "Classic Home Run"
  • 4.6 (165 ratings)
    Sackett: The Sacketts, Book 8 (






UNABRIDGED) by Louis L'Amour Narrated by David Strathairn

    Sackett: The Sacketts, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By David Strathairn
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (87)

    William Tell Sackett had followed a different path from his younger brothers, but his name, like theirs, was spoken with respect and just a little fear. Where Orrin had brought law and order from New Mexico to the plains of Montana, backed up by the gunfighting talents of his brother Tye, Tell Sackett's destiny drew him to Texas after he had to kill a man. There, in the high, lonesome country, he came upon a vein of pure gold.

    Edward says: "Excellent western book."
  • The Book Thief (






UNABRIDGED) by Markus Zusak Narrated by Allan Corduner

    The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (7619)
    Performance
    (5835)
    Story
    (5853)

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Shannon says: "Word Thief"
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Orson Scott Card Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir

    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21481)
    Performance
    (12957)
    Story
    (13087)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
  • Catch-22 (






UNABRIDGED) by Joseph Heller Narrated by Jay O. Sanders

    Catch-22

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Joseph Heller
    • Narrated By Jay O. Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1956)
    Performance
    (1027)
    Story
    (1040)

    Catch-22 is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. (He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.)

    Phil says: "Phenominal Reading - Story and Damn Funny"
  • Monster (






UNABRIDGED) by Walter Dean Myers Narrated by Full Cast

    Monster

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me: Monster.

    Karen says: "This story is worth the time to listen."
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  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (






UNABRIDGED) by Gregory Maguire Narrated by John McDonough

    Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4227)
    Performance
    (1918)
    Story
    (1942)

    Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

    Suzn F says: "I was not sure for a while then......."
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Stephen King

    On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (2205)
    Performance
    (1084)
    Story
    (1079)

    The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

    Bill says: "Excellent!"
  • Thirteen Reasons Why (






UNABRIDGED) by Jay Asher Narrated by Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone

    Thirteen Reasons Why

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Asher
    • Narrated By Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (658)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (488)

    Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

    FanB14 says: "Good Book for Parents & Teens to Share"
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (






UNABRIDGED) by Zora Neale Hurston Narrated by Ruby Dee

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated By Ruby Dee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (902)
    Performance
    (458)
    Story
    (455)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Zora Neale Hurston’s classic novel begs to be read aloud, and Ruby Dee answers the challenge with utter perfection, capturing the wide range of characters and their diverse accents with grace and power. Their Eyes Were Watching God is the luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to 70 years.

    Leslie says: "a pleasure"
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  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (






UNABRIDGED) by Betty Smith Narrated by Kate Burton

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Betty Smith
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    Overall
    (1072)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (505)

    A moving coming-of-age story set in the 1900s, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn follows the lives of 11-year-old Francie Nolan, her younger brother Neely, and their parents, Irish immigrants who have settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Johnny Nolan is as loving and fanciful as they come, but he is also often drunk and out of work, unable to find his place in the land of opportunity.

    Nancy says: "Leaves you wondering what happened next -"
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (






UNABRIDGED) by John Boyne Narrated by Michael Maloney

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Boyne
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (411)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (208)

    The story of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some information about the audiobook, but in this case we think that would spoil the listening. We think it's important that you start to listen without knowing what it is about.

    Jessica says: "Much Better than the Movie"