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Elizabeth

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  • Sense and Sensibility

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Marion Castle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (97)

    Sense and Sensibility is a sharply detailed portrait of the decorum surrounding courtship and the importance of marriage for women in early 19th-century upper-class English society. The story revolves around Elinor and Marianne Dashwood who, as members of the upper class, cannot "work" for a living and must therefore make a suitable marriage to ensure their livelihood. Elinor is a sensible, rational creature, while her younger sister, Marianne, is wildly romantic - a characteristic that offers Austen plenty of scope for both satire and compassion.

    A. Thompson says: "Much better than the Victoria McGee version"
    "very jane austen"
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    its not pride and prejudice, but it's beautifully written. contains the same courtship dynamics and types of characters you would expect if you like jane austen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated By Andrew Solomon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (368)

    A brilliant and utterly original thinker, Andrew Solomon's journey began from his experience of being the gay child of straight parents. He wondered how other families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, who are transgender.

    C. Beaton says: "A Gripping Masterpiece"
    "ONE OF MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME"
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    If every person in America read this book thoughtfully, we would see far reaching positive repercussions. Solomon delves into hundreds of lives and describes how they manage the lot they were given. He knew each family personally for years as he compiled the book. It is a long book, but the quickest way to appreciate the human experience, central to which is parenting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    The dead do not sleep in Denmark. Thrice the vision of the suddenly departed king has haunted the night watchmen. Upon seeing his own son, prince Hamlet, the ghost calls him away to divulge most nefarious secret. This most noble king was murdered by his own brother, Hamlet's uncle, who now wears his crown and beds his bride. To the prince he charges with the unholy quest to avenge his death and kill his murderer. Young Hamlet, shocked and amazed, swears to do the bloody deed. Thus begins one of the greatest works by the greatest English author - William Shakespeare.

    Elizabeth says: "BUY THIS VERSION OF HAMLET"
    "BUY THIS VERSION OF HAMLET"
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    Short synopsis before each act so you never get lost. Great sound quality, good voices.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Democracy in America (Excerpts)

    • HIGHLIGHTS (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alexis de Tocqueville
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Michael says: "Democracy in America"
    "READ THIS"
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    This work is as relevant today as when it was written. The "highlights" version seemed to do the trick too. AMAZING.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Reason for God

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Timothy Keller
    • Narrated By Timothy Keller
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (261)

    The End of Faith. The God Delusion. God Is Not Great. Letter to a Christian Nation. Best seller lists are filled with doubters. But what happens when you actually doubt your doubts?

    Michael says: "The Rocky Balboa of Apologetics"
    "a well-reasoned argument for the Christian God."
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    Keller is intelligent, critical, and well-researched in his arguments for the Christian God. His argument for religion is not self-righteous, but he does not concede any of the Christian moral values.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wuthering Heights

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Emily Bronte
    • Narrated By Emma Messenger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (178)

    Famous, all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them. Today considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights was met with mixed reviews when it first appeared, mainly because of the narrative's stark depiction of mental and physical cruelty.

    Christoph Marti says: "Five stars for the wonderful Emma Messenger"
    "one of the best novels of all time"
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    one of the best novels of all time and very well narrated. one that you can listen to over and over.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Public Speaker's Guide to Ace Your Interview: 6 Steps to Get the Job You Want

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Lisa B. Marshall
    • Narrated By Lisa B. Marshall
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    With so much competition for so few jobs these days, your interviewing skills are more important than ever. Blow the other candidates out of the water with The Public Speaker's Guide to Ace Your Interview. Lisa Marshall, host of the top-rated The Public Speaker's Quick and Dirty Tips for Improving Your Communication Skills, tells you how to avoid the most common interviewing mistakes and arms you with the specific skills needed to rise above the rest.

    Tiffany says: "Awesome Tips & Tricks to prepare for an Interview!"
    "a helpful and concise guide to interview tactics"
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    this audiobook was brief and helpful if you want quick, last-minute tips before an interview.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Les Misérables

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee
    • Narrated By Mark McKerracher
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Les Misérables has long been recognized as one of the finest novels of all time, a brilliant fusion of unforgettable characters and universal themes.

    Its hero is Jean Valjean, the noble peasant imprisoned. A sweeping story of love and honor in the depths of the Parisian underworld, immerses us in an epic struggle between good and evil, and carries us onto the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a realism that is unsurpassed in modern literature.

    rom122 says: "Best Fiction Ever Written"
    "too short"
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    this abridged version is too short, you might as well just see the play or watch the movie. buy a longer version to get a better sense of the original writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magicians: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lev Grossman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3142)
    Performance
    (2370)
    Story
    (2387)

    Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

    Kyle says: "Not an average book"
    "a good read and good performance"
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    with an interesting plot and a good narrator, the book flew and was very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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