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Stan R.

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  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7502)
    Performance
    (6762)
    Story
    (6858)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "I really enjoyed this book!"
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    It has been many years since I originally read the Hobbit. I thought this reading was very well done. Interesting to listen to. The story, and time went by very quickly. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lolita

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1794)
    Performance
    (956)
    Story
    (949)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

    Jim says: "An Absolutely Gorgeous Audible Experience"
    "Not what I expected"
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    Growing up, Lolita was always one of those "taboo" books. After listening, I thoroughly enjoyed the performance. No swear words at all. Very well read. Not about a sexy young thing throwing herself around. Not really any sex in the book at all. I would recommend this to anyone willing to see a different point of view.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (990)
    Performance
    (819)
    Story
    (807)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

    Ramon says: "Feels like Jules Verne"
    "I really enjoyed this book!"
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    I am re-visiting several of my favorite classic stories. I have always enjoyed Jules Verne. I thought the presentation was good, and really enjoyed the story. Thank you Audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Theodore Dreiser, Jack London, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    The greatest short story writers strive to achieve a single, dramatic effect, a feature which the early masters of this genre perfected. Although the short story came from Europe, it was reborn in America and reached a pinnacle of superb form on these shores by the turn of the 20th century. In so many of our best writers, we hear echoes of a pioneer ethos that sustains the heart of a great literature. Here are 12 of America's best.

    Michael says: "Fun listening too"
    "A good listen"
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    Although I did not fully enjoy all the stories, (Poe for one), I enjoyed the idea of short stories. I would listen for an hour or so, then do something else. The perfomance was pleasant to listen to, and most of the stories were interesting.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7781)
    Performance
    (6711)
    Story
    (6712)

    Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

    FanB14 says: "Horrible on All Accounts"
    "Disappointing"
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    After enjoying book 1, I was disappointed with book 2. Just more of the same , but less plot. Mostly boring, just hearing about having sex 2x a day. I decided to skip book 3, for now. I may pick it up at a later date.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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