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  • In a Sunburned Country

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2205)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (758)

    Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion on the Appalachian Trail resulted in the best seller A Walk in the Woods. Now, we follow him "Down Under" to Australia with this delectably funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance that combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. More from Bill Bryson.

    Larry says: "Laugh out loud funny"
    "Nice"
    Overall

    I learned a ton about Australia. I met some Australian dudes and I knew more about their country than they did.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4984)
    Performance
    (1858)
    Story
    (1871)

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "WOW!"
    Overall

    This book was great! The way this book comes together is amazing. I loved the whole thing and the ending is very satisfying. I like when an author tells an excellent story and the fact that the ending didn’t leave me wondering makes me even happier. I wanted to buy other books by this author and I was shocked to see that this was her first. I look forward to her next one. It's going to be tough to find another book that I like this much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3509)
    Performance
    (2506)
    Story
    (2511)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Great Narrator"
    Overall

    I would like to use this review to recommend and gather support for a 10 star rating system. This book almost deserves a 4 but not quite. So I have to give it a 3 which is what I give almost every book. This is better than the other "3 star" books but what can I do?

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jack London Boxed Set

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack London
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    This boxed set features Jack London's thrilling classics The Call of the Wild and White Fang. London's adventurous nature, intuitive feeling for animal life, and superb storytelling skills have given his tales an enduring place in the annals of American literature.

    A User says: "Well written"
    "Well written"
    Overall

    When I review a book, I do not review it like a critic would. I do not really judge the quality of the writing; I mostly judge the book on whether or not I liked it. But I do notice when a book is well written and this is one of them. That is why it got the extra star which I usually do not give. I thought this book was very good and I enjoyed hearing about dog sledding and how dogs naturally know what to do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6053)
    Performance
    (2631)
    Story
    (2667)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Taryn says: "Will touch your soul"
    "Good"
    Overall

    I liked it. I thought it was a good book but I don't like being nervous about characters. It's suspensful and I prefer not to be in suspense.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Shantaram

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (3304)
    Performance
    (1639)
    Story
    (1639)

    This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher; and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.

    Jamie says: "Do Not Miss This"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    It took so long to complete that it becomes a habit to listen to this book. It was wierd when it was finally over. The narrator did an excellent job and I enjoyed all 43 hours.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2995)
    Performance
    (1791)
    Story
    (1797)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "Very good"
    Overall

    The narrator was great of course and the book was very good. I dont know alot about boxing but I found the boxing parts very interesting. I do not automatically give 5 stars just because I like a book, I reserve that rating for the very best. But I do recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew Flinder's Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (230)

    The story of a drunk, a boy, and a cat. Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a 10-year-old, a near-street kid heading for the usual trouble. The two form an unlikely bond.

    CYNTHIA L SPANNUTH says: "Extraordinary Story"
    "Great Narrator"
    Overall

    I really like this narrator which is why I chose this book. I thought the book was decent but I wasnt a big fan of the stories the old man told about the cat. They were way too long and it didnt have anything to do with the story.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10308)
    Performance
    (4916)
    Story
    (4907)

    You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

    Ralph says: "This is well worth listening too! Main points are."
    "Blaahh"
    Overall

    Hard to listen to. I was bored but there's some useful stuff in there if you force yourself to listen

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Choke

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (645)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (160)

    Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk's controversial and blazingly original debut novel, introduced a fresh and even renegade talent to American fiction, one who has retooled the classic black humor of Terry Southern and Kurt Vonnegut for the lunacy of the millennial age. In this novel, Choke, he gives listeners a vision of life and love and sex and mortality that is both chillingly brilliant and teeth-rattlingly funny.

    glamazon says: "Oh please, not another abridged!!!"
    "whoa"
    Overall

    This guy writes the craziest stuff ever. I can only listen to about 1 per year from this author. It is mind blowing and gross....enjoyable in a sick way

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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