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alison

"Hi My name is Ali and I'm an Audible addict." "Hi Ali!"

weare, NH, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Robin Field
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (29)

    In the early spring of 1845, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in a cabin near the shore of Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. For the next two years, he enacted his own Transcendentalist experiment, living a simple life based on self-reliance, individualism, and harmony with nature. The journal he kept at that time evolved into his masterwork, Walden, an eloquent expression of a uniquely American philosophy.

    alison says: "ya' can't get here from there..."
    "ya' can't get here from there..."
    Overall

    This is a book that should be listened too. The narrator pace however is quite slow and I was able to listen to the audio on double speed and still have a firm grasp on the words. The irony of it all is that Walden is about slowing down, being still and using basic resources. Yea, still not giving up my ipod!

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • An Inconvenient Mate

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lora Leigh
    • Narrated By Briana Bronte
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (219)

    Isabelle Martinez was instantly fascinated by the sexy Coyote Breed she met at the bar, but her sensual flirtation with him was cut short when she saw the man who'd attacked her arrive at the bar. Breed enforcer Malachi Morgan was entranced by Isabelle's mix of shyness and boldness, and he was determined to chase and play with his sensual prey. But he could tell she'd been hurt before by a man, and he vowed that Isabelle was now his to protect and love, even as if it meant going against her family and his orders.

    Stacey says: "AWFUL!"
    "warning!"
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    Would you try another book from Lora Leigh and/or Briana Bronte?

    yes


    What could Lora Leigh have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    have the complete books on download


    Any additional comments?

    This is a novella about half the regular size and half the regular price.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
    Overall
    (5506)
    Performance
    (3115)
    Story
    (3139)

    Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

    John says: "HHTGH - Lightly Fried"
    "Owning my inner Geek"
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    Performance
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    Where does The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    How did I ever consider my self a fan of SiFi and not read this book? I am a shamed, but have rectified the situation. This is a quirky book which is the foundation of so much SiFi culture. I then jumped to the 1980's BBC presentation and found the book better. Good audio and characterizations. If you are considering the title, Go For It! It's cheese, campy and an essential for this genera.


    What other book might you compare The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to and why?

    In the vain of Monty Python.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Old Man and the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Donald Sutherland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1388)
    Performance
    (794)
    Story
    (795)

    The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

    Dave says: "Truly a Classic"
    "Still a fish tale"
    Overall

    Being forced to read this in school I thought I would give it another try as an adult. I can appreciate it, but I didn't like it. The imagery is great, the symbolism to Christ's trials is evident throughout the book and Donald Sutherland doesn't break a sweat in regards to his narration -very quite, steady and well, boring. The voice is a good fit to the monotonous story. All in all it's still a fish tale

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Tale of Two Cities [Naxos]

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    "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"
    "This is the one!"
    Overall

    OK there is about 20 different variations and readers of this book but this is the one! The narrator, Anton Lester, is an artist with his pretrial of characters. Good timing, vocalization overall an excellent recording. Oh yes, that story is stellar by all accounts.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Call of the Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jack London
    • Narrated By Bill Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Buck is living the good life in the soft South, when he is snatched and transported to the savagery of the Northland. There, the Klondike gold rush has brought out rough basic instincts of survival in men - and dogs. He adjusts to the gruelling regime of a sled dog, which almost kills him, but he survives to find a new and fulfilling way of life. The Call of the Wild is not only a classic tale, but also an enduring masterpiece of the inescapable laws of nature. Now in unabridged form in a new reading by William Roberts

    alison says: "Wow"
    "Wow"
    Overall

    Such violence; I was remembering that I read this story as a youth and thought it was no big deal, but now, wow...
    Props for a classic story that speaks to not only man's harsh actions but animals as well. Lost of violence and cruelty that is presented as a part of real life. The story is actually bland being a gold rush and sled dog story going here and there, but the interactions and relationships between the characters is what rips at your core and makes it a great listen. Good audio quality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Alexandra Horowitz
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (130)

    With more than 52 million pet dogs in America today, it's clear we are a nation of unabashed dog lovers. Yet the relationship between dogs and humans remains a fascinating mystery, as no one really knows what goes on in the canine mind. Now, in Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz fuses her perspectives as both scientist and dog owner to deliver a fresh look at the world of dogs - as seen from the animal's point of view.

    Chris says: "Not so bad"
    "informative but dull"
    Overall

    I was drawn to this book by the cover art and that I have three labs at home. The book seems like the dissertation of a PhD candidate, with the "author's note" thrown in for the regular folk. When the author is being real its great, when she is being high falutent explaining her research it drags like a textbook.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David A. Kessler
    • Narrated By Blair Hardman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (510)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (158)

    The End of Overeatinguncovers the shocking facts about how we lost control over our eating habits - and how we can get it back. Dr. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a nation of overeaters - from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast-food franchises.

    Deidre says: "The best 'NON-DIET" diet book out there..."
    "gee thanks now put that tweekie down!"
    Overall

    So great intellectual information and rational behind the book but it really doesn’t given you guidance on how not to overeat, just tells us why we do over eat.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    In The Murder of Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king. They comb through the evidence--X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues--and scavenge for overlooked data to piece together the details of his life and death. The result is a true crime tale of intrigue, betrayal, and usurpation that presents a compelling case that King Tut's death was anything but natural.

    Kelly says: "Painful to listen to!"
    "I was wanting more."
    Overall

    Such a cool idea to write about King Tut, but it just didn't run as deep as I would have liked it too. The three time periods were OK, could have use just two Howard Carter's and Tut's timeline. Overall worth a credit --better yet, worth a CD burn and passing it to your friends!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam Bede

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    George Eliot's first full-length novel is the moving, realistic portrait of three people troubled by unwise love. Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, who delights only in her baubles - and the delusion that the careless Captain Donnithorne may ask for her hand.

    Angela says: "Smooth and Enjoyable Listening"
    "Really good!"
    Overall

    So this is a chick book back in the day when chicks were not allow to write and so had to use male pen names. For the time and place in history this was written it is a very good story with excellent character development and plot line.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin, Matt Walters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6543)
    Performance
    (2966)
    Story
    (3018)

    To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare, woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point.

    Angie says: "I couldn't wait for the audio book"
    "and it's done!"
    Overall

    It's like ripping off the band aid slowly. I'm going to read some classics now. Please not more, writing is bland and basic. Story line is fantastic and un-climatic at the same time. That’s hard to do, but by all means read on and see for yourself.

    2 of 9 people found this review helpful

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