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  • Narrows Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jim Fusilli
    • Narrated By Joe Pantoliano, Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (93)

    A powerful epic novel in the spirit of The Godfather and On the Waterfront, Narrows Gate follows the lives of three men as they clash with the dangerous and seductive environment of a Mob-riddled New Jersey waterfront town before, during, and after World War II.

    James says: "Great fun!"
    "Outstanding narration - better than the story"
    Overall

    I think anything this team reads will be captivating! The story itself was just okay. At times it moved so quickly through characters that it was a bit hard to keep up with. Mob crime, gratuitous violence, Hollywood and WWII. It moves through a lot of worlds at a very brisk pace.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • John Adams

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2073)
    Performance
    (997)
    Story
    (1011)

    McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

    Davis says: "An outstanding biography"
    "Masterful, full of imagery and depth"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about John Adams?

    There is a reason McCullough is described as a “master of the art of narrative history". Through his story telling and use of the letters written between John and Abigail Adams, I came to love these characters. It was a very exciting time in American history and one that comes to life through McCullough's penmanship and the outstanding narration by Nelson Runger.


    Which character – as performed by Nelson Runger – was your favorite?

    John and Abigail Adams - what profoundly good and thoughtful people they were. On the other hand I now have very different feelings for Jefferson because of the insights into his character and documented letters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed and cried as these characters took on a life that I felt I was a part of.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life After Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Damien Echols
    • Narrated By Damien Echols
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (302)

    The definitive memoir by Damien Echols of the "West Memphis Three", who was falsely convicted of committing three murders. Hear this unforgettable account of his 18 years on death row.

    Courtney says: "A compelling story-worthwhile listen."
    "A remarkable story of true courage"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you love best about Life After Death?

    Damien Nichols is an eloquent writer, his story telling is poetic. He shares the intimate details of a life so full of tragedy it becomes even more remarkable that he not only survives but through it all transforms into an introspective, thoughtful and spiritual human being,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Life After Death?

    Leaning about the inhuman confinement practices of the US prison system and the long term impact on the inmates.


    Any additional comments?

    A transformative story about the human spirits ability to thrive and evolve in spite of a broken and corrupt judicial system that systematically destroys the prisoner through its inhuman practices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4881)
    Performance
    (4248)
    Story
    (4261)

    At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

    FanB14 says: "Glad I Took the Trip"
    "Best listen ever!!"
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    What does Bernadette Dunne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The story of the hike on the PCT was enjoyable, not a page turner, but interesting and entertaining. What was outstanding and motivated me to keep at the story was the narrator. Bernadette Dunne could read nursery rhymes and I would look forward to listening. She made the story even better than it is. Bernadette's interpretation of the story and it's characters and her skill as a narrator brought the story to life. She is a natural story teller - thank you Bernadette!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Year of the Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Katie MacNichol, Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1288)
    Performance
    (803)
    Story
    (806)

    The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life - has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life.

    Melinda says: "thought-provoking, engaging dystopic fiction"
    "Lonely, bleak, vague - I missed the point"
    Overall

    Not an easy listen for me. This futuristic tale that unravels very slowly through the dialogue of a couple main characters is hard to follow. It jumps from present to past and there are only a couple characters you get to know as they try to survive in the post-apocolytic world. It's basic survival in a world gone biologically wrong - but alas the Gardeners are prevailing (or granola's as they are called today). Bleak, lonely, desolate - no real character development and the only love expressed is by the woman, the men are all loveless. Adam One's sermonizing and following hymns become pedantic, what was the point? Where would she have us go from there?? It seemed very incomplete, underdeveloped. Not her best work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27920)
    Performance
    (14497)
    Story
    (14551)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Best listen of the summer!"
    Overall

    Exquisitely narrated with rich characters and truths many of us have lived through. I was transported into the story so completely that at times I felt I was actually eavesdropping on the characters – this is a wonderful listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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