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  • The Reader

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Bernhard Schlink
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (540)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (159)

    When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

    Ella says: "Dysfunctional"
    "Emotional"
    Overall
    Performance
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    If you could sum up The Reader in three words, what would they be?

    Moves your heart


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. I didn't know what to expect of the characters at the beginning of each chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book AFTER I had listened to Night by Elie Wiesel and would recommend both to everyone!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13603)
    Performance
    (11077)
    Story
    (11707)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "Goodness Gracias!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES! To heat up their sex life!


    What does Becca Battoe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Feeling and emotion...she makes it much more real.


    Any additional comments?

    Erotica that is tasteful...if those can go together.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2788)
    Performance
    (705)
    Story
    (707)

    Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

    Ella says: "Just OK"
    "Kept me entertained!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle the most enjoyable?

    My mind was always working, thinking, and being entertained.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle?

    Finding out the "killer" and how it happened.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Elie Wiesel
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2005)
    Performance
    (805)
    Story
    (814)

    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

    Ella says: "This book consumed me"
    "Not for the faint of heart!"
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    Would you listen to Night again? Why?

    Absolutely! I love history from the 1st person's point of view.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The fruit being brought to Elie...


    Any additional comments?

    Sad and hard to listen to at times.

    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
    (26051)
    Performance
    (12704)
    Story
    (12745)

    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!"
    "Great original read"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up The Help in three words, what would they be?

    Makes you think!


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely loved the point of views that the listener is subjected to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9968)
    Performance
    (5289)
    Story
    (5310)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Thought Provoking~"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Where does Life of Pi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very Best!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The originality of it, of course.


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

    I laughed, I cried, my imagination was fully entertained!


    Any additional comments?

    I never look at a tiger again without wanting to call it "Richard Parker"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32567)
    Performance
    (23893)
    Story
    (24217)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Original and Entertaining!"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hunger Games?

    TOO MANY TO LIST! But I love that there was so much determination in Katniss.


    Which character – as performed by Carolyn McCormick – was your favorite?

    Katniss - of course...


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

    On the edge of my seat the whole time


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3706)
    Performance
    (3357)
    Story
    (3365)

    "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

    CAROLYN says: "TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION"
    "Chicken or the Egg"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about Bared to You? What did you like least?

    I like the story but it was all too familiar.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The mysteriousness of Gideon was original.


    Was Bared to You worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I am not sure what came first....50 Shades or this...doesn't matter...they are the same.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Sidney Poitier
    • Narrated By Sidney Poitier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (113)

    In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure: as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.

    A User says: "bravo!!!"
    "What's not to love!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Measure of a Man to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The well articulated history of the story.


    What does Sidney Poitier bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    EMOTION! His voice is perfect for reading anyway...in my opinion.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Dahlia: In the Garden, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Susie Breck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (926)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (653)

    Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee - and into her new life at Harper House and In the Garden nursery. She isn't intimidated by the house - nor its mistress, local legend Roz Harper.

    bluebelle says: "Wonderful!"
    "Original Story"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Blue Dahlia to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked that it was an original story but was a bit disappointed that the end was a bit cheesy for my likes. GREAT love story though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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