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Jennifer

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  • 142 titles in library
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  • The Return of the King: Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2154)
    Performance
    (1934)
    Story
    (1972)

    The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

    Natalie says: "Finally!"
    "Worth listening to"
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    What did you love best about The Return of the King?

    The book is long but worth listening to. There are so many aspects of the book that it is hard to say what I lvoe the best. This is a classic that can be listened to over and over and loved each time.


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

    I cannot read the book but to listen to Rob read it helps me to hear the characters and story so clearly. He did a great job reading and expressing the emotions and meanings.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Down Home Murder: Laura Fleming, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Toni L. P. Kelner
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (180)

    When a tragic family accident brings Laura Fleming back home to Byerly, North Carolina, the sleuth discovers that her beloved grampaw's fatal fall from a ladder in the old mill was not an accident.

    U. Gruber says: "Surprisingly offensive"
    "ok listen"
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    I did enjoy the book, it was ok to listen to. The thing that I noticed though is that the editing had mistakes-often phrases repeated or areas with a noticeable cut in it-making me wonder if I missed some information.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Cate Lineberry
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    When 26 Army nurses and medics - part of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron - boarded a cargo plane for transport in November 1943, they never anticipated the crash landing in Nazi-occupied Albania that would lead to their months-long struggle for survival.

    bkgrn says: "Well-told story of a WWII rescue"
    "interesting history"
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    This information was very interesting. The author chronicled it very well in his book, sharing the experiences with interest. A very good book to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Defense of Food

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1264)
    Performance
    (502)
    Story
    (509)

    "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. Humans used to know how to eat well, Pollan argues. But the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused, complicated, and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists-all of whom have much to gain from our dietary confusion.

    Kimberly says: "Good book, but read The Omnivore's Dilemma first"
    "A MUST READ (LISTEN TO)"
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    Michael Pollan has some very good information in this book, and Scott Brick portrays it very well in the reading. Michael backs up his information with studies (but then who doesn't) but it makes you look at the food you are eating in a different light. I highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (3789)
    Performance
    (3206)
    Story
    (3194)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Joy, Joy, Joy!"
    "fun"
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    I enjoyed this book, it was fun to listen to. The reader portrayed the story very well, I had a hard time stopping the story when I needed to do other things.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog Named Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Greg Kincaid
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (377)
    Story
    (378)

    Todd, the youngest of four children, has a developmental disability that keeps him at home on the farm with his mother and father. One special holiday season, Todd hears an ad on the radio from a shelter looking for temporary homes for their dogs during the holiday week. When Todd's parents at last give in to his pleas for this charitable cause, the family is faced with an entire shelter full of dogs needing homes.

    Gary L. Parks says: "If you love dogs, Christmas and Wisdom..."
    "enjoyable"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to everyone. It is a heart touching and fun book to listen to. The reader is very good at portraying the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1732)
    Performance
    (1608)
    Story
    (1602)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    JT says: "Anne Hathaway Shines Throughout This Audio Edition"
    "Good story"
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    What did you like best about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? What did you like least?

    Enjoyed hearing the story, much different than the movie that I grew up with it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I would have liked a different performer, I have heard much better performances and was disappointed with this one.


    Was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz worth the listening time?

    It is worth listenening to learn the whole story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jen Hatmaker
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    Do you feel trapped in the machine of excess? Jen Hatmaker was. Her friends were. And some might say that our culture is. Jen once considered herself unmotivated by the lure of prosperity, but upon being called "rich" by an undeniably poor child, evidence to the contrary mounted, and a social experiment turned spiritual journey was born. 7 is the true story of how Jen took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.

    Taylor says: "Awesome Book!!"
    "Fun"
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    What did you love best about 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess?

    It was an enjoyable "blog" book that brings up some very interesting points in our lives. I have relooked at my life, my possessions, and how I waste much and trying to figure out how to change that.


    Have you listened to any of Rebecca Gallagher’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not heard this reader before but I felt she was excellent-made it very enjoyable


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this to all to listen to, to consider and share.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Two Towers: Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2395)
    Performance
    (2161)
    Story
    (2207)

    The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

    Anna says: "Thank you, Audible! Tolkien at long last!"
    "great series"
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    Would you listen to The Two Towers again? Why?

    The reader does a great job with this book, bringing out the characters. I love it and would listen again just to learn more of the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3643)
    Performance
    (3274)
    Story
    (3333)

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    Ellen says: "At last - The Definitive Recording!"
    "need to hear"
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    Would you listen to The Fellowship of the Ring again? Why?

    Yes, I love this story but it is one that I just cannot read but can listen to. My mother read it to my as a child and now I am relistening to the set. There is so much to it that to hear it again and again brings new light to the book.


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

    Very long but but makes my drive back and forth to work enjoyable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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