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Ellen

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • 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
    (27629)
    Performance
    (14218)
    Story
    (14272)

    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!"
    "Rich, intimate and sobering"
    Overall

    This is a tale well-told, both by the author and the narrators. I was a child in the 60s and knew these events were real. This book presents the difference between hearing the news and living the news. Yes, real people were treated this way. Are we doing it again with tent cities and rising rates of hunger during this economic storm?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agent to the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3621)
    Performance
    (3136)
    Story
    (3139)

    The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

    C. Paget says: "excellent"
    "Couldn't stop listening."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    The kind of book that makes you late, just too hard to turn it off. The Heinlein of our time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Overseas

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Beatriz Williams
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (291)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (253)

    When twenty-something Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of the legendary Julian Laurence at a business meeting, no one’s more surprised than she is. Julian’s relentless energy and his extraordinary intellect electrify her, but she’s baffled by his sudden interest. Why would this handsome British billionaire—Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor—pursue a pretty but bookish young banker who hasn’t had a boyfriend since college?

    Cassie says: "I WANT ONE!!!"
    "Definately not Outlander"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Listen if you want romance. Do not listen if you want historical fiction, sci fi, or insights into modern Wall Street. Other than a couple of sentences stuffed with financial buzz words, this writer demonstrates no knowledge of the workings of Wall Street. It seems that she picked it as a backdrop because Wall Street has been in the news over the past few years. She could grab on to some stereotypical characters but it lacks the support of knowing the subject matter. It is 100% romance. I try to avoid Chick Lit at any cost unless it delivers the well-constructed grounding in history and Sci Fi that Diana Gabaldon has mastered.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet.

    Miranda says: "Not her best work"
    "Worth continuing"
    Overall

    I almost gave up on this book for the same reasons as the others who gave it low ratings. Tired of the boring old lady dialogue, I fast forwarded 3 minutes and then went "what?" I backed up and realized the back story was over. It was interesting from that point on. Still a feel good book but that's what I was in the mood to hear. It is not instant gratification. It's a slow and fulfilling story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Doomsday Book

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2211)
    Performance
    (1512)
    Story
    (1534)

    For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

    Sara says: "A Haunting First Book in the Series"
    "Good if you want to be depressed"
    Overall

    I had read Connie Willis' book, To Say Nothing of the Dog. It was lighthearted, historically interesting, fun. This was dark, dismal, historically interesting and so depressing. A good read if you don't mind death, pestulence, putrification. I couldn't wait for it to end.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Riders of the Purple Sage

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Zane Grey
    • Narrated By Donald Buka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    It's 1871 in the contented Mormon town of Cottonwoods, Utah, and Elder Tull wants to marry wealthy rancher Jane Withersteen so desperately that he's willing to use the water supply - the precious lifeblood of the land - to force her hand. But that was before a mysterious, lone gunman called Lassiter showed up...

    Ellen says: "The Father of the Genre"
    "The Father of the Genre"
    Overall

    If Zane Grey's books sound like cliche cowboy stories, it's because he invented the genre. His writing conveys an authentic voice of the times about which he wrote. If you don't Westerns, you probably won't like it. If you like that period in history, this is as good as it gets. This particular recording is lower quality. However, the narrator is a delightful story teller. I recommend the book and this particular production.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Paradise War: Song of Albion, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated By Stuart Langston
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (139)

    In an ancient cairn in the wilds of Scotland, Oxford student Simon Rawnson vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Where has he gone? Unsettling signs, a mysterious Green Man, and a Celtic circle chalked on the sidewalk point his roommate, Lewis Gillies, to an impossible answer...and an incredible destiny on the other side of a doorway between worlds.

    Alcairha says: "Can;t recommend this highly enough"
    "Where is Book II, The Silver Hand"
    Overall

    Great book but where's the sequel? I've written to Blackstone and to Audible but can't seem to get a response. Is anyone else interested in hearing Book II, The Silver Hand before Book III, The Endless Knot? Nothing worse than loving a book and not being able to get the sequel.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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