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Young Lion

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  • 1984 (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (54 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By David Niven, The NBC University Theater
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (104)

    War Is Peace! Freedom Is Slavery! Ignorance Is Strength! Big Brother is watching and listening. Yep, we’re talking propaganda, the fabrication of “truth”, the outlawing of dissent, the distortion of reality, endless war… and of course, thought crime. No we’re not talking about the goings on on 2011, were talking about the 1949 NBC University Theater’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984.

    Stephanie says: "Worth the buy, but get the unabridged book."
    "Noisy background"
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    I did not enjoy this at all. It was so "noisy" that I turned it off almost immediately.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2565)
    Performance
    (1270)
    Story
    (1279)

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    Jeanne says: "A Wonderful Listen!"
    "Absolutely splendid, darling!"
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    As a Southerner, I was totally in love with this book! This is a wonderful story of a young (northern born) young girl whose mother dies, and ends up in Savannah, Georgia being raised by her Great Aunt, who is a lovely woman. The other characters in the story, coming in and out of the lives of CeeCee and her Aunt, range from completely hilarious to downright emotional. It's a story that you will want to listen to again again....I certainly plan to, and soon! I have recommended it to everyone I know!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14606)
    Performance
    (9007)
    Story
    (8878)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Couldn't bear the accent of the narrator"
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    I tried for several hours to listen to this tale, but the narrator's accent was just unbearable to me. I should have listened to a sample, but decided to buy it based on the great reviews given by so many. Listen to a sample first!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2687)
    Performance
    (1252)
    Story
    (1263)

    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
    "Did not live up to my expectations"
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    I thought this was a shallow story and the performance was not very good, either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Wendell Potter
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    In June 2009, Wendell Potter made national headlines with his scorching testimony before the Senate panel on health care reform. This former senior vice president of CIGNA explained how health insurers make promises they have no intention of keeping, how they flout regulations designed to protect consumers, and how they skew political debate with multibillion-dollar public relations campaigns designed to spread disinformation.

    Toombs says: "This book is eye opening"
    "Sad truth about the health insurance industry"
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    Wendell Potter weaves an amazing tale about his journey from Tennessee to the ivory towers of Insurance company giants and back. I wish this was a novel, but it isn't. It's a sad state of the affairs in this business, and I applaud the author for his bravery in exposing their tricks, both in politics and in business. What's really sad is that we all pay the insurance companies well for the terrible things they do to us and to our fellow citizens. Reading this book will provide you with a full understanding that the law that we now have on health care is pretty much what the industry wanted all along - - to make everyone buy their products and to pay their outrageous price for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rachel Maddow
    • Narrated By Rachel Maddow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1404)
    Performance
    (1279)
    Story
    (1271)

    Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power - and who gets to make those decisions.

    Dolf says: "Half the National Debt?"
    "Highly informative book on US Military & Politics"
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    Rachel did a great job researching and writing this informative book on how politics has negatively influenced our military, and how it seems to be getting worse all the time. It's become a shell game of contractors taking the jobs of soldiers, and the citizens don't know the half it. Rachel's reading of the book is very enthusiastic and professionally done.

    I highly recommend this book to any American, no matter what your political alignment might be. You will finish the last chapter with a clearer understanding of why nowadays we are always in a war somewhere, why the military budget is bursting at the seams, and why no one in Washington ever talks seriously about reducing military spending. I am more convinced than ever before that almost no politician is untouched by this shame. It's all about the money and politics in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5455)
    Performance
    (3414)
    Story
    (3420)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    Lora says: "Enzo (because he's so wize) for president."
    "My first Audible Book - - fabulous!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES! YES! YES! My brother recommended it to me, and I can't wait to thank him.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The voice of Enzo and his personality - how it shined throughout the book. The story was not sappy or predictable, which is also a blessing, unlike many books with animals as the main character or storyteller.


    What does Christopher Evan Welch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voice of Enzo was so engaging; it seems like just what he should sound like, and if a dog like Enzo could talk, how he would say things. Simply adorable.


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

    I don't have that much time to string together. I listened to it during my commute to work, and I actually found myself looking forward to driving to work and driving home! The 2nd book I bought has not done that for me, unfortunately. Who knows, maybe it will improve, but this book had me hooked from the first sentence.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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