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Jackie

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2008

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  • The Sea Wolf

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jack London
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    He is a man capable of abandoning two sailors in an open boat, yet he is an avid and thoughtful reader of the moral philosophers. He is Wolf Larsen, captain of the seal-hunting Ghost and the unforgettable protagonist of one of the world's great sea novels. Tormented by his own convictions, Larsen is an enigma both fascinating and repellent to his reluctant crewman, Humphrey Van Weyden. Throughout their long and perilous voyage together, the captain's ruthless belief in the survival of the fittest is pitted against Van Weyden's "civilization".

    Stephen says: "Excellent rite of passage"
    "Love Jack London!"
    Overall

    A bit of a slow start but once "into it" i didn't want to turn it off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone with the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Margaret Mitchell
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3120)
    Performance
    (2079)
    Story
    (2114)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

    dallas says: "not to miss audible experience"
    "If you loved the movie you will love this also!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Gone with the Wind?

    I loved the story completely. The book gave far more details than the movie and i have loved the movie for years. Although i knew what was going to happen and how it was going to end i found myself wishing for a different out come or a sequel! The characters are what i loved the best about this book, the characters are well developed and i found myself thinking about them long after i finished the book.


    Which character – as performed by Linda Stephens – was your favorite?

    i really enjoyed Rhett Butler, what a guy! I loved his complexity and honesty far beyond his time. What a character, he still seems so real!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Scarlet Letter

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    A stark and allegorical tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, The Scarlet Letter is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne's exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal passion and external convention, gives us the unforgettable Hester Prynne, who discovers strength in the face of ostracism and emerges as a heroine ahead of her time. As Kathryn Harrison points out in her Introduction, Hester is "the herald of the modern American heroine...."

    Jimmy says: "Disappointed"
    "Narrator was great! Story not so much..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Nathaniel Hawthorne and/or Donada Peters?

    I would love to listen to more narrations by Donalda Peters and have enjoyed a few of her other works. Not sure about Nathaniel...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending


    Was The Scarlet Letter worth the listening time?

    yes, it's a classic and worth reading/listening,i did not enjoy the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wuthering Heights

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Emily Brontë
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (21)

    The only novel written by Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights was originally published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and at first was thought to be the work of Emily's sister, Charlotte, the author of the classic, Jane Eyre. Wuthering Heights tells the tale of Heathcliff, a young orphaned gypsy boy, who is brought to the windswept moors of Yorkshire by Mr. Earnshaw, the master of Wuthering Heights.

    Alicia says: "Beautiful Narration of this Classic"
    "i had forgotten how great this story is"
    Overall

    if you had to read this is high school (or not) and enjoyed it, you will enjoy listing to the narrator bring it life. I remembered that i loved the story but it had been so long that i had forgotten major details. i now know why and that, i really love this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Plains of Passage

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Rowena Cooper
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Accompanied by the half-tame Wolf, the superb stallion Racer, and the mare Whinney, Ayla the orphan and Jondalar the traveller brave both savage enemies and the elemental dangers of weather and terrain in their search for the place that will become home.

    Susan says: "DONT BUY"
    "ok not great"
    Overall

    I have enjoyed the previous books in this series far more than this one - and yes, there are sections of the book missing although it is sold as UNABRIDGED!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alex Haley
    • Narrated By Avery Brooks
    Overall
    (2113)
    Performance
    (1222)
    Story
    (1241)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

    Kevin says: "Powerful"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    Avery Brooks made this book come to life with his performance. I enjoyed it from start to finish.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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