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  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3798)
    Performance
    (3382)
    Story
    (3396)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Interesting"
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    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    This book is a documentary with interesting facts. Don't buy it if you are looking for a novel. Nice short history of Lincoln's assassination.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bill O'Reilly?

    I guess the annoying aspect for me was the narration. I felt like O'Reilly constantly slurred words together. Very distracting.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, as long as it didn't star Bill O'Reilly! :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10671)
    Performance
    (9804)
    Story
    (9852)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Use your credit NOW!"
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    What does Kate Rudd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Kate Rudd did an amazing job! She was Hazel Grace!


    Any additional comments?

    Wow...one of those books that stays with you, and stays with you! Very moving and funny! Wish I'd been that smart when I was a teenager!!! I really didn't want to cry, and yet I just couldn't get enough of the characters. I think John Green captured the emotions of them all! Excellent read! Thank you, John and your cast of wonderful people!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Someone Knows My Name

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lawrence Hill
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (220)

    Aminata Diallo is the beguiling heroine of Lawrence Hill's Someone Knows My Name. In it, Hill exquisitely imagines the tale of an 18th-century woman's life, spanning six decades and three continents. The fascinating story that Hill tells is a work of the soul and the imagination. Aminata is a character who will stir listeners, from her kidnapping from Africa through her journeys back and forth across the ocean.

    Ariela says: "Rich in history and moral messages"
    "Good read!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Someone Knows My Name the most enjoyable?

    I really like learning some part of slavery history that I had no idea about! Very sad for most of the book, but of course, it's slavery!!! Nothing good about that institution!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4012)
    Performance
    (3425)
    Story
    (3420)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Shauna says: "Defending Jacob"
    "Loved it!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Great read and great performance! You won't be sorry you used your credit!!! Really would like to know where the characters are now!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Benioff
    • Narrated By Ron Perlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1455)
    Performance
    (722)
    Story
    (718)

    A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won't talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. Lev Beniov considers himself "built for deprivation." He's small, smart, and insecure, a Jewish virgin too young for the army, who spends his nights working as a volunteer firefighter with friends from his building.

    Paul says: "Stunning Tale. Great Narration."
    "Awesome!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Loved the character development. Never have listened to this aspect of WWll, so also loved the history. Tragic though it was! Highly recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5512)
    Performance
    (3705)
    Story
    (3710)

    Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

    Charles says: "Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one"
    "More please!"
    Overall

    OK...if you've read this one, you've read them all...don't even need to say how much I love these books! But hurry up with the next one...just have to know what happens to Roger and Jem!!! LOVE these books! I am so sad that I have to wait!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drums of Autumn

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6849)
    Performance
    (4489)
    Story
    (4483)

    Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

    Frances M says: "You listened, Audible!"
    "Take me to rehab!"
    Overall

    I'm so absolutely hooked on this series!!! I need rehab! And to think that the next two are not available on audible!!! A crime! Drums of Autumn ranks as my favorite next to the first one. I enjoyed the love story of Brianna and Roger and the reactions of Jamie and Claire in dealing with them. At times I wanted to scream to help Roger!!!! Just so well done! And, once again, Diana Gabaldon was superb. I've already started reading Fiery Cross (because rehab is full) and can hear her narration in my head because she made the characters come so alive for me! If you are reading this review, you are already hooked because you've read all the others. Get ready for a great ride...this one rocks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Voyager

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7804)
    Performance
    (5000)
    Story
    (4968)

    Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

    Kathy says: "Hurry up! I want them all!"
    "I need to check into rehab!"
    Overall

    OK, I'm addicted...I need rehab! I can't get enough of these books! I listen every minute I have. My gym time just seems to fly by! I told my husband I'm in love with Jamie...good thing he's fine with my being infatuated with fictional characters! My only slight criticism, and really slight... is that at this point I really do know that Jamie's hair is red...and I am now counting the number of times the adjective 'wry' is used. Ha-ha :) Davina Porter is the most amazing voice of all the characters! Thank you Diana and Davina! btw...audible..get the next book on audio...PLEASE!

    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
    (15821)
    Performance
    (10135)
    Story
    (10017)

    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"
    "Hooked"
    Overall

    Absolutely loved this book! My friend told me it just went on and on, but I didn't feel that way at all!!!! One of those books you don't want to stop listening to! In fact, I finished Part 1 of "Shantaram" thinking I needed a break from Jamie and Claire, but I can't take it. I've downloaded "Dragonfly in Amber" and am off to see what happened to the two lovers! Can't wait! Maybe I have a secret crush on Jamie! After 30 wonderful years of marriage...I can have a little literary fling!!!! :)

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Barbara Demick
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (1592)
    Performance
    (1003)
    Story
    (1008)

    Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years - a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung and the unchallenged rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Taking us into a landscape never before seen, Demick brings to life what it means to be an average Korean citizen, living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.

    Gohar says: "The man who wants to be GOD"
    "Excellent book"
    Overall

    Really enjoyed learning what goes on in NK...wow, eye opening! Every time I read books like this, I am so thankful to be an American, and a woman in America. My heart goes out to the citizens of NK. My only downside is that I would have liked it to be more of a novel, and I felt the author jumbled characters and I was sometimes confused as to the timeline. But definitely worth the listen!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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