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  • The King of Torts

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1157)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (218)

    As Clay Carter digs into the background of his client, a young man charged with a random street killing, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life - that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts...

    Lisa says: "The King of Torts"
    "Couldn't Disagree More....."
    Overall

    I couldn't disagree more with some other customer reviewers. I finished The King of Torts tonight on my commute home and thought it was a very satisfying ending to an exciting book. The character development was excellent--the topic fascinating. I cheered on Clay's successes and worried through the failures. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the book. Congratulations John Grisham on another winner!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Poppins: The Mary Poppins Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By P. L. Travers
    • Narrated By Sophie Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (92)

    Here is the timeless story of Mary Poppins, the world's favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family. Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. It all starts when their new nanny is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house, carrying a parrot-headed umbrella and a magic carpetbag. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins.

    Adrienne says: "Why Did I Wait So Long?"
    "Delightful! - Excellent Narration"
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    I was so curious about this book after watching Walt Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" and of course "Mary Poppins!" The other reviews made me even more curious. First of all, I have to say that the narration by Sophie Thompson is out of this world. She flows from voice to voice so easily and perfectly that you would never realize it was one person.Excellent job -- in fact "practically perfect in every way!" It is true that Mary Poppins is cross and mean at times, but the fun and caring for the children still comes through. I'm not sure I'll go forward with the rest of the series, but this one was delightful. Can't wait to listen with my husband on our next road trip. Oh, and if you are the movie fan, you won't be disappointed as this book does include at least 3 of the familiar stories from the movie. No spoilers though.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2974)
    Performance
    (2612)
    Story
    (2638)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "Gave over my 10% - Sorry"
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    I purchased this book mainly because of J.K. Rowling. I'd love to listen to the HP books, but since they aren't on Audible, thought I'd listen to "The Casual Vacancy" Stephen King says to spend 10% on any book before passing judgement, so I've listened to 194 min, well over the 10% of 107 min so am giving up and removing it from my iPhone. Too many characters and I'm just not interested in what happens. I have many more books waiting to be listened to to finish off another 14+hours.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Harper Lee
    • Narrated By Sissy Spacek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1273)
    Performance
    (1180)
    Story
    (1190)

    Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

    Alan says: "Stunning"
    "Wonderful!"
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    I asked for this title in Audible ages ago, and was delighted to get the email that it was available. I never read the novel in paper form, but having watched the movie, I knew it would be best to hear the whole story. Sissy Spacek was an excellent narrator, and her narration of Harper Lee's words just engulfs you and brings you right into the town and characters. I asked my husband half way through to watch the movie, so when finishing the last 4 hours had every character in my mind. I recommend this highly to anyone that has never read the book or read it years ago, and wants to hear it again. Excellent!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aunt Dimity's Death

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Nancy Atherton
    • Narrated By Teri Clark Linden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's about to inherit a sizable estate - if she can discover the secret hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity's English country cottage. What begins as a fairy tale becomes a mystery - and a ghost story - in an improbably cozy setting, as Aunt Dimity's indominable spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest to discover how, in this life, true love can conquer all.

    Amazon Customer says: "great book, lousy reader"
    "Love Love Love Aunt Dimity and all the characters!"
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    If you could sum up Aunt Dimity's Death in three words, what would they be?

    Endearing, sweet and quirky!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story of Lori Shepherd, her mother's friendship with Dimity Westwood and Bill and the Harris' is just unforgettable. I can't wait to catch up with all the stories.


    Have you listened to any of Teri Clark Linden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I really like her narration.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No special moment other than every minute!


    Any additional comments?

    I've been a fan of Nancy Atherton's Aunt Demity books for years and had been introduced to the series via the 1st two books which I got from the library. I just found an email I had written her in 2010 pleading for Audible books. She replied that "apparently, they didn't sell well enough to inspire Recorded Books to make more recordings." I also implored Audible to record them and YEA -- they have. Thank you, Thank you!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Birds of a Feather: Maisie Dobbs Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated By Kim Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (805)
    Performance
    (499)
    Story
    (499)

    Maisie Dobbs is back, and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate's daughter who has fled from home. What seems a simple case at first becomes complicated when Maisie learns of the recent violent deaths of three of the heiress's old friends. Is there a connection between her mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would kill such charming young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers to all her questions lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.

    Linda P-C says: "Yikes! This is a problem."
    "Love this Maisie Dobbs Mystery series"
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    I just love this mystery series and can't wait to download the next book. I think Miss Hick's narration was wonderful and don't understand the other reviewers issues, unless there was a technical issue early on. Her voices and dialects is just spot-on for everyone. The story line is excellent and is suspenseful. I was definitely caught off-guard by "who dunnit" -- total surprise for me anyway.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Real: Yada Yada Prayer Group

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Neta Jackson
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    After everything the Yada Yadas had been through in the past eight months, I told God I could sure use a little "dull and boring" in the new year! But that was before Leslie "Stu" Stuart moved upstairs. Ms. Perfect herself and me--Jodi Baxter--living in the same two-flat? A recipe for collision. Then Delores Enriquez's son Jose wanted to throw my Amanda a quinceanera - a coming out party, Mexican-style - and they're only 15!

    Carla says: "OK. Now my husband is also hooked on this series!"
    "Warms my heart"
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    I discovered this Yada Yada series about a year ago and started at the beginning with book 1 then book 2. Just finished this third book, and while I thought nothing would top the others, this did. I'm almost afraid to start the next one as this was just so rich and REAL! First of all the narrator is wonderful. If you know the story of the prayer group's beginnings, the Yada Yada sisters really become full Christian sisters in this edition. They've had many challenges since they were thrown together at a women's conference including several tragedies that could have pushed them apart permanently. But they prayed, and prayed and really...I know its a fictional book...I found myself praying for them and with them. If you haven't been introduced to the Yada Yada's, start at book 1 and then continue on. You won't be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Condoleezza Rice
    • Narrated By Condoleezza Rice
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    This is the story of Condoleezza Rice that has never been told, not that of an ultra-accomplished world leader, but of a little girl - and a young woman - trying to find her place in a sometimes hostile world, and of two exceptional parents, and an extended family and community, that made all the difference.

    Balakrishna says: "March without a march"
    "Enjoyed this book immensely!"
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    Where does Extraordinary, Ordinary People rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to many biographies and this one definitely ranks very high. I loved the way Condoleezza wove the story of her parents, grandparents and her own growing up and career seamlessly together....good, good writing and very interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Why Condoleezza Rice, who else?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to choose, but I think when the Stanford students were having a sit-in to object to a policy that Provost Rice had implemented...Condoleezza's response was priceless. You'll have to listen to find out. :-)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both laugh and cry...just a very enjoyable book especially because she reads it herself.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to see if her latest book is on Audible. I sure hope so.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scarecrow

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2606)
    Performance
    (978)
    Story
    (976)

    Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

    P. Giorgio says: "Depth & Breadth"
    "Excellent Thriller A++++"
    Overall

    I hated for this one to end although I wanted to see the bad guy to get what he deserved. Before I listened I read some reviews and one said that the action stopped half way through the book. I kept waiting, but never figured out where that reader thought it stopped. Anyhow, I loved this story and think Michael Connelly writes the best thrillers...this one was just perfect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Unbidden Truth: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (53)

    When Louise Braniff hands Barbara Holloway a large retainer and asks for complete anonymity, the Oregon attorney is both intrigued and suspicious. The woman, a respected music professor, is a member of a group that sponsors worthy causes involving women. And they want Barbara to defend Carol Fredricks, a gifted young pianist who stands accused of murdering the manager of a piano bar.

    Deena says: "Great Mystery! Recommend Highly!!!"
    "Great Mystery! Recommend Highly!!!"
    Overall

    First, note that there is nothing wrong with the audio and those complaining should instead check their listening device or download a new copy. Just finished this book, my 2nd Barbara Holloway mystery and I was on pins and needles until the end. Great writing, enjoyable and believable characters. I plan to download all of the novels eventually. Set in Eugene, Oregon is also a plus as my husband is a UO grad. While I don't know the city and eateries, I'm sure he will when he listens. Keep writing these Ms. Wilhelm! Good job!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (27514)
    Performance
    (14115)
    Story
    (14164)

    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!"
    "Fabulous Listen!"
    Overall

    I loved this book so much and like others have mentioned...did not want it to end. I finished it Friday at noon while walking and now it's Sunday night and I'm sitting here wondering how Skeeter is doing with her new job and is Aibileen adjusting to her new responsibilities. I loved all the characters, even those who were not even likeable. Kathryn -- you have a gift...please write us another story...or even better a sequel to this one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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