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ratings
42
REVIEWS
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FOLLOWING
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Godfather

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Mario Puzo
    • Narrated By full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (935)
    Performance
    (627)
    Story
    (634)

    The Godfather is an extraordinary novel which has become a modern-day classic. Puzo pulls us inside the violent society of the Mafia and its gang wars. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power.

    Tim says: "Couldn't Disagree More..."
    "Loved the Story - Hated the Narration"
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    I loved The Godfather when I read the book. Also I am a big fan of the movies (I & II). I really enjoyed hearing the story however the narration is really distracting at times. The main narrator uses very little natural inflection in his voice so he sounds flat and unaffected by what he is reading. He's too stiff. The other narrators, those that "portray characters" are pretty good. Kay Adams even sounds a bit like Diane Keaton. And I can completely envision Pacino's Michael from the voice of his narrator. Overall, the time and money investment was worth it but I wonder if I would have enjoyed Joe Mantegna's (aka the Simpsons' Fat Tony) performance more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lonesome Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Lee Horsley
    Overall
    (3326)
    Performance
    (1782)
    Story
    (1813)

    Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

    A. Wright says: "Inspired reading of a great book"
    "Nothing Beats Hours on the Plains with Gus & Call"
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    This kind of long well written fully described story is the reason I listen to audiobooks. They transport you into the story so you are there right in the middle of the cattle drive with these memorable characters who I have grown to love. Was a little skeptical of Horsley's narration at first but soon grew to like it. Well worth the time and credit. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6941)
    Performance
    (6154)
    Story
    (6213)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Keith says: "Worth the wait!"
    "Couldn't Wait to Hear This Story"
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    This was one of my first audible purchases and was probably the single clearest reason I had for joining audible. Love the book, narrator does excellent job. REALLY WORTH IT.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3768)
    Performance
    (2674)
    Story
    (2679)

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Alan says: "Outstanding"
    "Great Book, Fantastic Reader"
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    Probably Irving's best work. I've read this book a few times and was concerned that Owen's voice would not work as a audiobook but man was I worried for nothing. The narrator does a brilliant job of bringing this book and especially Owen to life. Great story, beautifully written with a depth and a real search for truth in the characters that makes this well worth the time invested.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Stephen King
    Overall
    (957)
    Performance
    (703)
    Story
    (706)

    A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever your heart desires...if you're willing to pay the price. In this chilling novel by one of the most potent imaginations of our time, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare you witless. Presented unabridged and read by the author.

    Jaimie says: "A good book and narration"
    "Great Story - Nice to Hear King tell it"
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    I really enjoyed hearing Stephen King tell me a story. He's a master at his craft and it was wonderful to hear him tell it. Just enough authentic Maine in his voice to do the story right.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18480)
    Performance
    (16449)
    Story
    (16409)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "LOVED THE STORY - GREAT NARRATION"
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    This book is FANTASTIC. I loved the book as a book and I loved it even more as an audiobook. Narration is really well done. The story is engaging, gripping, filled with romance and nostalgia. It transports you to another place and time. It is the BEST book Mr. King has written since his horrendous accident in the late '90's - hands down. Nothing else comes close... (I am not a Dark Tower fan, obviously). I'd put this book right up there with my other King favs: It, The Stand, Needful Things, Dead Zone. Excellent story, well drawn characters, interesting ideas. LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4855)
    Performance
    (3572)
    Story
    (3598)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "Great Story Brought To Life by Fantastic Narrartor"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed this book every time I read it. I was hoping I would enjoy it as much as an audiobook. I think I may have enjoyed it a touch more as an audiobook. While Stephen King is, in my opinion, an amazing author he is an even better storyteller. So to have his stories actually told through an audiobook - well that really did it for me! I could not have been happier.


    What does Steven Weber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Steven Weber does an outstanding job bringing each character to life. His inflections are perfect. Goes to show you just what an incredible actor he truly is. I was a little cautious at first but he sweeps you completely into the story and you find yourself in Derry, ME, hanging out with friends Ben, BIll, Bev, Mike, Stan, Eddie and Beep Beep Ritchie.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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