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Jennifer

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12677)
    Performance
    (5142)
    Story
    (5203)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "A must read!"
    Overall

    This book was thoroughly engrossing. I found myself thinking about it all day, and looking forward to the next time I could listen. A wild assortment of characters, brought very much to life. I loved the reader too. I highly recommend this book, especially if you love a happy ending - this one is the best!

    47 of 49 people found this review helpful
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Franklin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1224)
    Performance
    (648)
    Story
    (655)

    Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were unlikely boyhood friends. Larry was the child of lower middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single, black mother - their worlds as different as night and day. Yet a special bond developed between them in Chabot, Mississippi. But within a few years, tragedy struck. In high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry had gone to the drive-in movie with him and nobody had seen her again.

    Ann says: "Excellent story, terrific narrator."
    "well worth the credit"
    Overall

    just finished this book and loved it. characters were well developed. beautifully narrated.

    0 of 0 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
    (26041)
    Performance
    (12697)
    Story
    (12738)

    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!"
    "Absolutely LOVED this book!"
    Overall

    This is a fabulous book - all the more so because it is read so beautifully.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God of Animals

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Aryn Kyle
    • Narrated By Lily Rabe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    When her older sister runs away to marry a rodeo cowboy, sixth-grader Alice Winston is left to bear the brunt of her family's troubles: a depressed, bed-ridden mother; a reticent, overworked father; and a rundown horse ranch. As the hottest summer in 15 years unfolds and bills pile up, Alice is torn between dreams of escaping the loneliness of her duty-filled life and a longing to help her father mend their family and the ranch.

    Cameo says: "Recommended"
    "disturbing"
    Overall

    I wish I hadn't listened to this book. Although the story was fairly well written, it gets progressively more depressing and it seems that the main character only becomes more detached as she grows. There is one part in particular when I turned off the machine and fast forwarded and still heard enough to be left with horrible disturbing images. It's been several weeks and it still bothers me. So if you have trouble listening to a long detailed description of animal abuse, pass this one by.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Pegasus Descending

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (965)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (283)

    A troubled young woman breezes into Detective Robicheaux's hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of his friend: a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life.

    Deborah says: "Breathtaking"
    "why?"
    Overall

    Why is this book getting such great reviews? this is not literature. It's totally implausible and the descriptive prose that everyone seems to like so much I found to be overdone to the point of being nauseating.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Small Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us from one of history's darker moments an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects, ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter.

    Robert B. Birney says: "Daring heart"
    "Educators: please read"
    Overall

    Barbara Kingsolver writes beautifully and movingly - particularly about the impact of the human race on our delicate environment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Prior Bad Acts

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (548)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (90)

    It was a crime so brutal, it changed the lives of even the most hardened homicide cops. The Haas family murders left a scar on the community nothing can erase, but everyone agrees that convicting the killer, Karl Dahl, is a start. Only Judge Carey Moore seems to be standing in the way. Her ruling that Dahl's prior criminal record is inadmissible raises a public outcry, and puts the judge in grave danger.

    Patty says: "Couldn't Turn it Off"
    "ok"
    Overall

    The story was engrossing, but I did not care for the readers halting style at all. He read in fits and starts, always pausing mid sentence. I found it to be annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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