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  • The Grapes of Wrath

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1456)
    Performance
    (1273)
    Story
    (1279)

    At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

    Dan Harlow says: "Almost more relevant now than when it was written"
    "Now I understand"
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    It feels ridiculous to say "hey, guess what? grapes of wrath is a really good book", but i found myself saying it repeatedly. Also, the narration is performed and paced so well that it's hard to imagine the book without it. The harmonica music is too loud, but that hardly detracts from one of the best audiobooks I've listened to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4187)
    Performance
    (2357)
    Story
    (2358)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A performance so poignant, we gave Bronson Pinchot (yes, Balki from Perfect Strangers) our inaugural Narrator of the Year award.... In the monsoon season of 1968-69 at a fire support base called Matterhorn, located in the remote mountains of Vietnam, a young and ambitious Marine lieutenant wants to command a company to further his civilian political ambitions. But two people stand in his way.

    Zachary says: "Matterhorn"
    "Great performance of vivid story."
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    Hearing this audiobook is as close to war as I hope to get in my lifetime. I felt as though I were there, and made strong bonds with the characters. The narration is wonderful. Bronson Pinchot captures the mood with a variety of character voices, all of which draw the listener even deeper into the story.

    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
    (26737)
    Performance
    (13375)
    Story
    (13420)

    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!"
    "Among the best - Not a "girly" story"
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    The narration sets this excellent book in an audiobook class above most others. All the narrators are marvellous, and it's difficult for me to imagine that i could have done as well in my head without them. I feel the book was much better for their performances. Many people assume this story will only appeal to women, but i would disagree. This story is compelling, charming and frank.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (11040)
    Performance
    (7049)
    Story
    (7082)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Astounding"
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    Unbroken is among the best media experiences of my life. The story is simply awe inspiring, the writing superb and the narration excellent. I have learned a great deal about life in the many hours I have spent thinking and talking about this audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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