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  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (692)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (73)

    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.

    Maxine Fuentes says: "Wonderful"
    "A Prayer for Owen Meany"
    Overall

    I cannot emphasize enough how annoying Owen Meany's voice is. It's meant to be and the book is fabulous but it really got under my skin.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Jabberwocky

    • UNABRIDGED (2 mins)
    • By Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated By James Mio
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    A thrilling little adventure told in nonsense verse about a young man on an adventure to slay a fearsome beast.

    Linda says: "Hmm"
    "LOL"
    Overall

    haha lol my class rehearsed this it is really funny!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Graveyard Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6504)
    Performance
    (3281)
    Story
    (3303)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

    Guillermo says: "Masterful Fantasy for the Jaded Heart"
    "Amazing"
    Overall

    I thought this book was totally amazing It was...well so good i loved it!!

    3 of 4 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
    Overall
    (27126)
    Performance
    (13746)
    Story
    (13792)

    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!"
    "Best audible book ever"
    Overall

    I read and listen to dozens of books a year. This one ranks among my all time favorites. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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