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Ellen

I like to listen to just about anything that has some enjoyable content. I like to listen on my way to and from work, sitting under a tree, on my way to sleep. Imagination is my best friend when it comes to listening to a good book!

Rigby, ID, United States

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  • A Conspiracy of Alchemists: The Chronicles of Light and Shadow, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Liesel Schwarz
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr. Marsh, she must confront her destiny and do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a magical apocalypse. Discover the thrilling new series that transforms elements of urban fantasy and paranormal romance into pure storytelling gold.

    Ellen says: "This is good!"
    "This is good!"
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    I like to listen to the books while I am commuting to work. This is a good story to use your imagination with. A great companion to keep a person company.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ransom Riggs
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1182)
    Performance
    (1021)
    Story
    (1026)

    A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

    FanB14 says: "Just Missed the Mark"
    "A different kind of read."
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    After hearing an autobiography. This changed my head around in another direction. Interesting. I just had to listen to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angels and Demons

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6672)
    Performance
    (2219)
    Story
    (2251)

    World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization, the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra.

    Phillip says: "I couldn't put it down...5 STARS"
    "Intense!"
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    Really a great book to listen to on a long trip. I enjoyed all of the Dan Brown books. Especially Robert.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone with the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Margaret Mitchell
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3767)
    Performance
    (2662)
    Story
    (2697)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

    dallas says: "not to miss audible experience"
    "A classic"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone with the Wind to be better than the print version?

    Great example of a history of the civil was. A classic. History students would learn a lot. Scarlett had a go and guts attitude.


    What other book might you compare Gone with the Wind to and why?

    None


    What about Linda Stephens’s performance did you like?

    Just great reader. Great voices.


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

    One full drama


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Carol Burnett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1104)
    Performance
    (728)
    Story
    (729)

    Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.

    Robin says: "Do not listen while driving"
    "WONDERFUL!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of This Time Together to be better than the print version?

    I almost ran off the highway laughing at Carol. The book is right about feeling that Carol is a friend. I watched every episode of the first airing of the show and if I need a laugh, I watch the reruns. I cried, laughed and all the human emotions at once. VERY GOOD!


    What other book might you compare This Time Together to and why?

    None


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Her conversation with Marlon Brando. I have been in the same situation. Thank God for cordless phones!


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

    The death of Harvey Corman.


    Any additional comments?

    You just have to read this one!!! I am looking forward to her next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Little Majesty: The Life of Queen Victoria

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Her Little Majesty is a fresh and fascinating portrait of the diminutive monarch who ruled the vast British empire for over 60 years. Award-winning biographer and historian, Carolly Erickson, transports you behind the walls of Buckingham Palace to introduce you to the quirky, loveable Queen Victoria—revealed only to her closest associates. Emotionally deprived, inadequately educated, and socially isolated for much of her life, young Victoria felt ill-prepared to ascend the throne.

    Shelley L Mc Govern says: "Different and weird."
    "Very Historical"
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    Would you listen to Her Little Majesty again? Why?

    I found this very interesting, of course, I enjoy a good historical bio. I could really see the writing on the wall and felt like I was there, a fly on the wall so to speak. I couldn't stop listening!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way I could imagine being there.


    Which character – as performed by Nelson Runger – was your favorite?

    Her little royal queen


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

    The death of her children.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3826)
    Performance
    (2265)
    Story
    (2280)

    For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

    Matthew says: "Darn funny if you're open to the idea."
    "so much information?"
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    Would you try another book from Mary Roach and/or Shelly Frasier?

    I don't think so.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mary Roach again?

    No, don't think so.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Shelly Frasier?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disinterest.


    Any additional comments?

    I was raised in the "funeral profession". I was looking for something that was relative to my experiences, but on a lighter note. Just too much information to be enjoyable. To a person that does not understand the talk, I think it would just gross them out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ted Kerasote
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (232)

    Ted Kerasote met and adopted Merle, a Labrador mix, while he was on a camping trip. Merle had been living in the wild, and after taking the dog home with him to Wyoming, Kerasote soon realized that Merle could not adjust to inhabiting exclusively the human world. So he put a door in his house to let Merle live both outside and in. A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable animal, Merle's Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face.

    John says: "The Best Audio Book I've ever listened to"
    "A dog to his own life."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Merle's Door to be better than the print version?

    Merle had a life to his own. He allows his human friend along for the life. I can just see and hear his singing, and skiing with his friend. I live in Idaho and know all of the places they were together. Great fun, and sadness!!! Why does the animal always have to die???


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Merle's Door?

    Merle skiing down the mountain and Teton pass with his human friend.


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

    imagination and mental pictures so clear.


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

    Laugh and cry!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to meet Ted, the gentleman that was brave enough to tell such a personal story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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