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Si Y

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  • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (60 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (995)
    Performance
    (862)
    Story
    (870)

    One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les Misérables is legendary author Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo’s work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man—Jean Valjean—and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him.

    Darwin8u says: "!"
    "Classic amongst classics"
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    Epic story with fantastic narration. I loved every minute of this book. I was sad when it finished. This is a classic that every lover of classics must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Little Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2956)
    Performance
    (2708)
    Story
    (2705)

    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    Joanne M. McGowan says: "I didn't want to press the stop button!"
    "Perfect Beach Read"
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    What did you love best about Big Little Lies?

    Fun, easy read with an interesting and compelling plot containing unexpected twists and turns. This book will keep you guessing until the end. The author does a great job of developing characters, weaving the story together and teasing the reader just enough to keep you wanting more. Loved the narration. I can't wait to explore more books by this author.


    0 of 0 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13438)
    Performance
    (9281)
    Story
    (9339)

    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.....

    Annie M. says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Phenomenal!"
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    Would you listen to Unbroken again? Why?

    This book is simply superb. Through the horrible and fascinating story of one WWII survivor, the author has created a tribute to all veterans. The story is not only riveting but also educational and informative. For those of us who did not live through the war it is especially enlightening as to how terrible and heart-breaking a time it was for veterans and their families across the world.

    This book is so powerfully written that it may change any preconceived notions you had about WWII, Japan's role in the war and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I had never supported Truman's decision to drop the A-bomb until I read this book. The end justified the means.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Benedict Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Cate Campbell
    • Narrated By Polly Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Though born into one of Seattle's most prestigious families, Margot Benedict has fought to claim all the independence offered to young women in 1923. Where her brother, Preston, embraced a life of debauchery, Margot has a thriving medical practice. Working at a local orphanage, she's shocked to see a young boy who looks every inch a Benedict. But though she's convinced this is the illegitimate child Preston once mentioned, Margot has no way to prove any family connection.

    nicola says: "Lovely period story. Great narrator"
    "not my cup of tea"
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    What disappointed you about Benedict Hall?

    Characters were annoying, story was even more annoying. The storyline with the sapphire made no sense and came from no where.


    Has Benedict Hall turned you off from other books in this genre?

    is this even a genre?


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

    annoyance


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11954)
    Performance
    (10354)
    Story
    (10332)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Jeanne says: "Interesting man"
    "Entertaining and interesting"
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    Held my interest from start to finish. Informative, interesting and well narrated. Worth the purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lonesome Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Lee Horsley
    Overall
    (3353)
    Performance
    (1807)
    Story
    (1838)

    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"
    "Fantastic Narration and Entertaining Story!"
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    One of the best audiobooks I have listened to so far. Entertaining with amazing narrator. Each character comes to life with their own voice and personality. Even if you have never read a country western book (like me), you will not be disappointed. This is story telling at its best that anyone can appreciate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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