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  • Angela's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt
    Overall
    (2653)
    Performance
    (1427)
    Story
    (1430)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

    Karen says: "A classic book *and* a classic audiobook"
    "Beautiful Book"
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    Good narrative, very well written. Very tough story combined with the innocence of kids that made me laugh at times. I really enjoyed it and recommend to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1776

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4776)
    Performance
    (1948)
    Story
    (1959)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

    Mark says: "Front Seat on History"
    "Not my kind of book"
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    Based on reviews I thought this book would be easier to listen to. I found good moments and seems to be very well researched, however it's not the kind of books that I like. It's not based on a character (e.g. Washington) but more on the events of the year 1776 (as the tittle sugested, my mistake!)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6226)
    Performance
    (5391)
    Story
    (5386)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Go ahead, listen to this book"
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    I had just finished Les Miserables and needed a light story to refresh my brain after the heavy highly charged book. And this book was perfect! I enjoyed the setting of the story, loved the characters, the italian accent. I also liked the way it was written, leaving you wonder what's next for a little while. Nice, entertainig and refreshing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson
    • Narrated By Marsha Mercant, Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (606)
    Performance
    (423)
    Story
    (425)

    Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception.

    Andrew says: "Insightful study of human behavior"
    "I liked this book"
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    I liked this book, read it really fast. Excellent narrative, and enjoyed the real life examples that made it really easy to understand and bring the points accross.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35986)
    Performance
    (26983)
    Story
    (27368)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Good Good Good!"
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    This was one of my first audiobooks. At the begining Suzanne Collins voice felt monotonous, but short after she got me into the characters really nicely. The book is well written, the story is rich with details, and it's a good one. Not so much to be a classic but it's highly entertaining. I ended up finishing the trilogy; however books 2 and 3 don't even come close to how good the first one is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scarecrow

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2625)
    Performance
    (992)
    Story
    (991)

    Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

    P. Giorgio says: "Depth & Breadth"
    "Nice book. Connely-Gilles perfect match"
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    I liked the focus of this book being on the investigation of murders, and not on the creepy, morbid details of the murders. Very well written, good sequence of events. I was most impressed with Peter Gilles (narrator) he has to be one of the best! Having a good narrator makes a big difference for any book. Very clear pronunciation, and very nice tone and voice modulation. Kept me engaged from beginig to end. I look forward listening to more books of Conelly-Gilles combination

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Count of Monte Cristo

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (3950)
    Performance
    (2263)
    Story
    (2317)

    Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

    Sanford Rosenberg says: "What a pleasure to read a classic!"
    "Classic"
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    Very well written, good narration. I enjoyed this book a lot, there's definetely a good reason for it to be a classic. The only thing I would change is that it is very long, and some parts could be shorter. I was not disappointed, from begining to end it's a book that holds your attention.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Cold Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Truman Capote
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2444)
    Performance
    (1225)
    Story
    (1226)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

    Lisa says: "Still the Best"
    "Enjoyed & did not leave a long lasting impression"
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    I have to say the book kept me engaged, even though it was not a mystery book as I thought. Narrator has a lot to do with it; and the book was very nicely written, connecting every part smoothly; but it's one of those books that just come and go.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4976)
    Performance
    (3688)
    Story
    (3714)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "Way too long..."
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    It's my first Stephen King book, and I did not enjoyed it much. There's way too much unnecessary details, as it extending for the only fact of making a long story even longer.
    Not a bad story, but I can think of many books that would be a better investment.
    What I truly enjoyed was the parts about these kinds wonderful friendship. And the one that I truly disliked was kids having sex... and by the way it even seemed out of context, there was nothing that suggested that could happen; and there it was, with disturbing details and with no repercussion whatsoever on the rest of the book. I even thought about stopping the book, however after 20and some invested hours, I decided to finish it... Just glad it's over. Narration has a lot of emotion, a few times a little too much yelling, but the book called for it; I guess narration was the part that kept me going until the end.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sh-t My Dad Says

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2121)
    Performance
    (1166)
    Story
    (1171)

    After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

    Michael says: "Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
    "A book of... nothing"
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    Would you try another book from Justin Halpern and/or Sean Schemmel?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    It has good moments, but I wouldn't read again or talk about the book to anyone. I'm surprised it has such good reviews

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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