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  • Charlie Chan Carries On

  • By: Earl Derr Biggers
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Inspector Duff works with the Scotland Yard. He is called in to investigate a mysterious murder that occurred at a famous local London hotel. He finds himself wishing for the assistance of his old friend, Charlie Chan, who now resides in Hawaii. The plot thickens when one of the suspects is found dead at a further stop on the trip.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good I stayed up to listen it's entirety!

  • By W. Fisher on 03-29-18

So good I stayed up to listen it's entirety!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

A new mystery for me. Couldn't stop to even sleep. A suspenseful who done it!

  • Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 62 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,927
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,601
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,582

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the definitive collection of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and four collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated eight insightful introductions, one for each title.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The chapters are not in order!

  • By An Old Crow on 11-05-17

Who doesn't love a good mystery!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-18

I am a big fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and this is a good collection of his work.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,872
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,406

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Foul mouth; Good Heart. smart, funny,, insightful

  • By John Marshall on 08-31-17

I would like to choose another book.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-17

credit to turn this book in and choose another. VERY DEPRESSING and disturbing book.. bad!

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Live in Concert

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 121

Author Douglas Adams kidnapped an audience and held them hostage for 90 minutes at London's Almeida Theatre. The audience members were subjected to extremely hot August temperatures and Adams's dramatic solo performances of excerpts and scenes from his wildly funny Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Live Performance

  • By Sean on 12-31-03

A joy to listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-17

I enjoy listening to this often.
An excellent humorist with a wicked sense of humour!

  • Northanger Abbey

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

A coming-of-age tale for the young and naïve 17-year-old Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey takes a decidedly comical look at themes of class, family, love and literature. Revelling in the sensationalist - and extremely popular - Gothic fiction of her day, the story follows Catherine out of Bath to the lofty manor of the Tilneys, where her overactive imagination gets to work constructing an absurd and melodramatic explanation for the death of Mrs Tilney, which threatens to jeopardise her newly forged friendships.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • There is no substitute for unabridged

  • By D. Littman on 09-08-17

read too fast. not a relaxing listen

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-17

hurried narration...... narration is rushed and hard to follow due to the fast speed of performance

  • The Under Dog and Other Stories

  • A Hercule Poirot Collection
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

A beautiful heiress has been found dead on a train. A playboy has been stabbed through the heart during a costume ball. An elderly woman suspects that she is being slowly poisoned to death. A prince fears for his reputation when his fiancée is embroiled in another man's murder. A forgotten recluse makes headlines after he is shot in the head. Who but Agatha Christie could concoct such canny crimes? Who but Belgian detective Hercule Poirot could possibly solve them? It's a challenge to be met - in a triumph of detection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss these

  • By Linda on 07-21-13

excellent stories, told well

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-16

Good narration and good story selection. Something you will want to listen to again. Enjoyed.

  • Sense and Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Set in Southwest England in the late 1800s, Sense and Sensibility follows the lives of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. When inheritance money from their father does not fall their way, the sisters and their mother must move in with distant relatives. Settling in at Barton Park, the Dashwood sisters discover a new life filled with new acquaintances and different suitors. From these new encounters, their lives are forever changed through a series of love, romance, and heartbreaks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story and narration

  • By W. Fisher on 05-18-16

Excellent story and narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-16

The book is better than the TV series or movie. I highly recommend this book by Jane Austin.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

In this classic 19th-century story of love battling pride, we meet Elizabeth Bennet. Elizabeth is a smart, well-rounded woman, and she is one of five unmarried daughters of Mr. Bennet, a country gentleman. Marriage is at the forefront Mrs. Bennet's mind, especially since her elderly husband's estate will not pass down to any of their daughters. The Bennets' small town is in an uproar when two highborn, eligible gentlemen, Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, come to stay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book.

  • By Nou on 04-29-16

A favorite storytelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-16

Well done. Good rendition of my favorite book. I listen to it on a regular basis.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Humorous Short Stories of Mark Twain

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 89

The master storyteller amuses and entertains with a collection of stories which includes: "The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg", "The Double Barrelled Detective Story", "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", "The Million Dollar Bank Note", "Benton and Mills", "A Tale", "Cannibalism in the Cars", "The Stolen White Elephant", "The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby's", "The Good Little Boy", "The Bad Little Boy", and "Baker's Blue Jay Yarn".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poorly Edited

  • By Candice on 10-21-13

lousy

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-16

hated it. not very good and boring. wish I had not purchased this book. would like to know how to exchange it for another book. thought it would have been better coming from Mark Twain.

  • Funny People

  • By: Steve Allen
  • Narrated by: Jack Benny, Milton Berle, George Burns, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

In Funny People, Steve Allen conveys by anecdote and example the unique genius of four of the great comedians who have delighted our lives: Jack Benny, George Burns, Milton Berle, and Jimmy Durante. Laugh along with Steve Allen in this witty and perceptive exploration into comedy and comedians. Steve Allen, who has written best-selling books on lots of subjects, has now written one in the field for which millions of Americans consider him to be the longest reigning authority.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and informative

  • By W. Fisher on 02-09-16

Entertaining and informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-16

Loved it, but he jumped from comedian to comedian back and forth between them.
Good Purchase.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful