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  • The Orphan Keeper

  • By: Camron Wright
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,525
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,525

Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life - and his destiny - is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to worry, he will soon be adopted by a loving family in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Star Worthy

  • By Kari on 10-26-16

Couldn't stop listening!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The Orphan Keeper to be better than the print version?

Simon Vance sells it!

What did you like best about this story?

The story was crafted. Camron Wright is a wonderful writer of Taj Roland's story

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

all of them!

Any additional comments?

I like that Taj could really empathize with Jacob's son Joseph.

  • Love Does

  • Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
  • By: Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Bob Goff
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,671
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,404
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,408

Love Does shares powerful stories coupled with eye-opening truths and empowers anyone who longs for a better world and a richer faith. You don’t need another Christian message or a self-help book. You need to have your paradigms about the world shifted into truth. That’s exactly what you get in Love Does. Have you ever noticed that the real change in your life - the growth that sticks and becomes a part of you - never happens with a program or the sheer grit of your best efforts?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most amazing books I have ever read!

  • By J. Guy Muse on 03-11-14

Inspirational

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-16

We (hubby and I) enjoyed Bob's stories. And in the middle of the book, hubby ran next door to offer help to a neighbor cutting down trees. Since hubby had expertise, he was there. He asked if I minded, but that all Bob's talk of living love made him have to offer. The neighbor took a rain check, but we were both glad that we middle agers can still be moved!

  • Uncle Fred in the Springtime

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title: Fredrick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a "splendid gentleman, a sportsman to his fingertips". Mr Twistleton, nephew to Earl, and otherwise known as "Pongo" to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as "being loopy to the tonsils".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection

  • By Patricia Marino on 02-01-10

Super funny!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-16

This story is FULL of funny lines. And Cecil knows just how to time the reading of them to give the humor the maximum punch!

  • Haatchi & Little B

  • The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog
  • By: Wendy Holden
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Owen - known to his family as "little buddy" or "Little B" - has a rare genetic disorder that leaves him largely confined to a wheelchair. Before being united with Haatchi, Little B was anxious and found it difficult to make friends. Haatchi - an adorable Anatolian Shepherd puppy - was abused and left for dead on railroad tracks. But kind-hearted Will and Colleen Howkins, Little B's father and step-mother, decided to introduce the big dog and the little boy to each other, and an unbelievable bond was formed that transformed both boy and dog in miraculous ways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They Needed One Another

  • By Pamela Dale Foster on 09-12-14

Great job Owen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-16

A very well told story. I couldn't wait to hear about Owen with each line told.
Be well young man! A Virginia fan!

  • Jeeves and the Impending Doom

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: David Ian Davies
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

The double-act of Bertie Wooster and his faithful, omniscient butler Jeeves is the greatest comic pairing in literature. Millions of fans worldwide have laughed at the travails of bumbling Bertie and delighted at the felicitous solutions devised by Jeeves to extricate his master from 'the soup'. In this story Bertie Wooster finds himself on a losing streak and lands himself at the mercy of his aunts, Dahlia and Agatha, and only Jeeves is capable of extricating him from disaster.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • There is a certain cadence that a Wodehouse story is best read in- I

  • By peggy bourque on 05-04-16

There is a certain cadence that a Wodehouse story is best read in- I

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-16

I can't do it but J Cecil does it best. In the last 5 min. The recording repeated a line 3x. Then a minute later it repeated another line 3 x. Scripted? Didn't seem to be. All in all .... A mediocre Wodehouse story is better than no story of his...

  • The Girl on the Boat

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Wilhemina 'Billie' Bennett, red-haired daughter of an American millionaire, loves golf, dogs, and Tennyson ¿ and is to marry Eustace Hignett, the weak, poetry-writing son of a famous English writer on theosophy. Enter San Marlowe, Eustace's tournament golfing cousin, and Jane Hubbard, Billie's big-game-hunting friend, and another romp in the inimitable Wodehouse style unfolds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Musical Comedy Without Music

  • By John on 12-01-11

More Wodehouse treasures

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-16

I still have a few ( very few) PG audible's I've yet to hear. The only negative thing about a PGW book can be the narrator. BUT I'm so thankful for any British narrator to tell me PGW stories... That they will get five stars just for effort!!!!

  • Peace Like a River

  • By: Leif Enger
  • Narrated by: Chad Lowe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

The quiet 1960s midwestern life of the Land family is upended when son Davy kills two marauders who have come to harm the family. The morning of his sentencing, Davy (a hero to some, a cold-blooded murderer to others) escapes from his cell, and the Lands set out in search of him. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and they cover territory even more extraordinary than the Badlands, where they search for Davy from their Airstream trailer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-20-08

Very unexpectedly riveting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-15

Personally well past 12, this story can be safely enjoyed by any teen or wisened preteen who is prepared for not subtle murder and more subtle young girl abuse. The violence is NOT gratuitous, but the author is an excellent word crafter so the images can stay there awhile. I am Most pleased with how he weaves Christian faith into this excellent story. It is NOT a book of cliche's at all. I hope he writes many more.

  • I Capture the Castle

  • By: Dodie Smith
  • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 823

In this coming of age story, Dodie Smith introduces the visionary and eccentric character of seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain. The youngest daughter in a family of impoverished artists, it is her imagination and writing that takes us away from the ramshackle old English castle where they live, and towards an intriguing tale of husband-hunting and light-hearted sibling rivalry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well, that was a surprise

  • By Matthew on 12-16-13

A wholesome adventure you can't push stop!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-15

Dodie quickly takes you into her castle and all of its inhabitants in a wholesome adventure! Every character is perfectly drawn in word pictures, and there's even a bit of philosophy at the end to chew on after the story ends.

  • 'Crooked House' & 'Endless Night'

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534

Two standalone novels from the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie. From the sprawling Leonide family to dark moors, no one can spin a mystery quite like she can. In Crooked House, the Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical VS Unexpected

  • By Tomsde on 01-17-13

Too explicit

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-15

What I HAD liked about earlier Christie fiction was the quiet way she wove a story of deceit and murder in such a way as telling a bedtime story to a child. Nothing graphic... But this story was graphic. It was not childlike at all. If "adult" content makes you uncomfortable then avoid this story

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  • By the Pricking of My Thumbs & Postern of Fate

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

Tommy and Tuppence are at it again. This detective couple can never walk away from a mystery and these two later novels are no exception. By the Pricking of My Thumbs: When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady. Postern of Fate: Tommy and Tuppence Beresford have just become the proud owners of an old house in an English village. Along with the property, they have inherited some worthless bric-a-brac, including a collection of antique books....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Last two books of the Tommy and Tuppence series.

  • By ButterflyRose on 10-23-14

excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-15

i think everyone should listen to the 60 Min. Biography Agatha recorded herself, THEN read her stories. It adds so much to each story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful