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  • Ross Poldark

  • A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438

Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his family and his beloved Elizabeth. But instead, he discovers that his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth, having believed Ross dead, is now engaged to his cousin. Ross must start over, building a completely new path for his life, one that takes him in exciting and unexpected directions....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hats off to the Screenwriters and Actors

  • By Donna Miller on 07-05-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

Charming story and worth the read. Discovered the book series after watching the masterpiece TV series and absolutely fell in love with Ross and Demelza.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,170
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,272

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

The narrator did an exceptional job. His voice is neither annoying or difficult to understand. He is clear and the different voices are evident. The story, of course, is a classic and Tolkien is the father of fantasy.

  • The Vampire Lestat

  • The Vampire Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190

Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally unabridged! Excellently read, great listen

  • By Patricia on 06-29-11

Loved Interview, very disappointed with this one.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-13

Any additional comments?

I must disclose that Interview With the Vampire is among my favorite novels. I love the character Lestat and I thought this book provided an interesting look into his life, as well as some information about Louie that you would not expect. It reminded me of my days studying literature and learning that you cannot necessarily trust the narrator.
It all went to pot when it begins to turn so evil that I could no longer listen to it. If you are wondering what I mean by this, remember that I do love Interview and I am a huge fan of creepy works but I cannot tolerate repeated chanting of "satan" and other such ridiculous happenings within this novel. Most who are familiar with Anne Rice are aware that she was previously Atheist, turned Christian, turned Humanist. I am sure her search and journey contributed to the anti-Christian and wholely demonic aspects of this book and I wish I had known prior to supporting it. The least I can do is warn those who do not wish to support this or be exposed to it.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Walt Disney

  • The Triumph of the American Imagination
  • By: Neal Gabler
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 33 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098

Seven years in the making and meticulously researched - Gabler is the first writer to be given complete access to the Disney archives - this is the full story of a man whose work left an ineradicable brand on our culture but whose life has largely been enshrouded in myth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best biography I've listened to in a long time

  • By M. S. Cohen on 11-12-13

If you're considering this one, GO FOR IT!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-13

Any additional comments?

I was unsure about listening to a biography but Walt's life was plenty interesting to keep me riveted. I listened all day and also into the night until I finished. It is that good. Of course, the story is most interesting once it gets into his animating and creation of Disneyland. I was completely shocked by the reported reception of his classic animated feature films by the public. My one complaint is that I want more detail in his creating Disneyland. Perhaps, I will need to read another bio or some writings specifically geared toward Disneyland history.
I recommend this book to anyone remotely interested in Walt as a man, leader, business owner, or creative genius. You will also love this if you love his films and Disneyland.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,645
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,670

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....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

You will not regret this purchase

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

What did you love best about Gone with the Wind?

Everything, the story and narration are flawless. This was my first Audible purchase and the experience hooked me. I did not want it to end, so I listened to it again!