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  • Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

  • The Complete and Authoritative Edition
  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 389

The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone, here, for the first time, is Mark Twain’s uncensored autobiography, in its entirety, exactly as he left it. This major literary event offers the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain’s authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave, as he intended.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Part diary, part autobiography

  • By Tad Davis on 11-17-10

Boring!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

I was so excited to listen to this and was so disapointed. But it does show how much has changed in 100 years. He wanted to wait until everyone was gone before he let everyone read it so it would not cause problems or offend. But these really big revelations about famous people were so insignificant, by todays standards, that it became very mundane and a chore to listen to.. There were a few parts that I thought were very interesting and gave insight to a much different era, but for the most part it was just plain boring..

  • Earth Abides

  • The 60th Anniversary Edition
  • By: George R. Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Connie Willis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,944

A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, beautiful, sad, terrifying

  • By J. Rhoderick on 04-05-10

Very thought provoking.

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

My husband recommended this book to me and I got it to please him, but was very glad I did. Although I thought some of the story was a little out dated, most of it would apply now. I was fascinated with the story and the narration was very good. I would defenitely recommend this book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,349

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite books

  • By Joey on 01-13-08

Believe it or not, the movie was better!

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

Never read a book where I really felt the movie was better. It was because in listening to this book I didn't like having to try and keep track of all the different times. By the end I hated it and was forcing myself to finish it. Then the movie came out and I actually watched it because I love stories about time travel. The movie wasn't bad at all and I thought was much more enjoyable than the book.

  • One Door Away from Heaven

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
  • Length: 21 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324

In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina wants to change the direction of her troubled life but can't find her way. When a new family settles into the rental trailer next door, Micky meets the young girl who will change her forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Koontz outdoes himself

  • By Perk4me on 06-11-08

It was entertaining

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

I didn't think this book was one of Koontz's best, but it was entertaining enough to keep me interested. I did like the narration and was able to finish it without forcing myself. Overall I would recommend this book for those who like Koontz.

  • East of Eden

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,435
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,804

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Drama Prepares You for Life

  • By J.B. on 04-13-16

Extremely Enjoyable Listen

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

I hadn't listened to a book in a while and could figure out what kind of book I wanted. I was very glad I picked this one. It was just perfect for me to get back into audio books again. The naration was superb. As I listened I could picture everything. I have seen the movie with James Dean and the mini series years ago, but had never read the book. Of course the book is so much better and gives such insight into the characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read about people and times of long ago. I will probably listen to it again and again.

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,684

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Relistening before the series stats in August

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

Reviewed: 06-28-14

Loved it the first time and in some ways even better the second time. Can't wait for the series, and definitely going to listen to the new book.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Twelve Years a Slave

  • By: Solomon Northup
  • Narrated by: Louis Gossett Jr.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,562

In this riveting landmark autobiography, which reads like a novel, Academy Award and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York; Washington, D.C.; and Louisiana to experience the kidnapping and 12 years of bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I've waited for this a long time

  • By Book Reader on 04-04-13

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 01-12-14

Sometimes hard to listen to because it is a true story of slavery. Love Louis Gossett, Jr. but he is sometimes hard to understand. But overall a very interesting and good listen. I would recommend this book.

  • The Last Colony

  • Old Man's War, Book 3
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,043

Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent But Different

  • By Michael on 12-04-12

Thoroughly Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-13

Love this series. The 1st book was great, the second not quite as good, but this 3rd one is wonderfully funny, sad, and exciting. Definitely a must listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sisterland

  • A Novel
  • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 458

From an early age, Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, knew that they were unlike everyone else. Kate and Vi were born with peculiar "senses" - innate psychic abilities concerning future events and other people’s secrets. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her best to hide them. Now, years later, their different paths have led them both back to their hometown of St. Louis. Vi has pursued an eccentric career as a psychic medium, while Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. But when a minor earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the normal life Kate has always wished for begins to shift.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too many minor details and not enough story.

  • By Erica on 07-05-13

Wonderful Book

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

Reviewed: 09-04-13

I was so drawn into the story. The narration is wonderful and the story keeps you interested the entire book.

  • Dead Eye: Pennies for the Ferryman

  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 751
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 754

"My name is Mike Ross. I'm a Ferryman. I help people with ghost problems, or ghosts with people problems. Funny thing, no one ever helps me with my problems. Civil War ghosts bent on killing me, Skinwalkers who just want my body, and a vindictive spirit linked both to my bloodline and my destiny... It turns out the dead still hold a good deal of influence over the world, and they don't want to give it up. I'm in way over my head. Fortunately, I'm too stubborn to quit."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not you, it's me, but really it's you

  • By Tango on 03-22-15

Easy Listen

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

Reviewed: 08-20-13

I was disappointed in the ending because it leaves you hanging, but other than that I enjoyed listening to it. It's quite funny in places and fun to listen to. I would recommend this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful