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  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 929
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 825

Benjamin Button was literally born an old man. He lived a backwards life, for his body grew younger as the years passed him by. Come and listen to the original, unabridged story by F. Scott Fitzgerald which inspired the movie.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • good story, bad performance

  • By K, on 10-12-16

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 02-23-13

I've never seen the movie but thought I would try the book. I found the concept of someone being born at the end of their life and then getting younger interested. Although not much happened throughout the story, it was still a pleasant read, hence the 4 star rating.

Good Living: A Free Story from Selected Shorts: New American Stories
    
    
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        Aleksandar Hemon
    
    


    
    
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        Boyd Gaines
    
    


    
    Length: 13 mins
    324 ratings
    Overall 3.3
  • Good Living: A Free Story from Selected Shorts: New American Stories

  • By: Aleksandar Hemon
  • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 279

New American Stories presents diverse stories of contemporary American life and dreams lost and found, by four of the best young contemporary writers - Jhumpa Lahiri, Sherman Alexie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Aleksandar Hemon - as performed by terrific stage and screen actors. All four writers have a unique perspective on the American experience, which is reflected in their work.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Dry Humor

  • By Asta on 04-18-12

Please be warned

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

Reviewed: 06-28-12

This wasn't a terrible listen, but not that great either. This selected piece is about the experiences of Aleksander Hemon, told in his own words, when he had a job selling magazine subsciptions and the colorful people he met. What spoiled it for me was the use of the f-word a couple of times. I think audiobooks should have ratings, like movies, so the listener can then choose if they want to hear such language.

  • Ray Bradbury Radio Dramas

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

This collection features four classic, dramatized Ray Bradbury stories: "To the Future", "And the Moon Be Still as Bright", "Dwellers in Silence", and "Marionettes, Inc."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting tales; rough production

  • By Ryan Bradburn on 11-30-18

Average

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

Reviewed: 06-28-12

I purchased this because I enjoy listening to old radio dramas like the twilight zone. The quality and storyline of this collection is not as good as the twilight zone. I found the stories predictable and not very memorable. If your looking for something to pass the time or fill a gap, this is perfect. Otherwise, I would skip this one.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

The Importance of Being Earnest: Free Performance
    
    
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        Oscar Wilde
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    1,472 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Free Performance

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence." Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much fun!

  • By Hope on 04-10-12

Oscar Wilde

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

Reviewed: 04-16-12

Although I know who Oscar Wilde is, I had never actually read any of his works so this was the first. It was a free download and it was a very enjoyable listen. It is a theatre performance. Listening to this has made me want to listen to more of his work.

  • The Mysterious Howling

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110

Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said: “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible children actually were. Discovered in the forests of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful! ... but only the first installment...

  • By Yvette on 06-17-10

Okay, but...

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

Reviewed: 04-06-12

As I am sure everyone realises, this story was written for children. However, I enjoyed listening even though I am an adult. Having said that, I really did not like the narrator. I don't know if she is really English (from England) but she narrated with an English accent and some of her pronunciations were way off. Also, she gave some of the characters really high pitched, annoying voices which drove me crazy to the point where I almost stopped listening. Also be warned that NONE of the questions raised in this story are every answered so you will need to purchase book 2 and 3 to get closure. I find this to be very annoying as usually, even with books written as part of a series, each book has some sort of resolution. This does not.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Speech

  • By: Tom Rob Smith
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 511

It is 1956. Three years ago, Leo Demidov moved on from his career as a member of the state security force. As an MGB officer, Leo had been responsible for untold numbers of arrests and interrogations. But as a reward for his heroic service in stopping a killer who had terrorized citizens throughout the country, Leo was granted the authority to establish and run a homicide department in Moscow. Now, he strives to see justice done on behalf of murder victims in the Soviet capital.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NIcely tied into real events

  • By Ace46 on 09-30-10

The second installment!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-12

Dennis B is one of the best narrators I have ever listened to. Whenever I listen to one of his narrations I feel like I am listening to an old friend. Having said that the book was also excellent. While not as good as the first in the series (child 44), it is pretty close! Once again, we follow Leo as he solves a new mystery. I have already listened to the last book in this series and am so sorry it has come to an end. I hope the author decides to write more one day.

  • War Horse

  • By: Michael Morpurgo
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805

In 1914, a beautiful foal with a distinctive cross on his nose is sold to the Army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western front. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great idea for reluctant readers!

  • By Julie on 12-26-11

Uplifting

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

Reviewed: 04-06-12

I enjoyed this story alot. Although I usually listen to much longer books, this was a pleasant change as I was able to finish it and get a resolution to the story in just two sittings. I was also very pleased with the ending.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fairy-Tale Detectives

  • The Sisters Grimm
  • By: Michael Buckley
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 970
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 992

The recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they're descendents of the legendary Brothers Grimm. Now they must take over the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives in a town where fairy tales are real. Their first case: a giant is destroying the town and it may have something to do with a boy named Jack and a certain famous beanstalk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny twists

  • By THoward on 09-30-09

Nice Book for Kids

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

Reviewed: 04-06-12

I am an adult but bought this book because it looked interesting. It is set in our present day and follows two sisters who are the decendants of the Brothers Grimm. They are thrown in the middle of a mystery involving fairy tale characters. It was an easy listen and helped pass the time while I did my cleaning. Although this is really for kids, it can be enjoyed by adults too. There are some unresolved questions at the end of the story so I am thinking that this book may have a sequel.

  • Agent 6

  • By: Tom Rob Smith
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 444

Leo Demidov is no longer a member of Moscow's secret police. But when his wife, Raisa, and daughters Zoya and Elena are invited on a "Peace Tour" to New York City, he is immediately suspicious. Forbidden to travel with his family and trapped on the other side of the world, Leo watches helplessly as events in New York unfold and those closest to his heart are pulled into a web of political conspiracy and betrayal-one that will end in tragedy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Executed, (but didn't stick the landing)

  • By Grant on 09-07-12

Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 02-18-12

This is the last book in the series about Leo Dimidov and his adventures. The main story starts the 1960s and it spans over a period of 20 years (bringing us to the 80's). As far as story line, this book does not disappoint. Very interesting plot and it kept me wanting more. However, I was very disappointed with the ending. After following Leo throughout the story, waiting for him to solve the mystery, I feel like there really wasn't much of a mystery to solve at the end of it all. Also how the book ultimately ended somehow felt unfinished. If you enjoyed Child 44 and The Secret Speech though, you will probably like this. As usual, the narrator was fantastic.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ken Follett & John Lee Talk About Fall of Giants

  • By: Ken Follett, John Lee
  • Narrated by: Diana Dapito
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 904
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 622

Ken Follett and John Lee, the author and narrator of Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, are back together again for Fall of Giants, the first in The Century Trilogy. They recently chatted with Audible editor Diana Dapito about the new epic book, and what it was like to write and record it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love John Lee

  • By Kilrog on 05-08-11

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 02-16-12

Nice prelude to the book. It also gives a good backdrop to how Ken started writing his cathedral books. I didn't find either Ken or John to be pompous in this interview, as some other reviewer have remarked.