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  • Girl Waits with Gun

  • By: Amy Stewart
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,589

In 1914 collisions between motor cars and horse-drawn carriages are an everyday occurrence on the streets of Paterson, New Jersey. But when an out-of-control driver smashes into a buggy driven by Constance, Norma, and Fleurette Kopp, their lives change forever. Constance, the oldest, demands payment for the damages but quickly realizes that she is dealing with a madman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slice Of Life From Another Time

  • By Sara on 11-09-15

Test tier 3

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

Reviewed: 09-30-16

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  • The Story of Miss Moppet

  • By: Beatrix Potter
  • Narrated by: Gale Van Cott
  • Length: 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 305

The Story of Miss Moppet is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. The story tells of a cat who captures a mouse, and toys with him until he escapes. This version is published in the Audible Enhanced audiobook format.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Beatrix Potter

  • By Mstv01 on 12-31-10

Great children's book

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

Reviewed: 08-21-15

A quick and short story that is filled with sweet moments. Highly recommended for children of all ages

  • Inside the O'Briens

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Genova
  • Narrated by: Skipp Sudduth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941

Joe O'Brien is a 44-year-old Boston police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, a proud father of four children in their 20s, and a respected, seasoned law enforcement officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As a person at risk for HD

  • By Stephen Rasmussen on 04-18-15

A deeply moving and scary story

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

As an individual with a neurological condition, this book touch me deeply. How Huntigton's disease affected a tough Boston family and how each
Member dealt with not only accepting their Father's disease, but their own uncertain future was too closed for comfort.

This is a great story, with relatable characters and great performance. Another win for Lisa Genova.

  • Cien años de soledad

  • By: Gabriel García Márquez
  • Narrated by: Gustavo Bonfigli
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,140

Con estas palabras empieza una novela ya legendaria en losanales de la literatura universal, una de las aventuras literarias másfascinantes del siglo veinte. Millones de ejemplares de Cien años de soledad leídos en todas las lenguas y el Premio Nobelde Literatura coronando una obra que se había abierto paso a "boca a boca" - comogusta decir el escritor - son la más palpable demostración de que la aventurafabulosa de la familia Buendía-Iguarán, con sus milagros, fantasías,obsesiones, tragedias.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maravillosa y triste novela

  • By Ismael on 02-23-15

Mystical Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

My love for this story grows with each reading and the audio version (both English and Spanish) does the story justice.

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  • A Storm of Swords

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 47 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,506
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44,480

As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.

  • By Magikarp Salad on 12-22-07

Outstanding!!

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

Reviewed: 04-30-13

Where does A Storm of Swords rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is definitely on my top 5.

What did you like best about this story?

What didn't I like? the intricate stories; the evolution of a great number of characters; the tragedy and the comedy. This book has it all.

What does Roy Dotrice bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think Roy Dotrice has put forth a great performance. It can not be easy to keep track of that sheer number of characters and to give each their own brand, but he has pulled it off sucessfully.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I just gasped a lot. This is where it all goes down!

  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,534

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

Love and Marriage..Gone Terribly Wrong

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

Reviewed: 09-08-12

Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This title is right on the top of the list of my favorites audiobooks. My Mt. Everest is "Beat The Reaper" when comparing thrillers. Gone Girl is a worthy companion

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

Definitely when Amy (oh amazing Amy! so crafty) put her plan in motion

What does Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

At first I was not convinced about Mr. Heyborne's performance, but at I'm listening, I started to appreciate his narration. They both did great.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Meet the Perfect Mate...Now Destroy Him/Her

Any additional comments?

This is a dark tale of two self involved individuals that had the luck and misfortune of meeting, fall in love and be bounded for life. For better or worse indeed.

  • Nemesis

  • By: Philip Roth
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

At the center of Nemesis is a vigorous, dutiful 23-year-old playground director, Bucky Cantor, a javelin thrower and weightlifter, who is devoted to his charges and disappointed with himself because his weak eyes have excluded him from serving in the war alongside his contemporaries. Focusing on Cantors dilemmas as polio begins to ravage his playground and on the everyday realities he faces, Roth leads us through every inch of emotion such a pestilence can breed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Without pathos about life...

  • By Mirek on 11-21-10

Suspenful and riveting!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-12

This story was gripping and the ???villain??? here was a devastating disease that pretty much wiped a community and left others paralyzed, figuratively and literally speaking. Philip Roth???s writing can be ???precious??? at times, and his recurring character, Nathan Zuckerman, is pretty unlikeable; that being said, this novel did have all the elements (intrigue and a tragic and relatable main character) and was pretty enjoyable.

Dennis Boutsikaris is the perfect narrator. He brings the gravitas and the depth needed and his performance is just as riveting as the story. He is Philip Roth's voice.

  • The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

  • By: Benjamin Hale
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 91

Bruno Littlemore is quite unlike any chimpanzee in the world. Precocious, self-conscious and preternaturally gifted, young Bruno, born and raised in a habitat at the local zoo, falls under the care of a university primatologist named Lydia Littlemore. Learning of Bruno's ability to speak, Lydia takes Bruno into her home to oversee his education and nurture his passion for painting. But for all of his gifts, the chimpanzee has a rough time caging his more primal urges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prepare To Be Dazzled!

  • By Casey Keller on 03-08-11

A Revolutionary Tale

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

Reviewed: 05-07-12

This is a very fascinating book. It details the evolution of Bruno, a chimpanzee, from ape to a primate closer to its human form. I think this evolution was mainly possible due to knowledge; his craving for it and the availability and willingness of others to offer it to Bruno. There are elements to the book that are way too fantastic, as well as a bit difficult to swallow at face value. But overall, it is a story that exalts the best of the human condition, but using a primate as the main character.

The performance was great. Robert Petkoff is a very gifted narrator and performer; he could read the phone book and make it seem like he is reading early 19th century English literature. His voice changes very on the mark and slightly petulant voice he gave Bruno gave true life to this character.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82,185
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 82,124

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Epic!!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-12

Full disclosure: I am not a fan of the fantasy genre, so I had pretty much ignored this book for ages. But after viewing the first season of "Game of Thrones" in one sitting (there is a silver lining to the stomach flu!), I decided to give the book a try. The fantasy elements are present, but do not take over the story; the author seems to be more interesting in developing the characters than to come up with the wildest, fantastic beasts that other authors tend to abuse.

This is a sweeping saga, with unforgettable characters (hard to keep track of the many names and houses and sigils, but be patient!). But at its core, it is a story of not just good vs. evil, but of honor, family, ambition and yes, human evilness. I am looking forward to the other books in the series.

Side note; do not get attached to anyone

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We Need to Talk About Kevin audiobook cover art
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • By: Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblatt
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Two years ago, Eva Khatchadourian's son, Kevin, murdered seven high-school students, a cafeteria worker, and an algebra teacher. Because he was only 15 at the time, he received a lenient sentence and is now in a prison for young offenders. Telling the story of Kevin's upbringing, Eva addresses herself to her estranged husband through a series of letters. Fearing that her own shortcomings may have shaped what her son has become, she confesses to a long-standing ambivalence. How much is her fault?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Sherry L. Wright on 04-29-07

Excellent story; narrator takes some used to

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

Reviewed: 01-11-12

This book is very timely and I am looking forward to seeing the movie. Although the narrator had some quirks that I did not care for, I think she was the best voice for the story. Highly recommended!