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  • A Doll House

  • By: Henrik Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,013

A new recording of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, starring Calista Flockhart. Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora's well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen's play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinarily High Quality Theatre 🎭

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-16

If Happy Endings Don't Matter ...

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Any additional comments?

If Happy Endings don't matter to you, you might love this book. Might.

A "theater audio-book". The book was entertaining in the beginning. The humor increasingly lagged with each chapter. As the end drew near I hoped for a happy ending. Real life does not always have happy endings; I prefer stories that do. The story ended with a loud noise - without giving the story away - I don't know for certain what the noise intended to signify. Neither choice was happy.

I gave this book a 3 because it held my attention. It is short and I wanted to see how it ended.

  • Of Windmills and War

  • By: Diane Moody
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

The rumblings of war in distant countries mattered little to Danny McClain. Growing up in Chicago, his world revolved around afterschool jobs, a rescued beagle, his pen pal in Holland, and the Cubs' chance to go to the World Series. Then, in December of 1941, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor hit much too close to home. In a few years, Danny found himself in the copilot seat of a B-17, stationed with the 390th Bomb Group in Framlingham, England.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it a lot until the sap started to flow

  • By L. Wolfe on 08-19-16

Wonderful Wonderful Story

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

What made the experience of listening to Of Windmills and War the most enjoyable?

The story was so beautifully told and realistic to the era that I was left wondering, "How do people write like this?"

Any additional comments?

The author is very diverse in her writing. I have enjoyed every book she has written. This one was more in-depth and serious but her approach was realistic, yet sensitive.

  • Heart in the Right Place

  • A Memoir
  • By: Carolyn Jourdan
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Carolyn Jourdan spent many years as a congressional lawyer in Washington, D.C. Then she was called home to fill in for her mother as receptionist at her father's rural Tennessee doctor's office - assured it would only be for a few days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book

  • By Barna on 09-23-08

Lost Me as the Book Progressed

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

Would you listen to Heart in the Right Place again? Why?

No. There were parts that I could barely stomach once. I did not like the heart operating room scene.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

After my first listening session, several chapters in I wanted to know more about the author's story. Although a memoir, it read like an Appalachian fiction story - but in the very best way. I was thrilled to have discovered this author. As the book progressed I found liberal sprinkling of words than are commonly heard today but not appreciated by all. To me, a book is a break from the world and I prefer a book with no 4-letter words in it. Too many deaths as the book progressed. Despite the negative remarks, I would consider reading her again. She writes well and her journey to become an author speaks of her character in a good way.

  • 50 Lessons I Learned From the World's #1 Goal Achiever

  • By: Vic Johnson
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

On one eventful rainy afternoon 15-year-old John Goddard was in the kitchen and overheard his parents talking to a friend in the next room. “I wish I was John’s age again,” the friend said, noting how there were many things he would have accomplished if given another chance. “I wish I could start over.” Goddard resolved then and there not to have those kinds of regrets when he was that age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By Sergio Garcia on 01-15-18

I Have started Listening to it a Second Time!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

What did you love best about 50 Lessons I Learned From the World's #1 Goal Achiever?

Inspiring and plausible.

What did you like best about this story?

The reminders that we can all do more by living a reality rather than watching someone's else's reality show!

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

He is excellent. He does not distract in any way from the content. Easy to listen to.

Any additional comments?

As a nearly sixty year old woman I am not done living and this book inspires me that my wanting to achieve substantial things before I die is not crazy. While many are winding down, I want to ramp up and use all I have learned. The author of this book and John Goddard would not call me a dreamer or a crazy old woman.

  • The Holiday I'll Never Forget

  • By: Rick Bragg
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

A few days after Christmas and still disappointed, the nine-year-old boy saw a box with his name on it under his aunt's tree. His spirits improved almost immediately, and his excitement was difficult to contain. The gift had been wrapped in thin paper, thin enough to see through.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure that Joy and Inspiration suits this Book

  • By Cindyann on 05-17-17

Not sure that Joy and Inspiration suits this Book

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

If you’ve listened to books by Rick Bragg before, how does this one compare?

I have and love his style.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

This collection of short stories was not what I expected in Christmastime stories carrying this title. The stories were likely well-written but did not hold my attention because I was expecting something more joyful.

  • The Secrets of Wishtide

  • By: Kate Saunders
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,035
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,023

Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical intrigue-

  • By Meema on 04-16-17

An Unexpected Surprise!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

Any additional comments?

Although the story line might be considered predictable, most light mysteries are. The reason I rate this book highly is because:1. The book was funny.2. The Secrets of Wishtide deals with an indelicate matter very delicately. The author communicates without using disgusting language.3. The narrator became the main character, almost sounding autobiographical. Anna Bentinck brought out the best in the book.4. I have made a note to choose another book about Laetitia Rodd. Great character. 5. When reading for pleasure I like a story that has a happy ending and this one does.

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  • Little Things

  • Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

The Little Things embodies Andy Andrews' own approach to life and work, detailing for the first time some of the exclusive material that he uses to teach and coach some of the most successful corporations, teams, and individuals around the world. In his unique humorous style, Andy shows how people succeed by actually going against the modern adage "don't sweat the small stuff". By contrast, Andy proves that it is in concentrating on the smaller things that we add value and margin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-14-18

Good to be Reminded

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

Andy Andrews is an encourager and a good one. His light humor is enhanced by listening to him read a book. You hear the smile in his voice; excellent inflection. We can all use a little encouragement and this is what I found here. His Seven Decisions works are fabulously helpful but this one is chock full of little reminders that some of the things we don't think are "a big deal" can be very big things.

  • How to Build a Writing Empire in 30 Days or Less

  • Work from Home Series, Book 2
  • By: Sam Kerns
  • Narrated by: Anna Crowe
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Let me guess - you're a talented writer who is willing to do whatever it takes to make a full-time living by writing. You've read countless articles and books on the subject, followed the suggestions in them, but you just can't seem to make the income leap. Or you may be a new writer who is convinced that you're missing something, because your own experience isn't matching up to what you've read is possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I was looking for, but Impressed

  • By Cindyann on 04-22-17

Not What I was looking for, but Impressed

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

As a woman "of a certain age" I am not interested in this kind of undertaking, but I continued reading (listening) anyway because the content and narrator drew me. I learned a lot, taking away nuggets that I will likely use in the future. The book is inspiring and the plans concise. This book is a perfect example of thriving in any economy. No doubt, it can be done.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Listener's Bible
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    Length: 82 hrs and 58 mins
    70 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Listener's Bible

  • King James Version
  • By: Fellowship for the Performing Arts
  • Narrated by: Max McLean
  • Length: 82 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 65

Experience the majestic language of the King James Bible skillfully narrated through the powerful voice of Max McLean. The King James Bible (KJV) was written with oral interpretation in mind. When presented by a gifted narrator, the grandeur of its phrasing and the rich musicality of its rhythms resonate in the ear and mind of the listener.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the only book in the world that changes your heart

  • By luke on 01-11-19

My Favorite Audio Bible

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

Max McLean is easy listening. His "performance" with the old King James Bible is wonderful. Years back I bought it on a CD and repurchased it digitally. I use both versions for different purposes. The digital version is not searchable, in that if you want to hear a particular chapter or book, you need to figure out where it is and on which download. My CD copy which I have in with my music loses its place when I come back to it after listening to other music. Having both available makes this a great listen. Because I used a credit for The Listener's Bible , the price point was a great value. Faith comes by hearing ...

  • Teacups and Carnage

  • Tourist Trap Mystery Series, Book 7
  • By: Lynn Cahoon
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

The quaint coastal town of South Cove, California, is all abuzz about the opening of a new specialty shop, Tea Hee. But as Coffee, Books, and More owner Jill Gardner is about to find out, there's nothing cozy about murder. Shop owner Kathi Corbin says she came to South Cove to get away from her estranged family. But is she telling the truth? And did a sinister someone from her past follow her to South Cove?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was pretty good. Better than I expected after some of the reviews.

  • By Jeannette T on 08-12-17

If You Like Quaint Little Towns

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

Stories that take place in the little "walking towns" draw me. I could imagine the shops and feel like I got to know the characters. One interesting thing is the cheesecake. Every other page, someone is indulging and yet, no one seems to be chubby or rotund. I enjoyed the story although it was a light mystery. I did not choose it as a whodunit, but to listen to tales of life in a small town. In the beginning of the book, I thought, "pleasant read", but I would not buy another one of these books. I was drawn in and would definitely read another one.

The narrator was excellent most of the time; in fact, the only times that I felt distracted by the reading was when the timing of speech was off. It made me wonder if the fault was hers at all.

Nice book.