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  • Wicked

  • The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
  • By: Gregory Maguire
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,385
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,792
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,842

Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's not easy being green

  • By Kathleen on 07-30-08

Not blown away

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

The narration on this audio book was really good but something about the story was a little off-putting to me. I really wanted to love this book but I just didn't.

The characters were interesting and very well developed but the story gets very bogged down in minutia and extraneous detail, making it a difficult listen for me. I almost purchased the sequel just to find out what happened to the characters but I wasn't confident that I would sit through it.

  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  • By: John Berendt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,867

Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo priestess who works her roots in the graveyard at midnight. A prominent antiques dealer who hangs a Nazi flag from his window to disrupt the shooting of a movie. And a redneck gigolo whose conquests describe him as a "walking streak of sex".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little slow, but entertaining

  • By Joey on 12-14-06

Amazing tribute to the culture of Savannah!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

I LOVE THIS BOOK!

I am a huge fan of Savannah and have visited there several times. This book completely embodies the charm, sweetness, and spice that pervades Savannah culture!

The narration is excellent. The characters are thoughtfully developed, endearing, and well-rounded and the story is incredibly engaging.

I was so sad when this title ended, I immediately went and watched the movie! I highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of period fiction, Southern culture, mystery, or just good books!

  • Why Not Me?

  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling, Greg Daniels, B. J. Novak
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,716

In Why Not Me? Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or, most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love mindy

  • By green ice cream garden on 04-24-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

I was super excited to listen to this book but it just didn't live up to the hype for me.

I have always found Mindy Kaling to be super funny but the book overall fell a little flat on that note. I definitely chuckled here and there but overall, I found the stories to be unrelatable and a little off-putting and her narration seemed like she was always delivering a punch-line.

I think it's cool that Kaling is able to be so candid, but it just wasn't for me.

  • Curious George Rides a Bike

  • By: H.A. Rey
  • Narrated by: Bruce Johnson
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Fans of the ingenious little monkey will not be disappointed as he embarks on a wild series of adventures in a traveling circus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Illustrations With Audio!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-10-18

Great, Quick listen for young kids

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

This is a cute, quick listen for young kids and a big hit with fans of the Curious George tales! The narration is whimsical and sweet, perfectly suited to the story.

This book makes a great quiet time activity for toddlers and young pre-schoolers!

  • Horton Hears a Who

  • By: Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by: Dustin Hoffman
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 184

Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible rendition

  • By Jim on 08-19-17

Perfect for kids and adults alike!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Dustin Hoffman is the perfect narrator for this whimsical and heart wrenching classic. His narration is silly enough to be enjoyed by children but doesn't seem in the least condescending or irritating, in the way so many children's audio books can.

I purchased this book for a 3 year old who is incredibly high-energy and he will sit or play quietly while he listens to this on repeat! He will even ASK to listen to it! I highly recommend it for any child and to any parent who wants 15 minutes of quiet without having to plop their child in front of the TV.

Audio books are a great way to introduce your children to the world of reading and spoken word and this classic book is an excellent place to start!

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,140

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

Great listen for Moriarty fans!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

This is the second Liane Moriarty book I've listened to and I was not disappointed. Moriarty presents her characters with real, emotional, and extreme issues while filling their lives with the mundane occurrences, responsibilities, and choices all adults must endure.

I was instantly hooked on the characters and the plot in The Husband's Secret and Caroline Lee's narration adds an additional layer of truth, humor, and authenticity to the story. These two are a great match and I highly recommend this title to any fan of fiction!

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