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  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,640

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well, that was wonderful

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-18

A Truly Enjoyable Read

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

A good story line, really good performances accompanied with an easy listening musicals backdrop! I couldn't recommend this story more if you're a Jane Austen fan, as am I!

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  • Back Blast

  • A Gray Man Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,597
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,763

From the number-one New York Times best-selling coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels comes an all-new explosive thriller featuring the lethal assassin known as the Gray Man.... Court Gentry was the CIA's best agent. Until the day the agency turned against him and put out a kill-on-sight order. That's when the enigmatic international assassin called the Gray Man was born - and Court has been working for himself ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent GRAY MAN book - I can't wait for more...

  • By shelley on 02-17-16

Entertaining and Predictable

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

A fast paced, action packed story ... from beginning to end. I enjoyed the reading and the narrator did a fine job with the different characters!

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,638

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

A Challenge to put down!

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

This story is compellingly complex. It took me on an emotional roller coaster ride. There's love through out the story which prevails but the journey is riddled with bumps and hiccups. I don't know how to assess it without spoiling it. Suffice it to say it is not typical of the stories I listen to. It speaks to an issue that heretofore I didn't consider but that I find troubling. It took time for me to finish it given the subject matter but I'm glad I persevered.

  • The Other Woman

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,638

From Daniel Silva, the number one New York Times best-selling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal. She was his best-kept secret....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not typical of Daniel Silva!

  • By Wayne on 07-18-18

Hard Not To Finish!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I'm certain I missed some of the details because I found the reader's enunciations a bit difficult! I'm not even certain which character was speaking. Yet the story captured my attention and held it til the end. The book is a good read and I did enjoy it!

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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,787
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53,642

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

An Unexpected Story

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

I enjoyed this story. The characters were nicely fleshed out and their interactions were decent. The voices were diverse and easily recognizable. Great job on the narration. The plot was unexpected and I always find that refreshing.

  • The City of Brass

  • A Novel
  • By: S. A. Chakraborty
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly she has power; on the streets of 18th-century Cairo, she's a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by - palm readings, zars, healings - are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills, a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive. But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she's forced to question all she believes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruined the charaters for me

  • By Jacquelyn S. De Phillips on 01-01-18

A Confusing Story

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I was confused by this story. While I enjoyed the narration I found following the story difficult and mysterious. My attention was kept because I enjoyed parts but the outcome was not as I anticipated. In fact, I was unsure at the conclusion of the book just what the outcome was. Nevertheless, I think readers will enjoy this book and perhaps a second read will help answer my questions.

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  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,850

Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her. It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her - a grainy photo along with a phone number and a listing for a website called FindTheOne.com.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Commuters Beware!

  • By Carole T. on 02-23-17

Predictable, Annoying yet Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

This read was captivating for me. The story was predictable, I think, and the characters a little annoying. Nevertheless I enjoyed the experience. The narrator was also good although I got a little confused as to the speaker toward the end.

  • Fool's Fate

  • The Tawny Man, Book 3
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 32 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,787

FitzChivalry Farseer has become firmly ensconced in the queen’s court. Along with his mentor, Chade, and the simpleminded yet strongly Skilled Thick, Fitz strives to aid Prince Dutiful on a quest that could secure peace with the Outislands - and win Dutiful the hand of the Narcheska Elliania. The Narcheska has set the prince an unfathomable task: to behead a dragon trapped in ice on the isle of Aslevjal. Yet not all the clans of the Outislands support their effort. Are there darker forces at work behind Elliana’s demand?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A triumphant ending to the trilogy!

  • By GLENNO on 08-16-14

Good But Predictable?!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Admittedly I found this story not quite as captivating as the first two in the series. I'm not sure why. The narrator was exceptional as before but perhaps the story was a little too predictable and long. Nevertheless I enjoyed this segment. I'm not sure if I'll continue the series!

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,896
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,901

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST AUDIBLE BOOK EVER .....GRIPPING and UNEXPECTED

  • By Trisha on 03-06-18

A Surprise Positively

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I had difficulty finishing this story but I'm glad I persevered. It is hard for me to speak to the positive attributes of this book without spoiling the story for a new reader/listener. First, the performance was spot on. Rarely did I loose the identity of the voice. Next the story was intricate and interwoven with unexpected twist and turns. And the ending was totally unexpected to me......! I recommend this story but expect it to move slowly....painfully so.

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  • Fast and Loose

  • By: Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in even the unhappiest circumstances, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are, in fact, members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity and who require a man of Stone's skills to overcome a sticky situation of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stone Barrington

  • By James on 04-20-17

An Enjoyable Read

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

A light and easy to follow read. The narrator didn't seem like such a good fit although the narration was quite clear. The story was predictable to me but the pace was smooth and consistent.