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  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,804
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,681
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,694

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

I couldn't stop listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-09

Usually I listen to audiobooks when I'm on the bus, doing chores, or something else that doesn't take my undivided attention. Then I'll listen to music when I need to concentrate on work that uses a bit more brain power. However, with this audiobook, I've had one bud in my ear for days. I can't stop listening. It's truthful, raw, personal, inspiring, disturbing, and entertaining. In 2009, we forget sometimes that only 1 generation ago this type of racism and complete lack of civil rights existed and flourished. And we forget how much courage it took just to break through the smallest barriers. The characters are well rounded and the narrators do a wonderful job.

  • Bee Season

  • A Novel
  • By: Myla Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Myla Goldberg
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Eliza Naumann, a seemingly unremarkable 9-year-old, expects never to fit into her gifted family: her autodidact father, Saul, absorbed in his study of Jewish mysticism; her brother, Aaron, the vessel of his father's spiritual ambitions; and her brilliant but distant lawyer-mom, Miriam. But when Eliza sweeps her school and district spelling bees in quick succession, Saul takes it as a sign that she is destined for greatness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating concept but something missing

  • By Cathy on 01-14-06

my family now seems normal

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-06

I truly enjoyed this audiobook, although it may be a little far fetched. Normally the author reading their own work makes me cringe, but Myla reads it perfectly. The story flows and is very well written. Download this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • It's Not About the Bike

  • My Journey Back to Life
  • By: Lance Armstrong, Sally Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

People around the world have found inspiration in the story of Lance Armstrong - a world-class athlete nearly struck down in his prime, who fought back to win the world's most grueling test of cycling, the Tour de France. It's Not About the Bike is the amazing story of Armstrong's journey from inauspicious beginnings, through triumph, tragedy, transformation, and transcendence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational

  • By Brenda on 09-11-03

Download this book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-05

You can't help but be touched by Lance's story. It's is full of truth, hope, pain and glory. I was pleasantly surprised by it's candor. It's hard to be so truthful about something that is so painful, but this book does it beautifully. I savored every minute and will listen to it again and again. You MUST download this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • By: David Sedaris
  • Narrated by: David Sedaris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,390

David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Subtly Funny Musings on Life Experiences

  • By FanB14 on 09-03-12

Me Get It

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-04

A dry sense of humor is required to really enjoy David Sedaris' self-deprecating stories. The sections of tape he recorded in front of a crowd were probably some of my favorites. I'll definately listen to it again to catch what i may have missed. And I'll recommend it to others.

18 of 27 people found this review helpful