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  • The Innocent Man

  • Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306

In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death - in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book - Not Typical Grisham

  • By Mark on 01-17-07

Good story.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Although I don’t really like detailed facts about a crime or crimes I found the story enjoyable and worthwhile.

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,567
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,591

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

Gone With the Wind

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Linda Stephens is superb as the narrator of “Gone With the Wind” Margaret Mitchell’s book
is as magnificent as it is a beautifully written at times story. A person can grow spiritually by becoming familiar with all the scenes and characters.

  • Complete Short Stories, Volume 3

  • By: W. Somerset Maugham
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 27 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

In 1938 Maugham wrote, "Fact and fiction are so intermingled in my work that now, looking back on it, I can hardly distinguish one from the other." Maugham also wrote that most of his short stories were inspired by accounts he heard firsthand during his travels to the lonely outposts of the British Empire. In volume three of this series, we present all of the remaining short stories which Maugham published after World War I and which he subsequently caused to be republished in various collections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complete list of Short Stories

  • By Julieta de los espíritus on 03-11-17

Hooray For Somerset Maugham

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Charlton Griffin was splendid narrator for this just as he was for Volume 1 and 2. I often thought that the author himself was reading these. My mother also was thrilled by this collection!

  • War and Peace, Volume 2

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245

War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long book, but at least the chapters are short

  • By Tad Davis on 09-11-08

Charming and interesting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-18

The many concluding chapters are not as interesting as the actual story which is fascinating history and characters. The narraator of Volume I and II is wonderful.
Very happy to have heard this.

  • War and Peace, Volume 1

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547

War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Stanley Hauer on 08-14-09

The narrator is fantastic

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

We can’t wait to start on the 2nd part with Neville Jason. The story and characters are given such character. This is up to reading it alone.

  • Complete Short Stories, Volume Two

  • By: W. Somerset Maugham
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 27 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

In June 1917, W. S. Maugham was asked by the British Secret Intelligence Service, to undertake a special mission in Russia to support Kerensky's government. The mission failed, and two and a half months later, the Bolsheviks took control. Maugham subsequently said that if he had been able to get there six months earlier, he might have succeeded. Quiet and observant, Maugham had a good temperament for intelligence work. The writer used his spying experiences as the basis for his collection of short stories called Ashenden: Or the British Agent. They became the prototype for the modern espionage novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entirely great

  • By William E. Hendry on 05-26-16

Entertainment in the Afternoon

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Lovely to have a glass of wine and listen to fascinating stories. Looking forward to Volume
3.

  • The Complete Short Stories, Volume One

  • By: W. Somerset Maugham
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

There have been few masters of the short story as popular as W. S. Maugham. His dry wit, worldweary loftiness, pungent cynicism, and penetrating powers of observation have contributed to the creation of some of the greatest short stories ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterful production of Maugham's short stories.

  • By J. J. Kuzma on 09-07-13

Somerset Maugham

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

These stories, so well read, have given us so many wonderful afternoons! Thanks to Audible.

  • The Cider House Rules

  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389

From one of America's most beloved and respected writers comes the classic story of Homer Wells, an orphan, and Wilbur Larch, a doctor without children of his own, who develop an extraordinary bond with one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Patti on 07-02-07

Excellent Story

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

This is a great story but we found the medical detail at times tiresome and distracting. This book may be a bit much for some listeners.

  • Selected Shorts

  • Edith Wharton
  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Chalfant, Maria Tucci, Brenda Wehle, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story has toured to the Mount, the stately and elegant home of the great American writer Edith Wharton, for the last several summers, presenting Broadway and Hollywood actors reading stories by Wharton and other writers. Selected Shorts now presents a collection of four of Edith Wharton's short stories, recorded live at the Mount, and featuring acclaimed actresses Kathleen Chalfant, Christina Pickles, Maria Tucci, and Brenda Wehle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent readings, BUT...

  • By Daniel on 05-08-10

Edith Wharton

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

This was my first Audible Edith Wharton and they are very entertaining tales. So there!

  • Single & Single

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

A lawyer from the London finance house of Single & Single is shot dead on a Turkish hillside by people with whom he thought he was in business. A children's magician is asked by his bank to explain the unsolicited arrival of more than five million pounds sterling in his young daughter's modest trust. A freighter bound for Liverpool is boarded by Russian coast guards in the Black Sea. The celebrated London merchant venturer "Tiger" Single disappears into thin air.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The spy who came back to the bank

  • By Darwin8u on 03-12-14

Michael Jayston reads Le Carre splendidly

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

I enjoyed all of the characters enough to want to continue following their life stories!