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  • The History of Love

  • By: Nicole Krauss
  • Narrated by: George Guidall, Barbara Caruso, Julia Gibson, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,331

Nicole Krauss' first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and her short fiction has been collected in Best American Short Stories. Now The History of Love proves Krauss is among our finest and freshest literary voices.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like Garcia-Marquez on Anti-Pschyotics

  • By Jane on 10-14-08

Beautiful and Moving

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-11

From the minute the narration starts, it reads like poetry.
I loved this moving book and hated to hear it end.

  • The Lonely Polygamist

  • By: Brady Udall
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 23 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 339

In The Lonely Polygamist, Udall pens a tragicomic tale starring Golden Richards - who despite having four wives and 28 children, hasn’t quite found fulfillment in life. Like other men in the midst of a mid-life crisis, Golden feels as though he’s drowning. His wives squabble amongst themselves, and he hardly has time for all his children - least of all the 11-year-old who’s taken a keen interest in explosives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Believe the Hype

  • By FanB14 on 05-03-12

A Great Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-10

I read a great review of the book when it came out and couldn't wait for the Audio version. I was
not disappointed. This is an in-depth character study of the main character and his wives. It
takes its time telling the story, but I couldn't put it down. I loved the narration and am looking
forward to listening to other books by David Baker. Women may like this book better than
men.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Hour I First Believed

  • A Novel
  • By: Wally Lamb
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 615

When high-school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, while Caelum is away, Maureen finds herself in the library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed. Miraculously, she survives. But when Caelum and Maureen flee to an illusion of safety on the Quirk family's Connecticut farm, they discover that the effects of chaos are not easily put right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent all around yarn

  • By G. on 01-10-09

Perfect Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-08

This book was a perfect read. The whole story
is brought together and tied up with incredible
insight and mature understanding.
I loved it!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful