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  • Cosmos

  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,125

Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Levar Burton channelling Captain Kirk

  • By DM on 09-11-17

Interesting book if you are interested in science

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Carl Sagan's descriptions of how we, as the human race, got to where we are in the universe was very interesting from many religious stand points and theories.

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,896
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,370
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,344

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story was great, McAdams not so much

  • By R. Evans on 06-17-17

A wonderful read of a classic

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I enjoyed this audible book almost as much as the movie series, starring Megan Follows.

  • The Henry Huggins Audio Collection

  • By: Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray
  • Narrated by: Neil Patrick Harris, William Roberts
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656

Henry Huggins’s adventures are finally all in one location! Come join Henry on Kilckitat Street as he gets into hijinks – usually with the help of Ribsy and none other than Ramona Quimby. This collection includes: Henry Huggins, Henry and Beezus, Henry and Ribsy, Henry and the Paper Route, Henry and the Clubhouse, and Ribsy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My 6 year old daughter loves this book.

  • By Christopher on 11-06-12

Henry Huggins Collection is celebrated in my house

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

I read all of Ms. Cleary's books, when I was growing up. I taught my son to read at a very young age. He could read quite well, but was reluctant to read non-picture books. I convinced him to listen to some audio books. I started my son out on The Mouse and The Motorcycle trilogy. He loved it. It opened him up for more of my book recommendations. This led him to listening to The Ramona Collection, The Henry Huggins Collection and The Beverly Cleary Collection. I expected him to like The Mouse trilogy best, even though I preferred the Ramona books, being a girl. After all, he was a mini-Moorhead. To my surprise, he preferred both The Ramona series and The Henry Huggins series. He loved the audio books so much that he started reading chapter books on his own, and was willing to donate his picture books in order to make room for more chapter books. I was so pleased!

While some of these books may feel a bit dated, they hold up as entertaining reads even today. I think that Ms. Cleary's books are as classic as Tom Sawyer, Anne of Green Gables, or the Laura Ingles books, even if the setting is in the twentieth century. I also in particular enjoyed the readers' performances for these books.

These have become a bonding thing in a way that is deeper, because we feel connected to the characters and share our love of the stories and the laughter. Yes, these books are clean, wholesome books. My husband never read them as a child, but even he laughed along with these books as we listened to some as a family in the car on a long vacation road trip.

If you are considering buying these books for a child, I can safely say that my son,age seven, would indeed recommend them, as he has listened to each multiple times.

  • Judy Blume

  • Collection #1: Freckle Juice & The One in the Middle is a Green Kangaroo
  • By: Judy Blume
  • Narrated by: Laura Hamilton
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Two classic Judy Blume titles are available together! How exactly does one get freckles? For 50 cents, know-it-all Sharon has the answer: a secret family freckle recipe. In The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo, second-grader Freddy Dissel feels left out. Life can be lonely when you're the middle kid in the family. But now, it's Freddy's chance to show everyone how special he is and, best of all, prove it to himself!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freckle Juice is a classic and a must read for kid

  • By Drevik on 03-30-18

Freckle Juice is a classic and a must read for kid

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

Freckle Juice was one of the earliest books that I read as a child, as opposed to it being read to me. I was also a wearer of freckles. I hated my freckles. This book helped me accept my freckles. There is always something that people do not like about themselves. Freckle Juice was an example of self acceptance. One did not need to make the juice and drink it to realize that something that we hate in ourselves may actually be desired by someone else. Something that we desire in someone else may be hated by them. As a child, this book helped me to develop a healthier attitude towards things that I could not change about myself. I bought this book in both a hard copy and as an audiobook for my son. I think that there would be a lot less plastic surgery, if more people had read Freckle Juice as a child.

I had not read Green Kangaroo book. I was not a middle child. I imagine this book would have definite impact on a middle child. Ms. Blume has had a knack for expressing what kids struggle with.. I would in fact recommend her children and teen books across the board.

I enjoyed Laura Hamilton's performance of these stories.

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  • You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

  • A Memoir
  • By: Felicia Day
  • Narrated by: Felicia Day, Joss Whedon - foreword
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,129
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,654

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't dismiss this one out of hand!

  • By John S. on 09-09-15

Don't miss this autobography... Fun and Inspiring!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

I am a fan of Ms. Day and am a MMORPG Video Gamer/Addict... I have logged more hours in certain MMOs than alpha testers...

I loved this audiobook. I love autobiographies, especially when recorded by the author. Her stories are very entertaining, I found a lot of things in common with her in being a female gamer. I think this has a lot to offer in terms of inspiring individuals to take control of one's dreams and make them happen. This book gives insight to some of the pitfalls to Internet fame. While my personal in game fame may have been on and off fleeting, she even gives a glimpse of how the Internet can take something intended to be positive and in seconds make one worry about one's own safety in real life. After dealing with some negativity, I still prefer to use pseudonyms online, because it can be particularly scary that every action in game or on the Internet can cause real worries that someone will hunt you down in a stalker fashion. I have even received in game hate mail on Christmas Day with threats, because they did not like my auctions. I feared that someone calling me a "B@tch" across the district as a guild leader would lead to personal harm in real life. This also is a fun read in that it shows how even successful people can be filled with self doubt and anxiety at times.

I would definitely recommend this book. I know that I will listen to this again and dream of meeting Ms. Day, if only I would not completely vapor lock if I did!

There is a small amount of foul language and one may have to google some of the gaming/Internet lingo, but please do not let that stop you. This book is very humorous and is definitely a time capsule of our time.


  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,166

More than 30 years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike - beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times best-selling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adds a bit to the Movie

  • By Brad on 12-22-15

Dynamic audiostory with some sound effect & music

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

This book almost feel like a one man radio play because the music and sound effects. It feels like a more immersive story, because the radio play feel.

  • My Mother Was Nuts

  • A Memoir
  • By: Penny Marshall
  • Narrated by: Penny Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,000
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,776

her life story going her humble roots in the Bronx to one of the most liked and respected figures in the entertainment business, also covering her marriage to Rob Reiner and relationships with Art Garfunkel, Carrie Fisher, and John Belushi, and her bout with lung and brain cancer in 2009, to Julia Cheiffetz

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen up - not to be read!

  • By GaylM on 10-17-12

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Lots of celeb names... A look into film making... Entertaining... I believe it is the kind of storytelling that people want without feeling like she is calling out other people's dirty laundry

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83,832
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 83,772

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

Better than the Tv series

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

I listened to it twice before writing this review. I enjoyed it do much more than the tv series. I intend on listening to more of this series. It seemed less about sex, blood, and shock violence and more about the characters and their stories. If you aren't a huge fan of the tv series, you may find the audiobook far more enjoyble. I did.

  • Dream More

  • Celebrate the Dreamer in You
  • By: Dolly Parton
  • Narrated by: Dolly Parton
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

The legendary Dolly Parton shares for the first time her deeply held philosophy of life and her heartfelt hopes for everyone. Based on the hugely popular commencement speech Dolly Parton gave at the University of Tennessee that became a sensation, Dream More is a deeper and richer exploration of the personal philosophy she has forged over the course of her astonishing career as a singer, songwriter, performer, and philanthropist. Using her speech as a jumping-off point, Parton explores the four great hopes she urges us to embrace: Dream more, learn more, care more, and be more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dolly Does It Again!!!

  • By Rich Holland on 12-04-12

Happy Collection of Dolly'sWisdom w/Joyful lyrics

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

I have been a fan since I was a child. I would wake up at 6 a.m. just to hear her sing "Love is like a Butterfly" on our black and white tv. I love books read by the author as it comes across as more real... okay maybe be not completely real in that I like to imagine it is like a friend speaking to you. This book is a happy little book, speckled with colorful tales and even some song snippets. I think any fan of Dolly would enjoy this book. There is some down to earth wisdom, motivational and positive attitude tips, beyond merely tales of Dolly from her life. The last section is a collection of some of her best quips that one may have heard her say (or read in periodical publications).

This is not a tell all collection of underside of the entertainment industry. This is not trashing anyone. This is not a who slept with whom biography. This is not Peyton Place. This is not one of those dime store trash novel meant to titillate.

This is just a happy little collection of Dolly's wisdom with some real world experiences and a joyful lyric or two to tie it all together I found it uplifting and good.

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  • Jaws

  • By: Peter Benchley
  • Narrated by: Erik Steele
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,438

Jaws is the classic, blockbuster thriller that inspired the three-time Academy Award-winning Steven Spielberg movie and made millions of beachgoers afraid to go into the water. Experience the thrill of helpless horror again - or for the first time! Jaws was number 48 in the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies, and the film earned the coveted number-one spot on the Bravo network's 100 Scariest Movie Moments countdown. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, but not for the obvious reason

  • By John M on 07-21-10

Jaws Bites

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

There are indeed a number of differences between the book and the film. Some of which make the characters less likeable. It spends too much time on certain subplots. The performer does a decent job but the female voices can get annoying.

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