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  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,563
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,000

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, heartfelt, inspiring

  • By Jon K. Rust on 07-24-17

a book to listen more than once

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I love this book, the style of the writer, the story. I love history books, this one is wonderful. It is difficult to find a good book after you find books like this one.
Nicholas Guy Smith is from England in the beginning was difficult for me to understand his accent, but I got use to.

  • Rainbows on the Moon

  • By: Barbara Wood
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Newlywed Emily Stone and her husband, Isaac, are young missionaries who have traveled to Honolulu to share the Gospel with the Hawaiian natives. Emily soon finds herself struggling with intense homesickness but remains determined to share her faith... and ignore her growing feelings for handsome Captain MacKenzie Farrow. Just as she begins to bond with the influential High Chiefess Pua and her daughter, Mahina, unexpected tragedy threatens to force her off the island.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD HISTORY BOOK

  • By Suramericana on 09-09-18

GOOD HISTORY BOOK

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Barbara Wood is a good historian writer, I love to learn about different cultures like an story teller. Rainbows in the moon the first part of the book is about Hawaii in 1850 when American Missionaries came to the Island with the white men sickness and ideas of change the culture of the Hawaii people, their rituals, their hoponopono way of healing. The second part of the book is the life of a young girl that loves to help the sick and the only way to do that for her was to become a nun and from Oregon go to the Hospital of Hope of Hawaii. I enjoyed the book.

  • The Scottish Prisoner

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Rick Holmes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269

Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lord John 'Quixote' rides again

  • By Teahouse Fox on 12-02-11

Good history book

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

It was difficult for me to get inside of this story. The readers were very bad, one talks with a hot potato in his mouth the other with Irish accent. The story is good. The writer does not have the ability to get you inside the book from the first page, but after a little while the story floats.

  • The Good Soldier

  • By: Ford Madox Ford
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

On the face of it Captain Edward Ashburnham's life was unimpeachable. But behind the mask where passion seethes, the captain's "good" life was rotting away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The saddest story

  • By CB on 04-24-10

A book to listen more than onece

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

This book is beautiful writing. The way that Ford Madox Ford describes every situation, they way he wrote every memory is amazing. I love to hear the voice of Frank Muller. I will listen to this book several more times, I know that each time I will hear something new, I will get more deeper in the story. Thanks.

  • People Who Eat Darkness

  • The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo - and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up
  • By: Richard Lloyd Parry
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,089
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,899

Lucie Blackman - tall, blond, 21 years old - stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000 and disappeared. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. The seven months in between had seen a massive search for the missing girl involving Japanese policemen, British private detectives, and Lucie’s desperate but bitterly divided parents. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult or snatched by human traffickers? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? And what did her work as a hostess in the notorious Roppongi district of Tokyo really involve?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the audiobook against I rate all others.

  • By El_Ron on 03-08-13

Great book

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Richard Lloyd Parry is a journalist of the Times from London. This book is one of the best books I read in the last 5 years. Perry follow the story and the Japan Jury for 10 years. In his book I learn what happen to Lucy and to many other girls, I learn about Lucy's family and the law of Japan. The life of the rich killer, that was original from Korea.
Simon Vince, in my opinion one of the best voices in audio books was an excellent choice.

  • We Are Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Wally Lamb
  • Narrated by: Wally Lamb, George Guidall, Maggi-Meg Reed, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,906

After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh - wife, mother, outsider artist - has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family’s hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. But the wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora’s Box of toxic secrets - dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lamb writes Fine Literature/What a Book!

  • By Suzn F on 10-27-13

THE ONLY THING MISSING IN THIS STORY IS A DOG

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

A liberal book, Obama was the President they vote for him. A lot of things that can go wrong in a liberal family pass to this one.
1. The kill of black man living with a white women, in the property than Anna and Jack bought after been married.
2. Anna mother and sister died in a drowning accident
3. Anna is sexually molester by a relative. This will give Anna the reason to act in the way she does, she is a damage merchandise
4. Jack, Anna husband is accused of sexual harassment
5. After 27 years marry, and 3 kids, Anna divorces her husband and get married with another women
​6. One of the kids, a twin, after not been lucky with relations decide to have a baby by artificial insemination
7. The young kid, Maritza in acting career sold herself thinking in acting opportunity and got bit up.
8. ​Andrew the other twin, kill, Ken the causing that sexual abuse her mother.
9. Jack got bit up become paralyzed.
The only thing is missing in this book is a dog or a cat, but maybe liberals do not like animals.

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  • One Plus One

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,264

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math-whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess' life in a nutshell - until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess' knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages...maybe ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes I need a book that is just fun to read.

  • By Kathy on 07-05-14

A BOOK FOR A WHITE TRASH PEOPLE

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

I started this book because of the amount of 5 starts reviews this book has, I enjoyed the first part of the book.
When the 26 years old woman, with two kids and disgusting dog, got out from her garage a car that has not been driving for the last two years, no insurance, no taxes paid and she did not drive very well, to drive the family 600 miles, with almost no money and the one she has belong to one of her employers, the book change for the worst.

This woman was a white trash, no education, no principles and no CLASS, found her ex in a situation that she did not approve and because he was not suppose to have nice things, a Toyota car she start screaming, destroying the car, she lost respect for her kids, her driver and herself.

The employer that she took the money become their driver, they abuse and use him, this guy did not have principles either.

I do not have compassion or time for this kind of people or stories. I can accept people without education and money, but without class or principles for me they are not worth it.
I do not know who does the voice of the girl, but that voice was bad.

If it was possible I will like my money back.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95,821
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88,749
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88,333

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Simple listen, entretain

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

He has a good style, the book is well done. He did not know how to do a female voice, like his mother.

  • Dark Places

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,402

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dark indeed

  • By DQmaine on 08-12-16

life is difficult

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

This book remains me the way the Democrats acts in life. They need a reason to act in the way they do. The girl in this book, yes it had a difficult situation, but every thing that she does, lie, steal, sleep all day long, does not have no reason to leave, is base in the things that happen long time ago. I have to listen to this book slow.

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  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,318

Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully nostalgic

  • By Barry on 07-29-15

Classic Book

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I listen to this book 3 times. One of my favors every thing in the books is perfect. Irving has several of my favor books The Cider House Rules, A widow for a year and this one I never get tire of them. When I do not find any good book to listen I go back to any of these books. Believe me is not easy to find good books. The writers can destroy the book very fast and very easy.

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