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  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,435
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love to love in that library!

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-07-18

Captivating and Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Feeding The Dragon is an autobiography and author performed stage play by actress Sharon Washington. She recounts the time she spent living in an upstairs apartment in the St. Agnes branch of a New York public library. Her performance and story line is both interesting and entertaining. Her voice and story telling ability is captivating. This is definitely worth a listen.

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,901

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

A stage play written by Dennis Kelly about how society was formed to keep men from having total control. A very powerful delivery by Carrie Mulligan, the sole actress and narrator. Very funny, serious, and heart wrenching.

  • Out of Africa

  • By: Isak Dineson
  • Narrated by: Julie Harris
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 745

Danish countess Karen Blixon, known as Isak Dineson, ran a coffee plantation in Kenya in the years when Africa remained a romantic and formidable continent to most Europeans. Out of Africa is her account of her life there, with stories of her respectful relationships with the Masai, Kikuyu, and Somali natives who work on her land; the European friends who visit her; and the imposing permanence of the wild, high land itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration of so-so memoir

  • By Wayne on 08-16-18

A very moving memoir

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Beautifully written and narrated. Very poetic. Short, but a very descriptive memoir of Karen Bloxin's time spent in Africa on her coffee farm.

  • The Dark Tower I

  • The Gunslinger
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,092

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most powerful creations: Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too Strange

  • By Michael williams on 05-26-17

DISAPPOINTED

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Got a little lost with this one. I may have gotten too caught up in all the hype surrounding the DT series. Found it somewhat confusing and hard to follow. Overall, not a bad story. I didn't dislike it, but I don't see the magnificence that others do. Will plan to re-read the Gunslinger, before continuing with the DT series.

  • A Doll House

  • By: Henrik Ibsen
  • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 933

A new recording of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, starring Calista Flockhart. Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora's well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen's play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Independence

  • By Renee on 01-24-15

Unpredictable

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

A short and sweet play, great performances, unpredictable. An important life lesson learned. Worth the listen.

  • The Witching Hour

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 50 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,770

Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of four centuries of witches - a family given to poetry and incest, murder and philosophy, a family that over the ages is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being called Lasher who haunts the Mayfair women....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greatest Supernatural Thriller of the 20th Century

  • By Liberty on 11-06-15

WHEW!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

Very long winded, a bit boring and monotonous, a lot of name dropping. The basic storyline was interesting, great narrative by Kate Reading. Main characters not believable , Incongruent. I struggled to finish, but was determined to do so.

  • Gwendy's Button Box

  • Includes Bonus Story "The Music Room"
  • By: Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
  • Narrated by: Maggie Siff
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974, 12-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zigzag up the cliffside. At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. One day a stranger calls to Gwendy: "Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great collaboration

  • By Marcus on 06-01-17

UNPREDICTABLE

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

Loved it! Another great short by Stephen King and Ri
hard Chizmar. Interesting, unique and unpredictable.

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  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,530

Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. He moves into his isolated house by the lake, which becomes the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite King Novel

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-26-02

Word Salad

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

I love reading King, but this, has to be my least favorite King read. A little too wordy, long winded, and drawn out. I think that there was a good story in there somewhere, but it was hiding in a word salad. I finished, but really had to push to do so..

  • Joyland

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Michael Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,304

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. Joyland is a brand-new novel and has never previously been published.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great Stephen King crime/mystery

  • By Mark on 07-11-13

Somewhat disappointing?

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

Had I rated this immediately after reading, I would have given it a 5 star rating. Now, the next morning, my rating has changed to 3.9 stars. The reason, it seemed to me a bit anticlimactic. I was still hooked, though, and couldnt put it down. It was wonderfully written, an excellent plot, and included some fantastic characterization. Very emotional, but not much of a thriller. A little suspenseful, but not to the degree I was expecting. Still, a very worthwhile read.

  • A Moveable Feast

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: James Naughton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hemingway without being TOO Hemingway

  • By Cathy Dopp on 09-20-06

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

Not what I was expecting, but still, an incredible story. Hemingway takes the highlights of his time in Europe, particularly France, and reflects on his memoirs. His array of words puts you there, as you can experience the emotion and mood. This is a short read, but worth the time.