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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,037

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Seattle blues on 08-17-18

Didn’t get it

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

No way on earth a 6 year old girl could raise herself alone. What about dental checkups? And how could she write a book series with so little education?
It just seemed to stretch imagination beyond any normal limits.
I was surprised it had so many good reviews.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Vieux, râleur et suicidaire

  • La vie selon Ove
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Bernard Gabay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Dans le lotissement où il vit depuis quarante ans, Ove est connu pour être un râleur de la pire espèce. Mais depuis qu'il est sans travail, il se sent seul et inutile. Il erre dans sa maison, fait des rondes de quartier pour relever les infractions des habitants. Jusqu'au jour où, las de cette routine, il décide d'en finir. Corde au cou, debout dans le salon, il est prêt à passer à l'acte... C'est sans compter l'arrivée de nouveaux voisins et d'un chat abandonné. Interrompant involontairement ses tentatives de suicide, ceux-ci vont peu à peu pousser Ove dans ses derniers retranchements et le ramener à la vie !

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator, wonderful story

  • By Robin on 04-05-17

Great narrator, wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

The main character Ove had a tough life overall, but it's a lovely story about love and loss. Has it's funny moments too. I'll never look at a Saab the same way again!

  • Matar a un ruiseñor [To Kill a Mockingbird]

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Adriana Sananes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

El consejo de un abogado a sus hijos mientras él defiende el verdadero ruiseñor de la novela clásica de Harper Lee - un hombre negro acusado de violar a una niña blanca. A través de los ojos de Jem y Scout Finch, Harper Lee explora con humor y honestidad inquebrantable la irracionalidad de la actitud de los adultos hacia la raza y la clase en las profundidades del sur en la década de 1930.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelente‼️

  • By Maxine on 07-11-15

Classic story

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

Would you listen to Matar a un ruiseñor [To Kill a Mockingbird] again? Why?

Yes. It is a classic story of human nature.

What did you like best about this story?

That it was told from the viewpoint of a very smart 11 year old.

Which scene was your favorite?

When she stumbled on a group of the Ku Klux Klan, and managed to stop the group from violence by picking out Walter Cunningham and speaking to him. A dangerous situation turned almost funny.

Who was the most memorable character of Matar a un ruiseñor [To Kill a Mockingbird] and why?

Scout. She just upset the normal codes of behavior.

  • Hunger Games [French Version]

  • Hunger Games 1
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Kelly Marot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Dans un futur sombre, sur les ruines des États-Unis, un jeu télévisé est créé pour contrôler le peuple par la terreur. Douze garçons et douze filles tirés au sort participent à cette sinistre téléréalité, que tout le monde est forcé de regarder en direct. Une seule règle dans l'arène : survivre, à tout prix.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging, fast paced, great narrator!

  • By Robin on 10-27-15

Engaging, fast paced, great narrator!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-15

Would you listen to Hunger Games (Hunger Games 1) again? Why?

This was a wonderful book to listen to in French. It was an engaging story, tense, good plot, and if you could bypass the fact that everyone needed to knock each other off, it was an adventuresome read & a love story. I have tried to find Audible books in French, this was was especially good; good pace, interesting voice. I had a hard time stopping the story !

What about Kelly Marot’s performance did you like?

Kelly is a great narrator. Her voice adopts to the characters very well and she moves along quickly and narrates clearly.

Any additional comments?

Please add more audible books in French! Its a fantastic way to stay with the language.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • À tout prix [At All Costs]

  • Alex Leroc, journaliste
  • By: Christian Lause
  • Narrated by: Christian Lause
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Alex Leroc est un jounaliste d'investigation français qui travaille à Bruxelles pour le magazine L'Avis, ou autrement dit, il s'occupe à plein temps des affaires des autres. Dans "À tout prix", Alex Leroc et ses collègues du magazine L'Avis font un reportage sur Pierrick Martin, un joueur de tennis très apprécié par le public et les announceurs publicitaires. L'Avis veut être le premier à révéler les secrets de la nouvelle star qui accumule les succès sportifs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very fun to listen to French

  • By Robin on 04-07-15

Very fun to listen to French

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

I enjoyed a story in French. It moved along but it was easy to follow. Great for the "ear". Fun story.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,478

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Good story

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

I got a little tired of the voice. Good story tho. Kept me listening. Didn't need such graphic examples that were attempts at humor, but the story & message were great. The way thebenefits of meditation were described inspired me to keep at it

  • Pigs in Heaven

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

In Heaven, Oklahoma, pigs are both edible and inspirational! The story begins when a 6-year-old named Turtle is the sole witness to a freak accident. As a result she and her adoptive mother, Taylor, have a moment of celebrity that changes their lives forever. After seeing them on television, Annawake Fourkiller, a young attorney for Oklahoma's Cherokee Nation, claims that Turtle was improperly taken from the tribe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't realize it was the abridged version

  • By David Andrews on 02-27-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 04-09-13

Would you listen to Pigs in Heaven again? Why?

It is just a great story about motherhood, love, forgiveness, and a surprise.

Any additional comments?

Love the voice.