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  • Middlesex

  • By: Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,408

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Waiting It Out

  • By D. N. Meads on 08-28-09

One of the best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-03

I enjoyed, and actually looked forward to my daily commute so I could listen to the next installment. Middlesex covers so many different topics and was thought provoking, educational and interesting. The narrator does a wonderful job of telling this wonderful story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Walk to Remember

  • By: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Sparks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he'd fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's Baptist minister. Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter's life would never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Andrea on 02-06-03

A

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-03

This is one of the nicest stories that I have ever heard or read. The fact that the author read it made the story more enjoyable. He has a very pleasant, soothing voice. Usually biblical references in books are awkward for me. I am not of the same religious faith, nor am I religious at all. This story touched me in a way that very many others have not. It is not a demanding story on the listener/reader, but causes you to examine the way things happen and why.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Patrick Fraley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

The idealized childhood of this fictional hero, based on Mark Twain's own early life, is filled with robust good humor and high-spirited adventures. Yet there is also an in-depth experience of the central South of the 1840s. While romping through fun-filled fantasy, Tom Sawyer shows how morally complicated real life can be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story my 9-year-old keeps returning to

  • By Centriculous on 04-10-05

Well worth a listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-03

Both this selection and Huckleberry Finn, read by Patrick Frawley are unbelivably excellent and the best selections I have purchased in the past year since signing up with Audible. Patrick Frawley makes the books come alive. He does each character so individually that you'd believe different people were reading each part. Mark Twain would be real proud to hear this interpretation of his wonderful story.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Patrick Fraley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

One of the greatest treats in all world literature, this masterpiece from Mark Twain inspired a literary revolution. The novel offers both brilliant humor and tragedy as Huck and Jim explore the moral dilemmas of slavery and freedom. Huck, the narrator, is shrewd, ingenious, and literal; he reports on everything he sees, which allows the listener to experience the hypocrisy of "sivilization".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific interpretion of an excellent story

  • By Andrea on 01-12-03

Terrific interpretion of an excellent story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-03

Both this selection and Tom Sawyer, read by Patrick Frawley are unbelivably excellent and the best selections I have purchased in the past year since signing up with Audible. Patrick Frawley makes the books come alive. He does each character so individually that you'd believe different people were reading each part. Mark Twain would be real proud to hear this interpretation of his wonderful story.

75 of 76 people found this review helpful