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  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,628

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

Stunning performance

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

A delight at every scene. Could not have been a better performance. Highly recommend for all ages.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sharp Objects

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,481

Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By theenglishmajor on 02-14-14

Will have you questioning your instincts.

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

A thriller? A horror? Both? Gillian will keep you on the end right up until the end. Small town mischief is completely redefined as this family's laundry is hung to dry.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Tayari Jones
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,748

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the Story, but...

  • By Lisa N. Haynes on 03-01-18

Emotional Rollercoaster

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

This book will have your emotions rolling and have you experience in your life through a whole new lense. A real page-turner, you won't be able to put it down. All you want is the best for Roy and Celestial, and you can't help but think what would I do?

  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  • By: John Berendt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,862

Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo priestess who works her roots in the graveyard at midnight. A prominent antiques dealer who hangs a Nazi flag from his window to disrupt the shooting of a movie. And a redneck gigolo whose conquests describe him as a "walking streak of sex".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A little slow, but entertaining

  • By Joey on 12-14-06

Good story, lacking color

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

I understand why this book is so popular, and the stories are funny and interesting... At times it can feel like the stories are missing so many other stories of color and diversity. It seems to lurk in the background of each story, but it's never thoughtfully addressed.

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,433
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,133

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

Wonderfully thrilling and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

One of the most thrilling, interesting, and casted audio books you will ever have the pleasure of reading.

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,690

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book faded like a bad racehorse…

  • By Matt on 01-06-12

A true masterpiece.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

This novel is the best read I've ever had. A tip of the hat to the production crew in the making of this presentation. The narrator is spot on.
This book is impeccable. King really outdid himself. It is a tireless work of art full of an endless array of research, humor, and romance.
Light up your wildest dreams with this truly masterful work.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Homes

  • A Rivers of London Novel
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953

My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame - whatever that is. Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even he doesn't have all the answers. Mostly I'm just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen’s Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, it's out!

  • By Cliff on 02-14-14

Up for another journey?

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

Reviewed: 12-04-15

This book, while not my favorite in his series, creates a wonderful dynamic of mystery and attachment to the characters. Can't wait to see what happens next!

  • Whispers Under Ground

  • Peter Grant, Book 3
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,150

It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher - and the victim's wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom - if it exists at all - is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects...except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lesley's Back!

  • By Tango on 04-06-13

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 09-12-15

the main characters voice in this series is brilliant, witty, and full of British puns. Always a fun read.

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • By: Stephen Chbosky
  • Narrated by: Noah Galvin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,194

Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story

  • By FanB14 on 12-13-12

The best book to read again and again

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

I have now read this book three times, and I still love it more than any book I've ever read. Every time you read it, it means something new. Every time you read it, you need it for different reasons. Simple, and explicitly blunt, the author's voice is brilliant, soothing, and full of philosophical insight that we all know... but somehow forget. This book's a keeper, and I know I'll read it over and over.

  • 2666

  • By: Roberto Bolaño
  • Narrated by: John Lee, Armando Durán, G. Valmont Thomas, and others
  • Length: 39 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 542

Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa - a fictional Juárez - on the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Book I Read or Listened to in 2009

  • By William on 01-05-10

One of the best modern authors of our time.

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

Reviewed: 04-22-15

One of the best modern authors of our time. Am absorbing masterpiece full of sex, violence, murder, love, and family. Am epic byproduct of human nature and splendid trials. This novel will have you on edge, hoping for what comes next...