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  • A Little Princess

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

Ten-year-old Sarah Crue lives life like a princess until tragedy strikes, taking away her fine clothes and privileges. Without her velvet and silk and French maids, she's no longer the envy of all the girls at Miss Minchin's London boarding school, and even has to live in the school's attic, working for the students who were once her friends. Will Sarah's spirit remain unbowed? Follow her through her trials and triumphs in this unforgettable tale beloved by children the world over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Credit Worthy Narration

  • By File Squirrel on 08-29-09

JSB

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Absolutely delightful! Such beauty! I’m still in awe. This novel (and narration) truly is a work of art.

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Curtis Sisco
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

Twain called this story a "hymn to boyhood". Loved by all ages in countless renditions in all media. A classic piece of American literature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story but the reading felt a little mechanical

  • By stephen on 09-26-14

Truly Entertaining!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-17

This was a family favorite, hands down. Not only is this classic literature at its best, the narrator did an absolutely phenomenal job! This story is full of adventure, mystery and humor!

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,698
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,412
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33,487

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Well Worth the Read

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-17

Hillenbrand and Herrmann make a brilliant dynamic duo. Though this book is full of the atrocities of war and evil intent, it is well worth the intensity endured to get to the beauty of redemption and forgiveness.

  • The Boys in the Boat

  • Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • By: Daniel James Brown
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,385
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,907
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,850

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you believe in miracles??

  • By Janice on 07-12-13

Phenomenal Book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-16

Brilliant writing and outstanding narrative. I highly recommend this Audible recording to any lending ear. Truly engaging, running the full gamut of emotion. Well done all around.

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