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  • Erotic Exchanges

  • The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris
  • By: Nina Kushner
  • Narrated by: Sally Martin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

In Erotic Exchanges, Nina Kushner reveals the complex world of elite prostitution in 18th-century Paris by focusing on the professional mistresses who dominated it. In this demimonde, these dames entretenues exchanged sex, company, and sometimes even love for being "kept". Most of these women entered the profession unwillingly, either because they were desperate and could find no other means of support or because they were sold by family members to brothels or to particular men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Historical examination of the Demimonde

  • By Shoshana Hathaway on 08-07-15

educational and interesting

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

This is a dry read because it is social history. Very informative if this is a subject of interest to you.

  • Club Dead

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #3
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,449

In this entry from Anthony Award winner Charlaine Harris' New York Times best-selling series, the gorgeous and feisty telepath hits the road to find her missing boyfriend, who may have run off with his former lover - a notorious vamp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Fantastic

  • By Pamela M on 03-13-09

Intresting story and fun to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Light and interesting with new characters introduced. Additional development of main characters. Second time listening to series.

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,459
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,947

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It might be better to actually read this.

  • By Ariel on 07-25-11

Story of fanciful imagination good for all ages.

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

The tale of another world that exsists alongside and within the ordinary. Similar to the Harry Potter books but the children have talents that set them apart. Slight violence but nothing worse than other young adult books. Entertaining and interesting with enough substance to make you want to know what happens next. I like the time travel element.

  • The Tale of Tales

  • Penguin Audio Classics
  • By: Giambattista Basile, Nancy L. Canepa - translator, Nancy L. Canepa - notes, and others
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

Funny and scary, romantic and gruesome - and featuring a childless queen who devours the heart of a sea monster cooked by a virgin, and who then gives birth the very next day; a lecherous king aroused by the voice of a woman whom he courts, unaware of her physical grotesqueness; and a king who raises a flea to monstrous size on his own blood, sparking a contest in which an ogre vies with men for the hand of the king's daughter - The Tale of Tales is a fairy-tale treasure that prefigures Game of Thrones and other touchstones of worldwide fantasy literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Farts, Tarts and Body Parts

  • By John on 04-29-17

if your a fan of folk fairytales

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

Reviewed: 05-19-16

This is a good read if you a fan of folklore and old style fairy tales. It can drag in places and some stories are similar but accurate. The style is archaic and you may think the only monsters on earth are ogres. performance was good with character voices and flow.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Magicians

  • A Novel
  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,790
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,807

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an average book

  • By Kyle on 04-30-11

Entertaining and complex

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

complex enough to keep my attention. Watching TV show based on books. Similar to show, but an altogether different read. Characters are not your typical fast food formula to appeal to the masses. If you are a intellectual nerd you will be more likely to relate rather than be annoyed by them.

  • Sermon on the Mount

  • By: Richard Rohr
  • Narrated by: Richard Rohr
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Richard Rohr leads us through the social, political and environmental setting out of which Matthew brought Christ’s radical message of a new world order. He explains Matthew’s challenge to let go of the conventional wisdom that comes with contemporary American culture. Each of seven talks brings us closer to the heart of the Sermon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a way to understand the ancient scripts!!!

  • By Jim n April on 06-03-14

I can listen many times a year

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

I've listened to this presentation twice now. I always get something new from it and I always find it inspiring. Well worth the money spent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Breathing Under Water

  • Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
  • By: Richard Rohr
  • Narrated by: John Quigley O.F.M.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Franciscan Father Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content!

  • By Lynn on 06-20-15

excellent healing guidance

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

A wonderful tie in to twelve steppers and spiritual practices. Other ways to pray and meditate using contemplative prayer.

  • The Screwtape Letters

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,352

A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old Devil to his nephew, Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One to Read Again and Again

  • By E. Pearson on 12-31-11

A great classic

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

Reviewed: 03-19-15

Always a pleasure to read or listen to this classic. The content never gets old and is always amusing Great performance by the reader.