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  • Northanger Abbey

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,117

A coming-of-age tale for the young and naïve 17-year-old Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey takes a decidedly comical look at themes of class, family, love and literature. Revelling in the sensationalist - and extremely popular - Gothic fiction of her day, the story follows Catherine out of Bath to the lofty manor of the Tilneys, where her overactive imagination gets to work constructing an absurd and melodramatic explanation for the death of Mrs Tilney, which threatens to jeopardise her newly forged friendships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing audio experience

  • By if it's not baroque on 01-01-18

Amazing production

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Fantastic production of one of Jane Austen's best novels! Wonderfully put together, the story comes across beautifully in the drama.

  • Jane Eyre

  • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatization
  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Amanda Hale, Tom Burke
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Amanda Hale and Tom Burke star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel, adapted by Rachel Joyce. Orphan Jane learns at an early age that self-control is the surest means of retaining self-respect in adversity. It is a lesson that serves her well in the years ahead as she endures the misery of life with her cruel, uncaring aunt, followed by the harsh regime at Lowood Institution, a charity school for poor children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance but very quick

  • By Sophie on 07-17-16

Excellent dramatization

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Very well acted - the voice actors and background sounds do a fantastic job of bringing the story to life. Very abridged, but it still captures the essence of the story.

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  • Hero

  • By: Perry Moore
  • Narrated by: Michael Urie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,820

In the story comic book legend Stan Lee calls "spellbinding" and "totally original," Thom Creed has secrets. For one, like his father, he has super powers. Also, he's been asked to join the League—the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. Then there’s the secret Thom can barely face himself: he's gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, Typhoid Larry, and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Robert on 10-25-10

Fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Such an entertaining story! Perry Moore does a perfect job at capturing the angst and anxiety of being a teenager. The narrator is only okay - everyone but the main character comes off sounding nasally. Other than that, a thoroughly engaging read.

  • Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations

  • By: Michael A. Roberto, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Roberto
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898

Discover an essential handbook for strategies, concepts, and insights into the dynamics of transformational leadership in these 24 lectures, which take you on an in-depth examination of the leadership behaviors and capabilities essential to creating positive change in teams and organizations. Filled with case studies and lessons from leaders in business, politics, sports, and the military, as well as a range of specific skills and strategies you can put to use in your own career, this lecture series is an authoritative guide to successful leadership.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just over three stars

  • By Aaron Weber on 05-01-15

Lead changes

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The lectures are a fascinating look at how to lead an organization to change. The professor does an excellent job at weaving in real life examples, research, and personal knowledge. Very good and informative.

  • Hunter

  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055

They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares. Now, the luckiest Cits live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the hideous monsters fighting to break through.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Story Vs The Narrator

  • By James on 06-08-17

Overly perfect heroine ruins world building

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

The first third of this book was great. Mercedes Lackey does a wonderful job with the world building and really draws you in. Then, as the story continues, the heroine gets more and more perfect, the plot thinner, and the romance boring. Our main character is selfless, liked by all, dances perfectly the first time, and clearly the best magician ever. Disappointing end.

  • Cinder & Ella

  • By: Kelly Oram
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338

It's been almost a year since 18-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she's been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father's home, and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she's capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're in the mood for a sweet YA fairy tale...

  • By AudioAddict on 06-03-17

Cute & light romance

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

Reviewed: 01-29-18

Very cute story. Entertaining, but not at all serious or realistic. Little overdramatic but cute relationship.

  • Deborah Tannen at the 92nd Street Y

  • By: Deborah Tannen
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Deborah Tannen, author of the best seller about women and men You Just Don't Understand, here tackles the mother-daughter relationship. She discusses ways to communicate with family members and improve your most passionate relationships. Tannen is also the author of I Only Say This Because I Love You, You're Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation, and That's Not What I Meant!. She is a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good introduction

  • By Kathryn on 08-16-17

Good introduction

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

Reviewed: 08-16-17

Brief overview of Tannen's work on mothers and daughters. It's entertaining without being very deep. She refers to her books almost as much as to the content in them. That being said, her work is still insightful and interesting, and she's a good speaker.

  • The Story of Human Language

  • By: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John McWhorter
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,079

Language defines us as a species, placing humans head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators. But it also beguiles us with its endless mysteries, allowing us to ponder why different languages emerged, why there isn't simply a single language, how languages change over time and whether that's good or bad, and how languages die out and become extinct.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll Never Look at Languages the Same Way Again

  • By SAMA on 03-11-14

Fascinating & entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

The lecturer clearly knew his topic extremely well, and managed to share an incredible amount of information while keeping it approachable. His lectures were entertaining and engaging. He broadened the scope well beyond English and Indo-European languages, touching the course a great diverse perspective. I highly recommend to anyone interested in language!

  • Medical School for Everyone: Emergency Medicine

  • By: Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Roy Benaroch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

In Dr. Benaroch's 24 lectures, experience for yourself the high-stakes drama and medical insights of life in an everyday emergency department: the most intense department in any hospital and home to the kind of split-second decision making, troubleshooting, and detective work that can make the difference between a patient's life and death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're into this sort of thing....

  • By Norman B. Bernstein on 11-27-15

Engaging and instructive

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

These lectures were fascinating and provided a great look into a field most of us are scared to even think about. I'd never had much interest in emergency medicine, but the lecturer kept me engaged from the first minute to the last.

He had a variety of interesting stories on all different topics, and kept them tied to the central theme. He is a wonderful speaker and obviously very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this for everyone!

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  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

  • By: A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,159

It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder. Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something Rotten in Denmark...

  • By Carole T. on 08-23-14

Incredible retelling

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Richard Armitage did a fantastic job with this thrilling retelling of Hamlet. I didn't expect anything to live up to Shakespeare's original, but this story takes the novel setting and runs with it. Absolutely recommend.