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  • On the Road

  • 50th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Jack Kerouac
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,217

Few novels have had as profound an impact on American culture as On the Road. Pulsating with the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be "beat" and has inspired generations of writers, musicians, artists, poets, and seekers who cite their discovery of the book as the event that "set them free".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Narration and a Wonderful Book

  • By Guillermo on 09-17-09

Wow the Reader is Amazing

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

Reviewed: 04-04-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Listening to Will Patton read this book is truely an experience worth having.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Relief- Dean Moriarity made me tired just thinking about his personality.

Any additional comments?

I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this book if I was reading it myself, but it really came alive with Patton's great work!

  • Summer

  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Wharton's most erotic and lyrical novel, Summer explores a daring theme for 1917, a woman's awakening to her sexuality. Eighteen-year-old Charity Royall lives in the small town of North Dormer, ignorant of desire until the arrival of architect Lucius Harney. Like the succulent summer landscape in the Berkshires around them, Charity's romance is lush and picturesque, but its consequences are harsh and real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent first audible purchase!

  • By lilyglint on 08-23-04

It's Okay

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

Reviewed: 07-26-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'm trying to get through all of Wharton's novels- I'd recommend this to a Wharton fan but not necessarily someone looking for that all encompassing "good read". It was scandalous at the time but it sort of has a predictable ending and I wasn't particularly satisfied with the heroine.

If you’ve listened to books by Edith Wharton before, how does this one compare?

There wasn't anything particularly wrong with the reader- I just didn't like her style. The reading felt very clipped and almost rushed.

Would you be willing to try another one of Grace Conlin’s performances?

Probably not.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

  • A Novel
  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written and read!

  • By Elizabeth on 03-26-12

GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT

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

Reviewed: 07-19-12

I bought this on a whim knowing nothing about the author or the book, just that the premise sounded interesting. About an hour in I came back and put all of Ms. Jackson's books on my wishlist- she's the kind of writer/reader who tells a great story and someone I wanted to curl up and spend my entire day with.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    1,087 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840

After a whirlwind romance and a honeymoon in Italy, the innocent young heroine and the dashing Maxim de Winter return to his country estate, Manderley. But the unsettling memory of Rebecca, the first Mrs. de Winter, still lingers within. The timid bride must overcome her husband's oppressive silences and the sullen history of the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, to confront the emotional horrors of the past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen

  • By P. Wade Thompson on 05-12-09

Really Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-31-12

If you could sum up Rebecca in three words, what would they be?

Suspenseful, indulgent, enjoyable

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that I had no idea what to expect and was completely unable to predict what was going to happen next. The author builds the suspense of the story beautifully and I couldn't wait to listen to the next chapter!

Which scene was your favorite?

The fancy dress ball- where our poor heroine dons an unfortunate costume.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

absolutely!

Any additional comments?

Great book! I'd added several Du Maurier books to my wishlist!

  • Jane Austen

  • By: Carol Shields
  • Narrated by: Donada Peters
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Shields here explores the life of a writer whose own novels have delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows this superb novelist from her early family life in Steventon to her later years in Bath, her broken engagement, and her intense relationship with her sister Cassandra. She reveals both the very private woman and the accomplished author.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything Jane

  • By Catherine on 08-14-12

Jane Austen Junkies

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

Reviewed: 05-31-12

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Not particularly...

Has Jane Austen turned you off from other books in this genre?

Absolutely not- I read everything and anything they slap Jane Austen's name to! :-D

What three words best describe Donada Peters’s performance?

Crisp, clear, professional

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hero

  • By: Perry Moore
  • Narrated by: Michael Urie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,819

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
  • Give it a listen!

  • By Robert on 10-25-10

Great Download

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

Reviewed: 07-16-11

There really isn't anything that I can say that hasn't been more eloquently put in the reviews already. I really enjoyed this book, both the writing and the reader are excellent. It's certainly one I'd recommend to anyone!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bossypants

  • By: Tina Fey
  • Narrated by: Tina Fey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,429

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Did not enjoy the whinny quality of this book.

  • By Sharon Blunk on 11-29-17

Believe the Hype

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

Reviewed: 07-04-11

It's as funny and as awesome as everyone will tell you it is. DOWNLOAD IT. You won't be sorry at all.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Chosen One

  • A Novel
  • By: Carol Lynch Williams
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated polygamous community without questioning her father's three wives and her 20 brothers and sisters. Or at least without questioning them much - if you don't count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Story - Amazing Narration

  • By Kim on 08-09-10

Great

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

Reviewed: 06-26-11

I couldn't stop listening to this book. It's well written, well read and surprisingly quite tense. I highly recommend it!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,922

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

Grabs You From The First Moment

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-11

I couldn't stop listening to this book- it sucked me from the first chapter. And it's not a book that would be just enjoyed by just young adults. Anyone who's looking for something different and something to be completely engrossed in, I would highly recommend downloading this one!

  • Looking for Alaska

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,716

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decidedly adult content...

  • By RaisinNut on 10-14-12

Wonderful Coming of Age Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-11

I want to be careful that I don't spoil anything- but I enjoyed this book immensely. The reader is terrific and I revelled in every minute I listened to this book. It absolutely covers the span of what it's like to be a teenager and the emotions and conflicts that are apart of being that. I am newly converted John Green fan, but man, everything I get my hands on, I love.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful