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  • Rumpole and the Quacks

  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Leo McKern
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Rumpole defends a Pakistani doctor accused of molesting a female patient, and Phyllida suspects Erskine-Brown of philandering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By Barbara D Davidson on 04-14-18

Perfection!

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

How marvelous to spend time with Rumpole and Leo McKern again! I miss them both!

  • The Savior Is Born

  • By: Brian Gleeson
  • Narrated by: Morgan Freeman
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

Morgan Freeman narrates this poignant retelling of the Nativity, weaving together the gospels of Matthew and Luke as it follows Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem, culminating in the touching events surrounding the birth of Jesus. An awe-inspiring musical score by The Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, captures all the power and beauty of the very first Christmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent performance and short

  • By signingmom on 11-26-17

Absolutely lovely!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

The well-written narrative is beautifully read by Morgan Freeman, and the brilliant choral music plants this greatest of all stories deeply into the heart!

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  • All Things Bright and Beautiful

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,297

Herriot continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales, meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters - humans, dogs, horses, lambs, parakeets - all of them drawn with the same infinite fascination, affection and insight that made James Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. And all the stories are warmly, evocatively told by the world-renowned "voice" of Dr. Herriot: Christopher Timothy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book, but....

  • By Shirley on 10-07-11

Wonderful story, delightful performance, beautiful writing!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

I cannot say enough about these precious books. I've never considered myself an animal lover, but these thoroughly engaging stories have made me envious of those who have shared their lives with pets and other creatures. Christopher Timothy's performance is perfect. The only flaw is the background noise that is present from time to time--not enough to ruin the overall experience, but very distracting. I did not hear these extraneous voices in All Creatures Great and Small, and I hope they will be absent from the next in series.

  • The Hiding Place

  • By: Corrie ten Boom
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,008

Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the 20h century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazi's, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her whole family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Courage

  • By AAW on 08-05-10

I am deeply moved

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

This amazing story never fails to remind me of the power of God's love and forgiveness. I'm so glad to have this fine audio presentation as well as the print and movie versions. It's worth reading or listening to again and again.

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • Life Among the Lowly
  • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455

Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." A thrilling and important piece of American literature!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By Linda on 04-14-16

Great book, poor performance

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

I did truly enjoy the story--despite the somewhat dated language and Dickensian plot, I think it is timely even today. However, the affected accents of the reader, her mispronunciations, and her attempts to sing the "old Methodist hymns" were annoying and distracting.