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  • A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

  • By: Amanda Owen
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

From best-selling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 1,000 sheep. In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can be reached only on foot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming and educational

  • By Liz on 02-26-19

Charming and educational

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Reviewed: 02-26-19

I'm a city girl through and through so this was a real eye-opener for me. I loved the narrator's accent and delivery and Owen's honesty about how life is for a shepherdess.

  • A Life in Parts

  • By: Bryan Cranston
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,358
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,006

Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father, a struggling actor and director, cast him in a United Way commercial. Soon Bryan was haunting the local movie theater, memorizing and reenacting favorite scenes with his older brother. Acting was clearly the boy's destiny - until one day his father disappeared. Suddenly destiny took a backseat to survival. Seeking something more stable, perhaps subconsciously trying to distance himself from his absent father, Cranston decided on a career in law enforcement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They're all good parts.

  • By kelli mcgourty on 10-23-16

Illuminating memoir - definitely a life in parts!

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Reviewed: 02-26-19

Loved the initial glimpse behind one of the most memorable scenes of "Breaking Bad" but the novelty wore off later on. I did enjoy learning about Cranston's life and his struggles as an actor and appreciate his honesty about his craft and the journey he's had so far.

  • The Hero's 2 Journeys

  • By: Michael Hauge, Christopher Vogler
  • Narrated by: Michael Hauge, Christopher Vogler
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

Make your story the best it can be on two levels. Hear each superstar teacher present his unique approach to story telling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this.

  • By Jane on 06-17-12

A must-have for any writer

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Reviewed: 02-26-19

I've been following Christopher Vogler's Hero's Journey interpretation for years and always got stumped when it came to certain things that had to do with the hero's motivations. Well, that's what Michael Hauge's specialty is and I'm glad I discovered this gem of a talk that has both Vogler and Hauge discussing the hero's two journeys. Definitely crystalized a few things for me.

  • Red Dragon

  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114

An innocent family are the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness. All hope rests on Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the infamous mass murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had forgotten how good Red Dragon was...

  • By DanBudda on 08-07-17

Just as good as the first time I listened to it

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Reviewed: 10-15-17

It must have been ages since I listened to the book back when I had it on CD but I had to give it another listen because I wanted to jog my memory a bit before watching Hannibal on network TV. Season 1 was good, Season 2 not so good, so I went back to the original material including this one.

  • Angela's Ashes

  • By: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,555

Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic book *and* a classic audiobook

  • By Karen on 01-30-03

Perfect Story and Perfect Narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-15-17

What happens when Frank McCourt narrates the story of his life? Perfection happens. I remember reading this back 2009 and I even had a personalized sign copy of the book that a co-worker borrowed and never returned (never again) and when the audio came out (back then in audio cassettes), I bought my own copy as well. McCourt has this lyrical way of speaking and every emotion is there in his narration. If you think you have it bad, read/listen to his memoir. He lived an amazing life and this ranks up there among my favorite reads and listens through the years. When it showed up on Audible years later, I had to have it and give it re-listen.