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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 98,867
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91,568
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91,142

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but repetitive

  • By marianne russell on 05-23-17

An emotional journey

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

Having Trevor tell his story is incredible. I was emotionally drained once it was over. I had laughed. I cried. I stopped to reflect about my own life. Simply beautiful.

  • Scrappy Little Nobody

  • By: Anna Kendrick
  • Narrated by: Anna Kendrick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,455
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,274

Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle-class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anna Kendrick: Scrappy Little... Revelation

  • By Andrew on 01-17-17

Lucid and articulate? Or, just a great reader?

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

A very enjoyable listen. I felt like I spent a few hours with a kindred spirit - a "I'm not the only one? ! " experience.

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just the right reading style

  • By Matthew Stavros on 05-09-13

Quite the voyage

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

Reviewed: 10-20-16

Now that I've experienced a good number of audio books, I can honestly say that this is one of the finest performances. The narration is flawless. The book itself, is a thing of poetic beauty, and it comes across seemlessly, in this production.

  • Good Omens

  • The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Mark Heap, Full Cast, Peter Serafinowicz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568

A full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s celebrated apocalyptic comic novel, with bonus length episodes and outtakes. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday in fact. Just after Any Answers on Radio 4….Events have been set in motion to bring about the End of Days. The armies of Good and Evil are gathering and making their way towards the sleepy English village of Lower Tadfield.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An adaption of one of my all time favorite books

  • By Mr Benn on 02-03-15

Simply wonderful <br />

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

Tremendously entertaining. The characters really came to life.
Bravo. 20 word reviews suck the sweat off a dead priest's bollocks.

  • Wishful Drinking

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,184

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Perspective....

  • By Allan on 12-22-08

Interesting <br />

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

Overall, a fun listen. Carrie's candor is warm, but sometimes uncomfortable - appropriate, really. I have recommended this to friends.

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  • Car Talk Classics: Four Perfectly Good Hours

  • By: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
  • Narrated by: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Now you can waste not one, not two, but four perfectly good hours listening to Car Talk Classics, featuring some of Tom and Ray's favorite complete programs: everything from opening rant to bogus answers to eccentric closing credits. Whether they really help callers fix their transmissions is an open question, but the Car Talk guys certainly know how to transfix their listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The very best depression cure ever.

  • By Pood on 04-13-18

Memory Lane

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

After 20 years, these guys still put a huge smile on my face. I first tuned in, across the border, in Canada, via FM radio, and almost wished that my clunkers would develop a "mystery" problem. Just wonderful.

  • If Chins Could Kill

  • Confessions of a B Movie Actor
  • By: Bruce Campbell
  • Narrated by: Bruce Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,989
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874

Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chin-tacular

  • By Sarah Nelson on 04-04-15

Evil Read<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

So utterly captivating. Bruce is a gifted raconteur. I was sad to hear it end...

  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,886
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,194

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warm-hearted retelling

  • By Thomas Allen on 10-19-14

Simply, perfect!<br />

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

Reviewed: 04-15-16

Such a natural, and organic companion to a brilliant fairy tale, and a much beloved classic film.