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  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,026
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,034

One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Audiobook!

  • By Greg on 02-26-14

it's okay

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

not my favorite book. should had read hard copy buy the reader was great. I would recommend.

  • Vinegar Girl

  • William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Retold: A Novel
  • By: Anne Tyler
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 427

Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister, Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work - her preschool charges adore her, but their parents don't always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a listen

  • By Hope on 07-20-16

It took me a minute, but...

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

I kept forgetting this was a retelling of the Taming of the Shrew. but one I remembered this story became delightful. the readers accents were a little muddled to me especially close to the end.

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,630

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

This book was just excellent!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

this book was just excellent. the story was very moving just like the real story was.

  • When Dimple Met Rishi

  • By: Sandhya Menon
  • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan, Vikas Adam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 839

Now that Dimple Shah has graduated, she's ready for a break from her family - especially from Mamma's inexplicable obsession with her finding the Ideal Indian Husband. Ugh. But Dimple knows that her mother must respect that she isn't interested in doing that right now - otherwise she wouldn't have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers, right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Let's say it together...Awe!

  • By Dee on 07-03-17

don't like teenage sex

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

It's a fun story in told in a Terry McMillian kings of way with just the girl and the guy. I really wish they would have been older. some serious adult situations for 17yos.

  • The Whole Cat and Caboodle

  • Second Chance Cat Mystery Series #1
  • By: Sofie Ryan
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 451

Sarah Grayson is the happy proprietor of Second Chance, a charming shop in the oceanfront town of North Harbor, Maine. At the shop she sells used items that she has lovingly refurbished and repurposed. But her favorite pet project so far has been adopting a stray cat she names Elvis. The big black cat with a scar across his nose turned up at a local bar when the band was playing the King of Rock and Roll's music and hopped in Sarah's truck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GIve it a chance

  • By N. Cooper on 04-06-17

this was ok

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

it was a little to slow for me. the descriptions were a little too elaborate but that's necessary for a mystery.

  • Alive in Him

  • How Being Embraced by the Love of Christ Changes Everything
  • By: Gloria Furman, J. I. Packer - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

God's grand plan for the redemption of creation has been in motion since before time began. The book of Ephesians lays out this glorious vision, highlighting the coming of Christ's kingdom on earth - a kingdom that will soon arrive in full. In Alive in Him, Gloria Furman leads us deep into the biblical text, exploring the main themes in Ephesians and showing us how the blessings we have received in Christ empower us to walk in a new way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jesus and the cosmos!

  • By Antonette on 07-20-17

Jesus and the cosmos!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

Gloria did an excellent job helping me go through the flow of Ephesians! Her personal illustrations were on point, and reading her book in conjunction with the text was just simply inspiring! I highly recommend to everyone!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ross Poldark

  • A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,789

Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his family and his beloved Elizabeth. But instead, he discovers that his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth, having believed Ross dead, is now engaged to his cousin. Ross must start over, building a completely new path for his life, one that takes him in exciting and unexpected directions....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hats off to the Screenwriters and Actors

  • By Donna Miller on 07-05-15

Love prevails

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

Reviewed: 07-17-15

I love a good love story, and this didn't fail! I'm not sure I'll read any other books in the series, this headline might be proven wrong.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Praying Life

  • Connecting with God in a Distracting World
  • By: Paul Miller
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

A Praying Life is an honest look at the difficulties of prayer, unanswered prayers, and successes in prayer. Readers will appreciate Paul Miller's down-to-earth approach and practical nature. Parents will find his family-life experiences especially helpful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book to get deeper into God's life

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-12

I needed something, and this was a great start

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

Reviewed: 08-26-14

I have been struggling in my prayer life, and this book helped to put me on track. I now have prayer cards. I still don't pray every day, but I prayer more sincere prayers from my heart. And, I'm much better now at confessing my sins.

  • One Plus One

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,922

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math-whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess' life in a nutshell - until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess' knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages...maybe ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes I need a book that is just fun to read.

  • By Kathy on 07-05-14

I think I found my new favorite author

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

Reviewed: 07-28-14

I highly recommend this book!

The first book I ever read that had multiple points of view was "Disappearing Act" by Terry McMillian. I loved the story because I got to see the story from each persons point of view. There are FOUR points of view in this story. Each person - just as in life - has their own point of view, and their own life situations going on, and yet their story intersect, and the author did a great job in keeping me interested in the hardships. It funny because at a certain point, just like the main character - Jessie, I forgot what she did too, until the moment in the book when it was discovered.

Very entertaining, and thankful that the sex scenes weren't explicit. Jojo Moyes wrote enough that I was able to fill in the rest with my imagination, just the way a book should be; I think!

46 of 49 people found this review helpful

  • Murphy's Law

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,939

Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, under cover of a false identity, for the anonymous shores of late 19th-century America. When she arrives in New York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cream Puff Read

  • By Jan on 12-19-13

Where has Molly been all my life?!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-14

Where has Molly been all my life? This book has been more than I thought it would be! I like mysteries that give you hints, without revealing the murder until the last minute! This book has delivered for me. :)