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  • Kafka on the Shore

  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976

With Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami gives us a novel every bit as ambitious and expansive as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which has been acclaimed both here and around the world for its uncommon ambition and achievement, and whose still-growing popularity suggests that it will be read and admired for decades to come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By bleadof on 10-04-16

good n odd

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Makes about zero sense. Heavy dose of symbolism. Typical Japanese in that it odd but the old man was the true gem.

  • Tortilla Flat

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 381

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a Camelot on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur’s castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging—men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Book

  • By LTCKEL on 09-06-14

awesome

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Only Suttree stands close to true hoboness of this fine old homeless family tree. One of my favorite Steinbecks

  • No Country for Old Men

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,845

Cormac McCarthy, best-selling author of National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, delivers his first new novel in seven years. Written in muscular prose, No Country for Old Men is a powerful tale of the West that moves at a blistering pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical McCarthy: SUPERB

  • By David on 02-21-08

simply the best

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

One author can stand next to Steinbeck...that would be you good sir Mr. Cormac McCarthy

  • The Wayward Bus

  • By: John Steinbeck, Gary Schamhorst - introduction
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck's vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's back roads, transporting the lost and the lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid and the scheming, the beautiful and the vicious away from their shattered dreams and, possibly, toward the promise of the future. This edition features an introduction by Gary Scharnhorst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Steinbeck always touches the heart, makes you feel

  • By Kelly on 05-08-17

Steinbeck is the best

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

My favorite author. Cormac is a close second. LOVE the struggle between the sexes. Classic author timeless narrator...simply perfect

  • The Terror

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Tom Sellwood
  • Length: 28 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067

The men onboard HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very good then, NOT

  • By Randall on 07-24-18

AMC sure destroyed this book.

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

One of the better monsters in recent memory. Historical fiction at its finest....I actually felt cold. Silly men tried to steam threw ice!

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,478
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,031
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,973

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gift to be treasured

  • By David Shear on 07-09-14

awesome

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

really enjoyed this book
took a minute to get used to sissy slow drawl but very rewarding. best quotes in this book. love me some scout 😆

  • All Creatures Great and Small

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,904
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,066
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,063

In this first volume of his memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? The local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Siegfried Farnon, his charming student brother Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl named Helen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Listen--Stories That Never Get Old

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-16

the narrator was superb. especially liked the old man voice. makes you wish for a simpler time and life.






  • The Mermaid's Sister

  • By: Carrie Anne Noble
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,145
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,905
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,901

There is no cure for being who you truly are.… In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie's healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara's favorite story tells of three orphan infants—Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O'Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree. One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister's skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ASTONISHINGLY GOOD!

  • By I-C Household on 05-08-15

over the top narration <br /><br /><br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

I enjoyed the fantasy premise and the main protagonist. But the book was ruined for me by the 1930's gangster / Santa Claus voice of EVERY male character in the performance..
.terrible!


  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,294

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Original Story of Horror and Courage

  • By JoanneG on 11-04-15

good stuff

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

Reviewed: 11-25-15

awesome narrative and character building....keep it up both of you! look forward to the next installment

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