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  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • By: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Clayborne Carson - editor
  • Narrated by: Levar Burton
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 557

He was a husband, a father, a preacher - and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world. Now, in a special program commissioned and authorized by his family, here is the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring King's I Have a Dream Speech.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Slice of History

  • By John-Mark Stensvaag on 08-05-03

Recorded speeches were awesome!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-14

What made the experience of listening to The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. the most enjoyable?

I loved the recordings of his speeches!

What about Levar Burton’s performance did you like?

His style of narration is very easy to listen to and allowed me to grasp the content without struggling.

  • Interventions

  • A Life in War and Peace
  • By: Kofi Annan, Nader Mousavizadeh
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Interventions is the inside story of a world at the brink. After 40 years of service in the United Nations, former Secretary-General Kofi Annan shares his unique perspective on the terrorist attacks of September 11; the American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan; the wars among Israel, Hezbollah, and Lebanon; the humanitarian tragedies of Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia; and the geopolitical transformations following the Cold War. With eloquence and unprecedented candor, Annan finally reveals his unique role and unparalleled perspective on decades of global politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Insightful!

  • By fotoliegos on 01-09-17

Narrator blew it.

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Way too monotone. Whoever read it is NOT interested in what Annan had to say.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ninety-Three

  • By: Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

It is 1793 in France, the year of the guillotine. Already, Louis XVI has been sentenced to the scaffold, and Terror reigns. The architects of the Revolution (Marat, Danton, and Robespierre) have set up the Convention, an embryo parliament, designed to stem social chaos. But ideals topple in the face of political necessity, alliances founder, and intrigue is a way of life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Stuffy

  • By Julie on 04-08-13

Stuffy

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

Reviewed: 04-08-13

What would have made Ninety-Three better?

This is a great book. Narrator.... well.... ruined it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Blah, blah, blah. Monotone. Where did you get this guy?

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,052

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Awesome narration!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-12

What did you love best about Outlander?

The dialogue. Tremendous use of language. The narrator pegged it big time!

What did you like best about this story?

Beautiful descriptions. Plenty of tension and feeling.