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Kemberly

GAINESVILLE, FL, United States
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  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,317
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,327
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,283

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect narration of a perfect book

  • By Akela on 12-09-15

wonderful<br />

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

loved it! can't wait to listen to the other Jane Austen books. delightful story and narrative. the suspense of emotion and the turn of phrase within the elegance of the time period truley captured the imagination.

  • Eldest

  • The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Christopher Paolini
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,428

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You see growth in the Author

  • By Theodore on 01-09-13

completed and enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

Good book
enjoyed listening to the plot unfold. the ending lived up to the title well and set the stage for the next adventure.

  • Johnny Tremain

  • By: Esther Forbes
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

Johnny had been Mr. Lapham's star pupil, a clever, industrious apprentice silversmith. But when Johnny seriously burns his hand in a furnace, he finds himself crippled and with no means of taking care of himself. Soon, trouble reaches Johnny's life in a new way. Swept along in the tide of events leading to the Boston Tea Party and the first skirmishes of Lexington and Concord, Johnny finds a job as message-carrier for the Sons of Liberty. As young and old men alike make sacrifices for a new country, Johnny prepares to take his own stand in the cause for freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!

  • By Taryn Hayes on 05-09-17

Great story, really enjoyed narrator's characteriz

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

Reviewed: 08-21-15

thought provoking and inspirational. I l i led how the author brought closure to Johnny T's identity and grew in character through his experiences

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Bronze Bow

  • By: Elizabeth George Speare
  • Narrated by: Mary Woods
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

After witnessing his father's crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father's death by driving the Roman legions from the land of Israel. Consumed by hatred, Daniel leads a dangerous life living with an outlaw band in the hills outside his village, spying and plotting, impatiently waiting to take revenge. Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal, The Bronze Bow is the story of a boy's tormented journey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Changed Heart

  • By Kemberly on 03-04-13

A Changed Heart

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Facia becuase she was intuitive in how she responded to all characters and was a link that held the different world views and cultures together.

What three words best describe Mary Woods’s performance?

Good reading of the novel but not a lot of change was given to dramatize and represent the changes in characters and the changing heart of Daiel.

If you could take any character from The Bronze Bow out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take Leah out to dinner. After Jesus frees her to live life to the full- it would be refreshing to watch the childlike wonder as she encountered experiences outside of her former life.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins

  • By: Scott O'Dell
  • Narrated by: Tantoo Cardinal
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856

Island of the Blue Dolphins is the remarkable story of a strange and beautiful Indian girl who lives a serene and courageous life as the solitary survivor on an island off the California coast. Left behind when the rest of her tribe fled, she waits, year after year, for a ship to come for her. She fights for her very survival, building a shelter, hunting for food, and making weapons to stave off her enemies, the wild dogs who took her brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rich in cultural details and extremely well read.

  • By Terri O. Johnson on 07-23-09

Adventurous Spirit of survival

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Amazing story to think that any one would be able to survive the wilds and lonliness of such a plight.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes