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Lisa Canales

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  • The Importance of Being Earnest

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Carson Beck
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were all written at the height of the controversial Irish author's powers in his last, doomed decade, the 1890s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Ernest

  • By Rocky on 05-29-17

Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

I really enjoy listening to this story; the narrator did a great job and I will definitely listen to it again!

  • Precious Victims

  • Penguin True Crime
  • By: Don W. Weber, Charles Bosworth Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148

The police in Jersey County, Illinois, accepted Paula Sims' story of a masked kidnapper who snatched her baby girl, Lorelei, from her bassinet. Three years later, her second newborn daughter suffered an identical fate - and this time the police were unable to stop searching until they had discovered the whole horrifying truth. This is the full terrifying story of twisted sexuality and hate seething below the surface of a seemingly normal family and of the massive investigation and nerve-shattering trial that made the unthinkable a reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written True Crime

  • By Chrissy on 04-24-16

Exceptionally Written!

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

Reviewed: 07-05-16

This was an exceptionally written and narrated story. Thank you for including the 2015 update.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Innocent Man

  • Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death - in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book - Not Typical Grisham

  • By Mark on 01-17-07

Exceptional Non-Fiction

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

This was an excellently written piece of non-fiction. It was amazingly narrated! I recommend listening to this book.

  • Dubliners (Harper Audio Edition)

  • By: James Joyce
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Patrick McCabe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

James Joyce revolutionized twentieth-century writing with his "stream of consciousness" technique. While ingeniously innovative and experimental, he was also a keenly precise chronicler of the people, places, and sounds of his native Dublin. In Dubliners, a cast of 15 internationally famous stage and screen actors perform stories that make up a brilliant journey over a human landscape that captures the bleakest of despair to the most blinding of epiphanies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Stories, Poor Performance

  • By Deirdre on 12-30-11

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

This was excellently narrated! It was an amazingly listening experience. I will definitely listen to it again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Zoot Suit

  • By: Luis Valdez
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In 1943, Los Angeles exploded in the infamous Zoot Suit riots, provoked by the Sleepy Lagoon murder case that railroaded young Chicano gang members who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Valdez masterfully synthesizes fact and fiction, using the case to examine Chicano Zoot Suit culture of the '40s, prejudices, the role of the media in the judicial system, and Latino family culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story!

  • By Lisa Canales on 04-05-16

great story!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

Loved ithe story! it was wonderfully narrated; a flawless recording. I will definitely be listening to it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful