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  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,447

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, heartfelt, inspiring

  • By Jon K. Rust on 07-24-17

Too short!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

This story did what I have longed for. Finally a story to transport and engage.

22 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Lolita

  • By: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,948

Why we think it’s a great listen: Among the great literary achievements of the 20th century, Lolita soars in audio thanks to the incomparable Jeremy Irons, bringing to life Nabokov’s ability to shock and enthrall more than 50 years after publication. Lolita became a cause celebre because of the erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece

  • By Erez on 05-29-08

First wasn't sure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-16

Wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book specifically after finding out about the subject matter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Course Review

  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Collins Italian with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new, non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Only a recap

  • By Ariodante on 01-24-16
  • Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Course Review
  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble

Only a recap

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-16

Expected more as far as review. Didn't know that this volume was strictly a review volume. with that, didn't really go over enough to validate the purchase.

  • Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 3

  • Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 3
  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Collins Italian with Paul Noble combines an exciting new, nontraditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!!

  • By Michelle on 04-20-15

Well worth the cost!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-16

A little fast at the end and it certainly will have you reviewing the last chapter more frequently then the others. Well worth the cost. the best language course I found. Do wish I had the books though. Will look for them online.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 2

  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Collins Italian with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. No complicated grammatical explanations, no writing - no stress. And no chance of failure. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • beginner material however easy to follow

  • By Bri on 08-04-12

Keep your attention

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

Just finished level two and I am excited to purchase level three. I like the course and enjoy how Paul doesn't waste time reviewing from first level to the second level. it's a very smooth transition. highly recommend

6 of 7 people found this review helpful