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  • Norwegian Wood

  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 951
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 864

This stunning and elegiac novel by the author of the internationally acclaimed Wind-Up Bird Chronicle has sold over four million copies in Japan and is now available to American audiences for the first time. It is sure to be a literary event.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beautiful, Wistful...

  • By Douglas on 02-18-16

I will never stop hating men's falsetto imitations

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Of women. You can't take any female character in this book seriously because of that.

  • Night Draws Near

  • Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War
  • By: Anthony Shadid
  • Narrated by: Anthony Shadid
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Determined to offer an unfiltered version of events, the Washington Post's Anthony Shadid was neither embedded with soldiers nor briefed by politicians. Because he is fluent in Arabic, Shadid, an Arab-American born and raised in Oklahoma, was able to actually disappear into the divided, dangerous worlds of Iraq. Day by day, as American dreams clashed with Arab notions of justice, he pieced together the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the terrible dislocations and tragedies of war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please stop letting authors read their own work

  • By Jessie on 12-30-18

Please stop letting authors read their own work

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

It always sucks the life of of the book. The information is good, the writing ok but a little flat. It's just hard to pay attention to and follow because of the monotone.

  • The Mystery of Three Quarters

  • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

Returning home from a luncheon, Hercule Poirot is met at his door by an imperious woman who introduces herself as Sylvia Rule. "How dare you? How dare you send me such a letter?" Ignoring his denials, Mrs. Rule insists she received a missive claiming he had proof she murdered a man named Barnabas Pandy and advising her to confess her crime to the police. Threatening the perplexed Poirot with a lawsuit, she leaves in a huff.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good setup; long, drawn-out resolution

  • By Ray on 08-30-18

Unnecessary anti-abortiom propaganda

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Didn't need the rhetoric.

On a less important note, she continues to get Poirot's character wrong.

  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

  • A Novel
  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,833

In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat - and then for his wife as well - in a netherworld beneath the city’s placid surface. As these searches intersect, he encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book, flawed narration.

  • By REBECCA on 02-08-14

narrator should be banned

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

the contempt this narrator must have for women is mind-boggling.

The story is meandering but full of fascinating characters and sub- stories.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,324

In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incorrect charges of censorship.

  • By arye orona on 07-27-14

Dont listen to the silly reviews

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

Reviewed: 02-11-14

What did you love best about For Whom the Bell Tolls?

This book is NOT censored. It is an odd device Hemingway employs by substituting "obscenity" or "unprintable" for Spanish cuss words. Well narrated, great writing.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • My Notorious Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Manning
  • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

A brilliant rendering of a scandalous historical figure, Kate Manning's My Notorious Life is an ambitious, thrilling novel introducing Axie Muldoon, a fiery heroine for the ages. Axie's story begins on the streets of 1860s New York. The impoverished child of Irish immigrants, she grows up to become one of the wealthiest and most controversial women of her day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling story, but an awful reader

  • By Kristin on 11-16-15

Grating

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

Reviewed: 01-22-14

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Main character could have been less utterly obnoxious.

How could the performance have been better?

It could have been performed by someone else. Unrelenting wavering voice of angst, and for goodness sake what accent was she going for?

2 of 4 people found this review helpful