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  • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die 2

  • By: Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Kate Chopin, and others
  • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Sinead Dixon, Claire Walsh, and others
  • Length: 74 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 40

This Audiobook contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: "Emma" by Jane Austen, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, "Heart of Darkness" byJoseph Conrad, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London, "The Dunwich Horror" by H.P Lovecraft, "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful Narrations...but practically free.

  • By SpiderGrrl on 01-11-19

Terrible Narration/Sound Quality Fades In/Out

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

I can't honestly give a star rating for the story as I never listened to is. While I tried, I just couldn't get past the narration and awful sound quality. I have no idea if the books themselves are amazing, which is too bad, because I do love a good story. Ah well, lesson learned, there was a reason the price was so low.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Racketeer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,388
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,375

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable Grisham

  • By Ron on 10-25-12

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I have been an avid Grisham fan for many years however the last few novels have been a complete turnoff. The flagrant broad brushing of government, law enforcement as nothing but corrupt nincompoops who are self-serving lying imbeciles is not only alienating but truly disappointing.

  • The Hospital: The FREE Short Story: The First Mountain Man Story

  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,895
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,932

"Mountain Man" Augustus Berry is a survivor in undead suburbia. He scavenges what he can from what's left over. He is very careful in what he does and where he goes, taking no chances, no unnecessary risks, and weighing every choice...until he decides to visit the hospital at the edge of town, and experiences terror the likes he's never encountered before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hospital- What a Fun Short Story!

  • By Tracy P. on 06-30-18

Not for Me

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

In listening to this story, I felt like someone played a couple zombie apocalypse games like 7 Days to Die and then wrote a story about their game play experience. Don't get me wrong, I play the games online and have fun doing so, but it wasn't appealing in the form of a story. However, if you like gore and grotesque zombie material, the book is a grabber. It can get you thinking, how's he going to get out of this and also worrying about his next move. I had issue with the overuse of foreshadowing. Seemed like every time the writer was leading into a situation, he foreshadowed it with the main character thinking, "I know better, but..."

0 of 1 people found this review helpful