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  • Bridge to Terabithia

  • By: Katherine Paterson
  • Narrated by: Robert Sean Leonard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084

Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone.That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together, they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By R. G. Pickering on 09-16-16

Confusing

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I have tried to listen to this multiple times without success. I see there is a movie with the same title. Maybe I should watch that before I try again.

  • H.G. Wells Science Fiction Collection

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor, George Eustice, Alan Munro
  • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

Four classic science-fiction stories: 20 hours of great listening. This collection of classic Wells tales includes The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The War of The Worlds, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • good story lines, terrible narration

  • By martie on 03-26-13

Thought I would be interested but

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-19

Read the book details and realized I shouldn’t have purchased this. I don’t find it interesting.

  • Creative Quest

  • By: Questlove
  • Narrated by: Questlove, Fred Armisen, Tariq Trotter, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933

In Creative Quest, Questlove synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons, and stories he's heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life, and reflects on his own experience, to advise listeners and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it. He addresses many topics - what it means to be creative, how to find a mentor and serve as an apprentice, the wisdom of maintaining a creative network, coping with critics and the foibles of success, and the specific pitfalls of contemporary culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Questlove once again is my fairy godmother

  • By Richard on 04-26-18

Not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I think that it wasn’t a topic that I was really interested in. I knew I wouldn’t listen to it so I returned it.

  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,636

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 6 Star Worthy Epic!

  • By jksullycats on 10-29-17

Needed a change

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I purchased this but I realized that I need a change to more happy topics so I returned it without listening to it.

  • Mindfulness in Plain English

  • By: Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people listen to, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Direct, as the title suggests

  • By Chayce Knaub on 06-03-16

Couldn’t listen to it

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I think this is a book that I need to have the physical book to review items etc. while it could be good I couldn’t listen to it. I will get the physical book.

  • Into the Wild

  • Warriors, Book 1
  • By: Erin Hunter
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707

For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their ancestors. But the warrior code is threatened, and the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger. The sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying - and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary housecat named Rusty...who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brings Warriors to life!

  • By Cheekyreviews on 10-18-17

Couldn’t finish

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I think this would be good for younger adults. I should not have purchased it but I wanted to try new topics.

  • Rise of the Rocket Girls

  • The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
  • By: Nathalia Holt
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713

In the 1940s and '50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • an insightful history of what women can accomplish

  • By Katherine on 10-25-16

Couldn’t finish it

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-04-19

I tried...I really did but I just couldn’t finish it. Interesting facts about women and their working conditions.

  • Warlock Holmes

  • A Study in Brimstone
  • By: G. S. Denning
  • Narrated by: Robert Garson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,803

Sherlock Holmes is an unparalleled genius who uses the gift of deduction and reason to solve the most vexing of crimes. Warlock Holmes, however, is an idiot. A good man, perhaps; a font of arcane power, certainly. But he's brilliantly dim. Frankly, he couldn't deduce his way out of a paper bag. The only thing he has really got going for him are the might of a thousand demons and his stalwart flatmate. Thankfully, Dr. Watson is always there to aid him through the treacherous shoals of Victorian propriety.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short on Clues--Heavy on Delightful Twists

  • By Gillian on 01-10-17

Just couldn’t get into it

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I love the Mary Russell series and thought this would be as good. But I just couldn’t get into it.

  • Code Girls

  • The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
  • By: Liza Mundy
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,684

Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than 10,000 women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of codebreaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just released, about 80% through this story

  • By Roobah Fox on 10-11-17

Narrative put me off

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-19

This is a documentary. While I found it interesting from what women had to live through and overcome I just couldn’t finish it.

  • The Republic of Pirates

  • Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down
  • By: Colin Woodard
  • Narrated by: Lewis Grenville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,086

In the early 18th century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates - former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves - this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like a novel

  • By Abbie on 02-02-16

Documentary

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

This reads and speaks like a documentary. I did find it interesting to how the pirates were brought around but I just couldn’t take the narrative.