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  • Out of My Mind

  • By: Alan Arkin
  • Narrated by: Alan Arkin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,296

In this Audible Original “mini-memoir”, the Academy Award-winning star of Little Miss Sunshine and Argo looks back on his life as a series of philosophical turning points, learning experiences, and a-ha moments. Drawn from a collection of seemingly inexplicable stories and encounters from Arkin's 84 years on this planet, Out of My Mind is a candid, relatable and delightfully irreverent take on how one man went searching for meaning and ended up discovering himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing journey into Alan's self!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-18

So disappointed

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Having enjoyed Mr Arkins performances over the years I was disappointed by the horrible way that he “performed” his story. Further I felt that it was a quasi-proselytizing effort to convince people to embrace this psychic-surgery business. So buyer beware!!

  • The Distant Hours

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,297

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Right Mood At The Right Time

  • By Simone on 11-13-12

Kate Morton --- As Always

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

I love Kate Morton's books!!! You have to pay attention because she leads you on a merry chase.

If you have never read her, take the plunge!
I have no doubt that you will love it.
The narrator is amazing as well, money well spent. I keep going back to her books and read them over and over.

  • Candle in the Darkness

  • By: Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744

Winner of the 2001 Christy Award, Lynn Austin captures the turmoil of the Civil War in this stirring novel. From vast plantations to the cramped closets of the Underground Railroad, it follows one young woman's inspiring journey of risk and sacrifice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Candle In the Darkness

  • By Rachel on 07-19-05

Stands on it's Own

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

I actually purchased all three books and inadvertently "read" them in reverse order. It didn't change the weighty truth wrapped in the emotion of the people that were personally involved in the situation. A depth of thought, a putting oneself above another. Wonderful

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48,442
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,898
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,826

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

A stunning, heartwrenching story.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

I absolutely love Kristin Hannah. When I got the Nightingale I had no idea what it was about. I have not encountered very many books that take you into France and what the people of France went through while Hitler was in power. In the way that she always does, Hannah puts you right there with the characters, as if you are in the room with them and you hold your breath or give them suggestions on what to do. She brings the story to life and breaks your heart with sadness and swells it back to life with joy and love that comes.

From the depths of despair, to the heights of love and everywhere in between listen to a story about the bravery and depth of spirit of a family in France. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,779

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

Back to the Scot

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

Just when you thought that you just couldn't believe any more, or be caught up and involved in any more, you find yourself preparing for another journey through the stones. You wonder what Claire is about for a bit, but then you realize.

You are introduced to a host of new characters and keep the ones you met in the previous one. Yes, you can get attached to more people and actually keep it straight and understand it. You will find yourself amazed yet again by the author's amazing hand at crafting the places, people, relationships and staying true to history, geography, emotions and legends.

You will once again be amazed by Davina Porter. I don't know if there is anyone that could have done this series justice after hearing how Davina did this book. Her incredible presentation was far more than a narration in my opinion. She is absolutely Top Shelf - Three Star Michelin Chef of Audio Presentations.

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,641

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

Pulled right into the mists of the Highland heathe

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

I have listened to a lot of audio books, read a lot of books as well and I must say that I have rarely been as impressed by the character development, story development, and having the pictures drawn for you in words.

I have always been in love with the area that this story is based in and the time and research that Diana Gabaldon has done gives a richness and depth to the story. You could draw a picture of the places she describes, the outfits that Claire and others are wearing and you run the gambit of emotions as the drama takes you on a roller coaster ride. You find your self tense, laughing, crying and not that this is an isolated incident, but it was just an incredible journey.

Be Warned! You will want to read the next book as soon as this one is done, it is truly addictive.

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard C. Morais
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,070
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,064

Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazed that this is fiction....

  • By Janie on 08-15-14

YIkes, I don't speak French

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

Reviewed: 07-31-14

The story was amazing, but unless you speak French and French culinary, it can be a bit
overwhelming. I loved hearing it at first but it got a bit cumbersome when he rattled off these french names.

The narrator did a wonderful job on everything!!

28 of 32 people found this review helpful

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  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,587
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360

Many consider this rich social commentary to be Jane Austen's finest novel. It is certainly among her more famous ones. Austen sets her entertaining study of manners and misconceptions against the backdrop of a class-conscious society in 18th-century England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flo Gibson Reads You Stories

  • By Rachel Kapila on 02-14-13

Earplugs would be helpful

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

Reviewed: 06-03-13

I have read this story and loved it, but it was painful to listen to this.

  • How Do You Kill Eleven Million People?

  • Why the Truth Matters More than You Think
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

If the truth is what sets us free, what does it mean to live in a society where truth is absent? How do truth and lies in the past shape our destiny today? Through the lens of the Holocaust, best-selling author Andy Andrews examines the critical need for truth in our relationships, our communities, and our government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quick and Powerful

  • By Ella on 02-20-12

Lest we forget

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

Reviewed: 06-02-13

In these days of the twisting of truth to be whatever you want it to be and discarding TRUTH to the god of the politically correct it is refreshing to see someone still sharing the truth!!
This was a great work, worth all the tears that have been shed, Lest We Forget, we must hang on to the truth!!

  • Redeeming Love

  • By: Francine Rivers
  • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,444
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,478

Francine Rivers is one of America's favorite romance writers and a bestselling inspirational author. Her many heartfelt novels have won awards and the adoration of fans accross the country. In Redeeming Love, she retells the Biblical story of Hosea, setting it in the 1850s, amidst California's gold country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • POSITIVELY LIFE CHANGING

  • By Nelishia on 01-04-10

A MUST READ< MUST HAVE BOOK

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

Reviewed: 06-01-13

Having read this book about 15 years ago, I was tickled to come across it again. An incredible story, with an incredible narrator. Take the time to read this it will be worth the investment.