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  • Monkey Town

  • By: Ronald Kidd
  • Narrated by: Ashley Albert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

School is out in the summer of 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee. For Frances Robinson, a 15-year-old daydreamer with a crush on her teacher, John T. Scopes, summer vacation promises tennis and Coca-Colas from her father's drug store. But when Frances' father, the school board chairman, has Scopes arrested for teaching evolution, the sleepiest place on earth becomes a hotbed for famous thinkers, including H.L. Mencken, Clarence Darrow, and William Jennings Bryan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved this book!

  • By Kindle Customer on 01-29-19

loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

Found this to be totally engaging. Time flew by. Felt I was there in Dayton!

  • Plato's Republic

  • By: Plato
  • Narrated by: Ray Childs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620

The Republic poses questions that endure: What is justice? What form of community fosters the best possible life for human beings? What is the nature and destiny of the soul? What form of education provides the best leaders for a good republic? What are the various forms of poetry and the other arts, and which ones should be fostered and which ones should be discouraged? How does knowing differ from believing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular

  • By Benjamin Myers on 08-08-16

Wow!<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Very listenable performance. Modern English translation. The voice actors truly give convincing performances. Glad I bought it.

  • Courageous Living

  • Dare to Take a Stand
  • By: Michael C. Catt
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

In the new film Courageous (from the makers of Fireproof), four police officers are confident and focused when it comes to facing danger on the job. But leading their families at home in a God-honoring way? That takes courage. Because it is important to take a faithful, fearless stand in so many areas of life, pastor and Courageous executive producer Michael Catt offers Courageous Living as a closer look at biblical themes and characters that inspired the greatly anticipated movie.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen.

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-06-18

Worth a listen.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This book inspires men to man up! Not as macho Supermasculine movie heroes, but kind strong, firm leaders, who are submitted to God. Submitted to God and committed to loving their families. Leading with their hands on the wheel. This book will make you want to be a better man.

  • The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • By: Amy Tan
  • Narrated by: Amy Tan, Joan Chen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 449

Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is being unearthed, The Bonesetter's Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, brilliantly presents "storytelling in its oldest and truest form".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Touching Story

  • By Casey Keller on 11-02-06

I loved this book<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

no review here. just a very enthusiastic recommendation to anyone who loves a good story with humor, life, pain, and mystery. if you don't laugh, cry, hurt, and feel inspired, you are not human.

  • The Forever War

  • By: Joe Haldeman
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,347

William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic.

  • By John on 09-24-08

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Wish I had read this years ago! The message about how we can be drawn into war with the thinnest of evidence is still speaking to us today

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  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,489
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,126

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming The Dark Knight Rises, lent her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In Time for the Holiday.Give the GIFT of a STORY!

  • By Thomas M Clifford on 11-27-13

Wonderful Narrator

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-15

Top notch performance by Anne Hathaway.
Enjoyed this classic thoroughly.
It is vastly different than the movie.

  • What the Dog Knows

  • The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs
  • By: Cat Warren
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Cat Warren is a university professor and former journalist with an admittedly odd hobby: She and her German shepherd have spent the last seven years searching for the dead. Solo is a cadaver dog. What started as a way to harness Solo’s unruly energy and enthusiasm soon became a calling that introduced Warren to the hidden and fascinating universe of working dogs, their handlers, and their trainers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book with an engaging story

  • By Lill Veronica Bongo on 05-06-15

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

Best book on workingdogs that i have ever read.

Also one of the best narrators to listen to.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Lessons of History

  • By: Will, Ariel Durant
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277

The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful 11-volume Story of Civilization. In this compact summation of their work, Will and Ariel Durant share the vital and profound lessons of our collective past. Their perspective, gained after a lifetime of thinking and writing about the history of humankind, is an invaluable resource for us today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a must for every Educated Person

  • By BradleyBurr on 10-29-07

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

Man makes civilization ... not nature. Man is subject to environment, but he can influence it.

  • The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial

  • By: Peter Goodchild
  • Narrated by: Edward Asner, Bill Brochtrup, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

The Scopes trial, over the right to teach evolution in public schools, reaffirmed the importance of intellectual freedom as codified in the Bill of Rights. The trial, in a small-town Tennessee courtroom in 1925, set the stage for ongoing national debates over the separation of church and state in a democratic society - debates that continue to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listening to a bit of history

  • By Stephen on 07-22-09

Amazing experience

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

If knew John De Lancie as Q and Edward Asner as Lou Grant, get this performance. They bring out the most engaging, disturbing, and mesmerizing drama of two men struggling over the theory of evolution vs creationism.

  • Star Trek: Spock vs. Q (Adapted)

  • By: Leonard Nimoy
  • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy, John de Lancie
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

Ambassador Spock travels back in time to subtly warn Earth's inhabitants of impending doom while calling into question humanity's priorities. However, before the truth is told, the all-powerful being, Q, appears and reminds Spock that he is prohibited from interfering in Earth's history. Besides, Q doesn't see mankind as something worth saving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun verbal banter between two star trek greats.

  • By ClosetGeek on 06-04-09

Funny, engaging, definitely worth the listen.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

i loved this ireverent addition to the star trek universe. The performance is brilliant. Recommended highly.