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  • Black Privilege

  • Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
  • By: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,466
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,135
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,081

Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Awesome

  • By Ashley on 11-22-17

Had not heard.......

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

.....of the author prior to this listen. l will now look for him wherever I can. Nicely written and spoken. Nice insights into the unfamiliar genre of hip hop. Great insights into and shared by the author.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,084
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,722

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

An incredible listen

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

I absolutely loved every aspect and facet of this Audible listen. I am in awe of Charlotte Bronte and what and how she conveyed and portrayed the story of Jane Eyre. Thandie Newton gives a SUPERB narration. Ms. Newton does not miss a beat in the nuances of the characters and their respective voices, and the mind of Jane Eyre. I was transported to 1847 for 19 glorious hours...and enjoyed every second of it. This book will be on my mind for a very long time.

  • The Winner

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Frances Cassidy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,240

She is 20, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever. It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, big-money subterfuge. It's a price she won't fully pay...until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner

  • By Sally on 09-21-12

Equally good on the second listen!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

This was the first audio book I had ever listened to. That was in 1999 on cassette tapes no less. Hundreds of listens later I wanted to hear this again because I had forgotten some details. Thoroughly enjoyed it.... Again!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,176

Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of two publishers:

  • By J. Cano on 07-31-11

Great story! Loved this! However.....

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

Roy Dotrice, the narrator, was not in his best form here. Don't let that deter you from a very good book, though.

  • The Devil in the White City

  • Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,688

In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to stop listening

  • By Michael on 05-26-12

Fascinating listen!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-15

I really enjoyed listening to this! There was so much information regarding this era in Chicago history that I did not know. Intertwining the simultaneous stories of a serial killer and the Chicago World's Fair made for great storytelling. The narrator was very good as well whose voice seemed to fit the era of the story. Highly enjoyable listen!

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • The Millennium Series, Book 1
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,474

Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN

  • By Pamela M on 03-02-09

What a ride!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-10

I am not a fan of murder mysteries, preferring political novels-fact and fiction. But based on the high review ratings I decided to check this audio book out. I simply could not put this book down. The twists and turns kept coming. Even when I knew before hand the particular direction a subplot was headed I still enjoyed the ride in getting there. I also bought the book to supplement the audible version to maximize every opportunity to stay in this story. Great listen/read.

  • The Closers: Harry Bosch Series, Book 11

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,975

In Los Angeles in 1988, a 16-year-old girl disappeared from her home and was later found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. The death appeared at first to be a suicide, but some of the evidence contradicted that scenario, and detectives came to believe this was in fact a murder. Despite a by-the-book investigation, no one was ever charged.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable.....

  • By Wheelman on 12-30-06

Thoroughly enjoyable.....

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-06

This listen was completely enjoyable. Narration by Len Cariou was perfect. This is my first Michael Connelly novel and consequently my first detective Harry Bosch story. The writing is excellent - great plot, nice twists and turns, great characters. I thought I needed a lot more action (violence?) to hold my attention and maintain suspense. Connelly has proven that that is not necessary. Good suspense does not mandate a lot of shooting, car chases and staccato dialogue. Just good writing.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,736

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

Captivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-03

Based on an Audible.com recommendation I looked into obtaining Enders Game. Admittedly I was reluctant to listen to this. Primarily - I enjoy political thrillers, history and biography titles. I did not see a science fiction novel fitting in there. On reading other reviews I decided to give this a try. Was I in for a surprise. This is one of the most entertaining audiobooks I have ever listened to. Hang on, because you are in for a warp speed ride through Andrew Wiggins world. Incredibly entertaining, intellectually challenging, and very mature. Sharp dialogue, great pace, non-stop action. As with most truly great reads (listens??) you do not want it to end. Well, Enders game is part of a trilogy: Enders Shadow and Shadow of the Hedgemon. I just finished Enders Shadow, another excellent audiobook. I have purchased 'Hedgemon' but I need to catch my breath before I start it. Listen to Enders Game you will not regret it.

336 of 360 people found this review helpful