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Newark, OH, United States
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  • An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Anne Johnstonbrown
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

A country girl named Polly is visiting city friends and comes to realize that this world is quite different than which she has left. Here people are judged according to their dress and manner of speech rather than for their honesty and hard work. Yet all who meet Polly cannot help but be enamored of her; her sweet simplicity is unlike any that they have ever seen, and soon everyone comes to realize that Polly is not someone to be laughed at and ridiculed, but someone to put upon a pedestal for failing to become willing prey to the cynicism of the times.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A favorite story, read horribly!

  • By Mandalyn on 03-04-14

Sadness

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

I was so excited to find one of my favorite girlhood books available on Audible. Imagine my disappointment when the main character is made to sound more like Tammy Tell Me True. This is NOT a story about a hillbilly girl. I hope at some future time Audible will redo the book with a better narrator. Louisa Mae Alcott must be turning in her grave!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The House at Tyneford

  • By: Natasha Solomons
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 862
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 778
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 783

It’s the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna. Nineteen-year-old Elise Landau is forced to leave her glittering life of parties and champagne to become a parlor maid in England. She arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay, where servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn. But war is coming, and the world is changing. When Kit, the son of Tyneford’s master, returns home, he and Elise strike up an unlikely friendship that will transform Tyneford - and Elise - forever. An irresistible World War II story of a forbidden romance in a great English country house.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommend This Book

  • By Martha on 09-15-13

Bravo!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

One of the best books I have listened to in 2016! A real treat for those of us who like WWII romance. Well written and performed.

  • The Gamble

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,896

Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good but long

  • By suzebo on 10-03-14

Don't Waste Your Time!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Narrator was ok.

Any additional comments?

I was so disappointed. I was excited about listening to a new book with high rating by an author new to me. After trying my best to give it a chance, I could not stand to listen for even one more minute. The story plot seems so weak. The characters are smutty and the four letter words are so profuse that it gets down right ridiculous. The story begins with the male character groping the female even though they have just met. This is pretty much the entire story description throughout. Honestly becomes boring. I plan to ask for my credit back on this one and won't try any others by this author.

15 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Flowers from the Storm

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,381

He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!

  • By 🌸DARA on 10-01-13

A Keeper!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-13

Any additional comments?

This was my first Laura Kinsale book and I loved it. I read the print version and then listened to the Audible version. Both were excellent. The narration is wonderful. One of the best historical romances. I hope to see more of her books offered by Audible. Right now it appears only three are available?

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,602

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Good listen for my credits

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

Reviewed: 11-11-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a very entertaining listen even if you are not a fan of the vampire genre or end of the world as we know it stories. I am looking forward to the second book. I recommend this book to anyone with a long car trip in their future!

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that the story took many twists and turns and kept me guessing.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

More than one narrator brought extra interest.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

That would not be possible unless you are an insomniac! This is a long listen. If the story takes a twist that you don't like please keep listening. You may be in for a surprise or two.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Dynasty 18: The Abyss

  • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
  • Narrated by: Terry Wale
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

It is 1833. The industrial age is sweeping through England, and the Stephensons are planning the greatest engineering scheme ever undertaken: a railway line from Liverpool to London. At Morland Place, Nicholas had hoped that his brother, Benedict, had been banished forever, but railway fever has brought Benedict back to Yorkshire as an engineer on the Leeds & Selby line. It is a lonely life and he fears he will never be wealthy enough to marry his new love, Miss Fleetham.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series

  • By Hollace on 09-06-12

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 09-06-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I have already recommended this series to 2 friends. Well written, and great narration too.

Any additional comments?

When do we get another Dynasty book release? I want more!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dynasty 1: The Founding

  • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
  • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

This wonderful series opens with the back drop of the Wars of the Roses with the marriage between Eleanor Morland and a scion of the influential house of Beaufort. It is a union which establishes the powerful Morland dynasty and in the succeeding volumes of this rich tapestry of English life, we follow their fortunes through war and peace, political upheaval and social revolution, times of pestilence and periods of plenty, and through the vicissitudes which afflict every family - love and passion, envy and betrayal, birth and death, great fortune and miserable penury.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Entertaining and Interesting!

  • By Hollace on 03-29-12

So Entertaining and Interesting!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-12

I have now listened to 3 books in this series. What a fun time. The series will provide historical fiction lovers with hours of good listening. So far the stories are not "gummy" with ridiculous,sticky romantic writing. There is enough romance blended with ficticious events to develop a very good story that holds the listeners' attention. If you enjoy well developed fictional characters mixed with actual historical people and events this is the series for you. The listener can get a birds eye view of Britsh history without feeling bogged down. I hope Audible will provide the entire series for us to enjoy as I will pruchase all of them without hesitation.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • A Land Remembered

  • By: Patrick D. Smith
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056

In this best-selling novel, Patrick D. Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life, and ends in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent historical tale

  • By Boysmom on 04-10-15

A Rewarding Listen

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

Reviewed: 01-17-12

I really enjoyed this book. Every aspect of it is top quality. The story is very well developed and the characters are people that you begin to believe you really know personally. I did not know much about Florida history during the period that is covered in the story. I liked learning some new things while caught up in a fascinating saga. At first I thought the narration was going to be a problem but either the narrator improved while reading or I just got used to the voice.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • One Night of Sin: A Novel

  • By: Gaelen Foley
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 434

Lord Alec Knight, the most daring and handsome rogue in all of London, is a smooth-talking aristocrat with an abundance of high-society lady admirers. With his irresistible wit, lucky hand at the gaming tables, and enticing charisma, he can have any woman he wants. But when the only girl he would have considered marrying ties the knot with someone else, Alec realizes he doesn't want to be with just any lady - he wants to find the love of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My first - but definitely not my last !!

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-16-12

Just Terrible!

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

Reviewed: 01-17-12

This is the worst book I have ever "tried" to listen to and I am so sorry I wasted my valuable credits. I read other reviews and ratings and so I trusted them for a good book. NOT! I tried to be patient with all the smut for 3 solid chapters and then gave it up.Unless you really enjoy that sort of thing do not bother with this listen. There was not enough substance to the story and character development to make me willing to wade and sort through the rest of it. I will delete this one from my library.

4 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Winds of War

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,706

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 45 hours + 56 hours = 102 hours of listening

  • By Jan on 10-25-13

Thrilled!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-11

I read this book and "War and Rememberance" years ago. I have always hoped it would become available on Audible. I was not disappointed. I am really perplexed that anyone could find a reason to score this book below 5 stars in any area. Pariseau makes the story really pop!!! I can't wait for "War and Rememberance" to be available and I hope Pariseau once again is the narrator. Thank you Audible!

31 of 36 people found this review helpful