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  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,081
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,096

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

A look into another world

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-11

A believable look into the South just prior to the Civil Rights movement of the sixties. The characters are so well portrayed, they are the story. The plot was almost not needed but it was surprisingly suspenseful for a story about housewives and their help.

  • Time's Eye

  • A Time Odyssey, Book 1
  • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 879
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 530

For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind - until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A nice road to nowhere

  • By Tim on 10-17-09

Fun read!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-09

It is fun to imagine the interaction of characters from vastly different time periods and societies. How do they react to being pulled from what is familiar? How do they deal with a culture that has different values from their own? One reviewer mentioned they felt the story was disjointed. I didn't feel that but part of the point is how do people react when their world becomes disjointed.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • To Say Nothing of the Dog

  • Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,659

In this Hugo-winner from Connie Willis, when too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sentimental Favorite

  • By Margaret on 05-28-16

Nice blend of different genres

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-08

This book was just fun to listen to. It's full of humor and Victorian history with a little science fiction thrown in. The reader is great. You forget that it's one person doing all the voices.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

The Shack
    
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    4,578 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,578
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,244

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • much more than I expected

  • By Renato on 09-05-08

Tear Jerker

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-08

I enjoyed the book despite the fact that it was a tear jerker. I usually don't enjoy stories that are very sad. I certainly don't like the violent details that many authors seem to enjoy in some sick way. The plot of "The Shack" centers around a violent incident but the violence is not the emphasis and this book avoids the violent details admirably.

I did feel that the second half of the book seemed a little "off" which I can't explain without giving away too much. It does provide a nice image of God to ponder and compare to your own image of God.

Foundation
    
    
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    Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    259 ratings
    Overall 3.2
  • Foundation

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Jim Gallant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

After 12,000 years, the once-supreme Galactic Empire was plunging into a future of barbarism and warfare. All knowledge previously created by mankind faced destruction. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, foresaw the dark age of ignorance that was to come, and set out to preserve knowledge and mankind itself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stop read

  • By /Colin on 10-31-06

Disappointingly abridged

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-08

I failed to see that this book was abridged when I purchased it. What a disappointment! I had read this book years ago and was looking forward to the re-read. The abridgment removed the suspense and depth of the original. I would consider the Foundation series a science-fiction classic. I highly recommend the series but find the unabridged version.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful