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E. Nelson

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  • Daisy Jones & The Six

  • A Novel
  • By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226

Daisy is a girl coming of age in LA in the late '60s, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s 20, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Alisia Ned on 03-06-19

Great performance

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

The story was good but a bit predictable but the performance really makes it worth a listen

  • How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)

  • Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution
  • By: Lyudmila Trut, Lee Alan Dugatkin
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs - they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken - imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades. In 1959, biologists Dmitri Belyaev and Lyudmila Trut set out to do just that, by starting with a few dozen silver foxes from fox farms in the USSR and attempting to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs in real time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story, fantastic book!

  • By Illyria on 11-21-17

Fascjbating

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I was curious about this story but not sure what to expect. It was a great piece of writing about the foxes. Fascinating science about domestication. Are the foxes really domesticated? It seems some of the friendlier ones may be. I really enjoyed hearing about this 40+ year experiment and the lives of the people who carried it out.

  • A Tale of Two Cities [Tantor]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,197

A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for 18 years without trial by the aristocratic authorities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it's the singer not the song*

  • By Maynard on 11-09-13

Oldie but a goodie

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

Now I see why they had us read this in high school. I certainly enjoyed it more this time. Great narrator. A+

  • Borrower of the Night

  • The First Vicky Bliss Mystery
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

It began as a game, a treasure hunt in an old German castle. For Vicky Bliss, tall, beautiful, and brilliant, it is also a challenge, a chance to bring an arrogant young man down a notch or two. And all things considered, it would have been no contest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious Art History Mystery

  • By Priscilla Pelfrey on 03-13-04

Fun

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

this is a fun story. It is enjoyable, maybe a bit dated in details but overall an enjoyable read. :)

  • The Black Tower

  • By: Louis Bayard
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,017

Dr. Hector Carpentier leads a very quiet life, until he meets legendary police officer Vidocq, who has used his mastery of disguise and surveillance and his extensive knowledge of the Parisian underworld to capture some of the most notorious and elusive criminals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not Great

  • By Listener on 10-19-09

Slow start then I can’t put it down.

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I was not unhappy but not engrossed in this book for the first couple of hours. Thankfully I went and read Amazon reviews because this book picked up and I didn’t want to put it down after that.

  • Consider the Fork

  • A History of How We Cook and Eat
  • By: Bee Wilson
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 888

Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious - or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing history of everyday utensils

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-31-14

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

This was a fascinating story. At times it was a bit too in depth with too many details. But overall I really enjoyed it if you like to cook or bake the. You will enjoy this.

  • Mr. Dickens and His Carol

  • A Novel
  • By: Samantha Silva
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer's block sets in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ultimately worth it

  • By Linda on 12-13-17

Clever

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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: 11-28-17

This is a clever heartwarming story. The author did a wonderful job and loved the narrator.

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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,729

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Wow

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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: 11-21-17

This is a book I️ couldn’t just stop listening to and once it ended, I️ felt a little empty because it was done. Highly recommended.

  • Founding Gardeners

  • The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
  • By: Andrea Wulf
  • Narrated by: Antonia Bath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. These stories reveal a guiding but previously overlooked ideology of the American Revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Outstanding Listen"

  • By C. on 05-06-11

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

It's a whole new view of the founding (USA) fathers. If you love history and even more so love gardens you will enjoy this listen. The founding fathers were gardeners and farmers first at heart. Why and how they planted their gardens and plantations says a lot about why we are the country we became. “AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”