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  • And the Mountains Echoed

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini, Navid Negahban, Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,253
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,756

Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does the End Justify the Means

  • By FanB14 on 05-24-13

My third bood to listen to by this author

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

Reviewed: 01-30-14

This author takes you on a journey of the human mind, he uses the Middle East as his back drop. This time it is outsiders of the country as well as the insiders who are participants of this story. Of people who escape to Europe, of the bonds to the East. I love listening to this author, so well narrated. So much can be learned of lives of people who spend much time together, of times changing, of picking up the pieces. It is a book that, as the others, takes you away and immerses you from day to day life. Well worth the listen.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,641

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 01-30-14

This kept me on the edge of my car seat. Well written and narrated, it brought some of the atrocities of the area and times to life. Enjoyed the entanglement then untanglement of this story. Suggested this book to many. Was very taken by this story.

  • A Song Flung Up to Heaven

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

This is the next installment in a six volume autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In A Song Flung Up to Heaven Maya Angelou describes her poignant encounters with Martin Luther King, Jr.; her work with the civil rights movement; and witnessing the Watts riots. Battered by the loss of revered black leaders, it takes writer James Baldwin to finally force her out of isolation with a dinner party that inspired her to write.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Being there is part of the strength of this book.

  • By Cecil on 07-26-04

How can you not love her!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

A piece of Maya's life, oh how I love listening to her! Her beautiful expressions and thoughts, that bring pictures into one's mind. I love Maya Angelou, so am quite partial I am afraid. It's an important part of her life where she takes the opportunity to identify herself in her world. Whoever likes her books,,,yes, listen to it. And having her narrate is absolute bliss!

  • New Tricks

  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933

Andy Carpenter gains possession of an adorable Bernese puppy whose owner was brutally murdered. Few can rival Andy's affection for dogs, and he will do whatever it takes to insure that this little pup doesn't fall into the wrong hands. However, his playful new friend is valued by several people, many of whom are willing to resort to violence to get what they want.It will take more than Andy's usual courtroom theatrics to save this dog, including a little help from his beloved Golden Retriever, Tara.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dog-lovers, rejoice!

  • By Snoodely on 09-18-09

listened to it for the author and the narrator.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

I think I picked this volume for the author and the narrator. The story was a little to chopped for me, compared to some of the other stories from this author.

  • The Poet

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,549

Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Villain Mystery

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-10-14

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 06-18-12

Oh, this one was hard to get away from. Listened to it ALL the time. So many unexpected twists and turns. Well written, well developed. Well performed, able to follow narrator easily. An absolute must read.

  • Rainwater

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

The year is 1934. With the country in the stranglehold of drought and economic depression, Ella Barron runs her Texas boardinghouse with an efficiency that ensures her life will be kept in balance. Between chores of cooking and cleaning for her residents, she cares for her 10-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose misunderstood behavior finds Ella on the receiving end of pity, derision, and suspicion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MUST read (or listen!)

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-11

Beautyful Story

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

Reviewed: 05-31-12

Give yourself the opportunity and listen to this audio book. Feel yourself drawn into your imagination of a story so real, in a beautiful Southern language rarely heard anymore.
I loved it. It has many facets, as all characters contribute so much to this story, I don't think I crasped it all. I am sure I will listen to it again, because this is a story of layered discoveries.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Dog's Purpose

  • A Novel for Humans
  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532

After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best dog book ever!

  • By Blythe on 08-27-10

Doggie karma?

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

Reviewed: 05-28-12

Interesting concept of a dog going through several lifetimes. Hadn't heard that before. It seemed like several short stories, some real short, but worth in the entirety. Just another perspective explored.

  • Eye of the Beholder

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Jen Taylor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Alexa Chambers has a flair for style, an eye for art - and a reputation in tatters. An expert in Art Deco, she blew the whistle on an employer who was selling fakes to wealthy clients. Her payoff? No job and no prospects. But gutsy, energetic Alexa has no intention of sitting still. She's ready to take risks to rebuild her career... and she secretly consults on an exquisite deco collection being installed at the new Avalon Resorts. Her scheme might just work - if she can steer clear of the resort's owner, the enigmatic and possibly dangerous J. L. Trask.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Easy read

  • By Yvonne on 05-28-12

Easy read

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

Reviewed: 05-28-12

Not the greatest book I have listened to, but enjoyed the course of it, on the road it kept me interested as it was easy to listen to. A little like a lifetime movie.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Merle's Door

  • Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
  • By: Ted Kerasote
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

Ted Kerasote met and adopted Merle, a Labrador mix, while he was on a camping trip. Merle had been living in the wild, and after taking the dog home with him to Wyoming, Kerasote soon realized that Merle could not adjust to inhabiting exclusively the human world. So he put a door in his house to let Merle live both outside and in. A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable animal, Merle's Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Audio Book I've ever listened to

  • By John Bonkowski on 07-15-07

Informative and all inclusive

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

Reviewed: 05-28-12

I enjoyed the story and the lessons in it. Initially it threw me off a bit, but as time went on I did enjoy the story that became actually all inclusive, where the author played as much as a role in the development as the dog. It was long, but for an audiobook on long trips it served me well. Loved it, yes!

  • Thérèse Raquin

  • By: Emile Zola
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,215

Once upon a time, a teenaged Kate Winslet ( The Reader, Titanic, Revolutionary Road) received a gift that would leave a lasting impression: a copy of Emile Zola’s classic Thérèse Raquin. Six Academy Award nominations and one Best Actress award later, she steps behind the microphone to perform this haunting classic of passion and disaster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • worth a listen

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-18-12

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 05-22-12

Oh, what a field day for psycho analysis of the darker side of the mind. I very much enjoyed the book as well as kate winslet reading it . Beautifully done. There are few that keep you in a grip than Emile Zola.