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  • The Hunger Games: Special Edition

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Maslany
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 355

Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany narrates a brand-new special edition recording of the first audiobook in the worldwide best-selling trilogy from Suzanne Collins! In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now THIS is what Katniss is supposed to sound like

  • By Carly Jurica on 11-02-18

Excellent narration! Thank you Tatiana Maslany.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18


We know this story, and its very well told. Hearing Tatiana read/perform this is just a treat.

I love listening to audio books on my commute and this is now in the rotation... again and again.

Tatiana does a great job capturing the mood, the changing characters and the overall flow of this story. I really hope she reads the next two books of this series as well.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Gaslighting America

  • Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us
  • By: Amanda Carpenter
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

"Can you believe what Donald Trump said?" In Gaslighting America, Amanda Carpenter breaks down Trump's formula, showing why it's practically foolproof, playing his victims, the media, the Democrats, and the Republican fence-sitters perfectly. She traces how this tactic started with Nixon, gained traction with Bill Clinton, and exploded under Trump. Where some people see lies, Trump's fierce followers see something different. A commitment to winning at all costs: There is nothing he could say that would erode their support at long as it's in the name of taking down his political enemies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • started off good, but then.....

  • By itsmejamib on 05-09-18

enlightening listen

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

Reviewed: 06-25-18

This book is very gripping. well written. sad that it's truth.

the performance was excellent. this was my first non fiction audio book so I wasn't sure what to expect. it was not dry at all.

highly recommend this narrator

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Airman

  • A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France
  • By: Seth Meyerowitz, Peter F. Stevens
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665

Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second mission when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil Armful who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground. After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story of the French Resistance in WW2

  • By Rebecca Lawton on 06-19-17

Well written and told!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

This is a phenomenal true story of strength and courage in the face of devastating odds. Mr Seth Meyerowitz and Mr Peter F Stevens researched and wrote a tremendous story. Mr Jonathan Todd Ross reads this story and does as good a job as the authors.

I further appreciate that my boys, just entering their teen years, can listen to this story as they are equally fascinated by WWII and the surrounding tales.

Thank you for bringing this to life!

  • Beartown

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,425

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Barrel To The Head, A Slug To The Gut--

  • By Gillian on 04-28-17

Great Story! Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

I really enjoyed the development and believability of the characters of Beartown. Marin narrated this very well, and added a lot of feeling to the story.

I think the story highlights many good and bad things about society. One thing that sticks out to me is how we will believe what we want and search out 'facts' or details or points of view that support us without necessarily challenging why we feel as we do. This story captures that and shows how it can really hurt others.

Marin did a great job with the narration of the story. I really got into hearing her emotions throughout. I look forward to other books that she performs.