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  • The Wayward Bus

  • By: John Steinbeck, Gary Schamhorst - introduction
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck's vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's back roads, transporting the lost and the lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid and the scheming, the beautiful and the vicious away from their shattered dreams and, possibly, toward the promise of the future. This edition features an introduction by Gary Scharnhorst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Steinbeck always touches the heart, makes you feel

  • By Kelly on 05-08-17

nothing develops. goes nowhere

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

this is my least favorite Steinbeck book. none of the characters were really developed. the story was boring.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • In Dubious Battle

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

This 1936 novel—set in the California apple country—portrays a strike by migrant workers that metamorphoses from principled defiance into blind fanaticism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best story - ever ! Awesome narrator !!!!!!!!!

  • By Inventing Mostly on 03-07-15

The best. absolutely loved this one.

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

such a great story, great performance by Tom stechsulte. made it seem like there was more than one person reading the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Winter of Our Discontent

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890

In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had “[R]esumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Memorable characters, great narration, POOR AUDIO

  • By Sam D. on 05-18-16

loved it

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

great reading of a pretty good story. top 5 by Steinbeck, in my opinion

  • Don Quixote

  • Translated by Edith Grossman
  • By: Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman (translator)
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 39 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,901

Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures. But his quest leads to more trouble than triumph. At once humorous, romantic, and sad, Don Quixote is a literary landmark. This fresh edition, by award-winning translator Edith Grossman, brings the tale to life as never before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Ever Written AND Read?

  • By Teadrinker on 02-13-15

great

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

Reviewed: 11-13-15

loved the story. loved the performance. one of my favorites. No complaints other than that it ended

  • The Prince and the Pauper

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Chris Hendrie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

A classic from Mark Twain. Two boys (one a prince, the other a pauper) exchange identities, and each finds a great learning adventure in Henry VIII’s England. Veteran actor Chris Hendrie brings the vivid characters to life with the insight and humor that only Twain’s genius can inspire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Classic tale. Unimpressive narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-02-18

good story, horrible performance

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

Reviewed: 09-08-15

I like all Twain stories but the performance on this was horrid. the recording was so poorly spliced together that out sounded ridiculous. In every 15 sentences or so there is a word or three that are so obviously spliced in that it sounded like a completely different reader. And the way this guy voices Henton is just creepy and perverse.

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

Huckleberry Finn is the original American maverick. He chooses the things that feel the most comfortable for him, regardless of what others may say. But when he is forced to flee his home, and comes into company with Jim, a runaway slave, his sound heart collides with his ill-trained conscience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a hard book to read aloud.

  • By Kay M Bell on 12-30-15

great fun

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

Reviewed: 08-07-15

loved this book. loved the performance. bj Harrison was excellent. much better than Alan munro

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

The definitive American novel. A great success since it was first published. Required reading. One of the most enjoyable novels ever written.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • awful narrator

  • By Maddie on 10-08-16

Had to buy a new version.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-15

Alan Munro's reading is absolutely horrible. He puts emphasis on the wrong words, pauses for no reason, couldn't follow the story. Just a waste of money.

23 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,715

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! Thank you Audible!

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

awesome reading.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

loved it. Rob Inglis brought this story to life. almost as good as watching the movie.