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  • The Pledge

  • By: Kimberly Derting
  • Narrated by: Casey Holloway
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 268

In the violent country of Ludania, the language you speak determines what class you are, and there are harsh punishments if you forget your place - looking a member of a higher class in the eye can result in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina (Charlie for short) can understand all languages, a dangerous ability she's been hiding her whole life. Her only place of release is the drug-filled underground club scene, where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3-1/2

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-16-12

This Book Is Worth A Credit

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

Reviewed: 01-25-13

Any additional comments?

Great Book and well worth a listen. Nice way to spend your time or a credit you won't be disappointed. I enjoyed the narration and the story line grabbed me start to finish. Well worth it you won't be disappointed.

  • You Are Not So Smart

  • Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself
  • By: David McRaney
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,793

An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK - delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework. Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's official, I'm an idiot

  • By Christopher on 07-04-12

Interestring If Your Into This Type Of Thing

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

Reviewed: 01-25-13

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This book was easy to listen to, and very interesting. It made sense, and sheds a different light into the way I think about things, or how things appear in my world. It is worth a listen you will learn something and enjoy this book. Have a listen it is a nice way to spend your time. worth a credit

  • The Cross and the Switchblade

  • By: David Wilkerson
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 333

Gang-fighters! Drug addicts. Teenage runaways and prostitutes! The toughest and most hopeless kids that New York's ghettos had to offer. Then a young preacher from the Pennsylvania hills arrived on their turf and began preaching a message of renewal, miracles, and God's love. This is one of the century's great true stories. Over 14 million copies in print!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hope when there is no hope

  • By Carole on 08-19-11

Very Enjoyable Listen You Won't Be Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 01-25-13

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A great book, very good narration with very touching stories to go with it. You will not be disappointed in this book. Heartfelt funny and uplifting. I could have listened to this book in one sitting. Great way to spend your time.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,765

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enzo (because he's so wize) for president.

  • By Lora on 06-17-08

Very Realistic From A Dogs Point Of View FANTASTIC

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

Reviewed: 01-25-13

Any additional comments?

You will not be disappointed with this book, the narration perfect and the story line will grab you from start to finish. It was an easy listen book and a great way to spend your time. You will enjoy the time spent

  • Breakfast with Buddha

  • A Novel
  • By: Roland Merullo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,077

When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger---and amuse himself---he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a thoughtful and often hilarious journey

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-11

Good Novel Unexpectedly Grabs Your Attention

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

Reviewed: 01-25-13

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I enjoyed listening to this Book. The narration very good and the story line different however grabs your attention. Very easy listen, and a good way to spend your time. I listened to the book in one sitting. You will enjoy this book.

  • Tattoos on the Heart

  • The Power of Boundless Compassion
  • By: Gregory Boyle
  • Narrated by: Gregory Boyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,456
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,253
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,251

As a pastor working in a neighborhood with the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in Los Angeles, Gregory Boyle created an organization to provide jobs, job training, and encouragement so that young people could work together and learn the mutual respect that comes from collaboration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compassion is God

  • By Jay on 02-08-14

UNEXPECTEDLY FANTASTIC FUNNY SMART AND EMOTIONAL

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

Any additional comments?

I listened to this book in one sitting. the narrator did a fine job. It moved every single emotion, I cried, I laughed, and thouroghly enjoyed the journey from strat to finish. It will be a book that you will speak about and remember for time to come. I recomend this book to all. the characters came alive and felt I knew them all personally by the end. I did not want this book to end. Congratulations on agreat story

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Watership Down

  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,717

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still one of the best!

  • By Bapário on 12-05-10

ONE THE BEST STORIES FOR YOUNG AND OLD

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

Reviewed: 12-10-12

Any additional comments?

THE NARRATOR DID A FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE FOR ONE OF THE WELL KNOWN BOOKS OF OUR TIME. WANT TO BE TAKEN AWAY FOR LITTLE WHILE TO A FANTASTY LAND FILLED WITH GREAT CHARACTERS AND STORY LINES.. A FANTASTIC READ. I RECOMEND THIS BOOK TO ALL YOUNG AND OLD. I WILL LISTEN TO THIS STORY AGAIN AND AGAIN, HIGHLY RECOMENDED ON ALL ACCOUNTS

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Summer in Sonoma

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Kate Turnbull
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

A RITA Award winner, New York Times best-selling author Robyn Carr has garnered popular acclaim for her contemporary romances. Set in beautiful Northern California, A Summer in Sonoma follows the trials of four women who’ve been friends since seventh grade. As they teeter on the brink of 30, they learn that life can change in an instant—and having old friends to lean on may never be more important.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Virgin River But Ok

  • By Amanda on 03-17-11

LOVED THIS BOOK

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

Reviewed: 12-10-12

What about Kate Turnbull’s performance did you like?

FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE LOVED LISTENING TO KATE

Any additional comments?

I LLISTENED TO THIS BOOK IN A DAY, THE CHARACTERS FANTASTIC AND THE NARRATOR DID FANTASTIC JOB OF KEEPING YOU THERE WANTING MORE. THE STORY LINE SIMPLE BUT NICE. JUST A GREAT NOVEL TO LISTEN TO. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,939

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

NORA ROBERTS AT HER BEST FANTASTIC

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

Reviewed: 11-17-12

What made the experience of listening to The Witness the most enjoyable?

THE STORY LINE WAS JUST GREAT, A FANTASTIC LISTEN TO A GREAT BOOK BOUGHT TO LIFE YOU WILL NOT WANT IT TO END.. IT WILL SUPRISE YOU, MAKE YOU SAD, BUT MOSTLY MAKE YOU HAPPY, YOU WILL NOT WANT IT TO END. THE NARRATION GIVES IT A FIVE STAR RATING. VERY WELL DONE

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

THE PLOT WAS EXCITING AND KEPT ME LISTENING FOR HOURS ON END.

Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

THIS IN MY FIRST HOWEVER JULIA IS FANTASTIC WELL NARRATED WILL BE LOOKING OUT FOR MOORE

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I HAD EMOTION ALL THROUGH THIS BOOK. IT RAISED MY HEART RATE MADE ME CRY AND MADE ME HAPPY

Any additional comments?

LISTEN TO THIS BOOK YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,046

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rosie the bull elephant?

  • By Randall on 07-22-07

READ THIS BOOK YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED

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

Reviewed: 11-17-12

What did you love best about Water for Elephants?

I REALLYY LIKED THE STORY LINE AND HOW IT EVOLVES, IT WILL TAKE YOU TO A WONDERFUL PLACE,YOU WILL WANT TO JOIN THE CIRCUS YOURSELF. AND THE NARRATION ADDS TO THE FIVE STAR RATING.

What did you like best about this story?

THE CHARACTERS WHO COME TO LIFE, YOU WILL FEEL THAT YOU KNOW THEM WELL BY THE TIME YOU FINISH THIS BOOK.

Have you listened to any of David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

THIS IS MY FIRST HOWEVER I WILL BE LOOKING OUT FOR THE NEXT FIVE STAR AT ITS BEST

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I LISTENE.D TO THIS IN A DAY I COULD NOT TUURN IT OFF

Any additional comments?

THE NARRATION IS BEAUTIFUL BRINGS THE STORY TO LIFE DON'T MISS THIS BOOK

1 of 8 people found this review helpful