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  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,703
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,535

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-19

The story was great, so engrossing! Madeline millers writing is beautiful and Perdita Weeks was a fantastic reader.

  • Magna Carta

  • The Birth of Liberty
  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Dan Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

In this 800th anniversary year, Dan Jones takes us back to 1215, the turbulent time when the Magna Carta was just a peace treaty between England's King John and a group of self-interested, violent barons who were tired of his high taxes and endless foreign wars. The treaty would fail within two months of its confirmation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complicated period of history made accessible

  • By N. H. on 12-09-15

Great listen and narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-18

I really like dan jones. I first discovered him by the series secrets of great British castles and when I saw he wrote and narrated this one I immediately had to get it. I definitely wasn’t disappointed!

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,096

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clamorous Praise for "Quiet"

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

This ones a pass

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I only got a quarter way in before I stopped listening. I didn’t like the writing. If you are going to write a book about introverts and extroverts you should up front have a clear definition of what each of those are. She waits till a few chapters in to half-ass explain them. She also seems to conflate the ideas of introvert, shyness and quietness as the same. That combined with how at parts the narrator seems snarky I just found myself annoyed by this one.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,768
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,653
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,603

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truth Universally Acknowledged

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-15

A great book and a great narrator

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Although this audiobook doesn’t have a full cast of narrators like Emma, Rosamund pike was an excellent narrator. I’d recommend

  • Fascism

  • A Warning
  • By: Madeleine Albright
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Albright
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,399

At the end of the 1980s, when the Cold War ended, many, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, believed that democracy had triumphed politically once and for all. Yet nearly 30 years later, the direction of history no longer seems certain. A repressive and destructive force has begun to reemerge on the global stage - sweeping across Europe, parts of Asia, and the United States - that to Albright, looks very much like fascism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Jean on 07-04-18

An excellent book

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

This was a fascinating listen, although at sone parts in the middle, mostly due to foreign names and parties, I found it helpful to look at the physical text alongside listening to the audiobook. This book was fantastic, particularly the parts where Albright discuss issues in the US. They were spot on and I thought did a good job of portraying different sides of the political spectrum and concerns.

  • The Righteous Mind

  • Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,080

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This should give you pause.

  • By Floyd Clark on 10-26-15

Fascinating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Great book! Very interesting and thought provoking. Sometimes with authors narrativo get themselves it’s hit or miss. This was a hit 👍

  • Understanding Japan

  • A Cultural History
  • By: Mark J. Ravina, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark J. Ravina
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637

In an exciting partnership with the Smithsonian, The Great Courses presents these 24 lectures that offer an unforgettable tour of Japanese life and culture. Professor Ravina, with the expert collaboration of the Smithsonian's historians, brings you a grand portrait of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting and informative

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-04-16

An excellent overview

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I liked this great course. The professor was excellent and the subject matter was very interesting. I did have a little trouble keeping some things straight as he went through so much history and different historical and literary figures so I might have to listen again to fully absorb everything but over a good experience.

  • The Power

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,366

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: There's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A necessary read

  • By Grace on 11-22-17

Fantastic! Mind blowing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Such a good book! The audio version is a thousand times better than reading the book. It’s emotional and incredibly thought provoking

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  • The Radical King

  • By: Martin Luther King, Cornel West - editor
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Gabourey Sidibe, Cornel West, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 429

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than 40 years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. The Radical King includes 23 selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, including essays and speeches that were never recorded for posterity - a revelation for King's legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Alternative View of Martin Luther King

  • By Deborah Jacob on 04-13-18

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I hadn’t known too much about Martin Luther king jr, besides the kind of generalized grade school version I’ve been taught. I wanted to fix. When I downloaded this audiobook I thought it would be like an autobiography, however it was instead a collection of his words, written and spoken. Now in retrospect, I think this was a much better way to get to know who he was an a person. I definitely recommend. The various narrators are also fantastic.

  • The Humans

  • A Novel
  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 894

The critically acclaimed author of The Radleys shares a clever, heartwarming, and darkly insightful novel about an alien who comes to Earth to save humans from themselves. When an extraterrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this weird species than he has been led to believe. Eventually, the narrator sees hope and redemption in the humans' imperfections and begins to question the very mission that brought him there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable alien story

  • By cristina on 07-07-13

Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

This was a great listen. The narrator was perfect for the role. At times the book was hilariously laugh on the sidewalk funny but other moments are so deep and philosophical. The author created a world that was a great place to slip into