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Linda M. Harp

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  • Dust Tracks on a Road

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Zora Neale Hurston
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Dust Tracks on a Road is the bold, poignant, and funny autobiography of novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, one of American literature's most compelling and influential authors. Hurston's powerful novels of the South - including Jonah's Gourd Vine and, most famously, Their Eyes Were Watching God - continue to enthrall readers with their lyrical grace, sharp detail, and captivating emotionality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very nice!

  • By Joi Wilson on 10-31-16

Special in every way

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

So much love, respect & intelligence poured into the narration. Bravo B Turpin! This was my first Zora Hurston read and I will be back for more. Everything about this wonderful woman sits well with my soul!

  • Toni Tennille

  • A Memoir
  • By: Toni Tennille, Caroline Tennille St. Clair
  • Narrated by: Toni Tennille
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 515

Since bursting onto the scene in the mid '70s, the pop duo Captain and Tennille have long defined the sparkling, optimistic idea of everlasting love, both in their music and through their image as a happy and, seemingly, unbreakable couple. They were an irresistible pair to millions of fans all over the world, further underscored by the rousing "yes, we can!" gospel of their biggest hit, "Love Will Keep Us Together". But underneath the image was an entirely different story that the fans never saw.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it for several reasons

  • By Jennifer on 05-28-16

Eye opener

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

Reviewed: 10-21-16

Toni should be making a ton of money doing voice overs. I could listen to her all day long. Her perfectly articulated, breathy narration pulls you in. At first, what may have sounded contrived soon begins to sound like Toni sounds. Her smoky, southern, soulful voice is really remarkable and when you can't help but match her smiling eyes and genuine persona, you feel like you've known her all your life. And when you're my age, I guess I kind of have. Can you read me to sleep please!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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        Michael Kramer
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    2,691 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • The Devil You Know

  • By: Mike Carey
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,031

Felix Castor used to cast out demons for a living, and London was his stomping ground. But in a time when the supernatural realm is in upheaval and spilling over into the mundane world of the living, his skills are in renewed demand. With old debts to pay, Castor is left with no choice but to accept one final, well-paying assignment: a seemingly simple exorcism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pied Piper with a Conscience

  • By Tango on 07-27-13

How fun!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

Michael Kramer is one of the best narrators ever! Completely brought the characters to life under a dark cloud of humor. Loved this one!

  • Best Boy

  • A Novel
  • By: Eli Gottlieb
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,437

Sent to a "therapeutic community" for autism at the age of 11, Todd Aaron, now in his '50s, is the "old fox" of Payton Living Center. A joyous man who rereads the encyclopedia compulsively, he is unnerved by the sudden arrivals of a menacing new staffer and a disruptive, brain-injured roommate. His equilibrium is further worsened by Martine, a one-eyed new resident who has romantic intentions and convinces him to go off his meds to feel "normal" again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but with a Couple O' Caveats...

  • By Gillian on 04-27-16

Narrator love

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Bronson Pinchot really does a fantastic job portraying the world through the eyes of an autistic person. His portrayal really opened my eyes and shed light on the vast differences in the emotional worlds and sensitivities of all humans. Bravo!

  • The Iceman

  • The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer
  • By: Anthony Bruno
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

At home, Richard Kuklinski was a dedicated suburban family man; on the street, he was the Iceman, a professional hit man and lethal scam artist, a man so heartless he kept one of his victims frozen for over two years to disguise the time of death. His personal body count was over 100, but the police couldn’t touch him. Then undercover agent Dominick Polifrone posed as a mobster and began a deadly game of cat and mouse. The Iceman chronicles Kuklinski’s grisly career and exposes his murderous double life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Started out promising, but...

  • By M. Murphy on 07-10-13

Criminal

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

Reviewed: 12-17-15

A truer gangster has never been born! Chilling what this man was capable of. Pinchot's narration was perfect.

  • Finding Rebecca

  • By: Eoin Dempsey
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065

Nothing could keep Christopher and Rebecca apart: not her abusive parents, or even the fiancé she brought home after running away to England. But when World War II finally strikes the island of Jersey, the Nazi invaders ship Rebecca to Europe as part of Hitler’s Final Solution against the Jewish population.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Immature Writing

  • By S06N on 11-04-15

Compelling

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

Another compelling story written on the subject of the Holocaust. The story is reminiscent of Schindler's List. Beautiful and hopeful with a lovely happy ending. I am curious though, why the producers of this novel did not choose a German speaking narrator. I found myself missing the German accent, especially since the story is told from a mostly German prospective. Despite that inconsistency (for me anyway) , it was a very engaging listen.

  • The Invasion of the Body Snatchers

  • By: Jack Finney
  • Narrated by: Kristoffer Tabori
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302

On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovers an insidious, horrifying plot. Silently, subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms are taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, his friends, his family, the woman he loves, and the world as he knows it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD READ

  • By Randall on 04-25-09

Classic

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

Loved this one! What self-respecting child of the 70's doesn't love IBS! This audio version was just as gripping and scary thanks to Mr. Tabori! Wonderful job!

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Preparation for the Next Life

  • By: Atticus Lish
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 386

Zou Lei, orphan of the desert, migrates to work in America and finds herself slaving in New York's kitchens. She falls in love with a young man whose heart has been broken in another desert. A new life may be possible if together they can survive homelessness, lockup, and the young man's nightmares, which may be more prophecy than madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and Heartbreaking

  • By C. Farrell on 04-22-15

Conflict

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

Reviewed: 10-23-15

Not the ending I was hoping for. But still a very good listen. At worst, it was a bit to monotone and wordy. At best, you can't help come away with a better understanding of the effect our current conflict is having on our young men and this I think is a valuable thing. I'm happy for the young lady. I hope she's able to find a place for herself in our world and I hope she will find love again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Land's Man

  • A Perilous Journey through Romance, Islam, and Brunch
  • By: Aasif Mandvi
  • Narrated by: Aasif Mandvi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 978

If you're an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it's a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land's Man Aasif Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father, to being a high-school-age Michael Jackson impersonator, to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl, to improbably becoming America's favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/Brown/Doctor correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Witty and Thoughtful

  • By The Reading Date on 11-06-14

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 05-31-15

I have nothing to say on the subject of political or religious correctness that may or may not be missing from this book. It don't matter to me. This book is positively delightful and if you don't have fun listening to it than there is something wrong with you! Well done Assif!