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Jasmina

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  • Memoirs of a Geisha

  • By: Arthur Golden
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,307

In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Linda on 02-01-03

A beautiful story

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

At first I was taken aback by the narrator. I thought she sounded like a computer but bearing with her paid off, she does a great job.

  • The Last Tudor

  • Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, Book 13
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815

Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king's half sister, Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block, where Jane transformed her father's greedy power grab into tragic martyrdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I'm Easily Impressed...

  • By Mel on 08-16-17

Great story of three sisters

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

A very interesting, turbulent and tragic story of the fate of three sisters that bare the Tudor legacy.
Wonderfully narrated and told by each sister in Form of three individual chapters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming Marie Antoinette

  • A Novel
  • By: Juliet Grey
  • Narrated by: Juliet Grey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

Raised alongside her numerous brothers and sisters by the formidable empress of Austria, ten-year-old Maria Antonia knew that her idyllic existence would one day be sacrificed to her mother’s political ambitions. What she never anticipated was that the day in question would come so soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely the best narration from an author!

  • By Annonymouse on 09-10-15

Narrator was amazing!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

Caution! Before listening and completely falling in love with the story beware that it's a trilogy but the two remaining books are not available on Audible. I wish I had known this because now I am hooked and would love to listen to the rest of the story but cannot unless I buy the actual books and read them which i haven't got time for.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blonde

  • By: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Narrated by: Jayne Atkinson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

She was an all-American girl who became a legend of unparalleled stature. She inspired the adoration of millions, and her life has beguiled generations of fans and fellow artists. The story of Norma Jeane Baker, better known by her studio name, Marilyn Monroe, has been dissected for more than three decades, but never has it been captured in a narrative as breathtaking and transforming as Blonde.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Why not "unabridged"

  • By Tia on 06-10-15

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

The story is extremely superficial. It does not go into the depth of Norma Jean nor Marilyn Monroe at all. Many important facts are simply ignored. For example Marilyns third husband is being described as a great man and very loving to her when in fact he wrote terrible things about her which she read and that broke her heart and lead to the split.

  • The Fate of the Tearling

  • The Queen of the Tearling, Book 3
  • By: Erika Johansen
  • Narrated by: Polly Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,092

In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies - including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • what a let down!

  • By JESSICA on 12-12-16

Another enchanting book

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I absolutely love the Tearling Saga and been desperately searching for other books by Erika Johansen. So far the three Tearling installments are her only published works. I hope she will give her loyal and starving fans more stories in the future. Polly Lee is a phenomenal narrator. She captures the listener and brings the story truly to live.