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  • The Heretic Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Michelle Moran
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Nefertari catches the eye of the Crown Prince, and despite her family's history, they fall in love and wish to marry. Yet all of Egypt opposes this union between the rising star of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old, heretical one.

While political adversity sets the country on edge, Nefertari becomes the wife of Ramesses the Great. Destined to be the most powerful Pharaoh in Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jaclyn on 01-12-11

Just OK

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-11

The writing was competent enough, getting the reader from beginning to end without any major interrupts (save for a few naps), but I found the skill level to be amateurish and the prose is absolutely stuffed with lazy cliques. The Egyptians managed to capture our collective imagination for thousands of years, yet the characters is this book were far from engaging and not memorable in the slightest. The love making scene was downright cringe-worthy. A valiant effort indeed, I hope future books get better!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,022
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,880
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,896

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Fantastic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-11

Something you can lose yourself to - the narrators were brilliant. Hallmark of a good 'read' for me: sitting in my car long after the sun sets listening to the rest of the tale...

  • Anna Karenina

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Kate Lock
  • Length: 40 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

Anna Karenina is beautiful, married to a successful man, and has a son whom she adores. But a chance meeting at a train station in Moscow sets her passionate heart alight, and she is defenceless in the face of Count Vronsky's adoration. Having defied the rules of nineteenth-century Russian society, Anna is forced to pay a heavy price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful reading, but some volume issues

  • By Tad Davis on 12-17-10

Not good voices for characters

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-10

The reading part is good, but every character sounds the same: constipated (seriously). Its really difficult to listen to this hour after hour. Ill have to buy another version with a different reader.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful