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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,822

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A warm and lovely Christmas story

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 12-13-18

A charming tale

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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: 01-02-19

Although not without many precedents this story has a big hearted warmth that children can appreciate. It is beautifully performed.

  • Beautiful Animals

  • A Novel
  • By: Lawrence Osborne
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 100

On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. As the two women learn more about the man, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging across the Aegean Sea, their own burgeoning friendship intensifies. But when their seemingly simple plan to help Faoud unravels, all must face the horrific consequences they have set in motion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • please offer more of this author's books

  • By S. Liskey on 07-20-17

A Waste of My Reading Time

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Aside from appealing descriptions of the Greek isle of Hydra, this book was a vacuous exercise in terms of character development, plot, and suspense.

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Maddie Hickish
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

Jonathan Safran Foer joins Maddie Hickish in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest novel, Here I Am.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Way too short!

  • By EOS STUDIO on 05-31-17

Way too short!

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Way too short! So short as to be not a inducement to read the book but a frustration to not have a full interview.

  • Wolf Hall

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,950
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,956

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political powerEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Divorced, beheaded, died...

  • By Tim on 09-30-11

The narrator should be nominated....

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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: 04-27-17

The narrator should be nominated for an Oscar. He did perfect justice to the text containing an enormous amount of singular characters. One can only try to imagine how the author, Hillary Mantel, put together this complex character study and history and made it come so alive. Bravo!

  • A God in Ruins

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,672

A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the 20th century through Ursula's beloved younger brother, Teddy - would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • FRUSTRATING BUT GOOD

  • By Janna Wong Healy on 10-27-15

Excellent companion to Life After Life

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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: 06-11-15

Exquisite writing used to tell a story of 3-dimensional characters - subtly told and genuinely moving.