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  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,057

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rosie the bull elephant?

  • By Randall on 07-22-07

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

What did you love best about Water for Elephants?

I really enjoyed the book! Now I need to watch the movie. It kept me interested all the way through!

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,853

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

Good Listen!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was very good. I wish I did not have to have 15 words though. What a pain.

What did you like best about this story?

Teenagers are fun.

Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

The boyfriend

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed it.

  • The Highlander's Touch

  • Highlander, Book 3
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476

He was a mighty Scottish warrior who lived in a world bound by ancient laws and timeless magic. But no immortal powers could prepare the laird of Castle Brodie for the lovely accursed lass who stood before him. A terrible trick of fate had sent her 700 years back in time and into his private chamber to tempt him with her beauty.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sean Connery and the Drag Queen

  • By Kim-Marie on 09-21-09

This was really good!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

Any additional comments?

I totally enjoyed this. Just enough romance to make it interesting and fun.

  • From a Changeling Star

  • Starstream, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey A. Carver
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Beneath the roiling surface of Betelgeuse, scientists anxiously await the one man essential to the success of Starmuse, the greatest engineering project in human history. But on Kantano’s World, Willard Ruskin battles invisible agents for control of his life, his physical form, and even his memories. Drawn into a conflict from which not even death will free him, Ruskin must find a way to reach Betelgeuse before his enemies sabotage Starmuse—and humanity’s future among the stars. A harrowing journey from inside the human cell... to the mind of a dying star.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Laura G. on 09-08-18

It was good.

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

Any additional comments?

Nice story. I got into it. It just wasn't really outstanding for me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Moonraker

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

When James Bond is asked to settle a dispute over "ungentlemanly behavior" at an exclusive gambling club, the affair is embarrassing in the extreme, for the accused is the unimpeachable Sir Hugo Drax: business tycoon, popular hero, patriot extraordinaire, and head of the multimillion-dollar Moonraker missile program on which Britain's future defense depends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshingly different!

  • By justin on 01-25-15

Not terrific

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

Any additional comments?

It was just OK. Not my favorite. Perhaps it is just not my kind of thing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fuzzy Nation

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi - introduction
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,001

In John Scalzi's re-imagining of H. Beam Piper's 1962 sci-fi classic Little Fuzzy, written with the full cooperation of the Piper Estate, Jack Holloway works alone for reasons he doesnt care to talk about. Hundreds of miles from ZaraCorps headquarters on planet, 178 light-years from the corporations headquarters on Earth, Jack is content as an independent contractor, prospecting and surveying at his own pace. As for his past, thats not up for discussion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short, sweet, and satisfying storytelling.

  • By Samuel Montgomery-Blinn on 05-11-11

Really enjoyed this!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

Any additional comments?

It was a really good story. The performance was good. I totally enjoyed it!