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Tabea Pawlitzki

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  • Schuld und Sühne

  • By: Fjodor M. Dostojewski
  • Narrated by: Gerd Wameling
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Sankt Petersburg um 1860: Der verarmte Student Rodion Raskolnikow hält sich für einen besonderen Menschen, dem es zusteht, Herr über Leben und Tod zu sein. Kaltblütig erschlägt er eine wucherische Pfandleiherin und deren geistig zurückgebliebene Schwester, die es seiner Weltanschauung nach nicht verdient haben zu leben. Auch wenn er seine Tat für gerechtfertigt hält, so hat er doch die Rechnung ohne sein Gewissen gemacht, das ihn von nun an seelisch und körperlich quält.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Made It!

  • By Tabea Pawlitzki on 08-19-18

I Made It!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Wow, longest audiobook I have ever purchased. It goes down in St. Petersburg, people. What a ride. Still not sure how the sun is always setting at 8pm in the middle of summer... (Someone please explain.) This reading must have been such a task, and was executed perfectly. Echt klasse gemacht!

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  • Anne of Windy Poplars

  • By: L. M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Tara Ward
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They're known as the royal family of Summerside - and they quickly let Anne know she is not the person they wanted to be principal of Summerside High School.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Curse You Narrator Change!

  • By Carole on 11-12-17

Another great book in the Anne series.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

This Anne book reminded me very much of Cranford. It has that beautiful slice-of-life quality. The wonderful storytelling also concerns itself mostly with the distaff population, like Gaskell's classic. What I find so remarkable about the Anne series, is the completely believable aging of the protagonist. The author never loses her heroine's voice, yet also does not retard her growth by insisting on past girlish quirks. Montgomery really knows the world she has created in and out, and presents it yet again with that signature magical wholesomeness.

  • Dread Nation

  • By: Justina Ireland
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dead Are Never Lonely

  • By Cynthia on 05-15-18

Exactly what I needed

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

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Absolutely brilliant. I got sadder and sadder realizing it was coming to an end. Adventure girl power, packed with some hard truths. I have so many pictures in my head from the descriptions and story-building, that I hope it has that same effect on some scriptwriters out there.
The author manages story components really well. She spreads out exposition, dialogue, action, description, etc. So, you never have a Thomas Hardy-esque 2 page description of a barn, or some such nonsense.
This book also contains deliberate representation, which is much appreciated. We need conscious diversity in ethnicity, sexual identity, etc in our media.
One of the best narrations I have heard on this app.

  • Wuthering Heights [Trout Lake Media Edition]

  • By: Emily Brontë
  • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,082

Famous, all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them. Today considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights was met with mixed reviews when it first appeared, mainly because of the narrative's stark depiction of mental and physical cruelty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twisted Tale, Amazing Narrator

  • By Jessica on 07-02-13

Emo trash not worth anyone's mental anguish

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Never have I felt so physically disgusted by a piece of, though I shan't call this literature. This is what happens when a deranged girl never leaves her home, but to go to Hot Topic. Emily probably thought she was cool and edgy when she created scene after scene of abhorrent behaviour, offensive conduct, cruelty towards animals, domestic violence and neglect; all by her unrealistic 1dimensional characters (who seem to have at most two emotions, and no basic reasoning skills). Nor does Emily even attempt a commentary on the subjects she feebly attempts to dissect. More like a demonic surgeon with a chainsaw, than a trained professional. Her sorry excuse for a narrative is clumsily framed through various people telling stories within stories within stories. I could go on much longer about the shortcomings of her writing, but more importantly, she has exhausted me mentally. I take no pleasure in being put through hour after hour of abuse. Even just thinking of this book feels like an episode of PTSD.
However, the voice actress for this work was impeccable. Good job indeed, though this garbage is hardly worth her talent.

  • Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

  • By: Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 238

From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish they'd turn this into a movie!

  • By Kat on 10-10-09

Outrageously funny

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

I don't know what to say about this masterpiece which would do it justice, except that it surpassed all my hopes and dreams. Narration was brilliant, and the comedy pure gold. Sincerely wishing for this to make it to the screen.

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,396

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Top Pick for 2012

  • By Em on 11-30-12

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Too realistic for comfort, that's for sure. Recognized lots of these patterns from history and current life, which really makes you think. I breezed through this. Interesting, well performed, and beautifully arranged as a narrative.

  • The Lair of the White Worm

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 52

In a tale of ancient evil, Bram Stoker creates a world of lurking horrors and bizarre denizens: a demented mesmerist, hellbent on mentally crushing the girl he loves; a gigantic kite raised to rid the land of an unnatural infestation of birds, and which receives strange commands along its string; and all the while, the great white worm slithers below, seeking its next victim.... Bram Stoker, creator of Dracula, is one of the most enduring and masterful influences on the literature of terror.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spookier than Dracula!

  • By Kristi R. on 11-19-12

Intolerable

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Wow. I read a lot of classics and am therefore used to racism, but this takes it to another level. I will not be finishing this. Absolutely insufferable. Tired of Stoker's tedious over-explaining of people's thoughts as well. His obsession with physiognomy leaves no room for surprise about a person's character or motives either, since they are already set in stone by their appearance.
I am beginning to see why Dracula is his only popular book. I enjoyed the Mummy as well, but The Lair of The White Worm badly needed an editor.

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Patrick Fraley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

The idealized childhood of this fictional hero, based on Mark Twain's own early life, is filled with robust good humor and high-spirited adventures. Yet there is also an in-depth experience of the central South of the 1840s. While romping through fun-filled fantasy, Tom Sawyer shows how morally complicated real life can be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story my 9-year-old keeps returning to

  • By Centriculous on 04-10-05

Childhood Revisited

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

When I was young this book had a profound influence on me. It was such a pleasure to rediscover this almost 20 years later, and remember the times when I tried to recreate all of Tom's adventures.
The narrator was stellar. Such a terrific job, and he captured the humour so well. I laughed out loud at his acting when the boys got sick from the pipes. Thank you for this beautiful reading.

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  • Montana Creeds: Dylan

  • By: Linda Lael Miller
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Author Linda Lael Miller shines in this contemporary Western romance. When Dylan Creed finds out that his young daughter has been abandoned by her selfish mother, he quickly regains custody of her and moves home to the family ranch. His old flame Kristy Madison can’t believe her eyes when he rolls into town, ready to settle down and be a father - but can Dylan earn himself a second chance?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ALWAYS STAND BY - YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN!!

  • By Gary on 05-08-12

Cowboy hates bad coffee (and so do I)

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I love how the book before this had supermom raising two boys on a dime, and this affluent fool has one child for exactly two seconds and goes "I can't do this. I need a wife!" Jokes aside though, I am really enjoying this series. I am liking Logan even more 'cause we see him grow more into the head of the Creeds. The interactions between the middle bro and his sister-in-law are lovely as well.
The guy who narrates these books is stellar. Love the accent and acting. Really well done. I can tell just by his tone which character is speaking.