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  • A Christmas Story

  • The Book That Inspired the Hilarious Classic Film
  • By: Jean Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Dick Cavett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474

The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family's typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poor Jean Shepherd

  • By Jimmy on 05-28-11

Hard to get past the excessively verbose writing

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

It's a good story that is delivered like a high school English paper that has been padded for length. Parts of the book are excessively verbose to the point of being distracting from the story.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 206,414
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 192,709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192,302

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

overall pretty good

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

entertaining, well presented, and engaging. good character development, though later chapters have a few minor continuity errors from earlier chapters. the ending seems rushed when compared to the lengthy development of the challenges and characters. again, it's a good story and would listen again, though the ending implies what comes next, but leaves the door open for a followup book.

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • By: Washington Irving
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is the most famous supernatural wild chase in all of literature. One of the best-known American short stories, this tale has been produced countless times for television and film. A Halloween classic!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-18

Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Good story, but the monotone deep voiced narrator made it a real struggle to finish. It was like listening to a computer telling the story with hardly any inflection.