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  • Tao Te Ching

  • A New English Version
  • By: Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050

In 81 brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit. It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao: the basic principle of the universe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please remove the ridiculous ad at the end

  • By Michael on 02-20-15

the ad at the end needs to go

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

as other reviewers have mentioned, the ad at the end is very abrupt and unpleasant.

  • The Ethical Slut

  • A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, & Other Adventures
  • By: Janet W. Hardy, Dossie Easton
  • Narrated by: Janet W. Hardy, Dossie Easton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397

For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous lifestyle - from self-reflection and honest communication to practicing safe sex and raising a family. Individuals and their partners will learn how to discuss and honor boundaries, resolve conflicts, and to define relationships on their own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for all but really great for beginners.

  • By CrashingGirl on 03-01-18

Loved the book, she's a quiet speaker.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I enjoyed how in-depth the authors were, and how organized they made the book while covering so many parts of the lifestyles. I like that the authors narrated the book, but at times she is so softspoken her sentances are almost whispered. I listen to audible with my phone, so when I turned the volume up enough to hear her clearly, my other notifications became startlingly loud.

  • Badlands

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808

Twenty miles across the North Dakota border, where the scenery goes from rolling grass prairie to pipeline fields, detective Cassie Dewell has been assigned as the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad - a place people used to be from but were never headed to. Grimstad is now the oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals hustling to corner the market.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Huge C.J. Box fan; this book, however, not so much

  • By Kate on 08-03-15

January LaVoy as narrator does fantastically

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

I always love C.J. Box books, but the narrator of this one did exceptionally well at small differences between voices of different characters and of the same character in different moods and situations. It's almost like a full-cast reading.

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  • Leaving Cheyenne

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

As the world enters a new century, three teenagers forge a future for themselves on the wild Texas grasslands: Gideon Fry, torn between going his way and following his father's footsteps; Johnny McCloud, whose restless spirit finds its solace traversing an open range; and Molly Taylor, the woman they both love. Rugged, bold and volatile, the three of them come of age in this tender and intimate novel of the heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and sincere novel

  • By Paul on 05-22-09

perfectly read. Sad, well-done story.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I liked the Lonesome Dove series and I liked this one just as much. really enjoyed the different Narrators for different perspectives in the book. loved the book.

  • King Lear

  • Arkangel Shakespeare
  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Trevor Peacock, Clive Merrison, full cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

This shattering drama of isolation and loss is one of the greatest tragedies in world literature. King Lear of Britain has three daughters: the hard-hearted Goneril and Regan, and the good and gentle Cordelia. He determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best. Lear's tragic lack of judgment and self-knowledge is paralleled by the blindness of the loyal Gloucester who is persuaded to reject his virtuous son, Edgar, in favor of the villainous Edmund.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tragedy par excellence

  • By turbopro on 08-10-16

hard to tell characters apart

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

the voices are similar enough that King Lear and one or two others sound similar, and it became confusing. otherwise I liked it

  • To End All Wars

  • A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
  • By: Adam Hochschild
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain's leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story of personalities

  • By Tad Davis on 06-09-11

Excellent history, easy to listen to

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

10 years or so ago, in high school, we barely covered WWI. This book was excellent because it told the story through a different perspective, focusing on many different people and offering causes 20 years before the beginning of the war. it opened my eyes to how much destruction and bloodshed actually happened, and for what, and how it set the stage for WWII. it was in-depth yet very easy to understand. Arthur Morey's voice is one I could listen to forever, I will find more books he narrates.

  • Collected Stories of William Faulkner

  • By: William Faulkner
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Denaker, Scott Brick, and others
  • Length: 31 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

This magisterial collection of short works by Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner reminds listeners of his ability to compress his epic vision into narratives as hard and wounding as bullets. Among the 42 selections in this audiobook are such classics as "A Bear Hunt", "A Rose for Emily", "Two Soldiers", and "The Brooch".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By chris on 02-05-10

loved his books

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

I like the stories, I only with they would have put titles instead of listing as chapter numbers, and maybe a pause or intermission between stories, as there was none.

  • Speaker for the Dead

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,589

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

love the voices

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

Reviewed: 02-25-17

I drive a truck and I loved listening to this book, the different voices and accents and the way they tell the story so well is easily addictive and I can't wait to press play again. sad that the book is over.