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  • It Can't Happen Here

  • By: Sinclair Lewis
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,176

Doremus Jessup, a newspaper editor, is dismayed to find that many of the people he knows support presidential candidate Berzelius Windrip. The suspiciously fascist Windrip is offering to save the nation from sex, crime, welfare cheats, and a liberal press. But after Windrip wins the election, dissent soon becomes dangerous for Jessup. Windrip forcibly gains control of Congress and the Supreme Court and, with the aid of his personal paramilitary storm troopers, turns the United States into a totalitarian state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, But Not In Order...

  • By Imagineallthepeople on 03-31-17

As Relevant as Everyone Says it is

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I read this because articles keep bringing it up as life these days imitating art. What they say really is true! Our current world is a danger. See how it can all come apart in this hugely prescient story. #Dark #Provocative #Depressing #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Orphan Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,481

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving story of sharing and transformation.

  • By Kathi on 04-03-13

Weaves History and Good Story

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

The characters really drive this story. You care about them and you want to know how it all happened. Told through the heartbreaking history of America’s Orphan Trains, some of it tears your guts out with sadness. #Orphans #CominOfAge #HappyEnding #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Random Harvest

  • By: James Hilton
  • Narrated by: Carter Thompson, Kelly Hennessey, Rachel Hansen, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Published in 1941, Random Harvest was contemporary to its first audience, and is painted against the backdrop of the gathering storm in Europe. However, it doesn’t focus on military threats or political wrangling. Instead, it tells the very accessible story of a profoundly good man with normal aspirations who consistently put the needs of others first, and as a result, lived a life he never could have imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much more than the Movie!

  • By Tamara on 11-11-18

Much more than the Movie!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Loved this book. It was great to see all the fill in and back story, beyond the classic film. #Nostalgic #Tearjerker #UnlikelyHero #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • The Angel of Darkness

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555

In The Angel Of Darkness, Caleb Carr brings back the vivid world of his bestselling The Alienist but with a twist: this story is told by the former street urchin Stevie Taggert, whose rough life has given him wisdom beyond his years. Thus New York City, and the groundbreaking alienist Dr. Kreizler himself, are seen anew. It is June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining Read

  • By 6catz on 01-31-13

Beyond The Alienist

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

If you can’t get enough of the Alienist, and want more of these fabulous characters, then dive into this one! #Creepy ( in the best way) #Gritty #Suspenseful #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

A colonel receives five seeds in the mail---and dies within weeks. A young bride disappears immediately after her wedding. An old hat and a Christmas goose are the only clues to a stolen jewel. A son is accused of his father's murder. These mysteries---and many more---are brought to the house on Baker Street where detective Sherlock Holmes resides. No case is too tricky for the world's most famous sleuth and his incredible powers of deduction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This version is complete

  • By Richard Hoskins on 04-15-12

For Sherlock Lovers

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

If mysteries are your thing, dig into one of the best! Can’t go wrong with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle writing, and Prebble reading! #Clever #Suspenseful #Quirky #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

  • A Novel
  • By: Lindsey Lee Johnson
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

The wealthy enclaves north of San Francisco are not the paradise they appear to be, and nobody knows this better than the students of a local high school. Despite being raised with all the opportunities money can buy, these vulnerable kids are navigating a treacherous adolescence in which every action, every rumor, every feeling, is potentially postable, shareable, viral.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written Yet Heart-Wrenching Content

  • By Gwen B. on 02-08-17

Mean Girls and More

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

What a bunch of spoiled mean creeps! Obnoxious kids hurting each other— that’s what this book is all about. A good portrait of bullying and its consequences. #ComingOfAge #IssueFiction #Depressing #tagsgiving #sweepstakes.

  • Arrowsmith

  • By: Sinclair Lewis
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Martin Arrowsmith is fascinated by science and medicine. As a boy, he immerses himself in Gray’s Anatomy. In medical school, he soaks up knowledge from his mentor, a renowned bacteriologist. But soon he is urged to focus on politics and promotions rather than his research. Even as Martin progresses from doctor to public health official and noted pathologist, he still yearns to devote his time to pure science.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Arrowsmith - The Classic Book, Not the Band

  • By Stephen on 09-08-13

Tough to push through

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This was not an easy title to stick with. My mind kept wandering off. If you’re willing to do the work, you’ll find it satisfying in the end. I suppose in modern times it would be edited down to fit our shorter attention spans. It did not wow me, but it was okay. #depressing #Nostalgic #Midlifecrisis #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

  • By: Karen Joy Fowler
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,357

Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and our narrator, Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. "I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: that I was raised with a chimpanzee," she tells us. "It's never going to be the first thing I share with someone. I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion, I'd scarcely known a moment alone. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was totally worth the credit.

  • By Amber on 10-04-13

Sucks you in

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This took a little while to get going, but this is one heck of an emotional story. Heartbreaking in the end, and it stays with you! #SiblingStories #ComingOfAge #QuirkyFamilies #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The One Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,511

It's 1944. Physics professor Alfred Mendel and his family are trying to flee Paris when they are caught and forced onto a train along with thousands of other Jewish families. At the other end of the long, torturous train ride, Alfred is separated from his family and sent to the men's camp, where all of his belongings are tossed on a roaring fire. His books, his papers, his life's work. The Nazis have no idea what they have just destroyed. And without that physical record, Alfred is one of only two people in the world with his particular knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You gotta have a STRONG stomach.

  • By Richard Delman on 09-22-16

Gripping!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

This is a story you won’t be able to put down (or stop listening to). And it will haunt you after the last sentence is read. One of the best I have listened to in my 10 years of enjoying Audible books. #WorldWarII #Suspenseful #Tearjerker #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,317

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives - resenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourite novels, ever

  • By Calliope on 11-24-14

One of a kind!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

There is a reason “Rebecca” sits on many “best of” 20th century lists. It’s cultural reach extends to movies, the theatre, music, and lots of other literature. For all of its 1930’s melodrama, it really does grip the reader and keeps hold until the last sentence. The performance of his novel is perfect. I intend to look through the entire catalog of everything Anna Massey has narrated, and see about downloading. I felt like I was listening to a taut radio theater production, rather than a single reader, throughout. I cannot recommend this book and this audio version highly enough! #Nostalgia #Suspenseful #Creepy #tagsgiving and #sweepstakes