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  • Mr. Dickens and His Carol

  • A Novel
  • By: Samantha Silva
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer's block sets in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ultimately worth it

  • By Linda on 12-13-17

Kept the true feeling of Charles Dickens

5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-20-17

LOVE Charles Dickens and this book only augments that affection. The authors honored the story with this one.

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,837
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,710
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,723

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09


5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-09

I think I enjoyed this book more on audio because of the skill of the narrarators. The book is excellently written, but I could not have provided the voices like the audio book.
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  • The End of Overeating

  • Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
  • By: David A. Kessler M.D.
  • Narrated by: Blair Hardman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 793
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 396

The End of Overeatinguncovers the shocking facts about how we lost control over our eating habits - and how we can get it back. Dr. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a nation of overeaters - from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast-food franchises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best 'NON-DIET" diet book out there...

  • By Deidre on 05-05-09

The End of Overeating

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-09

This book really opened my eyes and helped me to thoroughly understand how we got into the mess we are in today with obesity. From the treatment of food to the way our brains work, this book doesn't leave a rock unturned. I feel it changed me forever and am eternally grateful I bought it.

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