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  • True West

  • By: Sam Shepard
  • Narrated by: Kit Harington, Johnny Flynn
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2,069
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,894
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 1,892

Kit Harington (Games of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Beast) smolder and burn as sparring brothers in Sam Shepard’s darkly comic 1980 drama. The live theatre production of True West was performed at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, United Kingdom, in 2019. It was produced by Joseph Smith and John Brant for Smith & Brant Theatricals and James Bierman for Empire Street Productions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Screenwriters, golf and brother's hate

  • By Kingsley on 04-05-19

This one is a winner!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

Not just because Kit Harrington and Johnny Flynn are so very good in portraying brothers who disagree on almost everything (as brothers almost always do -- eventually), Certainly not because of their both being stars in their own right , disagreeing, (to put it mildly!) to disagree, but BECAUSE I can BELIEVE that two REAL brothers could EASILY step into the two roles and be just as believable, just as determined, and just plain as plain GOOD at handling the love/hate hilarity!
THANK YOU, AUDIBLE, it was wicked funny AND you caught it in perpetuity!

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  • Robinson Crusoe

  • By: Daniel Defoe
  • Narrated by: Stephen Ward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Shipwrecked and castaway, Daniel DeFoe's hard-luck character is still the standard for "growing where you're planted." Captured by pirates, he makes his break in a small boat and undergoes desperate adventures before winning his way back to civilization. But Crusoe proves willing to chance his luck a second time when, after sweating his way to prosperity as a planter in Brazil, he undertakes a voyage that isn't needful... and is marooned on a small island off South America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, simply amazing ....

  • By ShirleyC on 04-10-19

Amazing, simply amazing ....

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

All these YEARS I thought Robinson Caruso was "lost" on a deserted island & finally realized he wasn't so very "LOST" !! (More like "Giligan's Island", they knew approximately where they were, did some "traevelling", had "visitors", drop-ins and finally "rescued" themselves to return to civilization!) Still, it was a rollicking good listen and a learning experience! ( I would recommend for all but the very youngest, more as an adventure than a "truly lost" tale, which is essentially what "Gilligan's Island" was about.) Thank you Audible, and keep up the GREAT work!!

  • The Faith of Men

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: James O'Connell, Frank Phillips, Claire Walsh, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

"The Faith of Men" is a short story collection originally published in 1904 and contains eight of Jack London's adventure tales, all of them set in London's favorite milieu -- the Yukon Territory. "A Relic of the Pliocene" concerns a "homely, blue-eyed, freckle-faced" hunter named Thomas Stevens and his tracking and eventual killing of a prehistoric mammoth. "A Hyperborean Brew" also concerns Thomas Stevens and his schemes. "In Batard," an evil master makes a monster of an evil dog.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Collectionof of Short Stories

  • By ShirleyC on 04-09-19

A Collectionof of Short Stories

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

Reviewed: 04-09-19

... ranging from "1,000 Dozen Eggs" to "Batard" through "The Marriage of Lin-Lin" (and much more).....all short stories set in the Klondike, involving meticulous action descrptions (and, at times, a sense of incredulity) that range from hunting and killing a wooly mammoth to the heart-bteaking "Batard". Please don't miss this collection of short stories.

  • Rudyard Kipling - the Collection

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Sean Murphy, Josh Smith, and others
  • Length: 57 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

This audiobook contains the Collection of Rudyard Kipling: - "The jungle book" - "Just So Stories" - "Kim" - "Captains Courageous" - "Mowgli: All of the Mowgli Stories from the Jungle Books" - "Puck of Pook's Hill" - "France At War On the Frontier of Civilization" - "Letters of Travel" - "A Fleet In Being" - "The Fringes Of The Fleet" - "American Notes".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Collection of stories all packed into 1 lump!

  • By ShirleyC on 04-08-19

Collection of stories all packed into 1 lump!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Would have been nice, had some sensible division and titles been made available, As is, (ALL stories are lumped together in ONE big file -- 5 "Parts", withth NO idea of WHAT is included in WHICH "Part".) As is, makes it difficult to play OR tell what is coming up, let alone what is included in the collection . There is no way to tell what"s available to be heard until it plays, or how long it will play, (unless the teacher or caregiver/presenter has time to listen to the ENTIRE recording first. HAH!) making it difficult to use as bedtime, "quiet time", or classroom story - OR any "schedule" for sharing. **** May I please stress that the stories are absolutely GREAT, they are just impossible to FIND - OR SCHEDULE**** - which is extremely exasperating and TOTALLY unacceptable.

This appears to be an EXCELLENT candidate for reorganization or re-recording. (except you would lose the original author's voice, if re-recotding which greatly adds to the VALUE of the ORIGINAL -- and society needs to hold on to and SHARE "original author" recordings......)

GOOD LUCK ON THIS ONE, AUDIBLE! The content (author reading his own works) is priceless, but the current presentation is miserable! And finally, a HUGE "THANK YOU, AUDIBILE!" for even TRYING to keep this recording available to the general population!

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  • Martin Eden

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Smitten with a beautiful and cultivated young woman, a bright but uncultured sailor determines to better himself intellectually and socially. Martin Eden turns his attention and energy from drinking and brawling to an aggressive pursuit of self-education through reading. Martin's determined striving leads to a resolve to become a writer himself, but his success comes at the price of disillusionment, leaving him stranded between his proletariat origins and the bourgeois world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ANOTHER Jack London!

  • By ShirleyC on 04-07-19

ANOTHER Jack London!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-19

And this one, "Martin Eden", as wonderful as they come.! THANK you Audible, for fulfilling my craving!

  • The Shadow-Line

  • By: Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by: Mark Mcnamara
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Written in 1915, "The Shadow-Line" is based upon events and experiences from twenty-seven years earlier to which Conrad returned obsessively in his fiction. A young sea captain's first command brings with it a succession of crises: his sea is becalmed, the crew laid low by fever, and his deranged first mate is convinced that the ship is haunted by the malignant spirit of a previous captain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mr. Conrad does himself proud!

  • By ShirleyC on 04-07-19

Mr. Conrad does himself proud!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-19

It WAS a difficult situation, made worse by the weather and the sickness (and the newness of command), but no one just gave up and quit trying to do, as well as to BE, the best they could, given the circumstances.

This was one of the most most laboriously-involved and difficult=to-detail stories I've EVER stuck with and the reward of eventual assistance and more-or-less "resolution" made me feel as though we had been through a hellish trial together.

This is NOT a story to return to with pleasure, but one to admire for "stick-to-it-ivness" and sense of duty. I admire and truly cherish that attitude and devotion -- in fiction AND in real life.

  • Eleonora

  • By: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Narrated by: Sal Stevens
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

What is considered an autographical piece, the story centers around a young couple in love in a wonderful and isolated valley of beauty, until illness changes everything and the valley, too, begins to lose its luster.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAY Too Short

  • By ShirleyC on 04-06-19

WAY Too Short

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

"Elenora" was just too darned short and succinct......or maybe I just didn't understand it! (THAT is a FIRST for me!). I'll be "checking" myself on this, to figure out WHAT, if anything, I missed.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86,421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78,659
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78,210

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

I am confused,

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

HAD this title on my Wish List, actually *PURCHASED* & "LISTENED TO" this title AND completed a review of the book! NOW, however, the title (which at one time SHOWED on "Wish List"), WAS downloaded, ***WAS "LISTENED TO***, >> AND REVIEWED<<....but IS NOW showing as "Not Available in this Country/Area". Say Whaaat??? Come On, Audible! WHAT in the wide, wide, WIDE world is going on?!?!?!?!?!
I already ** HAVE ** the title, LISTENED TO IT, ***AND REVIEWED IT***. WHO, WHAT, WHY & HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? Will OTHER titles be the same? Or do you know??

  • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

  • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, and others
  • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt
  • Length: 43 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912

This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past-from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day. These lectures give you the opportunity to grasp the different aspects of our past that combine to make us distinctly American, and to gain the knowledge so essential to recognizing not only what makes this country such a noteworthy part of world history, but the varying degrees to which it has lived up to its ideals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had its Ups and Downs

  • By Tommy D'Angelo on 10-01-16

WOW. Thought I knew more of our history.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

But had forgotten that I knew as much as I do! WELL worth the reminder(s) and the MEMORIES.....my oh my! This should be (but won't, I know) MANDATORY for ALL. I'll checkit back and make sure I haven't forgotten anything, sooner than you think. THANK YOU, Audible!

  • What I Believe

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Billy O'Donovan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Originally published in 1885, "What I Believe" is part of a series of books by novelist Leo Tolstoy that outline his personal interpretation of Christian theology. After a midlife crisis at age 50, he began to believe in the moral teachings of Christianity, while rejecting mysticism and organized religion. He believed that pacifism and poverty were the paths to enlightenment. His precepts of nonviolence even influenced Mohandas Gandhi. Students of religion, political science, and literature alike will gain new understanding from the ideas presented in this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • incredible

  • By Anonymous User on 12-21-18

I had NO IDEA!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Tolstoy is/was a believer?!? I truly had NO idea of this change! Thank you, Audible, for dragging this update into my consciousness! (I have to wonder what ELSE I'll find out that I was totally unaware of!)......