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  • A Classic Tales Christmas

  • By: O. Henry, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and others
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

All of your favorite Christmas stories in one fantastic collection. From heartfelt stories such as O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" to tales of mystery from G. K. Chesterton and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Here is a treasure trove of tales from some of the best writers in the world, narrated by the voice of the Classic Tales: B.J. Harrison. Each story is presented unabridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent if you Understand What These Are

  • By Jason Ellinger on 05-29-18

A Christmas Buffet

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

This was a lovely mix of Christmas stories! A variety of authors with different styles made it interesting. I was always enjoy the stories and excited to find out what the next one would be. My favourites were from Tolstoy, O. Henry and of course Dickens!
I truly enjoyed the whole book!

  • Just Mercy

  • A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • By: Bryan Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,609
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,890
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,861

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made me question justice, peers and myself.

  • By Kristy VL on 04-17-15

Beyond Words

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

The gift of hearing Bryan Stevenson narrate his incredibly moving and powerful book made the whole experience perfect.
The experiences of the people he defended and fought for are beyond heartbreaking. I can’t adequately express in words how important a book like this is and how relevant it is.
I wish I could get everyone to read this book. I am going to start by buying a copy and giving it to a friend. I also want to encourage others to buy the audible book because as I said hearing Mr. Stevenson’s voice narrating his incredible experiences makes the book even richer!!
Highly Recommended!

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,456
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,370
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,320

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truth Universally Acknowledged

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-15

Excellent! Bravo!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

Rosamund Pike does an excellent job with the book! I have listened to it more than once and recommended it to a friend who also bought it.
Bravo!

  • The Happy Vegan

  • A Guide to Living a Long, Healthy, and Successful Life
  • By: Russell Simmons, Chris Morrow
  • Narrated by: Black Ice
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

In The Happy Vegan, Simmons shares how once he started practicing yoga and meditation, he became more conscious of his choices, particularly the choices he made regarding his diet. Simmons first adopted a vegetarian and then vegan diet and almost immediately began to experience the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of eating green and clean.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing from beginning to end!

  • By Jeela S. Matthews on 12-29-15

A Powerful Tool!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

Loved this book!! I am already Vegan but it reminded me of the reasons why I choose this lifestyle (compassion for animals) and gave me more reasons to be grateful for my decision (better health and a stronger body). I have been putting of meditation and yoga for awhile but after finishing this book I am getting started!!
The narration by Black Ice was perfect.

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  • Watership Down

  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,826

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still one of the best!

  • By Bapàrio on 12-05-10

Masterful!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

This is my absolute favourite book and to hear it performed so fabulously makes me extremely happy and satisfied!!
If you have never read Watership Down this audio book is a wonderful way to experience it,
and also check out the beautiful movie by Martin Rosen!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful