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  • The Gulag Archipelago, Volume l

  • The Prison Industry and Perpetual Motion
  • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,385

In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUST READ

  • By A is A on 12-06-15

A New Narration Needed

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

This is an important story. A new narration with a more natural voice and reading needs to be done The narration sounds artificial and contrived.
Please re-record this classic

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Far From the Madding Crowd

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of female independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness that threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain's foremost novelists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Country tales and voices.

  • By Judyth on 01-07-15

Excellent Narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

The exceptional narrator made this book easy to listen to. This is the best version of this timeless classic

  • Glass Houses

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,735

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Anna on 09-05-17

Silly and Tedious Plot

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

Reviewed: 10-29-17

This one just was not for me. It took two to three starts to get past the silly 'Cobrador' premise and get back to listening, but I finally got through the book. Tedious listening and a silly premise make this her only strike out in a pretty entertaining series
The narrator is excellent.

  • Stalker on the Fens

  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

Detective Inspector Nikki Galena's close friend Helen Brook is involved in a serious accident where she is trapped in a collapsed cellar. After her hard-won recovery, Helen is still getting flashbacks to a man she says was down there with her and who confessed to a murder. But no trace of this man can be found. Then Helen tells Nikki that someone is watching her. But is all this in her friend's imagination and part of her post-traumatic stress?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this English police procedural series!

  • By Wayne on 08-29-17

Why is the narrator speed reading

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Henrietta Meire?

This narrator has been pretty good up until now. I don't know if it was the sound engineer or the narrator herself, but it pretty much ruined the book .At first I thought it was me, then I listened to other books and realized,no, something is wrong with the narration speed. Couldn't enjoy the book at all Sometimes I wonder if someone is in charge of listening to the titles Audible puts out. I guess there are too many to screen for problems like this.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Left Hanging (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 2)

  • By: Patricia McLinn
  • Narrated by: Jane McLaughlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

A rodeo producer dead in the bull pen. Accident or murder? From the deadly tip of the rodeo queen's tiara to toxic "agricultural byproducts" ground into the arena dust, TV reporter Elizabeth, EM, Danniher receives a murderous introduction to the world of rodeo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm really enjoying this series

  • By Dawn on 04-12-17

Really Fun

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

Where does Left Hanging (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 2) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a great rainy day or beach read

What did you like best about this story?

Characters

What about Jane McLaughlin’s performance did you like?

I've gotten used to her narration, I really didn't like it at first

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What She Knew

  • A Novel
  • By: Gilly Macmillan
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,735
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,716

Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It's an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry - until Ben vanishes. Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel's newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By C. Farrell on 02-26-16

Don't bother

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

What disappointed you about What She Knew?

I understand that when you read fiction you must suspend disbelief to a certain extent, but this plot just had too many moments where I thought the author got carried away. I read that the author had a darker ending, but her editor had her change it, well she changed it to a cliche.

What could Gilly Macmillan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Research the topic a bit more, and make the plot more credible.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The male narrator needed to clear his throat before reading.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • The Gunslinger

  • The Dark Tower I
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,304

Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea in the first volume of The Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dark Tower Review - Part One

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-23-03

For Once I Preferred The Book

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

Reviewed: 08-16-14

If you could sum up The Gunslinger in three words, what would they be?

A necessary if somewhat boring introduction to the rest of the series

What other book might you compare The Gunslinger to and why?

None

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Even though George Guidall is a popular narrator I find the shaky quality to his voice disquieting and have a difficult time with his books. Gave up on Les Miz

Any additional comments?

Read the book and slog through it. Forget this audiobook

  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • The Dark Tower
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,622

In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-12

My favorite narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-15-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Wind Through the Keyhole to be better than the print version?

Equal to the book. I usually switch back and forth in order to get the best experience

What about Stephen King’s performance did you like?

I love his narrations of his own books. I look for them.

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  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,647
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,878

It is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces, some familiar, others only just appearing, are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Roy Dotrice

  • By Aaron on 12-07-05

Not The Narrator For The First Three Books

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

Reviewed: 07-28-11

I too bought purchased this audiobook without realizing that there was a different narrator.When I realized it wasn't Roy Dotrice I was slightly disappointed but decided to give it a chance. I gave up.I'm going to read this one and listen to Dances With Dragons since Roy Dotrice narrates that one.Mr Lee was brilliant in White Tiger but he bombs in this narration.He over dramatizes every line and sounds like a bad actor in one of the early talkies.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful