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  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,338

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

An imperial affliction, the fault in our stars.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

The world is not a wish-granting factory, yet some infinities are bigger than other infinities.
I am very fond of this narrator who lightly expressed Hazel's scintillating wits and Augustus's special charisma. John Green's books often bring me miraculous journey to the realm of not merely literature, but an entire constellation of beautiful minds. Enthusiastically recommend it!

  • Twilight

  • The Twilight Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,074

About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Glad I Finally Did It

  • By DCinMI on 08-19-13

Twilight,a brand new beginning.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

"No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end."
"Some things don't have to end."
Yes, exactly. The Twilight Saga is endlessly exhilarating and the romance of vampires will be unconditionally and irrevocably hilarious.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Scarlett Johansson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188

Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson ( Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring) brings a palpable sense of joy and exuberance to her performance of Lewis Carroll's enduring classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The young and imaginative Alice grows weary of her storybook, one "without pictures or conversations", and follows a hasty hare underground - to come face to face with a host of strange and fantastic characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🎭🐰♟🗝🐹🐛Oh My Ears and Whiskers, What A Delight!🐇🦔🎭

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-24-16

A strange tale, with the dream of Wonderland: simple sorrows, simple joys, her own child-life, and the happy summer days.

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

Reviewed: 03-21-17

Intrigued by Scarlett Johansson's American accent, I pictured Alice's wonderful adventures in my audible feast, also half believed myself in wonderland as she did. The queer things, curious figures, and fabulous experience furnished me with an unforgettable journey to a loving heart of my own childhood. Love it!!

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just the right reading style

  • By Matthew Stavros on 05-09-13

The disillusioned belief in a close dream of faintly real green light

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

Reviewed: 03-19-17

There is a fantastic figure gliding toward Jay Gatsby through the amorphous trees, the destined broken American dreams, and the wonderful yet unreal past. All memories are ashen. Staring at the remote green light coming from Daisy's dock, Gatsby innocently and tragically believed in the charming voice full of money and carelessness.

  • Wuthering Heights

  • By: Emily Bronte
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

The wild and passionate tale of Cathy and Heathcliff's impossible love for each other and its phenomenal setting on the blasted Yorkshire moors has to be one of the best-known love affairs in literature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration

  • By Teresa Castillo on 04-18-16

Juliet Stevenson's audible genius=Vivien Leigh's acting skills

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

Reviewed: 03-17-17

Unveiling the magnificent romance and struggling expressions underneath the wild wretchedness and solitary soul, the narrator depicted the delightful yet simultaneously anguish people with a grey tongue, real agony, and a subtle nuance of satisfaction apropos of the fulfillment of reading the prevailing love story entirely at first time.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,126

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful.

  • By WhosYourChubby on 08-29-16

There is no place like home!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

This is a fabulous tale with an amazing performer. Anne Hathaway narrated with great passion which made me thrilled. I hope you all enjoy the story!

  • Charlotte's Web

  • By: E.B. White
  • Narrated by: E.B. White, George Plimpton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,340

Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. This 1953 Newbery Honor Book comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some book

  • By NYC5 on 04-30-04

A warm wind of life and death

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

Reviewed: 03-13-17

To tell you the truth, I am also trembling with joy when finished reading and listening this story of heartwarming rescue and innocent friendship. As always, Charlotte will be watching Wilbur as long as she lives in heaven!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,026
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,034

One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Audiobook!

  • By Greg on 02-26-14

The greatest novel in any language of the last fifty years

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17


Wiped out by the wind and exiled from the memory of men at the precise moment of deciphering the final line of the parchment, one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity to be reviewed with jubilation and hallucinations on earth. John Lee is a fantastic and charismatic narrator!!!

  • Bridge to Terabithia

  • By: Katherine Paterson
  • Narrated by: Robert Sean Leonard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084

Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone.That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together, they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By R. G. Pickering on 09-16-16

Inspiringly touching, tugging at my heartstrings!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

As well as The Secret Garden!It is a bridge to imagination and gaiety, a bridge to friendship beyond death, and a bridge to the unknown and heaven, not hell!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful