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  • Great Expectations

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613

One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming of age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens’ dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Performance of a classic!

  • By Steven on 08-18-13

Good version of a classic

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I enjoyed the performance. But its certainly not a book that is easy to listen to at times. Worth a listen. A bit slow.

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: James Frain
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958

An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention - a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole... as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society. More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this is a perfect classic novel,

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anthony Bonner!!

  • By Tad Davis on 08-18-11

good classic book great performance

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

good allbeit sometimes long details when you hunger fir more story. very good narration job

  • Scorpion Mountain

  • Brotherband Chronicles, Book 5
  • By: John A. Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 676

Fresh off of victory over their longtime nemesis, Tursgud, Hal and the Herons, summoned by King Duncan, set sail for Castle Araluen. Thrust into the dangerous world of Araluen, the Herons learn of a threat to Queen Evanlyn and whispers of a deadly sect known as the Scorpion Cult. Rumors say that Iqbal, who previously tried to assassinate Evanlyn at her wedding to Horace, might be planning another attempt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Samwise on 09-22-18

very good listen as usuall

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

Reviewed: 07-23-17

I like these books by John flannegan because of rich story and characters. and as they are written for a younger audience they are clean and i can miss a bit of them while driving and not feel like i have to rewind it.

  • Last of the Breed

  • By: Louis L'Amour
  • Narrated by: David Strathairn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

This is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A western "indian" story set in Siberia

  • By John S on 11-25-13

my favorite from Loius L'Amour! <br />

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

David Strathairn is far and away the best narrator for L'Amour books. this is the best book with a great performance. I have read it at least 3 times and listened 5. great on a roadtrip.