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  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,663
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,017

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made 28 years ago calls them to reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic with a Top-Notch Performance!

  • By Nicole on 06-19-17

only Stephen King to give me as nightmare

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

excellent. one of my new favorites. great characters, interesting villain. first book to ever give m ed a nightmare. I woke up, realized what happened, and couldn't help but smile. I didn't think it was possible for a book to be scary.

  • Needful Things

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,837

Leland Gaunt opens a new shop in Castle Rock called Needful Things. Anyone who enters his store finds the object of his or her lifelong dreams and desires: a prized baseball card, a healing amulet. In addition to a token payment, Gaunt requests that each person perform a little "deed", usually a seemingly innocent prank played on someone else from town. These practical jokes cascade out of control, and soon the entire town is doing battle with itself. Only Sheriff Alan Pangborn suspects that Gaunt is behind the population's increasingly violent behavior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Start but Good Finish

  • By dori on 03-09-16

great book, but I wish King would stop narrating

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. But I just wish King would stop trying to narrate his own books. Maybe he thinks his Maine accent makes it more authentic?

  • Insomnia

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Eli Wallach
  • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,057
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878

Since his wife died, Ralph Roberts has been having trouble sleeping. Each night he wakes up a bit earlier until he's barely sleeping at all. During his late-night walks, he observes some strange things going on in Derry, Maine. He sees colored ribbons streaming from people's heads, two strange little men wandering around town after dark, and more. He begins to suspect that these visions are something more than hallucinations brought on by lack of sleep.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Do yourself a favor and read this one.

  • By MSF on 08-30-17

excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

really enjoyed it. outstanding narration and riveting story. only bad thing was the music volume was often so loud you couldn't hear the narration while the scene was changing.

  • The Greatest Salesman in the World

  • By: Og Mandino
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371

What you are today is not important, for in this runaway best seller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book to revisit and listen to

  • By Terry on 11-02-16

Great, and fantastic narration

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I was kind of bummed how some of the scrolls put so much emphasis on God. But I guess that wouldn't be a turn-off to everyone. Otherwise, I really enjoyed this book. I listened to each scroll each day (up to 3x per day) for 1 month per scroll. It's very difficult to memorize them - they're extremely long. But it's still motivating to listen to them each day.

  • Moral Politics

  • How Liberals and Conservatives Think, 3rd Edition
  • By: George Lakoff
  • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

When Moral Politics was first published two decades ago, it redefined how Americans think and talk about politics through the lens of cognitive political psychology. Today, George Lakoff's classic text has become all the more relevant, as liberals and conservatives have come to hold even more vigorously opposed views of the world, with the underlying assumptions of their respective worldviews at the level of basic morality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • extremely insightful. awful to get through.

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-09-18

extremely insightful. awful to get through.

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

After listning to this audiobook, I feel like I finally "get it." For the first time, I actually have a framework to understand why liberals and conservatives think the way they do, and why they support such a (previously) strange bunch of (seemingly) unrelated positions. I highly recommend this book, and I wish its message were more widely known.

The only down-side is that the text itself is extrmely inaccessible, and written by someone who obviously doesn't do anything but write extremely high-minded intellectual academic papers all day. I can't imagine anyone trying to actually read this book in hard copy - I think I only got through parts of it by simply letting the narrator talk and waiting until it started to get less abstract. That being said, I still think it's an extremely important book, and I can definitely say it lines up with all that I've leaned recently about human psychology and development (and I've been learning a lot, since I'm a new parent and have been absorbing developmental psychology like a sponge).

If you go for it... keep at it. I know, it's awful to slog through, but it starts coming together and gets much better around chapter 8 or 9.

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  • Sea of Silver Light

  • Otherland, Book 4
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 37 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

A group of adventurers searching for a cure for comatose children find themselves trapped in a sequence of virtual worlds, the only opponents of a conspiracy of the rich to live forever in a dream. Now, they are forced to make an uneasy alliance with their only surviving former enemy against his treacherous sidekick Johnny Wulgaru, a serial killer with a chance to play God forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect end for an Incredible Series.

  • By Katherine Sherffius on 01-04-18

best narration of fiction I've ever heard

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

This story was outstanding, but what really stood out to me was the quality of the narrator. I have listened to over 50 audio books. None of them were read with this level of skill. Well done sir.

  • Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)

  • How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
  • By: John Medina
  • Narrated by: John Medina
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331

In Brain Rules for Baby, Dr. John Medina shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Only Baby Book I'd Recommend

  • By Erik on 08-14-15

this should be required reading for parents

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

no matter what your parenting style or philosophy is this stuff is critical to know. GET THIS BOOK. you owe it to yourself and your kid.

  • The Power of Now

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,535

To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consciousness Altering

  • By Darius on 02-13-04

life changing

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

I've read this book about 4x and I intend on reading it even more. Every time I read it, I get new insights and I gain better understanding. I wish everyone in the world would read this book. I've never said that about any other book.

  • City of Golden Shadow

  • Otherland, Book 1
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 28 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950

Surrounded by secrecy, it is home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares. Incredible amounts of money have been lavished on it. The best minds of two generations have labored to build it. And somehow, bit by bit, it is claiming the Earth's most valuable resource - its children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weird. Seriously weird.

  • By Townsend on 05-15-15

Good story but confusing at times

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

there are about 6 plot lines going on at once, so I found it kind of tough to get up to speed. may be easier to follow in the book with visual queues, but in this audio version the narrator doesn't put any pause when switching from plot line to plot line, so I often found myself wondering what the heck was going on.

  • Shadow of the Giant

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Full Cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,055

Bean, once the smallest student at the Battle School, and Ender Wiggin's right hand, has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he wishes for a safe place to build a family, something he has never known, but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies; old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enderverse

  • By Joe on 06-13-05

Great story, but recording issues

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

enjoyed the book, but the editing of the audio file wasn't complete. on several occasions, there were multiple voice actors reading the same words, making it very difficult to understand.