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  • Red Sox Nation

  • By: Peter Golenbock
  • Narrated by: Peter Golenbock
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Red Sox Nation is the finest, most comprehensive history of this storied franchise, told from the point of view of the people who lived it. From every disappointment to each triumph, culminating with the 2004 World Championship, Red Sox Nation takes you into the dugout and onto the field to relive each moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Go Sox!

  • By Catherine on 10-01-15

Great story, terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

The moral of the story is, don’t narrate your own book. Peter Golenbock is an amazing writer but I almost had to turn this off. He mispronounces names (Mientkiewicz being the worst—it’s Ment-KAY-vitch, not mee-ENT-kuh-wix, as every Red Sox fan knows). He doesn’t stop for periods or commas, but he sure stops when he has to turn a page, even if the pause makes zero sense to someone listening. And yes, this is nitpicky, but no one is a “Red Sock” fan or a “Red Sock” player. It’s RED SOX. I highly recommend getting this book in hard copy. Great writing. Just don’t try to listen to it.

  • Girl on a Wire

  • By: Gwenda Bond
  • Narrated by: Marisol Ramirez
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 176

Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream is to follow in her father’s footsteps as a high-wire walker. When her family is offered a prestigious role in the new Cirque American, it seems that Jules and the Amazing Maronis will finally get the spotlight they deserve. But the presence of the Flying Garcias may derail her plans. For decades, the two rival families have avoided each other as sworn enemies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly dreamy, like a parasol.

  • By S. Powell on 05-13-16

Not worth it

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

Maybe I'd have liked the story better in regular book form. This has to be the worst narrator I have ever heard. The story was a takeoff on Romeo and Juliet and just felt very forced most of the time.

  • Truman

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 54 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,444

Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the 33rd president of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Mousy Little Man From Missouri Revisited

  • By Sara on 07-23-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

As always, David McCullough brings history to life. The story was fantastic and vivid, and Nelson Runger really grew on me. At first I wasn't overly keen on him, but by the end I was listening to the book in little pieces because I didn't want to come to the end of his reading. The perfect voice for this story. He even did some of the historical voices--and somehow it really worked, without sounding overdone or silly. I highly recommend this book!

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,188
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,744

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

Thandie Newton is terrific; too bad Jane Eyre is excruciating

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

The only reason I made it to the end of this preposterous book is because Thandie Newton was reading it. The story is ridiculous. But Ms. Newton has a beautiful voice, a fantastic talent for doing different accents and voices for different characters, and I wish she'd do more audio books.

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