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Orangevale, CA, United States
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  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,070

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

Absolutely delightful !

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

I enjoyed this performance immensely! The cast was perfect! It felt as if I was listening to old time radio. Thank you Audible!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Someone Wonderful

  • By: Barbara Neil
  • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Set in London and Tuscany, Someone Wonderful casts a magical net around the lives of six people: Grace Teape; her orphaned niece, Lily; her young lover, sculptor Johnny Cochrane; her photographer brother, Oliver Cary; his journalist wife, Melissa; and their blind son, Sebastian. With irony, elegance, and insight, Barbara Neil explores the limits of our capacity to protect our own in this joyous and heartbreaking novel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I choose this novel becasue of the narrator-

  • By Renee on 06-17-11

I choose this novel becasue of the narrator-

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-11

I love Tania Rodrigues as a narrator! She is incredible with all the accents.... she really makes the story come alive...

  • The Little Prince

  • By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Richard Howard - translator
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,178

A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • quirky sweet

  • By DENNIS on 08-15-12

Ageless!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-11

This is a wonderful story, at any age, and with Humphrey Bower narrating, it was sheer pleasure to listen to...

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Leveraging the Universe and Engaging the Magic

  • By: Mike Dooley
  • Narrated by: Mike Dooley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Leveraging the Universe and Engaging the Magic reveals that our part is the easy part - we need only to provide the spark to light the Universe's powerful fire. In this original audio program, Dooley explains how you can use the gifts of thought, word, and deed to harness the grace of the Universe to help you choose your path, chart your course, and create the life of your dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely wonderful!!!

  • By Estra on 02-23-08

Mike is great, but this is recording bad!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-09

I really like Mike Dooley's message, his energy, his ability to inspire, but I AM SO DISAPPOINTED in this recording. It's a live recording, which can be tinny sounding anyway, and then he has a cold and he tries to stop all of his sneezing, which is a weird sound; gasping for breathe, or something. I can't bring myself to listen to after the first time through, which I feel is a total waste of money.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Ship of Brides
    
    
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    Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    102 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • The Ship of Brides

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

The year is 1946, and all over the world, young women are crossing the seas in the thousands en route to the men they married in wartime. In Australia, four women join 650 other brides on a voyage to England, aboard the HMS Victoria, which also carries 1,000 naval officers and men. Rules of honour, duty, and separation are strictly enforced, from the captain down to the lowliest young stoker. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined in ways the Navy could never have imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice read

  • By Laurie on 08-08-07

Well Done- both author and narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-09

It's a slice of history that I had never read about, and the characters are very well developed. The story flowed nicely, with enough mystery to keep you interested, but not to the point of tormenting, as some stories do. Also, there a nice balance between tragedy, and the "happily-ever-after" fairy tale that we all wish for deep down inside, but needs to be served up with a bit of real life disappointments so we can believe it's possible. So we can swallow the whole thing. This author did a fine job of balance, so in the end, you are filled with satisfaction, and a sense of "all's well".

The narrator did a great job. Her accents are great, her delivery excellent. I would seek out other stories read by her.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
    
    
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        Richard Poe
    
    


    
    Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
    3,120 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

  • By: David Wroblewski
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just OK

  • By Ella on 10-22-08

what was all the hype about?

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-08

I admit; I was sucked in by all the ranting and raving of Oprah promoting the book, and I'm a dog lover, so I gave the book a try. It's a decent attempt at a first novel, but I feel the book needed a couple more rewrites to give it better flow, and have true meaning. A story needs to take on some depth, and leave us with something rich in the end, whether to be joyful or tragic. Just when I thought the story was finally developing into something I could sink my teeth into, (i.e. the father's visit as the rain, or Edgar's time with Henry) it would shift, and go back to dragged-out scenes. The story ended with pointless acts of violence, and by the time I got there, I couldn't even feel sad. I was left feeling flat, and a bit disappointed. It was almost a good story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful