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  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. There he meets the freaks, grifters, and misfits that populate this world. Jacob introduces us to Marlena, beautiful star of the equestrian act; to August, her charismatic but twisted husband (and the circus' animal trainer); and to Rosie, a seemingly untrainable elephant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and breathtaking og circus life

  • By Sigurd R Dahl on 11-01-18

Amazing and breathtaking og circus life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

This is a good read utterly listenable in every aspekt - a book to enjoy

  • My Song

  • A Memoir
  • By: Harry Belafonte, Michael Shnayerson
  • Narrated by: Harry Belafonte, Mirron Willis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Belafonte grew up, poverty-ridden, in Harlem and Jamaica. His mother was a complex woman - caring but withdrawn, eternally angry and rarely satisfied. His father was distant and physically abusive. It was not an easy life, but it instilled in young Harry the hard-nosed toughness of the city and the resilient spirit of the Caribbean lifestyle. It also gave him the drive to make good and channel his anger into actions that were positive and life-affirming. His journey led to the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he encountered an onslaught of racism but also fell in love with the woman he eventually married.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Khafre on 12-30-11

You did not know this....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

The world has its ownership to Harry Belafonte.
Listen to this portrait and be very sure!

  • Churchill

  • By: Roy Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 38 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 343

In this magisterial book, Roy Jenkins' unparalleled command of the political history of Britain and his own high-level government experience combine in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of British Political Soap Opera

  • By K. Ray on 12-15-02

Churchill - a token of peace in our time

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Roy Jenkins reveals the detail of a political life!
Listen to Robert Whitfield right now

  • A Daughter’s a Daughter

  • A Mary Westmacott Novel
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Helen Longworth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

A newly reissued edition of an Agatha Christie - writing as Mary Westmacott - 'Crime of the Heart' novel. A Daughter's a Daughter is the tale of a mother who comes to resent her daughter’s success. When Ann falls in love, she hopes for new happiness, but her only child, Sarah, wrecks any chance of her remarriage. Resentment and jealousy corrode their relationship as each seeks relief in different directions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is a must for men..

  • By Sigurd R Dahl on 06-17-18

This is a must for men..

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

The relation between mother and daughters is underestimated by men. This listen will give all men something to think about! My service - let it do just that!

  • The Unexpected Guest

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

When a stranger runs his car into a ditch in dense fog near the South Wales coast, and makes his way to an isolated house, he discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her wheelchair-bound husband, a gun in her hand. She readily admits to murder, and the unexpected guest offers to help her concoct a cover story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nest plot

  • By Sigurd R Dahl on 05-29-18

Nest plot

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Christie and Fraser are a team - plot fontene and performance in excellence!
can't wait for the next one!
must reconsidder ny subscription with Audible....

  • Endless Night

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Gipsy's Acre was a truly beautiful upland site with views out to sea, and in Michael Rogers it stirred a child-like fantasy. There, amongst the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a girl, and live happily ever after. But as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land, for this was the place where accidents happened. Perhaps Michael should have heeded the locals' warnings: "There's no luck for them as meddles with Gipsy's Acre."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twist in the tale

  • By Hilary on 02-07-12

CHRISTIE AND A DUBIOUS MIND

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Hugh Fraser does give life to the character in this book . A most enjoyable listen, - again Christine and Fraser make a good team!

  • Towards Zero

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a houseparty gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. It's all part of a carefully paid plan for murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another solid story

  • By mr kieran j murphy on 06-06-18

A solution at point blanck...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-18

A mystery plot with nå ny participants there Christie kreps hold og the thread - and I will always be a fan og Hugh Fraser......

  • Curtain

  • Poirot's Last Case
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings. There was his own daughter, Judith; an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton; dashing Mr Allerton; brittle Miss Cole; Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife, Barbara; Nurse Craven; Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife, Daisy; and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington. So Hastings was shocked to learn from Hercule Poirot's declaration that one of them was a five-times murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must!

  • By Sigurd R Dahl on 05-19-18

A must!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-18

Agatha and Hugh is true! The plot intrigues you and the read performance enchants you!

  • Hallowe’en Party

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

A classic Christie mystery. Read by Hugh Fraser who plays Hugh Fraser in the popular TV series. At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce – a hostile thirteen-year-old – boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the ‘evil presence’. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Å must

  • By Sigurd R Dahl on 04-28-18

Å must

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Hugh Fraser måkes ut all! Å fullfillment og listening to AC story performed to perfection!
Listen and enjoy!

  • Passenger to Frankfurt

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Sir Stafford Nye's journey home from Malaysia to London takes an unexpected twist in the passenger lounge at Frankfurt: a young woman confides in him that someone is trying to kill her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellency in all

  • By Sigurd R Dahl on 04-15-18

Excellency in all

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Excellent in all categories! Hugh Fraser and AC make a very strong pair indeed. The story is everlasting!