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  • The Sign of the Beaver

  • By: Elizabeth George Speare
  • Narrated by: Greg Schaffert
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527

At just 12 years old, Matt must face serious challenges in the Maine wilderness while awaiting his father's return to their cabin. When he is saved from a terrifying bee swarm attack by an Indian chief and his grandson Attean, Matt gains a valuable friend in the young Indian boy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, dubious dialog, irritating music

  • By Paul Hubbard on 08-05-12

a good read. ..

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

we had read this book as children but wanted our children to be able to read/hear it also... they loved it as we knew they would...

  • A Girl of the Limberlost

  • By: Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Narrated by: Mary Starkey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

This is the sequel to Freckles - the moving story of a young girl whose kindness and wholesome philosophy brightens the lives of everyone she meets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Written in 1909 - glimpse into the period

  • By Jan on 02-21-13

awesome book not a very good narration though.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

the book is a favorite of ours but when we heard the narration it kind of set the book back a bit in our estimation of it...sometimes it echoed and no matter how we set the speakers in the vehicle she got to the point we just didn't want to hear her it wasn't that we didn't want to listen to the story.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,546

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

not worth finishing

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

I am not sure why all the stars.... I wouldn't give it any at all.. it is just plain weird there's no other way to say it... the main character talks to his dead wife but it does say she's dead untill a ways into the book also he is just an old man that is surly and grumpy and mean....

  • Treasure Island

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,636

If you happen to find a map in a dead buccaneer's sea trunk, you can't very well ignore it, not if you are Jim Hawkins and his friends Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett, and Squire Trelawney! But even with a map, buried treasures are not easy things to come by.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This edition is ABRIDGED

  • By A on 07-31-15

there were good & some boring parts

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

some places you don't need unless you are a sailor or want to be some day and some were all about whales... and didn't need to be in there for connection or anything just a bunch of facts in a story that's not true anyway... I'd recommend the abridged version instead

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,593
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,214
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,154

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gift to be treasured

  • By David Shear on 07-09-14

family favorite

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

TOTALY!! and I have. we listened to this book then after we listened to Go Set a watchman(without the younger kids) and we loved them both. my 11 year old would like to hear it again and it's been less than 3 months ago we listened.

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  • The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius

  • By: Kristine Barnett
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At 9 he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age 12 he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But the story of Kristine’s journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism. At age 2, when Jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Is It Okay to Like a Story, but Hate the Writing?

  • By E. Pearson on 02-05-15

made me understand better

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Would you listen to The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius again? Why?

YES. to try to absorb it better.. I listened to this at time of turmoil in our own sons life and it was very eye opening to me. while I do not think our son has the same problems I could so relate to the feeling and the disappointment in trying to find help and push others and accept that some will never understand

Who was your favorite character and why?

I would have a hard time pulling out a certain person that was a favorite... anyone that willingly helped was a favorite because I know for every one person helping there sometimes are two or three pulling back

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,980
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,834
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,910

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Amazing made me want to go hug my Pappa ( vet)

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Would you listen to Unbroken again? Why?

I plan on it. It had soo much in it. I would like to get the child's version and listen to that one too then re-listen to this one.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character of course. He went through a lot even though the story is not totally true it makes him be a human. He had his awful faults and yet he had his awesome good points too.

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,776
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,741

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

Totally need to hear this book

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Where does Go Set a Watchman rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is great! I tried to sit down and read it but I think that it was way better narrated

What did you like best about this story?

It felt like it showed us more of the history and feelings in that very hard time in American history

What does Reese Witherspoon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She did an amazing job! We talked about it as we listened that it was great how she put soo much into it the anger the tears the happiness just flew out of the speakers at you as she read

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I am not one that cries easily over a book but we did laugh. Watching my teenaged daughter get mad at the points where Reese was angry in the narriation was a sign that we needed a break :)

Any additional comments?

I wouldn't want a younger child to listen to the book it was already a bit difficult for a teenager to have to hear some of the things but it wasn't overboard either.

  • Bomb

  • The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
  • By: Steve Sheinkin
  • Narrated by: Roy Roy Samuelson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So interesting and great performance!

  • By Library on 04-22-13

Family book

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

What made the experience of listening to Bomb the most enjoyable?

It included science that bored me but thrilled my son and husband

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bomb?

When the practice bomb went off

What about Roy Roy Samuelson’s performance did you like?

he did a great job narrating the book putting expression in all the right places