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  • Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain

  • Please Don't Tell My Parents Series #1
  • By: Richard Roberts
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494

Penelope Akk wants to be a superhero. She's got superhero parents. She's got the ultimate mad science power, filling her life with crazy gadgets that even she doesn't understand. She has two superpowered best friends. In middle school the line between good and evil looks clear. In real life nothing is that clear. All it takes is one hero's sidekick picking a fight, and Penny and her friends are labeled supervillains. In the process Penny learns a hard lesson about villainy: She's good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for the whole family

  • By David on 06-02-16

fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

I hated pausing this book! As an adult, I thought enjoyed it. I know teenagers would like it as well. highly recommended.

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

  • By: Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,152

Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Lest we forget how fragile we are..."

  • By ESK on 02-23-13

Very moving and absolutely fascinating

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

I hated pausing this book. This gave me incredible insight to cases and situations I never would have imagined. As a teacher and having had challenged students mainstreamed into my classroom, I have observed many strengths from them emerge that I and no one else would have ever thought. this book was incredibly helpful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,265

Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating; Perfect for Adult ADHD

  • By Sean on 05-13-04

hated to pause it!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

absolutely fantastic! the narrator did a terrific job and the material was very captivating. I very highly recommend it!

  • The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

  • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311

What were the forces that thrust the British Empire to its extraordinary position of greatness and then just as powerfully drove it into decline? And why is nearly every nation on earth, in one way or another, the consequence of the British Empire?In these 36 lectures, Professor Allitt leads you through four centuries of British power, innovation, influence, and, ultimately, diminishment-four profound centuries that literally remade the world and bequeathed the complex global legacy that continues to shape your everyday life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn About Great Britain from a Great Briton!!!

  • By Mike on 04-26-14

Very well done!

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

the narrator was captivating,, explained very well, and this was a very informative and enjoyable lecture. would very highly recommend.

  • King Arthur: History and Legend

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797

These 24 spellbinding lectures reveal the full scope of the Arthurian tradition, from its beginnings in post-Roman Britain to its extraordinary trajectory across the centuries and its latest incarnations in modern times. Your pathfinder in this world of mythic adventure and romance, Professor Armstrong, is one of the world's leading Arthurian scholars and the current editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arthuriana.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twelve Hours in Camelot

  • By Carole T. on 04-26-15

Terrific

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

Where does King Arthur: History and Legend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

very high

What was one of the most memorable moments of King Arthur: History and Legend?

Realizing that he really was real.

Have you listened to any of Professor Dorsey Armstrong’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no, but I will be looking for more of hers.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no. I wish I did.

Any additional comments?

Excellent! Highly recommended!

  • A Brief History of the Celts

  • Brief Histories
  • By: Peter Berresford Ellis
  • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview of their world. With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early history and investigates their rich and complex society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit dry, but overall interesting

  • By Lokkish on 04-13-15

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

What did you love best about A Brief History of the Celts?

A truly amazing people! I really enjoyed listening to their history.

What did you like best about this story?

It was real to the best of archeological history.

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

He made it as though I was right there with him looking at this amazing people.

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

I didn't have an extreme reaction but it did make me sad and angry that a barbaric Roman race could defeat such and intellectual and amazing people.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Brief History of Robin Hood: The True History Behind the Legend

  • Brief Histories
  • By: Nigel Cawthowne
  • Narrated by: Eleanor David
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Who was Robin Hood? Throughout history the figures of the hooded man of Sherwood Forest and his band of outlaws have transfixed readers, listeners, and viewers; but where does the myth come from? The story appeared out of the legend of the Green man, but found its location during the reign of Richard I, the Lionheart, who was away from England fighting in the crusades. In his absence, his brother John laid waste to the country. But does this tell the full story?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the love of Robin

  • By Paul Z. on 11-21-14

Very well done

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

If you could sum up A Brief History of Robin Hood: The True History Behind the Legend in three words, what would they be?

Very well done

What other book might you compare A Brief History of Robin Hood: The True History Behind the Legend to and why?

The Legend of King Arthur

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

Reality. She helped make Robin Hood real. I thoroughly enjoyed that.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The real story of Robin Hood

  • Aesop’s Fables

  • By: Aesop
  • Narrated by: Samantha Worthen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55

These classic fables use simple allegories to convey universal truths. Though it is unkown if Aesop ever actually existed, dating back to the sixth century, BC, these fables are known in cultures throughout the world and have been translated into many languages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed it

  • By Evangeline on 05-13-16

Thoroughly enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

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

yes. Many favorites that tell a lesson that many parents seem to have forgotten about.

What did you like best about this story?

they are children's stories that teach

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

She adds feeling and her own personal touch. Very enjoyable.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Just reminiscing of childhood as I listened

Any additional comments?

Get this and listen to it with your children together.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Eleventh Edition
  • By: Various
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Highlights
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,544
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,254
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,142

Prepare yourself for the ultimate multicast performance. We've gathered many of Audible's most popular narrators to bring to life some of the most extraordinary words ever written. 19 words, in fact, carefully selected and arranged alphabetically as in their original source: the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Audible - Love It!

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 04-16-17

Glad they did this

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

Where does Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I can't rank it as it's not a "book"

What other book might you compare Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica to and why?

This was only a series of excerpts to listen to a variety of narrators.

Which scene was your favorite?

no scenes involved here

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

just glad they put this together

Any additional comments?

There are several narrators that I truly enjoyed listening to and from these excerpts I began putting several of their books in my wish list.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 1066: The Year That Changed Everything

  • By: Jennifer Paxton, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Paxton
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139

With this exciting and historically rich six-lecture course, experience for yourself the drama of this dynamic year in medieval history, centered on the landmark Norman Conquest. Taking you from the shores of Scandinavia and France to the battlefields of the English countryside, these lectures will plunge you into a world of fierce Viking warriors, powerful noble families, politically charged marriages, tense succession crises, epic military invasions, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History brought to life

  • By Joshua on 07-10-13

tremendous

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

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

Yes. Very well narrated and very informative.

Who was your favorite character and why?

William the Conqueror. Absolutely brilliant!

What does Professor Jennifer Paxton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brought it to life!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes