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  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting content but poor narration

  • By Anonymous User on 07-31-18

At Home

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-11

A witty, wonderfully excursive wander around the home. Bryson has uncovered so many enthralling stories and apparently endless pieces of fascinating trivia that this audio book is positively addictive!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,806

Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Goodness, What a Audiobook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Andrew Covington on 11-02-07

The Kite Runner

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-08

Wonderful, harrowing, absorbing, terrifying. This book is a rollercoaster ride all the way. I'm glad that I am blessed by living in Australia.

  • Schulz and Peanuts

  • A Biography
  • By: David Michaelis
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Charles Schulz, the most widely syndicated and beloved cartoonist of all time, is also one of the most misunderstood figures in American culture. Now, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis gives us the first full-length biography of Schulz: at once a creation story, a portrait of a hidden American genius, and a chronicle contrasting the private man with the central role he played in shaping the national imagination.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as dark as you've heard

  • By B. Steele on 05-03-08

Schulz and Peanuts

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-08

A very interesting book. Schulz was very unlike I would have imagined from his cartoons, which I think are wonderful.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Surprised by Joy

  • The Shape of My Early Life
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680

In this book, C.S. Lewis tells of his search for joy, a spiritual journey that led him from the Christianity of his early youth into atheism and then back to Christianity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deep, but longer than necesssary

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-08-13

Surprised By Joy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-08

An excellent book. Wonderful insights into CS Lewis' life and what shaped his writing. Inspirational!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Digging to America

  • By: Anne Tyler
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2

Friday August 15th, 1997. The night the girls arrived. Two tiny Korean babies are delivered to Baltimore to two families who have no more in common than this.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Digging to America

  • By Ruth on 12-21-07

Digging to America

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-07

Another interesting Anne Tyler novel with detailed examination of the characters and refreshing insights into human behaviour.