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Terry

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  • The Man Who Invented Christmas

  • How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
  • By: Les Standiford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist. The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Told!

  • By JodyB on 12-01-17

This is not the new movie version!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

I was delighted to find what I thought was an audio version of the new movie "The Man who Invented Christmas. Boy was I wrong! What I got was a boring lecture on the life of Charles Dickson. The movie screen play is better than this book. Who ever turned this mess of facts into an enjoyable movie is a genius. I would love to see an Audible version of the new movie

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Read by Eddie Redmayne
  • By: J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
  • Narrated by: Eddie Redmayne
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,172

A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • whoops

  • By A. Bunnell on 04-19-17

WHAT !

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Where is the story from the movie? It should have been called dictionary of beasts.

  • Children of the Fleet

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,254

Ender Wiggin won the Third Formic war, ending the alien threat to Earth. Afterwards, all the terraformed Formic worlds were open to settlement by humans, and the International Fleet became the arm of the Ministry of Colonization, run by Hirum Graff. MinCol now runs Fleet School on the old Battle School station, and still recruits very smart kids to train as leaders of colony ships, and colonies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Reboot? Same old story...

  • By Greg on 11-30-17

Questions ! And answers?

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

A great story with plot twist and questionable answers. Can't wait for the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Swarm

  • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Vikas Adam, Stephen Hoye, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,917

The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the solar system's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for a theoretical physics geek

  • By Daniel A. Dennett on 09-20-16

Great story . When will the next part be out?<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

Can't wait for the next part to be released . Please release very soon, please!