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  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,442

Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE FOG OF ANGER

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 06-08-16

Best Horror Performance and a Classic

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This is my all time favorite horror listen. Even though the story is well-known because of the movie's fame, this is excellent writing superbly narrated. I found the book scarier than the film, more suspenseful, and more enjoyable. It's worth the listen for the writing craft alone. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience

  • By: Henry David Thoreau
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake of Walden he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect – while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged Walden, one of the great classics of American literature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Tommy on 08-17-12

A Great Listen and a Classic

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Surprisingly relevant to our times, this book provides a guide for thinking. It can be enjoyed for it's place in time, but it's poetry-prose at its best. Some have found it condescending, but it's beautiful, edgy, and has lasting wisdom. I even enjoyed a bit of the bean counting economics, but more prominent is the celebration of individualism against a lost society. There are lessons here for now, expressed with a mix of wit, charm, and gall. The audio performance is excellent. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,154

In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Mountains of Spain

  • By Anonymous User on 01-12-09

Hemingway's best and one of audible's best

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This is the masterwork of a great writer, and far better than his other novels. I believe a large part of this being one of my top five favorite books is the performance of Campbell Scott. It is a beautiful story with grit and a building pace with a realistic bent, dark, but reveling in the triumph of sacrifice and honor. It's part historic, part romance, part story of war, with literary innovation yet a primary reliance on the simplicity of the story itself. I like the psychology of pushing forward through fear and worry from the first person perspective of a courageous protagonist. The characters are rich and memorable. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes