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  • Practical Magic

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,018
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,820

When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers - and as their own powers begin to surface - the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't expext the movie story!

  • By JEAN9 on 09-25-14

Loved the movie did not like the book

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Definitely struggled to finish this novel, the characters were flat, the storyline uninteresting and the narrator detracted by a poor performance

  • The Goodbye Girl

  • By: Neil Simon
  • Narrated by: Ellis Greer, Anna Mathias, Matthew Floyd Miller, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

In this unique audio adaptation of Neil Simon’s screenplay, Paula McFadden’s a down-on-her-luck actress who’s forced to take in a new roommate - the eccentric, noisy, and generally unpleasant Eliot Garfield - who also happens to be an actor. As their careers and finances hit new lows, their reluctant partnership threatens to turn into something neither one wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable rendition of this funny play

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-08-18

Very enjoyable rendition of this funny play

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Enjoy this endearing and funny play by Neil Simon. It is relief from our world gone mad. You can listen to the excellent narrators and smile for awhile.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,542

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

Excellent narration of this classic!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

If you are a fan of Jane Austen's Emma this rendition is worth your time and credit. I enjoyed every minute, it was more like listening to a play complete with sound effects then just listening to a narrator read the words off a page.

  • Democracy in Chains

  • The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
  • By: Nancy MacLean
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729

Behind today's headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read if you believe in democracy

  • By H. L. Nelson on 10-11-17

Should be required reading by everyone

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Accurately describes the diabolically frightening threats that American democracy faces at every level of government

  • The Hating Game

  • A Novel
  • By: Sally Thorne
  • Narrated by: Katie Schorr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,023

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She's charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Burn!

  • By Cyndi on 04-07-17

Terrible, uneventful stor made worse by narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

I couldn't finished it. I returned the novel and I rarely do that. The story itself was slow, uneventful, told mostly in the first person by an equally unremarkable narrator which took this poor story and burried it. Sorry I had it in my wish list for a long time, should have removed it. It was promoted like a funny romcom but it fell flat with a foul language thrown in, sad.

  • Amy Snow

  • A Novel
  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,078

It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family's magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of 23, she leaves Amy 10 pounds. But Aurelia also left her much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss out on this one.

  • By laurie eller on 01-24-17

I wanted to enjoy this but found it long an boring

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Definitely struggled to finish it, narrator tried but what can you do with a 98% first person narrative and a sappy storyline. I gave it three stars because it was well written but unfortunately there isn't anything there, sorry to say. Skipped forward a few times and didn't miss a thing. I enjoy period pieces just not this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Land Girls

  • By: Annie Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Seventeen-year-old Muriel Dearlove has weathered the Blitz unscathed, earning her keep in Miss Chapman's grocery shop. But with her sweetheart, Bill, away fighting and her friends conscripted into the WRENS and WAAF, life has become tedious for Muriel. Then one day an old friend returns from a stint in the Land Army. She is rosy cheeked and looks healthier than ever. Desperate for the chance to broaden her horizons, Muriel signs up to become a Land Girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable story line hope for a sequel

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-01-18

very enjoyable story line hope for a sequel

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

The narration was good and the characters well developed but the ending leaves you wanting more story line.

  • The Duchess Deal

  • Girl Meets Duke
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury's to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne'er-do-wells by night. Now there's a new item on the list. He needs an heir - which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar's daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she'll do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 100% perfect

  • By Eugenie on 09-29-17

Humourous, Fast paced, and Racy

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Well written great narration and a terrific distraction which leaves you smiling and very satisfied

  • Coming Home

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Helen Johns
  • Length: 40 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674

Set against the backdrop of an elegant Cornwall mansion before World War II and a vast continent-spanning canvas during the turbulent war years, this captivating story tells of an extraordinary young woman's coming of age, coming to grips with love and sadness, and in every sense of the term, coming home.... In 1935, Judith Dunbar is left behind at a British boarding school when her mother and baby sister go off to join her father in Singapore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous story line, Excellent narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-18

Marvelous story line, Excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

Wonderful characters against the back drop of WWII. Did not want the story to end.
The narrator gave an excellent preformance and made listening to the novel worthwhile.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 106,156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98,348
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97,882

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Codependence

  • By John Cook on 01-28-17

Excellent, insightful, humourous

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Trevor Noah's story is inspirational bringing up the issues of racism, domestic violence and life during and after apartheid in South Africa.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful