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  • Ice Bound

  • A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole
  • By: Jerri Nielsen
  • Narrated by: Jerri Nielsen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

The freezing Antarctic winter shuts supply lines down completely; conditions are too treacherous for planes and boats and the only connection with the rest of the world is satellite hook-up. During the winter of 1999, Dr. Nielsen, the only physician on a staff of 41 people, discovered a lump in her breast. She was forced to perform a biopsy and in June began to treat herself with chemotherapy, in order to insure that she could survive until her rescue in October.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, dismal reading

  • By Ann on 10-30-08

Great story but painful narration

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

I read this book when it came out in hardback and really liked it. Nearly 20 years ago. So, I thought I'd revisit it by listening to it. She has no inflection, no enthusiasm in her voice. It's very flat. I can take it for a while but after about half an hour I simply have to stop listening to her voice. I'm about 3/4's of the way through right now and I'm actually going to take a break and start another book before I finish it. I need a break! The written book is infinitely better than this audible recording because it is quite an amazing story. I was a chemo nurse at the time of reading and I just was with her all the way, sweating bullets. I still am finding many of her insights of life at the pole extremely interesting and thought-provoking now. If only the author weren't reading this book.

  • Howards End

  • By: E. M. Forster
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Howards End is a beautifully subtle tale of two very different families brought together by an unusual event. The Schlegels are intellectuals, devotees of art and literature. The Wilcoxes are practical and materialistic, leading lives of "telegrams and anger". When the elder Mrs. Wilcox dies and her family discovers she has left their country home - Howards End - to one of the Schlegel sisters, a crisis between the two families is precipitated that takes years to resolve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Narration in Delightful Story

  • By Wren on 05-05-18

Masterful Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

The narrator was masterful and most enjoyable to listen to. He conveyed each voice, male or female, perfectly. The story itself is a bit convoluted but I had just watched the HBO series so I was able to follow it and flesh out the story as was my wont. It was great being able to picture each person because of the HBO series. Now I would like to watch movie, too. Very enjoyable with lot of flashes of humor with the human condition with its foibles and insecurities. I recommend it.

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  • News of the World

  • A Novel
  • By: Paulette Jiles
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,814

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cookie cutter cowboys need not apply

  • By david1j on 01-13-17

The Best!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

This book - read or listened to is one of the top ten for sure. Story and narrator are superb. No way to go wrong on this one. Choose it!!!!!

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,792

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-16

A tour de force!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Where does Jane Eyre rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10, maybe top 5. Thandie's narration is off the charts!!

What other book might you compare Jane Eyre to and why?

A Room with a View. A period piece, excellent narrator. I've listened to it twice. Narrator B.J. Harrison.

What about Thandie Newton’s performance did you like?

She did so many voices and made them come alive. So much emotion and color in her reading. I do not tire of her voice at all. I wish she had more novels to listen to for sure!

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