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  • The Home Front: Life in America During World War II

  • By: Audible Original
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,333

[Contains some explicit content] Narrated by award-winning actor Martin Sheen, The Home Front: Life in America During World War II takes listeners into the lives of Americans at home who supported the war effort and sustained the country during wartime. The war brought immediate, life-changing shifts; from the rationing of butter, to an explosion of war-related jobs, to mixed-signals about the role of women in society. Feel what living in the United States was like for everyday people during this disruptive and uncertain period of American history in the newest Audible Original series. Martha Little is the Executive Producer. Dan Gediman is the Series Producer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! But incessant breaks with credits along the way.

  • By Bradley Justice on 09-11-17

I learned so much!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

This was not only a very entertaining and exceptionally produced audiobook it was an amazing history lesson! I have never understood World War II and its affects on our country as I do now. It is fascinating to hear people relate in their own words their experiences. Martin Sheen is an exceptional host/narrator! He should be nominated for an Emmy.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 83,423
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77,353
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 76,998

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

Great storytelling!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-16

I learned a lot about life in South Africa in this book and the whole time and I was entertained! Trevor is a fabulous storyteller!

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  • Lethal Intent

  • By: Sue Russell
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

As a child, she was abandoned, abused and raped. By her teens, she was deep into a lifestyle of hitchhiking, petty crime, and the sex trade. In her twisted mind, uncontrollable bouts of violence were pure survival skills.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exhaustive story. The narrator diminished it.

  • By Michael on 12-17-17

Very exhaustive version of the story.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-16

Everything you could ever possibly want to know about Aileen Wuornos from the time she was born until the time she died. Some of the details of her childhood were very hard to listen to but I think the author is trying to give the reader as much information as possible because when you hear a story like this you can't help but grapple with the question of what causes a person to commit these crimes. Unabridged version of this story would be good and still the reader would understand everything. There was a lot of information that was repeated because it covered in such great detail during the trials and the appeals.

  • Little Princes

  • One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
  • By: Conor Grennan
  • Narrated by: Conor Grennan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551

In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope there is a sequel!

  • By R. Cotton on 02-19-11

A great story with a great message!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

To be truthful at first the author's narration was a little annoying. He sounds like he's imitating Keanu Reeves! Very quickly his voice grew on me especially as he imitated the other people in the story. It is a wonderful story about how one person can make a difference. So good!

  • Leaving Time

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,111

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

Engaging story with a surprising twist

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

The plot of the story was not at all what I expected. It was very entertaining and educational at the same time. I enjoyed the narration by various artists.

  • Paper Towns

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,329

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I picked you

  • By Natalia on 07-04-10

In the mind of teenagers

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

Although I am a 42-year-old mom of two I love this book! There were times that I laughed out loud. John Green really understand the mind of teenagers and I thoroughly enjoyed the story.

  • The White Princess

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626

The newest novel from #1 New York Times best-selling author and "queen of royal fiction" ( USA Today) Philippa Gregory tells the passionate story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, who gets caught in the middle of a battle for the crown of England. A princess from birth, Elizabeth fell in love with Richard III, though her mother made an arranged betrothal for her with the pretender to the throne: Henry Tudor. When Henry defeats Richard against all odds, Elizabeth has to marry the man who murdered her lover in battle.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Paid by the Word? Double for "the boy"?

  • By Lisa on 08-14-13

Fascinating but dragging on and on

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

Reviewed: 04-25-15

I enjoy this series but I feel like part of the story kept being repeated in dragged on. Unabridged version of this book would be suitable to cover the material. The performance by the reader was good.

  • The Children of Henry VIII

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is one of the most popular chroniclers of British and European royal history. In this fascinating book she sheds light on the scheming, backstabbing and brutality that plagued England after Henry VIII’s death. Filled with remarkable and sometimes shocking details, The Children of Henry VIII is an arresting narrative that brings the past to life and infuses it with all the flair of a riveting novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Personal History

  • By Troy on 12-06-13

I documentary for the ears

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

The information presented was very interesting and factual. There isn't much as far as performance is concerned with this type of information. I have on previous occasions I have listened to stories related to the Tudor dynasty by Philippa Gregory and I find them to be equally informative and accurate but much more entertaining.

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