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  • The Golden Compass

  • His Dark Materials, Book 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,170

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal - including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Terrific Book

  • By Arnold C. Macdonald on 01-28-04

One of my forever favorite books

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

This book is wonderful! I read it first at 10 years old and fell in love.

  • The Marrying Type

  • By: Laura Chapman
  • Narrated by: Emily Lawrence
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Always the wedding planner, never a bride, Elliot Lynch is famous for orchestrating the splashiest weddings in Charleston, South Carolina. When her father's sloppy management practices leave them on the brink of bankruptcy, Elliot will do whatever it takes to save the family business. When asked to appear on 'The Marrying Type', a reality TV show about the people behind the scenes as couples exchange I dos, she says yes to the invasion of privacy (and the hefty paycheck that comes with it).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, Fun Story

  • By 🌸DARA on 12-27-16

A very sweet story

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

Reviewed: 01-24-19

A beautiful tribute to Jane Austen's Persuasion, it was a sweet story that helped you see a wonderful modern version of my favorite novel.

  • Phi Alpha Pi

  • 21st Century Austen, Book 2
  • By: Sara Marks
  • Narrated by: Libby Marshall
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Lizbeth has a busy senior year ahead of her, balancing her goals to complete an bring president of her sorority, writing an honors thesis, graduating, and decide her future plans. Love isn’t something she’s even thinking about. That is, until Wil, a new transfer student, pushes every one of her buttons. Lizbeth finds Wil to be rude, snobby, and judgmental. Even though she tries to avoid him, he seems to be everywhere, scowling when he sees her in classes and at parties. That is, until his Thanksgiving proclamation of love. It causes Lizbeth to reconsider how she sees the world and Wil.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Crap recording descent book

  • By Elizabeth on 01-21-19

Crap recording descent book

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

This recording is worse then the at home ones you can get for free. It's unfair to the author to have such a crap recording. It's better probably to not have one at all.

  • Persuade Me

  • By: Juliet Archer
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Anna Elliot is stuck in the past. No one can compare to Rick Wentworth, the man she was persuaded to give up. Meanwhile, Rick's moved on - and up. He's got a successful career and a carefully controlled love life where his heart doesn't get a look in. When they meet again, can she persuade him that their lost love is worth a second chance?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Great!

  • By Erica on 05-24-12

Sweet retelling of Persuasion

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

This book was wonderfully done! I fell in love with its characters just like I did in the original. Persuasion has always been the Jane Austin story that pulls most at my heart string and the author captured the same story and wrote it out perfectly for the modern day.

  • The Bear and the Nightingale

  • A Novel
  • By: Katherine Arden
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,283

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year, and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind - she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was swept away

  • By Crystal Midkiff on 02-04-17

One of the greatest and most magical books!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

This book was absolutely wonderful. It catches your interest quickly and will keep you enthralled for hours and hours!

  • Esther

  • A Royal Beauty
  • By: Angela Hunt
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan, Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler. After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as Esther wins the king's heart and a queen's crown. But because her situation is uncertain, she keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king's permission to exterminate all Jews - young and old, powerful, and helpless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent retelling.

  • By Sara R. Clifton on 05-25-15

Not even close

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

If you've ever actually read anything about Esther, or want to, this book is not for you. Obviously thier some creative liscnence with writing a book on a story from the Bible. But still, the author went so creatively "out there" that the story doesn't even make sense. It's a crap retelling of Esther and you'd be better off with any other book.

  • The Siren

  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,288

Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human - a kind, handsome boy who's everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger...but Kahlen can't bear to stay away. Will she risk everything to follow her heart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forbidden Love + Family Ties + Lovely Narration

  • By Jessica - KaleidoscopesAndPolkaDots.Co on 03-27-16

It's the same old Kiera Cass story.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

It's the same Keira Cass story, a perfect girl, with a perfect love, who makes perfect decisions at all times pretends her life is hard when everyone around her feigns over her.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Furiously Happy

  • A Funny Book About Horrible Things
  • By: Jenny Lawson
  • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,353

Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Small doses.

  • By Shawna on 10-18-15

Amazing book

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

Loved it! I was in a dark place with my depression and reading this helped pull me out. She is so funny and just so her that I'm now a huge fan!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful