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  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,216

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple - which is all you really need

  • By Solunari on 02-01-19

Lovely message for this time

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

Beautiful story, well acted, incredible message. One we should all hear and embrace. I highly recommend this story.

  • Spinning Silver

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,184

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty - until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk - grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh - Miryem's fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite authors. Only 1 small complaint

  • By R. W. Olsen on 11-30-18

Loved this story

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

What a fabulous spin on the spinning silver to gold story, like Rumplestiltskin. The story is engaging and leads you right into each person's story with heart. I highly recommend this book for the fantasy story lover.

  • Watchers

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,308
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,957

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning masterpiece that leaves you with hope.

  • By Anonymous User on 08-31-18

wonderful adventure

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

I loved this book, the characters, the intrigue, the supsense, the relationships. I highly recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,132
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,666

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Experience

  • By Stephen R. Grant on 11-05-18

GREAT AND FUNNY

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

THIS WAS A LOVELY REPRIEVE FROM THE RADIO ON A RECENT TRIP FROM THE MOUNTAINS. WE LAUGHED AND LISTENED WITH GREAT JOY. WELL DONE.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,806

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning about the ending

  • By Roger M. Young on 05-27-18

Heart breaking and heroic

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

It is a wonderful book, hard to listen to a times because of the abuse of a small child for being different. But, it really takes you to a lovely ending.

  • How to Date Your Dragon

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,717

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As someone from Louisiana...

  • By Kristi on 02-13-18

Good audible original

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I enjoyed the book fully. I recommend it to the next reader. Interesting twist on a mystery story.

  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,217

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

Get ready for a thoroughly entertaining mystery!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

This is an excellently performed and written story of a funny and smart couple of women detectives around the Victorian era. The story line is quick, engaging and thoroughly entertaining. Wow! One of the best books I've listened to.

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Kate Danley
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 942
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 838

Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden’s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown. But quickly he finds that one murdered maiden is not the only nefarious mystery afoot....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy for fairy tale lovers

  • By A. Sines on 03-25-15

An adventurous travel in the fairytale realm

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

This is a wonderfully told and read story linking many fairy tale stories and characters into one fabulous tale. I highly recommend this read to lovers of fairy tales. The woodcutter is the glue and the hero!

  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

  • By: Emily Croy Barker
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,981

Emily Croy Barker’s riveting debut novel is a must-read for fans of Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic follows grad student Nora Fischer as she stumbles through a portal into a magical world. Having been transformed from drab to beautiful, Nora finds herself surrounded by glamorous friends. Life seems perfect. But then things take a terrible turn, and Nora must learn magic from a reclusive ally if she is to have any hope of survival...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In most ways, this is just the kind of book I seek

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-23-13

Really enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Loved the story, a true adventure. I recommend this to all with a magical heart.

  • The Plant Paradox

  • The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
  • By: Steven R. Gundry MD
  • Narrated by: Christopher Solimene
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107

Most of us have heard of gluten - a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we've been missing the root of the problem?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful Narration But Interesting Content

  • By Tim Brownson on 08-26-17

Big commitment

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Interesting thoughts which could alter your health by eliminating toxins and healing the gut. Good info on line on this.