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  • A Clockwork Orange

  • By: Anthony Burgess
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758

A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. In Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, great narration, but not for everyone

  • By Steve on 06-28-09

entertaining!

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Reviewed: 11-07-17

Definitely a great listen, and the narrator is incredible. highly recommend it. would like to read the paper version for quotes too.

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,096

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

Reese Witherspoon should not narrate books

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-17

narrator was horrible. I think I would have much preferred to read this one in a book format. apart from the narrator though, the story was really good.

  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 903

Hailed as one of the world’s masterpieces of psychological realism, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high-court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face-to-face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elegant, simple, and true

  • By Alexandria on 09-22-13

Thought provoking

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Reviewed: 06-19-17

Poignant look at what living is like a one approaches death. Humbling to say the least.

  • Candide (AudioGO Edition)

  • By: Voltaire
  • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 881

When first published in 1759, Candide became an instant best seller and is now regarded as one of the key texts of the Enlightenment. Voltaire’s preoccupations with evil and with various kinds of human folly and intolerance found a perfect vehicle in this philosophical tale. A master storyteller, he combined often wildly entertaining action with profoundly serious sense, parodying the traditional chivalric and oriental tales with which his public was more familiar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guaranteed to keep you smiling if not LOL

  • By Robert on 08-09-12

Entertaining

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Reviewed: 06-18-17

Very humorous take on conditions in the world before 1800. Definitely makes one glad we don't love back then...

  • In Cold Blood

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,342

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still the Best

  • By Lisa on 01-10-06

Wow.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-17

my heart raced the entire time this book was going on. I was glued to it.

  • Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market - Scholar's Edition

  • By: Murray N. Rothbard
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 81

Murray N. Rothbard's great treatise, Man, Economy, and State, and its complementary text, Power and Market, are here combined into a single audiobook edition as they were written to be. It provides a sweeping presentation of Austrian economic theory, a reconstruction of many aspects of that theory, a rigorous criticism of alternative schools, and an inspiring look at a science of liberty that concerns nearly everything and should concern everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austrian Economics

  • By Greek Samiotis on 04-13-16

Wonderfully enlightening

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Reviewed: 12-31-16

This is a must read for anyone claiming to love liberty. I bought the paper book and a study guide to go with this.

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  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • By: Erich Maria Remarque
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,750

Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Choice for Frank Muller's Best

  • By Alan on 10-13-12

Great novel

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Reviewed: 10-04-16

What an awesome account that captures the violence and heartbreaking realities of high intensity conflict. No glamor, no heroics, just blood, shattered bone, and senseless deaths of young men of all nations. We never learn.

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,208

Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Better to look at the sky than live there"

  • By W Perry Hall on 02-12-14

Very entertaining

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Reviewed: 09-16-16

Slow to start, the narrator is actually great with this story. He reads like it's one of those 50's era detective shows. Brilliant. I lived the plot and characters. Glad I bought it.

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Brontë
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Orphaned at an early age, Jane Eyre leads a lonely life until she finds work as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets the mysterious Mr. Rochester and sees a ghostly woman who roams the halls by night. The relationship between the heroine and Mr. Rochester is only one episode, albeit the most important, in a detailed fictional autobiography in which the author transmuted her own experience into high art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator

  • By Allison on 10-06-08

Decent selection

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Reviewed: 09-06-16

This is kind of a girl book. Yes, it was entertaining, but it definitely was not on the level of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I'm glad I read it though.

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  • Great Expectations

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Great Expectations chronicles the progress of Pip from childhood through adulthood. As he moves from the marshes of Kent to London society, he encounters a variety of extraordinary characters: from Magwitch, the escaped convict, to Miss Havisham and her ward, the arrogant and beautiful Estella. In this fascinating story, Dickens shows the dangers of being driven by a desire for wealth and social status. Pip must establish a sense of self against the plans which others seem to have for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great expectations

  • By paul j boyd on 05-23-09

Very enjoyable

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Reviewed: 08-18-16

What made the experience of listening to Great Expectations the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the characters and getting to know them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character, of course, was Pip, but they were all magnificent in some way. Pip was a well meaning fellow, and he grew in maturity. It was sad to see him forego Joe for his expectations, but in the end, he realized what he left behind and cherished him more for it.

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending was my favorite. I loved seeing him end up with the girl he first loved.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Pip returned to see Joe getting married.