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  • American Pharoah

  • The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise
  • By: Joe Drape
  • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,265

History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • review

  • By Ellen on 05-17-18

For the horseman

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

American Pharoah is a well written, well read book. It is filled with detail and description and excitement. But that’s just the problem. It’s filled with a little too much detail. For those who follow horseracing and understand the stats involved in the processes involved, this book will be extremely enjoyable. For the rest of us it’s a bit deep in the stats and processes. It is well written and moves right along. It could be enjoyed by anyone, but it will be best enjoyed by the horseman.

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  • Toxicity

  • By: Aiden James, Fiona Fraser
  • Narrated by: Timothy McKean
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

In the tradition of The Stand, The Man in the High Castle, and The Road comes an epic story of struggle against tyranny in a future America.... The year is 2141. Islam controls most of the civilized world, including all that exists of the former United States. In this hostile environment, Joaquin Martinez and six others risk certain death as fugitives crossing state lines to reclaim loved ones stolen from Hernando, Mississippi, and sold into slavery in Detroit.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Frightening but slow.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-29-17

What might happen?

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

The world continues on its present course for 120 years. What might happen? Toxicity gives us one answer. If you disturbed by religious or political strife, put off by talk of climate change and what it could mean, then don’t read this book. An imaginative prophesy of things to come is presented in an interesting story filled with realistic characters, logical and mostly believable action, and creative setting. The language is harsh and realistic. Timothy McKean gives a clear and careful performance that kept me coming back for more.

I was given this free review copy audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Invisible Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Ralph Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,136

Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

  • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

This is the finest performance of an audiobook I have ever come across. The expression in the readers interpretation is extraordinary. The clarity and uniqueness of the voices made it easy to track the characters.

  • Cinder & Ella

  • By: Kelly Oram
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185

It's been almost a year since 18-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she's been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father's home, and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she's capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best YA retellings

  • By Ezinwanyi on 08-25-15

To how good can it get?

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

Reviewed: 06-30-15

I collect Cinderella stories. I seek creative and entertaining variants. I love the use of elements from the original story to create a new one that is somehow familiar. Cinder & Ella does not disappoint!

Kelly Oram has reached into our collective past and combined it with a believable present to create a story to which this romantic couldn't stop listening. She sucks you in immediately, makes you care about these characters, and gives you just enough predictability to make you comfortable yet curious to see if the story will really unfold as you believe it will. Don't worry, you'll be pleased either way. The writing is so fluent, the dialog so natural, and the situations so believable you'll be half way through before you realize you're hooked.

There is one flaw. It's not the story or the performance. The recording quality varies frequently. It's a bit distracting. Get past it. This book is worth your time.

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  • The Unexpected Millionaire

  • By: Susan Mallery
  • Narrated by: Catherine Carr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 388

Millionaire Kane Dennison's first mistake had been carrying an injured Willow Nelson inside his home, which, as a rule, was off-limits. Of course, she'd needed his help, but his one kind gesture had her believing he was a nice man. He wasn't.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice second installment

  • By Judy on 03-26-10

Well written and very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

Well written and very entertaining sequel. Though the plot is quite predictable, the characters are well developed, engaging, believable and likable. The performance is excellent though the editing could have been better.

  • The Lost Fleet: Courageous

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,160

The Alliance has been fight a losing battle against the Syndicate Worlds for over a century. Now, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, must keep the Alliance one step ahead of its merciless foe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Capt. Geary! (or is it just the narrator?)

  • By AudioAddict on 11-06-14

Best performance

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

Reviewed: 01-24-15

This story has some powerful moments, and these books are some of the best performances you'll ever hear. Clean adult fiction.

  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,538
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,203

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • much more than I expected

  • By Renato on 09-05-08

Life changing!

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

Reviewed: 12-27-08

Are you a Christian? Do you think you understand or know about Christians? Can you listen patiently and thoroughly? If any of these things are true about you and you enjoy a good story with a powerful message, then The Shack is the book for you!

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  • Jumper

  • Griffin's Story
  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: Ted Barker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

Griffin has a secret. It's a secret that he's sworn to his parents to keep, and never tell. Griffin is a Jumper: a person who can teleport to any place he has ever been. He knows that the men who killed his parents were looking for him, and he must never let them find him. Griffin has only two goals: to survive, and to kill the people who want him dead. And a jumper bent on revenge is not going to let anything stand in his way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely NOT for kids

  • By TH on 04-15-08

Not for kids

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

Reviewed: 07-01-08

If you have seen the movie, you will want to read (listen to) Griffin's Story which begins to answer questions raised by the film. This prequil describes very enjoyably how Griffin became a loner, a hunter. It is full of emotional moments as Griff learns to use caution and his "gift". This story is, however, inappropriate for kids. Audible has it as 8th grade or higher. I would suggest age 16 or higher. The book contains language and subject matter out side that which should be considered by those of a lesser age.

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