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  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,311

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Bringing enemies together

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

During the first year of World War I, British and German soldiers stopped the fighting to celebrate Christmas with each other. This short performance os a great reminder of how sometimes we can put aside our differences and celebrate the holidays together.

  • Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

  • How the Sex-Drugs-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
  • By: Peter Biskind
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Easy Rider, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the 70s - an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (both on screen and off) and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Dish, Sketchy Analysis

  • By Dubi on 12-14-13

Hurray for Hollywood?

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

A fascinating story about the filmmakers that arrived in the 60s and 70s who tried to recreate Hollywood. At the end what they were able to do was put the power back to the studios by creating the blockbuster movie.

  • The Happiness Project

  • By: Gretchen Rubin
  • Narrated by: Gretchen Rubin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,867
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,087
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,071

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. "The days are long, but the years are short," she realized. "Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book and Story

  • By kensipe on 07-30-12

Happiness is Unique to Everyone

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

What did I get out of listening to this book? I relearned that one’s own happiness is different from others around you. That to be truly happy one must stop expecting others to provide the answers or to believe the same as you. I’m hoping to try my own happiness project after listening to this book.

  • Defending Jacob

  • A Novel
  • By: William Landay
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,219

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific!

  • By cristina on 03-12-12

A son’s innocence?

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I read the reviews for this book and thought it would be a great lawyer/criminal story. I’m sorry to say that I found this story to be unbearable and not to my liking I wanted it to be how the father was able to help his son Jacob prove his innocence but by the end of the book I felt miserable in the fact that I don’t think anyone in the family would ever be innocent.

  • Deep Down Dark

  • The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
  • By: Héctor Tobar
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735

The exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chile’s 33 trapped miners. When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped 33 miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking 69 days. Across the globe, we sat riveted to television and computer screens as journalists flocked to the Atacama desert. While we saw what transpired above ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, the story of the miners’ experiences below the Earth’s surface - and the lives that led them there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Profound

  • By Deborah on 12-18-14

Humanize story of the 33 miners

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I knew that this story would end “well”, but it just made me feel trapped and claustrophobic with the Chilean miners. This story was also good at presenting each miner as being flawed humans in this crisis. It was especially important for this story to share how they struggled to survive in the cave and with each other.

  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,723
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,716

Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

Silly Story

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Ha! This story is quite humorous and is a good listen. It revolves around Andrea Vernon after she is employed at a CUP, a private organization that charges for the use of its superheroes. It’s a story that shows how ridiculous the world would be if there were superheroes.

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  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

  • By: Amy Schumer
  • Narrated by: Amy Schumer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,061

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mind numbing

  • By katrina on 09-17-16

A Relatable Story for Most Anyone

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

I really enjoyed this book. It was a great personal story of Amy Schumer’s life and it is real and messy like everyone else’s life. It was also a reminder that what is portrayed on stage or screen is always an act.

  • Dust and Shadow

  • An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
  • By: Lyndsay Faye
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,633
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,619

Breathless and painstakingly researched, this is a stunning debut mystery in which Sherlock Holmes unmasks Jack the Ripper. Lyndsay Faye perfectly captures all the color and syntax of Conan Doyle’s distinctive nineteenth-century London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Wadie on 01-07-11

Sherlock vs Jack the Ripper

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

This is a fun story where Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders committed by Jack the Ripper. Of course Holmes is able to do something that didn’t actually happen and solve the crimes.

  • 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 3,567
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,243

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I didn't buy it, free download

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-14-18

Classic story

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

I really enjoyed the story of American Pharoah. It started off very slowly with all the details about how this horse was the result of special or selective breading and the history of horse racing. However, once American Pharoah is racing and winning the story truly comes alive and one can relive the excitement of watching a Triple Crown Winner.

  • The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos

  • By: Kami Garcia
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

How did Fox Mulder become a believer? How did Dana Scully become a skeptic? The X-Files Origins has the answers. The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos explores the teen years of Fox Mulder, the beloved character depicted in the cult-favorite TV show The X-Files. His story is set in the spring of 1979, when serial murder, the occult, and government conspiracy were highlighted in the news. The audiobook follows Mulder as he experiences life-changing events that set him on the path to becoming an FBI agent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story.

  • By Beau-Geste Washington on 07-28-17

Trust no one

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

I enjoyed this book and how it showed how Mulder became involved with his search for the truth. It was also great to see that the Cigarette Smoking Man has always been there following and undermining Mulder’s pursuit. In general a great prequel for any X-Files fan.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful