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  • Deep

  • Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
  • By: James Nestor
  • Narrated by: James Nestor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877

Deep is a voyage from the ocean's surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving - in which competitors descend to great depths on a single breath - James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More than I expected!

  • By P. Wilson on 11-13-17

God is an amazing creator

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Absolutely incredible. The author narrates his own book and he does a great job. Constantly kept thinking "wow, God is an amazing creator". Thank you for sharing!

  • The Code of the Woosters

  • Jeeves to the Rescue
  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

Witty Wodehouses�s best-loved creation is the master-servant team of Bertie Wooster, the charming nitwit, and Jeeves, his effortlessly superior valet and protector. Newsweek says "they are at their best in The Code of the Woosters." Newsweek says "they are at their best in The Code of the Woosters."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Wodehouse narrator

  • By Philip on 03-09-05

Best yet

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

This is the best yet in the series! I LOVE that there is no gross slurping voice narrated to signify an overweight gentleman. At times I get annoyed with Jeeves taking advantage of Bertie, but not this time. All the voices were on point in this one. Great fun! Loved it!

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  • Smith of Wootton Major

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Tolkien's acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tale, read by Derek Jacobi. Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming

  • By Babbi on 01-18-17

creative but hard to grasp

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-18

This fantasy short story is good because it's by beloved Tolkien, but it was a little hard for me to grasp what "fairy" was and the mysterious realm star-brow travels. Very interesting to see a connection with LOTR in that he was hinting at elvish folk with his descriptions of the fairy people. I didn't like the story much.

  • The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

  • By: Kate Saunders
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Welcome to the most magical house in London. The family of 11-year-old twins Oz and Lily have inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs. Long ago, the shop's famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily's great uncles, were clever sorcerers. Now evil villians are hunting for the secret of their greatest recipe. The terrifying powers of this magic chocolate have the ability to destroy the world. Soon, Oz and Lily are swept into a thrilling battle, helped by an invisible cat, a talking rat, and the ghost of an elephant. It's up to them to stop the villians and keep the magical chocolate recipe out of harm's way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So sweet!

  • By Annina on 05-02-14

Brilliant fantasy, what a great book!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Not a bit embarrassed to admit that I really enjoyed this story! The title was so catchy that after I read her charming Wishtide mystery I simply had to try this out even though it's supposed to be a kids book.The unique magical chocolate is brilliant. Fanciful creatures (both good and bad) are clever. The situations are so silly, but captivating and intriguing, and oh how the author keeps it lighthearted and FUN, but not cheesy. A couple solid twists as the plot evolves to be more serious with powerful teary-eyed moments that made me cry twice! Human insight mixed in too. EXCELLENT smiling NARRATOR omg she captures the personalities perfectly. Wow, It's really nice to switch over to a nice airy listen like this after finishing a much heavier novel. My heart feels light when I read Kate Saunders she has a gift. Thank you! ADULTS ENJOY THIS TOO

  • Grain Brain

  • The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers
  • By: David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,374

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that's been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family history of Alzheimers? Read this!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-19-13

My favorite foods are modern day poison!

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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: 03-05-18

It's been slow listening progress for me because the info is laid out kinda boring with an funny sounding narrator... but as I dig deeper it's very alarming information! I'm convinced I need to stop eating, or at least heavily cut back on, my beloved carbs and sugar. I've come to realize bread, noodles, rice, and excess sugar makes me fat, but good grief I never knew about all the neurological issues my favorite foods are actually killing me! I've only listened to about 3 hours and I'm not sure I need to hear any more I'm already sold

  • The Return of the King

  • Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,517
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,414
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,523

The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audio book chapters are in the wrong order!!!!

  • By LJ on 11-04-18

Remake the movies!

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Fantastic brilliant novel! Who knew the rescue of Frodo and Sam happens with still hours remaining of story never shown in the movies! Can we get a film remake please?? I had such fun reading everything I never knew! Such as the days of travel through Mordor, running into Sarumon & worm tongue again on the interesting return journey, the Shire revolution.... but I am sorry to never know about the Ent Wives! GREAT TRILOGY! Hopefully eventually the movies will be re-made

  • The Two Towers

  • Book Two in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,692
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,714
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,793

The Two Towers is the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga, The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship has been forced to split up. Frodo and Sam must continue alone towards Mount Doom, where the One Ring must be destroyed. Meanwhile, at Helm’s Deep and Isengard, the first great battles of the War of the Ring take shape. In this splendid, unabridged audio production of Tolkien’s great work, all the inhabitants of a magical universe - hobbits, elves, and wizards - spring to life. Rob Inglis’ narration has been praised as a masterpiece of audio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank goodness - finally

  • By John on 11-05-12

What a cliffhanger!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

First time reading the books, and I'm realizing the movies differ quite a bit. I'm experiencing a whole new story unfold that is more in-depth, charming, touching, and much richer than the movies. All the characters come across as better versions of themselves in the books. And what a high cliffhanger Tolkien left us on here! I can't wait to see what Sam does next! At times the lack of interaction details reminds me of how the Bible is written for example he'll say blahblah killed 4 enemies, instead of giving exciting battle details of how it happened. Very flat and anticlimactic at times. But then Tolkien will go on and on about the landscape terrain in a poetic way. I feel like you see his heart come through. thank you! great inspiring fantasy!

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,654
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27,753

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

Frodo is way more likable in the book!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

Beautifully written imagery evokes feeling. Small touching moments throughout this epic journey gives the story a charming gentile vibe and makes it all the more powerful, and inspiring, when you see the characters being brave. Interesting there is more focus on the land, wind direction, and epic culture histories than building the character personalities and dialogue. The songs are frivolous, but brilliantly creative and fascinating. Narrator is soothing and talented. I grew up a big fan of the movies, but I never liked Frodo until now. He is actually noble and isn't drunkenly fingering the ring all the time. I never knew that because Frodo went into his errand with a pure reason and that helps him resist the ring's hold on him. The book explains much I never knew such as the ring can become larger or smaller to sneakily remove itself from a finger! and Sam was his servant not just his best friend. Can't wait to see some action up next! thank you JRR Tolkien... you have such a kind spirit that comes out in your writing!

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,657

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

  • By Erin on 06-12-13

Encouraging to me a 25 yr old

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

The last several minutes are nice because he summarizes the entire book with all the key points. He gives interesting real-life examples to back-up what he's preaching, and overall it encouraged me to work hard to become a better version of myself. Basically he elaborates on each step which are to approach life with a craftsman mindset, cultivate valuable skills, master those skills by lots of practice, stretch past your comfort zone, acquire control in your working life, a mission, and get to the cutting edge of your field to be able to see the adjacent possible next achievement. Good daily deal I'd re-listen

  • A Bachelor Establishment

  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599

High adventure and dark mystery combine in a sparkling historical romance, by Jodi Taylor writing as Isabella Barclay from The Chronicles of St. Mary's. Bascombe, widowed and tied to an impoverished estate, has learned to ask little of life. With no hope of leaving, the years have passed her by. Lord Ryde, exiled abroad after a scandal, has returned to strip his estate and make a new start in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever and well-plotted Regency Romance

  • By Hope on 09-17-15

Delightful story touched my heart

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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: 01-12-18

Really this is the perfect historical romance, very very good.Genuine chemistry with a little sexytime, entertaining characters and dialogue, some mystery, heart-sting-tugging moments, and interesting bits detailing daily life in the time period. I love that Lord Ride and Elenore are an older couple in their 40s it's almost like a coming of age for the older crowd. Perfect mix I really really enjoyed it especially for a daily deal price. GREAT JOB