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  • Once Upon a Christmas Eve

  • A Maiden Lane Novella
  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Ashford McNab
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, really rather loathes Christmas. The banal cheerfulness. The asinine party games. And, worst of all, the obligatory trip to the countryside. His grandmother, however, loves the holiday - and Adam loves his grandmother, so he'll brave the fiercest snowstorm to please her. But when their carriage wheel snaps, they're forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he's ever met.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible novella but great narration..

  • By Trish R. on 12-07-17

Rushed version of all the same

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

This story was like someone took all the ingredients of an Elizabeth Hoyt novel, but threw it all together real quick. The result felt like someone pulled a rug out from under my feet.
At this point, the author has wrote several really successful books that I absolutely adore (Duke of Sin, Thief of Shadows, Darling Beast.... The Leopard Prince.) Maybe she's exhausted this genre and should try for a different series? thank you

  • The Silmarillion

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686

The complete unabridged audiobook of J.R.R Tolkien's The Silmarillion. The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally!

  • By Brian on 11-22-18

Fascinating history

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

It just goes on and on and on in a way that leaves you breathless and in awe of JRR Tolkien. Absolutely fascinating. I loved his description of God creating the world and every single thing that unfolds afterwards in this long history. God truly blessed this author with a brilliant mind. Thank you for sharing!

  • How to Get Run Over by a Truck

  • A Memoir
  • By: Katie McKenna
  • Narrated by: Katie McKenna
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255

People often say, "I feel like I've been run over by a truck." Katie actually was. On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, 24-year-old Katie McKenna was forever changed when she was run over by an 18-wheeler. Being crushed under a massive semi wasn't something Katie should have survived. After 10 hours of emergency surgery, she woke to find herself in a body and a life that would never be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to book on gratitude

  • By Leah on 04-23-17

Relatable girl's Miracle story

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

MUST LISTEN! I saw this as a daily deal years ago and alwsys regretted not buying it. Better late than never! The author's writing simile/metaphors were excellent. Her whole story is a miracle and all the details completely fascinating. She doesn't hide any of the nitty gritty parts of herself that make her personality very human and relatable. Very encouraging hearing her pray and give credit to God. ALMOST made me want to peruse Nursing just so I could provide better care to patients in the hospital! Only thing missing is in the chapter "pennies" I wish she would have added a section about her medical bills- I assume her parents must have taken on an enormous medical debt!! Thank you for sharing your experience, hopefully they money goes towards the medical debt.

  • 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 1,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954

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
Story
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 1,198
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779

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

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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 364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

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
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

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
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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 4,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,716
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,691

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
Performance
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 14,811
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,631
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,733

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
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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 24,085
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,879
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,950

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
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
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!