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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,724

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

engaging story

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

I enjoyed the story Sullivan is telling. The narrator was good. I don't remember much about the Italian front during WW2 mostly just Il Duce. This book reveals the extent of the atrocities that Nazi Germany commited in Italy. I was glad to learn that the majority of Italian Jews were saved. I know that 41K pales in comparison to 6 million murdered.

  • The Lord God Made Them All

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 758

The volume that completes the verse: All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. These are the memoirs of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good as the others

  • By Alison on 03-01-05

love james herriot

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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: 07-27-17

I am a veterinarian and enjoyed the entire series. I really enjoy Chris' performance. 👍

  • All Things Bright and Beautiful

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,754
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,319

Herriot continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales, meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters - humans, dogs, horses, lambs, parakeets - all of them drawn with the same infinite fascination, affection and insight that made James Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. And all the stories are warmly, evocatively told by the world-renowned "voice" of Dr. Herriot: Christopher Timothy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book, but....

  • By Shirley on 10-07-11

great performance

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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: 05-03-17

love James Herriot. Love Chris'
narration. cannot wait for all things wise and wonderful.

  • David Copperfield [Audible]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 36 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,184
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025

Between his work on the 2014 Audible Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, and his performance of Classic Love Poems, narrator Richard Armitage ( The Hobbit, Hannibal) has quickly become a listener favorite. Now, in this defining performance of Charles Dickens' classic David Copperfield, Armitage lends his unique voice and interpretation, truly inhabiting each character and bringing real energy to the life of one of Dickens' most famous characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A PERFECT narration of an English classic!

  • By Wayne on 09-03-17

Richard Armitage deserves an Oscar

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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: 01-21-17

Loved it. The story is compelling. Richard does a superb performance. His vocal range is truly amazing. He gave life and soul to each character especially Uriah who is so "umble" and to Mr. McCorber.

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  • The Fishermen

  • A Novel
  • By: Chigozie Obioma
  • Narrated by: Chukwudi Iwuji
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 279

Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their strict father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written, heart-wringing tale

  • By jdukuray on 01-08-16

loved it

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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: 12-03-16

Very good book. Dramatic story. Great performance by Chukwudi. I enjoy stories involving different cultures. Gives you a picture into tumultuous times in Nigeria.

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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 5,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,279

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
  • You think war is all glory, but it is all hell.

  • By Nothing really matters on 04-04-15

great performance

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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: 10-27-16

difficult subject of war. depressing. but what language, what skill in writing, especially the last few chapters.

  • We Are Called to Rise

  • By: Laura McBride
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne, Madeleine Maby, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

In the predawn hours, a woman's marriage crumbles with a single confession. Across town, an immigrant family struggles to fit in and get by in the land of opportunity. Three thousand miles away, a soldier wakes up in Walter Reed hospital with the vague feeling that he’s done something awful. In a single moment, these disparate lives intersect. Faced with seemingly insurmountable loss, each person must decide whether to give in to despair, or to find the courage and resilience to rise.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Despair, Disaster & Disappointment Explored

  • By Sara on 06-29-15

loved it.

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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: 09-14-16

the performances are great. the story is engaging, timely. we are called to rise. thanks

  • The Things They Carried

  • By: Tim O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,520
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,494

Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner-Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heavy Load

  • By Mel on 10-28-13

wow

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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: 08-09-16

great read from bryan cranston. difficult to hear what young men went through in the war and what they live with on a daily basis. also horrible about the massacre in march 1968.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,595
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 188,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,851

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

great read, performance

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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: 07-30-16

Wil Wheaton gives a tremendous performance. I loved the book. It appeals to my inner 80's child. I loved my Atari. Everything old is great!!

  • The Iliad

  • By: Homer, Stephen Mitchell - translator
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

The power and the beauty of The Iliad resound again across 2,700 years in Stephen Mitchell's exciting new translation, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flowed in every word. And we are there with them amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Tad Davis on 10-23-11

loved it

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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: 07-14-16

Alfred Molina performs incredibly. Great experience. Great story. Odyssey comes next with Ian McKellen, cannot wait.