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  • The Secret Garden (AmazonClassics Edition)

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

The orphaned Mary Lennox is sullen, ill tempered, and unloved when she's sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven. A man consumed by grief over the death of his wife, Archibald has allowed his sprawling estate on the moors to fall into grim disrepair. It's when Mary begins tending to her late aunt's mysterious garden - locked up and neglected for years - that she discovers its life-changing secrets and a flowering rejuvenation of the human spirit.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Whispersync does not work

  • By Malgomaj on 04-24-18

An excellent book for the young and the young at heart.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

The book is suitable for the young. The narration was done to perfection with the reading speed and portrayal of the characters.

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  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

The dead do not sleep in Denmark. Thrice the vision of the suddenly departed king has haunted the night watchmen. Upon seeing his own son, prince Hamlet, the ghost calls him away to divulge most nefarious secret. This most noble king was murdered by his own brother, Hamlet's uncle, who now wears his crown and beds his bride. To the prince he charges with the unholy quest to avenge his death and kill his murderer. Young Hamlet, shocked and amazed, swears to do the bloody deed. Thus begins one of the greatest works by the greatest English author - William Shakespeare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done

  • By Casandra on 10-01-13

A truly magnificent performance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-17

I am truly in awe of BJ. Harrison's magnificent performance. He has truly captured the atmosphere of emotions that swirled around each character.

  • Drugs

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Leslie Iverson
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

The 20th century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and mental illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent summary

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-06-17

An excellent summary

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-17

The book was very well written and presented. The information presented were we'll documented. The narrator's pace was excellent and style very pleasant.

  • Superconductivity

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Stephen Blundell
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Superconductivity--the flow of electric current without resistance in certain materials as temperatures near absolute zero--is one of the greatest discoveries of 20th century physics, but it can seem impenetrable to those who lack a solid scientific background.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent compact introduction

  • By Akira Kira on 10-04-12

Very informative and yet very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

The author has done the remarkable job of making a somewhat difficult subject to a very palatable and entertaining narrative. This was enhanced further by the brilliant narration.

  • The Human Brain

  • A Guided Tour
  • By: Susan Greenfield
  • Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Locked away, remote from the rest of the body in its own custom-built casing of skull bone, with no intrinsic moving parts, the human brain remains a tantalising mystery. But now, more than ever before, we have the expertise to tackle this mystery - the last 20 years have seen astounding progress in brain research. Susan Greenfield begins by exploring the roles of different regions of the brain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent short book on the brain

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-18-15

Excellent short book on the brain

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

This is an excellent short book on the brain. The structure and functions of the brain are logically developed by including early ideas and scientific exploration of the functioning of the brain .

I listened to the book twice to see if it is my lack of understanding that hampers my full comprehension of the book but I think a downloadable PDF of the brain structure with parts clearly labeled will make the book instantly understandable. This suggestion hopefully should not detract from what is truly an excellent book
Fiona Shaw's reading was perfect. Her enunciation of each word and the tempo of her reading made listening truly enjoyable.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,821

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just wonderful!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-16

An excellent book

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

Reviewed: 03-09-13

Would you listen to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz again? Why?

Yes, it was very entertaining.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?

When the wizard was fulfilling his promises to the lion, the scarecrow and the tin man.

Which character – as performed by Anne Hathaway – was your favorite?

Dorothy

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

"Churned" into a magic land.

Any additional comments?

The book is very entertaining and very suitable for children.

  • The Laws of Thermodynamics

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Peter Atkins
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal - everything is moved or restrained by four simple laws. Written by Peter Atkins, one of the world's leading authorities on thermodynamics, this powerful and compact introduction explains what these four laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Accessible, but needs the figures

  • By Diane Walter on 08-09-11

Short introduction to thermodynamics

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

Reviewed: 03-09-13

A very good introduction but short, this is however the nature of the .book. What it aimed to accomplish, it did.. The narration was brilliant.