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  • Mornings in Jenin

  • By: Susan Abulhawa
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Forcibly removed from the olive-farming village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejos are displaced to live in canvas tents in the Jenin refugee camp. We follow the Abulhejo family as they live through a half century of violent history. Amid the loss and fear, hatred and pain, as their tents are replaced by more forebodingly permanent cinderblock huts, there is always the waiting, waiting to return to a lost home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important, heart-breaking story

  • By Mariechen on 05-20-16

Incredible story

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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: 04-18-19

Amazing story and wonderful narration. So many characters to follow in the lives of a few families. Loved this book. Very sad though ...

  • Ken Follett - August 2017

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Ken Follett
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

International best-selling author Ken Follett has captivated listeners with over 50 titles including Eye of the Needle and The Century Trilogy. The Kingsbridge series was Ken's first venture into the middle ages, and after the astounding critical acclaim with which The Pillars of The Earth and World Without End have met, a third instalment has been in high demand. Ken visits the Audible Studios to introduce A Column of Fire, the long-awaited continuation of the saga.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful discussion

  • By Sandie on 04-06-19

Insightful discussion

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-19

Loved listening to this interview. Ive enjoyed all his books so it was interesting to listen to Ken Follett commentary.

  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,709

Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully nostalgic

  • By Barry on 07-29-15

Fantastic in every way

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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: 03-15-19

Brilliant story and brilliant narration. I loved that it’s in the first person. The end was pulled together so well. Highly recommended.

  • Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

  • The Mowgli Stories
  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612

Audie Award, Excellence in Production; Audie Award, Audio Drama, 2016. The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Ben Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from British film, TV, radio and comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kipling at its best!

  • By Sarah Cresap on 06-08-16

Delightful to listen to

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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: 01-28-19

Such a delight ... now we know what the name Mowgli means! Good listening for our 2 hour car journey.

  • The Color of Our Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Amita Trasi
  • Narrated by: Zehra Jane Nacqvi, Sneha Mathan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

India, 1986: Mukta, a 10-year-old village girl from the lower-caste Yellama cult, has come of age and must fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute, as her mother and grandmother did before her. In an attempt to escape her fate, Mukta is sent to be a house girl for an upper-middle class family in Mumbai. There she discovers a friend in the daughter of the family, high-spirited eight-year-old Tara, who helps her recover from the wounds of her past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By Hayley Shepherd on 11-03-17

Wonderful story

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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: 12-23-18

I really enjoyed all aspects of this book. The narration was great - once I got used to the two voices. Although I want it to carry on, I am happy that it ended the way it did. A huge wake up to the type of life that some women still are born into. Recommended.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 77

For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story and well read

  • By Sandie on 11-25-18

Wonderful story and well read

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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: 11-25-18

Loved the story and loved the narration. I’m going to miss the Marsh Girl. I highly recommended.

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  • The House by the River

  • By: Lena Manta, Gail Holst-Warhaft - translator
  • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 709

Theodora knows she can't keep her five beautiful daughters at home forever - they're too curious, too free spirited, too like their late father. And so, before each girl leaves the small house on the riverside at the foot of Mount Olympus, Theodora makes sure they know they are always welcome to return. A devoted and resilient mother, Theodora has lived through World War II, through the Nazi occupation of Greece, and through her husband's death, and now she endures the twenty-year-long silence of her daughters' absence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What is true love and happiness?

  • By Lana Lee Plum on 05-27-18

Stories within the story

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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: 11-14-18

Enjoyed each of the stories within the story as the book followed the lives of each of the daughters. Didn’t like the final ending with the Bible reading. Great narration.

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,799

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning about the ending

  • By Roger M. Young on 05-27-18

Extraordinary in every way

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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: 08-29-18

Absolutely loved this story and was delighted that it was narrated by the author. Many lessons to be learnt along the way. Highly recommended.

  • An Irish Country Village

  • By: Patrick Taylor M.D.
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784

Welcome back to the village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello again to Dr. O'Reilly's odd-as-two-left-feet patients; his housekeeper, Mrs. "Kinky" Kinkaid; and O'Reilly's pets: Arthur Guinness, the beer-swilling black Lab, and Lady MacBeth, the demonically possessed white cat. And of course, to young Dr. Barry Laverty. After Barry's first month as an assistant to crusty Dr. O'Reilly, he has been offered a permanent spot. But Laverty's excitement is dashed when one of his patients unexpectedly dies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I Love This Series

  • By Sara on 10-29-14

A pure delight

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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: 07-30-18

I’m just loving this series and have just downloaded then next book. That tells you something. I love the story and the performance is brilliant. Many laughs too!

  • An Irish Country Doctor

  • A Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,303

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Book

  • By Sara on 10-24-14

Fantastic narration

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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: 07-21-18

Really enjoyed this story and have downloaded the next book. Such easy listening ... the narration was wonderful. Most enjoyable in every way.