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  • The Celestine Prophecy

  • An Adventure
  • By: James Redfield
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444

A compelling story of intrigue, suspense, and revelation, The Celestine Prophecy begins when an ancient manuscript is found amid ruins deep in the Peruvian jungle. Revealing nine key insights that are critical to the evolution of the human race, it contains secrets that are changing the world, and reveals how to make connections to events happening in listeners' lives right now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful Material

  • By Jordan on 03-30-07

One of my life changing books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

I have read this book several times. It is one of them books that have most influenced my life. I hope someday we will get our energy from the universe and learn how we are trying to get power from each other so we quit doing that.

  • The Eyre Affair

  • A Thursday Next Novel
  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,486

In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • six stars

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-13-11

It's still delightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-18

I love these books and it was fun visiting it again. If this is your first time I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  • The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club

  • By: Duncan Whitehead
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64

Little is what it seems to be in a leafy Savannah neighborhood as members of an afternoon cocktail and dog walking club mourn a neighbor’s death. Jealousies surface when friends vie for the widower running for mayor. An old woman with an infamous uncle plots to avenge a wrong. Memories haunt a once successful children’s writer. And a model has won the trip of a lifetime. But a killer lurks and secrets unfold, as does a web of deceit. Is anyone really who he or she seems to be?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A disappointment

  • By Sara on 08-28-14

I liked the characters

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Mildly entertaining. I'm afraid I found this a little silly. I loved most of the characters but I would have gone in a different direction with the story.

  • The Professor and the Madman

  • By: Simon Winchester
  • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,042
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,058

Part history, part true-crime, and entirely entertaining, listen to the story of how the behemoth Oxford English Dictionary was made. You'll hang on every word as you discover that the dictionary's greatest contributor was also an insane murderer working from the confines of an asylum.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect example of a quality audible book.

  • By Jerry on 07-07-03

Interesting read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I really didn't know what to expect. Whatever I expected it wasn't what was delivered. This was much more fascinating

  • Dealing with Dragons

  • By: Patricia C. Wrede
  • Narrated by: Words Take Wing Repertory Company of Syracuse, NY
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

Take one bored princess. Make her the seventh daughter in a very proper royal family. Have her run away. Add one powerful, fascinating, dangerous dragon. Princess Cimerone has never met anyone (or anything) like the dragon Kazul. But then, she's never met a witch, a jinn, a death-dealing talking bird or a stone prince either. Princess Cimerone ran away to find some excitement. She's found plenty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun for girls or boys

  • By Richard on 11-18-03

Great female hero

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-18

I love the cast performance. If you're looking for strong female characters that break the mold this book is perfect.

  • Year One

  • Chronicles of The One, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,041

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Magical Apocalypse "Lite"

  • By Kitty on 12-07-17

Terrifying and mesmerizing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Wow! This is not a normal Nora Roberts book but it may be her best yet! I can't wait until the next one

  • The Wee Free Men: Discworld Childrens, Book 2

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,573
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,659

Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle, aka the Wee Free Men, a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Sight and Second Thoughts

  • By Richard on 02-21-05

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I love this series! I have read them before but I wanted to read it again

  • My Man Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,001

My Man Jeeves, first published in 1919, introduced the world to affable, indolent Bertie Wooster and his precise, capable valet, Jeeves. Some of the finest examples of humorous writing found in English literature are woven around the relationship between these two men of very different classes and temperaments. Where Bertie is impetuous and feeble, Jeeves is coolheaded and poised.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Jeeves and Pepper

  • By Ken on 06-19-07

Funny book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I have always wondered about this one because it has been around for so long. I enjoyed it.

  • The Fifth Doll

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,065

Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She's diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life. Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls - one for every villager.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and Unexpected

  • By B.A. Wilson on 12-30-17

Unique

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

I love all her books because nothing else is like them. This one you get to find out about Russian nesting dolls.

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  • Open Season

  • A Joe Pickett Novel
  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,082
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,063

Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden—especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way—is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As refreshing as sunrise in the mountains

  • By AudioAddict on 10-02-16

About endangered species

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I have wanted to read this for a long time. I love the character and will read more of his books