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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,757

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

brilliant, bright and beautiful

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

this book is filled with funny, fabulous educational entertainment. the rules are clear, concise and I feel they will aid me in finding peace amidst the difficulty of life.

thank you JBP

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Slaughterhouse-Five

  • By: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,679
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,663

Traumatized by the bombing of Dresden at the time he had been imprisoned, Pilgrim drifts through all events and history, sometimes deeply implicated, sometimes a witness. He is surrounded by Vonnegut's usual large cast of continuing characters (notably here the hack science fiction writer Kilgore Trout and the alien Tralfamadorians, who oversee his life and remind him constantly that there is no causation, no order, no motive to existence).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narration.

  • By Walter W. Quinn on 07-05-18

dark, sad and hopeless...

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

This book was very dark, the author seems hopeless about the extent of evil in life, and worse yet confident about eternal hopelessness as well. The source of the hopelessness seems to extend from two places: war time experience, and the philosophical problem of evil wherein it is asserted that the degree of evil in life is to great to allow for an all loving, all powerful and all good God. The result is a very cold interpretation of the value and meaning, if any, in life.
Nevertheless I really did enjoy the protagonist, his battle with PTSD, and the way the author brought us through his disorder with indulgent narration.
Narration was good, not excellent.

  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

  • By: Howard Pyle
  • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 550

Here are the beloved adventures of the mischievous hero Robin Hood and his brave and merry band of outlaws, who forged a chivalrous code to protect the oppressed and despoil the oppressors. Follow along as Robin makes his breathtaking escapes from his archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, while classic characters like Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, and Little John create one hilarious escapade after another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A splendid reading of the classic!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-10-11

excellent read

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

I loved the stories the joy and humour and then the heart felt conclusion. I strongly recommend this book but say the one disappointing part was that the many songs that make up part of the tale were in adequately performed. Otherwise the performance was fine and the book excellent.

  • Peter Pan

  • By: J. M. Barrie
  • Narrated by: Lily Collins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680

There are few characters in literature more iconic than J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. Originally introduced in 1902 in another Barrie novel (The Little White Bird), Peter's story was expanded as a standalone novel in 1911 and since then has been memorably adapted for the movies, for television, and for stage.

Now, actress Lily Collins (The Blind Side, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) brings new, youthful energy to Peter's magical adventures.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Story, but Jim Dale is Far Better...

  • By Gillian on 05-11-16

exciting, funny, dark and light at once

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

better than I expected and both playful and mature at one time. reminds me of Alice in wonderland, high praise.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Literary Christmas

  • By: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling, and others
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Simon Callow
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

Read by Juliet Stevenson and Simon Callow, A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology that collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens’ ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new - from John Donne’s Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Rudyard Kipling’s "Christmas in India", from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to Laurie Lee’s "Cider with Rosie".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Christmas stories and excerpts!

  • By Puppy Cat on 11-20-15

sad and cheerful at the same time

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

the collection of writings is at times funny and silly and at other moments cold and sad. it reminds me of the Christmas season is in real life, filled with both joy and sorrow. I enjoyed this much.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 14,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,627
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,729

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

amazing

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

this book was my favorite of the three
so good. so well performed. buy it!

  • 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 24,081
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,875
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,946

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

awesome

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

loved this reading and found it a joy to listen to and a disappointment to finish but of course, all good things come to an end