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  • My Family and Other Animals

  • By: Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915

This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thoroughly delightful book!

  • By T.K. on 06-21-08

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

we loved this story. The narrator did a good job with the voices.. Very funny.

  • Confessions of a Pastor's Wife

  • By: Joline Pinto Atkins
  • Narrated by: Joline Pinto Atkins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

When Joline was a young girl, she dreamed of becoming a pastor's wife. Wait. That's not right. Strike that. She dreamed of becoming an Oscar and Tony award-winning actress, television performer, and weekly columnist. Then, she married a pastor. God is funny. In Confessions of a Pastor's Wife, Joline Pinto Atkins shares her opinions, discoveries, and personal misgivings about her experience as a pastor's wife of sixteen years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • confessions

  • By Amazon Shirley on 01-17-18

confessions

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

Since Joline wrote and narrated this herself, there is no misunderstanding of what she meant. I could relate to many of the things she talked about and some of it was encouraging. Also was helpful to understand that people in ministry are just people. Will listen again. I recommend highly.

  • Amos Fortune, Free Man

  • By: Elizabeth Yates
  • Narrated by: Roslyn Ruff
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Amos Fortune was born the son of an African king. In 1725, when he was 15 years old, he was captured by slave traders, brought to America and sold at auction. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. At 60, he began to see those dreams come true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-19-17

Free Man

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

This was a great story of freedom. The narrator matched the story with her gentle voice. The kindness of Amos Fortune is inspiring. Recommended reading for everyone.

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  • Four Perfect Pebbles

  • A Holocaust Story
  • By: Lila Perl, Marion Blumenthal Lazan
  • Narrated by: Cheryl Stern, A. C. Fellner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Marion Blumenthal Lazan's unforgettable memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler's rise to power, the Blumenthal family - father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert - were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps that included Westerbork in Holland and the notorious Bergen-Belsen in Germany.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful/Terrible Story

  • By EmilyA on 10-20-11

Holocaust

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

Four perfect Pebbles was a story worth listening to. Even though this family was able to stay together they still suffered many hardships.

  • Reign of Error

  • The Worst Detective Ever, Book 2
  • By: Christy Barritt
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

When a Polar Plunge goes terribly wrong and someone dies in the icy water, former TV detective Joey Darling wants nothing to do with subsequent investigation. But when her picture is found in the dead man's wallet and witnesses place her as the last person seen with the man, she realizes she's been cast in a role she never wanted: suspect. Joey makes the dramatic mistake of challenging the killer on camera, and now it's a race to find the bad guy before he finds her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Amazon Shirley on 09-13-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

greatly enjoyed Reign of Error. We listened to it in one sitting. We are listening to them in order since they are a continuing series.

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  • Bre’r Rabbit Counts Peanuts and Meets the Sticky Baby

  • An American Folktale
  • By: Bill Gordh
  • Narrated by: Bill Gordh
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Brer Rabbit lives in the Briar Patch, and so cannot have a garden. He remedies this by taking from everyone else's garden. He loves peanuts and goes into Sister Fox's patch and eats a bunch, until he hears her coming. She then builds a fence, but he digs under. Then she makes a rope trap and while she's home, Brer Rabbit steps into the rope trap and is now hanging upside down. He can't get out but when he hears Brer Bear coming; he thinks up a trick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brer Rabbit

  • By Amazon Shirley on 09-09-17

Brer Rabbit

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-17

We listened to Brer Rabbit counts Peanuts with the grandkids ages 7,6, & 4 . We all enjoyed it.

  • The Bronze Bow

  • By: Elizabeth George Speare
  • Narrated by: Mary Woods
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

After witnessing his father's crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father's death by driving the Roman legions from the land of Israel. Consumed by hatred, Daniel leads a dangerous life living with an outlaw band in the hills outside his village, spying and plotting, impatiently waiting to take revenge. Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal, The Bronze Bow is the story of a boy's tormented journey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Changed Heart

  • By Kemberly on 03-04-13

inspiring

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

Reviewed: 08-21-17

the Bronze Bow is an inspiring story. it personalized a time in history to make it seem real . I thought it ended abruptly.

  • Dubiosity

  • By: Christy Barritt
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Savannah Harris vowed to leave behind her old life as an intrepid investigative reporter. But when a friend raises suspicions about two migrant workers who've gone missing from the sleepy coastal town Savannah calls home, her curiosity spikes. As ever more eerie incidents begin afflicting the area, each works to draw Savannah out of her seclusion and raise the stakes - for both Savannah and the surrounding community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Christy Barritt new to me. <br />

  • By T. Kiser on 04-04-18

Dubiousity

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

Reviewed: 06-15-17

I liked this story. Guessing who the bad guy was , was fun. Almost finding out...., but then not yet.

  • Homer Price

  • By: Robert McCloskey
  • Narrated by: Mike Ferreri
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's fake accent a huge turnoff

  • By ACD on 05-20-16

fun stories

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

Reviewed: 05-25-17

Homer Price was a fun listen. There are several different stories in this book. My husband and I both enjoyed it

  • Because of Winn-Dixie

  • By: Kate DiCamillo
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

When 10-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her preacher father, she doesn't know what to expect. She is lonely at first, that is until she meets Winn-Dixie, a stray dog who helps her make some unusual friends. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to let go of some of her sadness and finds she has a whole lot to be thankful for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one rocks!

  • By Anne on 08-22-10

Sweet and sad all at the same time

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

great story! great ending. great narrating. Good story for all ages. Enjoyed it in audible.


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