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  • The House of Broken Angels

  • By: Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Narrated by: Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771

In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly 100, dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel's half-brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not death, and Not borders

  • By Clodhopper on 05-01-18

Amazing Story

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

This Story is amazing! Loved every minute of it. The Author’s performance of his narrative brings his character’s to life. Highly recommend.

  • A Wolf Called Romeo

  • By: Nick Jans
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical species - up close as never before. A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Taking Responsibility

  • By suu on 05-01-15

wonderful wolf story

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

so enjoyed this true wolf story. highly recommend. tells a great tale of how man and nature can coexist in peace, and sometime not.

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  • A Dog's Purpose

  • A Novel for Humans
  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,555

After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best dog book ever!

  • By Blythe on 08-27-10

Great dog. Great dog book.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

if you love dogs you will love this book! Very touching story. looking at my dogs a little differently now...all 6 of em!

  • The Mare

  • By: Mary Gaitskill
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Christa Lewis, Sean Pratt, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 383

Velveteen Vargas is an 11-year-old from Brooklyn who is granted a summer vacation in the country, courtesy of the nonprofit Fresh Air Fund. Her host family is a couple in upstate New York: Ginger, a failed artist on the fringe of Alcoholics Anonymous; and Paul, an academic who wonders what it will mean to "make a difference" in such a contrived situation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horse people should enjoy this.

  • By robert on 03-16-16

alittle, lot disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

Story was very ingaging.I was however dissaponted by ending. Not sure I can recommend. :/

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,729

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

great story. great reading performance. what a great book! recommend. recommend. recommend. can't wait to see movie.

  • Leaving Cheyenne

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

As the world enters a new century, three teenagers forge a future for themselves on the wild Texas grasslands: Gideon Fry, torn between going his way and following his father's footsteps; Johnny McCloud, whose restless spirit finds its solace traversing an open range; and Molly Taylor, the woman they both love. Rugged, bold and volatile, the three of them come of age in this tender and intimate novel of the heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and sincere novel

  • By Paul on 05-22-09

one of the best of the west

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

Reviewed: 08-22-16

This is one of favorite books, I have read it ,3 times and was happy to find it avalible on audible. I shared it withy husband on a recent road trip, he loved it too. It is a great story, romance and historical americana novel. I ISIMPLY LOVE IT.

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