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  • The Elephant Whisperer

  • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,920
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,531

>When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, beautifully written

  • By Tango on 01-12-13

excellent!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

love Simon Vance and anything he narrates. The book was enthralling from start to finish and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Andrew Timothy
  • Length: 50 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 198

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas.

Published in 1844, it is often considered one of the great thrillers of all time and, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work.

Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmund Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. After staging a dramatic escape, he sets out to discover the treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible value

  • By Barnabas' Daughter on 12-17-09

The best story, I loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-10

A fantastic story. Kept me at full attention through the whole 50+ hours. I was sad for it to end, I could have kept listening and listening. I didn't care one bit that the narrator sometimes stuttered on words or paused a bit long and yes, even could hear pages turning. Who cares? For what I spent on this recording, I was 100% satisfied. If you want a well known narrator, then go pay more and you will get it. But I will recommend this version to my friends. Thank you Audible, for letting us decide what is more important to us in an audible book.

  • The Butterfly Man

  • By: Heather Rose
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

On November 7, 1974, a young English nanny named Sandra Rivett was murdered in London's West End. Her employer, Lord Lucan, was named as her attacker. It was widely assumed he had mistaken her for his wife. Lord Lucan disappeared the night Sandra Rivett died and has not been seen since. Henry Kennedy lives on a mountain on the other side of the world. He is not who he says he is. Is he a murderer, or a man who can never clear his name? And is he the only one with something to hide?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved everything about this story

  • By SuperLuckyCat on 12-03-09

Loved everything about this story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-09

I absolutely loved this story. I loved the writing, how it was so melodic. It makes you completely absorbed with what happens to Henry. I could listen to this book once a month. It's deep, it's stimulating, whole paragraphs are put together so well, they just roll off the tongue. Humphrey Bowers does each accent perfectly. I love his Scottish brouge. I would love to see more from this author. I highly recommend this listen.

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