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  • The Winds of War

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,444

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 45 hours + 56 hours = 102 hours of listening

  • By Jan on 10-25-13

Wonderful character development

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

I enjoyed every minute of this book. No left-wing political talking points, no explicit sexual details, just good solid storytelling.

  • Jingle Bell Pop

  • By: John Seabrook
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,204
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,908

On Christmas Eve, 1818, in a small Austrian village, a local Catholic priest and a church organist composed a Christmas carol that changed the course of holiday music forever. Exactly two hundred years later, it’s not the holiday season until you’ve heard “Silent Night” in the car, at the store and on TV – all in the same day. 

In Jingle Bell Pop, John Seabrook, acclaimed author of The Song Machine, takes us deep inside the holiday music business. We go behind the scenes to meet some of the producers, songwriters and recording artists responsible for the timeless tunes we hear on repeat between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Making of a Christmas Hit

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Politics at Christmas? Really?

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I enjoyed the interesting stories, but the final thoughts made it apparent what the purpose of the production was about. When encouraging new Christmas song writers to venture out, the author suggests “writing a song to those children who are separated from their parents at the border “in camps.” Really? Left-wing politics seem to be creeping into many of these Audible originals, so beware....

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,412
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,079

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming

  • By Jayne on 11-05-18

Very good, but....

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

This would have been a five-star review if the writers could have possibly refrained from inserting their political views into the story. The unnecessary side plot about the pipeline distracted from what was a wonderful story about love and family. (According to the authors, if you support oil transport, you are selfish, a polluter, and greedy.) This turned me off from an otherwise touching, enjoyable, and well-produced comedy/drama.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Naked in Death

  • In Death, Book 1
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,042

Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Judge the Series by the First Book!

  • By Felicity Fairchild on 03-10-12

Explicit and Leftist

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

The story was really pretty good, but beware of very explicit violence and sex scenes. Also, the book is futuristic — a supposed utopia where guns are outlawed and prostitution is legal. Funny how crime still happens ....

The best thing about the book is Susan Erickson’s narration. She is phenomenal and one of my favorites.

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,169

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

Just Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

This was my third time listening to Emma by various readers, but I especially loved this dramatized version! Can’t wait for an Audible Originals version of Pride and Prejudice. :)

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Scarlett

  • The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind"
  • By: Alexandra Ripley
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 36 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

The most popular and beloved American historical novel ever written, Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind is unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now best-selling writer Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well: Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of course, Scarlett.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a surprise!

  • By Jennifer on 05-10-18

Still One of my Favorites of all Time

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Listening to the audiobook was the fifth time I’d read Scarlett, and it reminded me again why I love it so much. The author shows how Scarlett becomes more dimensional than in GWTW. You see her grow up before your eyes, even as she continues to blunder her way through life. The unconscionably selfish and unlikeable heroine of GWTW slowly matures through her pain and grows on you until you find yourself rooting for her — not a small feat for any author. Alexandra Ripley found the perfect ending to Scarlett’s journey, and I wish I could have told her so before she passed away.

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,949

Following Memory Man, number-one NYT best-selling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Baldacci winner

  • By Dawn on 04-21-16

Okay story, narration needs work

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

The narration of the first book in the series was very skillful — the narrator portrayed a dark, edgy, complicated Amos Decker to match the story. In this second book, a different narrator has made Decker sound like a member of the Scooby gang. Far to amiable and even cheerful. Also, I didn’t like the tone of this second book — implying that anyone who wants to “take this country back” is aligned with and agrees with the burning of black churches in the 50s and 60s rather than simply wanting to fight crime in the streets. A decent story but preachy and a bit judgmental.

  • The Whispering Room

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,041

"No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this." These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun - just before she takes her own life, and many others', in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than The Silent Corner

  • By Michael on 11-28-17

Better than the first book

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

It’s not often that a sequel is better than the first, but I think that is the case here. This was an excellent story, couldn’t put it down. The narrator is amazing.

  • All Out War

  • The Plot to Destroy Trump
  • By: Edward Klein
  • Narrated by: William LeRoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

A new book from New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good one from Ed Klein

  • By John on 11-10-17

Narrator prevents 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

This is a great, informative book, but it must make the author cringe to hear the characters’ names in his story mispronounced, like “Melanna” Trump, “Reneese” Priebus, and Maxine “Walters.” The narrator did well, otherwise, and read with expression.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Steel Wave

  • A Novel of World War II
  • By: Jeff Shaara
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621

General Dwight Eisenhower once again commands a diverse army that must find its single purpose in the destruction of Hitler's European fortress. His primary subordinates, Omar Bradley and Bernard Montgomery, must prove that this unique blend of Allied armies can successfully confront the might of Adolf Hitler's forces, who have already conquered Western Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best kind of WWII history book

  • By Ryan on 04-15-15

Narrator is fantastic

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

I listen to a lot of audio books, and this narrator far outshines them all. The way he distinguished voices and dialects makes it very easy to follow the characters and the story. Very well done!