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Nicholas Nickleby
    
    
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        Charles Dickens
    
    


    
    
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        Sinead Dixon
    
    


    
    Length: 35 hrs and 6 mins
    25 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Nicholas Nickleby

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
  • Length: 35 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

"The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" is closely modelled on the 18h-century novels that Charles Dickens loved as a child, such as "Robinson Crusoe", in which the fortunes of a hero shape the plot. The likeable young Nicholas, left penniless on the death of his father, sets off in search of better prospects. His meandering route to happiness includes work as a teacher at Dotheboys Hall, where the brutal Wackford Squeers ill-treats his impoverished pupils, and a spell as an actor with the absurdly melodramatic Crummles troupe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and Enjoyable in Every Respect

  • By Anne Claybrook on 01-14-19

a favorite

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I have listened to the entire book before, and I will again. I love this book and the reader does very well with it.

  • 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 42,206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,729

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

Thought provoking.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-18

Engaging. I plowed through this book and will read much of it again. The chapter on parenting alone is worth the price of the book.

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  • My Brother Sam Is Dead

  • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
  • Narrated by: John C. Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

Prolific writer James Lincoln Collier collaborates with his brother, Christopher, a distinguished historian, and the Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults. Here is a war with no clear-cut loyalties - dividing families, friends, and towns. Young Tim Meeker watches his 16-year-old brother, Sam, go off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding Ridge, Connecticut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just kept listening

  • By Dana on 03-23-09

Horrid

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-17

One of the most unfortunate books about the Revolution I have encountered in thirty years. Howard Zinn for kids. I would not recommend this for anyone, young or old.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Witness

  • By: Whittaker Chambers
  • Narrated by: John MacDonald
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

First published in 1952, Witness came on the heals of America's trial of the century, in which Whittaker Chambers accused Alger Hiss, a full-standing member of the political establishment, of spying for the Soviet Union. In this penetrating philosophical memoir, Chambers recounts the famous case as well as his own experiences as a Communist agent in the United States, his later renunciation of communism, and his conversion to Christianity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great history about Communism

  • By Susan on 03-04-10

Something that should be read...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-17

This book is a long haul. It's not what the modern reader is used to. However, it shows an opportunity we had as a country, but lost and how we came to be a culture without morality and a nation 20 trillion debt.

  • A Patriot’s History of the United States, Updated Edition

  • From Columbus's Great Discovery to America's Age of Entitlement
  • By: Larry Schweikart, Michael Allen
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 55 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Over the past decade, A Patriot's History of the United States has become the definitive conservative history of our country, correcting the biases of historians and other intellectuals who downplay the greatness of America's patriots. Professors Schweikart and Allen have now revised, updated, and expanded their book, which covers America's long history with an appreciation for the values that made this nation uniquely successful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, a history book I can get behind.

  • By Paul P. on 09-13-16

Great book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-17

A well written and fair survey of American history with enough detail to make it an absorbing read.

  • The Forgotten Founding Father

  • Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture
  • By: Joshua Kendall
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Noah Webster's name is now synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so ubiquitous. Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. But perhaps most important, Webster was an ardent supporter of a unified, definitively American culture, distinct from the British, at a time when the United States of America were anything but unified - and his dictionary of American English is a testament to that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit of a slog

  • By Jason Comely on 06-23-14

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

The book does quite a bit of editorializing without providing more than a line to substantiate its claims.
As a person who references the 1828 daily, its my opinion that while Kendall obviously admires Webster, he has little idea of the value of what Webster produced.

  • Brighty of the Grand Canyon

  • By: Marguerite Henry
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Brighty, a shaggy young burro, lives wild and free in the Grand Canyon of Arizona. He roams the steep cliffs with the squirrels and rabbits. But his favorite friend is Old Timer, the prospector who shares hot biscuits and calls him Bright Angel. One day Old Timer doesn't answer Brighty's loud "Eeeee-aw!" Instead, the friendly animal encounters a ruthless claim jumper. Will Brighty be able to bring the killer to justice and make the wilderness safe again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Boys Loved It!

  • By troubleT on 03-19-17

Wonderful story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-30-15

Beautiful writing. Great reader. The language in the story is so visual and engaging, the book is very difficult to put down.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful