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  • The Man on the Mountaintop

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
  • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,357

The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple - which is all you really need

  • By Solunari on 02-01-19

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

A story of unexpected depth beautifully told. Stanley Tucci is a wonderful narrator and guide through the tale. Highly recommend.

  • The Rules of Magic

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,121

For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the '60s, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, not so great narrator

  • By just4now on 11-15-17

Perfection!

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

Loved everything about this! the perfect prequel to the beloved Practical Magic. A must read (or listen.)

  • Girls & Boys

  • By: Dennis Kelly
  • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,155

A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning® playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking. This world-premiere production starring Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, An Education) is available exclusively on Audible after a celebrated run at the Royal Court Theatre in London and off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have never heard a story performed so well.

  • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

Exceptional Monologue Play

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Topical, well read, and exceptionally written. Incredibly powerful in its simplicity. What a performance by Carey Mulligan.

  • Thin Air

  • A Shetland Mystery
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Shetland to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends. But one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air. It's midsummer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists. And then Eleanor's body is discovered lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • weird pauses throughout

  • By JEN MONTI on 05-19-15

Good Story. Fair Production.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I adore Ann Cleeves stories, and this is a good one. However, the editing is awful with long pauses mid sentences that shouldn't be there. While I love the Scottish lilt, this performance was not great. Still, it doesn't change how much I love Jimmy Perez!

  • Revenge of the Nerd

  • By: Curtis Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Curtis Armstrong
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

A legendary comedic second banana to a litany of major stars, Curtis is forever cemented in the public imagination as Booger from Revenge of the Nerds. A classically trained actor, Curtis began his incredible 40-year career onstage but progressed rapidly to film and television. He was typecast early, and it proved to be the best thing that could have happened. But there's more to Curtis' story than that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Dennie on 07-16-17

Nerdtastic!!

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Wonderfully read and enthralling! Curtis doesn't so much read it as bring it to life. What a joy!

  • Letters from the Earth

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Carl Reiner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

Here we see Twain on a somewhat personal level. Penniless and having just lost his wife and one of his children, Twain turns to writing about God, Christianity, and the many curious natures of man. This collection was so controversial that his daughter prohibited its publication until 52 years after his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for thinking people

  • By Charles on 11-28-11

Incomplete! Does not follow the book

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

This narration skips large portions. This is not "unabridged". narrator was fine. would not recommend this edition.

  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

  • A Novel
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom, Paul Stanley, George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character - Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the Earth - in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. It's an epic story of the greatest guitar player ever to live and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fiction interwoven with REAL people, places,events

  • By Cynthia on 12-02-15

Beautiful!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

For anyone who ever wonders what talent is and if it is worth the heartache, this beautiful tale will restore your faith in gifts. Wonderfully done!

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,644
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,656

Readers and listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Biggest Inspiration In a Long Time

  • By Gillian on 09-23-15

Inspirational!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-16

Loved it! When I struggle with my writing and frustration gets to me, this keeps me going--enlivens me!

  • Tales from Beyond the Pale: The Chambers Tape

  • By: Graham Reznick
  • Narrated by: Misha Collins, Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, and others
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

"The Chambers Tape", written and directed by Graham Reznick. Life got you down? We have just the tonic! Relax, breathe deeply, and close your eyes. Let the calming effects of The Aviary work its magic on you. Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid's award-winning Tales from Beyond the Pale, now entering its sixth year, has produced over 40 audio dramas from a wide array of today's leading genre writers and directors. Season three was produced by Larry Fessenden, Glenn McQuaid, and Jenn Wexler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't want this to end

  • By Claudia Spohn on 03-26-16

Soothing and...hypnotic

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

Dr. Chambers voice is like melted butter on fresh baked rolls...mmmm. My mind has never been so synchronized.

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