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  • The Complete Novels : Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 81 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

Ever since Colin Firth's Mr Darcy emerged from the lake in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, the novels of Jane Austen have become more popular than ever, delighting millions of fans all over the world. Now, Alison Larkin's critically acclaimed narrations of Austen's six completed novels are brought together in this very special 200th anniversary audio edition. "Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence" raves AudioFile magazine about the Earphones Award-winning recording of Sense and Sensibility, which starts the collection.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Table of Contents/Navigation Guide!

  • By Jim on 02-23-18

Jane Austen and A+ Reader

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

I loved Alison Larkin's performance of these books. I found myself re-listening to old favorites in new ways and completely engaged on a new level. If you've never read the books, this reader gives you and wonderful option to enjoy them for the first time. And if you are like me and have read them, it was just as fun (if not more so) this time around. I especially loved Larkin's Persuasion narration.

  • Feminist Fight Club

  • An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace
  • By: Jessica Bennett
  • Narrated by: Jessica Bennett, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work - a Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women. Hard hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Julie on 10-22-18

Yay for the Feminist Tool Box

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

I liked this book, but honestly felt like some of it was a little obvious. It's great at laying out some strategies of how to deal with life and the workplace and maintain your sense of self and feminist viewpoint. Hooray! It's a quick read/audiobook and I listened to it during one day at work. I gave it fewer stars because I felt like some of the advice was similar to what I've gotten on engaging and free podcasts and ended up kind of wishing I hadn't paid for it.

  • I, Who Did Not Die

  • A Sweeping Story of Loss, Redemption, and Fate
  • By: Zahed Haftlang, Najah Aboud
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Khorramshahr, Iran, May 1982 - It was the bloodiest battle of one of the most brutal wars of the twentieth century, and Najah, a 29-year-old wounded Iraqi conscript, was face to face with a 13-year-old Iranian child soldier who was ordered to kill him. Instead, the boy committed an astonishing act of mercy. It was an act that decades later would save his own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astonishing and informative

  • By Teri Rowell on 03-27-19

Wow

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

This book is unbelievable in the best way. I went into this story not knowing as much as I should about the Iraq/Iran conflict and learned so much about the human side. This story is heartbreaking and epic, their struggles are horrific yet leave you with hope. I am a big fiction reader but this reads like the best fiction adventure made better by the fact that it's true.