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  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories

  • By: Salman Rushdie
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 293

Discover Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie's classic fantasy novel. Set in an exotic eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and great story teller

  • By marce on 05-22-18

Best performance ever

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

I loved the story on its own, but the performance was truly exceptional. Neil Shah made the book so entertaining. He has sort of ruined me for other narrators—he was that good. As a whole, this was one of my favorite audiobooks ever.

  • The Last Days of August

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,305

In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a healing masterpiece

  • By A. M. on 01-04-19

Interesting but. . .

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

The story was interesting enough, but it was about 1 hour too long and a little too “hooker with a heart of gold” for me. Ronson set August up as the archetypal victim and then had to find an archetypal villain as a foil. That part of the story felt forced, as did Ronson’s need to tell her husband that people thought he was emotionally distant.