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  • Lonesome Dove

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
  • Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,204

Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio book I have ever listened to!

  • By James on 12-20-04

My favorite. <br />

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

what a story! what characters! perfect narration.
i don't even know how many times I've listened to it.
takes you away ...

  • Water from My Heart

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Martin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802

Charlie Finn had to grow up fast, living alone by age 16. Highly intelligent, he earned a life-changing scholarship to Harvard, where he learned how to survive and thrive on the outskirts of privileged society. That skill served him well in the cutthroat business world, as it does in more lucrative but dangerous ventures he now operates off the coast of Miami. Charlie tries to separate relationships from work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Trista on 06-10-15

New Favorite Author

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

Where does Water from My Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's right at the top. Captured me immediately.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Water from My Heart?

when he told the 'final' truth

Which scene was your favorite?

There are many. This book is so realistic, in the good and bad, its like the author lived it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not a moment, but Charlie himself. As a woman, listening to it was sensitive yet masculine and believable. An eye opener.

Any additional comments?

I don't want to ruin the end for anyone ... the author's final commentary is fantastic. It made me cry, smile and understand. Like traveling to a different culture in person.
I bought Thunder and Rain immediately. Definitely give Dr. Martin a 'read'.

  • The Next Best Thing

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Weiner
  • Narrated by: Olivia Thirlby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 442

At 23, Ruth Saunders headed west with her 70-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. Four years later, she's hit the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Big Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie's going to be the show-runner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on a boss, and her grandmother's impending nuptials.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny Story!

  • By Rebecca on 07-18-12

Fresh plot, super characters, so well narrated ..

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

super characters, so well narrated .. sexy, funny, touching. loved it. great story to just take you away. definitely recommend.

  • Terms of Endearment

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

A widow with a small army of suitors, Aurora Greenway loves the limelight. She’s got three grandchildren whom she adores (in small doses) and her son-in-law Flap, whom she’s not really crazy about. And there’s her daughter Emma. In some ways, Emma is all there ever was. Now, there’s little time left to say the things that need to be said.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Better Than The Movie

  • By Julia on 02-10-16

Narration disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-05-15

What did you like best about Terms of Endearment? What did you like least?

Characters. Narration.

What did you like best about this story?

I love Larry McMurtry and his insight of women and their thoughts/relationships. It's really a sad story, but I loved the book and the movie so thought a listen would be fun. Not.

What didn’t you like about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance?

Spoke too fast, not much emotion.

Was Terms of Endearment worth the listening time?

No.

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  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,829

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-14

What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

The characters and the narrator. Very believable and sadly realistic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

When Hazel finds out her Mom is going to be a social worker.

Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've not listened to Kate before. I believe she was excellent in this listen.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh and cry. It is so awful to know cancer exists and is so widespread, but to have it happen to these young people just hurts. Stoic Hazel and lovely Augustus.

  • My Bluegrass Baby

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,473
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,463

Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks and Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position. Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another HIT with Harper!!

  • By Kimberly on 04-11-13

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-14

What did you love best about My Bluegrass Baby?

Sadie! She's so down to earth and easy to like. Outspoken and frisky. Fun escape stories!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sadie. see above. and her co-worker that locked her in the closet w/the guy.

What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

All of it. She is believable in her emotions and does well with switching voices.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Let Go of the Corporate World

Any additional comments?

Just fun, easy listening. Makes everything you should be doing go away.

  • The Poisonwood Bible

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,350

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd give it ten stars if I could

  • By Johnna on 06-10-11

Not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

Would you try another book from Barbara Kingsolver and/or Dean Robertson?

of course

Would you be willing to try another book from Barbara Kingsolver? Why or why not?

i love BK and have read manyeeee of her stories ... i prefer her fiction and her fantastic characters

What about Dean Robertson’s performance did you like?

dont know

Was The Poisonwood Bible worth the listening time?

mmmmm sort of

Any additional comments?

disappointed, but didn't do my research ... selected only because it was a BK.

  • Listening Is an Act of Love

  • By: Dave Isay
  • Narrated by: Dave Isay
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,985
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,652

Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, the largest and most ambitious private oral history project in American history, comes this tapestry of the stories Americans have been sharing from their lives to leave behind to their loved ones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching

  • By Debra on 11-23-12

Very special

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

Reviewed: 01-07-13

If you could sum up Listening Is an Act of Love in three words, what would they be?

heartbreaking
happy
reality

What did you like best about this story?

That they are real

Which scene was your favorite?

dont know

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the spanish mom and daughter

Any additional comments?

from happy to heartbreaking. very special. thank you, audible!

  • Breaking Dawn

  • The Twilight Saga, Book 4
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin, Matt Walters
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,582

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare, woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't wait for the audio book

  • By Angie on 09-07-08

Word for word from the book!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Breaking Dawn to be better than the print version?

No. They are both so pleasurable. I enjoy the audios when I go to bed, instead of a book.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration by Ilyana Kadushin and Matt Walters is just soooo excellent. It brings the story to full life.

Which scene was your favorite?

There's two. When Edward is distracting Bella with their "favorite moments to date". And when Jacob and Bella become "friends" after the battle w/the Young Ones.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

This series has compelled me to search for audios read by Ms. Kadushun. She's very believable and adds such wonderful emotion in her readings.

  • Shantaram

  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 43 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,987
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996

This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher; and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do Not Miss This

  • By Jamie on 06-19-06

Travel

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

Reviewed: 08-11-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Shantaram to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the book.

What did you like best about this story?

The performance. The endless characters. The insight of an individual in his travels and living nightmares.

What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I didn't read the book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Travel, torture and want of love and self forgiveness.

Any additional comments?

Mr. Bower, did this really happen to you? It is so detailed and realistic at times. What an experience, even if its fiction; you must listen to the entire audio. Enjoyed it, but was frequently horrified and saddened.

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