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  • Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind the Legend

  • Missouri Biography Series
  • By: John E. Miller
  • Narrated by: Paula Faye Leinweber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Going beyond previous studies, Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder focuses upon Wilder's years in Missouri from 1894 to 1957. Utilizing her unpublished autobiography, letters, newspaper stories, and other documentary evidence, John E. Miller fills the gaps in Wilder's autobiographical novels and describes her 63 years of living in Mansfield, Missouri.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rose!

  • By Ken on 09-27-15

Story Could be interesting....

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

What did you like best about Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman Behind the Legend? What did you like least?

But it's not told in a fun way and the narrator is WAY to airy and I have a high tolerance for that.

  • The Collaboration

  • Hollywood's Pact with Hitler
  • By: Ben Urwand
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

To continue doing business in Germany, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films attacking Nazis or condemning persecution of Jews. Ben Urwand reveals this collaboration and the cast of characters it drew in, ranging from Goebbels to Louis B. Mayer. At the center was Hitler himself - obsessed with movies and their power to shape public opinion.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Making mountains out of molehills

  • By M. S. Cohen on 11-05-13

I book I recommend

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

Reviewed: 04-18-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's fascinating. I've told friends, my parents and my film history professor about it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lord of Scoundrels

  • By: Loretta Chase
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305

Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters", and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best - sin and sin again - and all's going swimmingly…until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witty dialogue highlights battle between the sexes

  • By Marcheta on 01-30-14

Almost Perfect

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

Reviewed: 04-18-14

What did you love best about Lord of Scoundrels?

I like the story and the slow romance. People fall in love too quickly in novels but not this one.

Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

I liked Dane and Jess. I hated Bertie Trent, it was horrible and I cringed every time. Without that it would have been a perfect performance.

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

No, but it made me listen again.

  • Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

  • By: Therese Anne Fowler
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the "ungettable" Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn't wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Attraction to the disillusioning 20's comes alive!

  • By LP on 04-01-13

A Sad Story

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

Reviewed: 04-18-14

Any additional comments?

I knew it wouldn't end well but still I had hoped. Aside from that I loved the fact that it was essentially a well researched biography wrapped in a novel. Very clever and entertaining.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Margarite Gavin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, moral rightness, education and marriage in her aristocratic society of early 19th century England. Elizabeth is the second eldest of five daughters of a country gentleman living in the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, not far from London.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent version to choose

  • By Laura on 03-18-13

Finally!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-14

Any additional comments?

I've begun reading this book many many times but I just couldn't stay focused on it. The audio was perfect. I could listen as I crocheted keeping both my hands and my mind occupied.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Man

  • This Man Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Edita Brychta
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,645
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,648

Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 CRAZY, POSSESSIVE, "WATCH YOUR MOUTH" STARS.

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 10-26-13

Entertaining Train Wreck

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

Reviewed: 04-18-14

Any additional comments?

You know when you see/hear something that drives you crazy and you want it to stop but you can't turn it off and walk away? That's this book. I was hooked quickly and couldn't leave even though the characters were unrealistic and borderline crazy. It made me want to get a psychology degree and then jump inside their world to teach them about a little thing called communication. Maybe when a man says "you're mine" you should ask him what he means by that. And maybe rather than telling a girl "you're not allowed to leave" you should tell her that she is important to you and you would rather she stay. They are a mess but, like bad reality television, I can't look away even though I want to wring their necks.

I must admit, I'll download the next book, right after I watch Dance Moms.