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  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • Life Among the Lowly
  • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713

Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." A thrilling and important piece of American literature!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By Linda on 04-14-16

Believe the hype.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

A sobering look back at the national sin that will forever necessitate an asterisk beneath, "America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere".

  • White Fang

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

When "White Fang" was first published in 1906, Jack London was well on his way to becoming one of the most famous, popular, and highly paid writers in the world. White Fang stands out as one of his finest achievements, a spellbinding novel of life in the northern wilds. In gripping detail, London bares the savage realities of the battle for survival among all species in a harsh, unyielding environment. White Fang is part wolf, part dog, a ferocious and magnificent creature through whose experiences we see and feel essential rhythms and patterns of life in the animal kingdom and among mankind as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Beminder

  • By ShirleyC on 11-18-18

great book to get kids hooked on audio books.

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Does not soften the harshness of life. For my kids sake, I was thankful and surprised by the ending.

  • You Left Early

  • A True Story of Love and Alcohol
  • By: Louisa Young
  • Narrated by: Louisa Young
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Louisa first met Robert Lockhart when they were both 17. Their stop-start romance lasted decades, in which time he became a celebrated composer and she an acclaimed novelist. Always snapping at their heels was Robert’s alcoholism, a helpless, ferocious dependency that affected his personality before crippling and finally, despite five years of hard-won sobriety, killing him. There are a million love stories and a million stories of addiction. This one is truly transcendent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • tragically insightful

  • By Anonymous User on 12-24-18

tragically insightful

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

I can't describe it as entertaining. It is a young woman's charitable recounting of a prolonged life experience excruciating to live through and horrific to imagine in the reader's mind.

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  • The Beautiful and Damned

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Eoin Joyce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

This 1922 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles the life of Anthony Patch, the only heir of millionaire Adam Patch, his grandfather. Anthony is young, handsome and well-educated. He marries the ravishingly beautiful Gloria, and together they plan for the day that Anthony receives his inheritance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dry

  • By Lady on 11-13-18

Depressing story with unredeeming ending.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

This may be a well written book, however 80% of the story is quite miserable and ends with an ironic fable.

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  • Wuthering Heights

  • By: Emily Brontë
  • Narrated by: Janet Paulson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

"Wuthering Heights" is Emily Brontë's only novel. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. The name of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centers (as an adjective, "wuthering" is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather). The narrative tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't pay for this.

  • By Ben on 10-28-17

No fairytale. The ending may leave you melancholy.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

A great book, but a terrible, gut wrenching story. Virtually no flash of happiness from start to finish. It seems to me that all classic literature I've read, no matter how sad or horrific, has a uplifting or happy conclusion, even A Tale of Two City's. Not this one. At the conclusion, I just felt a sadness, for the characters, that made it hard to believe this was a fictitious story.
This was the only book that has ever compelled me to leave a review.

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