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  • The Far Pavilions

  • By: M. M. Kaye
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 48 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937

When The Far Pavilions was first published 19 years ago, it moved the critic Edmund Fuller to write this: "Were Miss Kaye to produce no other book, The Far Pavilions might stand as a lasting accomplishment in a single work comparable to Margaret Mitchell's achievement in Gond With the Wind." From its beginning in the foothills of the towering Himalayas, M. M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich, and vibrant tapestry of love and war that ranks with the greatest panoramic sagas of modern fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heroism, adventure, sadistic cruelty, and love.

  • By Velan on 02-19-13

Wonderful. Excellent.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-13

I read The Far Pavilions many years ago. To listen to it now was ....... Can't put it into words. Fantastic. I was taken to India whenever I was listening. The reader was excellent. He did voices of the characters very convincingly , they were outstanding. Loved it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Holding the Dream

  • Dream #2
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517

Kate Powell had been orphaned at an early age, when she had, essentially, watched her parents die. Her family had been taken away, but she had been given another. The distant kinship didn't matter to Thomas and Susan Templeton. They had taken her in, raised her as their own, given her a home and love. And now, 20 years later, she has learned the truth from a colleague of her father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dream Trilogy

  • By Gail Slusher Frame on 06-14-18

Romance and Mystery

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

Excellent narrator gave life to the different characters. The romance was complimented by the mystery. An enjoyable listen.

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,462

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • JUST SIMPLY FANTASTIC LISTENING ! !

  • By Gary on 04-24-12

Got me from the start

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

Reviewed: 09-04-12

Although I at first thought I was listening to a 'Young Adult' story I soon came to realize I was not.... and then I couldn't stop listening.

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37,237

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not My Cup of Anything

  • By Kimberly on 06-01-13

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 08-13-12

The story kept me wanting more and was I sorry when it ended. End was a little anti-climatic though. Still good.

2 of 11 people found this review helpful