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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 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

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

Wonderful story for children and adults!

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

This story is a wonderful little tale spun by a master storyteller. I had no idea that Salman Rushdie could be so amusing. This is called a children’s book, but I loved it, and I am 56 years old. Narration by Neil Shah was superb!

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  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,412

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

  • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

Horrifying history

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

This book is an incredible telling of what is probably the most horrifying period in human history. It is a story whose gruesome details make it hard to listen to, but one that must be heard to appreciate the incredible evil that once existed, but even worse, was tolerated by so many. Excellent writing by William L. Shirer, and terrific narration by Grover Gardner. It’s books like this that make Audible worth every penny!

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • By: Erich Maria Remarque
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,841

Paul Bäumer is just 19 years old when he and his classmates enlist. They are Germany’s Iron Youth who enter the war with high ideals and leave it disillusioned or dead. As Paul struggles with the realities of the man he has become, and the world to which he must return, he is led like a ghost of his former self into the war’s final hours. All Quiet is one of the greatest war novels of all time, an eloquent expression of the futility, hopelessness and irreparable losses of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Choice for Frank Muller's Best

  • By Alan on 10-13-12

Powerful tale of the insanity of war.

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

This is a classic tale of how the powerful few destroy the lives of countless thousands by declaring war on each other. The story is a tragic and powerful one, and the narration is superb, perfectly reflecting the melancholy and hopeless nature of the story.

  • The Swerve

  • How the World Became Modern
  • By: Stephen Greenblatt
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,153

Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic by Lucretius—a beautiful poem containing the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too many swerves

  • By A reader on 05-20-12

Very interesting and thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

This book made me think. Very interesting tale of history and I learned a lot from this story. Sometimes a little slow, but well worth a listen!

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    Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
    7,140 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Lonesome Dove

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
  • Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,279
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,301

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

Best western story ever

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

This is a classic western of life, death, love and survival. So many fabulous characters. If you only read or listen to one western novel, make it this one.