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  • The Scorpio Races

  • By: Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Steve West, Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189

With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff—with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stiefvater at Her Best

  • By Staaj on 07-01-12

Love Horses? This is it!

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

I was taken aback by how the author incorporated the old myths of the water horses. My favorite subject I hadn't visited since I was a child. Now add a race, the love of the sea, and just the relationship of horses to their humans. Author brought to life everything a horse lover is all about and with such vividness! I will read this again and again and be so happy when I'm stuck behind a desk rather than on the back of my favorite red horse! Wow! It's so beautiful as I ride along the beach with my red kryptonite.

  • Twain’s Feast

  • By: Audible Originals
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,221

Mark Twain, beloved American writer, performer, and humorist, was a self-proclaimed glutton. With the help of a chef and some friends, Nick Offerman presents the story of Twain’s life through the lens of eight of Mark Twain’s favorite foods.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audible Recycling

  • By Greg Hill on 11-17-18

Real history

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I leaned so much about the US and the late 1800's. My thoughts are on Twain his life and checking into my own surroundings and its food. The author and narrative capture everything of that period and what we are missing. I lived this book. I will refer to it often and pass along. Now I will find twains feast and see if I can create from his favorite foods myself. Wow just wow

  • Tisha

  • The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness
  • By: Robert Specht, Anne Purdy
  • Narrated by: Caroline McLaughlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

The author tells the story as told to him of Anne Hobbs, a woman who went to Alaska in the 1920s to teach, but who had trouble due to her kindness to the Indians there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tisha

  • By Barbara Johansen on 10-29-17

A teacher in chicken Alaska

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I loved the description of the surrounding and the authors characters. I could really see them as if I was actually there. The historical research was spot on. The adventure kept me engaged. Having been a teacher a ways back, I often thought of going out into the wilderness for the true chance to go back to a time of one room school rooms. This book gave me that opportunity thru words. Well done!

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,563

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Cyndi on 09-12-18

A good read for someone broken

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

This story was full of hurt and goodness and beauty all wrapped up in one. It actually made me reveal my own broken family life and how it comes up in little bits so that you can let go of the pain that comes with it. The writer was sooo spot on with the beauty and hardness of Alaska. I felt as if I was right there. I too am a mountain woman and revel in the beauty of nature. I recommend this book heartily but it's not for the faint of heart but for those who embody a great wilderness.

  • Stoner

  • By: John Williams
  • Narrated by: Robin Field
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,866

William Stoner is born at the end of the 19th century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life, far different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating book

  • By Mark J. Lura on 07-12-11

Wonderful composer

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

I love John Williams and hope that I might be able to watch him conduct someday before he passes from this life. His story is similar to his compositions. Complete and flowing. It's not the best novel but it does guide us along without letting us down and finishes complete. His writing was kind and beautiful but his masterpieces are in the music he composes.

  • Beautiful Animals

  • A Novel
  • By: Lawrence Osborne
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 100

On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. As the two women learn more about the man, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging across the Aegean Sea, their own burgeoning friendship intensifies. But when their seemingly simple plan to help Faoud unravels, all must face the horrific consequences they have set in motion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • please offer more of this author's books

  • By S. Liskey on 07-20-17

Visions of a Greek Island

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

Reviewed: 09-27-17

Enjoyed the story but it was simple and wasn't challenging enough for my tastes when it comes as a mystery.

  • Cold Comfort Farm

  • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: Stella Gibbons
  • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore, Miriam Margolyes, Elizabeth Proud, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Strong of will and slender of ankle, 20-year-old orphan Flora Poste is blessed with every virtue save that of being able to earn her own living. Casting around for suitable relatives with whom she can make her home, Flora alights on the mysterious Starkadders and, ignoring the horrified shrieks of her friends, heads down to darkest Sussex.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre radio dramatization not audio book

  • By J. Yuri Young on 12-12-17

A little on the dull side for my taste

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

The traditional British comedy was ok. It did come together at the end of the story. The actors/narrators were great. But the story lacked engaging features to keep me coming back.

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  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Arika Escalona
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 120

When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends - and much trouble - her way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, classic I have always loved

  • By Shakya on 03-05-12

Love the simplicity

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

Even as an old lady I enjoyed listening to one of my favorites. The narrators pleasant voice brought forth a real vision of Green Gables and Ann's adventures. Made me feel young again

  • City on Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Garth Risk Hallberg
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Tristan Morris, Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 37 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 580

The individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's largest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown's punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, poor choice of narrator

  • By k8tom on 12-22-15

Depressing story

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Very long and depressing. I understand it was a drama but too much for my liking. I made it through half the story but just couldn't take it anymore. I did love the narrator.

  • River Horse

  • A Voyage Across America
  • By: William Least Heat-Moon
  • Narrated by: Jay O. Sanders
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

In this abridgement of River-Horse, the pre-eminent chronicler of American back roads - who has given us the classics Blue Highways and Prairyerth - recounts his singular voyage through American waters from sea to sea. Along the route, he offers a lyrical and ceaselessly fascinating shipboard perspective on the country and its rivers, lakes, canals, and landscapes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting travel story with history

  • By Addicted to Audible on 04-12-14

A wonderful river trip

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

After blue highways I knew that I had to listen to river house. The adventures of seeking ones need to find out about the unknown was wonderfully depicted in this book. Sometimes he can rattle on but I found the book a reminder to face our challenges are pursue those yearnings.

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