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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 210,747
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196,361

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfection

  • By Dallas on 03-30-18

Love letter to the 1980s

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

As someone who was 10 in 1980 I lived through all of this tech, movies, music and more. This book was a jaunt into the last while also jolting forward.
The realization that in the time frame this book was set I would be in my 70s was a harsh reality, but also the fact that the 80s were so loved by all made me feel so warm.

The author captured everything so well, the reader did amazing in this so I could get lost in it.

An overall great read/ listen .. I did both

  • Whistling Past the Graveyard

  • By: Susan Crandall
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653

In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla hasn't seen her momma since she was three - that's when Lulu left for Nashville to become a famous singer. If she can get to Nashville and find her momma, then all that she promised will come true: Lulu will be a star. Daddy will come to live in Nashville, too. And her family will be whole and perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feisty red-headed little girl takes on the south

  • By Laurette on 07-16-14

Great summer read, lesson in how to treat others!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-15

I love the southern charm style books, this one did not disappoint. There were many lessons in this book, from how a person feels, why certain people have the fear of others that they do, and how to treat a person with dignity.

Intertwined in all those lessons, is a story of a young girl who changes everyone's life around her by only trying to get to her mom whom she hasn't seen since she was a toddler.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,513
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,449

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leaves me breathless each time

  • By Mel on 07-13-14

Always an amazing story, narration makes it better

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

I have always loved this story, but the narrator made it come to life. I am an avid reader and my eyesight does not allow me to read any longer, but audible makes it where not only can I enjoy new books but also the classics. I got this book so I could re read it before the new book comes out. I was not disappointed

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • The Darkest Child

  • By: Delores Phillips
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923

Delores Phillips' heart-rending debut novel is set in 1950s Georgia where most of Rozelle Quinn's 10 children can pass as white. Her brightest child, Tangy Mae, however, has the darkest skin of them all, and she longs to continue her education. But Rozelle thinks it's time for 13-year-old Tangy Mae to follow in her own footsteps and earn money "cleaning for whites" and bedding men at the "Farmhouse."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!

  • By KayeTidwell on 06-12-11

Great narration awesome story

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

This story was hard at points and made me want to hate the mom but I found that I felt sorry for her more and more. The main character in this book made me jump for joy at the end and want more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Someone Knows My Name

  • By: Lawrence Hill
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

Aminata Diallo is the beguiling heroine of Lawrence Hill's Someone Knows My Name. In it, Hill exquisitely imagines the tale of an 18th-century woman's life, spanning six decades and three continents. The fascinating story that Hill tells is a work of the soul and the imagination. Aminata is a character who will stir listeners, from her kidnapping from Africa through her journeys back and forth across the ocean.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rich in history and moral messages

  • By Ariela on 10-14-09

Narration and story A+

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

This is the first book that I have watched the movie/ mini series first and read the book second. I usually do not do that because they leave so much out or change details in the film version. This time I was not disappointed, sure they had changed a few things In the film but for the most part they stayed true to the story.

The narrator for this was amazing, she transported me to every destination with all manner of emotions. The story was just detailed enough to paint a picture but not too detailed so I felt bored.

  • Red Queen

  • By: Victoria Aveyard
  • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,734

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own--an ability she didn't know she had.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Story, Better Writing

  • By FanB14 on 09-04-15

Great story great narration

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

Reviewed: 03-16-15

This I am sure will be the next hunger games! Or Divergent! The story line is great and the narration is great, I wouldn't be surprised to see this made into a movie franchise.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Mother Was Nuts

  • A Memoir
  • By: Penny Marshall
  • Narrated by: Penny Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,821

her life story going her humble roots in the Bronx to one of the most liked and respected figures in the entertainment business, also covering her marriage to Rob Reiner and relationships with Art Garfunkel, Carrie Fisher, and John Belushi, and her bout with lung and brain cancer in 2009, to Julia Cheiffetz

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen up - not to be read!

  • By GaylM on 10-17-12

Laughs, Loves, life and a few expletives

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

Reviewed: 09-23-12

What did you love best about My Mother Was Nuts?

Penny marshals candid way of telling her story of her mark on the world. This is a great "look whack you can do with a life when your are given a ball and run with it" type story. I have always been a fan of Penny's work yet never knew why I was drawn to her, now I know why.... My mother is crazy too and I'm thankful for all I learned through her crazy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of My Mother Was Nuts?

When Penny was recounting John Balushi's death. I remember how the news hit me when I saw it on the evening news, yet I never knew him personally. I can only imagine the loss Penny and all his friends felt with his tragic passing. A brilliant comedic life lost in its prime.

What about Penny Marshall’s performance did you like?

EVERYTHING

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

I laughed, cried, contemplated my own life and choices I have made through the years only to come to the end of the book and have the same conclusion Penny did. I love my life so why change it.

Any additional comments?

This book is not only worth the credit but it is even worth paying for if you are out of credits.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Horton Hears a Who

  • By: Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by: Dustin Hoffman
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 183

Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible rendition

  • By Jim on 08-19-17

My Nine Month Old LOVES this!!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Horton Hears a Who to be better than the print version?

DEFINITELY!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Mayor

What about Dustin Hoffman’s performance did you like?

The fact that there are so many voices from one person... one of the best narrations I have heard

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Horton Hears it Can you?

Any additional comments?

Best kids book I have gotten, my nine month old loves it and begs for my iPhone so he can listen to it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 55 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858

In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, not thrilled with production

  • By Jennifer on 06-14-11

WORST NARRATION EVER

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

Reviewed: 08-07-12

What would have made Atlas Shrugged better?

GET ANOTHER VERSION THIS NARRATION IS ANNOYING WITH SOME OTHER PEOPLE TALKING IN THE BACKGROUND

How could the performance have been better?

Get rid of people talking in the background

Any additional comments?

listen before you offer up for sale

  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,723

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

  • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

The Harry Potter of this Generation!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-12

What did you love best about The Hunger Games?

This book had me at the first chapter and did not let go, I was not disappointed, in fact I lost sleep from listening non stop.

What did you like best about this story?

The action, the love and the betrayal. (not saying more because I do not want to spoil it)

Which scene was your favorite?

The end of the games of course.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

If I tell it will spoil the book for another person but lets just say the undercurrent of determination to survive while falling in love was tremendous and speaks to the heart of anyone who is a survivor of anything.

Any additional comments?

READ THIS SERIES!!!
The Narrator of the series is amazing