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  • Aeneid

  • By: Virgil
  • Narrated by: Paul Schofield, Jill Balcon, Toby Stephens, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Virgil's Aeneid, one of the greatest classical poems, tells the story of Aeneas, son of Priam, after the fall of Troy. His quest is to find the site "in the west" where he will found a new town prophesied to be the seat of a world empire: Rome.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great but Abridged

  • By Madeleine on 05-17-08

Fantastic narration follows easy translation

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Aeneid to be better than the print version?

The multiplicity of VOICES made it seem as if it were staged, which enabled me to really appreciate Virgil's genius. This abridged version mercifully skips chapters, like Book 5, you wish you hadn't read—trust me. And the TRANSLATION they used was easy to follow, which is whatI look for before I buy.

What other book might you compare Aeneid to and why?

Homer's The Odyssey is the Greek antecedent of this book. Aeneas is merely the Latin counterpart of Odysseus.

Dante's Inferno steals Book 6 from Aeneas' adventures in the Underworld.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Naxos does an amazing job here of balancing the calm voice of narrator's voice, the pressing angst of the protagonist, and the soothing voices of the female goddesses.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

In one sitting? No. But I found it gripping, and finished it sooner than I had imagined.

Any additional comments?

Hearing both genders really brought this book to life, more so than if only one had read it.

  • Carmilla

  • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Fox, Rose Leslie, David Tennant, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

Audible Originals bring you a brand new audiobook adaptation of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic gothic novella, Carmilla - starring Rose Leslie ( Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey), David Tennant ( Doctor Who and Broadchurch) and Phoebe Fox ( Life in Squares and The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Vampire Story

  • By Alorah on 10-31-15

Better than the novella

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

As someone who has read the Gothic novella, I was pleasantly surprised by this dramatization, which I think amplifie

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

  • A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
  • By: John M.; Nan Gottman; Silver
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134

Straightforward in its approach, yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this book teach partners new and startling strategies for making marriage work. Gottman has scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behavior that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples to focus on one another and pay attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for someone too busy to read... but

  • By A. S. on 08-20-13

The ideal wedding present

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

You learn what makes a marriage fail and what makes a marriage succeed. Audio is useful to familiarize yourself with the concepts, but you'll also want the e-book or paperback to do all the exercises.

  • The Year of Magical Thinking

  • By: Joan Didion
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,616

"Life changes fast....You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends." These were among the first words Joan Didion wrote in January 2004. Her daughter was lying unconscious in an intensive care unit, a victim of pneumonia and septic shock. Her husband, John Gregory Dunne, was dead. The night before New Year's Eve, while they were sitting down to dinner, he suffered a massive and fatal coronary. The two had lived and worked side by side for nearly 40 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book to Read, but I didn’t like it

  • By Michael on 05-08-15

Stands one

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

There is no other book that approaches grief from this angle, she observes without laying out prescriptions, like a testimony.

  • The Shock Doctrine

  • The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
  • By: Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721

In her ground-breaking reporting, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism". Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment": losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!

  • By Joel L Posner on 02-11-09

Must read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-09

I couldn't stop listening to it, replaying it my head and looking at the news cycle in an entirely new way. She connects the economic terrorism in Latin American to Russia and Iraq.

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