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  • Nothing to Envy

  • Ordinary Lives in North Korea
  • By: Barbara Demick
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,339

Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years - a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung and the unchallenged rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Taking us into a landscape never before seen, Demick brings to life what it means to be an average Korean citizen, living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent listen!

  • By Laura on 06-05-10

Rivating and Enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-10

The characters become real family members as you read this book. I was afraid the subject would be too graphic but the author balances personal stories with realistic accounts. It really does give you a personal account of what life must be like in North Korea. I recommend it to anyone who wants to expand their world view.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Civil Campaign

  • A Miles Vorkosigan Novel
  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352

Lord Miles Vorkosigan has a problem that all his new power can't solve: unrequited love for the beautiful Vor widow Ekaterin Vorsoisson. Ekaterin is violently allergic to marriage as a result of her first exposure. But, as Miles learned from his late career in galactic covert ops, if a frontal assault won't do, go to subterfuge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bujold does Jane Austen--nicely

  • By David on 10-16-09

Lots of action in the Vorkosigan Household

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-10

Lots of intermingling plots that include all the main characters in this story. Plus a moral lesson on how to treat people. A must read before Winterfair!

  • All Things Bright and Beautiful

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,311

Herriot continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales, meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters - humans, dogs, horses, lambs, parakeets - all of them drawn with the same infinite fascination, affection and insight that made James Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. And all the stories are warmly, evocatively told by the world-renowned "voice" of Dr. Herriot: Christopher Timothy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book, but....

  • By Shirley on 10-07-11

Awwwh!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-10

Who doesn't like a story about a good man helping to heal helpless animals in a town full of interesting people?! Wonderful story for adults, teens and children.

  • Winterfair Gifts

  • A Vorkosigan Adventure
  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023

In the festive season of Winterfair on the planet Barrayar, Lord Miles Vorkosigan is making elaborate preparations for his wedding. The long-awaited event stirs up romance and intrigue among his eccentric family and friends, particularly for bioengineered space mercenary Sergeant Taura and shy, diffident Armsman Roic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Enjoyed

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-30-09

Nail-biting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-10

I love weddings and it's about time for Miles and Ekaterine to start their new lives together. But just like all the old friends coming to share it with them some old enemies come out of the woodwork to haunt both of them. But the Vorkosigan's have always had 2 things: A#1 Staff and Loyal Dedicated Friends. But will it be enough in time to save Ekaterine? And the future of the Vorkosigan Line?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vanishing Act

  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

Jane Whitefield is a Native American guide who leads solitary outcasts through hostile territory to escape the vengeance of their enemies. But the shaded forest paths her Seneca ancestors might have followed on such missions have all been converted to superhighways, and now the safest way stations are crowded urban buildings that offer the camouflage of anonymity. Still, the supply of runaways - and the need for a woman who will take great risks to save them - have never been greater.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Book - 4 Stars; Narration - 3 Stars

  • By Cathy on 02-24-10

Heartening Story about Helping People

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-10

I enjoyed the story of someone out there who could help you out of a life threatening situation. Who even had someone to watch her back. But with that much set-up and organization then having an ending with a brutal murder, turned me off.

  • The Lost Prince

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: David Thorn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

The Lost Prince is the enchanting story of a young boy discovering his true destiny. Twelve-year-old Marco knows he is being trained for something, but he isn't sure what. All his life he has traveled with his father in secrecy, learning many languages and the ways of a gentleman, but forbidden to speak about their country of origin, Samavia. Samavia has been fraught with war for the last 500 years, ever since the prince mysteriously disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Lost Prince

  • By Teri on 06-02-08

Excellent read. Keeps you on your toes.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-10

The Lost Prince seems like a natural progression after Little Lord Fauntelory for children, family, or teenage reading. During the first of part of the Lost Prince, you think you have it all figured out but then . . .what's real is not and what's not is real.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Seaside Practice

  • Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor
  • By: Dr Tom Smith
  • Narrated by: Dr Tom Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Heartwarming and gloriously eccentric, Dr Tom's stories capture the beauty of the Lowlands, the joys and sorrows of its inhabitants and the richly rewarding experiences of life as a Scottish country doctor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful - just too short

  • By Susan on 04-05-10

Entertaining!!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-10

I really enjoyed the fact that the author was the narrator with a natural accent for the family doctor. The characters are addictive,lovable,and some downright scary. I loved this book as an Irish-American living in Arkansas. USA

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Swiss Family Robinson

  • By: Johann David Wyss
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four young sons are shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island. Thus begins this classic story of survival and adventure that has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classsic and familiar story

  • By Anonymous User on 08-10-10

Any Castaway should have this book with him

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-10

Having seen the Disney movie, I thought I knew what to expect in this book. There was three times more information which yet again shows: movies do not live up to the book. Mechanical engineers should love this book because of the detail in describing how they build what they need. Hunters should love it because of all the different kinds of animals they find on the island. Personally, being female, I'm just glad somebody found the girl and she wasn't left alone forever.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Time of My Life

  • By: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi
  • Narrated by: Patrick Swayze
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

In a career spanning more than 30 years, the late Patrick Swayze made a name for himself on the stage, the screen, and television. Known for his versatility, passion and fearlessness, he became one of our most beloved actors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Time of My Life

  • By Brenda on 10-06-09

I Felt Like a Part of Their Lives & Struggles

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-10

I really enjoyed "The Time of My Life" already being a Patrick Swayze fan. Listening to how he developed the characters in the movies I love was a lot of fun. I did not realize however, his inner struggles with "voices" he calls them constantly belittling every accomplishment he acheived. How he overcame obstacles is encouraging and a life lesson to anyone who has had to give up one dream for another.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful