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  • Mansfield Park

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653

Shy, fragile Fanny Price is the consummate "poor relation". Sent to live with her wealthy uncle Thomas, she clashes with his spoiled, selfish daughters and falls in love with his son. Their lives are further complicated by the arrival of a pair of witty, sophisticated Londoners, whose flair for flirtation collides with the quiet, conservative country ways of Mansfield Park.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely narrated

  • By SLB on 06-16-14

I really like it!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-13

Would you listen to Mansfield Park again? Why?

Well probably not, but it was really good for people who like these older stories, and I do, the story is engageing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fannie

What does Wanda McCaddon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I liked her reading, it was clear, and made me lose myself in the story, which cannot be said about all who do the speaking on audiobooks.

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

It ended how I would have liked, and so it was worthwhile. It really make me laugh or cry, but it was very good.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,479
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,564

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 02-20-13

What made the experience of listening to The Fellowship of the Ring the most enjoyable?

I've seen all the movies, but didn't know the things that you can only learn from the book, for example Froto was 50 when he started on his journey. I love that "coming of age" for a hobit is 33yrs, I thought that was great.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I can't really decide, (please excuse my spelling of the names) I like all of the hobits, Aegon, Gandolf, and Legolos.

  • Advanced Energy Anatomy

  • The Science of Co-Creation and Your Power of Choice
  • By: Caroline Myss
  • Narrated by: Caroline Myss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123

Advanced Energy Anatomy guides you to a new understanding of how archetypes and other unconscious forces relate to problems of health, addiction, self-esteem, and victimhood, while opening you to partnership with the divine power that makes everything in life possible. It is "so well organized and intimately expressed," says AudioFile, "that repeated listening and sharing with friends will be hard to resist."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Myss with new material!

  • By tracy on 01-18-13

This was great!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-12

What made the experience of listening to Advanced Energy Anatomy the most enjoyable?

The information provided was great, I felt like Carolyn answered my questions as I though of them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

n/a

What about Carolyn Myss’s performance did you like?

She was truthful and made me feel more in touch after hearing this book.

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

No, I listen to and from work.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Villette

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Mandy Weston
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Long overshadowed by Jane Eyre, Villette is widely admired as one of Charlotte Bronte's finest works. This story of a young teacher at a girl's school in the city of Villette is a particular challenge for the young reader, for it requires maturity of vision, a fine narrative sense - and a command of French! Mandy Weston, a newcomer to Naxos AudioBooks, tells the story magnificently.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • classical heart

  • By Chloe on 01-14-08

Good, with reservations.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I liked this book, but I don't think I would have gotten it if offered again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Villette?

The book itself was great, but the ending left me wanting more resolution.

Which character – as performed by Mandy Weston – was your favorite?

Lucy was the best.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes, maybe a movie would give me a more definate ending.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

  • By: Anne Bronte
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson, Nadia May
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

Just as Anne had to use a male pseudonym in order to publish, Helen Graham, the novel's protagonist and a battered wife, must assume an alias in order to gain freedom from her suffering. With her young child, Helen takes up residence at Wildfell Hall, shrouding her past in secrecy, yet earning the attentions of a young, unmarried country gentlemen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very entertaining

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-10

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

Where does The Tenant of Wildfell Hall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Yes, this was a good book.

What did you like best about this story?

I like how there ending is wrapped up, and that you get a sense of what happens after the book.

What does Frederick Davidson and Nadia May bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The accents are very good, and read well.

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

The resolution toward the end puts my mind as ease.

Any additional comments?

If you like classics, you will like this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

  • By: Mignon Fogarty
  • Narrated by: Mignon Fogarty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar - but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. One year ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. More than seven million episodes have now been downloaded, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Olya on 05-19-15

Informative

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

If you could sum up Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing in three words, what would they be?

This is a good review of grammer basic's as well as grammer issues that I didn't know were issues.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing?

Well, I learned that I've been using my semi-colons incorrectly.

What about Mignon Fogarty’s performance did you like?

The performance was fine, the listener must realize that this book is to inform not simply entertain.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Well I learned that some grammer rules really are style issues, and that consistancy is usually best.

Any additional comments?

I liked this book; it expanded my knowledge is this area.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

  • The Millennium Series, Book 3
  • By: Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland - translator
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,931
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,475

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect.

  • By B.J. on 06-15-10

Good Stuff

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

Reviewed: 02-20-12

Would you listen to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest again? Why?

I think this is a must for those who have read/listened to the first two books. As always there is suspense, and its really great.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course my favorite character is Lisbeth, she is brilliant.

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

I guess Miguel, but I also like when he does the older men's characters as well.

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

I'm currently listeneing to the court room scene, and its really moving.

Any additional comments?

The one thing I don't like is how the women's characters lack the need for romance; there personalities seem to masculine, but the author was a man and so that may be why this element is missing. Still, this is an awesome book and very well written story!