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  • The Devil and Tom Walker

  • And Hurst of Hurstcote, by E. Nesbit
  • By: Washington Irving
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

Washington Irving paints an effulgent portrait of the New England countryside as Tom Walker walks with the Devil. Would you dare to bargain with the Devil for your soul? This audiobook also includes "Hurst of Hurstcote", by E. Nesbit. Here, a young man is so stricken by the passing of his wife that his sanity begins to stray. And, as madness spreads its paralyzing influence over him, he unearths a shocking conclusion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Go to the Devil

  • By Russell Bernard on 04-26-18

Great Bargain

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Enthralling stories with wonderful narration. For less than $1, you really can't beat the deal!

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As awesome as the classic movie, & then some!

  • By Jade Dragon on 09-06-16

monotone

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

The narration is a bit monotone, so it's easy to zone out, especially if you've already read the book previously. It's not a bad narration, though, and especially for the price.

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,793

Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! Thank you Audible!

  • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-20-12

Good, but...

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

The narrator makes a few obnoxious errors trying to pronounce names (Dwarves names largely end with the "in" sound, so it is not "dane" but "day-in"). I was also not a huge fan of his ballads, as the tunes sounded hurried when somber, or followed a strange pattern. Overall, I didn't hate it, though.