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  • Robinson Crusoe

  • By: Daniel Defoe
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807

Widely regarded as the first English novel, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is one of the most popular and influential adventure stories of all time. This classic tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island was an instant success when first published in 1719, and it has inspired countless imitations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story and Excellent Narration

  • By William on 03-02-11

It's primitive as can be!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Classic of course. He was set up with so many comforts, but you should try to scavenge everything you can in a survival situation. Some of the situations were over the top and decisions made me cringe as a survival instructor. The time span was a little unbelievable. I did like his spiritual transition. Overall, I recommend.

  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,370
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,424

When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”

  • By Jefferson on 10-03-11

Frighteningly Visionary

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

A story about the nightmare of social conditioning at the cost of stability and order.....and drugs the cure. Very intriguing, I can see why it's required reading in some schools.

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,791

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Burnin', I'm Burnin' for You

  • By W Perry Hall on 10-22-14

Classic Sci Fi

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

The "required reading in high school that I never got around to ....but always kind of wanted to"... book. Some of Bradbury's prose at times were a little "artsy".... an attempt to be overly dramatic, and were slightly annoying to me. The writing seemed like it was from a rookie author. Overall however, it was a good story. Tim Robbins did a good job of supplying different voices, even for a group of brash and irritating women. Worth the listen!

  • Hi Bob!

  • By: Bob Newhart
  • Narrated by: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,166

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well edited, funny, sincere

  • By RCC on 09-24-18

Would rather heard more about Newhart

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Some of it was interesting, but it was just a talk show hosted by Bob Newhart talking about the other commedians' careers. Bob mixed in some of his life, but I would rather heard more of Bob's funny routines.

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,806

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

Predictable but a good Alien story

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This was a dramatic performance with multiple actors. All of the acting was really good, and the voice of Ripley was particularly convincing! The timeline of the story occurs between the first Alien and Aliens (2nd story). I was wondering how they were going to manage that. Not to spoil anything, but it's a typical Hollywood answer (the reason I didn't give it 5 stars). Still, it was a very good creepy alien story with the feel of the first movie.

  • Lullaby

  • By: Jonathan Maberry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,114
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15,125

A young couple buys a beautiful house by a picturesque lake in the Catskills, looking to escape the bustle of the city to raise their newborn baby. It is a perfect place for a fresh start. Except that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. As autumn nights close in around their home, they learn that darkness takes many forms. And sometimes that darkness is hungry. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry delivers an unsettling Audible Original that will give listeners the Halloween creeps all year round.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I guess there’s a reason it’s free

  • By Katie Washington on 10-05-18

Good quick spooky

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Good story to listen to on Halloween. Tame and predictable, but still spooky and creepy

  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,556

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

Definitely lives up to it's name!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

A good story of survival and resilience! The book is aptly named! These men truly "endured" a lot: the arctic cold, ruthless sea, afloat on the ice, starving on an island, isolation, separation, back at sea in a test of navigational skill...The amazing thing is that it's a true story! It's an incredible epic of heroics, determination, and survival.

  • Dragon Teeth

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Sherri Crichton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,138

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories, even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country, it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils while surveilling, deceiving, and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but technical issues

  • By mikeinLA on 06-07-17

A Lost Crichton Treasure!

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I absolutely loved every minute! Set in the 1800s, it blends history and science in an exciting and compelling drama! I would listen to it again!

  • Green Shadows, White Whale

  • A Novel of Ray Bradbury's Adventures Making Moby Dick with John Huston in Ireland
  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

In 1953, a young Ray Bradbury is summoned to Ireland by the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema, John Huston. His mission: capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts - Moby Dick. But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil, the author embarks on an unexpected odyssey. As Bradbury works and wrangles with the renowned director to craft a workable screenplay so filming can begin, he also develops a love affair with the beautiful, mysterious land of Ireland and its inhabitants.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First-hand account by Ray Bradbury

  • By Roseclan on 08-18-18

First-hand account by Ray Bradbury

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

This is more of a string of short story experiences by Ray Bradbury in Ireland while writing a screenplay for Moby Dick. A journal by Ray Bradbury is worthwhile to hear in itself; but some of the stuff about the director, John Huston got on my nerves. Overall, I enjoyed some of the stories better than others. The performance by the reader Macleod Andrews was outstanding. I enjoyed his Irish accents he used for the characters in the stories.

  • Moby Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: William Hootkins
  • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

"Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, EXCELLENT reading!

  • By Jessica on 02-18-09

Didn't realize how good it was!!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Wow! Audiobook was a great way to do Moby Dick! William Hootkins' narration and voices were awesome! The book was captivating! I truly enjoyed every minute! No wonder it's a classic!