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  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,415

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rosie the bull elephant?

  • By Randall on 07-22-07

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-07

What a captivatingly sweet story and great narration.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • By: Gordon Dahlquist
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49

It began with a simple note: a letter of rejection delivered to Miss Temple on her maid's silver tray. But for Miss Temple, her fiance's cruel rejection will ignite a harrowing quest for truth, plunging her into a mystery as dizzying as a hall of mirrors. Thus begins Gordon Dahlquist's spectacular literary debut, a novel of Victorian suspense that shatters conventions and seethes with danger and eroticism.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Please Note This is Abridged!

  • By Susan on 12-29-07

Terrible

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-07

This storyline is difficult to follow and offensive in content. What a disappointment!

0 of 13 people found this review helpful