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  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,815

Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary

  • By Sara on 09-10-14

EXHAUSTING ... WILL IT EVER END?

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

4.5 out of 5 stars with 53,000+ ratings … can't miss, right? WRONG. Save your credit. Seriously. It just goes on and on and on and then it goes on … I have 9 hours left … I'm not sure I can finish it because I cannot imagine why anything would change from the first 23 hours I've invested so far. There are FAR too many words to tell this story. It rambles on and on and on …. If you are into graphic sex scenes, you might enjoy it, there's plenty of that. But there are very few of those "oh my gosh!" moments which is what I enjoy in books. Davina Porter is, as always, exceptional.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,905

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

I don't like movies, books or plays where the main character is "grumpy" … and this character was far worse than grumpy. He was miserable … I would save my credit on this one unless you just want to be depressed along with him.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21,465

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

Save Your Credit

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

I still have no idea what or who or why … But I do know that I was so exhausted at the end of this book trying to figure out what on earth was going on … I thought about going back and listening to it again from Part II to see if I could grasp it, but it's just not worth it because whatever is really going on is a big bore and I would like to forget this book as soon as possible. One thing is for certain, everyone in the story is dysfunctional with a capital D and the women have zero self-esteem and are victims. Not an enjoyable book at all.

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,391

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

I can't finish it ...

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

I'm half way through this and still have NO IDEA what is going on ... why any of what is going on is going on and I'm just not willing to finish this. I do know that if you should buy this book, don't bother with the Special Edition ... Again, I have no idea what that noise is before each chapter, a record dropping in a jukebox? But it's just a distraction and has offered nothing to the book ... unfortunately ... a better name for this book could be The Twilight Zone.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paragon Walk

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 370

In the posh London street of Paragon Walk, a young woman is brutally raped and murdered. Once again the incomparable team of sleuths, Inspector Thomas Pitt and his young wife, Charlotte, peer beneath the elegant masks of the well-born suspects and reveal that something ugly lurks behind the handsome facades of Paragon Walk, something that could lead to more scandal, and more murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex and Enthralling Mystery

  • By Chuck on 08-23-04

Brilliant Narration ... but ...

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

The narrator couldn't save this one. It's getting where all of Anne Perry's books are the same as the last. I've read several and enjoyed them and was hoping for a long relationship with her collection, but I think I've read my last. Unfortunate.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Watership Down
    
    
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        Richard Adams
    
    


    
    
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        Ralph Cosham
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    7,941 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Watership Down

  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,847

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still one of the best!

  • By Bapàrio on 12-05-10

A disappointment

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

After reading the reviews I was looking forward to this book. It's not a bad book ... it's fantasy, which is not my genre, but it's a classic, right? The author had the rabbits making up words throughout the book for things that they had no words for. Such as a cigarette was a white stick. Anyone can understand that. But oddly the rabbits had enormous vocabularies, yet didn't know the words for very simple things. The words the rabbits used all sounded just like the other made up words. You couldn't keep up with what made up word meant what. ??? It was just simply weird. The rabbits would talk paragraphs and paragraphs using complex words throughout, then suddenly, they would toss in one of the made up words to which you had no clue what meant. If you read it, you will see.

I waded through the complete book but was happy when it was over.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Private

  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Peter Hermann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,049
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,025

Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily - and his staff of investigators uses the world's most advanced forensic tools to make and break their cases.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks to Audible and Hachette Audio for...

  • By Wayne on 09-01-17

Save your credit

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

This book was so pitiful that after I had completed two books after this one, I couldn't even remember if I had listened to it or not. I had zero recollection of it. I had to actually go back and download it again to remember that, yes, I had listened to it. I have read many James Patterson books, but have gotten away from him in the last few years just because he's not the writer he used to be (or maybe I've grown up). I'd skip this one if I were you.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

The Home Front: Life in America During World War II
    
    
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        Martin Sheen
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    4,067 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Home Front: Life in America During World War II

  • By: Audible Original
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,668

[Contains some explicit content] Narrated by award-winning actor Martin Sheen, The Home Front: Life in America During World War II takes listeners into the lives of Americans at home who supported the war effort and sustained the country during wartime. The war brought immediate, life-changing shifts; from the rationing of butter, to an explosion of war-related jobs, to mixed-signals about the role of women in society. Feel what living in the United States was like for everyday people during this disruptive and uncertain period of American history in the newest Audible Original series. Martha Little is the Executive Producer. Dan Gediman is the Series Producer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! But incessant breaks with credits along the way.

  • By Bradley Justice on 09-11-17

No wonder it was free ...

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

If you don't think race is getting enough coverage in this country, go ahead and get this. It is nothing more than how horrible the AA's and Japanese people were treated "on the home front" during WWII. I'm positive this will NOT be posted since Audible (aka Amazon) can use it's discretion to only post what they want. A bad review certainly won't sell any more copies of this.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Earth's Children, Book 1
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,519

This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear. A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blonde, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly—she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clan of the Cave Bear

  • By Terri on 06-13-08

Very different

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

This book got my attention from the first few "pages" and held my attention throughout. It was interesting and I believe very well told. However, I didn't like to hear about all the killing of animals (even though I know this was going on). The killings were so detailed. It was just gruesome, especially one very late in the book. Horrible. And the whole story is based on the spirit of this and the spirit of that and the spirits control everything ... no logic in the minds of these ancient "humans" ... and the ending was not what I was hoping for. I won't ruin it for you, but oh my goodness, it could have so easily been written another way.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,111

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Stayed Up Late Night After Night Listening!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Anyone who has an interest in historical fiction would enjoy this book. It's set in modern day, however, the mother tells a story throughout the entire book about her life in Russia during WWII. It's basically two stories in one. The author is masterful!

What other book might you compare Winter Garden to and why?

Ken Follett is one of my favorite authors, and Kristin Hannah is right up there with him! I so happy to have found her! Many of Follett's books are historical fiction and although the characters are fiction ... the history is not. It was the same with this book. The plight of the world during WWII is unimaginable in today's world ... this author wove a tale you could see clearly in your mind's eye and feel the struggles as if you were right there in the room with the characters ... or trudging through snow in subzero temps.

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

The narrator is absolutely brilliant. There was not one character or one accent that could have been improved upon. I've listened to her before, but she is right up there in my top five narrators! Perfect for this book.

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

I rarely have an "extreme" reaction to any book. But this time, I did. If you truly pay attention to the story and put yourself in the room with the characters, it would be impossible to not have an extreme reaction. I did smile some in the book, but more of my reaction was, "Oh, my God! The Suffering!!!" (at the hands of the Germans.} How could anyone be so evil to so many? No one who went through WWII got away unscathed, whether they were on the battle grounds or just trying to survive without freezing to death or starving to death. It just made me want to help and continue to ask, "Why is this happening? How can he (Hitler) get away with this?" It's so hard for me to understand how millions upon millions were following him ... he was pure evil.

Any additional comments?

It's a history lesson that you will enjoy. Although there is a lot of suffering in this book, there is no doubt this is an accurate account of exactly how it was in Russia during WWII. It was truly an amazing book. The ending was perfect.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful