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  • Oliver Twist

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

Born to an unmarried woman who dies after giving birth, orphan Oliver Twist seems destined to slog through a dismal life in the workhouse. A rebellious cry for more gets Oliver banished, and ultimately lands him on the dismal streets of London. The young outcast finds refuge with Fagin and his band of thieves before fate intervenes and puts Oliver in the hands of a kindly benefactor. It is likely that Dickens's own early youth as a child labourer contributed to the story's development.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration!

  • By Joselo on 08-19-13

Volume control issues

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I absolutely love this book and It's definitely worth the listen even though the volume tends to get very quiet where it's hard to hear to so loud it hurts your ears.

  • Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart

  • An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • By: Carrot Quinn
  • Narrated by: Erin Spencer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 795

Carrot Quinn fears that she's become addicted to the Internet. The city makes her numb, and she's having trouble connecting with others. In a desperate move, she breaks away from everything to walk 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It will be her first long-distance hike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh and surprising thru-hikealog

  • By Beth E. on 06-05-16

What an amazing story

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

The story was amazing and fun to listen too. the performance was okay, but she just read the book word for word without adjusting for character changes, or if a song was being song she just read the lyrics without even an attempt to read it with the rhythm or beat of the song she was reading. I don't know why but it bothered me.

  • The Fall of Five

  • Lorien Legacies, Book 4
  • By: Pittacus Lore
  • Narrated by: Neil Kaplan, Marisol Ramirez, Liam Aiken
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780

"I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would fight the Mogadorians. And we would win. But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from the Mogadorians with our lives. And now we're in hiding, trying to figure out our next move. The six of us are powerful - but we're not yet strong enough to take on their entire army. We haven't discovered the full extent of our Legacies. We haven't learned to work together. And there's still so much that we don't know about the Elders or their plan for us."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but

  • By Ebony R. on 06-10-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Amazing series, not what I expect after seeing the movie of the 1st book. which is a good thing.

  • The Revenge of Seven

  • Lorien Legacies, Book 5
  • By: Pittacus Lore
  • Narrated by: Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Almarie Guerra
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788

The worst was supposed to be over. We were reunited after a decade apart. We were discovering the truth about our past. We were training and getting stronger every day. We were even happy. We never imagined the Mogadorians could turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now Eight is lost forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but that's impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every last one of them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's not done?

  • By Theodore on 02-01-15

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Amazing series, not what I expect after seeing the movie of the 1st book. which is a good thing.

  • The Fate of Ten

  • By: Pittacus Lore
  • Narrated by: Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Almarie Guerra, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869

For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The invasion has begun. If the Garde can't find a way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Lorien: annihilation. There is still hope. When the Elders sent the Garde to Earth, they had a plan - one the Garde are finally starting to understand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really? Another Cliffhanger?

  • By Denise on 09-11-15

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Amazing series, not what I expect after seeing the movie of the 1st book. which is a good thing.

  • United as One

  • By: Pittacus Lore
  • Narrated by: Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Bruce Thomas
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,924

The Mogadorians have invaded Earth. Their warships loom over our most populated cities, and no country will risk taking them head-on. The Garde are all that stand in the way, but they'll need an army of their own to win this fight. They've teamed up with the US military, but it might not be enough. The Garde need reinforcements, and they've found them in the most unexpected place. Teenagers from across the globe, like John Smith's best friend, Sam, have developed abilities.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So much promise!

  • By Moving Forward on 04-03-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Amazing series, not what I expect after seeing the movie of the 1st book. which is a good thing.

  • Reflex

  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407

Davy has always been alone. He believes that he's the only person who can teleport. But what if he isn't? A mysterious group of people has taken Davy captive. They don't want to hire him, and they don't have any hope of appealing to him to help them. What they want is to own him. They want to use his abilities for their own purposes, whether Davy agrees to it or not. And so they set about brainwashing him and conditioning him. But there's one thing that they don't know....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this story

  • By AP on 09-04-12

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Amazing series, not what I expect after seeing the movie of the 1st book. which is a good thing.

  • Impulse

  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098

Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, and from the government agencies who want to use his talent. Cent has seen the world, but only from the safety of her parents' arms. She's teleported more than anyone on Earth, except for her mother and father, but she's never been able to do it herself. Her life has never been in danger. Until the day when she went snowboarding without permission and triggered an avalanche. When the snow and ice thundered down on her, she suddenly found herself in her own bedroom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Black mark on the series

  • By Alex on 01-30-14

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Amazing series, not what I expect after seeing the movie of the 1st book. which is a good thing.

  • Exo

  • By: Steven Gould
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be - sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it's hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you're a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great young adult read.

  • By Richard A. Bamberg on 09-16-14

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Amazing series, not what I expect after seeing the movie of the 1st book. which is a good thing.

  • The Plains of Passage

  • Earth's Children, Book 4
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 32 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978

Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback across the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe. To the hunter gatherers of their world - who have never seen tame animals - Ayla and Jondalar appear enigmatic and frightening.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Part IV of a great read

  • By Thomas on 01-21-11

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

it's a shame only one movie was made.
I love how she wrote in the theories of early man into her stories