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  • The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

This collection of short stories is a good example of early Wodehouse. It is here that Jeeves makes a brief first appearance with these unremarkable words: "Mrs. Gregson to see you, sir." Years later, when Jeeves became a household name, Wodehouse said he blushed to think of the off-hand way he had treated the man at their first encounter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chapters don't cue to the stories

  • By D on 08-28-10

The incomparable Fredrick Davidson reading a Wodehouse classic

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

What a great surprise find! Clever humor in classic Wodehouse style, but it’s Fredrick Davidson’s reading that puts this in my list of among the best audio performances I’ve heard.

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  • A Christmas Carol (Blackstone Edition)

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 169

"Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding," says Ebenezer Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life: overnight! Many know this story but few have experienced the true marvel of the tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Funny, Scary & Moving than the Movie Versions

  • By Jefferson on 08-02-12

Great reading of a timeless story

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

Second time I’ve listened to this audio performance. The writing is so rich and intricate it is a pure pleasure and simon prebbles outstanding reading enhances this great story.

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

  • By: Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,427

Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do not buy the audible version.

  • By Tamara on 09-14-17

Not really for everyone

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

Reviewed: 07-19-17

This is not a critique of the reading, which was fine, but of the book itself. It purports to be about all attachment styles, but is really a handbook for anxious women in relationships with detached and unavailable men. Every once in a while the authors make an attempt to hide their scorn for those with an "avoidant" attachment style but it soon comes through again. I have a good friend who is stuck in the anxious-avoidant trap described here, and she might really get some value from this book. For the rest of us though, it's not a worthwhile read. This will be one of very few audiobooks I'll actually ask for my money back on.

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  • The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

  • Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.
  • By: Nicholas Meyer
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

This "rediscovered" Sherlock Holmes adventure recounts the unique collaboration of Holmes and Sigmund Freud in the solution of a mystery on which the lives of millions may depend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story - Bad audio quality

  • By Rachel on 04-14-10

A rousing story, superbly read

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

An outstanding performance by the always great David Case, of a well crafted and convincing Sherlock Holmes take. One of the most purely enjoyable audiobooks I've heard.

  • Tears of the Giraffe

  • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

Now engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe must contend with the hostility of her fianci's unscrupulous maid, who quickly begins plotting the disintegration of the arrangement. Then an American woman asks for help to learn the truth behind her son's disappearance in Africa, and Mma Ramotswe has all the troubles she can handle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A tender tale, sweetly told

  • By Barbara on 08-30-05

Fantastic story, beautifully read

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

I love this whole series but this is among the best beautifully narrated by the talented lisette lecatte.

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  • Dombey and Son

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 36 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

In this carefully crafted novel, Dickens reveals the complexity of London society in the enterprising 1840s as he takes the listener into the business firm and home of one of its most representative patriarchs, Paul Dombey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect pair

  • By Philip on 03-25-08

an unexpected favorite

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-11

I hadn't heard of this book but I love Dickens and Frederick Davidson's narration. This was a great surprise - one of the best written books I've ever "read"...so many wonderful turns of phrase that I listened to it twice through in a row. The black-eyed Susan Nipper and the odious Major Babstock are unforgettable characters, portrayed in marvelous, loving detail. Frederick Davidson is always great but he outdid himself on this one with his distinct portrayals of both male and female, good and evil characters. A total pleasure!

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