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  • This Side of Paradise

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Amory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while. His father, an ineffectual, inarticulate man with a taste for Byron and a habit of drowsing over the Encyclopedia Britannica, grew wealthy at 30 through the death of two elder brothers, successful Chicago brokers, and in the first flush of feeling that the world was his, went to Bar Harbor and met Beatrice O'Hara. In consequence, Stephen Blaine handed down to posterity his height of just under six feet and his tendency to waver at crucial moments....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must have for the Fitzgerald fan

  • By higzip on 04-13-17

Good audiobook

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

Would you listen to This Side of Paradise again? Why?

It was a nice listening.The narratir had a good voice.

What was one of the most memorable moments of This Side of Paradise?

The end was interesting

Have you listened to any of Kevin Theis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

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

It is a classic story with a new reading way.

Any additional comments?

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Original Crime: Remembrance

  • By: Joseph Pittman
  • Narrated by: Steven P. Woodard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Matthew Clark has returned to the upstate New York village of Eckert's Landing for a family crisis, only to be dragged down a dark path of murder and suspicion. The body of an unknown woman has turned up on the abandoned railroad tracks, and local police chief Rick Kelly doesn't know where to begin his investigation. The only clue is the fact that the method of murder mirrors that of a killer who haunted the village 20 years ago. But the Engraver, as he was dubbed, is long gone, or so it is believed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Near Miss

  • By Big Cheese on 07-24-17

Good audiobook

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Where does The Original Crime: Remembrance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook had a good narration.The reader respects the twistings of the plot and also the feelings of the characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character was interesting.

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

I would recommend this audiobook for crime readers.

Any additional comments?

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

  • Redeeming Grace

  • By: Smoky Zeidel
  • Narrated by: Johnnie C. Hayes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

It's the early twentieth century, and the tragic deaths of her mother and two younger siblings have left Grace Harmon responsible for raising her sister Miriam and protecting her from their abusive father Luther, a zealot preacher with a penchant for speaking in Biblical verse who is on a downward spiral toward insanity. In the midst of his delusions, Luther believes God has abandoned him and devises a plan to get back into His good graces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many layers of Redeeming Grace

  • By Sara Rutgers on 07-11-17

Good audiobook

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

Where does Redeeming Grace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The narration matches the plot and the feelings of the character.Interesting and colorful main character.

Have you listened to any of Johnnie C. Hayes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No,I haven't.But this was a good listening.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

For some books like this one you should take time to listen.

Any additional comments?

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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  • A Study in Scarlet

  • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Keith Higinbotham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army. Having completed my studies there, I was duly attached to the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers as Assistant Surgeon. The regiment was stationed in India at the time, and before I could join it, the second Afghan war had broken out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Sherlock Holmes!

  • By Jan M on 05-30-17

Good audiobook

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

If you could sum up A Study in Scarlet in three words, what would they be?

The reading was original matching the to this classic story,the plot was good performed and the characters had a vivid intonation.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Study in Scarlet?

The beginning and end were equally very good performed.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes,although nearly everyone knows the story it is still an audiobook that you can listen in a sitting.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended.
"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Northanger Abbey and the History of England (Annotated)

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Award-winning narrator and internationally acclaimed writer/comedienne, Alison Larkin brings her signature wit to this hugely entertaining audio production of Jane Austen's first novel, Northanger Abbey, followed by The History of England, a short, delightfully satirical piece that Austen wrote when she was just 15 years old.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narration to Jane Austen's 1st Novel.

  • By LilMissMolly on 03-23-17

Good audiobook

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

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

I would recommend this book to a friend ,like all Jane Austin books.It is masterpiece of the english literature.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked all the characters.

What about Alison Larkin’s performance did you like?

She reads in a very calm and original way with British accent.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I woul not change the original tag line of the book.

Any additional comments?

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

  • Jack and Jill: A Village Story

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Becket Royce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

The story opens on the first sledding day of the season, and all of the children in town are out in force. Our hero and heroine, 13-year-olds Jack Minot and Janey Pecq, go down a particularly treacherous run and are both seriously injured. Over the next year, Jack and Jill (as she is called) are nurtured back to health by their widowed mothers. As the seasons pass, we become intimately acquainted with not only Jack and Jill, but their group of friends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Louisa May Alcott classic!

  • By LilMissMolly on 07-11-17

Good audiobook

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

What made the experience of listening to Jack and Jill: A Village Story the most enjoyable?

Ot is a nice classic story for children read in wonderful ,funny and emotional way.

What did you like best about this story?

It had a happy ending.

Which character – as performed by Becket Royce – was your favorite?

I liked both the main characters.They are original written and read.

Any additional comments?

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

  • All That Glitters

  • The Canary Club, Book 2
  • By: Sherry D Ficklin
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

A dame with brains, moxie, and killer curves, June West isn't your average flapper. She's managed to endear herself to the son of one of the most powerful gangsters in New York, earning herself a spot in the limelight that she's always longed for. With the infamous playboy at her side, June has become accustomed to living the high life. Lavish parties, expensive clothes, sparkling jewels, nothing is beyond her reach and her dreams of making something of herself beneath the shimmering marquee lights is finally coming true.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Prequel to Canary Club

  • By LilMissMolly on 06-04-17

Good audiobook

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

If you could sum up All That Glitters in three words, what would they be?

Good story,good second book as the first one,very moving story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Like in the first book the main character is my favourite.

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

I had mixed feelings. The reading can make you sometimes laugh and sometimes cry.

Any additional comments?

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

  • The Garden of Magic

  • By: Sarah Painter
  • Narrated by: Tracey Norman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Iris Harper has lived in Pendleford for decades. The local witch is mistrusted by the townsfolk, but that doesn't stop some coming to her begging for potions, spells and quick-fixes. As time has marched on suddenly Iris is aware that her days are beginning to fade. Her sumptuous garden is turning against her, the sweet scent of rot potent and now a young girl has come begging for a solution at her door. Yet, the problem she brings causes Iris to remember a man from long ago - the man she loved, the man she could never trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prequel Novella from Language of Spells

  • By Adriana B on 05-04-17

Good audiobook

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

What made the experience of listening to The Garden of Magic the most enjoyable?

Nice story, read in an magical ,colorful way.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked all the characters. The reading matched their feelings and the story .

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I wouldn't choose the tag line of the audiobook.

Any additional comments?

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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  • Alice in Wonderland

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Jack de Golia
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice "without pictures or conversations?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well narrated classic

  • By Mary Karowski on 05-16-17

Good audiobook

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

What did you love best about Alice in Wonderland?

It is a classic story read in an original way,respecting the plot and the feelings of the characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character is my favorite.

Which character – as performed by Jack de Golia – was your favorite?

The queen was performed also very good.

Any additional comments?

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Coelho Medallion

  • By: Kevin Tumlinson
  • Narrated by: Richard Rieman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

An ancient medallion is unearthed in Pueblo, Colorado, revealing a secret that will rewrite the history of North America - the Vikings somehow made it to the continent's interior, centuries before Columbus made landfall, and there they built a city of gold. But today the Coelho Medallion has been stolen, and a linguist and researcher has been abducted in connection with the crime. Could the abductors be after the fabled city of gold? Or do they have a more sinister plot in mind?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sprawling and confusing but oddly interesting

  • By Matthew on 11-21-16

Good audiobook

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

Reviewed: 05-16-17

Would you listen to The Coelho Medallion again? Why?

The story is good written and also good read.

What other book might you compare The Coelho Medallion to and why?

It is a mystery thriller.You can compare it with with other more famous ones.

Any additional comments?

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."