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  • Anna Karenina

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 33 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Sensual, rebellious Anna falls deeply and passionately in love with the handsome Count Vronsky. When she refuses to conduct the discreet affair that her cold, ambitious husband - and Russian high society - would condone, she is doomed. Set against the tragic love of Anna and Vronsky, the plight of the melancholy nobleman Konstantine Levin unfolds. In doubt about the meaning of life - a mirror of Tolstoy’s own spiritual crisis - Konstantine is haunted by thoughts of suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How should one live one's life?

  • By Barry on 02-03-14

A book worth reading

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

Reviewed: 03-09-13

If you could sum up Anna Karenina in three words, what would they be?

TIMELESS HUMAN BEHAVIOR

What did you like best about this story?

IT MADE ME FEEL I WAS THERE.

Which scene was your favorite?

THE LAS IRATIONAL SCENE WHEN ANA HAS A FIT OF JEALOUSY

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

NO

Any additional comments?

A GOOD WAY WAY TO REMEMBER HISTORY.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,181
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,428

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

EXPECTATIONS

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

NO. I BELIEVE TO ENJOY IT COMPLETELY, YOU WOLD HAVE TO BE BETWEEN 10 AND 14 YEARS OLD.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I WOULD NOT HAVE CHANGED THE STORY.

Which scene was your favorite?

GETTING TO THE OASIS.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

NO

Any additional comments?

NO

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Still Life with Crows

  • A Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,423

For the first time in unabridged audio! A small Kansas town has turned into a killing ground. Is it a serial killer, a man with the need to destroy? Or is it a darker force, a curse upon the land? Amid golden cornfields, FBI Special Agent Pendergast discovers evil in the blood of America's heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SCARY, WEIRD, ENGAGING

  • By Polly on 11-05-12

THE MYSTERIES OF THE MIND

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

Reviewed: 09-09-12

If you could sum up Still Life with Crows in three words, what would they be?

BRAIN WASHING MYSTERIES

Who was your favorite character and why?

MR. PENDERCAST. HE WAS A THINKER.

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

EXCITEMENT

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

I DID NOT HAVE AN EXTREME REACTION TO THIS BOOK. NEITHER.

Any additional comments?

NO

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The End of the Affair

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Colin Firth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,853
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,816

Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth ( The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Late to the Party...

  • By Doug - Audible on 07-05-17

JEALOUSY, RELIGION, LOVE ???

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

Reviewed: 07-08-12

If you could sum up The End of the Affair in three words, what would they be?

INSTINCT, INTELECT ........ BEHAVIOR

What was one of the most memorable moments of The End of the Affair?

SARA'S LOVER ELOQUENT PERCEPTION OF THEIR LOVE.

Which scene was your favorite?

SARA'S LOVER INTERVIEW WITH THE PRIEST.

Who was the most memorable character of The End of the Affair and why?

SARA, BECAUSE OF HER INTENSE DESIRE TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • By: Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Kevin Khatchadourian killed several of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a teacher, shortly before his 16th birthday. He is visited in prison by his mother, Eva, who narrates in a series of letters to her estranged husband, Franklin, the story of Kevin's upbringing. A successsful career woman, Eva is reluctant to forgo her independence and the life she shares with Franklin to become a mother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • what a pity it was abridged!

  • By francesca on 04-02-14

A LITTLE OVER SIMPLIFIED

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

Reviewed: 01-05-12

What made the experience of listening to We Need to Talk About Kevin the most enjoyable?

A LOT OF TRUTH IN IT.

What was one of the most memorable moments of We Need to Talk About Kevin?

THE FIRST SECRET KEVIN SHARES WITH HIS MOM

Which scene was your favorite?

THE LAST

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

WHEN AS A BABY , KEVIN CHANGES HIS ATTITUDE WHEN HIS FATHER SHOWS UP

  • Double Cross

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez, Michael Stuhlbarg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625

Just when Alex Cross thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game - this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other. A spate of elaborate murders in Washington, D.C., have the whole East Coast on edge. They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By Jenna on 09-12-08

good listen

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

Reviewed: 12-12-11

What did you like best about Double Cross? What did you like least?

BEST : THE PRINCIPAL CHARACTER
WORST: SOME GORY DETAILS

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

MOST INTERESTING: ANALIZING DR. CROSS' PATIENTS
LEAST INTERESTING: DR. CROSS' FAMILY.

What does Peter J. Fernandez and Michael Stuhlbarg bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I CAN NOT REMEMBER THESE CHARACTERS.

Could you see Double Cross being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

YES
THE STAR SHOULD BE SOMEBODY LIKE ALEX BALDWIN.

Any additional comments?

NOT AN UNFORGETABLE BOOK