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  • A Man of Some Repute

  • A Very English Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Edmondson
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,160

Selchester Castle in 1953 sits quiet and near-empty, its corridors echoing with glories of the past. Or so it seems to intelligence officer Hugo Hawksworth, wounded on a secret mission and now reluctantly assuming an altogether less perilous role at Selchester.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good "pseudo" golden age mystery

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-18-15

great rendition.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I loved this story.The narration was spot on as well as the story line.I do recommend reading this if you like British murder mysteries.

  • Dad Is Fat

  • By: Jim Gaffigan
  • Narrated by: Jim Gaffigan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,133

In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children - everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four-year-olds ("there is no difference between a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor").

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for Gaffigan fans - better for expecting dads

  • By Sean on 05-17-13

my kind of funny.

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

This book was the funniest I have heard in a while.I always love listening to Jim Gaffigan when he's doing a T.V. special,now I can listen to him on Audible.

  • So, Anyway...

  • By: John Cleese
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432

In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway..., John Cleese takes listeners on a grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman) to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cleese, the early years, in his own voice

  • By G. Beauchamp on 01-15-17

best book I've heard in ages

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

John Clease does a fantastic job of narration. I found myself laughing a lot many times throughout this book.Get this if you like the Monty Python style of comedy.

  • The Valley of Amazement

  • By: Amy Tan
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu, Joyce Bean, Amy Tan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,301
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,958
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,979

Shanghai, 1912. Violet Minturn is the privileged daughter of the American madam of the city's most exclusive courtesan house. But when the Ching dynasty is overturned, Violet is separated from her mother in a cruel act of chicanery and forced to become a "virgin courtesan." Half-Chinese and half-American, Violet grapples with her place in the worlds of East and West - until she is able to merge her two halves, empowering her to become a shrewd courtesan who excels in the business of seduction and illusion, though she still struggles to understand who she is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life in a Courtesan house.

  • By Kristi R. on 01-02-14

amazing story and very well told.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I found that I got a little mixed up with the jumping around in time.I needed to reread some parts to get a grasp of what the Author meant.

  • Tricky Business

  • By: Dave Barry
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

The Extravaganza of the Seas is a 5,000 ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably the funniest book I've ever read or heard

  • By Driftless Nana on 06-17-13

another one of Dave Barry's fantastic tales.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-17

I couldn't put the book down,it was so funny.Some of the story was predictable,but on the whole it was so funny I had to keep listening till the end.

  • The Princess Diarist

  • By: Carrie Fisher
  • Narrated by: Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,622

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fireworks at Midnight

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-25-16

entertaining and a good read.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

I really enjoyed the first half of this book It was a great read,but then it seemed to start to drag.I finished it,although the subject matter got sort of dull.

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  • The Most Wonderful Tales of the Year

  • Holiday Memories Written and Performed by Our Favorite Narrators
  • By: Audible Narrators
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Kate Reading, Michael Kramer, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,281

Here at Audible, we know just how much of an impact a voice can have on a story - taking simple words and filling them with elation, wonderment, tragedy, or pure satisfaction. We rely on our narrators every day to bring our favorite stories and characters to life - to introduce us to new authors and genres, or even to a new (perhaps longer) commute. And though our narrators are the best story tellers in the business, it's usually someone else's that they're telling.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Is Some Kind of White Elephant Gift?

  • By Dave on 12-12-16

A heartwarming collection of Christmas stories.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-17

I greatly enjoyed this collection of Christmas stories.It makes for an excellent way to get the decorating done while I listened.

  • Born Standing Up

  • A Comic's Life
  • By: Steve Martin
  • Narrated by: Steve Martin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,946

In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Andrew on 11-30-07

the best story I have heard yet.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

I loved this story.Steve Martin is the funniest writer I have listened to,ever.If you like comics,he's the best.Buy this book now.

  • Sweet Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

Cassie Simon is a struggling artist living in New York City. When she receives a call from a magistrate telling her she has inherited 60 acres of land in Sweetwater, Tennessee, from her grandfather, whom she never knew, she takes it as a sign: it's time for a change. She moves to the small Southern town where her mother, Ellen, grew up - and where she died tragically when Cassie was three.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story ok. But.

  • By Rockysmom on 06-11-16

beautiful story from beginning to end.

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

Reviewed: 10-16-16

I didn't think I would really like the book but as I went along from chapter to chapter it just got more interesting till I had reached the end.The subject matter is totally real and something that could be a true story.

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  • Brooklyn

  • A Novel
  • By: Colm Tóibín
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,545

It is Enniscorthy in the southeast of Ireland in the early 1950s. Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn to a crowded boarding house. Slowly, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life - until she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story esp if your family came from Ireland

  • By MB of Brooklyn on 05-20-13

Excellent book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-16

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book.It was engrossing from beginning to end.The only problem with it is that it was too short.