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  • Anne of Windy Poplars

  • By: L. M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Tara Ward
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They're known as the royal family of Summerside - and they quickly let Anne know she is not the person they wanted to be principal of Summerside High School.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Curse You Narrator Change!

  • By Carole on 11-12-17

glad finally available but

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

well I was glad to find this finally available in audio. but oh I do wish the narrator for the others in the series had done this one, Barbara Caruso is the voice of Anne in my mind. this narrator's choice of voices was not good. Combined with more than the usual number of irritating women characters it was sometimes hard to get thru, especially when Anne's voice was as high pitched and insipid as the most callow adolescent. The narrator has a good voice. I just question several of her choices.

  • The Baker's Secret

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen P. Kiernan
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168

Only 22, Emma learned to bake at the side of a master, Ezra Kuchen, the village baker since before she was born. Apprenticed to Ezra at 13, Emma watched with shame and anger as her kind mentor was forced to wear the six-pointed yellow star on his clothing. She was likewise powerless to help when they pulled Ezra from his shop at gunpoint, the first of many villagers stolen away and never seen again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Help is really on the way

  • By Georgia on 07-15-17

very enjoyable though stretches credibility some

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

Reviewed: 08-17-17

very glad I gave it a chance. the characters were memorable, the atmosphere pulled me in. I will read it again to hear the details I missed the first time.

  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,759

"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would

  • By Brady on 09-22-13

a bit difficult to do in audio but overall good

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

I was listening in the car and kept getting frustrated with how many times he referred to visuals. thanks audible for including a pdf so I was able to go back later and look at the pictures. I do have a better understanding in general terms. But this great courses was more work than my usual history courses.

  • The Agony and the Ecstasy

  • A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
  • By: Irving Stone
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 33 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729

This is Irving Stone's powerful and passionate biographical novel of Michelangelo. His time: the turbulent Renaissance, the years of poisoning princes, warring popes, the all-powerful Medici family, the fanatic monk Savonarola. His loves: the frail and lovely daughter of Lorenzo de Medici; the ardent mistress of Marco Aldovrandi; and his last love - his greatest love - the beautiful, unhappy Vittoria Colonna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best Historical Novels Ever Written

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-12

finally in audio. wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

love this when I first read it 35 years ago and every time since (3? 4?) I have been checking Audible for this for years. made my day to finally find it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Man of Property

  • The Forsyte Saga, Book 1
  • By: John Galsworthy
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

The Man of Property, the first novel in Galsworthy's epic social satire The Forsyte Saga, introduces us to Soames Forsyte, a solicitor and prominent man of his important family. Accustomed to getting whatever he wants, he sets his sights with absolute determination on the beautiful Irene in spite of her pennilessness and her indifference to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five stars aren't enough...

  • By victoria on 12-14-07

I have a new love - hooked on this family

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

So glad I gave this a chance. The characters aren't as extreme as Dickens and not as annoying as Austin. The patriarch is complex and does unexpectedly sensitive things. I love him and will be purchasing the next book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,894

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Owe Stephen King An Apology

  • By Kelly on 04-16-12

Enjoyable Escape despite story weaknesses

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

I made the mistake of reading reviews halfway through this book and almost didn't finish it. But decided I didn't care what the critics think. This isn't going to be a classic but it was still a very good story. Some interesting twists on the time travel theme and it wrapped up mostly satisfying (I almost never like how any book ends). Sure there are some inconsistencies but they weren't distracting to me. As someone who lives in TX and loves it, I did have a few twinges of irritation. The politics weren't in your face but they were there like the New England accents. That's ok, I can understand it even if I don't agree. King's usual themes were there too like a familiar tune. But bottom line, he's pretty darn good story teller and that's what I was looking for. The narrator was excellent as well - I really love Audible. Thanks for another great performance.

  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

  • A Novel
  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,315

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For those who are "different" only! Quirky & sweet

  • By Catherine on 05-18-16

I'm in love with these characters & this author

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

Reviewed: 09-15-15

This is the 2nd book I've listened to this week by this author. I loved a Man Called Ove so much I had to get this one as soon as I could. Now I'm sad there aren't more. This is the highest praise for a book. These characters are part of my life now. It's sappy and plays on your emotion shamelessly but this time I didn't care. As the cliche goes, I laughed, I cried. I'm very glad I discovered these books. Any suggestions to improve? Well, maybe a sequel?

  • Be the Pack Leader

  • Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog...and Your Life
  • By: Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier
  • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 414

Filled with practical tips and techniques as well as real-life success stories from Cesar's fans, clients, and his popular television show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, this audiobook will help you understand and read your dog's energy as well as your own, so that you can move beyond just correcting behavioral issues and take your connection with your dog to the next level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pack leader

  • By Kevin on 03-10-08

I can't say I'm surprised

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

This is one of those books by a celebrity who really doesn't have much to say. But he says it over and over and over. There aren't even all that many "stories" or real examples of clients he has helped. The basic premise is the same old story that you need to be the pack leader and not treat your dogs like a baby. Oh, and while you are at it, it will change your entire life. Right. Sigh. Wish I had saved my credit.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Rites

  • The Dresden Files, Book 6
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,713
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,635
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,582

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, takes on a case as a favor to his friend Thomas - a vampire of dubious integrity - only to become the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the wait!

  • By Hakes on 04-14-10

Great series, glad it's lightened up a little

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

Reviewed: 04-25-15

I had stopped partway through the last book just because the situations always were so overwhelming, I was just getting depressed and didn't want to go on. This book seems to go back more to the tone of the first couple, more fun. Still a great character and interesting twists on gothic story lines. Finished this one anxious to read the next one, so that's always a good sign.

  • Midnight's Children

  • By: Salman Rushdie
  • Narrated by: Lyndam Gregory
  • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 975

Salman Rushdie holds the literary world in awe with a jaw-dropping catalog of critically acclaimed novels that have made him one of the world's most celebrated authors. Winner of the prestigious Booker of Bookers, Midnight's Children tells the story of Saleem Sinai, born on the stroke of India's independence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding book, superb narration

  • By MarcS on 06-09-09

Strange Characters and rambling story

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

Reviewed: 01-15-15

If you want an action focused story, you won't like this writer. If you like unique characters in fantastic situations with a rambling free form structure, Rushdie is worth the effort. At the beginning I found myself wanting to go read John Irving's Son of the Circus instead (one of my favorites), but I stuck with it and I am glad. I understand why Rushdie is heralded as a great writer in the tradition of Dickens. But it does take some effort, it's not a casual read. On the up side, it isn't the violent, pointless depressing roller coaster ride of so much current fiction. I will be reading more of Rushdie's fiction. The narration is very enjoyable as well. Regarding pronunciation, please don't make the mistake of thinking that the typical American pronunciation is "correct". The different pronunciation is British, not a narrator mistake.