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  • The Man from Snowy River

  • By: Elyne Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Jim Craig is 18-years-old, and cannot return to his mountain home until he has proven himself a man. Jessica Harrison is the beautiful, impetuous daughter of the wealthy cattleman whose £1000 colt runs off to join the brumby mob. And then there is the stallion, leader of the brumbies for almost 20 years, ranging free and proud in the mountains, whose very existence is like a dark thread running through the lives of so many people....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as Good as the Movie

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-17

Just as Good as the Movie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Just like the wonderful movie! Having seen the movie several times I decided to chance the book and was not disappointed.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fixer

  • Justice Series, Book 1
  • By: T. E. Woods
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,970
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,698

Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She's the person you hire when you need something fixed-permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it's clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible - and quite deadly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Assassin with a morals and criteria...

  • By shelley on 12-30-16

Need A Books Rating System!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-17

I really wanted to read this book based on the summary I read prior to making the purchase. However, I had not gotten into the book 5 minutes when the language completely turned me off the book. I continued to listen hoping that it was an isolated incident. Unfortunately, this was not the case so I turned it off and returned it to Audible.

Let me give a "shout out" to Audible right here for allowing a member to return an unsatisfactory title! To me, that is excellent customer service.

What I have wanted to see happen for years is a ratings system for books las exists for movies and TV. I hesitate to read and/or purchase books because of the unknown content of language, violence, and sexual content. I know that I miss many good reads due to worry about these concerns.

So this book --The Fixer-- may be an exciting and interesting book but because of the language (and who knows what else? ) I will not get the pleasure of listening to it.

Not having a rating system makes it even more important for listeners to post reviews to educate potential buyers. I look for the comments from reviewers as to content but no one posted as anything in this area for this book.

36 of 55 people found this review helpful

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,639
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27,738

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

Fabulous!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-17

I have no words that haven't already been said in a far better tongue than mine. What I do say is...if you haven't already read the series, do so!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • War and Remembrance

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 56 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,351
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,871

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What can I say that hasn't already been said??

  • By aaron on 01-31-12

What a Ride...

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

I listened to The Winds of War and War and Remembrance back to back. I didn't mean to do that (over 100 hours long) but I got caught up in the story and in the history of the period and could hardly "put it down". It is a wonderful story, well read and I thoroughly recommend it.

  • The Mark of the Golden Dragon

  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644

The irrepressible Jacky Faber, condemned for life to the English penal colony in Australia for crimes against the Crown, has once again wriggled out of the grasp of British authorities. Back on her flagship, the Lorelei Lee, she eagerly heads back to England in the company of friends and her beloved Jaimy Fletcher.But when the voyage is waylaid by pirates, storms, and her own impetuous nature, Jacky is cast into a world of danger that extends from the South China Sea to the equally treacherous waters of London politics.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Transitional Tale for Faber & Co.

  • By Eileen on 11-28-11

Another One Hit Out of the Part!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

Everytime I read another Bloody Jack book, I wish with all my heart that L.A Meyer was still with us. These books are some of the best I have ever read -- and I have certainly read my share. To think that there will be no more from his hand is heartbreaking indeed. This one was top notch reading indeed!

I rarely find a book that warrants giving it five stars, but if possible I would give it 10! By George, I think I just did...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Revenge in a Cold River

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Commander William Monk has learned to live with the fact that he cannot remember the events of his life prior to a horrific carriage accident years ago. But when a ghost from his past, a man he has no recollection of, attempts to frame him for a series of murders, he must rely on the help of his wife, Hester, and his close friend, Oliver Rathbone, in order to free himself - from both the charges and the demons that have haunted him since the accident.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 12-02-16

Good But Not the Best Monk

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

I enjoy Perry's Monk books and I enjoyed this one. However, it lacked the enthralling drama of most of the others. Still worth the listening...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rapture of the Deep

  • Bloody Jack #7
  • By: L. A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

On the very day that Jacky Faber is to wed her true love, she is kidnapped by British Naval Intelligence and forced to embark on yet another daring mission--this time to search for sunken Spanish gold. But when Jacky is involved, things don't always go as planned. Jacky has survived battles on the high seas, the stifling propriety of a Boston finishing school, and even confinement in a dank French prison.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jacky adds "Mermaid" to her resume'!

  • By Paula on 12-10-12

Better and Better!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

How often does such a series of books come along? I know there is no such thing as a "perfect" anything (other than God, of course), but this series of books comes as close to it as can be. Without a doubt, the books are greatly enhanced by the reading performed by Kathryn Kelgren, who does an extraordinary job with the voices and the singing. She has a beautiful voice! She doesn't read the book - she performs for the listener!

This is a series that I will listen to over and over throughout the years. I am also purchasing the actual written books for increased flexibility in reading.

What can I say - I would gladly and truthfully give these books a 10-star rating if possible.

Everyone would enjoy these books - old, not-so-old, and young alike. I just wish there were more books out there like them!

  • Outfoxed

  • An Andy Carpenter Mystery
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter spends as much time as he can working on his true passion - the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs. Lately Andy has been especially involved in a county prison program where inmates help train dogs the Tara Foundation has rescued to make them more adoptable, benefiting both the dogs and the prisoners. One of the prisoners Andy has been working with is Brian Atkins, who has 18 months left on a five-year term for fraud.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Andy Carpenter definitely a fun read...

  • By Kitty on 07-27-16

Rosenfelt Hits Another One Out of the Ballpark!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-16

The only thing wrong with David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter books is that they aren't long enough. This one is no exception. Grover Gardner's narration is truly the icing on the cake.

  • Miracle on Voodoo Mountain

  • A Young Woman's Remarkable Story of Pushing Back the Darkness for the Children of Haiti
  • By: Megan Boudreaux
  • Narrated by: Hayley Cresswell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 127

"It took months of God waking me up in the middle of the night before I realized I was the one He was calling to leave my comfortable American life and move to Haiti." Miracle on Voodoo Mountain is the inspirational memoir of an accomplished and driven 24-year-old who quit her job, sold everything, and moved to Haiti, by herself - all without a clear plan of action. Megan Boudreaux had visited Haiti on a few humanitarian trips but each trip multiplied the sense that someone needed to address the devastation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serving a Limitless God

  • By Debbie on 10-22-15

An Amazing Book - An Amazing God!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

What a blessing to see God's hand at work in Haiti. A very well-written, well-read book that is chock full of encouragement, hope, and the love of our totally awesome God!

  • Enchanted

  • By: Alethea Kontis
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 486

It isn’t easy being Sunday’s child, not when you’re the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night, Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming... Enchanting

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-03-12

Definitely Different

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

Got this book because I love the narrator so it was worth listening to on that score. The story was not as interesting; however, it was certainly different from what I normally listen to.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful