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  • Anthill

  • By: E. O. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Inspirational and magical, here is the story of a boy who grows up determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: Man himself. "What the hell do you want?" snarled Frogman at Raff Cody, as the boy stepped innocently onto the reputed murderer's property. Fifteen years old, Raff, along with his older cousin, Junior, had only wanted to catch a glimpse of Frogman's 1,000-pound alligator. Thus, begins the saga of Anthill....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You just have to love ants

  • By Kathryn on 10-27-10

Tedious

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-10

I would have liked this book better if they had not gone into such minute detail about the anthill. They went on and on and on. The story itself was good enough and I might have just enjoyed that if the writer hadn't bored me to death with the anthill details.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ayn Rand and the World She Made

  • By: Anne C. Heller
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

Ayn Rand is the author of two phenomenally best-selling ideological novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, which have sold over 12 million copies in the United States alone. Through them, she built a right-wing cult following in the late 1950s and became the guiding light of Libertarianism and of White House economic policy in the 1960s and '70s. Her defenses of radical individualism and of selfishness as a "capitalist virtue" have permanently altered the American cultural landscape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Premises with Contradictions

  • By Patrick King on 12-17-11

Very Interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-10

I found this to be very interesting. I have been a fan of Atlas Shrugged and was intrigued to learn about the woman who wrote it. Although I don't believe the same things she did, I found Ayn Rand fascinating. She was a fanatic about her views and I believe Atlas Shrugged and her other novels could only have been written by such a relentless person.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • We the Living

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Mary Woods
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three people who demand the right to live their own lives. At its center is a girl whose passionate love is her fortress against the cruelty and oppression of a totalitarian state. Rand said of this book: "It is as near to an autobiography as I will ever write."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotionally intense, historically authentic

  • By Geoffrey on 08-14-08

Intense

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-10

I have sort of a love/hate relationship with this book. It is so intense and maddening, although I believe it is an accurate portrayal of Russia during the post Bolshevik Revolution times. Ayn Rand was such a powerful writer. After finishing this book I had to get a lighter one.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

A Prayer for Owen Meany
    
    
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    Length: 27 hrs and 20 mins
    691 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 27 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Maxine Fuentes on 02-11-10

Wonderful Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-09

I love this book. The movie Simon Birch was based on this story, although Simon/Owen actually makes it to adulthood in this story. The writing is excellent! The narration is excellent! I rarely repeat books, but I may have to listen to this one again!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • True Compass

  • A Memoir
  • By: Edward M. Kennedy
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

In this historic memoir, the late Ted Kennedy takes us inside his family, re-creating life with his parents and brothers and explaining their profound impact on him. For the first time, he describes his heartbreak and years of struggle in the wake of their deaths. Through it all, he describes his work in the Senate on the major issues of our time - civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate, the quest for peace in Northern Ireland - and the cause of his life: improved health care for all Americans

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Walk through the 20th Century

  • By Mark on 09-25-09

Very Interesting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-09

First let me say, I am a Republican. I was interested to hear Kennedy's views of historical events in which he was so closely involved. This book did not disappoint, even as his political views were quite irritating to me. I found his inside "scoop" on the different presidents enlightening, although they are quite liberally skewed (as you might expect). The narrator was wonderful. He spoke so naturally, I kept thinking it was Kennedy speaking, then I would realize it was not.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Wild

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,484

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book that Never Left Me

  • By Craig Mitchell on 08-07-07

Don't Waste Your Time

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-08

The Author wants you to think that this man's selfish insanity was something to admire. I found this book to be quite idiotic. The man spent his life in a very selfish way, and went into Alaska without some of the barest essentials. He died there, and we're supposed to believe it was a noble thing. Sorry, I don't buy it.

6 of 20 people found this review helpful

The Natural
    
    
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    Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    77 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • The Natural

  • By: Bernard Malamud
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bernard Malamud's first novel is still one of the best ever written about baseball. His story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era is invested with the hardscrabble poetry, at once grand and altogether believable, that runs through all of his best work.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ughh!

  • By MrExcess on 05-09-17

The Movie Was Much Better

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-08

The way the story ends (which isn't the same as the movie) leaves a lot to be desired.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Slumdog Millionaire (a.k.a. Q&A)

  • By: Vikas Swarup
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

A small prison cell in India holds an 18-year-old penniless waiter from a Mumbai slum. But Ram Mohammad Thomas isn't a criminal. He is under arrest for correctly answering 12 tricky trivia questions on the show Who Will Win a Billion? Reluctant to part with the jackpot of one billion rupees, the show directors bribe the police to arrest Ram, accusing him of cheating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • By Ella on 08-12-06

Loved the story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-08

I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't quit listening!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,028

Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Goodness, What a Audiobook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Andrew Covington on 11-02-07

Loved the story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-08

I am a big fan Khaled Hosseini

The Listener's Bible NIV
    The Complete Bible, Genesis to Revelation
    
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        Max McLean
    
    


    
    Length: 75 hrs and 53 mins
    543 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Listener's Bible NIV

  • The Complete Bible, Genesis to Revelation
  • By: Fellowship for the Performing Arts
  • Narrated by: Max McLean
  • Length: 75 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Do you find the Bible hard to read? Do your thoughts wander as you try to make your way through a Bible reading program? If so then discover the joy of listening to the Bible. Now you can experience the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, wherever you are...with understanding you never thought possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Word of God!

  • By Kristopher on 01-21-05

Great Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-08

Of Course The Bible is the greatest book ever. Max McLean is a wonderful narrator, and it doesn't hurt that he has a British accent!