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  • Rhett Butler's People

  • By: Donald McCaig
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

The publication of Rhett Butler's People marks a major and historic cultural event. Through the storytelling mastery of award-winning writer Donald McCaig, the life and times of the dashing Rhett Butler unfolds. Through Rhett's eyes we meet the people who shaped his larger than life personality as it sprang from Margaret Mitchell: Langston Butler, Rhett's unyielding father; Rosemary his steadfast sister; Tunis Bonneau, Rhett's best friend and a onetime slave; Belle Watling, the woman for whom Rhett cared long before he met Scarlett O'Hara at Twelve Oaks Plantation, on the fateful eve of the Civil War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I’m glad I got to experience this book

  • By Monica Joy Nix on 08-07-18

Almost really good.

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Lots of good parts but some incredibly stupid and pointless parts that had me wanting to skip to the following chapter.

  • Abiding Mercy

  • Amish Mercies series, Book 1
  • By: Ruth Reid
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Sixteen-year-old Faith has worked full-time in her parents' restaurant since she finished eighth grade. She loves her Amish community - and the romantic attentions of her longtime friend, Gideon. When her sister seems to be getting too friendly with Englischers, and her parents are in a buggy accident, Faith wants to escape into her dream of joining the church and getting married. But then a local newspaper runs a story about a child named Adriana who was kidnapped 15 years earlier, and everything Faith has held true comes into question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprising good

  • By gene on 05-15-18

Slow..

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

The story started out well but then began to lag. It seemed to just droll on and on. The narrator is boring and simply does not read aloud well, taking unnecessary pauses at the wrong moment. I wish I hadn’t wasted a credit.

  • NOS4A2

  • A Novel
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,861
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,851

Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she needs to be. Vic doesn't tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping performance by Kate Mulgrew....

  • By Leslie on 05-06-13

Narrator is perfect.

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

The story is great, creepy. Raunchy in some parts but overall it’s a great listen. I don’t think anyone could have read it better or even as well as Kate Mulgrew.

  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,882

The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Read, Throughly Enjoyable!

  • By WickedGoodYarn on 03-11-12

Almost perfect.

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

The story is great, the writing is amazing and all but one narrator nailed their parts. Whoever read for the part of Lucy sounded incredibly fake and grated on my nerves.

  • Caroline

  • Little House, Revisited
  • By: Sarah Miller
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Marvel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 250

In the frigid days of February 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom of her family for a new life in Kansas Indian Territory. Packing what they can carry in their wagon, Caroline, her husband, Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril. The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My childhood has been ruined

  • By BusyMommy on 05-09-18

Really enjoyed this story.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

I loved the little House on the Prairie books but never really thought of Caroline Ingalls as more than the stern mother with the gentle smile who baked and warned her daughters against vanity. This story made her real in a way that the Laura Ingalls Wilder
books never did. I truly appreciated this book.

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  • Winter of Wishes

  • Seasons of the Heart, Book 3
  • By: Charlotte Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Snow is falling, cookies are baking, and Christmas is just around the corner in Willow Ridge, Missouri, where a new season marks fresh beginnings for the residents of the tranquil Amish town. As another year draws to a close in Willow Ridge, life seems to be changing for everyone but Rhoda Lantz. Her widowed mother is about to remarry, her sister is a busy newlywed, and soon Rhoda will be alone in her cozy apartment above the blacksmith's shop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Patricia on 01-08-15

Not so great.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

The narrator was great but I didn’t enjoy the story as much as the first 2 in the series. It just wasn’t very realistic and it was a little boring as well.

  • Trials of the Earth

  • The True Story of a Pioneer Woman
  • By: Mary Mann Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin Creel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Near the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866-c.1936) was encouraged to record her experiences as a female pioneer. The result is the only known firsthand account of a remarkable woman thrust into the center of taming the American South - surviving floods, tornadoes, and fires; facing bears, panthers, and snakes; managing a boardinghouse in Arkansas that was home to an eccentric group of settlers; and running a logging camp in Mississippi that blazed a trail for development in the Mississippi Delta.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Sharey on 01-03-17

Long and slow.

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

So many people have commented on this woman’s incredible devotion to her husband but no one has commented on the fact that her husband was a self centered jerk. The book was slow and boring. I tried to listen to it several times and couldn’t get into it. By then it was too late to return it.

  • Dolores Claiborne

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frances Sternhagen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031

Dolores Claiborne is suspected of killing Vera Donovan, her wealthy employer, and when the police question her, she tells the story of her life, harkening back to her disintegrating marriage and the suspicious death of her violent husband 30 years earlier. Dolores also tells of Vera's physical and mental decline and how she became emotionally demanding in recent years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Fantastic!

  • By Matthew S. Hill on 06-06-16

Great story.

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

The narrator was absolutely perfect for this story. I don't know who chose her but I'm glad they did :)

  • Into the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Laura Aikman, Imogen Church, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,858
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,836

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from - a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Hold Your Breath

  • By Mel on 05-07-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

The story was great and so were the narrators. I would recommend this book absolutely.

  • The Long Winter

  • Little House, Book 6
  • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 347

The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat. Finally a joyous Christmas is celebrated in a very unusual way in this most exciting of all the Little House books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent read

  • By E.F.B. on 12-31-18

Perfect.

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

We all know that the story is great but Cherry Jones does a wonderful job narrating


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