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  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,297
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,315

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Everything great about Audible

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

This was an amazing and moving book. The voice actors were outstanding. They each brought their character to life and made it feel like you could be sitting across the table from them talking at times. The story itself was a courageous, thoughtful and thought-provoking. I can't recommend it enough.

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

  • By: Frederick Douglass
  • Narrated by: Charles Turner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Frederick Douglass was born a slave, and it seemed likely that he would live and die a slave since he was uncertain of his date of birth or the identity of his father. But young Douglass promised himself a different future - he would teach himself to read and write, and one day he would be free from slavery. When he was sent to work as a field hand on a plantation in St. Michael's in 1832, his life was so dispiriting and exhausting that he nearly forgot his dreams of freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Read...Highly Recommended!

  • By Willie on 10-16-04

Rich and moving book!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

This book was a great glimpse into the heart and mind of a noble and strong man with conviction. I was sickened by so many of the descriptive horrors but was also sickened by the fact that I had never heard specific and true stories like this before. This book is an inspiration to fight for justice and to treat all humans with dignity and respect always.

  • It Starts with Food

  • Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways
  • By: Melissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,908

It Starts With Food outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever-and transform your life in profound and unexpected ways. Your success story begins with the Whole30®, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig's powerful 30-day nutritional reset. Since 2009, their underground Whole30 program has quietly led tens of thousands of people to weight loss, enhanced quality of life, and a healthier relationship with food-accompanied by stunning health improvements.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it! Now I know what all the hype is about

  • By Maria on 11-24-14

Informative & Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-15-17

I enjoyed learning more of the science and the many ways of working out what the Whole30 program is. arming myself with knowledge in this accessible and non-judgy way has been instrumental in my health journey. Thank you!

  • Seven Men

  • And the Secret of Their Greatness
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

What makes a great man great? Seven Men offers answers in the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. In this gallery of greatness, seven historical figures come to life as real people who experienced struggles and challenges that probably would have destroyed the resolve of most other men. What was their secret?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Had Already Read...

  • By Douglas on 02-27-15

Amazing book!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-16

All of the mini biographies were amazing and I enjoyed getting to know these 7 men better. Their lives were extraordinary and yet Mataxas is able to make their principles something you could apply to your own life. I was deeply inspired and encouraged.

  • Seven Women

  • And the Secret of Their Greatness
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

In his eagerly anticipated follow-up to the enormously successful Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas gives us seven captivating portraits of some of history's greatest women, all of whom changed the course of history by following God's call upon their lives - as women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Different Kind of Inspiring

  • By Samuel Hudnet on 09-11-15

Great story with an odd performance.

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

This book was interesting and inspiring. I enjoyed getting to know more about the wonderful women who were featured. For the purpose of this book the women's biographies that were shared were much more condensed and high level than a book dedicated to each one. I was however still able to feel like I got insight into how these ladies thought and part of the reason why which is what I love about biographies.

The reason I knocked off a star was because of the reading performance. It was just odd! The reader's "s" sound was ALWAYS soft which made "Jesus" sound weird. He also made his voice high pitched whenever he read an excerpt from a letter.... Regardless if it was a woman or man. I will say that he made the sounds of the many non-English words of towns and names sound good and the ones that were English were accurate as far as aI remember. Overall the performance was done well but something about the tone of the reader was odd and slightly irritating.

I will recommend this book to some of my friends but I will give print copies instead of an Audible.

  • Till We Have Faces

  • A Myth Retold
  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,304

Set in the pre-Christian world of Glome on the outskirts of Greek civilization, it is a tale of two princesses: the beautiful Psyche, who is loved by the god of love himself, and Orual, Psyche's unattractive and embittered older sister, who loves Psyche with a destructive possessiveness. Her frustration and jealousy over Psyche's fate sets Orual on the troubled path of self-discovery. Lewis's last work of fiction, this is often considered his best by critics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of a kind.

  • By Stephanie on 07-07-10

Gripping story and wonderful reading that enriched the experience.

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this story! It was well written and although I do not always enjoy first person narratives, I felt like the perspective added to this story. I also enjoyed the narration by Ms. May. I have listened to the Pride and Prejudice books on a free podcast, by Libravox Recordings I believe, that switched narrators on each chapter. Some of the narrators were great and others were so nasally or shrill that it was difficult to think about the story. It wasn't like that with this. I rarely thought about Ms. May's narration except when the text described Orual's voice and I was mentally making comparisons. Also having the same person narrating the whole time made the chapters fly by. I highly recommend this audible book!

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