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  • Dad Is Fat

  • By: Jim Gaffigan
  • Narrated by: Jim Gaffigan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,197

In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children - everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills ("they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news"), to the eating habits of four-year-olds ("there is no difference between a four-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor").

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good for Gaffigan fans - better for expecting dads

  • By Sean on 05-17-13

mild profanitt

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

DARN! I would have loved this book if only I were able to share it. The people I would want to share with would not appreciate the profanity. Many people after listening to this book tape would say "what profanity ?" Certainly it is mild by today's standards but in my world of our five children listening at home as well as in their father's car - where he would likely listen and love the work overall, even that minimal use of profanity sends a message that profanity, in some measure, is okay. If it is seen as acceptable in any degree.. the use becomes a subject of debate. The questions will always be how much? when? where? or so it's okay for adults but not for kids? Drama central..
Overall - very entertaining and relate-able! Utah, family of eight..

  • The Age Of Innocence

  • By: Edith Wharton
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 336

Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in upper class New York City. Newland Archer, gentleman lawyer and heir to one of New York City's best families, is happily anticipating a highly desirable marriage to the sheltered and beautiful May Welland. Yet he finds reason to doubt his choice of bride after the appearance of Countess Ellen Olenska, May's exotic, beautiful 30-year-old cousin, who has been living in Europe. This novel won the first ever Pulitzer awarded to a woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Book But Less-than-Beautiful Performance

  • By Janna Wong Healy on 05-17-13

Demonstrating "a selfish life does not= happiness"

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

Reviewed: 03-13-17

Great Story Classic. Gives Jane Austin worthy competition!
Occasionally the distinction of voices is sorely missing.

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  • The Giver

  • By: Lois Lowry
  • Narrated by: Ron Rifkin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,974

December is the time of the annual Ceremony at which each twelve-year-old receives a life assignment determined by the Elders. Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. But Jonas has been chosen for something special. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man, the man called only the Giver, he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story that unfolds before your eyes

  • By Donna on 12-27-12

I prefer a concrete "happy ending"

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

Reviewed: 10-30-16

Very engaging & thought provoking. The end is left to each reader's disgretion, "Perhaps it was just an echo" doesn't do the otherwise engrossing - enchanted story justice. Still worth the read!

  • My Man Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: David Thorn
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 319

Wodehouse introduces us once again to the "wonder butler" Jeeves, who, as usual is able to solve any and all of Bertie Wooster's endless problems with ease and finesse. And he also introduces us to a character not dissimilar to Bertie . . . by name of Reggie. Such fun to follow Jeeves in the hijinks!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not a fan of this narrator

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-12-15

Fun premise

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

Not suitable for long-term driving Entertainment - it is doze- able. The brogue is sometimes very thick and leaves one to wait for understanding with further reading.

  • 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 32,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,812
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29,907

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

Darkness & Fear

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

Not unlike a long nightmare. Story is captivating, for sure... But the characters are forever running from dark danger. Their loyalty and love for each other is the only redeeming aspect of the entire read. . For me. It isn't enough. . I chose it as part of my goal to catch up on the classic lit. I have not, as yet, read. I see why it is is so popular, but I don't have any room in my brain-box for the the fear and darkness. Life is too short & brain-space is @ a premium for

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