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Lynn B

Chattanooga, TN, USA
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  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,809

London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends – and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!

  • By Kent on 10-19-09

Wonderful story and narration!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-09

What a joy - start to finish! I thoroughly enjoyed the format, the characters, and the way the book is narrated by different voices for each of the wonderful characters. A truly enjoyable experience!

  • Oliver Twist

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

After escaping from the dark and dismal workhouse where he was born, Oliver finds himself on the mean streets of Victorian-era London and is unwittingly recruited into a scabrous gang of scheming urchins. In this band of petty thieves, Oliver encounters the extraordinary and vibrant characters who have captured audiences' imaginations for more than 150 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing narration!

  • By Karen on 12-11-08

Thoroughly enjoyable!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-09

This is one of the most enjoyable, entertaining books of any genre I have read / heard! The author develops the most remarkable characters and story and the narrator is fabulous! I hated to have it end and will listen to it again to make sure that I haven't missed a word!!! Classic or not, it was thoroughly enjoyable!

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