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  • The Other Einstein

  • By: Marie Benedict
  • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most 20-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoughtfully written

  • By ARVCo on 03-13-17

So much whining!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I can't believe that someone so bright would whine so much! Not much story here. The book is based on speculation and answered none of my questions. Although I did finish it, I couldn't wait for it to end!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Romeo and Juliet: A Novel

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936

It's a story you think you know: the age-old tale of "star-cross'd lovers"; two families at war; a romance, so pure and absolute, fated for a tragic end. It's a story so thoroughly embedded in our culture, and so frequently retold. Yet, nothing captures the spark, the possibility, and the surprise of Shakespeare's work quite like this....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Story and The Voice

  • By Abiwim on 12-14-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Perfect re-telling of the original-not Shakespeare's original, but, as the author noted, the original tale from the 13th century, which differs from Shakespeare's slightly. Hewson adds a wonderful twist at the end!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Sweetness to the Soul

  • By: Jane Kirkpatrick
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Filled with heart-warming insight and glimpses of real-life pain, A Sweetness to the Soul paints a brilliant picture of love that conquers all obstacles and offers a powerful testimony to the miracle of God's healing power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Treat

  • By Sarah D. on 12-15-11

Beautifully done

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

I read this book years ago and really enjoyed it. I loved the audible version. The narrator was perfect and the story was lovely read aloud! Thank you

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,584
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,019

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, heartfelt, inspiring

  • By Jon K. Rust on 07-24-17

My favorite book of 2016

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

The story was amazing. I loved everything from the concept through to the last word. I learned so much Russian history and gained insight into the lives of those who lived in Russia in the years following the revolution. The detail that Towles has woven into the storyline is fantastic. The narration was flawless. Smith defined each character perfectly. I can't recommend A Gentleman more highly!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mrs Queen Takes the Train

  • By: William Kuhn
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,600

An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn - author of Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books - Mrs Queen Takes the Train wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Windsor before a national scandal erupts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable with deeper meaning

  • By SydSavvy on 12-31-15

Very fun!

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

Reviewed: 02-26-16

Great performance with good characters. Was a good way to spend the afternoon. It is a story though!

  • Tied Up in Tinsel

  • A Roderick Alleyn Mystery
  • By: Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Holed up at Hilary Bill-Tasman's manor estate for Christmas, Troy Alleyn is to paint the man's portrait and, while she's there, view the Druid Christmas pageant. Along with a pack of eccentric guests, Troy enjoys the festivities, until one of the pageant's players mysteriously disappears into the snowy night

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classy Classic

  • By Carole T. on 08-27-12

Better than expected

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

I'd never read Ngaio Marsh so I didn't know what to expect. I like her quirky characters and the setting of this novel. The narration is great. The characters each have a distinct voice and personality. I highly recommend it to fans of Agatha Christy and Dorothy Sayers .

  • Come Rain or Come Shine

  • A Mitford Novel, Book 11
  • By: Jan Karon
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

Over the course of 10 Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first featured in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By Sara on 09-28-15

Perfect ending!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

Loved this conclusion to Dooley and Lace's courtship. Beautiful and funny. John McDonough nails the narration. I liked the introduction of new characters and the way Jan Karon weaves old favorites back into the plot. Well done.

  • Ross Poldark

  • A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593

Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his family and his beloved Elizabeth. But instead, he discovers that his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth, having believed Ross dead, is now engaged to his cousin. Ross must start over, building a completely new path for his life, one that takes him in exciting and unexpected directions....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hats off to the Screenwriters and Actors

  • By Donna Miller on 07-05-15

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 09-10-15

Fabulous narrator, beautiful story line can't wait for the next in the series. Differs from the PBS Series a bit but I liked it better because the characters are developed thoroughly and the relationships are explained.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Day After Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Anita Diamant
  • Narrated by: Dagmara Dominczyk
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Just as she gave voice to the silent women of the Old Testament in The Red Tent, Anita Diamant creates a cast of breathtakingly vivid characters - young women who escaped to Israel from Nazi Europe - in this intensely dramatic novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some of the saddest and greatest memories of all

  • By Katie on 10-03-09

Great narrator really good story well thought out

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

I thought this was well done. I have family who are holocaust survivors and this book was not just another thrown together story but a well researched and well thought out story that is plausible. I've not loved everything by Anita Diamant so I was hesitant but I wasn't disappointed.

  • The Truth According to Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Annie Barrows
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee, Tara Sands, Julia Whelan, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 461

In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck's father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal jobs program. Within days Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, and destined, in her opinion, to go completely mad with boredom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the Potato Peel Pie Society...

  • By Jan on 06-15-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

I liked the narration and the story. I felt like I was there. Good historical details.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful