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  • Lost Boy

  • The True Story of Captain Hook
  • By: Christina Henry
  • Narrated by: Samuel Roukin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386

On an island lives a boy called Peter and his band of merry lost boys, young forever. That is unless they get sick or killed by pirates or eaten by crocodiles or unless - inexplicably - they grow old. For some of them do grow old, and nobody knows why. One of these boys is called Jamie, and he was the first boy that Peter ever brought to the island. Jamie's lived there for longer than he can remember, and it's not all fun and games.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome! A super retelling of Peter Pan.

  • By Mare Freeborn on 07-30-17

Good Find!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Stumbled across this book and something about it was intriguing. Maybe it was a baby Hook, or the idea Hook was once a Lost Boy. Can't really say. I enjoyed though. Give Disney credit for making Pan a lovable character but both here and JM Barry's Pan is not sweet and innocent. Here, Pan is a dark twisted boy and Jamie is trying to break free. This is a Neverland I would not want to visit. Great story and great performance. Definitely a worth another read/listen.

  • The Outsiders

  • By: S.E. Hinton
  • Narrated by: Jim Fyfe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,351

Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect, until the night someone takes things too far.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Classic

  • By Heather Kelly on 12-14-16

Modern Classic

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

First read the book in junior or high school and of course watched the movie after. Since then, it is one of those books I pick up every once in awhile just because. I have friends who I went to school with that use this book in their classrooms now. It is story that will stand the test of time. There may not be Greecers or Soc's in the future, but those groups will still be around.

  • My Family and Other Animals

  • By: Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954

This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thoroughly delightful book!

  • By T.K. on 06-21-08

Worth the Ending

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

I started this book because of the tv series. It was a fun look at island life and how the family is a bit odd. The family is very disorganized and the only one with any drive, is the young son and his quest to learn about the animal life on the island. The villagers are great and help the family a lot. At times the story dragged in a few places, but it was worth it for the ending punch line.

  • The Pearl Thief

  • By: Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by: Maggie Service
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,010

From the internationally acclaimed best-selling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder. Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family's ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather's death has forced the sale of the house and estate, and this will be a summer of good-byes. Not least to the McEwen family - Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Freshwater Pearls and Scottish Plaid

  • By Cynthia on 08-14-17

clever little mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

I enjoyed this story but I thought the narrator went a little fast. There should have been breaks and pasues, instead the narrator just took a break of air and kept going. For this reason, I gave th book a 3 out of 5.

The story itself was great. It was not until the end the puzzle started to come together. I liked the characters, even old grand mare, who does not have a very big part.

  • Catch Me If You Can

  • By: Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,517

Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • uhm where is the ending?

  • By Steve on 03-29-17

Fun Story

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

Reviewed: 03-31-18

This was a fun story and the narrator did a great job. It has been years since I saw the movie, but in hindsight casting was perfect. I have to give credit, Frank was very clever in his schemes and escapes. Good weekend read.

  • Jacob T. Marley

  • By: R. William Bennett
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,420

"Marley was dead to begin with...." These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my favorite book! I listen to it all year

  • By Lyle K Holden on 08-07-17

New favorite classic

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Sometimes when people write an alternative or second story to the original, something is missed. Not in this case. I found myself cheering on the cold hearted Marly and Scrooge. I liked how the same tone from A Christmas Carol was carried through this story. It will definitely be added to my Christmas tradition list.

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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55,153

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Sarcastic and fun

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

I generally don't read true sci-fi books, space not a big interest for me, but loved this. The main character is smart and clever, but her plans do seem to back fire. The city of Artemis is different and the environment created is believable. I would definitely recommend this book.

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,888
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,356
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,380

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

Claasic

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

I first read this book in 8th grade, just to say I read a 1000 page book. I have read it many timrs since. Listening to the book brought a different level to classic characters.

The one thing I would have prefered, if the narrator used different accents. Some parts of the story sounded like the same character talking, even though several are speaking.

  • Gather ‘Round the Sound

  • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
  • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5,523
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,855
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4,853

2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Holidays

  • By ZOE R on 12-12-17

Fun Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-17

I was not sure what I signed up for. This was a fun listen and all stories where short so you could hear one then take a break or go right through. I enjoyed each store for different reasons.

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • By: Barbara Robinson
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530

The six Herdman children are “absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world”. They lie and steal and smoke cigars. They even burned down Fred Shoemaker’s old toolhouse. Now they’re taking over the Christmas pageant. The Herdmans have never heard the Christmas story before, and they don’t know anything about shepherds or Wise Men. When Imogene hears about the swaddling clothes, she demands to know why anyone would tie up a baby and put him in a feedbox.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Christmas Story -

  • By Mary on 12-24-12

Book was great, audio was fun

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

I've read this book several times since my dad first read it to me when I was 6 or 7. It is always fun to come back to over the years.

Christmas pagents are pretty standard and hard to screw up but I'd like to see a Herdman type pagent. It would be a nice change.