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  • The Encore

  • A Memoir in Three Acts
  • By: Charity Tillemann-Dick
  • Narrated by: Charity Tillemann-Dick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

Charity Tillemann-Dick was a vivacious young American soprano studying at the celebrated Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest when she received devastating news: her lungs were failing, her heart was three and a half sizes too big, and she would die within five years. Inexplicably, despite her fatal pulmonary condition, she could still sing. Medical experts advised Charity to abandon her musical dreams, but if her time was running out, she wanted to spend it doing what she loved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly remarkable story

  • By Emily on 12-14-17

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

What a miraculous tale of woe and triumph! I loved hearing Charity's voice as she read and sang her story. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: L.M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 656

On Prince Edward Island, aging siblings Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help with chores around the farm. But when Mathew arrives at the train platform, the only living creature in sight, legs dangling from the piles of shingles where she sits, is a freckled, green-eyed, redheaded little girl. Mathew senses immediately that life at Green Gables is going to be very different. And how right he is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • kindred spirit

  • By Catherine on 05-26-06

I ♡ Anne

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

I've loved Anne since reading this book as a girl. I loved revisiting Green Gables and Avonlea as I listened to it as an adult. When I was a girl I wanted to be like Anne with an imagination leading me away on magical journeys and helping me to see the world at its best and most beautiful. Anne's optimism inspired me to adopt my own optimism and to see the best in people. As an adult reader/listener I found myself in tears as Marilla learned to be a mother and found herself softening under Anne's love. There's so much to love in Anne of Green Gables no matter what age you are.

Barbara Caruso's reading is just right and captures the characters perfectly. I want to keep listening to her read this series for sure.

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  • A Christmas Carol (Simon & Schuster Edition)

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,001

Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge come to marvelous life in Patrick Stewart's critically-acclaimed solo interpretation of A Christmas Carol. The star of X-Men and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart has performed his one-man stage production of this holiday classic to sell-out audiences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's not Christmas without this (audio)book

  • By Christina on 12-11-07

Christmas Carol Perfection

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

What made the experience of listening to A Christmas Carol [Simon & Schuster Version] the most enjoyable?

Patrick Stewart is a master actor, obviously. I love his reading of this book. It's an annual listen for me.

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