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  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,484

This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well, that was wonderful

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-18

Lovely Emma!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

What a great reading of a fun story! Very well cast. No better narrator than Emma Thompson.

  • Brother Fish

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 31 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401

From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just Another Fish Story - something special

  • By Rebecarol on 07-07-08

He does not disappoint

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

The war years were difficult yet so revealing in many ways. Bryce Courtney does an amazing job of sharing history and revealing experience. I really appreciate that he does not break his books into continuing series but rather lets us have the whole story it wants.

  • The Marriage of Opposites

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Gloria Reuben, Tina Benko, Santino Fontana, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,812

Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel's salvation is their maid Adelle's belief in her strengths and her deep, lifelong friendship with Jestine, Adelle's daughter. But Rachel's life is not her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical!

  • By TV on 09-27-15

Great less narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I almost quit listening because the story began to feel depressing. I realized it was the narrator more than the story. Unfortunate, because it is an enchanting supposition of what these lives might have been. I was glad I stuck it out!

  • The Unremembered Girl

  • By: Eliza Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,086

In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It's all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather - a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric - from ruin. But they have no idea they've become the obsession of the girl in the woods. Andoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of family - something she's known only in the most brutal sense. Soon she can't resist the temptation to get close.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Simpsons on 11-14-17

Complex, thought-provoking

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I don’t understand the reviews that talk of one-dimensional characters. I’m left after the story still trying to think thru motivations, impact of trauma, so much more. By the end, not always an easy listen. Speaks volumes as to the impact of trafficking.

  • Last Year

  • By: Robert Charles Wilson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 520

In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's Last Year, the technology exists to open doorways into the past - but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can be reached only once. After a passageway is open, it's the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can't be reopened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • didn't think I would like it...

  • By Pree Bee on 05-05-18

Dilemmas

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

I’m not sure the description is accurate. However, the book challenges us about the value of knowing the future. I enjoyed the mind bending. The ending? This one was probably as good as any other for a story where the future is unknown

  • The Heart Mender

  • A Story of Second Chances
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

In 1942, German subs are dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to sink U.S. vessels carrying goods and fuel. While taking a late-night walk, Helen Mason - widowed by war - discovers the near-lifeless body of a German sailor. Enraged at the site of Josef Landermann's uniform, Helen is prepared to leave him to die when an unusual phrase, faintly uttered, changes her mind. In The Heart Mender, a small town must prepare itself for the worst the world has to offer, and Josef and Helen must reconcile their pasts to create a future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great story!

  • By Pat and Susan on 07-01-15

Historical, thought-provoking, inspirational

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

An
amazing dose of WWII history combined with an opportunity to consider grief, healing, priorities. Entertaining listening throughout!!!

  • A God in Ruins

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,611

A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the 20th century through Ursula's beloved younger brother, Teddy - would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • FRUSTRATING BUT GOOD

  • By Janna Wong Healy on 10-27-15

Mind bending and rich

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I’m the first to admit that it takes time to get used to the gradual, slow unfolding of this book and its companion “Life afterLife”. I then had the listen to the endings of each at least twice to absorb the fullness that the reader is left to ponder. I especially appreciate the author’s words at the end if this book in that light. Candy for the brain to continue to consume long after the book is finished!

  • Lamb

  • The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
  • By: Christopher Moore
  • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,600

Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blasphemus or righteous?

  • By Timothy on 08-19-08

What if?

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

What if we could fill in those missing yeRs of Jesus’ life between 12 and 30? Moore’s excellent imagination and solid research do an entertaining job. Written with his usual wit, you could take this book lightly. However, I’m blown away about what Moore had to understand about J’s theology and the gospels to put this book together.

Especially noteworthy is the blend of Eastern spirituality which definitely is suspected in J’s teachings and preachings.

Overall a funny, keenly witty, laugh-out-loud book that reminds us that regular people walked alongside the SOG. Get passed the language and crude jokes and enjoy a story that is faithful to the original and a great listen

  • The Women in the Castle

  • By: Jessica Shattuck
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,567
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,565

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined - an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times notable book The Hazards of Good Breeding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skating On The Thin Ice Of Life

  • By Sara on 04-29-17

A certain mindset

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

These German widows were each forced to adopt certain mindsets of inevitability, I think. I wish I could say they found happiness but I’m not sure. Interesting story, not a favorite.

  • Extreme Prey

  • By: John Sandford
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,122

After the events in Gathering Prey, Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation - no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend, the governor, is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. "Should be fun!" he says, and it kind of is - until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor...and anyone who gets in the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sandford does it again!

  • By Wayne on 05-01-16

Prime!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Mystified by the “boring” reviews. This is a story where the villain is a fanatic — something hard to swallow for some maybe unless you’re from the Midwest in our current political climate with more than its share of political nose-thumbers and lack of civility. Lucas does investigating, his prime skill, and the cast of characters are rich! Less shooting and gore, more people storytelling in this one.

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