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Kellee M. Lyons

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  • Lincoln in the Bardo

  • A Novel
  • By: George Saunders
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,149

The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Mixed Bag

  • By Thomas More on 02-24-17

Confusing

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

This might be a better book in written form. It was hard to follow just by listening.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,254

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

The three female narrators were great and it was easy to follow along when they changed points of view. I would recommend this to my friends!

  • West of Sunset

  • A Novel
  • By: Stewart O'Nan
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

In 1937 F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December of 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack. Those last three years of Fitzgerald's life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Age glamour, are the focus of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeously and gracefully written novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An engrossing listen

  • By Melvyn Kirtley on 02-05-15

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

The voice changes thine throughout and it wasn't too noticeable until the last 1/4 and then it happened frequently. Not sure why. Overall, good narrator and the story was good. Slow for the first half, but I found myself falling in love with Fitzgerald.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

Oscar Wilde’s classic story of a young man who sells his soul in exchange for eternal beauty and youth continues to thrill generations of readers. Written by a man who was every bit as flamboyant and unconventional as its hero, The Picture of Dorian Gray is as haunting today as when it first shocked the British public in 1891. Dorian Gray, young, intelligent, sophisticated, gazes on his freshly painted portrait.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling psychological portrait of evil

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 05-30-17

OK

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

Reviewed: 05-21-13

I have read this novel, but it has been awhile so I thought I would "read" it again. It was rough. I don't know if it was the story or the reader. I was just simply bored.

  • Pride and Prejudice [Audible Studios]

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783

Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice

  • By Dr. Roberta on 05-28-09

Good Read

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

Reviewed: 02-04-13

This novel is long and has a lot of characters so it is hard to listen without the novel in front of you. I use it for high school seniors. It is still better than me reading it to them or vice versa.

  • Pygmalion

  • By: Bernard Shaw
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Lucy Whybrow, Geoffrey Palmer, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

Pygmalion remains one of the most popular stories, but mainly in the medium of the musical; the evergreen My Fair Lady. But much of the charm and wit comes from the words and timing in Shaw's original play. Here are the characters of Professor Higgins, his friend Colonel Pickering, and their charge, Eliza Doolittle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classroom Use

  • By Kellee M. Lyons on 12-11-12

Classroom Use

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

I used this version for my high school senior English classroom. It was much better than having the students read it aloud, but it was missing parts from the play itself (even though it says it is unabridged). I don't know if that is an editor's issue with the version we use in class or how Shaw printed it. It was easy to figure out though.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from and that he's hated all his life. This is a deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and his home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Urbane

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-11-12

Good Read!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

I enjoyed this novel for the simple fact that is was written by Toni Morrison and read by Toni Morrison. I had to speed up the narrator though because she is a slow reader. I really enjoy her novels and this one did not disappoint. It isn't my favorite Morrison book, but it was a good story!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Homer & Langley

  • A Novel
  • By: E.L. Doctorow
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

From Ragtime and Billy Bathgate to The Book of Daniel, World's Fair, and The March, the novels of E. L. Doctorow comprise one of the most substantive achievements of modern American fiction. Now, with Homer & Langley, this master novelist has once again created an unforgettable work. Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers - the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good On So Many Levels

  • By Kris on 09-03-11

Fabulous Read!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

I think what made this novel perfect for me was the narrator! He did a fantastic job of differentiating between the characters and pausing at just the right places. I really enjoyed the story as well. After I finished the book, I went online to read about the real Collyer Brothers. Fascinating!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful