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  • Islands in the Stream

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Bruce Greenwood
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

First published in 1970, nine years after Hemingway's death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer, a man much like Hemingway himself. Beginning in the 1930s, Islands in the Stream follows the fortunes of Thomas Hudson, from his experiences as a painter on the Gulf Stream island of Bimini through his antisubmarine activities off the coast of Cuba during World War II. Hemingway is at his mature best in this beguiling tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hemingway was a Genius

  • By Ian on 08-04-06

A Masterpiece, How Dare I Even Opine

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Amazing story in every way, I tasted the drinks and smelled the waves. The narrator expertly brought every character to life. Oh Hemingway, where is your spirit to help us in these trying times when your old enemies gain territory everyday in the world. Thank you!

  • Ulysses

  • By: James Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Norton
  • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,161

Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ulysses (Unabridged)

  • By Peter Deane on 01-22-09

If you must read it but have no time, this is it

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Everything about this performance screams 1913, even the music. Turns out Molly is rather a very modern woman. Loved every minute of it.

  • A Moveable Feast

  • The Restored Edition
  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535

When Ernest Hemingway died in 1961 he had nearly completed A Moveable Feast, which eventually was published posthumously in 1964 and edited by his widow Mary Hemingway. This new special edition of Hemingway's classic memoir of his early years in Paris in the 1920's presents the original manuscript as the author intended it to be published at the time of his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect complement-Paris Wife & Midnight in Paris

  • By Julie on 06-09-12

If you like Hemingway you must read this

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

This is the "restored" version, not that much different than the other edition. Things get really political comparing the two, but only for purists. This edition has a lot of stuff left out of the other edition, with original text restored. Just pick one already. You won't regret either one.

  • A Farewell to Arms

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,708

The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is not unabridged

  • By Valerian on 06-17-11

The perfect narrator for the perfect book

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

They should start giving out awards to audible narrators. John Slattery truly brought the story to life. Doesn't hurt that this is one of the best books ever written.

  • The Sun Also Rises

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: William Hurt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,792

The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the story introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Follow the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of the 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed with narration

  • By Mary Jo Ignoffo on 04-17-15

Listen to it at least 3 times to get a good start

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

One of the best books ever written, read to perfection by William Hurt, an amazingly talented actor. He brings this book to life on another level. If you already read the book, you must listen to thiss version.

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,768
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,028

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HHTGH - Lightly Fried

  • By J. Medany on 05-08-05

Please read the book before you watch the movie

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

The movie was great, but the book is so good, and they picked the perfect reader.

  • Beggars in Spain

  • By: Nancy Kress
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 247

In a world where the slightest edge can mean the difference between success and failure, Leisha Camden is beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent, and one of a growing number of human beings who have been genetically modified to never require sleep. Once considered interesting anomalies, now Leisha and the other "Sleepless" are outcasts, victims of blind hatred, political repression, and shocking mob violence meant to drive them from human society and, ultimately, from Earth itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised

  • By CB on 09-23-09

Worth a listen, very long and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-05-16

For some reason I thought this book had something to do with science fiction in Spain and took a chance on the title alone.
That was a mistake, but not a terrible mistake. Turns out the story was very interesting.
Again, this book is very long and full of wonderful scenarios of genetic engineering on humans. I believe this book was written before jurassic park and way before real science made any real progress in genetic engineering. The story has a solid footing and still reads as not preposterous 25 years later.
On the other hand, its not until Book 3 that you start to see some interesting characters. Book 4 had me hooked. But it was all thanks to the world the writer built in Book 1 and 2. If you are a hard core science fiction fan and love drama, you should not miss this book. I enjoyed it very much and would love to know more what happened after the ending.

  • The Gravity of the Affair

  • Being an Account of Horatio Nelson's First Command Upon the Sea and Stars
  • By: Michael J. Martinez
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Before his victory at the Nile. Before his scandalous personal life made headlines. Before he crushed the French and Spanish fleets at Trafalgar. Before he died a martyr. Horatio Nelson, England's greatest naval hero, assumed his first command, the 12-gun brig HMS Badger, at the tender age of 20. History tells us his first voyages as captain were unremarkable. Yet in the Known Worlds, where sailing ships ply the Void and the mystic science of alchemy works wonders, Nelson's first command goes quite differently.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for MJM Fans

  • By Yitzhak on 08-20-16

A must for MJM Fans

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

If you've already read the other books in this series, then what's stopping you from reading this one.
If you've never been to the universe where ships sail on water and in the void, then this makes for a very nice introduction to the series.
The performance is flawless, like the other books.
I'm so glad I found these books when Mr. Martinez was still writing them. I can't wait to read more. What a talent!!

  • The Venusian Gambit

  • By: Michael J. Martinez
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark, Kristin Kalbli
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

In the year 2135, dangerous alien life forms freed in the destruction of Saturn's moon, Enceladus, are making their way toward Earth. A task force spearheaded by Lt. Cmdr. Shaila Jain is scrambling to beat them there while simultaneously trying to save crewmember Stephane Durand, who was infected during the mission to Saturn and is now controlled by a form of life intent on reopening a transdimensional rift and destroying the human race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book would make an amazing movie

  • By Yitzhak on 07-19-16

This book would make an amazing movie

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

Reviewed: 07-19-16

But you're better off reading it. The performance brought the book to life and had me traveling the solar system, what better way to spend your time stuck in traffic.

  • The Enceladus Crisis

  • Daedalus, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Martinez
  • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark, Kristin Kalbli
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Lieutenant Commander Shaila Jain has been given the assignment of her dreams: The first manned mission to Saturn. But there’s competition and complications when she arrives aboard the survey ship Armstrong. The Chinese are vying for control of the critical moon Titan, and the moon Enceladus may harbor secrets deep under its icy crust. And back on Earth, Project DAEDALUS now seeks to defend against other dimensional incursions. But there are other players interested in opening the door between worlds…and they’re getting impatient.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The rare sequel that outperforms its predecessor

  • By Lauren M. Woods on 04-13-15

This series gets better and better

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

First, the narrators. I loved the narrators of this story, having a male and female narrator brings the two universes to life.
In addition, the story is fascinating and one which I can easily share even with the little ones. Im telling everyone about these books, how great they are.

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