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  • Little House in the Big Woods

  • Little House, Book 1
  • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,007

Told from four-year-old Laura's point of view, this story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura lives in the little house with her pa, her ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her family celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GRANDMA WAS JIGGING

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-16-17

Fun to listen to it

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

It's been a long time, and I enjoy it just as much today as I ever did.

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  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

In this companion volume to A Wrinkle In Time (Newbery Award winner) and A Wind In The Door fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone in their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg - grown and expecting her first child, but still able to enter her brother's thoughts and emotions by "kything" - goes with him in spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Re-experience the magic

  • By Denise Swift on 03-20-12

wow

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

I wish I had read this one sooner. I've always loved Wrinkle in Time but just... wow.

  • The Salmon of Doubt

  • Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Christopher Cerf, Richard Dawkins, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 502

Rescued from his beloved Macintosh, The Salmon of Doubt provides us with the opportunity to linger and frolic one last time in the uniquely entertaining and richly informative mind of Douglas Adams. For the millions of readers who expressed their grief and shock at his untimely death, this is a treasure; his final book and our last chance to see new work from an acknowledged comic genius.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is not the book you are seeking

  • By Paul on 04-09-12

wow

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

I'm just so sorry we didn't get to see the completed story. Dirk Gently is my favorite.

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  • The Selfish Gene

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,440
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,552

Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than print!

  • By J. D. May on 07-31-12

interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

a lot to think about. I know far more now about Darwin's theory r than I did before.

  • Auras, Clairvoyance & Psychic Development

  • Energy Fields and Reading People
  • By: Crystal Muss
  • Narrated by: Jessica Geffen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Have you ever wondered about auras? Do you know how to detect them? Would you like to be able to gain insight into people by reading their auras? If so, then this is the book for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear step by step guide

  • By Leja Diem on 12-04-16

Sigh...

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Just not that interesting. I am highly interested in spirituality, energy work, altered consciousness, auras, and am even sort of willing to hear about chakras and what have you, though I don't know where I come down on some of it. My problem with this book is that the author writes at about a third grade level, and expects that you agree with everything she puts on the table. I was not looking for a treatise on the reality of auras, but it seems that if you're writing for someone who is hoping to experience them, you would have information that would be a bit more compelling than what it was. Maybe someone else will like it, but I was quite disappointed.

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  • The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection

  • All 22 Stories
  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Eric Vincent
  • Length: 91 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

This is the complete Wizard of Oz collection of 22 stories written by L. Frank Baum. This is the only complete collection that includes all the Oz stories. All 22 stories are fully complete. They include the dedication and the introduction of each story/book. In this collection, you will find stories not available in other collections. It even includes stories published after the death of L. Frank Baum.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Audio chapter list below as was missing

  • By MM on 04-09-14

excellent<br />

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

Reviewed: 01-21-17

the stories and the narration are both excellent. Three cheers for Dorothy and all of the other characters as well!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh

  • By: A. A. Milne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 383

The Bear of Very Little Brain and his friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood have delighted generations of children since Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926. This anniversary edition of Winnie-the-Pooh is the perfect way to celebrate the enduring popularity of A. A. Milne's classic work. Three cheers for Pooh!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a book for children, but all sentient beings.

  • By John Campbell on 09-18-15

awesome

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

I absolutely loved this dramatization. I have always loved the stories, and even enjoy the Disney adaptation, but I have a new favorite. The voices are perfect (especially Piglet), and the piano and wind added just enough, but not too much. Going back to listen again now...

  • Many Waters

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

A touch of computer keys, a blast of heat, and suddenly the Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are gasping in a shimmering desert land. If only the brothers had normal parents, not a scientist mother and a father who experiments with space and time travel. If only the Murry twins had noticed the note on the door of their mother's lab: Experiment in Progress. Please Keep Out....But it's too late for regrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love! Mildly suggestive material.

  • By tracie on 06-24-13

amazing

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

I must admit that when I read the synopsis of this book, I was skeptical. But it is so well done that the book takes a premise that I really thought would be rather silly, and makes it actually quite fun. Admittedly, the premise is still rather silly... but the writing is so good... that it actually works. The performance is unbelievably good. I highly recommend it.

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,578

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

The narration is one of the best I've heard. I read the book when I was a child and had to listen when I saw it available. I have also seen the movie. This is what the movie should have been. Wonderful! edit:. I've listened to it a couple of more times and each time I get something new from the narrative. I often question whether an author really"meant to say" something when it's pointed out to me, but I must confess that Lengle's writing makes me feel that she had far more in mind than a simple children's book. This time around especially, I think I finally figured out where her mind was when she wrote this book. It's an unbelievably rich tale with wonderful character development.

  • Prelude to Foundation

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387

It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trantor, capital of a galactic empire!

  • By Svenghali on 11-09-12

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

I've heard a different version of this but this is the better. Excellent read. The story and performance are both superior.

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