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  • The Shack

  • By: Wm. Paul Young
  • Narrated by: Roger Mueller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,203

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul Changing

  • By LucySue on 12-30-16

Theological mumble

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

It starts with a good story and then it turns into an endless theological and somewhat philosophical rumbling. In my opinion, it could appeal to devout Christians who fancy themselves intellectuals but not to members of other religions or to atheists.

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  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • The Dark Tower
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,727

In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a "skin-man", Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An exceptional story, but I miss George Guidall.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-12

Stephen King - Great Writer & Also A Good Reader!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-13

I disagree with some people here that criticized King for his narration of his own novel.
In my opinion, he did a pretty good job. Obviously, he is not as good as some of the best professional narrators and actors but I did not feel that his narration harmed the pleasure of listening/reading this novel.

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    Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
    3,679 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Shantaram

  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016

This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher; and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do Not Miss This

  • By Jamie on 06-19-06

One of the best books I have ever listen to!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-12

A spectacular story by Roberts. Interesting, philosophical and suspenseful at the same time.
A great narrating job by Bower. I especially liked his ability to imitate various Indian accents which are sometimes just hilarious!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Born to Run

  • A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,833

Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm not a runner ...

  • By B.J. on 09-01-09

A great read, especially for runners

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

Reviewed: 08-29-12

I've been running few miles almost every day in the last 30 years or so. I only did few marathons and they always made me suffer.
Anyway, after seeing McDougall on "TED" I purchased this audio book as an "educational" book.
However, it was a very pleasant surprise to find out that it is also very entertaining!
For runners, this book is a potential life changer.
For non-runners and runners alike, it's a good story, it's sometimes funny, sometimes suspenseful and it's always very interesting.

  • Red Days

  • By: Ram Oren
  • Narrated by: Liat Shnapp
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Red Days is a true story about two love affairs that took place during the British Mandate in Palastine.

The two love affairs were tied together in a fascinating story, involving Shoshna, the daughter of the well-known Zionist leader Dov Bar Borochov and undercover police officer Tomas Vilkin; and Roni Berstein and Avraham ("Yair") Stern, the leader of the Lechi (Lochamei Herut Yisrael - Fighters for the freedom of Israel) underground organization.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ram Oren is always good but the narration....

  • By SB on 02-08-12

Good story, terrible narration!

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

Reviewed: 06-30-12

Would you try another book from Ram Oren and/or Liat Shnapp?

Yes, I would buy more books by Ram Oren but not where Liat Shnapp is narrating.

What did you like best about this story?

The fact it was describing the history of my land and I believe it was a very accurate a true depiction of it (except the specific of the romance of course).

How could the performance have been better?

This narrator is very monotone and is probably the worst narrator I've every listened to from the close to 1000 audio books I've listened to in my life. She even makes mistakes in pronouncing names of cities or scientific terms. The producers should redo this book with a professional story teller or an actor.

Any additional comments?

It's too bad this narrator ruins a good story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful