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  • The Tao of Pooh

  • By: Benjamin Hoff
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,641

Author Benjamin Hoff shows that the philosophy of Winnie-the-Pooh is amazingly consistent with the principles of Taoism and demonstrates how you can use these principles in your daily life. Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Learning Taoism through storytelling

  • By A. Yoshida on 02-25-18

Not Pooh voices

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

I love Simon Vance, but the voices were just all wrong. When I read this book, I can hear Pooh, and the others. It took a while to get used to a new voice.
Also, this book is one to underline. I’m not sure it translated well to audio.

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

  • By: Junot Diaz
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Staci Snell
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,918
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,936

Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous listen

  • By Kathleen on 04-26-08

So sad though

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

Beautifully written. Just so sad. Might not be a repeat listen, unless I just need a cry.

  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,883
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,327

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Boss demonstrates his strong work ethic and dedication to excellence as he tells his story.

  • By Tim on 12-21-16

Bruuuuuce!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

So beautifully written! I've been serenaded through the stories he has chosen to share. I've always felt that Springsteen has worn his heart on his sleeve, and I've known him through his music. Now I've been updated. Heart still on his sleeve, he continues to touch my soul.

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  • The Thirteenth Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,442

All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once you finish it, you'll listen again!

  • By Cathleen on 10-05-06

Fabulous story, even better narration!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

I thoroughly enjoyed this story within a story. The narrator's performance was amazing! It reminded me of music played on a minor scale. Fit the story perfectly!

  • State of Fear

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,514
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,522

Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did I read the same book as some of you?

  • By F on 10-05-05

Poor performance!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

Narration was not good! I heard every time the narrator swallowed. At one point I could hear laughter in the background, like jokes being told in an office. It was very distracting!

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  • The Fiery Cross

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Geraldine James
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

The Fiery Cross is Diana Gabaldon's fifth novel in her award-winning Outlander series, featuring 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Waiting for Davina

  • By Debra on 04-17-09

Too much missing!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-10

I would delete from my library if I could. A sad disappointment after the full length books.