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  • Three Daughters

  • A Novel
  • By: Consuelo Saah Baehr
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728

Born in rural Palestine, just before the dawn of the 20th century, Miriam adores her father and is certain his love will protect her, but she soon finds that tradition overrides love. Uprooted by war, Miriam enters a world where the old constraints slip away with thrilling and disastrous results. Miriam's rebellious daughter, Nadia, is thrilled with the opportunity for a modern life that her elite education provides. But when she falls in love with an outsider, the clan reins her back with a shocking finality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling

  • By valerie on 12-18-14

Excellent narration! Beautiful story!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

Beautifully written, expertly narrated. I highly recommend this book! Rich characters, unpredictable plot, and paced very well.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Contact

  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkoe
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,526

The future is here...in an adventure of cosmic dimension. In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who - or what - is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future - and our own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story with a Few Glitches

  • By Kyle on 03-27-17

Narration just ok, book a classic, movie better

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

I enjoyed listening to the book in parts, but Sagan does go on some tangents that seem a little unnecessary. Usually when I read a book that is also a movie - I prefer the book. In this case the writing was too dry for me to enjoy more than the movie. The story line in the book is more interesting, but the writing did not stay focused enough for me to fully appreciate it.
The narration was good with the exception of my note below.

FEMALE NARRATORS TAKE NOTE! I would rather hear the normal female voice than some juvenile sounding lisp for a male character. Why-why-why do some female narrators think that a male character - who is an adult - needs a lisp? Especially one who is supposed to be a romantic interest! It is a HUGE turn-off and ruins the romantic aspect of the story, which in turn may ruin the whole story.

  • The Testing

  • The Testing, Book 1
  • By: Joelle Charbonneau
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Morton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849

The story in which a 16-year-old is chosen by her government to undergo The Testing, which decides if she gets to go to The University. The University is for the country’s best and brightest teens and puts the rebuilding and future leadership of the United Commowealth in their hands. During The Testing, extreme psychological and physical trials pit them against one another to determine which teens have what it takes to become a leader.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is ruining this for me

  • By Robin on 03-30-14

Pretty good story - TERRIBLE narration!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-13

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Elizabeth Morton?

I would have cast someone with a more mature voice to narrate this story. Ms. Norton's voice is much more suited for children's stories than adult - or even young adult - stories. When she talked about Thomas being sexy it just sounds unbelievable with her childish voice. It was really hard for me to focus and enjoy the book.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful