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  • Homer's Odyssey

  • A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder
  • By: Gwen Cooper
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Homer's Odyssey is the once-in-a-lifetime story of an extraordinary cat and his human companion. It celebrates the refusal to accept limits on love, ability, or hope against overwhelming odds. By turns jubilant and moving, it's a memoir for anybody who's ever fallen completely and helplessly in love with a pet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised

  • By John S. on 10-24-09

Great for Pet Lovers

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

Reviewed: 07-26-18

This is probably my fourth time reading this book and I have bought numerous copies as gifts. Well written and well read. Both Gwen and Laurence are very funny and who didn’t fall in love with Homer? I have it in hard back, CD and in my Audible. Gwen has the ability to make you feel as if you are right there with her and her best friend.

  • The Runaway Children

  • By: Sandy Taylor
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

London, 1942: Thirteen-year-old Nell and five-year-old Olive are being sent away from home to escape the devastation of the East End during the Blitz. Leaving behind their beloved mother and brothers, they don’t know if they will ever see them again. As the sisters adjust to their new life in a close-knit Welsh village, they gradually find hope in the friendships they make. And Nell kindles a special bond with fellow evacuee Jimmy, who makes her smile even at the hardest of times. But when little Olive’s safety is threatened, Nell makes a decision that will change their lives forever. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Wonderful

  • By Rosemarie on 07-20-18

Absolutely Wonderful

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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: 07-20-18

A lovely story with all elements, love of family, friends and neighbors. Each helping the other survive through the toughest of times. I highly recommend it.

Well read with perfect inflections.

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  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404

When Charlie Trumper inherits the barrow his grandfather used to peddle fruit and vegetables in turn-of-the-century Whitechapel, England, he inherits his enterprising spirit as well. Charlie's deeply held ambition to raise himself out of the poverty of London's East End is destined to be realized, but there are many obstacles to overcome, including a tour of duty at the front in World War I, where he encounters the man who will become his lifelong enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming a Fan of Jeffrey Archer

  • By DWR on 05-04-16

Better Every Time

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I enjoy this story more each time I read it. Having it end is like not seeing family again. Well written, well read. I have read it several and listened to it a couple times. Stories like this are not written today.

  • A Redbird Christmas

  • By: Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by: Fannie Flagg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times best-selling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quintessential Fannie Flagg.

  • By Buford on 12-15-04

Feel Good Story

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

I love this story. I have it in book form, in DVD and on my phone. Never gets old. I live the town, the people and the story.

  • War and Remembrance

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 56 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,740

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What can I say that hasn't already been said??

  • By aaron on 01-31-12

This Audible Version Is Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

These are two of my top five favorite books. I have them in hardback, audio disc and Audible. It is extremely well read and takes you to the place where it is happening. The characters come to life for me and I hate to have it end. As they seem real to me, I wish I could know how the rest of their lives went on. I may just have to start over with Winds of War!

  • The Winds of War

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 45 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,122

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece

  • By Robert on 05-24-13

Love This Book!

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I have listened to this book a couple times and enjoy it more each time. I feel as if the Henry’s are my family. Beautiful written and narrated, as if one is there. I have this in hard copy, DVD and audible. Now preparing for the sequel, War and Remembrance. I know it will be enjoyed by all.

  • A Higher Call

  • An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
  • By: Adam Makos
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,672
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,686

Four days before Christmas in 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber’s tail - a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Proof the term "Hero" knows no borders

  • By Anon anon on 03-27-13

Best Read In A Long Time

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

This is one of the best WWII books I have ever read. Actually, best book of any type in a long time. This should be a movie. I'm going to get it in hardback so I can also read it. Don't miss this one.

  • I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

  • My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
  • By: Tony Danza
  • Narrated by: Tony Danza
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 903

Long before he starred on some of television’s most beloved and long-running series such as Taxi and Who’s the Boss? and went on to distinguish himself in a variety of film and stage roles, Tony Danza was a walking contradiction: an indifferent student who dreamed of being a teacher. Inspiring a classroom of students was an aspiration he put aside for decades until one day it seemed that the most meaningful thing he could do was give his dream a shot. What followed was a year spent teaching 10th-grade English at Northeast High - Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3,600 students....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I may be a little biased, but ....

  • By Sibine on 04-13-13

I loved it

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

Reviewed: 05-29-17

I thought I would be bored but it was well written and well read. Makes me wonder why anyone would want to be a teacher in today's world.