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  • Papillon

  • By: Henri Charriere
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana for a crime he did not commit, Henri Charriere became obsessed with one goal: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious prison Devil's Island, a place from which no one had ever escaped - until Papillon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read, if human nature matters to you!

  • By kieu on 11-14-13

Must be the worse book I've ever (tried to) read

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

It wasn't interesting and the narrator was horrible. Never have I cared less what happens to the characters.
I can't believe I made it to the end of part 1 and I'm sorry I wasted a precious credit on it.
How is this a cult?

  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

  • By: Karen Joy Fowler
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,348

Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and our narrator, Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. "I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: that I was raised with a chimpanzee," she tells us. "It's never going to be the first thing I share with someone. I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion, I'd scarcely known a moment alone. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was totally worth the credit.

  • By Amber on 10-04-13

The truth can be hard to hear

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

The truth can be hard to hear But the story was told beautifully and lovingly. Bringing different perspectives on how animal are used by humanity.

  • Tell the Wolves I'm Home

  • By: Carol Rifka Brunt
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

My sister Greta and I were having our portrait painted by our Uncle Finn because he knew he was dying . . .There's only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that's her uncle, the renowned painter, Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her once inseparable older sister, June can only be herself in Finn's company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just want to cry.....

  • By Dans. on 11-12-13

Beautiful and sad story. Annoying narrator voice.

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

A beautiful story about love, prejudice and growing up.
I loved it despite the narration of the main character, the story teller. Reminded me of a childish Google assistant.

  • North and South

  • North and South Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972

Two strangers, young men from Pennsylvania and South Carolina, meet on the way to West Point.... Thus begins this brilliant novel of antebellum America, spanning three generations and chronicling the lives and loves of two great family dynasties. The Hazards and the Mains are brought together in bonds of friendship and affection that neither jealousy nor violence can shatter - until a storm of events sunders the nation and brings the cataclysm of war!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating novel of the Civil War

  • By 9S on 01-12-13

Couldn't finish for the first time

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

After 30 hours of listening, I saw only 9 hours passed. History told in a boring way, characters not engaging. Decided not to suffer and give up for the first time ever. Life's too short.

  • Sense and Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050

In this Audible Exclusive production, Academy Award® nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) narrates one of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Sense and Sensibility. In this timeless tale of misguided romance and heartbreak, two teenage heroines must overcome the pitfalls of Georgian England’s high society in order to achieve the love and happiness they seek. The admiration that Pike has for Austen’s work is shown clearly through this passionate delivery of Austen’s first published novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stellar Performance Elevates Austen’s Work

  • By Gretchen SLP on 10-09-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Jane Austen is Jane Austen. But Rosamund Pike!... Amazing! Please get her to nerrare more of Austen's books!!

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  • Esther the Wonder Pig

  • Changing the World One Heart at a Time
  • By: Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane
  • Narrated by: Steve Jenkins
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 157

In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micropiglet. Though he knew his partner, Derek, wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-size commercial pig. Within three years tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best recipe of love on sad day...

  • By Jill on 06-13-16

Kindness is magic!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-16

Great fun! I loved the story even though I am already severely addicted to Esther's social media and familiar with your amazing work and attitude.
Loved dad Steve's narration. Pleae consider adding your giggle as a ring tone.

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,620

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I Hadn't Cliff Noted This in High School

  • By Joel on 03-27-17

The emperor has no clothes

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

This book is tedious. Though the idea of a book about the importance of books is interesting, NOTHING happens in book.
Tim Robbins was OK, not the best at making voices but it was fine.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful