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  • The Old Man and the Sea

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Donald Sutherland
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,838
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,808

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly a Classic

  • By Dave on 07-01-08

not bad

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Old man and the sea was simple and a nice simple read, although I dont think I wouls read it again

  • The Joy Luck Club

  • By: Amy Tan
  • Narrated by: Gwendoline Yeo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 929

Four Chinese women, drawn together by the shadow of their past, meet in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and to "say" stories to each other. Nearly 40 years later, one of the women has died, and her daughter arrives to take her place. However, the daughter never expected to learn of her mother's secret lifelong wish - and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation creates among the women an urgent need to remember the past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Joy Luck - abridged

  • By Leslie Teicholz on 03-16-04

good

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

it was a good book. decent narrator first chapter very captivating lull in the middle but ending was sweet

  • Of Mice and Men

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Gary Sinise
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,767
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,196

While the powerlessness of the laboring class is a recurring theme in Steinbeck’s work of the late 1930s, he narrowed his focus when composing Of Mice and Men (1937), creating an intimate portrait of two men facing a world marked by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness. But though the scope is narrow, the theme is universal: a friendship and shared dream that make an individual’s existence meaningful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Rosemary on 06-25-12

horrible

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I hate Steinbeck worst author ever. Very boring. Worst book story is also hard to follow.