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  • Water for Elephants

  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,095

Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rosie the bull elephant?

  • By Randall on 07-22-07

great listen edge of your seat thrilling!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-13

Would you listen to Water for Elephants again? Why?

yes, loved it...

What was one of the most memorable moments of Water for Elephants?

events involving Rosy

Which character – as performed by David LeDoux and John Randolph Jones – was your favorite?

Jacob the younger but Jacob the older (93 or 91) was equally captivating

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

laughed at times

Any additional comments?

wonderful...

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades Freed

  • Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,304

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • We ate the dessert first...

  • By SIMARA on 05-02-12

same old stuff! sounds like an adolescent wrote it

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

NO, NO, NO

What was most disappointing about E. L. James’s story?

no imagination, same old sad tired line! oh my!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

she was boring!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

It just sounded like a kid wrote it.

16 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Fifty Shades Darker

  • Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,901

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Point, Well Made!!

  • By Moki on 05-04-12

my 4th grader writes better!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Nobody. there was no imagination in the writing at all. writer uses the same words over and over. "oh my" and murmur.

What was most disappointing about E. L. James’s story?

no imagination what so ever.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

terrible narration

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Boy gets girl, that's it.

Any additional comments?

EL James is a horrible writer and I can't believe these books were on the best seller list.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful