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  • The Sun Also Rises

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: William Hurt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,706

The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the story introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. Follow the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of the 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed with narration

  • By Mary Jo Ignoffo on 04-17-15

Wish I had read the reviews before I purchased!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

How do you ruin a great classic? Ask (pay) William Hurt to read it. OMG, the man defines the words dull and wooden. I looked at the stars and didn't read the reviews or I would have looked for another addition of this great book. I will soldier on because this is a great piece of literature and listening to books gets me through my three mile daily power walks. But this is the last time I ever buy anything read by William Hurt. Audible should try to offer another version of The Sun Also Rises read by someone who can do a decent job.

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,099
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,039
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,055

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

The best of the best!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-09

I usually listen to thrillers and mysteries, but this, this is so unbelievably great! The story is compelling, I have to force myself to take off my earphones and wait for my next two mile hike. I just don't want it to end, but I can't wait to find out how it ends...I am almost there, don't have much more left. The readers are absolutely superb, they have the dialect down pat. Don't hesitate, download this book!!!!!

  • Killer Heat

  • By: Linda Fairstein
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

It's August in New York, and the only thing that's hotter than the pavement is Manhattan D.A. Alex Cooper's professional and personal life. Just as she's claiming an especially gratifying victory in a rape case, she gets the call: the body of a young woman has been found in an abandoned building. The brutality of the murder is disturbing enough, but when a second body, beaten and disposed of in exactly same manner, is found off the Belt Parkway, the city's top brass want the killer found fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply addicting!

  • By Anna on 11-29-08

Great story....so so reader

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-09

I love the Alex Cooper series, but Bernadette Dunne doesn't do the book justice. Was Barbara Rosenblat otherwise engaged when this was released? Seriously, Ms. Dunne can't vary her voice to match the characters...you really have to listen carefully to figure out when one character stops talking and another one starts. Other than that, I enjoyed the story. Typically, I learned something else about the Big Apple that I didn't know before I read one of Ms. Fairstein's books. As a New Yorker, born and breed, I really love that aspect of her books.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fearless Fourteen

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166

Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet. Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn't be more proud. He always was the smart one. Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom's sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Listen

  • By Rod on 06-19-08

More fun with Stephanie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-08

See, now, I don't agree that the series is getting tired, because there is alway so much character humor. I listen to the Plum series when I am exercising, it is a fun, light listening/read. I don't expect War and Peace, I expect laughter, and Evanovich never ceases to amuse me with the funny characters and their antics. I can relate to the potato canon, my son built one and I almost died laughing when he set it off and the potato probably landed on the neighboring college campus, that sucker went as high as the eye could see. What can I say, I love slapstick, even real life slapstick. I guess I simply love to laugh. I just wish her books were longer: more words, more laughs. Come on, her Jersey jokes are a hoot. And, admit it,you all want to picture Lula squeezed into a spandex wedding gown, you just know she is going to need a shoe horn to get into her dress when and if she gets married!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Thirteenth Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,063

All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Amazing Story--2 missing chapters

  • By J. Elliott on 01-28-10

A Jane Eyre type novel

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-08

I enjoyed this, it was a fairly good listen and held my interest until the end. Clearly the author loved reading Jane Eyre, was profoundly influenced by it, and set out to write a similar type book. One of the two readers is melodramatic in tone, but the reader who does Vida Winter's voice is excellent. I don't know if this is worthy of any audible awards, but it did make my time on the treadmill tolerable. I would characterize the book as pleasant, but not memorable.

  • The Ballad of Frankie Silver

  • By: Sharyn McCrumb
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat, Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Award-winning, New York Times best-selling novelist Sharyn McCrumb crafts absorbing, lyrical tales featuring the rich culture and lore of Appalachia. In the compelling The Ballad of Frankie Silver, she deftly weaves past and present with legend and truth to create a suspenseful portrait of tragic death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice little change of pace.

  • By Daniel on 10-01-04

I love fiction grounded in history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-08

What a terrific audiobook. Both readers are excellent, they did a great job. It was a useful device to separate the story lines. Since the Ballad of Frankie Silver is based on a true story, I was delighted to find more information about it on the Net, including a 40 minute film based upon the story behind the ballad, produced by UNC. What a delight, there are pictures of the hamlet and the Silver cabin, which is still standing and still owned by the family. McCrumb did a wonderful job recounting the death of Frankie Silver, her research seems accurate. Then she took the story and interwove it with a modern day tale. I was sorry when I finished the book, it will be a hard act to follow. I loved being transported back to the 1830s, I felt like I was in another place and time as I listened to that portion of the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Indiscretion

  • By: Judith Ivory
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

Lydia is a delicate British lady. Sam is a dusty Texan. When they are stranded together on bleak and dangerous Dartmoor, they must stay close to each other to survive. But this closeness creates more than safety: it leads to an indiscretion that could destroy them both.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well-written Regency romance

  • By A on 02-15-07

Not my kind of book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-07

I bought this because I love Barbara Rosenblat's narrations, especially Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody series, and Lisa Scottolini's legal thrillers. I see now that I really dislike romances, I found this dragged on and on, and was not terribly interesting.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Lean Mean Thirteen

  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997

From coast to coast and around the world, Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels continue to make best-selling history each summer. In the 13th book in the series, the stakes are raised even higher as Stephanie Plum finds herself in her most dangerous, hilarious, hottest, chase yet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Same flavor, different package

  • By Kelly on 06-20-07

Oh to be able to write like that!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-07

I love reading or listening to the Stephanie Plum series. Janet Evanovich and I have the same sense of humor, she just makes me laugh aloud. Since I listen to books on the treadmill or walking outdoors, I get strange looks when I double up laughing for no apparent reason. I have to point to my headphones! Seriously, if you haven't tried Evanovich, give her a whirl, you can start with this one, they really don't absolutely have to be read in the order that they were written. One caution, Debi Mazur read the early ones, she is the only audio reader I couldn't listen to, I had to read the books she recorded.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful