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  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,352

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

It was a fun one to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

I enjoyed listening to this book. It was fun and I found myself looking forward to picking up where I left off! If you have some time, give this book a shot!

  • Moby Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: William Hootkins
  • Length: 24 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683

"Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, EXCELLENT reading!

  • By Jessica on 02-18-09

Not for me.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I gave it a try because it's a classic. Too many tangents that last way too long. Developed concepts and ideas that don't add to the story line. The old English was fun to listen to, but all in all, I would rather have listened to something else. My apologies to all you who love this book. This is just my opinion.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • American Wolf

  • A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
  • By: Nate Blakeslee
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Nate Blakeslee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260

Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Epic American Story

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 10-17-17

Gripping! A grand tail of survival and family.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

This was an excellent story of not just the survival of a species, but the survival of individual animals with distinct personalities. You may even find yourself caring about a topic you never knew existed.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Maze Runner

  • Maze Runner, Book 1
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,285

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers - boys whose memories are also gone. Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out - and no one's ever made it through alive. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying: Remember. Survive. Run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, though a little long

  • By Darrin on 11-28-11

Good story. The time went by so fast!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

Narrator did a great job. He added emotion that really brought the book to life!

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,572
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,644

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

An Unbelievable Story of an Unbreakable Man!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

Where does Unbroken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Unbroken ranks among the top audiobooks I have been able to listen to so far. A story of amazing athleticism, war, survival, enslavement, perseverance, hatred, love, and grace. Not many true stories touch so many powerful topics, and still have a wonderful ending.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Louis of course! The man is a beast! He's incredible.

Which character – as performed by Edward Herrmann – was your favorite?

Louis still wins here.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

An Unbelievable Story of an Unbreakable Man!

Any additional comments?

God is good. I'm glad He was able to work on and use Louis. This was a very motivating biography. When compared to this man's life, what do we have, in life, to complain about?

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,434

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

What a great book on how to interact with people.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

The narrator did an excellent job with his reading. The topics are super beneficial. I'm excited to use these ideas daily in both my professional and personal interactions. I definitely recommend this book! I wish I had heard this years ago.

  • Winning Strategies of High Achievers

  • By: John Maxwell, Chris Widener, Vince Lombardi Jr.
  • Narrated by: John Maxwell, Chris Widener, Vince Lombardi Jr.
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

With Winning Strategies, you'll hear first-hand what drives an NFL quarterback, a former Navy Seal, New York Times best-selling authors, and other successful individuals and acclaimed athletes to greatness. From overcoming adversity to finding motivation, the Winning Strategies audio suite offers hours of inspiration and practical steps towards reaching your personal best, in the board room or on the field of competition.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Missed

  • By Anomoly on 07-17-08

Great Speeches!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

The opening speech and John Maxwell were fantastic. A great reminder on how to succeed in a way that glorifies the Creator! All the speakers nailed it. Even with its comic ending.