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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 19,971
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,852
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,933

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ho Hum

    • By John Riggs on 05-27-12

    Regular price: $24.46

    • At the Water's Edge

    • A Novel
    • By: Sara Gruen
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,350
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,221

    After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year's Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son’s inability to serve in the war. Ellis and his best friend, Hank, decide that the only way to regain the colonel's favor is to succeed where the colonel very publicly failed - by hunting down the famous Loch Ness monster.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Julie Angles on 04-20-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Ape House

    • A Novel
    • By: Sara Gruen
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos know American Sign Language. Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn’t understand people, but animals she gets—especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she’s ever felt among humans...until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what’s really going on inside.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Premise

    • By Pamela Harvey on 09-10-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Riding Lessons

    • By: Sara Gruen
    • Narrated by: Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 123

    As a world-class equestrian and Olympic contender, Annemarie Zimmer lived for the thrill of flight atop a strong, graceful animal. Then, at 18, a tragic accident destroyed her riding career and Harry, the beautiful horse she cherished. Now, 20 years later, Annemarie is coming home.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Painful to the ear

    • By Pauline on 05-15-08

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Flying Changes

    • By: Sara Gruen
    • Narrated by: Catherine Gaffney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Anxiety rules Annemarie Zimmer's days - the fear that her relationship with the man she loves is growing stagnant; the fear that equestrian daughter Eva's dreams of Olympic glory will carry her far away from her mother . . . and into harm's way. For five months, Annemarie has struggled to make peace with her past. But if she cannot let go, the personal battles she has won and the heights she has achieved will have all been for naught.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Brooke on 04-26-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Water for Elephants

    • By: Sara Gruen
    • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. In the Depression era, Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers' "Most Spectacular Show on Earth". There he meets the freaks, grifters, and misfits that populate this world: Marlena, beautiful star of the equestrian act; August, her charismatic but twisted husband (and the circus' animal trainer); and Rosie, the seemingly untrainable elephant Jacob cares for.

    Regular price: $22.27

    • At the Water's Edge

    • By: Sara Gruen
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The new novel from the best-selling author of Water for Elephants. A gripping and poignant love story set in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands at the end of the Second World War. After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year's Eve of 1944, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis' father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his colour-blind son's inability to serve in WWII.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Wasser für die Elefanten

    • By: Sara Gruen
    • Narrated by: Andreas Fröhlich
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Amerika 1931, die Wirtschaftskrise hat das Land fest im Griff. Der junge Tierarzt Jacob Jankowski kann von Glück reden, einen Job beim Zirkus zu bekommen...

    Regular price: $14.28