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    • Heartburn

    • By: Nora Ephron
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,028
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,837
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,824

    Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just a treasure

    • By David Shear on 07-10-13

    Regular price: $24.50

    • You Don't Look Your Age

    • And Other Fairy Tales
    • By: Sheila Nevins
    • Narrated by: Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 349

    Sheila Nevins is the best friend you never knew you had. She is your discreet confidante you can tell any secret to, your sage mentor at work who helps you navigate the often uneven playing field, your wise sister who has “been there, done that,” your hysterical girlfriend whose stories about men will make you laugh until you cry. Sheila Nevins is the one person who always tells it like it is.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I was hoping for at all.

    • By Lili on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection (Unabridged Stories)

    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep, George Plimpton, others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Here are twelve magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates, with unequaled grace and tenderness, the deepest feelings we have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All Stars Deliver

    • By Greg on 03-03-04

    Regular price: $10.26

    • Brave Irene

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that's brewing - quite an errand for a little girl. But where there's a will, there's a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Odd presentation

    • By THoward on 12-31-16

    Regular price: $1.88

    • Chrysanthemum

    • By: Kevin Henkes
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27

    She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. And then she started school. "I'm named after my grandmother," said Victoria. "You're named after a flower." Chrysanthemum wilted. Life at school didn't improve. In fact, it got worse. Then the students were introduced to their music teacher, Mrs. Twinkle. Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle. And suddenly, Chrysanthemum blossomed...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I read this when I was just a young girl, I <3 it.

    • By Subrena on 04-10-16

    Regular price: $9.07

    • The Testament of Mary

    • By: Colm Toibin
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 826
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 764
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 752

    Meryl Streep’s performance of Colm Tóibín's acclaimed portrait of Mary is hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “an ideal audiobook,” presenting the three-time Academy Award-winner in “yet another great role.” Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín's The Testament of Mary presents Mary as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity. In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son's crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel. They are her keepers, providing her with food and shelter and visiting her regularly. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was "worth it"; nor that the "group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye," were holy disciples. This woman who we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone, in a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • from a non believer...

    • By Taormina60 on 09-27-13

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Haiti After the Earthquake

    • By: Paul Farmer
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep, Edoardo Ballerini, Edwidge Danticat
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    On January 12, 2010, a major earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of people died, and the greater part of the capital was demolished. Dr. Paul Farmer, U.N. deputy special envoy to Haiti, who had worked in the country for nearly thirty years treating infectious diseases like tuberculosis and AIDS, and former President Bill Clinton, the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, had just begun to work on an extensive development plan to improve living conditions in Haiti.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you read one book about Haiti make it this one

    • By Bryan on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Robert Altman

    • The Oral Biography
    • By: Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated by: Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, Cher, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Robert Altman - visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend - comes roaring to life in this rollicking cinematic biography, told in a chorus of voices that can only be called Altmanesque.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling!

    • By Wise & Careful Shopper on 10-17-10

    Regular price: $43.93

    • The Velveteen Rabbit

    • By: Margery Williams
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 68

    "When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become real." First published in 1922, Margery Williams' enchanting story about a toy rabbit is a classic of children's literature. This gentle rendition comes alive through Meryl Streep's soothing narration and George Winston's beautiful music score. Ages four and up.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting story

    • By Mandy Leppard on 12-11-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Amazing Bone

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    It's a bright and beautiful spring day, and Pearl, a pig, is dawdling on her way home from school. Most unexpectedly, she strikes up an acquaintance with a small bone. Pearl and the bone immediately take a liking to each other, and before you know it she is on her way home with the bone in her purse, left open so they can continue their conversation. Won't her parents be surprised when she introduces her talking bone!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Kids' Book On Audible

    • By Gretchen SLP on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $1.88

    • Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson

    • By: Emily Dickinson, New Millennium Audio - producer
    • Narrated by: Glenda Jackson, Stephanie Beacham, Sharon Stone, and others
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Four well-known actresses read these poems by one of the greatest American poets of the 19th century. Beginning always with particulars of personal experience, her poems encompass life and death, love and longing, joyfulness and sorrow. With sparse, precise language, she conveys a penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Passion: Women on Women

    • Provocative Excerpts on the Passions of Women
    • By: Blanche Wiesen Cook, Carrie Fisher, Erica Jong
    • Narrated by: Amy Tan, Meryl Streep, Gloria Steinem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Work, love, family, sex, and politics - all of these topics have been grist for the mills of some of this century's finest women writers. On this recording a remarkable company of women deliver individual perspectives on feminine passions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great read aloud

    • By Cath on 05-06-15

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The One and Only SHREK! Plus 5 Other Stories

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Before Shrek made it on the silver screen, there was William Steig's SHREK!, a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the surface of the planet is what you consider ordinary. SHREK! can be found in this collection of six modern classics by Steig, along with stories concerning creatures ordinary and extraordinary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not like the movie...but better!

    • By Stephanie A. Land on 05-06-10

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Testament of Mary

    • By: Colm Tóibín
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    From the author of Brooklyn, in a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, The Testament of Mary tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief. For Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son's brutal death. To her he was a vulnerable figure, surrounded by men who could not be trusted, living in a time of turmoil and change.

    Regular price: $23.24

    • The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    • By: Beatrix Potter
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Meryl Streep reads this enchanting tale by Beatrix Potter. The curious and disobedient Peter Rabbit learns that indeed he should have listened to his mother's warning about Mr. McGregor's garden. Ages five and up will appreciate why this story has captured the imaginations of children around the world for years. It comes packaged with a second story, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, which is also read by Meryl Streep.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed Meryl Streep's narration

    • By Timothy on 07-23-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Sorrows of Gin

    • The John Cheever Audio Collection
    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Here is one of twelve magnificent stories, originally part of The John Cheever Audio Collection, in which John Cheever celebrates – with unequaled grace and tenderness – the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The demoralization and destruction of alcoholism

    • By W Perry Hall on 01-25-14

    Regular price: $1.13

    • The Tailor of Gloucester

    • By: Beatrix Potter
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    No thanks to his naughty cat Simpkin, the tailor of Gloucester has no more twisted silk thread to finish the coat he has promised the mayor for his wedding on Christmas day. With the help of some special friends, the tailor finds that a kind favor is returned.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Essential Cheever

    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: John Cheever, Meryl Streep
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The Enormous Radio and The Swimmer are two magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates with unequaled grace and tenderness the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever wrote, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

    Regular price: $9.11

    • The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

    • By: Beatrix Potter
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Meryl Streep reads this enchanting story by Beatrix Potter, which has captured the imaginations of children around the world for years. Mr. Jeremy Fisher's minnow-fishing trip turns into quite a surprising adventure. It comes packaged with a second story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which is also read by Meryl Streep. Both readings are accompanied by whimsical music performed by Lyle Mays.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Spinky Sulks

    • By: William Steig
    • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Spinky is convinced that his family hates him and goes off to sulk in his hammock. His brother and sister try to make amends. His mom even brings him a beautiful tray of food. But nothing can get Spinky to stop sulking - not even a circus passing by on his street! Will Spinky ever cheer up?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny First World Problems for Pre-K and Kinders

    • By Gretchen SLP on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $1.88

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