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  • War Horse

  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Brittany Johnston on 2019-03-05

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-05

A very well written story with a wonderful performance by Dan Stevens. I loved the book and I loved the movie!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this book

  • By Brittany Johnston on 2019-02-22

Really enjoyed this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-22

Brendan did an amazing job at the different characters and their voices, except for Eleanor, whom I thought the voice he used didn't match her character. I can't wait to read the third and final book!

  • Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

  • Written by: Scott McCormick
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Samantha Turret, Khristine Hvam, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hated each other? It’s true! Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World is a riotous audio exclusive, like if Monty Python taught your history class. Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world’s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor. Choose sides: Cope or Marsh, the jerks who discovered so many dinosaurs; Hamilton or Burr, whose rivalry fueled American politics; and many more....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • history and humour

  • By SJW2015 on 2019-03-03

So entertaining!

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Reviewed: 2019-02-16

I loved this book and how it was performed, with all the extra characters and background noises. The stories were very interesting to listen to and I really enjoyed learning about some history!

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  • The Poetry of Scotland

  • Written by: Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Hannah Gordon, Daniela Nardini, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Scottish poetry is a powerful, beautiful expression of Country and Culture. It’s proud history includes such figures as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and many other illustrious figures. This volume of poetry is a perfect compendium of the words and works of Scotland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice collection

  • By Brittany Johnston on 2019-02-13

Nice collection

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-13

Very nice collection of poems and it was great to listening to the poems read in a Scottish accent, though it was a little hard at times to understand what was being said.

  • Classic Love Poems

  • Written by: William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

For anyone who's in love - or hopes to be - what greater celebration could there be than to hear the world's greatest love poetry read lovingly by Richard Armitage? With 13 poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and more, Classic Love Poems is a listening treat for Valentine's Day - or any day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Brittany Johnston on 2019-02-09

Beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-09

Loved listening to these different poems. Very beautiful and very well performed. Glad I bought this book.

  • Royals

  • Shifter Royalty Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: S. Dalambakis
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel, Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Callyn Silvers is the quiet girl in class, with her nose always in a book. No matter what school she's in, she likes to fly under the radar, and is hoping that senior year, at yet another new school, will be the same. Enter Zeke Montgomery, Graydon James, Maximus Anderson, and Lucian Harris. They enter Callyn's life like a Category 5 hurricane. All the boys recognize who she is the moment they see and scent her. She is their mate. All of their mates.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can't finish it

  • By Brittany Johnston on 2019-02-09

Can't finish it

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-09

I can't even bring myself to listen to this story because the narrator is so awful to listen to; she keeps pausing after every few words and it's super annoying.

  • Artemis Fowl

  • Artemis Fowl, Book 1
  • Written by: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genuis, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories, they're dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Rip-Roaring Good Time

  • By Gentleman Gamer on 2017-09-14

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 2019-02-09

Such a well written and wonderfully preformed story. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • Written by: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By Brittany Johnston on 2018-12-26

Powerful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-26

Very powerful telling of such a beautiful story. This telling gives the listener a true sense of the great war and the lives of the men who were apart of it.

  • Dark Witch

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "So mote it be..."

  • By Melissa on 2019-04-07

Not a book for children

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-09

I liked the story, but couldn't finish as the book has too many 'f bombs' and too much sexual activity in it. Shame to ruin a good story with such vulgar.

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  • West Cork: Aftershow

  • Written by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde, Jesse Baker
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4 out of 5 stars 21
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    4 out of 5 stars 21

Finished listening to West Cork? In this bonus aftershow, you will hear the latest from executive producer Jesse Baker with producers Jennifer Forde and Sam Bungey on the burning questions sparked by their Audible Original about Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s mysterious murder. What it was like to spend a year of their lives with a suspected murderer? How might the investigation have been bungled? Where does the case stand now? Listen here for answers to all of the above, as well the newest developments in this as-yet-unsolved crime.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of time

  • By Amy on 2018-12-16

Good

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Reviewed: 2018-10-27

It was a good follow-up, just wish it was longer, with more details. Hope there will be more follow-ups in the future.