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  • Water for Elephants

  • Written by: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Shelly Orloff on 2018-09-19

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

#Audible1
An old novel but a great novel! I love how the characters were built and I love the style of writing. It’s a great read.

  • Fifteen Dogs

  • Written by: André Alexis
  • Narrated by: André Alexis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old dog ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, unique, and entertaining!

  • By Cameron Britton on 2018-04-05

Dogs

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

#Audible1
My heart hurt after reading this book!
I was torn. I don’t know if I liked it or didn’t liked it. I think a little bit of both.
I love the authors style of writing and his creativity. As a lover of dogs, I feel I take away even more knowledge and compassion towards dogs, but not towards humans.
Shelly