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  • Fifteen Dogs

  • Written by: André Alexis
  • Narrated by: André Alexis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

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

Fascinating and beautiful! I love this book!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-10

Although this story clearly comes from the author's imagination it is steeped in reality. I particularly liked the portrayal of humans being overly emotional while dogs are more practical and straightforward. And in the end the love between people and dogs is very poignantly portrayed.

  • Indian Horse

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Richard Wagamese
  • Narrated by: Jason Ryll
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 398

Saul Indian Horse is in critical condition. Sitting feeble in an alcoholism treatment facility, he is told that sharing his story will help relieve his agony. Though skeptical, he embarks on a heartbreaking journey from the present - and into the woods of Northern Ontario, where his life began in a snowy Ojibway camp. The tale that follows is one of great pain and great determination from Richard Wagamese, an author who "never seems to waste a shot" ( New York Times).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching and Humbling

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-11-11

Loved every line!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-01-01

One of the very best storytellers! Just the description of the hockey action is worth the listen ... but there is so much more.

  • Circe

  • Written by: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story, expertly read

  • By libragal on 2018-06-20

An unimaginable imagination.

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Reviewed: 2018-12-17

It is difficult for me to comprehend how such a wonderful story could be created. It is beautifully written and the brilliant performance just brings the words to life.

  • Next Year in Havana

  • Written by: Chanel Cleeton
  • Narrated by: Kyla Garcia, Frankie Maria Corzo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, 19-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest - until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee during the revolution. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brought me back to Cuba

  • By marcplouffe on 2018-08-03

Mostly a boring history lesson.

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-05

I found this story to be mostly boring but then I don't have a direct connection to Cuba. I'm sure part of it has to do with the mostly expressionless performance by the narrators.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • Written by: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My heart ached and soared while listening to this

  • By Bobbi on 2018-09-27

A wonderful story. Brilliantly performed.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-20

There are so many great elements woven into this story: rejection, loneliness, desperation, perseverance, brilliance ... but first and foremost ... love! Although the book is quite long I did not want it to end. Before it did end there were so many tears in my eyes I could hardly see.
The narrator's performance was perfectly matched to the story.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • Written by: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish it'd been even longer!

  • By Ola Maria on 2017-09-01

Love this book!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-29


So much emotion! If you want to gain some understanding of what it feels like to lose a child listen to this book.
The narration is nothing short of brilliant!!!

  • Starlight

  • Written by: Richard Wagamese
  • Narrated by: Wesley French
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

The final novel from Richard Wagamese, the best-selling and beloved author of Indian Horse and Medicine Walk, centres on an abused woman on the run who finds refuge on a farm owned by an Indigenous man with wounds of his own. A profoundly moving novel about the redemptive power of love, mercy, and compassion - and the land's ability to heal us. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A literary experience. <br />Reading this changes you

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-01-07

Beautiful story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-31

The imagery painted by Richard Wagamese's words is vivid and almost shockingly real. His words take us out into the back country to experience the beauty and soulfulness of the land. Likewise he shows us how a relationship between a man and a woman, who has been abused by men all her life, can blossom with love, gentleness and the healing power of the land and the animals that live there. I have never listened to an entire book in one day before, as I did with this one. The narrator did an awesome job of relating the story which makes an audio book a great way to experience this book.
It's unfortunate that Richard was not able to complete the book only because I did not want his words to ever stop. However that does not detract from the telling of the story. It is a very worthwhile listen!!