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  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • Written by: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-01-01

Wow!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-17

Could not stop listening! discovered a slew of new ways and places to do so!

  • Shelter in Place

  • Written by: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly incredible

  • By Georgina on 2018-10-19

Entertaining!

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Reviewed: 2018-12-22

Very interesting story and the reader was one of the best I've heard. will be looking for her again.

  • Annihilation

  • The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
  • Written by: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 176

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. This is the 12th expedition, and their group is made up of four women. Part of their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens, and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers, but it's the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh boy...

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-10-05

Not my type but...

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-25

Probably not my type of book (not really into sci-fi /supernatural) but was compelled to listen the whole way through regardless. Interesting plot, well told. the reader was very good as well.

  • The Party Wall

  • Written by: Catherine Leroux, Lazer Lederhendler - translator
  • Narrated by: Brianna Morgan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Catherine Leroux's first novel, translated into English brilliantly by Lazer Lederhendler, ties together stories about siblings joined in surprising ways. A woman learns that she absorbed her twin sister's body in the womb and that she has two sets of DNA; a girl in the deep South pushes her sister out of the way of a speeding train, losing her legs; and a political couple learn that they are nonidentical twins separated at birth. The Party Wall establishes Leroux as one of North America's most intelligent and innovative young authors.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • what just happened?

  • By moira smith on 2018-11-24

what just happened?

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-24

The story itself is quite interesting, lots of plots and weaving. but the ending? Was that it? I don't feel that I necessarily need closure but some tying up of some of the characters would have been nice. The reader sounds like she is just learning to read and is obliged to read in front of a class, with the cadence of someone who just wants to get the words out. But if u look past that, and the fact that the story has no real ending, it has the bones of a good story.

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Written by: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

The definitive American novel. A great success since it was first published. Required reading. One of the most enjoyable novels ever written.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • horrible narration!

  • By moira smith on 2018-07-14

horrible narration!

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-14

Dont bother!! Couldnt get through it. Weird pauses and inflections... couldn't follow the story. Not even worth the 0.91$ I paid!!