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  • The Sicilian

  • Godfather, Book 2
  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: Larry Brandenburg, Jane Brody, Walter Brody, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

The sequel to Puzo's epic and brutal Mafia classic The Godfather. Once again Puzo brings the history of the Corleone family to life. Michael Corleone's exile in Sicily is ending, but on the instructions of his father, The Godfather, he must bring back to him the young man known as Salvatore Giuliano - if he can find him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst quality audio I've ever heard on audible

  • By Cords Mortimer on 08-11-2017

Narration issues, decent story

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

Reviewed: 05-04-2019

There's been a lot of comments on the narration, but I found slowing it to .85% speed helped. The fake accents are a tad jarring but I didn't notice them as much as others.

The story itself is decent, if a bit too much like a historical drama rather than a mafia story. still, it was good fun.

  • Escape From Jonestown

  • By: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Forty years ago, on Nov. 18, 1978, 914 members of a ‘utopian’ society deep in the Guyana jungle, known as Jonestown, drank a lethal elixir of Flavor-Aid and cyanide. Tim Carter was in the inner circle of its charismatic leader, Jim Jones. He escaped into the jungle. This is his story.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solid story but left with many questions unanswered

  • By Ms. K. Mccarthy on 22-04-2019

Horrific but fascinating

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

Reviewed: 25-12-2018

Despite being a bit repetitive if you're listening to it back-to-back, this is a fascinating and tragic story from one of the survivors.

  • The Silence of the Lambs

  • 25th Anniversary Edition: Hannibal Lecter, Book 2
  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 95

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Harris’ legendary best-seller, Audible presents The Silence of the Lambs, with a new introduction written and read by the author himself. An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim... Seeking insight into the deadly madman she must find, FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a monster cannibal held in a hospital for the criminally insane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent reading of an excellent book

  • By Taylor on 25-10-2016

A great read

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

Reviewed: 09-12-2018

While this has an interesting new intro by the author, nothing else had changed in the 25th anniversary edition. The audio quality remains average and can sometimes have you reaching for the volume. However, this remains a gripping thriller and the narrator does a solid job of bringing it to life.

  • Working Class Boy

  • By: Jimmy Barnes
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Barnes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690

Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Australian legend Jimmy Barnes' unforgettable childhood memoir. A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of OzPubRock - there isn't an accolade or cliché that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raw & honest autobiography

  • By M. O'Brien on 27-09-2017

Pretty good, but repetitious

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

Reviewed: 07-10-2018

lt's a pretty decent story for fans, and Jimmy's telling of it gets better as he goes along. However, it's a bit repetitious and the listener is hit over the head with obvious points, while truly deep memories are skimmed over or Jimmy decides not to tell the full account. All up, it's a decent but disjointed account of a pretty horrible childhood. Barnes' fans will love it, but for everyone else this isn't essential listening.

  • The Godfather

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 177

A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking 40 years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder, and family values is a true classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's true, it is a classic.

  • By Andy on 09-01-2016

Engaging story, brilliantly narrated

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

Great story that despite being familiar to most people, is still thoroughly engaging. The narration is as close to perfect as you could hope for. Such a rich telling of a fascinatingly brutal story that hasn't lost any of its impact in half a century

  • Johnny Cash

  • By: Robert Hilburn
  • Narrated by: Charles Pittard
  • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

People don't just listen to Johnny Cash: they believe in him. But no one has told the Man in Black's full story, until now. In Johnny Cash: The Life, Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical icon, whose colourful career stretched from his days at Sun Records with Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to his remarkable, brave and deeply moving 'Hurt' video, aged sixty-nine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring,emotional and exellent.

  • By terrence on 07-02-2019

Great insights for the true Cash fan

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

Reviewed: 14-09-2018

Great story about a complex artist. Not for the casual fan, and probably best suited to those with at least a passing interest in the process of making records, touring and country music. Narrator was good, although there were some minor issues with some sentences and some obvious re-recorded sections which was a tad jarring. However that's understandable for a 30-plus hour story. Overall, a great story that is well told.