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  • The Audacity of Hope (excerpt)

  • By: Barack Obama
  • Narrated by: Barack Obama
  • Length: 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 2

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Where can I find the full audiobook?

  • By Jessica Osorno Caro on 04-03-2019

This is a four minute audio

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

Reviewed: 16-01-2018

It peters out half way through a sentence after approx 4 minutes and then audible comes on very loud and says WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS AUDIBLE. No I didn't the majority of it is missing.

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  • The Woman on the Orient Express

  • By: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson - newly married but carrying another man's child - is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light & enjoyable

  • By Heidi on 31-05-2017

Narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-01-2018

Narrator has a lovely voice but I found her way of reading a little distracting. I managed to get over that and finish the book. A nice light read for the holidays.

  • Assassin's Fate

  • Fitz and the Fool, Book 3
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Thorpe
  • Length: 45 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 332

Prince FitzChivalry Farseer's daughter, Bee, was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power. With Fitz in pursuit, the Servants fled through a Skill-pillar, leaving no trace. It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river. Clerres, where White Prophets were trained by the Servants to set the world on a better path, has been corrupted by greed. Fitz is determined to reach the city and take vengeance on the Four.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A deeply moving conclusion!

  • By Rosanna on 12-08-2017

Sadly I didn't love it. And a screech fault.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-2017

This book seemed drawn out. I sped up the man's reading because I didn't care for it much. I liked the female narrator.

But there is a horrible screeching noise about an hour and twenty minutes before the end. Timer says 43.36 Made me jump out of my skin. Like, what is it called "back feed" from microphone?

  • Fool's Fate

  • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
  • Length: 31 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 267

The moving end to the tale of the Farseers, in which kingdoms must stand or fall on the beat of a dragon's wings, or a Fool's heart. A small and sadly untried coterie – the old assassin Chade, the serving-boy Thick, Prince Dutiful, and his reluctant Skillmaster, Fitz – sail towards the distant island of Aslevjal. There they must fulfil the Narcheska’s challenge to her betrothed: to lay the head of the dragon Icefyre, whom legends tell is buried there deep beneath the ice, upon her hearth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • excellent story

  • By toni on 28-06-2015

Very good story and narrator however..

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

Reviewed: 04-11-2017

Really enjoyable. However once again there were obvious editing errors. For instance the same sentence repeated with an error in the first and correct in the second instance. The fool was pale, colourless as a child not dark.

  • Fool's Errand

  • Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 285

Return to the world of the Farseers… Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy. When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Performance for a great story

  • By Evan on 10-10-2018

Bad Editing

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

Reviewed: 17-10-2017

One minute I'm in the throws of tears because of the storyline, and the next I'm jolted to real life and the story spoiled because of the sudden loud CHAPTER XX. For goodness sakes a bit of time to cheer or grieve at the end of chapters PLEASE!!!!!!

Not the fault of the author - love the story. Not the fault of the reader, quite enjoying his voice.

  • No Wind of Blame: Inspector Hemingway, Book 1

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on the scene seems to have a motive, not to mention the wherewithal to commit murder, and alibis that simply don't hold up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok

  • By Cary on 05-08-2017

Ok

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

Reviewed: 05-08-2017

I really struggled to finish this. In fact I sped up the reading to finish. I could never forget the reader. The way she paused and broke up sentences was very distracting, and therefore I could never be fully immersed in the book. I much prefered the reader of the last Georgette Heyer book I listened to.

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  • The Once and Future King

  • By: T. H. White
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 33 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

The complete "box set" of T. H. White's epic fantasy novel of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: "The Sword in the Stone", "The Witch in the Wood", "The Ill-Made Knight", "The Candle in the Wind", and "The Book of Merlyn".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • T.H white is a classic writer.

  • By Martin on 15-07-2017

A Classic

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

Reviewed: 02-07-2017

This is a classic book loved by children and adults for many years. I wish that I had discovered it as a child I would have loved it.

  • Stardust

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

In the English countryside at the dawn of the Victorian era, life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall. Tristan Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester, but she is as distant as the star they see fall from the sky one evening. For the prize of Victoria's hand, Tristan vows to retrieve the star for his beloved. It is an oath that sends the lovelorn swain over the town's ancient wall and into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A ripper yarn

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-08-2017

Favourite

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

Reviewed: 21-06-2017

First time hearing this book on audible, but not first time reading. I've read the paper version and watched the movie several times. Still love it. Every version. Neil Gaiman does a very good job reading for this audible version.