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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-17

A remarkable journey

This is not a book which you read in order to reach the end. As such, it can be very taxing. Take your time and enjoy the ride .... Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance rewards its reader for years to come. Love it or not, it is something you will never forget.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

Interesting read for my grade 7 students

Thy really enjoyed the book and a number of them have now rated reading the second book in the series.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-17

An excellent resource for a timeless yet rather long-winded novel

CliffsNotes is an excellent resource to understanding the complexities of Atlas Shrugged. I read the novel many years ago at university and could not bring myself to doing it again. So, the Notes was just perfect for refreshing my memory ... in under four hours. The audio worked even better when following on with the written text (both audible and kindle on my iPad).

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Highly entertaining for ages 12 to 60

If you are looking for something different to share with your kids, search no further. "The House of the Scorpion" has something for everyone: action, suspense, supernatural and romance .... yet appropriate for young ears (unlike so many others, this book is not spoilt by inappropriate language). The reading is excellent.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-16

The best possible reading of a timeless classic

This has to be the way Mark Twain would have wanted Tom Sawyer to be remembered. I was not planning on rereading "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", but the release on Audible tempted me. I am so happy that I did ... Nick Offerman's reading has set a new level of expectation; something surely not easily improved upon. The boyish superstitions of Tom and Huck now have substance, and the medication of Peter the cat still has me breaking into spontaneous laughter. Thanks to Mr Offerman, I am now tempted to listen to "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" also ... I just hope Elijah Wood's narration is up to the standard ;)

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-16

Not so much for children ...

but still a great introduction to Shakespeare. The narration can be ever-so slightly monotonous, but is well-done, nonetheless. What I enjoy about these tales is that they are brief (think "short story") and I can refresh my memory of the main plot and main characters of the play in 30 minutes or so.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-16

A classic worth reading

I enjoyed this insight into a society so surreal. Although the novel took a while to get into, the narration is delightful and entertaining.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-15

Excellent!

Not always the most engaging reading, but still worth it. I particularly enjoyed the comments by Golding at the end of the audio book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-15

Enjoyable version of a classic

I really enjoyed this abridged version .... A quick recap for those who love Les Mis

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-15

An enriching experience

This was my first reading of this translation of Le Petit Prince, and the audiobook greatly enhanced an already-moving experience. Humphrey Bower, through his thoughtful narration, made the tale come alive for me again ... the sadness was almost unbearable!

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