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  • The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By H.W. Brands
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill on the American River, it completely transformed the territory of California. Hundreds of thousands of people sped to California by any means possible, and small cities sprung up to service their needs as they sought the precious metal. By 1850, California had become a state; it had also become a symbol of where the nation was going.

    Claire says: "Very Enjoyable"
    "Gold Rush and beyond!"
    Overall

    This is the most complete book I have ever read about the California Gold Rush! The book follows prospectors to California from all over the globe. How they fared and what happened after the Gold Rush of 49.

    Besides the rush for gold The Age of Gold also does a good job with the histories of John C. Fremont. Leland Stanford, M. Vallejo, A. Sutter, and many many more. Also mentioned, in this book, is how the gold effected Later Day Saints, The Civil War, Transcon. Railroad, Pony Express, just to mention a few.

    If you love history you will love this book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4236)
    Performance
    (3762)
    Story
    (3783)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Details down to the nitty gritty!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Killing Lincoln rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If you are anything near a historical buff you need to read this book. The authors present a complete picture, in you mind, and you feel like you are behind the news cameras as it happens.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This books deal with the facts. Pure and simple. The authors takes these facts and presents them in a plain and simple style that captures the reader's interest.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Barefoot in the Park (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Neil Simon
    • Narrated By Norman Aronovic, Laura Linney
    Overall
    (669)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (184)

    A brand new lawyer and his young bride have returned from their honeymoon and are moving into their new high-rent apartment. In order to reach this "charming" dwelling, they must first climb six creaking flights of stairs. Once there, they find the place is absolutely bare of furniture, the paint job is all wrong, the skylight leaks, there is room for only one twin bed, and the wacky neighbors pop up at the worst times.

    Fabio says: "A nice treat"
    "Best laugh I have had in a long time!"
    Overall

    Witty! Ending is a little flat but other than that...FUNNY! Excellent performance from all the actors. The auther paints a vivid picture of the story line.
    I had my doubts, but hey! It was free! And I LOVED IT!

    Way better than I though it would be!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Biography: John J. Pershing

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By A&E Television Networks
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Profile of the iron-willed and stone-faced general who led American troops to victory in World War I. After his days as a frontier Indian fighter chasing Geronimo, Pershing took America's 128,000-man regular army and built it into a four-million-man juggernaut. Biography tells the story of Pershing's enormous triumphs and bitter tragedies, including the fire that killed his beloved wife and three daughters.

    A User says: "Can't beat the price!"
    "Can't beat the price!"
    Overall

    As always Biography has done great job. With the short time allowed you can get a fair idea of what kind of man Pershing was. And, if you have a mind to, it serves as a stepping stone for a more in-depth book.

    Enjoyed it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Biography: Lewis & Clark

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By A&E Television Networks
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (24)

    The saga of the incredible journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. On their two-year (1804-1806), 8,000-mile trip, Lewis and Clark drew maps of the wilderness, made contact with Native Americans, studied plants, animals, and minerals, and charted a route to America's West.

    Boii says: "Learning"
    "Brief but accurate."
    Overall

    Do you love history? Or are you wanting to know a little more about that Indian Lady on our one dollar coin? If you fall in the latter then you might enjoy this. If you love history this may be a bit brief. But, it is Biography and is always well done. Well worth the price!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Biography: Ponce de Leon

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By A&E Television Networks
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Juan Ponce de Leon sought the Fountain of Youth and discovered Florida. This profile of the "First Conquistador" chronicles how he brutalized native populations in his quest for riches.

    A User says: "Short but interesting..."
    "Short but interesting..."
    Overall

    After listening to several full length books this seems short..but the price is great. It's the audio version of Biography so it's simple really...if you enjoy the TV version you should like this!

    Well worth the price!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jeff Guinn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (126)

    With dramatic flair, Jeff Guinn delivers the definitive portrait of Bonnie and Clyde. These media-savvy outlaws appealed to America's Depression-era hunger for swashbuckling characters. Glowing radio and newspaper reports transformed these "public enemies" into celebrities - much like the cinema gangsters of the time.

    Tim says: "Bravo!"
    "THE Book on Bonne and Clyde!"
    Overall

    Packed full of information of litte known facts. I have been reading about Bonnie and Clyde for fifty years and learned more from this book than any other book I have read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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