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  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1500)
    Performance
    (1261)
    Story
    (1258)

    On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic.

    L. O. Pardue says: "What a Ride!"
    "History in story form."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I very much enjoyed this historical novel. Unlike other novels that use history as their backdrop this book is the "story" of history. I really enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2236)
    Performance
    (1951)
    Story
    (1953)

    James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

    Mel says: "Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard"
    "Excellent book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I must admit, I knew very little about the assassination of President Arthur until listening to this book. It was very engaging and I enjoyed it immensely.
    I would recommend this book to anyone including high school students. It is a very good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skywalker: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bill Walker
    • Narrated By Bill Walker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Why would a middle-aged businessman who had never even spent the night outdoors, attempt to hike the entire Appalachian Trail? Bill Walker, a former commodities trader in Chicago and London, and an avid walker, had developed a virtual obsession to hike this historic 2,175 mile footpath in one hiking season. In the spring of 2005 he set off from his home state of Georgia, hoping to make it to Mount Katahdin in northern Maine before the arrival of winter.

    E.S. says: "Amateurish"
    "Was like a bad sequel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    In the same vain as "Home Alone 3" or "Caddyshack 2" this book was a different story about the same thing as "A Walk In The Woods" but it was by far inferior to that book. I enjoyed listening to it, but it will not be a book I would listen to again and again as I have the aforementioned. The author was really not the best choice of narrator in my opinion. I do admire that he is a true "thru hiker". Often times I would get lost in the abundance of trail names.
    I liked the book but I did not love it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3902)
    Performance
    (2690)
    Story
    (2698)

    Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life.

    Heather says: "Rick Riordan does it again..."
    "I just don't get it."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you ever listen to anything by Rick Riordan again?

    NEVER!


    How could the performance have been better?

    The male performer was like listening to finger nails on a chalkboard when attempting the female characters voice and accent. Awful!


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book out of 167 individual titles that I could not stand to listen to for one more second. The story is completely ridiculous and the characters are totally unlovable. I am really very confused by other reviews singing the praises of this totally useless book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tampa Burn: Doc Ford #11

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Randy Wayne White
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    "They've taken our son, Marion." In all his life, no matter who he was with, Marion "Doc" Ford had been passionately, irresponsibly in love with only one woman. Her name was Pilar, and she was married to a thuggish politico named Balserio in a country where Ford was working undercover. When Ford had to run, it was with a bounty on his head and, unknown to him then, a legacy: Pilar was pregnant.

    Tim says: "An unremarkable read"
    "An unremarkable read"
    Overall

    I do not usually write reviews, for many reasons, but I felt this was warranted a few short comments. First, this was my first Randy White book. At times I felt like I had come in on the middle of the conversation... maybe because it was my first book. Also, I believe the ending was intended to be a cliff hanger but it seemed more of a blatant attempt to sell the next book. I could be wrong... this is just my opinion.
    The characters were boring and predictable. I would not say it was a "bad book" but it will not be a book that I will listen to again for the enjoyment. It was kind of bland... not enough salt.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Prisoner of Birth

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2537)
    Performance
    (564)
    Story
    (572)

    One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

    Debbie McKelvey says: "Very Entertaining"
    "My first review"
    Overall

    I have over 150 audio books in my library. I have never written a review, but I felt that I must comment that this is a great book and encourage other listeners to purchase it. The writer follows at least five story lines but you never feel overwhelmed or confused. The division into "books" also helps move the story along.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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