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Elise

I ENJOY BIOGRAPHY AND NON-FICTION. I LIKE TO LEARN FROM STORIES.

Gladwyne, Panama

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  • 7 reviews
  • 13 ratings
  • 47 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2970)
    Performance
    (1767)
    Story
    (1773)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "Totally Engrossing"
    Overall

    I have loved listening to this story, so colorful and heartwarming. The accents are so well done by the reader that you feel you are there, listening.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Demon Under The Microscope

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thomas Hager
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1829)
    Performance
    (1102)
    Story
    (1100)

    The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic medication. In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of the drug that shaped modern medicine.

    Sara says: "A fantastic book"
    "So interesting!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Demon Under The Microscope the most enjoyable?

    Great voice, well-read, with a fascinating subject matter


    What does Stephen Hoye bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    suspense


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not possible


    Any additional comments?

    It touches on many topics...medicine, history,biography, so it became a suspense novel, but one with accurate information. I loved it!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Craig Mullaney
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    A fascinating account of an Army captain's unusual path through some of the most legendary seats of learning straight into a brutal fight with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, The Unforgiving Minute is, above all, an unforgettable portrait of a young soldier grappling with the weight of his hard-earned knowledge while coming to grips with becoming a man.

    John says: "The Unforgiving Son"
    "Excellent suspenseful novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Unforgiving Minute again? Why?

    If you are looking for a book that will keep your attention on a car trip, this is it!! You wont be able to get out of your car.


    0 of 0 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
    (3953)
    Performance
    (3518)
    Story
    (3539)

    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"
    "Love Abe, not so Bill O'Reilly"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Killing Lincoln rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top third


    Any additional comments?

    The book is good but Bill O'Reilly is such a strong character that his voice overshadows the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Edmund Morris
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (410)

    Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001, marked the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Very, very good, but very, very long."
    "Excellent biography, fascinating character"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This ranks as one of the best reads. TR was such an accomplished, talented man. I wonder if our society can produce another one of such high moral character.


    What other book might you compare The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt to and why?

    River of Doubt- also about TR, also an excellent, compelling read!


    What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

    Very strong, full of forward momentum.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card, Kirby Heyborne, Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1405)
    Performance
    (739)
    Story
    (743)

    It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy: a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect. But from the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses - a snug little bungalow, she senses something off about the picture of wholesome normality the couple worked so hard to create.

    KSK says: "Listen to "Say Goodbye" first"
    "Too many extraneous details"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked the story but wanted to skip lots of everyday details, so no.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It should be condensed. The ending was a bit surreal.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1956)
    Performance
    (923)
    Story
    (935)

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

    Stephen says: "River of Doubt"
    "Amazing suspense story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely...I learned so much about the Amazon's remarkable creatures which include many frightening species.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The River of Doubt?

    Learning about the stellar character of Theodore Roosevelt throughout the perilous voyage


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    He kept it calm, clear and suspenseful.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I might want to, but it is too long for that


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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