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Kendall

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Littleton, CO, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Stewart O'Nan
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    In 1944, the big top of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford caught fire during the middle of an afternoon performance. Nine thousand people were inside. In seconds, the big top was burning out of control. The toll of the fire, and its circumstances, haunt Hartford to the present day. But it is the intense, detailed narrative - before, after, and especially during the panic under the burning tent - that will remain with listeners long after they finish this book.

    P. M. Morris says: "Harrowing and brilliantly detailed"
    "Wow! A brillian way to convey this tragedy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There is no way something this tragic could be relayed in all its detail but the way the author maks this a story including back stories and history of similar events really captures a bigger picture. The details, the descriptions of mangled bodies, and the human reaction to such an event is far more than interesting or educational. The amount of research and quality of this book is amazing. If you read anything on human behavior, American or Circus history you need to hear or read this book. The narration is also well done and I can't give this author, narroter or anyon who came in contact with producing this book enough praise. So much goes unsaid, so much history of the circus era becomes forgotten, and this is one piece that really stands out.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beat the Reaper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Josh Bazell
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1133)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (425)

    Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder.

    Chuck says: "Great book and great narrator"
    "A Grand Time!"
    Overall

    So, there's a disclaimer at the end of this book, pretty much a reminder that it is fiction, but what great fiction it is! The main character is suppose to be too like-able, he's got edge. This is what a good book should be, an adventure, it's own world, great lines that make you laugh out loud and make you comment to yourself how well written those lines are. This book with its vivid detail still makes me cringe thinking about it, and that is a complimant to the book after my macabre interest in horror and gore anything. I picked this up being that it was on sale, and not my usual read, but oh my gosh did it quickly become my favorite book yet!
    It's not realistic nor should it be, it's an addicting adventure not for the faint of heart so if you're looking for a book to relax to or somthing warm and fuzzy keep looking... this one with it's epic ending will stick to your bones, and you probably will look at your bones differently after it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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