Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Nancy

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Nancy

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Nancy

Cuyahoga Falls, OH, United States | Member Since 2002

16
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 7 reviews
  • 246 ratings
  • 701 titles in library
  • 28 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1

  • The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (100)

    The Mongol queens of the 13th century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this hint of a father’s legacy for his daughters remained of a much larger story.

    Kimberley says: "Amazing History"
    "Great listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Another great history book that widens my global view. I didn't know anything about this era and was impressed with the culture of the Mongols and the women in this story. I will be reading more from this author.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Buntin
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (73)

    Midcentury Los Angeles: A city sold to the world as "the white spot of America", a land of sunshine and orange groves, Midwestern values, and Hollywood stars, protected by the world's most famous police force, the Dragnet-era LAPD. Behind this public image lies a hidden world of "pleasure girls" and crooked cops, ruthless newspaper tycoons, corrupt politicians, and East Coast gangsters on the make. Into this underworld came two men - one L.A.'s most notorious gangster, the other its most famous police chief - each prepared to battle the other for the soul of the city.

    Jimmy says: "A good (but a little corny) history of LA"
    "Interesting history"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up L.A. Noir in three words, what would they be?

    Unexpected connections


    What was one of the most memorable moments of L.A. Noir?

    The connections between historical figures is always fascinating and this book is full of unexpected ones. It is worth a listen just to understand that.


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

    Maybe could use a little editing as it would be impossible to listen in one sitting. But worth it just to understand a small part of 20th C history


    Any additional comments?

    This book is probably the basis for the new movie Gangster Squad, which made no sense at all. So good to get the back story to that movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lawyer's Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By James Sheehan
    • Narrated By Rick Zieff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    Jack Tobin, the main character of The Mayor of Lexington Avenue returns in this non-stop novel that combines enthralling plot twists with some of the best coutroom fiction being written today. Tobin, known as the lawyer's lawyer - the guy the best lawyer's say they'd want to represent them in a courtroom battle - undertakes the representation of a serial killer who he believes to be innocent.

    Ted says: "AWFUL! Writer's terrible! Pass this up! UGH!"
    "Great up to the end"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Lawyer's Lawyer?

    Good narration and an interesting set of characters.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Moves along at a good pace but the end was a let down. Needed more twists to make it compelling listening.


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

    Good character voices--on sounded like Walter Brennan!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Canada

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (552)
    Performance
    (460)
    Story
    (463)

    When 15-year-old Dell Parsons' parents rob a bank, his sense of normal life is forever altered. In an instant, this private cataclysm drives his life into before and after, a threshold that can never be uncrossed. His parents' arrest and imprisonment mean a threatening and uncertain future for Dell and his twin sister, Berner. Willful and burning with resentment, Berner flees their home in Montana, abandoning her brother and her life. But Dell is not completely alone. A family friend intervenes, spiriting him across the Canadian border.

    Susan C. S. says: "After the last word, went right back to beginning"
    "Not what I expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I had heard how wonderful this book was and it was good, just not what I had expected. It was a bit melancholy. The main character is interesting and tells his story well. A bit too sad for me but very well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By T. J. Stiles
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (167)

    In The First Tycoon, Stiles offers the first complete, authoritative biography of this titan, and the first comprehensive account of the Commodore's personal life. It is a sweeping, fast-moving epic, and a complex portrait of the great man. Vanderbilt, Stiles shows, embraced the philosophy of the Jacksonian Democrats and withstood attacks by his conservative enemies for being too competitive. He was a visionary who pioneered business models.

    john says: "Great! If you can get through it..."
    "The start of modern American business"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While a little long, this book tells about the rise of one of our greatest entrepreneurs. I really did not know much about the Vanderbilts and Cornelius' influence on modern transportation. I am a bit of a history fan so may not be for everyone but I highly recommend it for a detailed discussion of the beginnings of the Vanderbilt fortune. Narrator is good so it is easy to listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Vietnam War: A Concise International History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mark Atwood Lawrence
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (20)

    Hailed as a "pithy and compelling account of an intensely relevant topic" (Kirkus Reviews), this wide-ranging volume offers a superb account of a key moment in modern U.S. and world history. Drawing upon the latest research in archives in China, Russia, and Vietnam, Mark Lawrence creates an extraordinary, panoramic view of all sides of the war.

    Nancy says: "Highly recommended"
    "Highly recommended"
    Overall

    In spite of living during the Vietnam era, I never could put all the pieces into a coherent whole. This book really helps listeners to understand just how the war developed. Narrator is very good and makes it easy to listen.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1261)
    Performance
    (962)
    Story
    (974)

    On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through.

    Janice says: "Facinating history"
    "Great listen"
    Overall

    This is a great story with lots of interesting background. The author as narrator was excellent.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.