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Michael Eaton

Fascinated by science.

West Valley City, Utah USA | Member Since 2013

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  • 42 purchased in 2015
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  • When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By Walt Whitman
    • Narrated By Neil Armstrong, Frank Borman, K. Anderson Yancy
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    A man, tiring of an astronomy lecture, takes a walk in the mystical night air to renew his sense of purpose.

    T B Pham says: "do not buy"
    "False Advertising"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This poem is NOT read by Neil Armstrong or Frank Borman. Their voices appear as brief NASA recordings made during their lunar missions. Obviously, had the the poem actually been read by the two astronauts, it would have been a wonderful recording.


    What was most disappointing about Walt Whitman’s story?

    The readers of the poem were not Armstrong and Borman. Plus, the music got to be a little tedious.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    No.


    What character would you cut from When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Do not buy this recording. It is not what it is implied to be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Legendarium

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kevin G. Summers, Michael Bunker
    • Narrated By Robert Rossmann
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (316)

    In every generation, certain writers are chosen to be protectors of The Legendarium, a metaphysical library that exists at the nexus of the multiverse. Inside this library are doorways that lead to every world ever created in literature. There are forces of evil constantly at work to destroy the library and send the world back into an age of darkness. Now, in a time of growing illiteracy, two heroes are chosen to defend The Legendarium.

    Elizabeth Hauris says: "If Butcher & Fforde had a child, this would be it."
    "Short But Sweet"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    The interplay between the two antagonistic protagonists is a delight to read. Listening to their bickering and insulting is at least half the fun. The basic plot reminds me of other books, but it is well done and keeps you reading -- or listening. My only regret is that the book was much too short, and I was very annoyed that I had reached the end before I wanted to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (413)

    Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War - while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6.

    Michael Eaton says: "The Greatest Spy -- Ever Discovered"
    "The Greatest Spy -- Ever Discovered"
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    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I must say at the outset that John Lee is the perfect narrator for this book. He is clear, properly British, and adds just enough inflection to what you would expect from a spy story.Ben Macintyre, in turn, has written a book which gives you great insight into the personalities of Philby and those around him. You come away both admiring Philby and deeply detesting him. MI5, during World War II, pulled off amazing stunts of extremely effective trickery against Germany, but then after the war Philby and friends managed to destroy one of the greatest intelligence services in the world. This is his story and one you will not soon forget.Let us hope there are not other, even more capable spies working against us in these current times.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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