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  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3685)
    Performance
    (2664)
    Story
    (2672)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Supperbly written. I hated to see it end."
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    What did you love best about The Potato Factory?

    While the story line and presenter were great I also loved the history lesson I got. I have a greater knowledge now of life during that time period as well as the history of the Australian penal colonies.Oscar DeVries


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main player of the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Second Ship: The Rho Agenda, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Richard Phillips
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1989)
    Performance
    (1791)
    Story
    (1815)

    In 1948, an alien starship crash-landed in the New Mexico desert and brought with it the key to mankind’s future. Code-named the Rho Project, the landing was shrouded in secrecy, and only the highest-ranking US government and military personnel knew it existed. Until now....

    Mike From Mesa says: "Terrific story"
    "Hard to stop listening"
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    If you could sum up The Second Ship in three words, what would they be?

    As a Star Wars/Star Trek fan thi book is a natural for me. It kept me spell bound ans also cost me to lose some sleep as I couldn't stop listeneing to it at night.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23192)
    Performance
    (17532)
    Story
    (17584)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Janice says: "Indescribable"
    "A book for well worth your time"
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    Story
    If you could sum up Unbroken in three words, what would they be?

    Couldn't stop listening


    What other book might you compare Unbroken to and why?


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end where he meets Billy Graham


    Any additional comments?

    I can highly recommend this book. I can see why the movie is so popular.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 44 Scotland Street

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (814)
    Performance
    (551)
    Story
    (550)

    The brilliant Alexander McCall Smith became an international sensation with his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels. His award-winning wit, made famous through that series, is fully on display in 44 Scotland Street.

    J. Rogers says: "Smith's answer to Maupin"
    "I am disappointed"
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    What would have made 44 Scotland Street better?

    After greatly enjoying the "Number One Detective Agency" I expected more of the same. There just doesn't seem to be any pizzas to the story of performance. I was quite disappointed. Oscar DeVries


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4003)
    Performance
    (3495)
    Story
    (3474)

    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
    "A typical Vince Flynn novel. I hated to see it end"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Mitch Rapp


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    How closely it mirrored the truth as to what goes on in our government.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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