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Carl

Waterford, MI, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (1293)
    Performance
    (888)
    Story
    (906)

    Volume two in this series consists of one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and two collections of short stories, which include "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (a total of 23 stories). These creations by Doyle represent the finest work of his Holmes series, and certainly the most famous.

    T. says: "a list of what you'll find in Volume 2"
    "Excellent Performance!"
    Overall

    I have long been a fan of Charlton Griffin, and have loved Sherlock Holmes since I was a boy and was thus thrilled to find he'd recently preformed (for he does far more than simply read) the Sherlock Holmes stories. His performance of these stories was unbelievable. Though the entire recording was some 26 hours, I was terribly sad when it ended...Bravo and thank you to firstly, Aurthur Conan Doyle, Charlton Griffin & Audio Connoisseur...simply fantastic. I now see that Vol3 has been released with-in the past few weeks, and thus my enjoyment can continue for a further 26 hours.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Homer, A. T. Murray (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    The Odyssey is the greatest adventure story ever written, and one of the great epic masterpieces of Western literature For almost 3,000 years, it has been a storehouse of ancient Greek folklore and myth. It is also our very first novel, if we think of it in terms of romantic plot development, realistic characterizations, frequent change of scene, and heroic dramatic devices.

    Carl says: "Fantastic Audio Reading by Griffin!"
    "Fantastic Audio Reading by Griffin!"
    Overall

    Charlton Griffin's reading of this fantastic story is nearly unbelievable! He makes a wonderful story even better. His voice is very pleasing to the ear, and his theatrical performance is the best I've listened to. I will certainly purchase most other books by him. The deep thundering voices he gives to the Cyclops and other monsters in this tale will make you listen to it more than once. The Muses music at chapter transitions really add a nice touch as well. Thank you Mr Griffin! - Carl (Michigan, USA)

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged , Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    Overall
    (942)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (139)

    Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

    Valerie says: "An excellent listen, despite its length."
    "Just Read It and decide for yourself!"
    Overall

    This book has long been my favorite. Rand is not the first to state these things, nor is she always the most effective at saying them - but the philosophy she promotes and codifies speaks for and supports itself and has forever impacted the way I live & view my life. The story is fantastic and the characters are giants. But simply read it for yourself and you'll soon see why it affects so many people so deeply. She shows you what is possible in man/woman - what you do after seeing this is up to you - but I assure you, it will forever affect you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By E. B. Sledge
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (709)
    Performance
    (384)
    Story
    (395)

    This modern classic of military history has been called "one of the most important personal accounts of war that I have ever read" by distinguished historian John Keegan. Author E.B. Sledge served with the First Marine Division during World War II, and his first-hand narrative is unsurpassed in its sincerity. Sledge’s experience shows in this fascinating account of two of the most harrowing and pivotal island battles of the Pacific theater.

    Kent Valandra says: "The Best"
    "Honest Hero!"
    Overall

    Sledge does a fantastic job of telling his story and George Wilson once again does a fantastic job in narrating this book. I knew some about the Pacific War, but this refreshed my feeling of gratitude for what these brave men suffered and fought for our way of life in this world. Sledge is uncommonly honest and strives to remind us all the horror war is and what it cost those who fight & suffer so that we don't have to - HIGHLY Recommend!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Truman

    • UNABRIDGED (53 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (430)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (69)

    The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man, a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined, but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges.

    Erik says: "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    "Great Reading!"
    Overall

    I am not a Democrat, but I had read his other book "John Adams" and so thouroughly enjoyed that one that I decided to give it a go. I found myself totally captivated by the fiesty, energetic Truman. The story is excellently told and you will reach the end of the book with sadness that the story is over and with a new and ull understanding of this great and good man.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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