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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
    Overall
    (5287)
    Performance
    (2908)
    Story
    (2932)

    Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

    John says: "HHTGH - Lightly Fried"
    "Hitchhiker's Guide"
    Overall

    For a reader willing to read with an open mind, this is your book. One of the most random and impulsive books which makes the reader wonder what exactly is in their hands, it all forms with one big-banged conclusion. Similar to the Harry Potter series in the way it expands one?s imagination, I recommend this for all ages.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eli

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Bill Myers
    • Narrated By Bill Myers
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    An intense and thought-provoking novel, Eli strips away religious tradition to present Jesus fresh and unvarnished. With gripping immediacy, Bill Myers weaves a story whose truth will refresh your faith.

    Mike says: "Excellent!!!!!"
    "Not so Grand..."
    Overall

    I was very much looking forward to this book but was in many ways let down, and the annoying narrator (who is also the author) sure didn't help. But nonetheless, Myers did an interesting job with "translating" the Bible into today's world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Divers: Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of WWII

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Kurson
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2052)
    Performance
    (533)
    Story
    (535)

    In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

    Douglas says: "GRIPPING!"
    "Shadow Divers"
    Overall

    This non-fictional account of two men risking their lives to identify a sunken German U-Boat from WWII is far from excellent. The first half of this book becomes very preachy (as if teaching the reader what to do when diving) and the context is choppy. All throughout Shadow Divers the author leads the reader far off subject for reasons not necessary. Although true, the author continuously describes the characters in such an unrealistic way it discredits the entire story. Furthermore, the author is so repetitive, reading the book seems like an eternity.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • His Excellency: George Washington

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Joseph J. Ellis
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (102)

    Acclaimed author Joseph J. Ellis penned the National Book Award-winning American Sphinx and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers, a fixture on The New York Times best seller list for an entire year, and one of the most popular history books of all time. Now this master historian turns his attention to the most exalted American hero, Founding Father and first President George Washington.

    Gerard says: "Distracted By Narrator"
    "His Excellency"
    Overall

    The most in-depth analysis of George Washington?s life from the French and Indian War through his death I have ever read. Ellis?s book is not written for general audiences and in order completely comprehend this title you will need much background in the founding of America. Nevertheless, it will answer multiple questions you may have about this majestic man and leave you with a highly sophisticated knowledge of his life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mitch Albom
    • Narrated By Mitch Albom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1194)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (255)

    Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret.

    Mark says: "Truly Inspiring and Meaningful"
    "Five People In Heaven"
    Overall

    From the bestselling author of Tuesday?s With Morrie, Mitch Albom introduces The Five People You Meet in Heaven, a well written tale of character Eddie gaining a greater understanding of his life as he enters heaven. Although Albom writes with a simplistic technique, readers may find it challenging to grasp the novel?s portrayal of the afterlife if he/she already has a strong conviction of what to expect. Nonetheless, Albom?s imagination is truly exhibited in this piece and adds much credibility to his name as an excellent author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6819)
    Performance
    (1582)
    Story
    (1620)

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
    "The Da Vinci Code"
    Overall

    Dan Brown?s The Da Vinci Code is an excellent piece of literature allowing the reader to take an outside look at a religion centered on specific notions yet without making the reader challenge their religious beliefs. Brown?s novel is a very great work for people of interest towards Catholicism written with a straightforward approach; minus all of the recent controversy, a splendid examination.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 1776

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4428)
    Performance
    (1637)
    Story
    (1645)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

    Mark says: "Front Seat on History"
    "1776"
    Overall

    A well composed account of the second year of the War of Independence and first for the United States. 1776 grants the reader a fresh look at this imperative year and the consequences which followed. Very easy to get through and no historical background needed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Gore Vidal
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht, Gore Vidal
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (43)

    Volumes have been written about George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, but no previous work captures the intimate and vital details the way Inventing a Nation does. Vidal's consummate skill takes you into the minds and private rooms of these great men, illuminating their opinions of one another and their concerns about crafting a workable democracy.

    Qbook says: "Cynical But Good"
    "Inventing a Nation"
    Overall

    The recent attraction for knowledge of our country?s founding fathers has given rise to numerous volumes dedicated to their lives, both public and private. Yet Gore Vidal?s Inventing a Nation clearly delivers a wide assortment of information regarding both spectrums of life while simultaneously reinforcing or denouncing legends of these men. This text is unmatched by any towards that era and can be enjoyed by more than simply historians. It receives my highest rating.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jared Diamond
    • Narrated By Christopher Murney
    Overall
    (1107)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (262)

    In his million-copy best seller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: what caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates?

    Rebecca says: "an fascinating book, but better on paper"
    "Great."
    Overall

    Amazingly researched and thorough, this thought provoking text examines both the historical and present societies on earth. Although at times tedious, Jared Diamond begins his findings at Easter Island and concludes with Australia. I recommend this to anyone interested in the natural and physical sciences of the world.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 1776

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.

    George says: "a must listen"
    "Great"
    Overall

    Great book. Get the unabridged version; it's worth it.

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful

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