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Chester K. Smyth

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Salt Lake City | Member Since 2012

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  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8271)
    Performance
    (7444)
    Story
    (7558)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "The Hobbit"
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    What did you love best about The Hobbit?

    The narration was outstanding.


    Any additional comments?

    I am 66 years old and have never read the book. Since I drive a lot, I thought it would be a good idea to heat the book before seeing the movie. I was not expecting very much, but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1819)
    Performance
    (792)
    Story
    (804)

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

    Stephen says: "River of Doubt"
    "True Adventure"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend for people who like outdoor adventure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both Roosevelt and Rondon. Roosevelt for his back story of having lost his Presedential bid and gone to Brazil. Rondon as a native who rose to high leadership through intelligence, perserverance, and character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Running the rapids in the dugout canoes.


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

    Roosevelt's son's persistence in making sure his father returned home safely.


    Any additional comments?

    Descriptions of Amazon symbiosis and Indian culture were eye opening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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