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  • Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James Van Praagh
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (96)

    Ghosts Among Us is an incredible journey into the spirit world that sheds light on the greatest mysteries of life and death. James Van Praagh shares his knowledge about and life experience with ghosts, taking a world that to many of us seems both crazy and scary and making it accessible, leading not only to understanding but even inspiration.

    Filled with extraordinary true ghost stories and surprising details about how ghosts actively participate in our lives, Van Praagh challenges us to question our perceptions and shows how we can live more fully by being open to the spirit world.

    C. Weidner says: "Interesting and enjoyable"
    "Miss it!"
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    Boring; not well written; does not hold your interest; it was an ordeal to listen long enough to made sure it was not getting better. Do not bother.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Shot

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mark Henshaw
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (50)

    The USS Vicksburg is returning home when the crew comes upon a lifeboat bearing a dead Somali pirate who shows signs of torture. Questions immediately arise: Who is this man, and which ship did he come from? Who tortured him? Soon Red Cell analysts Kyra Stryker and Jonathan Burke have traced the dead man back to an Iranian ship currently bound for Venezuela - and the ship appears to have dangerous, radioactive cargo on board.

    Mark says: "Very good book, well read, can't ask for more"
    "Skip This One"
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    A slow uninteresting story made worse by a bad reader. I forced myself to continue after the first hour hoping it would get better. However, after a conversation with about a dozen "he said" and "she said" after the shot statements, I gave up. This is one of the most boring books I have ever tried.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Island of the Sequined Love Nun

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (829)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (511)

    Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats. Our bumbling hero is Tucker Case, a hopeless geek trapped in a cool guy's body, who makes a living as a pilot for the Mary Jean Cosmetics Corporation.

    Benjamin says: "redeeming light thriller"
    "Not What You Should Expect From Christopher Moore"
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    Most of Christopher Moore's books are great satire. This one is just dumb. I am sorry that I wasted my time with it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gray Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Catherine Taber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1157)
    Performance
    (1056)
    Story
    (1066)

    The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

    Jan says: "Sorry John... wanted to like it... love you anyway"
    "Not Up to John Grisham Standards"
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    It is almost hard to believe that John Grisham wrote this book, it is so inferior to his prior works. It was a wasted credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1747)
    Performance
    (1574)
    Story
    (1581)

    Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

    Elisa says: "Some good, some bad"
    "Weakest of Trilogy"
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    I have been anxiously awaiting this third book of what had been a great series. I have read everything written by Ken Follett and loved them. I was severely disappointed by this book. It not only did not have the interesting characters that made the prior two books great, the stories not very engaging and dragged. Whereas I had trouble putting down the prior books, I could not wait to reach the end of this one.
    I was very disappointed. If this were the first Ken Follett book that I read, I would not have gotten any others.

    42 of 48 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Civilizations: 10 Societies That Vanished without a Trace

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael Rank
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
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    Whether it is Plato's lost city of Atlantis, a technological advanced utopia that sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune"; the colony of Roanoke, whose early American settlers were swallowed up in the wild forest lands of the unexplored continent, or the Ancient American Explorers, who managed to arrive to the New World 2,000 years before Columbus, the disappearance of these societies is as cryptic as it is implausible. This book will look at cultures of the 10 greatest lost civilizations in history.

    Amazon Customer says: "An engaging SHORT history primer"
    "Another Great Book from Michael Rank"
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    Michael Rank has once again told the story in a clear concise manner. Well worth getting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terminal City

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Linda Fairstein
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (131)

    With her newest Alexandra Cooper novel, Terminal City, New York Times best-selling author Linda Fairstein delivers another breakneck thriller that captures the essence of New York City - its glamour, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness. Linda Fairstein is well-known for illuminating the dark histories in many of New York's forgotten corners - and sometimes in the city's most popular landmarks. In Terminal City, Fairstein turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures - Grand Central Terminal.

    Joanne says: "Truly disappointing"
    "Does Not Live Up To The Hype"
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    The story is slow in developing and drags. The end does not live up to expectations.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1337)
    Performance
    (1173)
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    (1161)

    Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

    Grant says: "Fighting through procrastination."
    "Not worth listening to."
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    The book was total nonsense. I am surprised that George Guildall read it. If I am not sure about a book, that fact that he reads it influences me to get it. But, this book is a total waste of time and ridiculous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    From Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life. Yet the court remains a mysterious institution, and the motivations of the nine men and women who serve for life are often obscure. Now, in Uncertain Justice, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz show the surprising extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution.

    Jean says: "An unbias view of the Court"
    "Skip this Editorial"
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    Although this is claimed to be a review of the decisions and Justices of the Robert's Court, it is the authors' editorials. The readers inflections at what he wanted to emphasis is an annoying distraction. This is one to miss.

    2 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Failures of Leadership: History's Worst Rulers and How Their People Suffered For It

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Frederick Parker
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
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    (2)

    Bad leaders never learn from their mistakes. Better leaders learn from their mistakes. But the best leaders learn from the mistakes of others, so they do not make them themselves. This exciting new audiobook from historian and entrepreneur Frederick Parker looks at the 20 worst failures of leadership in history and the consequences it meant for those under their rule.

    Michael says: "This book is well worth reading."
    "This book is well worth reading."
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    This is a great overview of the worst rulers in history. The author is right on the money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • History's Greatest Generals: 10 Commanders Who Conquered Empires, Revolutionized Warfare, and Changed History Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Michael Rank
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
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    (14)
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    (14)

    Whether it is Hannibal of Carthage marching elephants across the Alps and attacking the heart of Rome, Khalid ibn al-Walid boasting an undefeated military career and destroying the Persian Empire while subduing the Byzantines, or Russian General Alexander Suvurov and his elevation of the bayonet to a work of art that could cut down any European army, great military leaders have exerted tremendous influence on society. This book will look at the lives of the 10 greatest military commanders in history.

    Stacie D. Wyatt says: "History's greatest generals review (Tomoson)"
    "Great Book"
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    This is a very informative and well written book. It is presented in an interesting and enjoyable manner. It the end I was sorry that it was not 20 Generals because I enjoyed it so much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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