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Falling Waters, WV, United States

  • 3 reviews
  • 19 ratings
  • 169 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

    Mel says: "Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard"
    "Simply Outstanding"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Learned something about a President I knew almost nothing about.

    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Outstanding as always.

    Any additional comments?

    What a different country we might live in had President Garfield not been struck down so early in his term.

    Very well written and brilliantly read.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Historian

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated By Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris, and others

    Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

    John S. Atherton says: "I give the book a five but I won't buy it..."
    "Very Good but..."

    This was a very good book. Although it wasn't noticeable until the end, I would recommend that you wait for the unabridged version. To me, the multiple narrator format worked well for this book.

    Lastly, what is with the music in audio books? It didn't fit here and it hasn't fit in any book I have listened to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Audible Fast Company, 1-Month Subscription

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr and 45 mins)
    • By Fast Company
    • Narrated By Ken Borgers

    Fast Company is a "workstyle" magazine, a new breed of business journalism that understands a powerful new truth: Work is personal. Fast Company connects with an authentic voice, inspires with a revolutionary style, and instructs with personal tools to serve as a manifesto for change. Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    James says: "Variety of Narrators &"
    "A Painful Lesson"

    This was my first foray into the world of periodical and I can only hope that they are not all like this. The content of the articles is good but the narrators are SO bad that it is painful to listen for more than a few minutes. monotone, monotone, monotone. An example of how bad it is, the narrator was reading the title of the next article before I realized that he had finished the first one.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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