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PAUL

my ipod and audible make the daily 10 mile walks a "breeze"....

surprise, az, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Frontiersmen: A Narrative

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Allan W. Eckert
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (301)

    The frontiersmen were a remarkable breed of men. They were often rough and illiterate, sometimes brutal and vicious, often seeking an escape in the wilderness of mid-America from crimes committed back east. In the beautiful but deadly country which would one day come to be known as West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, more often than not they left their bones to bleach beside forest paths or on the banks of the Ohio River.

    Whitney says: "A Masterpiece for History Novel Enthusiasts!"
    "good narrative about the beginning of the country"
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    Where does The Frontiersmen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    on a scale of 1 to 10...10 being perfect....give it a 6


    Would you be willing to try another book from Allan W. Eckert? Why or why not?

    no opinion...lukewarm at this time


    What does Kevin Foley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    great voices...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    if you read/listen to the book...pay special attention to the capture of simon kenton and the 9 times he ran the gauntlet......wow...those indians were really brutal with the torture.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • War and Remembrance

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (2070)
    Performance
    (1767)
    Story
    (1752)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    aaron says: "What can I say that hasn't already been said??"
    "Super follow up to Winds of War!!"
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    just a great culmination to one of the greatest wars ever fought. i walk a lot...(5-10 miles a day)...and listening to this book just made the miles fly by...if you are too young to remember much about the war...buy...listen...remember...you won't regret it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winds of War

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2967)
    Performance
    (2519)
    Story
    (2527)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    Robert says: "A Masterpiece"
    "World War II..."
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    it was a great tv/movie series and i had never read the book. when i found it, i added it to my collection of books to "read" while i walked my daily 5-8 mile walk....and the miles just flew by.....love...romance...war...mystery...it's all here. sometimes a bit too much information but only if taken out of context.....just listen to an excellent reading by Pariseau and let the miles roll by and the pages turn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10168)
    Performance
    (9148)
    Story
    (9157)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "Another GREAT Grisham book!!!"
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    as always...another great book from a super writer...purchase and enjoy...you won't regret it if you are a fan of southern legal-ism.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Era, 1947-1957: When the Yankees, the Dodgers, and the Giants Ruled the World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Roger Kahn
    • Narrated By Allan Robertson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Celebrated sports writer Roger Kahn casts his gaze on the golden age of baseball, an unforgettable time when the game thrived as America's unrivaled national sport. The Era begins in 1947, with Jackie Robinson changing major league baseball forever by taking the field for the Dodgers. Dazzling, momentous events characterize the decade that followed....

    PAUL says: "A LOT OF BASEBALL HISTORY"
    "A LOT OF BASEBALL HISTORY"
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    I'm originally from Cincinnati and have been and always will be a "REDS" fan and rooter but this book was a great read of the history of the Dodgers and Giants and if you are a fan of either of these teams, you owe it to yourself to read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7412)
    Performance
    (6843)
    Story
    (6846)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Joyce says: "Love this style of King!!!"
    "Great Read....."
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    How can you go wrong with a "King" book.....good story....well paced...excellent read. I walk many miles every day and listening to a good audio book on my I pod makes the miles fly by....there were times when I reached the end of my scheduled walk...but i would do a bit more to see what was happening....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7601)
    Performance
    (3350)
    Story
    (3356)

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    Corby says: "Very informative, fun to listen to"
    "BOO...HISS...TERRIBLE"
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    I thought this would be a fun book...info like...why does yeast make bread rise...why do fish go belly up when they die...all of the silly misc. items that are found in a book like "bathroom trivia....BUT NO ALAS...this book is totally involved in atoms...neutrons...time...space...where we evolved from...and on and on and on.....I walk every day...5-8 miles...and a good book downloaded to my ipod make the miles fly by...this book made a walk around the block seem like a "Ultra-Marathon".....if you are looking for a fun book that tells you "The History of Nearly Everything...buy another book 'cause this one just isn't it.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweet Science

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By A. J. Liebling
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    This collection of A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" brings vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis' unfortunate decline. Liebling never fails to find the human story behind the fight, and he evokes the atmosphere in the arena as distinctly as he does the goings-on in the ring.

    J says: "Too much on the fights, not enough on the fighters"
    "You better love boxing."
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    a sports writer here in phoenix stated this was one of the top 10 sport books that he had ever read. based on his recommendation i read the book. the book is well written and gives a great history of the art of boxing and ring fighting. i don't think it is one of the top 10 sport books ever written but it is worth the time to read and get an in depth look at this sport.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Highways: A Journey into America

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By William Least Heat-Moon
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (80)

    Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

    Mr. says: "A new Mark Twain... this is a great book"
    "super look of rural america on back roads"
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    my son gave this book to me several years ago because he knew of my love of traveling on the back roads. the book was read and then placed on the shelf where it has been for several years. when i discovered that it was available in audio form, i immediately purchased, downloaded on my ipod and enjoyed it again during my daily walks. between the first read and the recently listened to version...it is interesting to note that i have also traveled on many of the same roads...not exactly the same results but interesting travels. if you like an off the beaten path look at america...put this book on your must read list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Becky Ann Baker, John Cullum, Boyd Gaines, and others
    Overall
    (421)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (381)

    The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since Nightmares & Dreamscapes nine years ago, Everything's Eventual includes one O. Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker, and "Riding the Bullet", King's original e-book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade. Intense, eerie, and instantly compelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.

    Amazon Customer says: "It Was So Eventual"
    "super king stories!!!!"
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    i walk several miles a day and this book of short stories was just perfect to listen to...especially the story read by king about the couple and their pets they bought for each other.....just a great collection of short stories from the master of story telling.....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tales from the Cincinnati Reds Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Reds Stories Ever Told

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tom Browning, Dann Stupp
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Slide into home with the greatest stories of Reds baseball. Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning and sportswriter Dann Stupp bring the Reds last championship era to life in Tales from the Cincinnati Reds Dugout. Fans of this historic and storied franchise will hear legendary tales of victory, rivalry, and a bit of eccentricity. A must-have for any Reds fan.

    PAUL says: "too much about browning"
    "too much about browning"
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    good read but a bit disappointed because i wanted to hear more stories about the reds and not particular stories that all (or at least it seems that way) involved something about tom browning. he was a great player...good "RED"...but there was more to the reds than him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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