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Calvin

Alexandria, VA, USA

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  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (589)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (67)

    Laura Hillenbrand beautifully renders this breathtaking saga of one horse's journey from also-ran to national luminary. Seabiscuit: An American Legend is an inspiring tale of unlikely heroes, a classic story of three embattled individuals overcoming the odds in the Great Depression.

    Andrew says: "Abridged = Awful"
    "What's all the fuss?"
    Overall

    Seabiscuit is a good story and has several interesting pieces to it but how many horse races can you listen to on the radio and not get a little lulled into blah blah blah? I liked Man o War better.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (2957)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (193)

    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.

    Jonas says: "Overall Good"
    "Must reading"
    Overall

    This book had me from the first disc. Every step of the way had twists and turns that kept me looking forward to my commute each day. Many interesting facts from the real world melded into the story so you end up wondering exactly where truth dropped off and fiction picked up. This was the most intriguing story I've gotten from audible. I wouldn't have thought it possible but it knocked "Jester" into 2nd place.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10407)
    Performance
    (5665)
    Story
    (5698)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Worth the trip"
    Overall

    I saw the review that said this book started a little slowly. It was true, but it did all tie together eventually. Once they hit the sea, all was saved! Great story, great reading, made my commute seem to go by in minutes. I've given this book to a friend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Jester

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Andrew Gross
    • Narrated By Neil Dickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (602)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (106)

    Hugh De Luc, a poor innkeeper, returns home from the First Crusade wearied from battle and disillusioned by carnage. After journeying from the Holy Land back to his own small village, he finds his nightmare is just beginning.

    Sheridan Race says: "Spellbound and engaged"
    "Long But Worth The Time"
    Overall

    Jester was a twisting and turning tale that kept my interest the whole way even though it took 12 CD's to finish it. Fun history with blood and guts and a romantic high ground, I was guessing until almost the end. The reader also did a nice job in switching between characters - excellent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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