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  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3525)
    Performance
    (2138)
    Story
    (2158)

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "Good Information but Painfully Slow"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    History buffs will appreciate the time the author has put into researching this wonderful culture.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Several interesting facts about Mongol lifestyle.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Combat techniques that made the Mongols unbeatable.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Not a bad book, I have read other books about the Mongols and did learn from this one. The format seemed to make the book drag on. Author was very knowledgeable.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13059)
    Performance
    (5507)
    Story
    (5574)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Hollywood Movie?"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Average book but I don't get all the hype, very easy to read, characters are not very evolved.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sara Gruen? Why or why not?

    Maybe.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Ha.


    Any additional comments?

    An average story that seems to have captured the country.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1365)
    Performance
    (571)
    Story
    (567)

    Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is universally regarded as one of literature's finest achievements, as the great Russian novelist explores the inner workings of a troubled intellectual. Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. Dehumanized yet sympathetic, exhausted yet hopeful, Raskolnikov represents the best and worst elements of modern intellectualism. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game. This stunning dramatization of Dostoevsky's magnum opus brings the slums of St. Petersburg and the demons of Raskolnikov's tortured mind vividly to life.

    Greg says: "Wonderful Book"
    "Internal Strife"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Average narration, stick with it to the end and you'll be happy.


    Did Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition) inspire you to do anything?

    Read something modern.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book, I had high hopes and it was a little bit of a let down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Farewell to Arms

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By John Slattery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (751)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (408)

    The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.

    Valerian says: "This is not unabridged"
    "Top Shelf!"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up A Farewell to Arms in three words, what would they be?

    A little bit of action, a little bit of romance, a little bit of suspense and an ending that won't be forgotten.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Farewell to Arms?

    The ending.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it. Really puts life into perspective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2918)
    Performance
    (1731)
    Story
    (1725)

    New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series. In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.

    S. Sand says: "The perfect combination of author and narrator"
    "Would you like some wine with your Cheese?"
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    What did you like best about The Neon Rain? What did you like least?

    It's not the worst book ever but definitely not a re-read. Some of the characters were hard to follow without really paying attention.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the book ended.


    Did The Neon Rain inspire you to do anything?

    Stay away from crime books...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12421)
    Performance
    (4821)
    Story
    (4856)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    Joseph says: "Good historical setting, but loose story."
    "Excellent!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Pillars of the Earth the most enjoyable?

    After reading all the reviews I had to try it and was not disappointed. Wonderful book all around, the narration is perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    The story flows well and makes for a short read even though the book is many hours long. I will definitely be reading the sequel!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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