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Tyler

Red Deer, AB, Canada

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  • 32 reviews
  • 34 ratings
  • 55 titles in library
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  • The Romanovs: The Final Chapter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert K. Massie
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (95)

    In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered 73 years before. But were these the bones of the Romanovs? And if these were their remains, where were the bones of the two younger Romanovs supposedly murdered with the rest of the family? Was Anna Anderson, celebrated for more than 60 years in newspapers, books, and film, really Grand Duchess Anastasia?

    Jeanette Finan says: "Interesting but Sad."
    "Interesting and compelling."
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    So I have been interested in Russian History since I was a boy; in particular into the assassination of the Tsar and his family in 1918. Massie does an amazing recount of the event, the investigation, and aftermath of this historically relevant time in history. If you're at all captivated by this subject than I strongly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wintergirls

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated By Jeannie Stith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (197)

    Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives.Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way - thin, thinner, thinnest - maybe she'll disappear altogether.

    AudiobookWorm says: "Haunting"
    "Did not capture my attention."
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    I bought this book a long time ago for a girl I was dating. I tried to listen to it all. The narration is kind of lame. It's not the narrators fault, it's the book itself. Just a single first person narration of the troubled life of a first world teenage girl. :/

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Cannabis - Philosophy for Everyone: What Were We Just Talking About?

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Rick Cusick, Fritz Allhoff, Jacquette Dale
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    The debate on the status and legality of cannabis continues to gain momentum. Here, personal anecdotes combined with academic and scientific reports combine to sharpen some of the fascinating philosophical issues associated with cannabis use.

    Stephen H. says: "Useful for neophytes"
    "More of a documentary than I expected."
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    I don't know what I was expecting when I bought this book. I didn't really enjoy it. If you're into the whole legalization politics movement you might appreciate it more.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, J. Rufus Fears
    • Narrated By Professor J. Rufus Fears Ph.D. Harvard University
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (352)

    History is made and defined by landmark events-moments that irrevocably changed the course of human civilization. They have given us: spiritual and political ideas; catastrophic battles and wars; scientific and technological advances; world leaders both influential and monstrous; and cultural works of unparalleled beauty.

    Quaker says: "Fun course but Professor Fears is not for everyone"
    "Excellent!"
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    As with all the Great Courses selections, this was a great choice. I purchased it right after another history one that seemed to flow into this topic. I wasn't disappointed. I strongly recommend it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Russian Level 1 Lessons 1-5: Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
    • Narrated By Pimsleur
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (125)

    Each lesson in Russian Level 1 Lessons 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

    Justin says: "Effective"
    "Pretty good!"
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    I recommend getting the whole 1-30 lessons in one go but if you go this route, it's a pretty good introduction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lonesome Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By David Strathairn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (903)
    Performance
    (771)
    Story
    (772)

    The Lonesome Gods is Louis L'Amour's biggest and most important historical novel to date, a sweeping adventure of the California frontier. Here is the fascinating story of Johannes Verne, a young man left to die by his vengeful grandfather, rescued by outlaws and raised in part by the Indians of the desert.

    Richard says: "Good Oater"
    "Louis Lemor's finest!"
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    This book is amazing. I've read the paperbacks and listened to the audio several times. The narrator here is great! Caution: You might not be able to stop listening until the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventures of the Mountain Men: True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, and Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Stephen Brennan
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    The “mountain men” were the hunters and trappers who fiercely strode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They braved the elements in search of the skins of beavers and other wild animals, to sell or barter for goods. The lifestyle of the mountain men could be harsh, existing as they did among animals, and spending most of their days and nights living and camping out in the great unexplored wilds of the Rockies.

    Mrs. C says: "Good for boys"
    "Pretty good entertainment here!"
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    I don't have too much to say about this book other than it delivered what I expected. A nice, casual, easy to listen to audio book that was quite entertaining and inspired feeling of adventure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30587)
    Performance
    (27319)
    Story
    (27519)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Insane No, Dauntless Yes"
    "Loved the movie and the book."
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    I quite liked this book. I bought this after seeing the movie and I thought they went together just fine. Like any movie though, the book offers a lot more content and, just simply details that are not present or at least not so obvious in the film.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Russian Level 1: Learn to Speak and Understand Russian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
    • Narrated By Pimsleur
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (17)

    Russian Level 1 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty 30-minute lessons. In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more.

    Patrick Waugh says: "Amazingly Effortless!"
    "Great learning method!"
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    I'm not so sure of this is the best sort of thing for brand new speakers, I mean, yes it will teach you the basics easily enough. You'll be able to get by in Moscow by the end of these 30 lessons. I find it most useful as a refresher, every few months or so. Either way, give it a shot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Valerie Fridland
    • Narrated By Professor Valerie Fridland Ph.D. Michigan State University
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (80)

    In these 24 thought-provoking lectures, you'll investigate how social differences based on factors such as region, class, ethnicity, occupation, gender, and age are inseparable from language differences. Further, you'll explore how these linguistic differences arise, and how they both reflect and generate our social systems.

    R.B. says: "Like nails on a chalkboard"
    "A lot of knowledge packed into this class."
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    First of all I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this in a previous review but I'm quite excited about the fact Audible is offering these Great Courses selections.

    Anyway, the narrator is OK here, but the real gem is the content itself. If you are, were, or are someday considering studying English literature I strongly recommend this course!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
    • Narrated By Richard Armitage
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3194)
    Performance
    (2976)
    Story
    (2961)

    It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder. Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.

    C. Telfair says: "Something Rotten in Denmark..."
    "A but dark, but good overall!"
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    This is a pretty good book. I've read the paperback edition. It's got all the usual tells of a mystery novel and if you're into that sort of thing this could be a pretty good choice for you.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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