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Amanda

Montgomery, IL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (818)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
    (444)

    The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819 the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with 20 crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, and disease and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.

    Craig says: "Fascinating"
    "Good read if you enjoyed Endurance"
    Overall

    Endurance was an unbelievable adventure story with an equally unbelievable ending...this story spends a little more time documenting the history and is a bit more of a tragedy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fountainhead

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3424)
    Performance
    (2082)
    Story
    (2114)

    One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

    Zachary says: "The Fountainhead"
    "Rand is a genius"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This should be required reading for everyone along with Atlas Shrugged. Performance was great but story is unrivaled. Read it and tell others to read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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