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  • The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (1272)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (692)

    Churchill's history of the Second World War is, and will remain, the definitive work. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction.

    John M says: "Brilliant! Only Churchill could have done this."
    "Masterfull in language"
    Overall

    Churchill's writing leaves little to be desired in painting a magnificent narrative of an epic time, people and events. This book and its sequels should fascinate and delight all readers, young and old, who enjoy a good tale, masterfully told. Most of the players are long gone, but they live again through Churchill's eyes and words. Yet, the essential Churchill is reveled in very personal commentary and anecdotes. Here is Churchill arguing with Stalin and nearly getting his feet burned by an aircraft heater while flying over the Atlantic. Don't miss these books!!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Humorous Short Stories of Mark Twain

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Bobbie Frohman
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    The master storyteller amuses and entertains with a collection of stories which includes: "The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg", "The Double Barrelled Detective Story", "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", "The Million Dollar Bank Note", "Benton and Mills", "A Tale", "Cannibalism in the Cars", "The Stolen White Elephant", "The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby's", "The Good Little Boy", "The Bad Little Boy", and "Baker's Blue Jay Yarn".

    Candice says: "Poorly Edited"
    "Great performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Humorous Short Stories of Mark Twain the most enjoyable?

    The reader(s) are truly wonderful - clear and lively, as if listening to the actual characters.


    What about Bobbie Frohman’s performance did you like?

    Great dialects, pacing, inflection and drama.


    Any additional comments?

    Mark Twain's writings speak for themselves but this performance truly brings these wonderful stories to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged , Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    Overall
    (611)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (113)

    Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

    Brett says: "Visionary, Astounding, Life Changing....."
    "Capitalism as melodrama"
    Overall

    What a hoot! Absolutely fascinating tale of perfect people struggling against the forces of greed and corruption. Pure goodness against pure evil - sounds a bit contrived and a far too easy a setup for any kind of meaningful plot - yet, this tale kept me enthralled for hours and hours. Perhaps I just couldn't wait to hear what fantastic new and improved product was going to be invented next to save the day.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier
    • Narrated By John H. Mayer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (134)

    There are at least 68 million dogs in America, and their owners lavish billions of dollars on them every year. So why do so many pampered pets have problems? In this definitive and accessible guide, Cesar Millan, star of National Geographic Channel's hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, reveals what dogs truly need to live a happy and fulfilled life.

    L. Worthington says: "This Really Works!"
    "Not much more than TV show"
    Overall

    If you've seen the TV show, the book doesn't add much and has too much repetition of Cesar's basic approach. If you haven't seen the show, Cesar's way is well explained and the examples are fascinating insights into dog/human behavior. You and your dog will benefit, although it will take some work on everyone's part, at least enough to justify reading this book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Joy of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By David Blatner
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman, Hank Jacobs, Laura Dean
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    No number has captured the attention and imagination of people throughout the ages as much as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi is infinite and, in The Joy of Pi it proves to be infinitely intriguing. With incisive historical insight and a refreshing sense of humor, David Blatner explores the many facets of pi and humankind's fascination with it - from the ancient Egyptians to the modern-day Chudnovsky brothers, who have calculated pi to eight billion digits.

    Chukwuma says: "A great start for those who love math."
    "Not what I expected"
    Overall

    I had hoped for a thorough review of the place of pi in our understanding of the world, it's use throughout mathematics and science. But, alas, all I got was a basic human history of pi, evidently gleaned from a few other histories. the "pi on the side" asides became annoying, repetitive, and difficult to link to the main text. For audio "readers" the recitation of numbers and formulas may be too diffficult to hold in your head to follow the point being made. This book belongs in the history section so if you are reading it for the math or science, skip it.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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