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  • 66 titles in library
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  • The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5102)
    Performance
    (4602)
    Story
    (4690)

    The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

    Ellen says: "At last - The Definitive Recording!"
    "Ok, too much singing."
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    Would you try another book from J. R. R. Tolkien and/or Rob Inglis?

    I know it is in the book, but this guy's voice just annoyed me. Frankly, and I know this is sacrilege, Peter Jackson's edits, made the story better. Sorry Tolkien purists.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9583)
    Performance
    (8612)
    Story
    (8766)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "OK but not great"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I didn't read this as a kid. I probably should have. It is for kids and I found it dull.


    Would you be willing to try another book from J. R. R. Tolkien? Why or why not?

    Sure.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Rob Inglis’s performances?

    I suppose but I didn't really like him as a narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs)
    • By Tony Judt
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (451)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (338)

    Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world’s most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through 34 nations and 60 years of political and cultural change—all in one integrated, enthralling narrative.

    History says: "Great book, but not terrific listening"
    "Difficult to listen to for more than one reason."
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    Would you try another book from Tony Judt and/or Ralph Cosham?

    No


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story of Europe itself is compelling


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get a different narrator.


    Could you see Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not likely.


    Any additional comments?

    I could barely stand to listen to this narrator drone on with the facts and figures that so permeate this book. I am not sure any narrator could bring the book to life, but this reader detracted to the point that my wife would ask me to plug in headphones so she didn't have to listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rachel Maddow
    • Narrated By Rachel Maddow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1472)
    Performance
    (1338)
    Story
    (1331)

    Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power - and who gets to make those decisions.

    Dolf says: "Half the National Debt?"
    "Everyone, even republican, should appreciate this"
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    What did you love best about Drift?

    It is an easy listening, hard hitting analysis of what is wrong with the current state of American war-making and makes a strong case for putting war-making power back where it belongs -- in the hands of the people through their elected representatives in Congress and not in the hands of the President -- any President.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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