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Joseph

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  • Split Second

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3455)
    Performance
    (1670)
    Story
    (1668)

    Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

    John says: "Listen again"
    "Buyer beware!"
    Overall

    The story line is very interesting and kept me on edge. I couldn?t imagine how the different pieces would come together. Well guess what they don?t! The ending is just awful.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Taking Heat: The President, The Press, and My Years in the White House

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ari Fleischer
    • Narrated By Ari Fleischer
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    For two and a half years, Ari Fleischer served as the official liaison between the White House and members of the press, acting as the voice of President George W. Bush.

    Cornelius says: "I liked it BUT"
    "Ice Cold"
    Overall

    I know that my politics differ from Fleicher but I thought I would enjoy the close up view of the President in action. Most of the book was complaining about bias of the press. It was not worth the listen!

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Last of the Mohicans

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (32)

    The Last of the Mohicans has all the elements of a classic frontier adventure: massacres and raids, innocent settlers, hardened soldiers, renegade Indians, and a doomed love affair. It is a memorable portrait of fierce individualism and moral courage. But what draws readers again and again to this panoramic novel is its deep insight into the symbols of American consciousness.

    Sean says: "Not quite what I expected"
    "See the movie"
    Overall

    I missed reading Cooper when I was in school, so I thought I would give him a try on audio. What drivel! His prose makes Faulkner?s seem short and concise. For the historic American novel I will stick to Irving and Hawthorne. P.S. The movie was great.

    5 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • The Golden Age

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gore Vidal
    • Narrated By Anne Twomey
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War II and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire.

    Also available abridged.

    connie says: "remarkable novel, remarkable history"
    "The Great American Aristocracy"
    Overall

    I have never found Gore Vidal easy to read, but I do get a lot from his books. Listening wasn't much easier. There is a great deal of valuable information in this book and I am glad I stuck with it. He gives a great view of the Great American Aristocracy that came to an end with WWII.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Rick Atkinson
    • Narrated By Rick Atkinson
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    The first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, An Army at Dawn is history of the highest order - brilliantly researched, rich with new material and surprising insights, the deeply human story of a monumental battle for the future of civilization. "An absolute masterpiece," says Andrew Carroll, author of War Letters, "This book is storytelling - and history - at its most riveting."

    Jeremy says: "Abridging too far?"
    "Disappointing but Informative"
    Overall

    I wanted very badly to like this book. It's a part of WWII I would like to know more of. Unfortunately the book left me feeling flat. There was no passion. Even the battle descriptions were lacking. There is a lot of good information, but you really have to struggle to stay involved.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The King of Torts

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1129)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (191)

    As Clay Carter digs into the background of his client, a young man charged with a random street killing, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life - that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts...

    Lisa says: "The King of Torts"
    "The Great American Novel"
    Overall

    When I pick up a Grisham novel I don't expect it to be the "Great American Novel". Like all of his books this one has a good story line, moves fast and is a good diversion.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • From a Buick 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By James Rebhorn, Bruce Davison, Becky Ann Baker
    Overall
    (934)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (235)

    Stephen King's first full-length solo novel since Dreamcatcher, the long-awaited From a Buick 8 is "nearly flawless and one terrific entertainment," says Publishers Weekly. A strange car acts as a conduit between our world and some other...and the boogeyman of this creepy story is our collective fascination with deadly things.

    J M says: "Essence of Stephen King"
    "A different King story."
    Overall

    This is not the classic Steven King horror action story but it has great characters. I think that the narration style is one of the best I have heard. The story is told by several different characters and therefore narrated by several different actors. This makes the story work better than if you read it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Bush at War

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Bob Woodward
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Bush and his top national security advisers led the nation to war. Woodward's virtual wiretap into the White House Situation Room reveals a stunning group portrait of an untested president.

    Chris says: "An excellent book"
    "Where's The Beef?"
    Overall

    Interesting backround information but not enough substance. Woodward's lack of objectivity shows.

    3 of 15 people found this review helpful

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