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Kappavpi

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  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Patrick Fraley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (653)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (157)

    One of the greatest treats in all world literature, this masterpiece from Mark Twain inspired a literary revolution. The novel offers both brilliant humor and tragedy as Huck and Jim explore the moral dilemmas of slavery and freedom. Huck, the narrator, is shrewd, ingenious, and literal; he reports on everything he sees, which allows the listener to experience the hypocrisy of "sivilization".

    Andrea says: "Terrific interpretion of an excellent story"
    "Classic Story, Great Reader"
    Overall

    The story of Huck Finn of course is about a (teenage?) boy in the mid-1800's who takes off down the Mississippi River on a raft in the company of a runaway slave, Jim. They have some adventures and Mark Twain's ingenious satire adds flavor to it besides. As for the reader, not only does he have the perfect voice for Huck Finn, but his ability to create different kinds of voices is phenomenal.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Thomas Hager
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (491)
    Performance
    (393)
    Story
    (388)

    At the dawn of the 20th century, humanity was facing global disaster. Mass starvation, long predicted for the fast-growing population, was about to become a reality. A call went out to the worlds scientists to find a solution. This is the story of the two enormously gifted, fatally flawed men who found it: the brilliant, self-important Fritz Haber and the reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch. Together they discovered a way to make bread out of air, built city-sized factories, controlled world markets, and saved millions of lives.

    sarah says: "Riveting"
    "History Written Like A Novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is the fascinating story of two German scientists whose revolutionary inventions gave the world an inexhaustible supply of both fertilizer and explosives -- ultimately created from air. If you have any interest in history you will enjoy this, not only because it is about some extremely important turning points, but also because it is true factual history written like a novel, which makes it even more palatable. The reading is pretty good as well.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The March of the Ten Thousand

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Xenophon
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (98)

    Translated by W. E. D. Rouse, The March of the Ten Thousand is one of the most admired and widely read pieces of ancient literature to come down to us. Xenophon employs a very simple, straightforward style to describe what is probably the most exciting military adventure ever undertaken. It is an epic of courage, faith and democratic principle.

    Benedict says: "An intelligent leader"
    "Interesting Historical Narrative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The March of the Ten Thousand the most enjoyable?

    I like history and Charlton Griffin's reading. It is also very interesting to hear an historical account written by someone who was actually there (Xenophon).


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The March of the Ten Thousand?

    When after winning their part of the battle, but finding out that the battle in general was lost, they did not panic or surrender but maintained their formations and marched solidly out.


    Which character – as performed by Charlton Griffin – was your favorite?

    Xenophon, who narrates the story as a firsthand witness and participant.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Ten thousand men, through two thousand miles of enemies.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was by no means dry, but neither was it very exciting. I would say that it was on the positive side of interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sails on the Horizon: A Novel of the Napoleonic Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jay Worrall
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    With his first historical high-seas adventure chronicling the exploits of Naval Commander Charles Edgemont, Jay Worrall sets sail in the rousing tradition of C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian.

    John says: "Rousing love/sea tale"
    "Great Except the Profanity"
    Overall

    The part of this that I listened to is a great story, exciting and well-written: about a third of the way through I had to stop because I couldn't tolerate the continued use of harsh profanity (e.g. the "f" word). Anyone who is concerned about this should be advised. In this context it would be nice to have an edited version.

    3 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Fergus Hume
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    One lonely night, a cabbie discovers that his intoxicated passenger has been suffocated with a handkerchief saturated in chloroform. The murderer, the victim, and the motive are all unknown. Fergus Hume's first literary attempt, became the best-selling mystery novel of the 19th century.

    Kappavpi says: "Mostly Interesting"
    "Mostly Interesting"
    Overall

    This mystery story is interesting and enjoyable for the most part, but it is sometimes slow. It also lacks the intensity and depth of characters that one sees in works by other mystery writers like Conan-Doyle or Christie. All things considered, not bad, but not spectacular.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Catriona

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By David Case
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In the sequel to Kidnapped, David Balfour's story continues as he becomes further caught up in the political conspiracy of the "Appin Case." He must defend himself and James Stewart of the Appin murder; not an easy task because the Campbells want James Stewart to hang.

    Kappavpi says: "Exciting Story by the Best Reader"
    "Exciting Story by the Best Reader"
    Overall

    This exciting sequel picks up immediately where "Kidnapped" left off, continuing the adventure of David Balfour and his good friend Alan Breck Stewart. In this novel, however, the author combines a story of cliffhanger romance with his trademark style of high adventure. As for the reader, David Case (aka Frederick Davidson), he is, as always, the best man for the job. Not only are his dramatization and voice differentiation unparalleled, but he is a master of the Scottish, English and French accents with which the story abounds.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kidnapped

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (23)

    In this spirited and romantic saga, a young heir named David Balfour meets his miserly uncle Ebenezer, who has illegally taken control of the Balfour estate. Ebenezer kidnaps David and plots to have him seized and sold into slavery on a ship to the Carolinas. A couple of days into the voyage, a shipwreck throws David together with David Break, a Scotsman returning from political exile in France, and the two of them journey together.

    Kappavpi says: "Great story, great reader."
    "Great story, great reader."
    Overall

    This classic tale is full of interest, suspense and adventure that you will find quite enjoyable. Furthermore, it is read by one of the best dramatic readers who brings the characters to life with perfect accents.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Son of a Wanted Man (Dramatized)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In a remote corner of Utah lies the secret outlaw kingdom of Ben Curry. For 15 years Curry has ruled supreme, as his men have pulled jobs from Canada to Mexico. But the king is getting old, and he wants to turn his legacy over to someone younger, tougher. Mike Bastian is Ben's adopted son, a young man who can handle a knife, a gun, his fists, and who's been trained in every criminal skill. But so far he's a man who's never broken the law.

    Kappavpi says: "Outstanding Production of a Powerful Story"
    "Outstanding Production of a Powerful Story"
    Overall

    Louis L'amour's stories are always the best. Listening to this story, furthermore, is not like listening to a story, it is like watching a movie, or even better, like actually being on the scene. The story starts by establishing deep personal foundations under the characters, and proceeds to build excitement and suspense to a peak. This program also includes a bonus hour (after 2+ hours of the story) about the making of the audio, and concludes with some personal time with the author himself speaking: the late Louis L'amour. If there is anything disappointing about this, it is that there are not more like it available, NOW.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Man in the Iron Mask: Part I

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Kappavpi says: "A Romantic Realism"
    "A Romantic Realism"
    Overall

    This is a review for Parts I and II. By romantic I'm talking about adventurous -- yet for all the thrill of fictional adventure in this tale, the last part of the 3 Musketeers series, the author balances it out with tragedies that make it a more realistic and thus more respectable work. It is an exciting but sad tale, faced paced and multi-fasceted from the beginning -- and all things considered, the listener can be satisfied with it. And finally, the reader is the perfect reader for this story.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Alexander the Great

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Arrian
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (68)

    This is the incredible story of the world's greatest conqueror, a man who single handedly changed the course of history...and who was worshipped as a god. There have been many attempts in the 2,300 years since Alexander's death to tell the epic story of this enigmatic soldier. His deeds read like the stuff of legends. Of all the chroniclers of Alexander, and there have been many famous ones, including Plutarch and Ptolemy, none have given us a clearer and truer account than the one by Arrian.

    Theresa says: "A Superb Chronicle of Alexander"
    "Spectacular"
    Overall

    First of all the reader is magnificent, especially for reading history. He has the perfect intonation for every event and statement and is miraculous in his mood creation. Second, the story of Alexander is amazing not only for the history it recounts but for its revelation of the character of Alexander, the man. Someone who has no interest in military tactics or history may find it dry, but otherwise you will love it.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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