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AverageJill

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  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By William L. Shirer
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (3559)
    Performance
    (2593)
    Story
    (2603)

    Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Tale of Momumental Evil, Stupidity and Hatred"
    "Thrillingly told is an extreme overstatement"
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    If you like your history dry as toast, this book is for you. Overly academic and overly detailed chronology. Narration is definitely NOT thrilling. A real snoozer!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27313)
    Performance
    (21050)
    Story
    (21133)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Good book, great performance"
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    I had a high school english teacher who read the Oedipus trilogy to our class with such enthusiasm and intrigue that it made a room full of 16 year olds sit up and pay attention to ancient literature for the first time. That's the gift that Roy Dotrice's performance lends to A Game of Thrones. Fantastic performance enhances and betters the story with spectacular character voices. The story itself is good too. Multiple plot lines could have been confusing being told in audio, but Dotrice does a good job shifting his voice a certain way to let you know the scene has changed. A must-read if you enjoy fantasy/dark ages fantasy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Misquoting Jesus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1932)
    Performance
    (1118)
    Story
    (1123)

    When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today.

    R. J. Monts says: "a (mostly) balanced discussion"
    "Dry and preachy"
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    I often listen to audiobooks on my long commute - this book, I had to stop listening to because I felt myself dozing off. Dry. Boring. Preachy. A letdown to what I was hoping would be a healthy two sided argument of theology.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18721)
    Performance
    (16669)
    Story
    (16631)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Innovative story, well told."
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    First I should preface by saying that I've been a King fan for many years. I think he's one of the best story tellers of our generation. There's a difference in my mind of having a good story and telling it well. Fortunately, this book does both. The story is innovative falling under the Sci-fi spectrum of King's writing. I've felt that much of his writing was in a slump over the last 10 years, but this is King back on his A-game. Craig Wasson narrates the story beautifully, allowing me to lose myself in the story. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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