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  • Blockade Billy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (93)

    Even the most die-hard baseball fans don't know the true story of William Blockade Billy Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first - and only - player to have his existence completely removed from the record books.

    Martin says: "Fun, Short Listen"
    "Just Ok?"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was awfully short, but worth the listen.


    What about Craig Wasson’s performance did you like?

    Captured the character well.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    As a couple of stories this book is decent, but as a Stephen King book, it tends to fall a bit short.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James W. Loewen
    • Narrated By Brian Keeler
    Overall
    (802)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (366)

    This national best seller is an entertaining, informative, and sometimes shocking expose of the way history is taught to American students. Lies My Teacher Told Me won the American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship.

    Timothy says: "Of course he has an agenda. He wrote a book!"
    "Ugh."
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    What would have made Lies My Teacher Told Me better?

    Sick to the fun facts, which in turn would keep this short and sweet.


    Has Lies My Teacher Told Me turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Almost! his was the first audio boob I just could NOT finish!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Brian Keeler’s performances?

    I suppose, if I REALLY wanted to listen to the book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Lies My Teacher Told Me?

    Most.


    Any additional comments?

    This book just rambles on and on and on and on and on... and on... and... on... and...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Jon Krakauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1955)
    Performance
    (782)
    Story
    (798)

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    David says: "Being There"
    "Great story in a tough to follow Audio Book."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Barely, if not to just learn about the story and people involved.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Into Thin Air?

    Enlightens one to the dangers involved in climbing Everest, even for those who are seasoned veterans of this dangerous hobby.


    What three words best describe Jon Krakauer’s performance?

    Batter. As. NON-Audio..


    Did Into Thin Air inspire you to do anything?

    If anything, it discouraged whatever dreams i had of ever climbing mountains.


    Any additional comments?

    There are just too many characters and interloping storylines to truly enjoy this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Philip Carlo
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1038)
    Performance
    (458)
    Story
    (461)

    Richard "The Ice Man" Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on The Sopranos, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Now, after 240 hours of face-to-face interviews with Kuklinski and his wife and daughters, author Philip Carlo tells his extraordinary story.

    Eileen C says: "You must buy this audio only if..."
    "True Crime's Best Book!"
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    What did you love best about The Ice Man?

    So many mafia mysteries uncovered!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ice Man?

    The Hoffa story or the Castellano Hit were nearly a revelation!


    Have you listened to any of Michael Prichard’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As a Psychological Grad, this book is an amazing window into the mind, heart, and soul of world's craziest killer.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this, youll be shocked and awed. Unbelievable enough to be believed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1776

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4427)
    Performance
    (1637)
    Story
    (1644)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

    Mark says: "Front Seat on History"
    "Ahh, History..."
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    What did you love best about 1776?

    NO ONE tells a story quite like David McCullough!


    What did you like best about this story?

    David McCullough's one-of-a-kind narration.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Informative throughout.


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

    'Birth of a Nation.'


    Any additional comments?

    Though this Book tends to drag a bit (Due to its attention to detail and overall length...), McCullough's Writing and Narration cannot be denied or overlooked... a true gem.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10822)
    Performance
    (6847)
    Story
    (6879)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Speechless!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Unbroken the most enjoyable?

    From start to finish, you feel as if your heart is literally bleeding for the people in this book, good and bad.


    What other book might you compare Unbroken to and why?

    ANY unbelievable story of life and survival.


    What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

    Absolutely wonderful performance, truly fitting to the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    EVERY part!??? If this book doesnt move you, then youre a lifeless corpse.


    Any additional comments?

    Just when you think it cant possible get any tougher on the real-life characters, the situation just keeps getting worse and worse. A true testament to how much the human mind & body can endure through the amazing will to live.

    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
    (17076)
    Performance
    (15159)
    Story
    (15117)

    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"
    "Wow."
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    What did you love best about 11-22-63?

    Maybe the VERY BEST of Stephen King. If you love 'Alternate History', grab this (Unabridged) Novel IMMEDIATELY!


    What other book might you compare 11-22-63 to and why?

    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Maybe the greatest two 'Alternate History' Books ever written.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to list!


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

    The past is obturate.


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely amazing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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