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J.

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  • The Burning Bridge: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By William Zappa
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    As the Kingdom of Araluen prepares for war against Morgarath, Will and Horace accompany the Ranger Gilan on a mission to Celtica. But Celtica's villages and mines are silent. Only an exhausted and starving girl called Evanlyn can tell them why: Morgarath has sent his foul creatures to enslave the Celts. While Gilan rides swiftly back to Araluen to report this news to the King, Will and Horace discover the true purpose behind Morgarath's actions.

    Sarah says: "Even better than the first book"
    "Enjoyed the story"
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    If you could sum up The Burning Bridge in three words, what would they be?

    A fun adventure with charming young folks. It was fun to see the young apprentice grow in capability and daring. The young princess was courageous also.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Will, because he started with so little in the way of stature, birth and schooling; but managed to develop strength and skill against all odds.


    What about William Zappa’s performance did you like?

    He read the story like a story, and kept me involved.


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

    A David and Goliath film, and a trio of young adventurers similar to Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione.


    Any additional comments?

    fun read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7124)
    Performance
    (2909)
    Story
    (2920)

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    Corby says: "Very informative, fun to listen to"
    "How to become conversational on any subject"
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    Would you listen to A Short History of Nearly Everything again? Why?

    This book contains so much interesting information on so many subjects anyone can become a better conversationalist in short order. Now I always have something to useful say when in intelligent company.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the expansion of my knowledge especially on sub-atomic particles, in general on the genesis and plausibility of many current subjects.


    What about Richard Matthews’s performance did you like?

    This is an enjoyable and informative voice, delivered in an erudite manner.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I couldn't listen to it all in one setting, because it had both length and depth


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 16 Lighthouse Road: Cedar Cove, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (763)
    Performance
    (454)
    Story
    (462)

    "You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove, because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories - maybe even their secrets!"

    Rio Delta Wild says: "whatever happened to Dan???"
    "#17 LighHouse Road pleasant and entertaining"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I usually finish books I enjoy. There were more active charactors and side stories than I usually seek, but they were easy to follow and interesting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Philip Franklin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1411)
    Performance
    (614)
    Story
    (618)

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

    Craig Mitchell says: "A Book that Never Left Me"
    "The story of a loner who died alone"
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    What did you like best about Into the Wild? What did you like least?

    The writer gave us good insights into the psyche of this strange young man. I liked that he related the experience, not only to his own youthful enterprizes, but to others as well. I too, took on strange adventures in my 20s. I am sad that this youth never got to experience the rest of the fine panoply of feelings and experiences the other ages of his life might have offered him.


    Would you recommend Into the Wild to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. It is insightful into adventurous spirits and the nature of certain persons during certain periods of their lives.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    No. It was done very well


    Did Into the Wild inspire you to do anything?

    No. I am 72, and into the comfort seeking stage of life. But how well I remember those powerful urges and emotions. I have written a wild outdoor adventure novel of my own. But I am better at writing than marketing.


    Any additional comments?

    Nostalgic. But then nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10145)
    Performance
    (4776)
    Story
    (4765)

    You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

    Ralph says: "This is well worth listening too! Main points are."
    "A great self improvement classic"
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    Where does How to Win Friends & Influence People rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Unique, in that I usually listen to fiction. I bought this to play for lonely people I work with.
    Excellent trainer for those who have trouble making friends, and feels that no one listens to them., it they will take the principles seriously. An A-1 self help book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Win Friends & Influence People?

    all


    What aspect of Andrew MacMillan’s performance would you have changed?

    No opinion


    What did you learn from How to Win Friends & Influence People that you would use in your daily life?

    I have used it all my life. I am 72 years old. It has helped me in my local political life, sales and family relations. Now I use it to help others.


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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