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Marc

Port Ewen, NY, USA

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  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1915)
    Performance
    (882)
    Story
    (895)

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

    Stephen says: "River of Doubt"
    "A great read!"
    Overall

    This book has everything: history of an relatively unknown adventure by a former US president, a naturalist's adventure in the strange, fascinating and beautiful world of the deepest parts of the Amazon rain forest, a psychological study of a father/son relationship during the most harrowing of times, an eye opening account of Brazil in the early 20th century, a thriller few novelists could match, and much more. I don't doubt it will be made into a movie. Well read and superbly written. Incredible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Shaara
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1178)
    Performance
    (600)
    Story
    (614)

    After 30 years and with three million copies in print, Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic, The Killer Angels, remains as vivid and powerful as the day it was originally published.

    Gene says: "Almost a Perfect Audiobook"
    "Poor book, poorly read"
    Overall

    The hype over this book does not subsitute for what turns out to be a "romantic" pulp novel approach to Gettysburg. The audio reader was silly. Save your money and find a good history of the battle rather than this TV series type of audiobook.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4585)
    Performance
    (1964)
    Story
    (1941)

    Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    Rick Just says: "Dangerous Religion"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    This is a "just okay" book but the reader(s) style is irritating to listen to. If you are interested in arcane reasons for the non-existence of god or the delusion of religion, I would read the book, rather than an audio version of it. Dawkins is as zealous as the religious zealots he mercilessly attacks. It doesn't say much about him as a person, in my humble opinion.

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful

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