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Jim

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  • One Corpse Too Many: The Second Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (289)

    When the castle of Shrewsbury is taken during the war between Empress Maud and King Stephen, 94 prisoners are taken, 94 are hanged. When Brother Cadfael arrives to perform the burial rites, he finds one corpse too many among the bodies stacked about the fortress.

    CatBookMom says: "A Must-Listen!"
    "Worth Every Single Moment"
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    I'd have to break out the ole' Roget's to get enough words to describe how much I enjoyed every moment of this book and performance.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • So, Anyway...

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Cleese
    • Narrated By John Cleese
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1219)
    Performance
    (1146)
    Story
    (1144)

    In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway..., John Cleese takes listeners on a grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman) to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.

    G. Beauchamp says: "Cleese, the early years, in his own voice"
    "Insightful. Wonderful. Magnificent."
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    I finally got to be the fly-on-the-wall in the writing room(s) of a comic genius.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
    • Narrated By Kevin Hart
    Overall
    (25792)
    Performance
    (23546)
    Story
    (23426)

    Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

    John Marshall says: "Foul mouth; Good Heart. smart, funny,, insightful"
    "Adult Content & Language? Yes. Worth it? #$@D% YES"
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    Get ready to become bestest friends with Kevin Hart. Good. Bad. Right. Wrong. Leave your own baggage at the door, listen and look back at how much lighter and smaller those bags are on your doorstep.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Nevertheless: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Alec Baldwin
    • Narrated By Alec Baldwin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1613)
    Performance
    (1520)
    Story
    (1515)

    One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir.

    Kristin says: "Who knew Alec could write?"
    "I'm a fan, but..."
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    "Here's the thing..." I enjoy Mr. Baldwin's work. Always have. I enjoy the 'behind the curtains' view in 'show business' (as I have NO IDEA why anyone would EVER want that kind of fame). This provides insight into both and does it in an entertaining, soul bearing way.

    This is personal, touching, insightful and philosophical.

    I wish I rolled in those circles, because I want to be a fly-on-the-wall for a month around him.

    Really. Good. Stuff.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Norse Mythology

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (26005)
    Performance
    (23846)
    Story
    (23732)

    Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

    David S. Mathew says: "Welcome to Valhalla"
    "Amazing. Every aspect is 100% top notch."
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    There is nothing wanting from this audio presentation. Production. Writing. Mr. Caiman's performance.

    Excellent and very much worth your time.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Robert Bucholz
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Bucholz D.Phil. Oxford University
    Overall
    (589)
    Performance
    (541)
    Story
    (538)

    During the 229-year period from 1485 to 1714, England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into what has been called "the first modern society" and emerged as the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world.Those years hold a huge and captivating story. The English survived repeated epidemics and famines, one failed invasion and two successful ones, two civil wars, a series of violent religious reformations and counter-reformations, and confrontations with two of the most powerful monarchs on earth.

    E. Stein says: "Old-fashioned and inaccurate"
    "Amazing. Detailed and immersive."
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    It was worth every single minute.

    Clearly read. Well produced.

    Professor Bucholz knows the subject AND can teach it as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jill Lepore
    • Narrated By Jill Lepore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (512)
    Performance
    (456)
    Story
    (456)

    Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator.

    Julia says: "Narration ruined it for me"
    "Very Interesting - Detailed Account"
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    The research was in depth and thorough. I was very interested in the subject matter and also ALL of the surrounding story. Jill Lepore is skilled in her craft.

    Sadly, reading her writing is something she still needs to strive towards. I would go ahead and pay for a pro in the future. In a professional voice artists hands, this book would be a much more enjoyable experience.

    It's worth it now. Please get it and listen, but you'll hear the stumblings. It got to be a bit distracting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Martin Short
    • Narrated By Martin Short
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3017)
    Performance
    (2740)
    Story
    (2712)

    Martin Short takes you on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live and memorable roles in movies such as ¬°Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride.

    Ty Brady says: "This is what audio books were made for!"
    "Martin Short - The Older Canadian Brother..."
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    Martin Short is the older Canadian brother I always wanted. Not a how-to study, but a great review of life and how it went from point A to X... Let's hope there's a lot more to go before we reach Z.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Dan Jones
    • Narrated By John Curless
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1323)
    Performance
    (1190)
    Story
    (1184)

    The 15th century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five times as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. Now, celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the longest reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in history were thrown together in these turbulent times.

    Troy says: "No Need for a Score Card"
    "Curless brings Dan Jones to Life"
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    Dan Jones is brilliant. John Curless brought a voice to his brilliance. If you're a history dope like me, you are going to LOVE this book. Enjoy.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Noam Chomsky, Peter R. Mitchell (editor), John Schoeffel (editor)
    • Narrated By Robin Bloodworth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (800)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (689)

    A major new collection from "arguably the most important intellectual alive" (The New York Times). Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky's recent talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power.

    Senor Comatoso says: "Current times demand you get this into your head."
    "Great Material - Dry Performance"
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    Mr. Bloodworth's reading is technically precise and easy to understand, it's as dry as toast roasted in the summer sun on the flats of the Atacama Desert.

    The source material more than make up for this.

    Recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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