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Gibsonite

Member Since 2005

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  • Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Graham Nash
    • Narrated By Graham Nash
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (174)

    From Graham Nash - the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies - comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan.

    James says: "A Great Story for fans of the Hollies and CSN!"
    "Sad Story..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Graham Nash and/or Graham Nash?

    Nope...can't say I would.


    What was most disappointing about Graham Nash’s story?

    Too much bragging about himself & his children. Not very kind in regards to the opposite sex. Way too much politics!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Graham Nash’s performances?

    Don't believe I could do that!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. What a pontificating hypocrite. Not to mention a snitch!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the music but hard to like the bio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3847)
    Performance
    (3426)
    Story
    (3445)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Outstanding!"
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    After listening to 100's of audiobooks...Killing Lincoln is in the top ten that held my attention! Thank You Mr. O'Reilly & Mr. Dugard!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3391)
    Performance
    (2806)
    Story
    (2812)

    Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover - to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control. Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice - and an appetite for secrets.

    Melinda says: ""All Aboard!""
    "A Great Read!"
    Overall
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    Outstanding in every way! Thank you Mr. Child and Mr. Hill! This made a long dull trip the perfect venue for an outstanding novel.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • City of Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Benioff
    • Narrated By Ron Perlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1468)
    Performance
    (734)
    Story
    (732)

    A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won't talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. Lev Beniov considers himself "built for deprivation." He's small, smart, and insecure, a Jewish virgin too young for the army, who spends his nights working as a volunteer firefighter with friends from his building.

    Paul says: "Stunning Tale. Great Narration."
    "Outstanding!"
    Overall
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    Story

    A superior auther! A superior narrater! Take the time for a superb listen...you won't regret the purchase!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2189)
    Performance
    (1713)
    Story
    (1707)

    Devastated by the discovery that his wife, Helen, was murdered, Special Agent Pendergast must have retribution. But revenge is not simple. As he stalks his wife's betrayers-a chase that takes him from the wild moors of Scotland to the bustling streets of New York City and the darkest bayous of Louisiana - he is also forced to dig further into Helen's past. And he is stunned to learn that Helen may have been a collaborator in her own murder.

    A User says: "Aloysius X. L. Pendergast"
    "Buy This Book..."
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    I'm cool with endings that leave one hanging! This series has gifts that keep on giving...and something to look forward to...and Mr. Auberjonois (the voice) is just as talented as Mr. Preston and Mr. Child (the authors). Thanks to all for another great read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hell's Corner

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2503)
    Performance
    (1120)
    Story
    (1127)

    John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he's fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes. Then Stone's mission changes drastically before it even begins. It's the night of a state dinner honoring the British prime minister.

    Ramon says: "Great story with nice twists"
    "I Liked It..."
    Overall

    Entertaining to the point that I finished it fast and the ending caught me by surprise. Well worth the listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Overton Window

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Glenn Beck
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1174)
    Performance
    (416)
    Story
    (423)

    A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed. There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.

    Ray says: "It Could Happen Soon"
    "Outstanding!"
    Overall

    Wow! Buy It! Not only is it entertaining...it is a wake up call!

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10150)
    Performance
    (5061)
    Story
    (5095)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Pandering To The Political Left!"
    Overall

    Political pandering...either to the left or right...especially when it is over the top...takes much away from what would have been a great novel. Mr. King must be an angry man!

    10 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Outsider

    • UNABRIDGED (25 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By K. Anderson Yancy
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Confined within a castle, unable to remember much about his past and longing to explore the world outside, a man undertakes an odyssey that answers all his questions in a most horrific way.

    Gibsonite says: "Avoid Purchasing!"
    "Avoid Purchasing!"
    Overall

    After purchasing three hundred plus books from audible this is my first unquestionable regret. Combining a great author with an unintelligible narrator is a waste of time and money!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Terrible Old Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By K. Anderson Yancy
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    In a sleepy, coastal, New England town, three men decide to rob and if need be torture a very old sea captain to learn where he keeps his wealth - a man who is so old no one ever remembers him being young; a man who pays for his purchases not with dollars, but with ancient gold and silver coins minted over two centuries ago; a man who speaks to spirits in bottles; a man who may not be a man at all.

    Gibsonite says: "Avoid Purchasing!"
    "Avoid Purchasing!"
    Overall

    After purchasing three hundred plus books from audible this is my first unquestionable regret. Combining a great author with an unintelligible narrator is a waste of time and money!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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