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Merle J. Hickey

somojim

wisconsin

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  • 2 reviews
  • 2 ratings
  • 62 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2014
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  • Bismarck: The Story of a Fighter

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Emil Ludwig, Eden Paul, Cedar Paul
    • Narrated By Ken Maxon
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Otto von Bismarck was more than a politician and a leader: He was the single driving force that turned the disparate states of Germany into one cohesive empire. He then went on to lead Germany and the rest of Europe into an age of political peace that lasted from 1871 until the outbreak of World War I. Under his influence, Germany thrived. Bismarck’s use of statesmanship to fight for the interests of his country was legendary. As one of the most influential and powerful individuals in his country’s history, Bismarck became a symbol of leadership and pride for German nationalists.

    Viviane says: "How badly the narration fits non-fiction"
    "too long a tape"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Bismarck better?

    just keep to the important matters


    Has Bismarck turned you off from other books in this genre?

    not yet


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ken Maxon?

    nothing wrong with the narrator


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bismarck?

    most of his early life


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't stay awake or pay attention some times

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Moby Dick: or the Whale

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By Mark Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (104)

    Moby-Dick is widely considered to be the Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story details the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whale ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale: Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg. And Ahab intends to take revenge.

    G.T. says: "Solid narration of a timeless classic"
    "a difficult story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Herman Melville and/or Mark Nelson?

    yes


    Would you ever listen to anything by Herman Melville again?

    yes


    How could the performance have been better?

    don't know


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Moby Dick: or the Whale?

    some descriptions about whaling


    Any additional comments?

    this is Melvilles most difficuilt book. It was one of his best tales Listening to the tale is easier than trying to read the book. All in all the audio was done very well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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