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  • The Hunt for Red October

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1441)
    Performance
    (1074)
    Story
    (1082)

    A deadly serious game of hide-and-seek is on. The CIA's brilliant young analyst, Jack Ryan, thinks he knows the reason for the sudden Red Fleet operation: the Soviets' most valuable ship, the Red October, is attempting to defect to the United States.

    Rick says: "Very rough recording"
    "Horrible audio"
    Overall

    Audio sounds like a computerized voice. Some instances the dialog sounds like the characters are in a fish tank. Loved the book, but stay away from this one.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Adventures of Sam Spade Vol. 1

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Adventures of Sam Spade
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    This collection of the Adventures of Sam Spade contains five episodes of the classic radio series:

    Sam and the Psyche (8/2/1946)
    The Adam Figg Caper (10/5/1947)
    The Bow Window Caper (11/9/1947)
    The Death Bed Caper (6/20/1948)
    The Bail Bond Caper (6/27/1948)

    Travis says: "Lots of Fun"
    "Cheesy"
    Overall

    For a "hard-nosed detective" the portrayal of Spade sounds like a combination of Lt. Frank Drebin (Police Squad / Naked Gun) and the wisecracks of Maxwell Smart (Get Smart). Plus the commercials are downright annoying. Save your money.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: The Essential Companion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Steve Tribe
    • Narrated By Alex Price
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Here's a thrilling audio guide to the 2010 series of Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion, Amy. Ideal for family car journeys, personal audio players, or just for use at home, The Essential Companion will remind fans of some of the most exciting, funny, dramatic, and revealing moments from the series.

    THawk says: "Watch Season 5 first!!"
    "Watch Season 5 first!!"
    Overall

    It's not terrible, but nothing great. It's nothing but a highlight reel of season 5. So if you've never seen the show, you won't know what this book is all about.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Murder in the Casbah and Other Mysteries: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Anthony Boucher, Denis Green
    • Narrated By Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    From 1939-1946 Americans gathered around their radio to listen to The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, featuring Basil Rathbone as the high-strung crime solver and Nigel Bruce as his phlegmatic assistant, Dr. Watson. Witty, fast-paced and always surprising, these great radio plays, written by the prolific writing team of Anthony Boucher and Denis Green, are as fresh today as they were then.

    Brandon says: "The golden days of radio"
    "Loved the Stories, not the commercials"
    Overall

    Great stories, but most of the program is devoted to telling everyone how great Petri wine is. It'd probably be much better if the commercials were edited out.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Every Move Must Have a Purpose: Strategies from Chess for Business and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Bruce Pandolfini
    • Narrated By Bruce Pandolfini
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Fluid and elegant, yet rigorous and rule-bound, chess is a game that seduces, confounds, and hooks. Now, world-renowned chess master and Fortune 500 business consultant Bruce Pandolfini shows readers how chess principles can be simply and logically applied to any business or life situation. No specific chess knowledge is needed, but after reading Every Move Must Have a Purpose, you will share with the most astute chess players the secret to thinking on your feet.

    Atl Chris says: "Adversarial, two-dimensional approach to business"
    "More a chess book w/out the notation"
    Overall

    The program sounded like part chess book (minus the notation) and part business strategy guide, but not really sticking with either.

    While there are loads of parallels between business and a chess game, this program leaves you with more questions than answers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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