Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Linda

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Linda

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Linda

Indian Springs, AL, United States

1
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 6 reviews
  • 6 ratings
  • 169 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume I: Visions of Glory 1874-1932

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By William Manchester
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (760)
    Performance
    (448)
    Story
    (446)

    Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the 20th century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. Studying his life is a fascinating way to imbibe the history of his era and gain insight into key events that have shaped our time.

    Wolfpacker says: "Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II"
    "Excellent for the Historian"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Lion the most enjoyable?

    For me, reading this book would have proven difficult at times since it truly minutely picks apart some events. So listening is the only way for me. It should also be noted this recording is very dated.


    Any additional comments?

    You realize early on the enormous research performed to tackle this subject. The credits at the end are spectacular, supporting this enormous project. So it is truly a joy to understand the process and assistance the author received to weave together all the pertinent material from all related political figures' archives etc.You simple wish all Americans had an understanding of this part of our world history but unfortunately this book would be too much for the average public. My educated wife put on headphones to block out the readers voice of Churchill as it severely grated on her and the subject certainly didn't interest her. That is a shame as this work/book is superb although very detailed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Absalom, Absalom!

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By William Faulkner
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (122)

    Absalom, Absalom! tells the story of Thomas Sutpen, the enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson township in the early 1830s. With a French architect and a band of wild Haitians, he wrung a fabulous plantation out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness.

    pilot says: "A long, enjoyable listen"
    "Other reviews are spot on"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is your typical hard to read Faulkner. If you haven't read a Faulkner novel, you need to try. He uses half page long sentences. His novels are not like his short stories. Some novels like Light in August are not difficult to follow but quite a few are rough but that makes Faulkner who he is. The narrator was amazing. I cannot imagine his ability to keep up his flowing cadence, long sentence after long sentence. No narrator will ever compare on a Faulkner read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eye of the Needle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Eric Lincoln
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1982)
    Performance
    (1047)
    Story
    (1050)

    One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin - code name: "The Needle" - who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory.

    Scott says: "A Classic WWII Spy Thriller"
    "Just OK"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    After listening to Pillars and World a couple of years ago and absolutely enjoying them, I finally tried another Follett book. It really isn't much better than a cheap novel. You could stay with the listen and it was entertaining but not memorable. The book starts very awkwardly. The audio is 1985 and the different characters playing the first person roles as if you were watching a play didn't work for me. The brogue's were entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winds of War

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2613)
    Performance
    (2201)
    Story
    (2206)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    Robert says: "A Masterpiece"
    "Phenomenal on Many Levels"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    My comments apply to The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. They are the same novel with the second spending very little time bringing the reader up to the present. I find the works a masterpiece. In the overall scope of the work, it has to approach fine literature. It definitely is one of the finest stories you will ever listen to. I had not previously read the books and bet they could be captivating but also could be daunting do to the length and the forays into the occasional history lessons. I would venture that the listener would do best listening to the epilogue at the end of War and Remembrance before starting The Winds of War. The epilogue only clarifies the factual people, locations, event and ships from the fictional. The epilogue will allow you to appreciate the effort in research necessary to achieve this wonderful book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Battle Won: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By S. Thomas Russell
    • Narrated By Nick Boulton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (79)

    Winter, 1793—the Reign of Terror rips through revolutionary France. In Plymouth, England, Master and Commander Charles Hayden is given orders to return to the ill-fated HMS Themis as the British fight the French for control of thestrategically located island of Corsica. But within hours out of port, Hayden’s uncanny knack for attracting the attention of the French navy sees the Themis thrown back into action. When she lands in Corsica, and her men join forces with native insurgents, Hayden finds himself at the vanguard of a brutal clash of empires.

    Holly says: "Solid but not as good as the first book"
    "OK, But not in the class with Under Enemy Colors"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A word to the wise. There are two wandering chapters, FILLERS, to make the book apparantly long enough for the NEW publisher or accomplish some other need. This is not the same publisher, at least as expressed in the audio, as Under Enemy Colors. Nick Boulton is not as good as Mr. Simon, the original narrator. The two terribly out of place chapters have to do with a incredibly long, please stop, story about a golf match in Gilbrator (in the late 1700's as is described by the author as the time period in the prologue of Under Enemy Colors) during the middle of a voyage and England's war with France. The other is a night on the town in London at theater and a altered version of Romeo & Juliet. Both of these wanderings, other than as filler, seem to be present to show the authors knowledge on the subjects. I have read the 3 reviews on book 3, ah book 4, as described in Audible (it apprears book 3 under a different name was released outside the US but is identical to 4) and one review alleges the same wanderings in book "4". I would call foul that the publisher has convinced the author to generate filler material at potential outrage to the reader. Most publishers I feel would not have allowed this filler. BUT you will most likely still want to hear the story and buy book 4 as I have, since A Battle Won was still an enjoyable listen.
    The Under Enemy Colors prologue substantially is begging your pardon that it is a novel and not a recount of history HENCE the addition of "A Novel" to the title of A Battle Won. It would appear Mr. Russell took a beating from the historical crowd and feels the need to apologize. I wouldn't. If he has incredible thin skin then that might explain the totally out of context chapters meaning there is no way this book could be confused as historical.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • David Copperfield

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1130)
    Performance
    (699)
    Story
    (707)

    Based in part on Dickens's own life, it is the story of a young man's journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among its gloriously vivid cast of characters, he e.ncounters his tyrannical stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; the frivolous, enchanting Dora; and one of literature's great comic creations, the magnificently impecunious Mr. Micawber.

    Darwin8u says: "More saints per capita than any book by Butler"
    "Outstanding on all accounts"
    Overall

    Literature and narration at its finest. If you don't get it, you don't belong here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.