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TravisD

Travis

Denver, CO | Member Since 2007

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  • 39 reviews
  • 126 ratings
  • 340 titles in library
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  • Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sally Bedell Smith
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (130)

    From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny. But through the fog of glamour and gossip, how well do we really know the world’s most famous monarch? Drawing on numerous interviews and never-before-revealed documents, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II.

    Lauren says: "3.5 stars- fascinating"
    "A Fascinating Life, Well Lived"
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    How tough is it to narrate a life that is lived so privately in public? Very tough. But that's what keeps us curious. Those who criticize William and Kate for guarding their privacy so jealously would do well to remember that they have opened themselves up in ways that the Queen never has and never will-- interviews, for example. And the appetite is more insatiable than ever. Her Majesty is something to behold, and I wonder what it would be like to have some sense of national pride that was timeless. Politicians come and go, but it would be lovely to have some traditions that were a point of pride in the US. A good, solid read on the hardest subject imaginable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
    Overall
    (1133)
    Performance
    (949)
    Story
    (961)

    Many consider this rich social commentary to be Jane Austen's finest novel. It is certainly among her more famous ones. Austen sets her entertaining study of manners and misconceptions against the backdrop of a class-conscious society in 18th-century England.

    Rachel Kapila says: "Flo Gibson Reads You Stories"
    "Lovely"
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    Hard to think that not everyone has read the book or seen the movie (get the Masterpiece series for maximum pleasure), but even if you have, this is a nice piece to revisit it. It's Jane. Jane Austin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death Without Company: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (2399)
    Performance
    (1806)
    Story
    (1797)

    When an elderly local woman is found poisoned, Sheriff Walt Longmire begins an investigation that soon has him ensnared in a deadly spider's web. From Craig Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel The Cold Dish, comes this enthralling Sheriff Longmire mystery. With a distinctive literary flair, Johnson leads us into the wide open space of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

    Laura Harley says: "What a wonderful find!"
    "Favorite?"
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    It's hard to pick a favorite among the Longmire series. They are all pretty unique in setting, tone and devices. But this is a really good one. Buy, Listen, Enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Shaara
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1197)
    Performance
    (617)
    Story
    (631)

    After 30 years and with three million copies in print, Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic, The Killer Angels, remains as vivid and powerful as the day it was originally published.

    Gene says: "Almost a Perfect Audiobook"
    "Prize"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Such an amazing story that is so well-written and incredibly well-performed. It was a crucible. Cornelius Ryan's, The Longest Day, is similar, but not as much of a feat since the vets were around for Ryan to talk with. Buy, Listen, Learn, Enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Louis Bayard
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (121)

    Dr. Hector Carpentier leads a very quiet life, until he meets legendary police officer Vidocq, who has used his mastery of disguise and surveillance and his extensive knowledge of the Parisian underworld to capture some of the most notorious and elusive criminals.

    Booksmith says: "Truly Engaging and Clever"
    "Really, Really Well-Done"
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    Loved this and couldn't stop listening. So well-researched and written. Buy, read, and be amazed as the story unfolds.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Another Man's Moccasins: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (1805)
    Performance
    (1398)
    Story
    (1383)

    Craig Johnson's mystery stories have earned him an esteemed position in the pantheon of contemporary crime novelists. In this fourth installment, Longmire is called to investigate a dead Vietnamese girl found along the Wyoming highway.

    Amazon Customer says: "The best writer and the best reader get together"
    "Really Well Done"
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    This kind of writing is not easy-- flashback, etc. It's really, really well-done. I lived in Asia for a while and he got right. I could feel it and smell it. Seriously.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Life in France

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (708)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (272)

    This memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia Child embraced so wholeheartedly. Above all, she reveals the kind of spirit and determination, the sheer love of cooking, and the drive to share that with her fellow Americans that made her the extraordinary success she became.

    Sara says: "What a pleasure!"
    "Beautiful. Just Beautiful"
    Overall
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    What a fun read. Read this, then a couple of the others about Julia. She was very human and down to earth. The best kind of Americans in Paris.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Monstrous Regiment of Women

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    Overall
    (723)
    Performance
    (475)
    Story
    (474)

    Followers of the New Temple of God - all well-bred, well-heeled young women - are becoming targets for murder. With Sherlock Holmes at her side, Mary Russell plunges headlong into a dangerous investigation of life behind the sinister temple walls.

    Karen says: "A Monstrous Regiment of Women"
    "Mary Russell's an Interesting Concept"
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    Interesting Concept, but twisted character development. Wouldn't have bought it if I'd known or seen it coming.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Junkyard Dogs: A Walt Longmire Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1572)
    Performance
    (1188)
    Story
    (1180)

    Craig Johnson’s rough-and-tumble hero Walt Longmire is quickly becoming a fan-favorite and a critical success. Here Walt has his hands full as greedy land developers employ shady, violent methods to reverse their fortunes in recession-racked Wyoming.

    Kathy says: "At Last! What took so long to get this book??"
    "Fun"
    Overall
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    Good story, fun read. Mr. Guidall thinks he's Walt. He's not. And he can't read women. That sounds like an unfair criticism, but I don't think so. Others do, and don't sound cloying or patronizing. Vic should give him a swift kick. But the story's very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lynne Olson
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (341)

    Here is the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and a reluctant American public to support the British at a critical time.

    Susan says: "If we are together nothing is impossible"
    "So Glad"
    Overall
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    So glad it was written and very glad I read it. Much to learn, still, about one of the greatest, most horrific challenges that the world faced mid-century. Buy, read, learn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    Overall
    (4879)
    Performance
    (1513)
    Story
    (1526)

    Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

    Kerry says: "Witty and Wonderful"
    "What's the Fuss?"
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    Not sure why I earth on bought this. Didn't think I'd like it and didn't. Guess I wondered what all the fuss was about. Not into naval gazing. If you are, you'll probably like it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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