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  • The Janson Directive

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1159)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (221)

    Peter Novak, one of the world's greatest men, has been kidnapped! Running out of time and hope, Novak's people turn to Paul Janson, legendary covert operative and assassin. Janson is retired, and nothing could lure him back - nothing except Peter Novak, who once saved Janson's life. "Ludlum's best since The Bourne Identity," raves Kirkus Reviews.

    Grady says: "Captivated me from the beginning"
    "Another Ludlum Pleaser!"
    Overall

    In typical fashion, Robert Ludlum has created a fast paced story of international intrigue. His precise descriptions help immensely in this audiobook format. What makes all of his stories worthwhile is the plausibilty that it could happen.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Age of Discovery, Volume 1: Columbus, Magellan, and the Early Explorations

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Paul Herrmann
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (53)

    In the space of 400 years, Western man methodically set out to explore and map the entire earth. During some of the most dangerous expeditions ever mounted, an extraordinary group of determined men forced passages through vast oceans, dark jungles, and withering deserts. Never has their like been seen since. What drove these soldiers, sailors, and civilians to leave the comforts of civilized life and face the horrors of shipwreck, starvation, cannibals, and disease?

    Howard says: "Discover this Book"
    "Ugh! Back At High School"
    Overall

    This reading was so dry I thought I was back in my high school social studies class. While I knew the story of the explorers from school I was hoping that this book would expand my understanding of the times. Sadly, this was not so. All I learned was that pepper became a commodity and a lot of people got syphilis.

    3 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The First Man in Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Colleen McCullough
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    Overall
    (335)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (58)

    Author of the beloved classic The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough creates sweeping sagas that are unparalleled in their drama and emotional grandeur. Now she carries listeners into the pageantry and passion, politics and intrigue of ancient Rome. Cunning and ambition were prized in this vast and powerful empire, but what would it take to win its highest honor, to be First Man in Rome?

    Jessica says: "Best Historical Fiction Ever"
    "Great Fiction For History Buffs"
    Overall

    A fantastic piece of historic fiction. Anyone interested in the Ancient Roman Empire will love this book. The author's painstaking detail and accuracy give an insight to this time as no other boring history book does. I didn't find all the names boring at all and the vivid descriptions of Rome at the time bring the city to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 1 min)
    • By David K. Shipler
    • Narrated By Robert Blumenfeld
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices of Jews and Arabs that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism. Focusing on the diverse cultures that exist side by side in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, Shipler examines the process of indoctrination that begins in schools; he discusses the far ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism, attitudes about the Holocaust, and much more.

    Ann says: "more a psychology than a history"
    "History of Violence In The Middle East"
    Overall

    The author tries to give an unbiased view of the struggle between Jews and Palestinians. He gives lengthy narration to interviews with the common Israeli and Palestinian. This serves to make the tittle a history of almost every act of terrorism or cited injustice since 1948. It makes the book long and tedious with many dates and an impossible amount of names to remember.

    16 of 21 people found this review helpful

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