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  • Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Rufus J. Fears
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (137)

    Why do "Great Books" continue to speak to us hundreds and even thousands of years after they were written? Can they deepen our self-knowledge and wisdom? Are our lives changed in any meaningful way by the experience of reading them?Tackle these questions and more in these 36 engaging lectures. Beginning with his definition of a Great Book as one that possesses a great theme of enduring importance, noble language that "elevates the soul and ennobles the mind," and a universality that enables it to "speak across the ages," Professor Fears examines a body of work that offers extraordinary wisdom to those willing to receive it.

    Kristi Richardson says: "A course that will open you to new ideas."
    "This book is Wonderful"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life to be better than the print version?

    I've enjoyed every word, the reader is outstanding. If you enjoy reading fine literature and Learning more than you new existed this is for you.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life?

    The lecture on Socrates' was very enlighting, the lecture on the Athenians.


    Which character – as performed by Professor Rufus J. Fears – was your favorite?

    All characters and lectures were awesome.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (728)
    Performance
    (670)
    Story
    (677)

    General George S. Patton, Jr., died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost 70 years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident - and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton will take listeners inside the final year of the war and recount the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

    Molly says: "Mysterious DEMISE of "old blood and guts" Patton"
    "Outstanding, well worth listening again."
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    Where does Killing Patton rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I rank this book at the top of my list.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Killing Patton?

    All of it was memorable, best of all was narrative portrait of the man-Patton.


    Which character – as performed by Bill O'Reilly – was your favorite?

    Bill O'Reilly was top notch as always.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened in one sitting, then listened again. It was great.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to all.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth Is Missing

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Emma Healey
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (129)

    In this darkly riveting debut novel - a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging - an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.

    Amber says: "A contemporary mystery for non-mystery lovers."
    "Good Read"
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    If you could sum up Elizabeth Is Missing in three words, what would they be?

    Story was a surprise


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    I didn't have a favorite person.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    First of all, I thought this was a book concerning a kidnapping. Instead, it narrated an Alzheimer patient looking for a missed person. I was deeply moved by the sorrow of her family and the continued stress of the afflicted patient.


    Any additional comments?

    As a retired Long Term Care Nurse and Administrator, my nursing career was in nursing homes. Alzheimer's was a very common diagnosis. This book demonstrated how a person with the disease viewed their reality. I intend to listen to the story again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood on the Water: William Monk, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    In her twentieth William Monk mystery, she brings us to London's grand Mayfair mansions, where the arrogant masters of the Western world hold sway - and to the teeming Thames waterfront, where one summer afternoon, Monk witnesses the horrifying explosion of the pleasure boat Princess Mary, which takes nearly two hundred of the merrymakers on board to their deaths. The tragedy is no accident.

    Jean says: "Captivating"
    "Blood On the Water-one of the better Anne Perry's."
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    Would you listen to Blood on the Water again? Why?

    I will listen to this one again. Great story, wonderful performance and easy to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line and descriptions of the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Missing You

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1884)
    Performance
    (1667)
    Story
    (1678)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Harlan Coben set huge sales records with last year’s Six Years - and he’s poised to do it again in his next breathtaking stand-alone thriller. Harlan Coben, author of six consecutive instant number-one New York Times best sellers and a total of 24 award-winning, best-selling, and internationally acclaimed novels, returns with another ripped-from-real-life thriller full of impossibly high emotional stakes and the real-to-life characters for which he has become famous.

    Susan says: "I Ain't Missing You"
    "To Lonnnnng!"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I found this book to be tedious and difficult to finish


    Would you be willing to try another book from Harlan Coben? Why or why not?

    I've read other Coben books , found them very good.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by January LaVoy?

    Good reader


    Any additional comments?

    I should've purchased the abridged version I would have been better satisfied.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Watchers of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (84)

    Charles Todd brings his classic mystery series to a new level of intensity and intrigue. The year is 1919, and Ian Rutledge is a fragile yet courageous former soldier searching for his place in a post-war world. Now a Scotland Yard detective, Rutledge is called upon to probe a murder in the small Norfolk town of Osterley - but he soon discovers that the crime may be connected to one of the greatest disasters of all time…

    Linda Lou says: "#5 RECENTLY RELEASED..HANG IN & GROW WITH RUTLEDGE"
    "Unabridged - far to long,"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    To long, many chatty boring chapters.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was ok, but not spell binding.


    Was Watchers of Time worth the listening time?

    This book was not a waste of time, needs to be abridged.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Daughters for a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Jennifer Handford
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (73)

    Feelings of abandonment filled Helen at a too-young age when her mother died and her father walked out. Left in the care of her sister, Claire, she moved on, but never truly healed. Now thirty-five, married, and starting her own family, she must confront her inability to bear children by accepting the idea of adopting. But just when Helen experiences holding her new baby for the first time, she is blindsided with the worst possible news: Claire has cancer. Helen’s wounds are again torn open as she balances the delight of parenthood with the grief of her ailing sister.A poignant and probing exploration of life and loss, Daughters for a Time is a tale of unconditional love, the destructive and healing powers of family, and the search for solid ground between pain and joy.

    Lisa says: "A Very Real Story"
    "Emotional and Personal Story of Adoption"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    As an adoptive mother, I was very interested in this story. It is well narrated, The story tells of the emotion and pain of infertility. It tells of emotional growth and the joy of adoption and motherhood. it is worth reading if you are considering adoption.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jennifer Handford again?

    Yes she is a very fine story teller. I enjoyed her narration.


    Could you see Daughters for a Time being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    not a movie story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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