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  • The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (170)

    The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. McCullough expertly weaves the many strands of this momentous event into a captivating tale.

    Tim says: "No Stone Unturned"
    "Outstanding Book and Historical"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Path Between the Seas the most enjoyable?

    The history of the Panama Canal is covered in this book and goes into great detail. I have been to the canal several times and had no idea of what went into building it. Gave me a much greater appreciation of the French roll and how the U. S. completed it. A very interesting read.


    What about Nelson Runger’s performance did you like?

    Nelson was great and easy to listen to. I had to finish this book and spent several long hours listening to his rendition.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3147)
    Performance
    (1355)
    Story
    (1361)

    One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

    Charlotte says: "Great book until the ending"
    "Great Story"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Great Story and insight into the life of someone with Autism. You are frustrated with the attorney and mother for they never let the Autistic Boy and his Brother talk to them and that may have been more realistic.


    Any additional comments?

    I would have liked the ending to be more informative for it progressed to a point and the author seems to have them said "I am tired of writing and just stopped. Not the best ending but story was GREAT!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Susan Hasler
    • Narrated By Susan Hasler, Joe Barrett, Rachel Butera, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (194)

    Maddie James and her colleagues are terrorism experts working in a crumbling intelligence agency. They are certain another terrorist attack is coming, but in a post-9/11 election year the Administration is stressing its victories in the War on Terror - and few want to hear the team's warnings. Reluctantly, Maddie's given a team of five analysts to focus on the impending threat. The crew labors through bureaucratic obstacles, personal problems, and a blossoming romance between its senior members. They come heartbreakingly close to stopping the attack....

    Julia says: "Not your typical spy novel...."
    "Waste of Time"
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    What would have made Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA better?

    If this was a 2 hour long book it may be to long.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Susan Hasler again?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hypnotist

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lars Kepler
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (504)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (389)

    Tumba, Sweden. A triple homicide—all the victims from the same family—captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna. The killer is at large, and it appears that the elder sister of the family escaped the carnage; it seems only a matter of time until she, too, is murdered. But where can Linna begin? The only surviving witness is the boy whose mother, father, and little sister were killed before his eyes. He has suffered more than 100 knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. He’s in no condition to be questioned....

    Watson says: "Suspense for suspense's sake"
    "Great Story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to a friend; however, the reader has a heavy smoker voice which was a little to much for me. I don't know if he is a smoker but that is what his voice sounds like. He reads a little slow which makes the book 20% longer than it needs to be; however, after several hours, I got use to the slow reading. Story is great even with names that seem unnatural for an English Speaker. The story does not give away anything until the very end and the ending is a surprise. Great Story!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 77 Shadow Street

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (726)
    Performance
    (633)
    Story
    (631)

    Enter the world of the Pendleton: The original owner became a recluse - and was rumored to be more than half mad - after his wife and two children were kidnapped in 1896 and never found. The second owner suffered a worse tragedy in 1935, when his house manager murdered him, his family, and the entire live-in staff.... Craftsmen and laborers working on renovations disappear or go mad.... For years, the Pendleton is a happy place, until a bad turn comes again.... Voices in unknown languages are heard in deserted rooms....

    Carol says: "Disappointing, a total let-down."
    "Very poor."
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    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 77 Shadow Street?

    I would never have published such a poor book


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of time would like money back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eve: An Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Iris Johansen
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (163)

    Eve Duncan’s mission in life is to bring closure to the families who have experienced the agony of a missing child. As a forensic sculptor, she is able to piece together bones, create a face, and match a name to a child who would have otherwise gone unidentified. Eve is brilliant, driven, and tormented - because her own daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her years ago. Now, with the help of CIA agent Catherine Ling, a startling piece of evidence is uncovered in the quest to find Bonnie, leading to a connection that had been all but buried....

    Janice says: "Dont waste your time or book credit on this one!"
    "Not the best work"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    They mention her daughter over 100 times to the point you don't want to hear the name Bonnie. First part of book is very slow and I don't really think it is necessary to take several chapters to cover her childhood indiscressions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16370)
    Performance
    (12839)
    Story
    (12917)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "Interesting Read"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book and all of the parts before (you need to read them first and in order) for it is interesting and due to the lenght, a great book for a trip.


    What about Roy Dotrice’s performance did you like?

    Roy, the reader, does a great job and keeps the story moving.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amber Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lowell
    • Narrated By Robin Rowan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (148)

    Donovan International is a power to be reckoned with in the dazzling and cutthroat worldwide gem trade -- and is therefore a target for the murderous greed of unscrupulous competitors. Though a shrewd businesswoman, Honor Donovan has been effectively shut out of the dangerous family enterprise by the Donovan males -- until her favorite brother, Kyle, mysteriously vanishes along with a fortune in stolen amber.

    Amazon Customer says: "Love this whole series"
    "Good Story"
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    Great Story and part of a series. You will want to buy the others in this series to keep up with the family.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Patriot's History of the United States

    • UNABRIDGED (50 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry Schweikart, Michael Allen
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (307)

    Since the liberal revolution of the '60s and '70s, American history books have been biased toward the negative. They overemphasize America's racism, sexism, and bigotry while downplaying the greatness of her patriots. As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington, more on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II than on D-day or Iwo Jima. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America's true and proud history.

    P. Metz says: "About What You Would Expect"
    "Very informative"
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    Outstanding and interesting if you like History. A bit long but you can break the read into many parts for one does not follow on the prior. Just like history. Highly recommend and everyone should read this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brimstone: Pendergast, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1257)
    Performance
    (1112)
    Story
    (1109)

    Art critic Jeremy Grove is found dead, his face frozen in a mask of terror. His body temperature is grotesquely high; he is discovered in a room barricaded from the inside; the smell of brimstone is everywhere... and the unmistakable imprint of a claw is burned into the wall. As more bodies are discovered - their only connection the bizarre but identical manner of death - the world begins to wonder if the Devil has, in fact, come to collect his due.

    Lannette says: "Simply another great Pendergast novel."
    "Great Read"
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    Another great read from Preston and Child. Ending does not compute unless you read additional books to understand who saves him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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