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David S. Long

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  • No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (116)

    For 18 years, Ed Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's 14 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the flat, safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go.

    Hans says: "Some good, some bad"
    "Inspirational"
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    What did you love best about No Shortcuts to the Top?

    I like the fact how Ed elaborates in such great detail about his climbs. The information is great. As a mountaineer, I listened to this book as I lost weight and got into shape to begin climbing.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sea of Trolls

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nancy Farmer
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    In the year 793, siblings Jack and Lucy are captured by fearsome Vikings with a thirst for battle and pillaging. Taken to the court of Ivar the Boneless, Jack and Lucy are sent on a perilous journey - full of dragons and giant spiders - deep into the magical kingdom of the trolls!

    Holly says: "Engaging fantasy at its best"
    "Wonderful"
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    If you could sum up The Sea of Trolls in three words, what would they be?

    wonderful, adventurous and Norse. I am listening to the entire trilogy. This books is a fantastic amalgamation of Norse myth, general fairy tale, and classic adventure. Recommended for any one who craves all things Norse.


    What other book might you compare The Sea of Trolls to and why?

    n/a


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    A+++++


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gerald Brittle
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (647)
    Story
    (642)

    If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

    eric says: "WARNING!: THIS IS BASED ON REAL CASES,TERRIFYING!"
    "Interesting"
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    If you could sum up The Demonologist in three words, what would they be?

    Very good book, descriptive and holds your interest. It is most certainly a "one sitting" book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prince of Legend: The Crusades Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jack Ludlow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    They were men born to fight. If God willed that Antioch was the place where they gave up life, so be it. Thanks to the stratagems of Bohemund de Hauteville, leader of the Apulian Normans, the Crusade has taken the city of Antioch, and just in time. Once the besiegers, Bohemund and his men are about to become the besieged - a huge Turkish-led army, commanded by the fearsome General Kerbogha, is fast approaching. Provisions are needed to support not only the army, but also thousands of camp followers and pilgrims.

    David S. Long says: "Terrific"
    "Terrific"
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    If you could sum up Prince of Legend in three words, what would they be?

    Historical, adventurous, addictive


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Prince of Legend?

    The beginning battles around Antioch. The description of the scenes puts you there, makes you feel like you are at the siege.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ragnarok: The End of the Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated By Harriet Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (28)

    As the bombs of the Blitz rain down on Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. She is struggling to make sense of her new life, whose dark, war-ravaged days feel very removed from the peace and love being preached in church and at school. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods - a book of ancient Norse myths - and her inner and outer worlds are transformed. She feels an instant kinship with these vivid, beautiful, terrifying tales of the end of the gods - they seem far more real, far more familiar during these precarious days.

    Gary says: "What a great listen!"
    "Wonderful work"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Authors grasp of the Old Norse religion is wonderful. The story is pleasant, gives me a good, positive feeling. It takes me away, into a different world.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sons of Thunder

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Giles Kristian
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    Raven and his Wolfpack of Norsemen have been double crossed. The traitor Ealdred seeks to sell a holy book to the Emperor Charlemagne which will ensure riches beyond his wildest dreams. Greed drives him forward, but a band of fearsome warriors is in pursuit across the sea to Charlemagne's Frankish empire - with the bloodiest of revenge on their minds.

    Shirlene says: "Not Bernard Cornwell but ok"
    "Awesome!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Sons of Thunder the most enjoyable?

    I am interested in Viking history. I am working on my masters, and my thesis is within the field of Viking studies. The author has a wonderful grasp of the history of the northmen.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

    Sigurd


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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