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George

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  • Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (51 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By George R. R. Martin, Claudia Black, Mark Bramhall, and others
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (200)

    Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, number-one New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for listeners: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.

    Maliboo says: "Contents"
    "I'm no prude but"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Too many "F" bombs for my sensibilities. I can take cursing when it's necessary for the story but I felt that the F word was used too many times when there was no reason for it. I like George R R Martin's later stories and even though Song of Ice and Fire had many curse words, I considered them necessary to the story and fit the characters. Many used in Dreamsongs did not. I skipped through half the stories because I did not want to listen to more such use of the f word as a sort of punctuation mark.


    Has Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections) turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrators are great for the stories


    What character would you cut from Dreamsongs (Unabridged Selections)?

    None but I would have liked to curb their language.


    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Bourne Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1321)
    Performance
    (936)
    Story
    (931)

    His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he says in his delirium -- maybe code words. Initials: "J.B." And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne.

    Erica says: "One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to!"
    "Too much repetition and overly dramatic"
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    That says it all. Otherwise a very interesting story and intrigue. I will listen to more of his tales. AND I do like Brick even though he's always overly dramatic as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Get Up!: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By James A. Levine
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson, Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (171)

    That the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office environment. But few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of modernity's increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. In Get Up!, health expert James A. Levine's original scientific research shows that today's chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negativeconsequences on our health.

    Dean says: "Great motivation to get moving."
    "A Good Wake-Up Call"
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    This book adds further evidence to the findings by John J Ratey, Spark: which I also thought was revolutionary. We as a nation and as concerned citizens of the world should wake up to the future we are facing if we don't Get Up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Holiday Classics by O. Henry

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By O. Henry
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (113)

    When it comes to the holidays, no story captures the true spirit of giving like O. Henry’s classic "The Gift of the Magi". And in celebration of the season, Audie Award® winners Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, and Jonathan Davis bring to life this timeless Christmas tale, plus two more of O. Henry’s holiday gems: "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Last Leaf".

    Jim Hall says: "Three well-narrated classic tales"
    "Classic Tales"
    Overall
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    Story

    You can count on the masters to be able to get great stories with very few words. A familiar story of the Magi, although I've heard better narrations.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37489)
    Performance
    (28270)
    Story
    (28667)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Easy to be young again"
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    A story for the young but I found it very easy to relate to the main characters. Very good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1790)
    Performance
    (759)
    Story
    (768)

    At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

    pixychild says: "Interesting @ arm's length"
    "Mormons? Please"
    Overall

    It seems that most of the reviewers confuse Mormon fundamentalists with Latter Day Saints. That's like comparing any modern protestant church or sect to the Catholic Church, which Martin Luther split-off from centuries ago. Get real. If you want to talk about the LDS church, try reading about it, not some wacky splinter group.

    14 of 59 people found this review helpful

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