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  • The Johnstown Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (1164)
    Performance
    (637)
    Story
    (635)

    At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon.

    Susan K Donley says: "A page-turner! HIstory that reads like a novel"
    "Best I've Heard"
    Overall

    In my 2.5 years as an audible listner, this is the best work I have so far listened to!
    The author does an excellent job in setting up the background leading up to the envents that it made me feel as if I was there on that fateful day watching the turn of events.
    Also, the reader, Edward Hermann could not have done a finer job.

    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • The Whiskey Rebels

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Liss
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (630)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (338)

    At his most desperate moment, Ethan Saunders is recruited to find his ex-fiancée's missing husband. Meanwhile, Joan Maycott and her Revolutionary War veteran husband distill whiskey on the western Pennsylvania frontier. As their causes intertwine, Joan and Saunders - both patriots in their own way - find themselves on opposing sides of a daring scheme that will forever change their lives and their new country.

    Lulu says: "In My Top 10 - Maybe Top 5 At Audible"
    "Watered Down"
    Overall

    The Whiskey Rebels by Arthur Liss is written in a classical sense appropriate for the time of the story. If you are expecting the story to center in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, where the rebellion took place, when US Troops had to be sent to squelch the insurrection; then you will be disappointed as I was. Instead, the story focuses on the establishment of the Bank of the United States under the direction of President Washington's Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton.
    Thus the story is primarily based in Philadelphia and New York where Ethan Saunders, a revolutionary war veteran living in the disgrace of being dismissed from the army as a traitor is trying to clear his name and reacquaint himself in the eyes of a former love. The story is shared with Joan Maycott a beguiling young woman seeking to write the first novel about life in America in these early years of its history. For a time, Ms. Maycott resides on western Pennsylvania with her husband.
    I gave it three stars for the Christopher Lane's fine narration and Mr. Liss' intricate subplots.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2943)
    Performance
    (843)
    Story
    (848)

    Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

    Ella says: "Just OK"
    "The Story of Trudi Sawtelle"
    Overall

    When you come right down to it, I think that it's really Trudi Sawtelle's story and not Edgar's. The ending, well that's up to the author. All in all it was good, very good, but too long. Sad part was that Edgar didn't have any friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Altered Carbon

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3709)
    Performance
    (1881)
    Story
    (1893)

    In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

    Jake Williams says: "Altered Carbon"
    "What a Let Down"
    Overall

    This book doesn't live up to the hype.
    By the second hour I was drifting.
    Like why did the author use planet earth as his backdrop and what ever happended to Global Warming, and the San Andreas Fault?
    By the sex scene with the client's wife I had enough.

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • 1776

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5631)
    Performance
    (2679)
    Story
    (2684)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

    Amazon Customer says: "It tantalized my taste buds"
    "American History 101"
    Overall

    This is an important book that should be read by anyone interested in American History. Today we sit back and never consider the how different the outcome of the War for Independence might have turned out had it not been for an assortment of seemingly small events.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Closers: Harry Bosch Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2573)
    Performance
    (1073)
    Story
    (1085)

    In Los Angeles in 1988, a 16-year-old girl disappeared from her home and was later found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. The death appeared at first to be a suicide, but some of the evidence contradicted that scenario, and detectives came to believe this was in fact a murder. Despite a by-the-book investigation, no one was ever charged.

    Wheelman says: "Thoroughly enjoyable....."
    "More than the evidence"
    Overall

    With The Closers, we find Harry Bosch back where he belongs, solving murder cases to LAPD. The entire book is written in the first person of Detective Bosch, and this added to the suspense. Thanks to advancements in DNA technology he has one small piece of evidence to work with. The Closers should prove to be a memorable work for the author, Michael Connelly

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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