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Southern Calif | Member Since 2007

  • 3 reviews
  • 46 ratings
  • 367 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2015

  • The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lawrence Wright
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    This is a sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans, and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's remarkable book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, England, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States.

    John says: "Riveting... Sobering... Chilling..."
    "Riveting, eye-opening"

    It took a little bit to get into this one, but once it got going it was absolutely fascinating. To truly understand the world of Islamic terror of our day and it historical roots, this book is indispensible. No agenda, everyone involved is criticized or praised where deserved. Winner of LA Times Book of the Year, Pulitzer Prize...everyone should read.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Agatha Christie

    Back in print in an all-new edition is the engaging and illuminating chronicle of the life of the "Queen of Mystery". Fans of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple and readers of John Curran’s fascinating biographies Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks and Murder in the Making will be spellbound by the compelling, authoritative account of one of the world’s most influential and fascinating novelists, told in her own words and inimitable style - and here in her own voice. These audio excerpts were dictated by Agatha Christie herself.

    Duane Bolton says: "Authentic recording"
    What made the experience of listening to Agatha Christie: An Autobiography the most enjoyable?

    It was in her own voice, a little hard at the onset as the quality is current to the time it was (tape) recorded, but really charming once it started to flow. It really takes one back in time to what it was like to be her and get a peek into her perspective on life. (I'd recommend listening on headphones, the car might be difficult to hear well.)

    Which character – as performed by Agatha Christie – was your favorite?


    Any additional comments?

    It helps to have read her memoir of archaelogical digging with her husband, "Come, Tell me how you Lived", which is fantastic and only 1.99 on Amazon for Kindle. This reading is also an extract from her longer autobiograhpy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rush Limbaugh
    • Narrated By Rush Limbaugh

    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make history come to life for the children of his listeners. In this book, he travels back in time with fearless history teacher Rush Revere. With the help of his faithful talking horse, Liberty, Rush experiences American history as it happens, having adventure after adventure with exceptional Americans such as Paul Revere and George Washington.

    Rose says: "Great way of telling the history of Thanksgiving"
    "Great read, learned a lot, one complaint"

    I felt the reading went just a tiny bit too fast - slow down a tad next time! Some laugh out loud parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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