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Mike

Hopewell, NJ, United States

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  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8678)
    Performance
    (5336)
    Story
    (5324)

    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Keith says: "Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team"
    "Hallmark Movie meets Lifetime Network"
    Overall

    This just isn't a man's book. It's a boring listen and reads like a Lifetime channel movie. Men - stay away.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Worst Journey in the World

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    This gripping story of courage and achievement is the account of Robert Falcon Scott's last fateful expedition to the Antarctic, as told by surviving expedition member Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Cherry-Garrard, whom Scott lauded as a tough, efficient member of the team, tells of the journey from England to South Africa and southward to the ice floes. From there began the unforgettable polar journey across a forbidding and inhospitable region.

    A. Massey says: "What a story!"
    "Absolutely no continutity."
    Overall

    I have a lot of patience and will make it through near anything but this is the first book I dropped and couldn't pick up again after 8 hours in. It may be a good read (though I doubt it) but to listen to is very hard. There is no story, it is a reading of a diary and the writer jumps from writing about a whale to a rope to a bird all in one sentence keeping absolutely no continutity.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1980)
    Performance
    (946)
    Story
    (958)

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

    Stephen says: "River of Doubt"
    "Exciting and suspenseful! A favorite listen."
    Overall

    This has been one of my favorite Audible books to listen to. The story is well written and suspenseful the whole way through. On top of that the narrator has a wonderful voice and I was easily able to listen to him without losing attention or track of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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