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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
    (8121)
    Performance
    (4831)
    Story
    (4819)

    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"
    "Good story - Bad narration"
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    Where does Fall of Giants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    John Lee should have given it up after "Pillars of the Earth". Everything he reads sounds the same. Several times I thought I was listening to Pillars again. Sorry but the reader killed this on for me.


    What three words best describe John Lee’s voice?

    He Over Acts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Isabel Wilkerson
    • Narrated By Robin Miles, Ken Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (912)
    Performance
    (731)
    Story
    (732)

    In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to previously untapped data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

    Lila says: "Superior non-fiction"
    "EXCELLENT"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Warmth of Other Suns to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the print version


    What other book might you compare The Warmth of Other Suns to and why?

    "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan


    Any additional comments?

    This book should be required reading in all High Schools.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4883)
    Performance
    (4120)
    Story
    (4134)

    Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

    Tim says: "Brilliant Sequel"
    "Once again John Lee destroyed it."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Winter of the World to be better than the print version?

    The print version would be better because John Lee would not be part of it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    John Lee should have given it up after "Pillars of the Earth". Everything he reads sounds the same. Several times I thought I was listening to Pillars again. Sorry but the reader killed this on for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1165)
    Performance
    (1014)
    Story
    (1005)

    Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

    Grant says: "Fighting through procrastination."
    "I have given this book to at least 10 friends"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The War of Art to be better than the print version?

    No - But common sense is not always common practice. It helps to listen to it again and again


    What other book might you compare The War of Art to and why?

    Steven Covey's 7 habits is a good one because we all need to understand that we are the captain of our own ship.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't say that I had a favorite.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Let the magic of art flow through you.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1175)
    Performance
    (1025)
    Story
    (1035)

    In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

    John says: "Not Moore at his funniest, but Moore completely"
    "Totally not what I expected"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you are looking for something strange you might like this book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    It will be written by Christopher Moore.


    Did Euan Morton do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I think he did the best job he could dealing with this poorly conceived story


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not for me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Islands in the Stream

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Bruce Greenwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (123)

    First published in 1970, nine years after Hemingway's death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer, a man much like Hemingway himself. Beginning in the 1930s, Islands in the Stream follows the fortunes of Thomas Hudson, from his experiences as a painter on the Gulf Stream island of Bimini through his antisubmarine activities off the coast of Cuba during World War II. Hemingway is at his mature best in this beguiling tale.

    Paul says: "Best presentation of any audiobook ever."
    "Like listening to an old friend."
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    I think I first read this story 45 years ago. I loved it then and listening to it now was like listening to an old friend tell the story again. It was as good now as it was when I was in high school. The narrated was excellent!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Too Fat to Fish

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Artie Lange
    • Narrated By Artie Lange
    Overall
    (363)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (134)

    A natural storyteller with a bottomless pit of material, Lange grew up in a close-knit, working-class Italian family in Union, New Jersey, as a maniacal Yankees fan who pursued the two things his father said he was cut out for: sports and comedy. Wild, shocking, and drop-dead hilarious, Too Fat to Fish is Artie Lange giving everything he's got to give. And like a true pro, the man never disappoints.

    John says: "great book, horrid readers"
    "The too fat to fish story was funny."
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    What would have made Too Fat to Fish better?

    Maybe if I was drunk or stoned I would have laughed at his disgusting stories.


    If you’ve listened to books by Artie Lange before, how does this one compare?

    NA


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    was not consistant


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disgust


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waist your time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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