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  • Alexander the Great

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Arrian
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (85)

    This is the incredible story of the world's greatest conqueror, a man who single handedly changed the course of history...and who was worshipped as a god. There have been many attempts in the 2,300 years since Alexander's death to tell the epic story of this enigmatic soldier. His deeds read like the stuff of legends. Of all the chroniclers of Alexander, and there have been many famous ones, including Plutarch and Ptolemy, none have given us a clearer and truer account than the one by Arrian.

    Theresa says: "A Superb Chronicle of Alexander"
    "Lesson in humanity"
    Overall

    I totally enjoyed the narrator's voice and the great recounts of Alexander's life. It was educational and thought provoking.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Some Sing, Some Cry

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ntozake Shange, Ifa Bayeza
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (485)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (226)

    Audible presents the multigenerational epic Some Sing, Some Cry. Created by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza, this audiobook takes listeners on a journey through Reconstruction, two world wars, the Harlem renaissance, and Vietnam to modern day America.Some Sing, Some Cry begins at the threshold of one family’s freedom. We meet Betty Mayfield, newly emancipated from Sweet Tamarind, a lush and haunted rice plantation off the Carolina coast.

    Barbara says: "Southern Soul"
    "Long time Audible member"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Way too many characters and none were fully developed. Usually I can't wait to hear the story. This one, I could not wait for it to end. I lost track of who is who and whose kid and....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming Our Young Men

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Christina Hoff Sommers
    • Narrated By Teresa Conners
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    It's a bad time to be a boy in America. With increased school violence, it seems to some that boys in our society are the problem. However, oft-quoted studies purport to show that in fact it is girls who need extra help in school, and that society favors boys. Analyzing the work of leading academics, Sommers finds that these arguments don't hold up to scrutiny.

    Kenny says: "Yeah, you really should listen to this one"
    "Headliner turned book"
    Overall

    I found the book repeating itself for several hours. Not enough material to make a book so she keeps repeating herself.

    5 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Audiobook): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jon Stewart, The Writers of The Daily Show
    • Narrated By Jon Stewart
    Overall
    (3730)
    Performance
    (664)
    Story
    (656)

    Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots deliver a hilarious look at American government.

    Connie says: "Runs hot and cold..but when it's hot...it's hot"
    "Funny, just like his show"
    Overall

    I like Jon Stewart's show. I liked his book and totally enjoyed his voice and the punch lines.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2819)
    Performance
    (1325)
    Story
    (1329)

    Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues.

    Gene says: "Transcends its Genre"
    "Very sweet story with a nice ending"
    Overall

    I totally enjoyed the narrator's voice, the story, and the surprise ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Talisman

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs)
    • By Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3944)
    Performance
    (1967)
    Story
    (1980)

    On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.

    Swad says: "Still Good"
    "Save your hours and do not listen"
    Overall

    This was the most boring, long winded, and poorly written book. I want my 20 hours back with my money.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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