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  • The Iron King

  • The Accursed Kings, Book 1
  • By: Maurice Druon
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 372

From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work. France became a great nation under Philip the Fair - but it was a greatness achieved at the expense of her people, for his was a reign characterised by violence, the scandalous adulteries of his daughters-in-law, and the triumph of royal authority.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Goodie

  • By SydSavvy on 08-03-13

fun historical fiction

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-17

I enjoyed this book because it gave me a nice background of historical medieval France, the church, and all the intrigues that go on with Kings and their lives. It's interesting that things haven't changed at all in human history and kings behave the way they did then just as they do now I recommend this book it was very interesting.

  • Four Fires

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 29 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hit in the solar plexus

  • By Robert on 01-07-11

terrific amazing book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-17

i loved every minute of this book. it might be his best. such a wonderful story.

  • Sons and Soldiers

  • The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler
  • By: Bruce Henderson
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 246

In 1942 the US Army unleashed one of its greatest secret weapons in the battle to defeat Adolf Hitler: training nearly 2,000 German-born Jews in special interrogation techniques and making use of their mastery of the German language, history, and customs. Known as the Ritchie Boys, they were sent in small, elite teams to join every major combat unit in Europe, where they interrogated German POWs and gathered crucial intelligence that saved American lives and helped win the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't put it down

  • By P. Voelker on 08-06-17

Amazing story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-17

it is very important to tmrermember and record the brutalitiy of Nazi Grrmany. It is very hard to believe. This brilliant book does that well and shows that good men will stand up in the face of tyranny and can win.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior

  • A Book That Changes Lives
  • By: Dan Millman
  • Narrated by: Dan Millman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401

This audio edition of the international best seller Way of the Peaceful Warrior is based on the story of Dan Millman, a world-class gymnast who has it all, but is troubled by a vague sense of dissatisfaction with his everyday life. He meets an eccentric old mentor named Socrates, who sets him on a spiritual odyssey that will ultimately deliver or destroy him. Along the way Dan encounters realms of light and darkness, of romance and magic, as he learns what it means to live as a peaceful warrior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite Audiobook

  • By Knucks on 01-06-10

disappointing!

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-17

Dont waste your time with this one. He chases his tail looking for enligjtenment and never finds it- just deluded himself more and more

  • This Was a Man

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,074
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,887

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the cabinet secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fitting conclusion to an amazing series

  • By TP on 11-20-16

wonderful ending to a wonderful saga<br />i loved it.<br /><br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-17

wonderful book and i loved reading it. the narration was excellent. i recommend it highly.

  • Steppenwolf

  • By: Hermann Hesse
  • Narrated by: Peter Weller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 899
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 691

Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was the Steppenwolf

  • By Robyn on 02-21-10

yuk!

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-16

what a morbid pathetic story. waste of time. depressing. when i read it 45 years ago i thought it had a message. now its just a misguided tour of a purposeless mans woes.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,371
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,716

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique children's story... Loved it!

  • By shelley on 12-04-17

wonderful story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-16

loved it. the narration was terrific and the characters so real. this was a great book

  • QB VII

  • By: Leon Uris
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 496

In Queen's Bench Courtroom Number Seven, famous author Abraham Cady stands trial. In his book The Holocaust - born of the terrible revelation that the Jadwiga Concentration camp was the site of his family's extermination - Cady shook the consciousness of the human race. He also named eminent surgeon Sir Adam Kelno as one of Jadwiga's most sadistic inmate/doctors. Kelno has denied this and brought furious charges. Now unfolds Leon Uris' riveting courtroom drama - one of the great fictional trials of the century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Important Revisit to a Dark Era

  • By Craig on 06-01-14

amazing read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-16

this book was terrific. i loved it. profound. chilling. sad.one of his best. read it and enjoy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Prince of Tides

  • By: Pat Conroy
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,828

Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "Prince" amongst novels

  • By Ella on 11-24-09

best audiobook ever

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-15

best audiobook ever. best audiobook ever.best audiobook ever. best auudiobook ever xxx. xxxx xxxx xxxx

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 151,730
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140,002
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 139,861

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOOK BOOBIES

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-07-14

boring and not worth it

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-15

so boring and had trouble so i skipped to the end.. i dont like sci fi and this is a great example why.