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Stacey

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  • Uncommon Carriers

  • By: John McPhee
  • Narrated by: John McPhee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

From Pulitzer Prize-winner John McPhee, author of The Founding Fish, comes the fascinating story of an often overlooked, yet vitally important part of America. This first-hand account of the transportation sector features evocative portraits of the men and women who deliver our consumer and industrial goods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By Stacey on 04-04-07

Entertaining!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-07

As always, John McPhee writes an entertaining book about something you never thought to think about but will find fascinating in his words. The author as narrator also adds a great deal to make this book personal. I hope he keeps writing forever!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Cloud Atlas

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,051
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,071

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I laughed often with the kindly Mr. Cavendish

  • By Aaron on 08-23-12

Incredibly imaginative and complex

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-05

This is one of the best books I have read in the last few years (and I read more than 100 books per year). The different narrators for each section were excellent and helped distinguish each story. I did find myself reviewing the hard copy of the book as well because the material is so rich, I didn't want to miss anything. Although I normally don't read science fiction, the sections that were science fiction were intriguing because of the way they tied into the remainder of the book. Don't miss it!

36 of 43 people found this review helpful