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  • I, Robot

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,470

They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget the violence - Read this one for the humor

  • By Herb on 02-19-05

Intellectually engaging but not like the movie

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-17

I liked how the humans continuously worked through the conundrums that the robots presented. It was fascinating to follow the logic. However, I found little that was like the movie by the same name and nothing as exciting. Still a really good book. Narrator was good, too.

  • The Cold War

  • A New History
  • By: John Lewis Gaddis
  • Narrated by: Jay Gregory, Alan Sklar
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 404

Drawing on new and often startling information from newly opened Soviet, Eastern European, and Chinese archives, this thrilling account explores the strategic dynamics that drove the Cold War, provides illuminating portraits of its major personalities, and offers much fresh insight into its most crucial events. Riveting, revelatory, and wise, it tells a story whose lessons it is vitally necessary to understand as America once more faces an implacable ideological enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Cordell eddings on 10-13-07

Excellent review of the Cold War

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-17

Hits the many factors at play in the Cold War without becoming tedious or superfluous. Analysis was interesting, too. The narrator was an excellent voice for this book.

  • The House on the Cliff

  • Hardy Boys 2
  • By: Franklin Dixon
  • Narrated by: Bill Irwin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

When Mr. Hardy disappears while investigating a mystery surrounding a vacant house rumored to be either haunted or an abode for criminals, the Hardy Boys search for the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As intriguing as I'd remembered

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-23-17

Fun story; pretty good performance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-17

Old, unabridged text is great! Sound effects and music were appropriate and added to the story. Narration was good but could have used more inflection.

  • Great Expectations

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Pip's life was stricken with tragedy as a small boy, being orphaned with the loss of his mother, father, and siblings. Pip forms a relationship with the odd Miss Havisham and her lovely adopted daughter, Estella. An anonymous benefactor whisks Pip away from the life he once knew and the people he cared for to one of class and high society. When his beloved Estella enters his life once more after many years apart, she denies him the affections he longs for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Narrator

  • By akire32 on 02-02-16

Masterful Reading

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-17

Although a tough story at the beginning, it develops into a wonderful story of true companionship.

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  • The Tower Treasure

  • Hardy Boys 1
  • By: Franklin Dixon
  • Narrated by: Bill Irwin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

After a dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stashed "in the tower," the Hardy boys make an astonishing discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific narration, well-paced

  • By Robert Mahowald on 12-08-03

Very enjoyable!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-17

My sons enjoyed the story a lot. The voicing could have had more emotion at several points. Voice characterizations other than the main characters we're pretty fair. I'm glad that the story seemed to be unedited from the original!