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  • A Gentleman in Moscow

  • A Novel
  • By: Amor Towles
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,351
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,036

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, heartfelt, inspiring

  • By Jon K. Rust on 07-24-17

Great narration

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Good book, beautifully written and interesting story. the narrator was fabulous. i dont think i would have enjoyed reading this as much as listening.

  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

  • By: Al Franken
  • Narrated by: Al Franken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,548
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,443
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,302

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was reading this when the allegations against Franken came out

  • By Fruitsalad200 on 12-10-17

Interest but not well read

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Interest but not well read. Al's monotone gets old. better at 150% speed. informative about how govt works.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cryptonomicon

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 42 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,526

Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fixed!

  • By Rob J. on 04-16-17

too long

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-15

there is a lot of great writing and interesting characters but the book is way too long. A good editor could make this a great book. The narrator is fantastic.

  • This Town

  • Two Parties and a Funeral - Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! - in America's Gilded Capital
  • By: Mark Leibovich
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 769
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 655

The great thing about Washington is no matter how many elections you lose, how many times you're indicted, how many scandals you've been tainted by, well, the great thing is you can always eat lunch in that town again. What keeps the permanent government spinning on its carousel is the freedom of shamelessness, and that mother's milk of politics, cash. What Julia Phillips did for Hollywood, Timothy Crouse did for journalists, and Michael Lewis did for Wall Street, Mark Leibovich does for our nation's capital.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • They're out of touch ... and how!

  • By John S. on 08-07-13

great book

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

Reviewed: 10-16-13

great book. informative, interesting and funny. very insightful. what else do i need to say to meet the 15 word minimum.

  • Lay the Favorite

  • A Memoir of Gambling
  • By: Beth Raymer
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Zimmermann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Beth Raymer arrived in Las Vegas in 2001, hoping to land a job as a cocktail waitress at one of the big casinos. In the meantime, she lived in a $17-a-night motel with her dog, Otis, and waited tables at a low-rent Thai restaurant. One day, one of her regular customers told her about a job she thought Beth would be perfect for and sent her to see Dink, of Dink Inc. Dink was a professional sports gambler looking for a right-hand man. She got the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Real Hoot

  • By Roy on 10-23-10

good book but too long

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

Reviewed: 08-13-13

first half is great but second half drags. i am not as interested in her dating life as she is.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Am Charlotte Simmons

  • By: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition....Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decadence through the eyes of a ?good girl?

  • By Eric on 11-18-04

best audible so far

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-10

great book and narrator was fabulous. would not have been as good if i had read it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Way to Treat a First Lady

  • By: Christopher Buckley
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

One of this country's leading political satirists dangles before us a tantalizing novel whose protagonist has a great deal in common with a recent First Lady. Beth MacIntyre, First Lady of the United States, has been charged with the murder of her husband, a Presidential Lothario of the first water. She is accused of throwing a historic Paul Revere spittoon during a bedroom spat, putting an unfortunately fatal dent in the President's lust-filled head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buckley has no endgame

  • By M. S. Cohen on 08-15-05

very funny

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-10

very funny