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  • The Old Man and the Boy

  • By: Robert Ruark
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

This classic captures the endearing relationship between a man and his grandson as they fish and hunt the lakes and woods of North Carolina. All the while the Old Man acts as teacher and guide, passing on his wisdom and life experiences to the boy, who listens in rapt fascination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply the best

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-18

Lost Days

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

This book is a treasure. Though it takes place in the '20s, I lived similar experiences in the 50s outside Jackson, Tennessee. Looking forward to more audiobooks from Robert Ryan like "Somehing of Value" and "Uhuru". Enjoy.

  • On the Beach

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609

A war no one fully understands has devastated the planet with radioactive fallout from massive cobalt bombing. Melbourne, Australia, is the only area whose citizens have not yet succumbed to the contamination. But there isn’t much time left, a few months, maybe more—and the citizens of Melbourne must decide how they will live the remaining weeks of their lives, and how they will face a hopeless future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personally a Tremendous Influence

  • By N. Rogers on 06-07-14

The most emotionally moving story I have ever read

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

Reviewed: 10-06-13

If you could sum up On the Beach in three words, what would they be?

Inevitability
Futility
Acceptance

What did you like best about this story?

"On The Beach" is the ultimate description of what we all
feared during the 50s and 60s...atomic war. Simon Prebble
seems to me to be the perfect choice to have narrated this
story. His method perfectly matched the tone of the story in
every way. Pat Frank's "Alas, Babylon". It is a similar story
with a different outcome.

Which scene was your favorite?

Even though the world was mostly dead, there was still a radio
signal from Seattle. The discovery of its source was quite
novel.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I have to say that the last few paragraphs of the book are
gut-wrenchingly realistic...the ultimate Good-Bye as you watch
a loved one leave forever... Scenes, plural. Many. If the
last three chapters do not bring tears to your eyes many
times, well, you're not human. (sorry)

Any additional comments?

There is no flowery writing in this book. Mr. Shute wrote it
pretty much the way a military report is worded. Yet, the
detail he gives to the characters and their dialog fills the
story with beauty and purpose. Masterfully.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Time Enough for Love

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636

Lazarus Long, the main protagonist and Heinlein's alter ego, is so in love with life he refuses to die. Born in 1916, he lives through multiple centuries. Time Enough for Love is the telling of his journey, lovingly detailed, through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Content Wonderful - Audio Product Dubious

  • By Frederick on 12-21-07

GeesePa

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

Reviewed: 09-28-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. This is a wonderbul story and the narration is good.

What other book might you compare Time Enough for Love to and why?

This story is a sequel to "Methusalah's Children" which, of course, should be read first. :)

What about Lloyd James’s performance did you like?

He sounds like Anthony Perkins and his voice was clear and artistic.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was not a moment, but a chapter...Dora's Story...with Heinlein, all paragraphs are moving moments...

Any additional comments?

Heinlein has long been my favorite writer, so I am biased to say that this story was his finest work...I lived and read his books at just the right time and in just the right order...this particular story quickened a whole new set of brain cells to life...

2 of 3 people found this review helpful