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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,897
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,826

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Alan on 07-08-14

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

If you could sum up To Kill a Mockingbird in three words, what would they be?

back in time

What did you like best about this story?

nothing

Have you listened to any of Sissy Spacek’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but she was awesome

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I am not able to.

Any additional comments?

Sissy Spacek read in such a way you felt as if you were there. She did such a wonderful job. She didn't read to fast and portraid every character perfect.

  • Marilyn Monroe

  • The Biography
  • By: Donald Spoto
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 22 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Fifty years after her death, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe still beguiles the world, her image enthralling millions. Many books have attempted to explain her allure and tell her story, but none has succeeded as well as this work by acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto. Spoto’s exhaustive research uncovers a conspiracy of silence, allowing him to present the facts, free from often-repeated myths and speculation. Granted access to more than thirty-five thousand pages of formerly sealed files containing letters, diaries, appointment books, and other intimate papers, he also interviewed nearly two hundred people who had never before spoken on record.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Definitive MM biography

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-10-13

So much more than I have ever heard

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

Reviewed: 10-11-13

What did you love best about Marilyn Monroe?

Every thing

What was one of the most memorable moments of Marilyn Monroe?

Her way of making men want to take care of her

What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

As if she was just telling a story

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

One Man's Initiation
    
    
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        Jeff Woodman
    
    


    
    Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    640 ratings
    Overall 3.0
  • One Man's Initiation

  • By: John Dos Passos
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 564

Springing from the author's first-hand experience as an ambulance driver and Red Cross worker during World War I, this autobiographical first novel is noteworthy for its vivid and colorful evocation of France at that time and for its passionate indictment of war. The author's disillusionment with war for a time turned him toward socialism and against capitalism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A gem in the anti war genre.

  • By Sam Motes on 07-28-13

Odd

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

Reviewed: 10-11-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Probably but I am not a writer

Has One Man's Initiation turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

easy to listen to

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

probably not just not that interesting

  • D-Day

  • June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WW II
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
  • Length: 25 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,057

Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is an awesome story about the greatest day

  • By Randy on 12-11-12

Personal Stories gives inside thoughts

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

Reviewed: 10-11-13

Would you try another book from Stephen E. Ambrose and/or Jesse Boggs?

Probably

What did you like best about this story?

Personal stories

What does Jesse Boggs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

hearing like your hearing them tell it

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

can't see it as a movie

Any additional comments?

Hard to follow with out visuals to see where they are talking about

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address)

  • By: Allen C. Guelzo
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett, Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 938
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 831

The Battle of Gettysburg – the turning point of the American Civil War – would, in the words of one staff officer, stand “like Waterloo, conspicuous in the history of all ages."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Snapshot

  • By Jami on 07-18-13

Doesn't really tell you that much

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

Reviewed: 10-11-13

What disappointed you about Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address)?

Not real indepth Just skims over what happened

What could Allen C. Guelzo have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Make it more in depth

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address)?

I don't know

Any additional comments?

e

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Room Full of Mirrors

  • A Biography of Jimi Hendrix
  • By: Charles R. Cross
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

For many, the name Jimi Hendrix conjures up a larger-than-life image of the man who set fire to guitars, women's hearts, and the status quo. In this groundbreaking account, music journalist Charles R. Cross takes a far deeper look. Beyond Hendrix's legendary onstage and offstage magnetism, and his excessive lifestyle, was a man who struggled to accept his role as an idol and privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book - Interesting and Sad Story

  • By Tim on 02-04-10

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 06-30-13

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

Yes, If you want to know what kind of life he had growing up and the life he led after getting famous

What was one of the most memorable moments of Room Full of Mirrors?

Just the sadness of his life

Have you listened to any of Lloyd James’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't know but he is very good

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Just made me sad

  • Born Standing Up

  • A Comic's Life
  • By: Steve Martin
  • Narrated by: Steve Martin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,117

In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Andrew on 11-30-07

interesting

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

Reviewed: 06-02-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Born Standing Up to be better than the print version?

Yes, Steve added his emotion to the reading

What was one of the most memorable moments of Born Standing Up?

The struggles he had

Have you listened to any of Steve Martin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I have not

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really

  • Go Down Together

  • The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
  • By: Jeff Guinn
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

With dramatic flair, Jeff Guinn delivers the definitive portrait of Bonnie and Clyde. These media-savvy outlaws appealed to America's Depression-era hunger for swashbuckling characters. Glowing radio and newspaper reports transformed these "public enemies" into celebrities - much like the cinema gangsters of the time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo!

  • By Tim on 09-09-09

Very Riveting

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

Reviewed: 03-13-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Go Down Together to be better than the print version?

I think so the narrator was extremely good

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Expression, speed wasn't too fast, and pleasant tone.

Which scene was your favorite?

The build up to the end

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  • Game of My Life: Dallas Cowboys

  • Memorable Stories of Cowboys Football
  • By: Jean-Jacques Taylor
  • Narrated by: David Deboy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Game of My Life: Dallas Cowboys takes you inside the most memorable game of 24 players and of head Coach Jimmy Johnson that earned each of them a place in the history and lore of America’s Team. Each chapter provides colorful detail on the player’s favorite game and its significance to the history of one of the world’s most recognized franchises. Learn how these men joined the Cowboys fraternity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More about players than what they had to say

  • By Brad on 03-06-13

More about players than what they had to say

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not, It isn't that much about the games that they remember but more about leading you up to the game and about the player than what the player thinks about the game

Has Game of My Life: Dallas Cowboys turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Have you listened to any of David Deboy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not

Was Game of My Life: Dallas Cowboys worth the listening time?

No not really

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Geronimo, His Own Story

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Geronimo
  • Narrated by: Stephen F. Clark
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

The autobiography of the famous Apache war chief, Geronimo. A shout of "Geronimo!!!" is still evoked to show courage. Hear, in his own words, the war story of Geronimo and his Chiricahua band of Apache Indians.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but not riveting.

  • By Tony on 12-11-18

Interesting to see things through His eyes

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

If you are interested in History I would say yes, You get see things through his eyes and the times he lived in.

Would you recommend Geronimo, His Own Story to your friends? Why or why not?

Only if they were somewhat interested in this type of history

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not because I am not that into movies about this time in History

0 of 3 people found this review helpful