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  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,347
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,422

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-10

From a widely listened listener, this was an excellent listen! I usually turn on a book to do the dishes or run but this had me stopping whatever task just to sit and listen.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bloody Jack

  • By: L.A. Meyer
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,274

Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of 18th-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes it clicks

  • By Terry on 12-09-09

adventuresome draw

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-10

This was a great lite adventurous listen. It had plenty of twists and turns and was an enjoyable little adventure story. Best thing of all was that it was based around a girl sailor, what could be better?

  • The Whistling Season

  • By: Ivan Doig
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

When a widowed rancher hires a housekeeper to help with his three young sons, he finds her to be cheerful and competent. Yet she is concealing a colorful and infamous past. Filled with humor and hardship, this novel sings with what the author calls "a poetry of the vernacular". A finalist for the National Book award, Ivan Doig, who has published 11 books, has been hailed as the "West's preeminent literary novelist" by the Denver Post.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wordplay

  • By Rick Just on 12-21-06

Simple and Nostalgic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-08

As a Westerner who is currently living across the Atlantic this book made me nostalgic for the West and for my family's (and many a Westerner's) past. Simple and country-eloquent in writing and masterfully narrated. A great listen and maybe even a better read. For anyone who enjoys Stegner, Steinbeck or any of the other great American West writers, you'll love this.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful