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  • Tell Tale

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Archer returns with his eagerly awaited, brand-new collection, Tell Tale, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past 10 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spend your money on this one

  • By kris on 06-23-18

Terrific short stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-17

Fantastic to listen to a series of short stories. Perfect for short bus trips or a daily commute.

  • A Full Life

  • Reflections at Ninety
  • By: Jimmy Carter
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Carter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714

Jimmy Carter, 39th president, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Scott Volltrauer on 08-19-16

An unexpected, enjoyable audiobook

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-15

This is an enjoyable audiobook narrated by the author. It feels like an extended chat with a former president. Very enjoyable.

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  • 41: A Portrait of My Father

  • By: George W. Bush
  • Narrated by: George W. Bush
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush’s life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gives son's account of his fathers life

  • By Peter on 05-23-16

A terrific audiobook about a great American hero

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-15

George W Bush's audiobook about his father is easy to listen to and full of feeling. If you appreciate the leadership of George H W Bush this is worth listening to.

  • At Canaan's Edge

  • America in the King Years 1965-68
  • By: Taylor Branch
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winner and best-selling author Taylor Branch makes clear in this magisterial account of the civil rights movement that Martin Luther King, Jr., earned a place next to James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon of American history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I hate abridged books

  • By Susan on 10-19-10

A tremendous trilogy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-15

This is a tremendous trilogy. That takes you through the story of MLK and the civil rights movement. A terrific audiobook.

  • No Ordinary Time

  • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Presenting an aspect of American history that has never been fully told, Doris Kearns Goodwin describes how the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 was unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become, only five years later, the preeminent economic and military power in the world. Using diaries, interviews, and White House records, Goodwin paints an intimate, detailed portrait not only of the presidency during wartime but also of Franklin and Eleanor themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Personal History

  • By Gregory A. Beale on 03-03-04

A terrific introduction to FDR

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-15

Easy to listen to. A compelling story of the personal and political. Listened to it all in a few days.

  • Unbroken

  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 74

The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. Motion Picture Artwork © Universal Studios 2014. All Rights Reserved. In 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives. Louis Zamperini had already transformed himself from child delinquent to prodigious athlete, running in the Berlin Olympics. Now he must embark on one of the Second World War’s most extraordinary odysseys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant, inspiring and fascinating!

  • By Hayley on 10-16-18

My first audio book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-15

A terrific story that made long car trips seem short. Thoroughly enjoyable. I am now hooked on listening to books.