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  • Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour

  • By: Marti Rulli, Dennis Davern
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Johnson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour is the long-awaited, detailed account of events that led to the mysterious death of Hollywood legend Natalie Wood off the coast of Catalina Island on November 28, 1981. It is a story told by a haunted witness to that fateful evening: Dennis Davern, the young captain of Splendour, the yacht belonging to Wood and husband Robert Wagner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cheap and tawdry tale

  • By brock on 03-04-13

Overdramatizing

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

The information contained here could be given in about 1/4 of the time but I guess that doesn’t make the book long enough.

  • The Swamp Fox

  • How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution
  • By: John Oller
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British southern campaign. Like the Robin Hood of legend, Marion and his men attacked from secret hideaways before melting back into the forest or swamp. Employing insurgent tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion and his brigade inflicted losses on the enemy that were individually small but cumulatively a large drain on British resources and morale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was a fascinating story of a true patriot.

  • By B. Neuls on 11-29-16

Informative

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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: 01-16-18

This book contains a lot of information and is very informative. I’m just starting my journey through the American Revolution and this was a good first book.

  • Wiseguy

  • By: Nicholas Pileggi
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Pileggi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds... with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob - from one who’s lived it. Now with an introduction by Martin Scorcese.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The abridgment killed it

  • By Clay G. on 07-09-15

If you’ve seen the movie not much new here

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

There are a few details that the movie producers changed from the book but not enough to buy the book. If you’ve seen the movie you have the story.

  • Failure of Justice

  • A Brutal Murder, an Obsessed Cop, Six Wrongful Convictions
  • By: John Ferak
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Everyone felt the same way: Small-town Nebraska widow Helen Wilson didn't have an ounce of meanness in her body. Then, on February 5, 1985, one of the coldest nights on record, the unthinkable happened. The 68-year-old resident was murdered inside her second-floor apartment. But why?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating true crime but needs focus

  • By Suzanne on 06-26-16

Enlightening

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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: 02-08-17

What a story! This is really a wake up call for the justice system everywhere. A must read for any law student in my opinion.

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  • Hoover's FBI

  • The Inside Story by Hoover's Trusted Lieutenant
  • By: Cartha D. DeLoach
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

As director of the FBI for over five decades, J. Edgar Hoover left a profound and lasting legacy on this most celebrated institution. Only the few who were part of Hoover's inner circle know the truth about his controversial years of authoritarian rule and the organization's inmost secrets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good FBI stories mixed with apology for hoover

  • By Mark on 03-25-12

What a Story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

Interesting to hear from the number three man at the FBI during the Hoover years. I will definitely read more about the subject.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,350

Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Goodness, What a Audiobook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Andrew Covington on 11-02-07

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

Really drives home the reality that all countries are made of different cultures and norms. The stories we are fed in the news are not the only stories out there. This book spans the time of the Russian occupation, when we (Americans) were allies of the Afghans. Then goes through the time when the Taliban took over and we became the enemy of the Afghans. In reality, the Afghans were never our allies or our enemies. They were Afghans, a people struggling to keep the invaders out of their country. Those invaders in modern times were the Russians, the Taliban, and eventually us.

The struggle to survive is spotlighted in this story of a boy becoming a man in difficult times. A man that must face his fears, to save himself first, so that he can save others.