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  • An Irish Country Doctor

  • A Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,325

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Book

  • By Sara on 10-24-14

Great Story and Performance!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-16

Loved it. Great story and an exceptional performance! Looking forward to more from Patrick Taylor.

  • Instant Focus: How to Get and Stay Focused at What You're Doing, Instantly!

  • Instant Series
  • By: The Instant-Series
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

We are living in a fast-paced world with ever-increasing multitudes of distractions competing for our limited attention spans. Within Instant Focus you will learn the simple things you can do to become focused right now, how to stay focused, how to determine the causes of your lack of focus, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I feel more focused after this book.

  • By Christine M. Miller on 12-13-16

Yuck I REALLY DIDN'T like this.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-16

Loooong on lecture short on actual advice. Heavy on the stick light on the carrot.
One tip is to tell you to focus on the moment, doesn't tell you how or even give you a tip or direction.

  • 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons From a Veteran Patrolman

  • By: Adam Plantinga
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757

400 Things Cops Know shows police work on the inside, from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beat - a profession that can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying, all within the course of an eight-hour shift. Written by veteran police sergeant Adam Plantinga, 400 Things Cops Know brings the listener into life the way cops experience it - a life of danger, frustration, occasional triumph, and plenty of grindingly hard routine work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you, Adam Plantinga!

  • By A.Ward on 05-30-16

Fantastic Insight into the life of Police Officers

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

This is a must read/listen for every American, especially in this day and time. It gives great insight into the decision making necessary to get the job done and stay alive and healthy. While attempting to keep the suspects alive and healthy. Fast paced easy to listen to.

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,818

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a blast

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-12

Exceptional performance by Sam Tsoutsouvas!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

A very well written story with an exceptional performance by Sam Tsoutsouvas.
A great listen! With many more books in the series.

  • Ticonderoga

  • A Radio Dramatization
  • By: Jerry Robbins
  • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, Joseph Zamparelli, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Ticonderoga tells the story of Captain William Taylor and his Mohawk scout Degadawidah who are charged to escort Captain Carlton Campbell of the 42nd Highlanders through the dangerous lands of the Huron to Fort Edward, where the British are making plans to march on the French held Ticonderoga. On the journey they meet young orphan Adam Cobbs who receives a baptism by fire in the harsh and bloody wilderness of New York State. Ticonderoga is a musket blasting adventure on the epic scale that The Colonial Radio Theatre has become known for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CRT, does it again.

  • By Ralph Mansker on 05-06-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

Great Story, Great Performances, I enjoyed this more than any other Audible title. And the price is fantastic!

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,966
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,960

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

Poor Story Poorly Told

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

Poor Story Poorly Told
WAY too much profanity.
Just a bad read / listen all around
Couldn't even finish the book

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  • Brilliance

  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,513

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible. They’re called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Written like a movie script

  • By Pam on 04-23-15

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 09-16-15

Great Listen, Great Story, Superb Performance.
I really enjoyed this book. Fast flowing action packed, never dull.

  • The End of the Affair

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Colin Firth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,929
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,886

Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth ( The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Late to the Party...

  • By Doug - Audible on 07-05-17

Excellent Performance by Colin Firth

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

I struggled to finish it. The story wasn't my sort, the only reason I did finish was because I hoped it would bring things to a suitable end.

  • The Wright Brothers

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,873

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story but narration is a little boring

  • By Vince on 08-20-15

Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

This was an exceptional book. Great performance by the author. I didn't want to miss a word.

  • The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack

  • Burton & Swinburne, Book 1
  • By: Mark Hodder
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,766
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,593

Sir Richard Francis Burton and Algernon Charles Swinburne are sucked into the perilous depths of a moral and ethical vacuum when Lord Palmerston commissions Burton to investigate assaults on young women committed by a weird apparition known as Spring Heeled Jack - and to find out why werewolves are terrorizing London's East End.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Steampunk but on the outlandish side

  • By Robert L. on 02-08-12

Decent Story as it goes.

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Please just leave ALL religion out of it the story would be better for it.