LISTENER

Carl M. Bishop

Cleveland, Ohio
  • 4
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 52
  • ratings
  • Chernobyl 01:23:40

  • The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster
  • By: Andrew Leatherbarrow
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447

At 01:23:40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl's fourth nuclear reactor. It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands, and crippled the Soviet Union. The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated, and inaccurate stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Listen and Read

  • By Ms Discus on 10-12-16

A Balanced Coverage

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-17

This is just the right balance of technology and human interest. Nuclear reactor processes are described in simple terms so anyone can follow the chain of events.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Aesop's Fables

  • By: Aesop
  • Narrated by: Anthony Richardson
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Beloved by generations of children and adults, Aesop's Fables continue to be a source of pleasure and learning for millions around the world. Animalistic morality tales, short in nature, help young minds to learn many of the rules and manners of our society. The tales have been translated, interpreted and presented in myriad ways over the years. Over the past few years, Anthony Richardson has been putting his own spin on the tales in the Ginx TV show The First Hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All the Best

  • By Carl M. Bishop on 09-20-17

All the Best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-17

Excellent reading that brings Aesop's Fables to life. This covers the best stories in a quick listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tiger Tracks

  • The Classic Panzer Memoir
  • By: Wolfgang Faust
  • Narrated by: George Backman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

Wolfgang Faust was the driver of a Tiger I tank with the Wehrmacht Heavy Panzer Battalions, seeing extensive combat action on the Eastern Front in 1943-45. This memoir is his brutal and deeply personal account of the Russian Front's appalling carnage. Depicting a running tank engagement lasting 72 hours, Faust describes how his Tiger unit fought pitched battles in the snows of Western Russia against the full might of the Red Army.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic I can't verify, but it's a fun read

  • By amazonbuyer2016 on 11-30-16

Engaging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Excellent look into the Tigers and tank warfare. It also gives you a feel for what they went through.

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,509
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,008
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,987

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story was great, McAdams not so much

  • By R. Evans on 06-17-17

Rachel McAdams Brings Anne to Life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-17

Rachel McAdams captures the very essence of Anne of Green Gables. Simply fantastic and heart warming.