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David Alfieri

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  • Travels with Charley in Search of America

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Gary Sinise
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337

In September 1960, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America, from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Travels with Charley is animated by Steinbeck’s attention to the specific details of the natural world and his sense of how the lives of people are intimately connected to the rhythms of nature—to weather, geography, the cycles of the seasons. His keen ear for the transactions among people is evident, too, as he records the interests and obsessions that preoccupy the Americans he encounters along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the Journey

  • By Rebb on 12-15-11

love that Charlie

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

Gary Sinese does a great job. The historical perspective is of particular interest some 58 years later, yet many similar issues.

  • The Wayward Bus

  • By: John Steinbeck, Gary Schamhorst - introduction
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck's vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's back roads, transporting the lost and the lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid and the scheming, the beautiful and the vicious away from their shattered dreams and, possibly, toward the promise of the future. This edition features an introduction by Gary Scharnhorst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Steinbeck always touches the heart, makes you feel

  • By Kelly on 05-08-17

You will like these people

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

A vivid narrative as only Steinbeck can deliver. Enjoyed from start to finish . Narration was great!!

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  • The Wright Brothers

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,413

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

The Wrights are the Original Rock Stars

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

McCullough is the best. An excellent listen. Insight that only David can find and develop.