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Bret F Whitmire

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  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79,115
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 79,061

In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

awesome tale

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

Yep...one awesome tale. This has been one of the best fantasy books I've read. Ever.

  • On Wings of Eagles

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Marcia Hyde, Larry Robinson, Ralph Williams, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

When two of his American employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: American businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, hand-picked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Was the narrator in a hurry?

  • By Tammy on 06-19-08

Narration read too fast

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

Reviewed: 03-27-17

The narrators read too fast and slowing down the playback possessed a near warble so I went back to the 1.00 playback speed.

  • The Three Musketeers

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690

This historical romance, perhaps the greatest cloak-and-sword story ever, relates the adventures of four fictional swashbuckling heroes who served the French kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV. When the dashing young D'Artagnon arrives in Paris from Gascony, he becomes embroiled in three duels with the Three Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. But when he proves himself by fighting not against, but with, the Three Musketeers, they form a quick and lasting friendship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More fun than a classic is supposed to be!

  • By M. Faulkner on 06-21-13

fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-17

This is, hands down, one of the greatest stories ever penned. Thoroughly enjoyed all of it.

  • Black Orchids

  • By: Rex Stout
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

A remarkably rare black orchid at a flower show lures Nero Wolfe from his comfortable brownstone. But before the detective and his sidekick, Archie Goodwin, can stop and smell the roses, a diabolically daring murder puts a blight on the proceedings. The murderer to be weeded out is definitely not a garden-variety killer.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great words and performance - HORRIBLE audio!

  • By Brian on 11-02-09

Excellent first read of the Nero Wolfe mysteries

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

Really enjoyed this...this was my first time sharing the adventures of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.