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  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,925

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

Sad but true

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

Great book!

I remember hearing/reading most of this stuff in the news, but still this is a great summary and it
adds parts of the story that i would have missed otherwise.

Long story short: Trump is a complete a-hole, which this book proves it over and over, and once again
makes me wonder how he ever got elected

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Children of Hurin

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293

There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings. The story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West: lands where Treebeard once walked, but which were drowned in the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful and Disturbing

  • By Catherine Collins on 12-19-09

what happened?

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

Christopher Lee was a great narrator and i know this is an epic tale, but in all honesty i can't summarize the story. i only remember some parts. it all went in through one ear and out through the other one.

  • Day 21

  • The 100, Book Two
  • By: Kass Morgan
  • Narrated by: Justin Torres, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Now a major TV series on E4. In this pulse-pounding sequel to Kass Morgan's The 100, secrets are revealed, beliefs are challenged and relationships are tested. And the 100 will struggle to survive the only way they can - together. It's been 21 days since the 100 landed on Earth. They're the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries...or so they thought. Facing an unknown enemy, Wells attempts to keep the group together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So different from the tv series, in a good way

  • By Johan on 04-18-18

So different from the tv series, in a good way

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

Reviewed: 04-18-18

Good story, and quite different from the story in the tv show. I listened through this book very quickly.

  • The 100

  • By: Kass Morgan
  • Narrated by: Justin Torres, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The Hunger Games meets Lost in this spectacular new series. Now a major TV series on E4. No one has set foot on Earth in centuries - until now. Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, 100 juvenile delinquents - considered expendable by society - are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slowly compared to the TV show

  • By Johan on 03-08-18

Starts slowly compared to the TV show

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Alot more background story than the TV-show has. Not that much "action" in this one though, but i expect the next book in the series will have quite a bit more of it

  • The Silmarillion

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739

The complete unabridged audiobook of J.R.R Tolkien's The Silmarillion. The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally!

  • By Brian on 11-22-18

a long and ponderous tome

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

have read it before and liked it, but struggled to finish this time. The story contains so many characters and places that once you lose concentration you completely forget what you just heard.

also, there are some issues with the sound.
at some points i could hear the chapter name being read over and over

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Elijah Wood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,197

A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Narration

  • By Michael Balzoa on 03-11-11

Good story and even better narration

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

Elijah Wood does a great job with all the accents! good voice acting that makes a good story even more enjoyable

  • The Blind Watchmaker

  • Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797

The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging textbook more than an enjoyable listen

  • By Eric on 01-15-12

interesting but tough read

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

Reviewed: 12-25-16

like all books by Richard Dawkins, this one is very interesting and explains the subject in easy to understand terms. no way i would have finished the paper version, so i'm glad this title is available on Audible

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,185

Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, smart, and unpretentious

  • By Blake on 06-04-13

finally made it to the end

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

great book. much easier to listen through than to read through. tried to read it a few years ago, but never finished. Dawkins is an excellent and knowledgeable author and also a very good narrator

1 of 2 people found this review helpful