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  • Saving Faith

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,838
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,823

Not far from Washington, D.C., in a wooded area of Northern Virginia, a small house at the end of a gravel road serves a secret purpose. With its sophisticated security apparatus and hidden miniaturized cameras, it is being used by the FBI to interview one of the most important witnesses the agency has ever had, a young woman with an incredible story to tell. But a few people know about the secret meeting. And for them, a violent drama is about to begin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed.

  • By B. Yardley on 08-25-16

Missleading

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

Reviewed: 04-22-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This book was released in 1999. I was very discouraged when I started listening and realized I had read this book a long time ago. It should be labeled as a re-release!!!

Has Saving Faith turned you off from other books in this genre?

It has made me very skeptical. Now I have to take the time to check and see if it is a re-release. It should be so labeled.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Kramer?

Anyone. Ed M is great.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

This book was released in 1999. I was very discouraged when I started listening and realized I had read this book a long time ago. It should be labeled as a re-release!!!

Any additional comments?

Any book that has been released before should be labeled as a re-release.

46 of 55 people found this review helpful

  • I, Claudius

  • By: Robert Graves
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794

Here is one of the best historical novels ever written. Lame, stammering Claudius, once a major embarrassment to the imperial family and now emperor of Rome, writes an eyewitness account of the reign of the first four Caesars: the noble Augustus and his cunning wife, Livia; the reptilian Tiberius; the monstrous Caligula; and finally old Claudius himself. Filled with poisonings, betrayal, and shocking excesses, I Claudius is history that rivals the most exciting contemporary fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unsurpassed, addictive brilliance

  • By Chris on 06-09-09

Depends on what you like

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

Reviewed: 12-28-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes if they are interested in the inner workings of the Roman Empire during this period.

Do you think I, Claudius needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, there is a lot of Roman history not covered.

Any additional comments?

Moves a little slow at times but gives great insight into the inner workings of Roman Empire and the time around zero AD/BC. It has stimulated my interest to learn more about the Roman Empire and I am not a history buff.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
  • Length: 52 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,530
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,126
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,127

On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is the one to spend 50 hours listening to!

  • By james on 03-05-13

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 12-01-12

What did you love best about The Count of Monte Cristo?

Terrific insights into the human spirit.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Count.

What does Bill Homewood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Inflection.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You can't even imagine the deepth of The Count.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful