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  • A Place Called Freedom

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,092

This lush novel, set in 1766 England and America, evokes an era ripe with riot and revolution, from the teeming streets of London to the sprawling grounds of a Virginia plantation. Mack McAsh burns with the desire to escape his life of slavery in Scottish coal mines while Lizzie Hallim is desperate to shed a life of sheltered subjugation to her spineless husband. United in America, their only chance for freedom lies beyond the Western frontier - if they're brave enough to take it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WORTH THE CREDIT AND THEM SOME!

  • By Georgia on 08-28-15

Excellent characters

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Ken Follet draws characters that come to life on the page, to use an old saying. But truthfully, I was engaged for the struggles and welfare of these people as if they were someone I knew. Highly recommended.

  • Patience with God

  • Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism)
  • By: Frank Schaeffer
  • Narrated by: Frank Schaeffer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Frank Schaeffer has a problem with Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Dennett, and the rest of the New Atheists—the self-anointed “Brights.” He also has a problem with the Rick Warrens and Tim LaHayes of the world—the religious fundamentalists. The problem is that he doesn’t see much of a difference between the two camps. As Schaeffer puts it, they “often share the same fallacy: truth claims that reek of false certainties.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Personal Book

  • By Thomas on 09-24-10

Spiritual message delivered

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Schaeffer delivers an incredibly spiritual message, more than most fundamentalists can comprehend.

Highly recommended for those who are on a spiritual path.

  • Woken Furies

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,892
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,024

Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding 25th-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan's World forever.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • "On Harlan's World...

  • By Danyal on 09-29-08

Narration killed this book for me

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I could only listen to a small portion of this book before I had to give it up because of the naration. The narrator sounds like a cross between Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne and has very little nuance in his voicing and hardly any variety in the tempo of his delivery. This is unfortunate, because Todd McLaren did an outstanding job in the first two books. I’d gladly listen to this book if it is ever recorded again with Todd McLaren as the narrator.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,888
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53,744

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The opposite of the Martian...

  • By Ruth Nielsen on 11-27-17

Awsome audible book

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

Reviewed: 01-19-18

Awesome story, awesome performance! You will love this book - don’t hesitate to get it now.

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
  • By: J. D. Vance
  • Narrated by: J. D. Vance
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,484

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening!

  • By Gotta Tellya on 09-11-16

Better than it's wonderful reviews

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

Reviewed: 12-17-16

I grew up in a small town in West Virginia, and I was one of the lucky ones that grew up in a no-drama household. However I was aware of hints of the kind of family's described in this wonderful book. I was hoping there were policy recommendations that could come from this book, but the author tells us that there are no direct solutions, but there are ways we can put our thumb on the scale to weight life's scales in favor of those caught up in the traumatizing family life of many working-class whites. Although this book is limited to the experience of white working-class people, I have a feeling that many or most of it's lessons apply to families of other ethnicities that live at the poverty level. Fantastic book – just about everyone should read it.

  • The Cure

  • By: Douglas E. Richards
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

The Cure is a genre-bending thriller reminiscent of Michael Crichton or Douglas Preston, about the biological underpinnings of psychopathy. As a child, her family was taken from her by a serial killer. Erin Palmer is left orphaned and forever scarred. She dedicates her life to the study of psychopaths, conducting one-on-one interviews and tests with inmates. When Erin finally finishes years of exhaustive research, she finds herself in possession of the key to ending psychopathic behavior - in the species - forever. That' s when they try to kill her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best misdirections I've ever read.

  • By Brian on 02-02-16

Excellent adventure

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

Reviewed: 02-16-16

Heavy on science, Philosophy, and cosmology, a little light on character development. Overall a really fun read.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Lucky Years

  • How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health
  • By: David B. Agus MD
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham, David B. Agus - introduction
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

In his first best seller, The End of Illness, David Agus revealed how to add vibrant years to your life by knowing the real facts of health. In this book he builds on that theme by showing why this is the luckiest time yet to be alive, giving you the keys to the new kingdom of wellness. Medicine is undergoing rapid change. In the old world, you followed general principles, and doctors treated you based on broad, one-size-fits-all solutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Transforming Personal Health: The Ownership Challenge

  • By James/Donna on 07-20-16

Excellent book for those with foresight

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

Just what I needed to take advantage of the current and near future advances in medicine and other areas of science and technology. Highly recommended!!

5 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,862
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,866

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Waste of your time. Keeps dragging

  • By Anne Banks on 11-10-18

Peter Clines does it again

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

The combination of Peter Clines author and Ray Porter narrator works its wonderful magic in this enthralling novel. The characters are the stars of the show; I hated to see it end.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • A Thriller
  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,123

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On par with Tom Clancy or Vince Flynn

  • By Greg on 11-10-14

A slow start, but an incredible finish

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

Reviewed: 12-11-15

Terry Hayes has written a masterpiece here. A plot that keeps unfolding and surprising you, and character development that is deep and meaningful. You will not regret listening to this book.