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  • Empire's Crossroads

  • A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day
  • By: Carrie Gibson
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Ever since Christopher Columbus stepped off the Santa Maria onto what is today San Salvador, in the Bahamas, and announced that he had arrived in the Orient, the Caribbean has been a stage for projected fantasies and competition between world powers. In Empire’s Crossroads, British American historian Carrie Gibson traces the story of this coveted area from the northern rim of South America up to Cuba, and from discovery through colonialism to today, offering a vivid, panoramic view of this complex region and its rich, important history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most obnoxious narrators on Audible

  • By Boom Depleter on 11-27-17

Unbalanced

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

I find this book’s uncritically unamerican point of view frankly insulting. Trujillo, who was let’s be clear, a brutal dictator, is given the full treatment, as he deserves, but Castro is given a pass and given credit for creating the most egalitarian society in the world. This is a complete joke. Castro easily has as much blood on his hands if not more. Aside from content, the narrator is fairly bad, miss pronouncing things left and right. Big disappointment

  • Promises to Keep: After the EMP

  • Disruption Trilogy Book 3
  • By: R.E. McDermott
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

When a massive solar storm takes down the power grid, all order collapses with civilization kept alive only by scattered pockets of survivors who find themselves not only short of critical resources, but facing an unexpected enemy -- what's left of their own government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grand Finale to a Awesome Trilogy

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 10-08-17

Needs an editor

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

The first two books in the series were fun. However in this one the characters seem to stop developing. Also it seems the editor was asleep at the wheel. Almost every character in a position of authority says “is that clear“about 50 times each. It’s annoying and distracting. Nobody talks like that.

  • Racing the Rain

  • A Novel
  • By: John L. Parker Jr.
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Quenton Cassidy's first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, "the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee", a well-known eccentric who lives off the land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just finished reading it again!

  • By Jonathan on 01-11-16

Good if you are already a fan...

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

Reviewed: 01-08-16

Which I am. But it does not reach the sublime level of once a runner, not even close.

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