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  • Isaac's Storm

  • A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492

In 1900, Isaac Monroe Cline was in charge of the Galveston station of the US Weather Bureau. He was a knowledgeable, seasoned weatherman who considered himself a scientist. When he heard the deep thudding of waves on Galveston's beach in the early morning of September 8, however, Cline refused to be alarmed. The city had been hit by bad weather before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A highly detailed account of a catastrophic storm

  • By Norman B. Bernstein on 09-28-15

very good book

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

I lived in Galveston for a number of years. I found this book to be very enlightening on the events that led to the current Galveston. I went thru hurricane Ike in 08 and in many ways it was a somewhat smaller version of the 1900 storm.

  • Redburn - His First Voyage

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: James O'Connell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Melville wrote of some of his earliest experiences at sea in the story of Wellingborough Redburn, a wet-behind-the-ears youngster whose head was filled with dreams of foreign travel and adventure. In "Redburn", the protagonist enlists for a stint as a seaman aboard Highlander, a merchant ship running between New York and London. As with many of Melville's works, this one is as much about class and race as it is about the sea.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Prequel to Moby Dick?

  • By Julie Rae Loving on 03-26-19

Prequel to Moby Dick?

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

I am thinking that this was a half heated prequel to Moby Dick! I enjoyed it

  • Aesop's Fables

  • By: Aesop
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Kent
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 891
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 886

Aesop, an ancient Greek poet who was sold into slavery in the early sixth century B.C, relied on animal stories to convey his key points to his masters in court. Aesop's Fables are now classic, memorable morality plays in which amusing animal characters drive home thought-provoking morals to generations of listeners and modern day readers. They illustrate what was fundamental to Greek culture yet their appeal lies in logic we still understand.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible quality recording

  • By B. Bartelt on 10-10-17

much enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

wonderful little read! I have heard these (or part of them) all my life. I am glad to get to hear the original

  • Martin Chuzzlewit

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Mark MacNamara
  • Length: 31 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

"Martin Chuzzlewit" is Charles Dickens' comic masterpiece about which his biographer, Forster, noted that it marked a crucial phase in the author's development as he began to delve deeper into the "springs of character". Old Martin Chuzzlewit, tormented by the greed and selfishness of his family, effectively drives his grandson, young Martin, to undertake a voyage to America. It is a voyage which will have crucial consequences not only for young Martin, but also for his grandfather and his grandfather's servant, Mary Graham with whom young Martin is in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Legit

  • By J. Allen Burrows on 02-19-19

determination is necessary to finish this book

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Dickens is slow to get all the characters introduced. it all ends well and I am glad I stuck it out!

  • Bleak House

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Stacy Newman
  • Length: 38 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

"Bleak House" is a novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. At the novel's core is long-running litigation in England's Court of Chancery, Jarndyce v Jarndyce, which has far-reaching consequences for all involved. The litigation, which already has taken many years and consumed between £60,000 and £70,000 in court costs, is emblematic of the failure of Chancery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite long, but worth a listen!

  • By Sara J on 12-18-18

What a writer Mr. Dickens was!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

Many current authors in our day write primarily one type of book. When you pick up there book, you pretty much know what kind of story you are going to read.
Not so with Mr. Dickens! I will use this book for my example. This book is unlike any I have heard before!
bravo to Mr. Dickens and the excellent reader! Thank you for 38 hours of enjoyment!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 23 hrs and 39 mins
    46 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Old Curiosity Shop

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
  • Length: 23 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Dickens's Little Nell became one of his best-known heroines when "The Old Curiosity Shop" was first published in 1841. Virtuous and stoic, Nell takes care of her grandfather in his gloomy shop until his gambling debts force the pair of them to flee London. They are hunted by the grotesque and villainous moneylender Quilp and Nell's own worthless brother, Fred, who wrongly believes that their grandfather has a hidden fortune. Through a kaleidoscopic round of people and events, Nell and her grandfather eventually reach a safe refuge, although neither of them is destined to enjoy it for long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a very good read!

  • By Julie Rae Loving on 01-11-19

a very good read!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I am slowly reading thru the less known books authored my Mr. Dickens. I find them very good and I am sorry I have taken so long to pick them up. I will also say that the reader of the volume was EXCELLENT!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Moby-Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: Eoin Joyce
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

"Moby-Dick; or, The Whale" is a novel by American writer Herman Melville, published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance. Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale which on an earlier voyage destroyed his ship and severed his leg at the knee. The novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, but during the 20th century its reputation as a Great American Novel was established.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Missing Chapters 89, 90, 91

  • By Katherine M Dika on 04-03-19

worst reader I have ever heard

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

what can I say; the reader is horrible! first book I have ever returned to Autable. if it were FREE, it would be too much!

  • The Pilgrim's Progress

  • By: John Bunyan
  • Narrated by: Ella Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

"The Pilgrim'S Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream" is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. The protagonist is an everyman character, and the plot centers on his journey from his hometown, the "City of Destruction" ("this world"), to the "Celestial City" ("that which is to come": Heaven).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be ready to rewind at times....

  • By Susant_ms on 06-13-18

classic!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

the forward reviewing the author's life was very informative. the book itself ofcourse was Classic! this was one of many times I have listened to it. Each time gaining even more.

  • The American Civil War

  • By: Gary W. Gallagher, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Gary W. Gallagher
  • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,941

Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we will always remember. In those great battles, those streams ran red with blood-and the United States was truly born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series

  • By Rodney on 07-09-13

very detailed look at the (UN)Civil War

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

I thought this was a book when I bought it. Actually it is 49 lectures. I don't 100% agree with this Man's conclusions, however I now have a better understanding of this TERRIBLE War! it is worth the time to listen

  • Barnaby Rudge

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Stacy Newman
  • Length: 28 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, "Barnaby Rudge" is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. Through the course of the novel fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and Protestants clash with Catholics on the streets. And, as London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to escape the curse of his own past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a Dickens that is almost unknown.

  • By Julie Rae Loving on 12-21-18

a Dickens that is almost unknown.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

I came across this book browsing the classic books. I enjoyed it very much. it was quite different from other Dickens stories I have heard. I would recommend it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful