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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 7,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,593

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

This Review Needs a Title...So, I

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

The story of some Scots who move to the USA from trouble in the UK. This book has been languishing--it still might be as it's short an kinda hard to get into. Historical soap opera--but who's to say that some things did not happen this way?

  • The Jungle

  • By: Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,048
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483

Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the Brick ?

  • By Margaret on 04-01-12

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

This book is one of the most convoluted stories I've ever read authored by Cussler...it actually feels like several stories all mashed together. The plot progresses from impossible crisis to solution to resolution in a few pages. In fact, the villain is not revealed until about 2 hours left to go in the 13 hour listen. The rest of the book is just surfing from unimaginable crisis to unthinkable catastrophe.

  • The Lost Fleet: Valiant

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,610

Deep within Syndicate Worlds' space, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous journey home under the command of Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who was revived after a century spent in suspended animation. Geary's victories over the enemy have earned him both the respect and the envy of his fellow officers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I like honorable heroes!

  • By Readalot on 02-25-09

This Review Needs a Title...So, I

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

This is the fourth book in the series. Instead of more "kung fu fighting", the book deals with some fleet treason and speculation about the aliens on the other side of syndic space. The massive destructive capabilities of hypernets are proven (to the devastation of a Syndic system) and Geary performs a rescue from a syndic world of people stranded by the departing company. A serious part of the plot involves female competition between the Ryone and the Desjani. Good book and I'm feeling better about it'sprogress as it's plot develops beyond more and more fighting.

  • State of Emergency

  • By: Marc Cameron
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 726
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

Two agents, Russian and American, are brutally murdered. College students, working as drug mules, die gruesome deaths from radiation poisoning. Powerful dirty bombs explode minutes apart in San Francisco and St. Petersburg, Russia - slaughtering citizens and spreading blind panic throughout the world. But this is only a warning. The next attack will be nuclear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Having now read all three

  • By Mel on 08-13-14

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

The third thriller featuring Special Agent Jericho Quinn. The story covers the world, probably justifies the author's income tax deductions for travel. But, the story looses as it becomes looser. The bad guys are ruthless and the good guys get it done. In one thread, the bad guys invade Moscow, Idaho...home of the unmentioned University of Idaho. Author mentions a College of Philosophy, of which there is none. If that's not right, nothing is believable. Besides that, the book is a hard listen. Don't believe that I'll try Quinn #4.

  • We Could Do Worse

  • A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories
  • By: Larry Niven, Howard Waldrop, Harry Turtledove, and others
  • Narrated by: Richard Gilliland, Yancy Butler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46

What would the world be like if the space race started during World War II? If Teddy Roosevelt had fought in World War I? If Joseph McCarthy had been elected President? Those and other questions are answered in these nine stories of alternate histories, when the world as we know it might have turned out different than it is today, if only one minor (or major) change had occurred in history.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mediocre

  • By Gary on 02-13-08

This Review Needs a Title...So, I gave it one

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

As the teaser says, it's an alternate history book. However, in several cases, it does not live up to it's hype....e.g. "What if McCarthy got elected POTUS?". The answer is not "what if" but "how"? My favorite is "Mass. Yankee in King Arthur's Court." In this story, President JFK goes to Camelot and gets laid by Guinevere. Teddy R's story is no less exciting, but portrays him as anachronistic. Niven only authored a single story in this anthology. Fun read, you'll like it.

  • Deeply Odd

  • Odd Thomas, Book 6
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563

How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Odd Once Again

  • By Don Gilbert on 05-30-13

This Review Needs a Title...So, I

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

The Odd Thomas series contains a great hero, good vs. evil, great side characters. I've read them all and noted that this one got omitted, so I returned to it. The series hasn't lost it's luster. The plot: Odd follows a demonic Rhinestone Cowboy toward a destiny filled with hate and deception. Along the way, he receives help from Alfred Hitchcock and a lady named Edie. The latter proclaims Odd will someday be smooth and fully blue...a mystery state that never really is explained. Fun book.

  • The Lost Fleet: Fearless

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,202

Outnumbered by the superior forces and firepower of the Syndicate Worlds, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous retreat across the enemy star system. Led by the legendary Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, the Alliance is desperately trying to return home with its captured prize: the key to the Syndic hypernet, and the key to victory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This series is really starting to ROCK!

  • By AudioAddict on 11-26-13

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

The second start on tbis book for me, it came out well...despite the idea that it had no beginning and no end. Its a tweener. Our hero leads the fleet to the ends of enemy space, victory after victory and after deceit from subordinates. Makes one wonder if the book series will ever complete.

  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,370

A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!!

  • By Alia on 12-11-09

This Review Needs a Title...So, I

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

Well narrated audiobook that the reader makes come alive. Works especially during the Christmas season.

  • On the Big Blackfoot

  • By: Norman Maclean
  • Narrated by: Norman, John Maclean
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Here are a father and son's recollections of the river and the life that inspired the book A River Runs Through It.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Kathy F. on 09-08-18

This Review Needs a Title...So....

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

Why did I spend good cash for this trash? It's a testimonial to the author's father, who made a book that I did not like much. Lucky for that family, it got made into a movie...which made it famous. Now, everybody is gaga over it. This testimonial started about fly fishing, a good subject. However, the (less than 1 hour long) audio book is at least 1/3 air and music. I felt so ripped off that I put it in the category of DBF (did not finish).

  • ...Where Angels Fear to Tread

  • By: Allen Steele
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allen Steele
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53

When two chrononauts from the 24th century travel back in time, they inadvertently disrupt the ill-fated voyage of the Hindenburg, causing it to land successfully. Now, lost in a parallel universe, their mistake will be felt by every single human being.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still a master

  • By Christopher J. Ward on 04-03-12

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

The premise that two time travelers fly on the Hindenberg; then, have a huge problem--have they created a paradox, or merely an anomaly? An interesting story that I thought could have been developed more. It's likely that the author was merely dabbling in time travel, he has potential there. Fun, quick read that's deeper than it seems.