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  • The Christmas Train

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Tim Matheson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,318

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight "misunderstanding" at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On A Whim For Fun

  • By Patti on 09-25-07

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Journalist Tom is forced to travel by train to the west coast, a cute love story and a detective drama ensues. Makes you wonder if Baldacci had a similar experience? I was expecting heart warming and not the crime drama....yep, it was both.And, they all lived happily ever after, except the criminal, I guess?

  • The Defector

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142

Six months after the blood-soaked conclusion of Moscow Rules, Allon is in Umbria, trying to resume his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, when a colleague pays him a shocking visit. The man who saved Allon's life in Moscow and was then resettled in England has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, and they blame Allon for planting him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • cliffhanger at the end???

  • By Douglas Nelson on 08-02-09

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: 11-29-18

Pretty good book about Garbiel Allo, an IIsraeli "office" assassin. This book was an exciting and complex novel. I love a good spy story and Daniel Silva never disappoints.

  • Chasing the Demon

  • A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It
  • By: Dan Hampton
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States accelerated the development of technologies that would give it an advantage over the Soviet Union. Airpower, combined with nuclear weapons, offered a formidable check on Soviet aggression. In 1947, the United States Air Force was established. Meanwhile, scientists and engineers were pioneering a revolutionary new type of aircraft which could do what no other machine had ever done: reach mach 1 - a speed faster than the movement of sound - which pilots called "the demon."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Storys of Real men.

  • By Anonymous User on 07-31-18

This Review Needs a Title...

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

Reviewed: 11-23-18

The author states at the forward that this book is written for the common person. He's right. The subtitle of this book, "A secret history of the quest for the sound barrier and the band of American aces who conquered it", is deceptive. Approximately 10% relates to that topic--the rest is superficial history of the 20th century. If you aren't an aviation buff, then maybe this is a good read.

  • Notorious RBG

  • The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • By: Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,004

Nearly a half century into being a feminist and legal pioneer, something funny happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The octogenarian won the Internet. Across America, people who weren't even born when Ginsburg made her name are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story about a fascinating person, however...

  • By Jessica on 12-10-15

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

This book is a combination of love letter, career overview scrapbook and biography. I'ts a great introduction to RBG for someone who didn't know much about her.--like me. She broke through gender barrier--fought against gender stereotypes with every forward movement of her career. It's an easy read, well researched.

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,939
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,855
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,784

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

1nd try on this book...just doesn't click in my mind........I won't waste my time on this with so much more other things available for my time.

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,097

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's been censored by the publisher

  • By K9NSP on 10-21-17

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

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

Chris Kyle is the record holding US sniper--in this book, he's hum le about it. It shows two sides of the war on terror and the strain that can be put on man by combat, and family by distance. Kyle's perspective is that of a grunt, with regard for the "head shed" only as it pertains to their tactical expertise....demonstrates the ethos of the SEAL teams. The USA needs people like that. I skipped major portions of the book because it got boring and repetitive as well as heavily tactical, again and again. I'd like to watch the movie--maybe the story will be better told.

  • The Cross of Thoth

  • By: Crichton E. M. Miller
  • Narrated by: Crichton E. M. Miller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Lost in the thread of time, an incredible discovery has emerged from the dust of ages. The Cross of Thoth reveals the hidden truth to mankind's most revered symbol. Deep within the great pyramid is a secret that has remained hidden for over 4,000 years: an ancient instrument designed to unlock mysteries that have baffled mankind for generations.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Worth The Time

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-12

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

2nd try on this book...just doesn't click in my mind........I won't waste my time on this with so much more other things available for my time. The sound is terrible, sounds like it was recorded with a garage band in the background using two cans and a string.

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Evan Smoak, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,542

Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Gregg needs to learn that less is more

  • By Tim on 07-06-17

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

2nd try on this book...just doesn't click in my mind........I won't waste my time on this with so much more other things available for my time. DNF

  • Spin

  • By: Robert Charles Wilson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,499

One night when he was 10, Tyler stood in his backyard and watched the stars go out. They flared into brilliance, then disappeared, replaced by an empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • thoughtful, Bradbury-esque SF

  • By Ryan on 09-20-10

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Through our viewpoint character, Tyler Dupree, we get to experience a world-changing what-if scenario. Through his friendships with Diane and Jason Lawton, the other two main characters in the story, we also get to see how two other, very different people experience that what-if.. Pageturning, long, good yarn that is hard to put down. Show me book #2 in the series.

  • Forgotten Heroes

  • Inspiring American Portraits From Our Leading Historians
  • By: Susan Ware (edited by)
  • Narrated by: Susan Ware
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

For Forgotten Heroes, a few of the country's leading historians were invited to choose their favorite stories of under appreciated Americans--from Stephen Jay Gould on deaf baseball player Dummy Hoy, to Alfred Kazin on "the failed president" John Quincy Adams, to Christine Stansell on Margaret Anderson, the publisher of James Joyce's Ulysses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This Review Needs a Title...So, I...

  • By Lady Pamela on 11-12-18

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: 11-12-18

This is an interesting book which covers the lives and historic contributions to American history of some fairly unknown and forgotten people. Most were unknown to me, which is the purpose of reading the book. However, I was distressed that their contribution was actually only covered tangentially in explaining the situation. For example, George Druillard, a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition--most time was spent on L&C, not the subject, George. Good book, though.