LISTENER

Erin Riggs

  • 19
  • reviews
  • 6
  • helpful votes
  • 94
  • ratings
  • Heart of Darkness

  • By: Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is an exploration of the nature of evil and how far a man can go towards it when released from the constraints of what can be called civilisation. Before beginning his life as a writer at the age of 36, Conrad spent 16 years as a merchant seaman. In 1889 he became captain of a steamboat in the Congo Free State, and the atrocities he witnessed there, perpetrated by the representatives of the Belgian colonial powers, led him to write what he called his Congo Diary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worthy read

  • By Erin Riggs on 07-20-18

Worthy read

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Listen to this book. The Imagery Conrad evokes with his rich descriptions are vivid. Excellent tale

  • Sgt. Reckless

  • America's War Horse
  • By: Robin Hutton
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Hutton has now written a fascinating full biography of Sergeant Reckless, who earned two Purple Hearts for her heroic efforts, among other military decorations. Hutton has spoken with the marines who fought alongside Reckless and tells the complete and captivating tale of how a would-be Korean racehorse became one of the greatest Marine Corps wartime heroes. Sgt. Reckless brings the legend back to life more than half a century later.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating story

  • By Jean on 08-03-14

True warhorse

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

I loved this true history of The Marine war horse. She was a true hero.

  • Code Talker

  • The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WW II
  • By: Chester Nez, Judith Schiess Avila
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408

Chester Nez, the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers, shares the fascinating inside story of his life and service during World War II.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Listen for WWII Buffs

  • By Roxane on 08-27-12

History well told

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

Insightful and thoughtful history. An important history about Navajo peoples history and WWII. Nez is Very much an excellent storyteller.

  • James Herriot's Cat Stories

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 131

The world's most beloved veterinarian, James Herriot, brings his storytelling magic to the enchanting world of cats. Also available from Herrriot: Every Living Thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be Careful if You Have Lost a Cat...

  • By Jefferson on 10-17-10

Sweet stories

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

Sweet stories, revealing animals are thinking and feeling creatures. Herriots descriptions are warm and full of pathos.

  • How the Fox Got His Color Bilingual Chinese English (Chinese Edition)

  • By: Adele Marie Crouch
  • Narrated by: Bin Hu
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

This delightful little story tells of a young girl's time with her grandmother as she relates a legend of how a mischievous little white fox, with all his grand adventures, became the red fox we all know today. How the Fox got His Color may well become an all-time children's classic and a perfect book for the young reader. English as a second language students will enjoy it as a valuable study tool, as well as those learning a foreign language.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bilingual audio books hard to find

  • By Erin Riggs on 08-20-17

Bilingual audio books hard to find

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

Reviewed: 08-20-17

I'm glad to have audio bilingual books by Crouch and Hu. There are not enough out there. Thanks!

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,878

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

Great story telling

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

I like how Gaiman tells these tales in our modern vernacular. Funny scary and gruesome!

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,801

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

Informative with humor here and there

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

Tyson is one of the best science educators since Sagan. Informative and clarifies astrophysics for non scientists.

  • Brighty of the Grand Canyon

  • By: Marguerite Henry
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Brighty, a shaggy young burro, lives wild and free in the Grand Canyon of Arizona. He roams the steep cliffs with the squirrels and rabbits. But his favorite friend is Old Timer, the prospector who shares hot biscuits and calls him Bright Angel. One day Old Timer doesn't answer Brighty's loud "Eeeee-aw!" Instead, the friendly animal encounters a ruthless claim jumper. Will Brighty be able to bring the killer to justice and make the wilderness safe again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Boys Loved It!

  • By troubleT on 03-19-17

Revisiting old friends

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

As a kid I read this beloved book many many times. Now Listening to it as an adult gave me much pleasure and enjoyment.

  • King of the Wind

  • By: Marguerite Henry
  • Narrated by: David McCallum
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

He was named "Sham" for the sun, this golden red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco's stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was as swift as the desert winds, Sham's proud pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Childhood Classic!

  • By Keri on 11-06-13

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Wonderful story of love between a boy and his horse. Henry is a master storyteller.

  • A Clockwork Orange

  • By: Anthony Burgess
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627

A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. In Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, great narration, but not for everyone

  • By Steve on 06-28-09

All 21

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

Enjoyed Burgess' prolog about his original writing of 21 chapters. And his reading a few chapters.