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  • Paul McCartney

  • The Life
  • By: Philip Norman
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 30 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Since the age of 21, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock 'n' roll lives, played out on the most public of stages. Now Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than average McCartney bio

  • By tru britty on 05-14-16

Excellent work

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Absolutely one of the best books written about a famous musician. I love the details presented by Phillip on Paul’s life.

  • The Plague Dogs

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

After being horribly mistreated at a government animal-research facility, Snitter and Rowf escape into the isolation—and terror—of the wilderness. Aided only by a fox they call “the tod,” the two dogs must struggle to survive in their new environment. When the starving dogs attack some sheep, they are labeled ferocious man-eating monsters, setting off a great dog hunt that is later intensified by the fear that the dogs could be carriers of the bubonic plague.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Both a very sad and very happy experience

  • By Stephen on 05-08-14

Excellent story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Loved it. The final few chapters were so entertaining but it was all great !
Thank you

  • The Power of One

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,562
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,164

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling story lifted higher by the narration

  • By Bob on 05-14-09

Excellent book, everyone should read this!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

What made the experience of listening to The Power of One the most enjoyable?

The background information made the story intriguing! The people who played such important roles in his life and how he stepped from one to another!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of One?

The authors intro set out a wonderful story related to his first book and why he wrote it!

What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great character accents and pace.

If you could take any character from The Power of One out to dinner, who would it be and why?

PK - Absoludle!

Any additional comments?

Thanks to my Finance Cate for the recommendation.

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,097

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clamorous Praise for "Quiet"

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-15

What did you love best about Quiet?

This is an excellent book, well written and presented

What about Kathe Mazur’s performance did you like?

She has a very good voice and tempo for this book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No - I had to review constantly, the information was great

  • The Children Act

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,608

Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Troubled characters, elegant writing...serious

  • By AudioAddict on 02-18-16

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-15

The story was well written and narrated. Held my interest throughout and had a very interesting, but not unsuspected ending.
I would recommend this book to all.

  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3

  • Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
  • By: William Manchester, Paul Reid
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer, Paul Reid
  • Length: 53 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,659

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, Defender of the Realm, the third volume of William Manchester’s The Last Lion, picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister - when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill portrayed by Manchester and Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy final volume in a great biography

  • By Mike From Mesa on 11-27-12

Wonderful Story

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-15

Excellent listening and well presented biography of the wonderful leader of the UK during WWII.