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  • Cogan's Woods

  • A Celebration of Hunting, Family, and Kentucky
  • By: Ron Ellis
  • Narrated by: Ray Childs
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

This lyrical account of a beloved time and place celebrates a father-son relationship. In Cogan’s Woods, Ron Ellis fondly recalls annual August hunting trips with his father: heading toward the great forests of Kentucky in the passenger seat of the family Mercury, exploring the foggy woods and hills above the Ohio River.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like I was there.

  • By Gregory on 09-30-18

Like I was there.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

This book was wonderful. The author's style really takes you there, hunting in 1960s Kentucky. I have found many good hunting books on audible and this is one of my favorites. Ray Childs is also one of my favorite narrators. If you enjoyed his narration, check out his other narrated hunting book by Gene Hill.

  • Home - A Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian Adventure

  • The Traveler, Volume 1
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,383

Five years after a pneumonic plague killed two-thirds of the world's population, army veteran Marcus Battle is isolated. He's alone with his guns, his food, and the graves of his wife and child. Unaware of the chaos that's befallen everything outside of his central Texas ranch land, Marcus lives a Spartan life. If anyone steps onto his property, he shoots first and never asks questions. But when a woman in distress, chased by marauders, seeks asylum, Marcus has a decision to make.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One man, his home, his rules.

  • By Brian on 02-26-16

Great post-apocalyptic book without the propaganda

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

Reviewed: 02-11-16

Great book with lots of action. And best of all, it wasn't loaded with all the paranoid, political nonsense some of the books are plagued with. It was just plain enjoyable and I can't wait for the next book in the series!

22 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • The Borrowed World

  • A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, Volume 1
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,233

In a night of devastating terror, ISIS operatives have unleashed a coordinated attack on America's infrastructure. With thousands of trapped travelers and scarce law enforcement, the miles between Jim Powell and his family become a brutal gauntlet where the rules of civilized society no longer apply. As Jim puts his years of preparation and planning to the test, he is forced to ask himself if he has what it takes to make it home. Does he have the strength - the brutality - required to meet this new world toe-to-toe?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Close and personal story of the apocalypse

  • By Kingsley on 07-25-15

If Glenn Beck wrote a post-apocalyptic novel...

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

... this would probably be it!

First, the narration was AMAZING. The narrator, Kevin Pierce, was a perfect pick for this book. I'm going to intentionally seek out books he narrates; he's that good!

As for the story: Initially I was very caught up in the story and wanted to listen to the book every chance I got. One of the other reviewers already hit on the stereotyping when they commented on the overall weakness of the female characters and the negative portrayal of the poor, and I agree with that assessment. At one point in the story two young hikers are introduced into the plot and a peri-apocalyptic debate on guns ensues followed by their concerns of using ATVs in a restricted area. Huh? Really? These "offended liberals" (the author's words) exist in the plot to only make obviously-bad decisions and generally do everything wrong. I won't spoil it, but you can probably guess what happens to them.

The book just goes off the rails here. I was hoping for a new, exciting post-apocalyptic series; and what I got was more of a propaganda piece. This is too bad, because there really was some enormous potential here by someone who does clearly have a gift at writing.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Fast Track to Your Technician Class Ham Radio License

  • By: Michael Burnette
  • Narrated by: Michael Burnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

Everything you need to know to become a licensed ham and get on the air. Memorizing answers is hard. Learning is easy! The Fast Track to Your Technician Ham Radio License explains the reasoning and technology behind each correct answer on the amateur radio exam so you'll understand and remember the subject matter. Created by an experienced ham and adult educator, it's like having your own patient, experienced, good-humored mentor for the exam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic study guide

  • By SB on 09-28-15

It worked!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

Would you listen to The Fast Track to Your Technician Class Ham Radio License again? Why?

Superbly well done! I finished the book in a week during my commutes and passed the test with no problem! Never even opened the official textbook.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The radio. Duh!

Have you listened to any of Michael Burnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

N/A

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

N/A

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended for anyone serious about passing the exam.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Alien Interview: Reader's Edition

  • By: Lawrence Spencer
  • Narrated by: Lyanne Greystoke
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

Copies of two letters, Top Secret military transcripts, and notes from the late Matilda O'Donnell MacElroy, an Army Air Force nurse at the Roswell Army Air Field 509th Bomb Group in 1947. In her letters she asserts that the transcripts are an exact recording of a series of interviews she conducted with an extraterrestrial being as part of her official duty as a flight nurse in the U.S. Army Air Force. During July and August she interviewed a saucer pilot who crashed near Roswell, New Mexico on July 8, 1947.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't know, but I bought the next book . . .

  • By Diana on 03-17-15

Couldn't finish it.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't know anyone that would enjoy this.

Has Alien Interview: Reader's Edition turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

Would you be willing to try another one of Lyanne Greystoke’s performances?

Sure.

What character would you cut from Alien Interview: Reader's Edition?

N/A

Any additional comments?

This book started off strong and really grabbed my interest. But later, it just devolved into a giant mess of nonsense: Space stations in the asteroid belt, space battles, humans being taken over by aliens, mind control, force fields, etc. etc.

And one of the other reviewers already commented on the poor production quality. It is bad, bad, bad. The volume is not consistent throughout the book and there are numerous times when sentences are being read over one another.

I would pass on this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Total Money Makeover

  • A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,903

Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This guy makes sense

  • By Alexandra on 02-11-14

Too simplistic.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-06

As many of the other reviews state, it is a "common sense" approach to managing your money. So the recommendations he offers includes: don't buy cars at "buy here / pay here" car lots, don't ever do "rent to own" programs, avoid leasing cars, etc. His recommendations are TOO "common sense." So I was pretty disappointed. I was hoping more for strategies that I could use to improve my financial status. None of his recommendations applied to me. Also, I did not appreciate how he talked down to the listener. Seriously, he speaks to the listner like they are a spoiled little child. In sum, if you are like me and you don't fall for the "buy here/pay here" and "rent to own" scams, then you should look for another book on finance.

61 of 116 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Influenza

  • The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
  • By: John M. Barry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,030
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332

No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Presumed to have begun when sick farm animals infected soldiers in Kansas, spreading and mutating into a lethal strain as troops carried it to Europe, it exploded across the world with unequaled ferocity and speed. It killed more people in 20 weeks than AIDS has killed in 20 years; it killed more people in a year than the plagues of the Middle Ages killed in a century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating medical who-dun-it

  • By Annie M. on 07-30-13

Should have been better focused.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-06

I'm a physician and I have always been interested in reading about the 1918 influenza pandemic. As one of the other reviewers stated, only a portion of this book is actually about the outbreak. This author should have spent more time focusing on the pandemic and less time reviewing the entire history of medicine. Also, it annoyed me how the author attempted to sensationalize this subject by his endless use of graphic similies. So this book gets 3/5 stars because it is just "average."

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Don't Know Much About the Universe

  • Everything You Need to Know About the Cosmos
  • By: Kenneth C. Davis
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

In the latest addition to his best selling and critically acclaimed Don't Know Much About® series, Kenneth Davis delivers a lively and clear guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people that have shaped space exploration from the beginning of civilization to the present. He looks at issues that go beyond the bounds of simple "Science 101" and asks the kinds of questions we may have wanted to ask back in school but didn't have the nerve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't know anything about the Universe

  • By Eileen on 06-13-08

Recommended!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-05

I highly recommend this book for anyone new to the field of astronomy. This book helped me fill in the gaps that I have in my knowledge of astronomy and cosmology. I will probably listen to this one many times over!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful