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  • Bella Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall 1818-1820

  • Poldark, Book 12
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 329

Cornwall, 1818. We continue the tale of Ross and Demelza; of the wayward Valentine Warleggan, whose existence keeps open the old wounds of the feud between Ross and George; of Bella, the Poldarks' youngest daughter, whose precocious talent as a singer is encouraged by her old flame, Christopher Havergal, and by a distinguished French conductor who has more in mind than Bella's music; of Clowance, the Poldarks' widowed daughter, who considers remarriage to one of two rival suitors; and of a murderer who stalks the villages of West Cornwall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad that it’s over, but so satisfied!

  • By @trentonwalker on 05-13-18

Sweet satisfying ending

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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: 08-17-18

I binged listened to the 12 novels this summer after seeing the newly revamped Poldark PBS Masterpiece series. Got hooked immediately, and since the books usually leave more scope for the imagination, started the journey. Winston Graham’s creativity did not disappoint throughout the delightful time from 1778 thru 18xx? The sentence structure was typically short, but he did add enough description to the scenes for adequate character development, period attire, scene backdrops & and storyline. I loved Oliver J. Hembrough’s excellent narration, holding to the character’s true voice the whole duration. Well done!

  • Daniel's 70 Weeks

  • Profiles in Prophecy
  • By: Chuck Missler
  • Narrated by: Ken Miller
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 129

Do you know the most amazing passage in the entire Bible? In this study of Daniel's 70 Weeks, you will discover this amazing prophecy in the Old Testament predicted the very day that Jesus presented himself as the Meschiach Nagid, the Messiah, the King, to Jerusalem.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit disjointed

  • By Rosanne Font on 01-18-17

A bit disjointed

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

I appreciate Chuck's intelligent overview but expected a bit more depth to the subject matter and correct scriptural observation, ie. in Revelation, referring to the location of the lamp stands which he says are the church, they are in heaven in chapter 4, indicating the raptured church is in heaven. I find no mention of any lamp stands or church saints in that chapter.
Anyway, as an overview it's worth listening to. If you want more depth listen to something else.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Rose Garden

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,291

Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Oldfashioned Romance

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-14-13

My favorite so far!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-16

I first listened to Susanna Kearsley's 'The Winter Sea' and fell in love with her historical fiction style. A big plus is that my family's heritage is Scottish so her characters resonate with me. 'A Desperate Fortune' was next on the listen list and it didn't have the same magic for me, so I almost didn't buy another title, but did listen to the sample of 'The Rose Garden' and so glad I did get it after all. The disparate historical time travel is achieved differently in each novel and woven in the story so well it's wonderfully satisfying. There are enough twists to keep your interest up and and full character development. The narration was supremely done too.

  • Growing Up Painfully: Consciousness and the Problem of Pain

  • Further Along the Road Less Traveled
  • By: M. Scott Peck
  • Narrated by: M. Scott Peck
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Further Along the Road Less Traveled takes the lectures of Dr. Peck and presents his profound insights into the issues that confront and challenge all of us today: spirituality, forgiveness, relationships, and growing up. In this aid for living less simplistically, you will learn not to look for the easy answers but to think multidimensionally. You will learn to reach for the "ultimate step," which brings you face to face with your personal spirituality. It will be this that helps you appreciate the complexity that is life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The road less traveled but the real one

  • By Rosanne Font on 04-11-16

The road less traveled but the real one

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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: 04-11-16

I read the Road Less Traveled many years ago. It was a very immature time of life and I really had not awakened into much "consciousness," as Dr. Peck defines in this lecture. I enjoyed this lecture so much & plan to listen to more of them. I'm not reviewing his performance as it was obviously recorded from a live presentation from which no editing was done.
The content is compelling, as it gives proofs of the human condition, the path to wholeness(aka holiness), and also our resistance to it. I love that Peck defines his terms so well that we have a visual sense of what he's describing, so as he progresses in the lecture, we can also keep up with him, not ever getting stuck on a term or wondering what he's trying to say.
Well done Scotty, well done.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter

  • Peter Rabbit and Friends
  • By: Beatrix Potter
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Beatrix Potter's amazing universe of animals dressed in human clothing has taught and entertained children for over a century. This volume brings together 21 of Potter's tales and verses in one audiobook. Hear Peter Rabbit outwit old Mr. McGregor, and Squirrel Nutkin come within a tail's length of being an owl's dinner. Listen as a family of mice save the kind tailor of Gloucester, and as Peter and Benjamin Bunny battle a barn cat. Learn how one fierce rabbit is set on the road to honesty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How fun! A Newfound Treasure.

  • By Mr. Ess on 03-26-16

Imaginings abound

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

Reviewed: 04-10-16

Listening to these short stories carried me off to the World Of Beatrix Potter and her delightful tales of little animals. I do recall Ms. Potter almost always had a dangerously fearful climax for the little hero/heroine, until they barely escaped by the skin of their teeth. So for that, I'm not as much a fan, but such is life, and of that the authoress has composed it to be. And how grim it would've been if farmer MacGregor had eaten Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy & Cottontail in a rabbit pie?!

  • Mycroft Holmes

  • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,697

"When I say, therefore, that [my brother] has better powers of observation than I...I am speaking the exact and literal truth." (Sherlock Holmes). This story occurs when Mycroft, an athletic Cambridge graduate, assists the secretary of State. He becomes embroiled in a mystery in Trinidad based on actual history. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a huge Holmesian, seven-foot-two tall, basketball's all-time leading scorer, and a US cultural ambassador. Anna Waterhouse is a professional screenwriter and script consultant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a good Mycroft story!

  • By Sherlock Fan on 09-28-15

Nicer than Sherlock

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

Mycroft seems a lot less arrogant than Sherlock. The authors do a great job writing in the descriptive style necessary for deduction. I appreciated that. Some slang may not have been used in that era though, and was suspect to me when used. Overall the story was twisty but did tend to drag on a bit. Kudos to a pro
basketball player for making a foray into creative writing!

  • The Winter Sea

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,990
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,009

History has all but forgotten.... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next best-selling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But then she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get Out Your Hankies

  • By Martha on 07-29-11

Almost hauntingly sad and surprising too.

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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: 01-22-16

This book slowed me down & drew me in with the imaginative historical characters interlaced with the present day narrative. It had a bit of intrigue, though I would have liked some swashbuckling too. Rosalyn Landor's narration is fantastic, with excellent Scottish brogue, switching back to American dialect effortlessly.

  • Why We Make Things and Why It Matters

  • The Education of a Craftsman
  • By: Peter Korn
  • Narrated by: Traber Burns
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 515

In this moving account, Peter Korn explores the nature and rewards of creative practice. We follow his search for meaning as an Ivy-educated child of the middle class who finds employment as a novice carpenter on Nantucket, transitions to self-employment as a designer and maker of fine furniture, takes a turn at teaching and administration at Colorado's Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and then founds a school in Maine: the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, an internationally respected nonprofit institution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A guide to living a fulfilling life

  • By Alan on 05-17-14

Making Things...

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

Reviewed: 12-16-15

Mr Korn chronicles his woodworking career in biographical form while asserting the value of artistic creation & finishing the timetable with the altruistic generation of a non-profit school for furniture makers. As a dabbling woodworker myself, I enjoyed this effort of explanation of why we make things, it seemed a bit narrow in scope, solely biographical, and thus less rewarding for me, because the term "things" encompasses a much greater genre than handicraft. Perhaps I would've enjoyed it far more if the reference photos could be included as a .pdf file to the audiobook.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Addictive Brain

  • By: Thad A. Polk, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Thad A. Polk
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,259

The Addictive Brain is a fair and balanced investigation of addiction, backed by hard science and behavioral science. Most of us have probably seen the old antidrug commercial in which an actor compares your brain on drugs to an egg sizzling in a hot frying pan. That's a powerful image, but it doesn't tell us what actually happens when drugs enter your body and interact with neurochemical processes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting and in depth

  • By Matthew Bukovicky on 04-27-15

Super informative

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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: 11-10-15

Dr Polk discusses with ease and clarity just what happens in the brain when addictive substances are taken and when addictive behaviors are performed(i.e. Excessive video gaming.)
He states the likelihood of some to succumb to an addiction, and why others may not. The brain chemistry was described in a fairly easy to grasp manner so the lecture was not bogged down with too much detail. If you have a friend or family member with an addiction, this is great information for you to understand the biological nature of the problem, so you may be compassionate. But Polk does point out in the last chapter that the addict has to personally want help to overcome it.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161,062
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148,643
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148,478

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

It's not Marvin, but funny at times

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

Reviewed: 10-07-15

The technical descriptions bogged down the story a bit for me but overall the storyline was good and the main character, Mark Whatney, had a lot of grit and determination peppered with gusto and comic relief, aptly inappropriate for the funnies.