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  • The Dark Frigate

  • By: Charles Boardman Hawes
  • Narrated by: Domenick Allen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 9

In 17th century England, a terrible accident forces orphaned Philip Marsham to flee London in fear for his life. Bred to the sea, he signs on with the Rose of Devon, a dark frigate bound for the quiet shores of Newfoundland.Philip's bold spirit and knowledge of the sea soon win him his captain's regard. But when the Rose of Devon is seized in mid-ocean by a devious group of men plucked from a floating wreck, Phlip is forced to accompany these "gentlemen of fortune" on their murderous expeditions. Like it or not, Philip Marsham is now a pirate - with only the hangman awaiting his return to England.With its bloody battles, brutal buccaneers, and bold, spirited hero, this rousing tale will enthrall all listeners in search of seafaring adventure.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Inaudible

  • By Daniel on 02-03-13

Horrible audio quality

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-05

The audio on this is terrible. Listening to it is actually painful--it's a short book; you're better off just reading it.

  • Kitchen Confidential

  • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,310

Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitchen Confidential

  • By Holly on 02-20-03

I'll never eat out again

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-05

Thoroughly entertaining nonfiction. I didn't care for the author; I found him to be very arrogant, but he does tell a good story. This book was a great insight into the restaurant business, and any one that has ever waitressed at a nice place will appreciate it. He tells it like it is.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Code to Zero

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

A man wakes to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station. He does not remember how he got there. He has forgotten where he lives. He cannot even remember his own name.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Code to Zero

  • By William on 05-14-05

Very enjoyable.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-05

Though it didn't keep me on the edge of my seat, and I felt the characters could have been a bit more developed, I still found this to be an entertaining and well written book. There were several plot twists that were an unexpected surprise, but for an espionage book, it was still a bit mild.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Skin Tight

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 986

This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing. But this is no everyday, hum-drum, garden variety killing. Our hero, Nick Stranahan, a 42-year-old private investigator who has killed five men and been married five times, skewers his attacker's aorta with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skintight

  • By Chris on 08-02-04

Another excellent read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-05

Got a long road trip--take this a long to while away the miles. Hiasson once again manages to spin an enjoyable and entertaining yarn with a wild bunch of characters. You just never know what kind of whacky behavior one of them will display during the course of the story, or even in what direction the story will go. Intellectuals would probably look down their noses at this writing, but it is fun, light hearted, and brilliant. I can only imagine what the author must be like in real life--he really does come up with some warped ideas!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 4th of July

  • The Women's Murder Club
  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936

After losing one of its own, Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club make a courageous return for their fourth and most chilling case ever, one that could easily be their last. A young girl is killed in crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice addition to series...

  • By Wende on 08-13-05

Not one of his better efforts.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-05

Unfortunately, Patterson has gone the way of many 'made' writers and is just cranking the books out according to formula. Lack of effort shows in this book--predictable, we've seen it before, and I suspect we will see it again......this will most likely be my last Patterson purchase. (though nothing was as bad as "The Jester")

  • Double Whammy

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,878

A twisted tale of murder in the world of big-stakes bass fishing tournaments. Filled with ex-wives, evangelists, and an armed pit-bull, this is a story that could only be concocted by Carl Hiaasen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, and czar of Florida noir fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First For Me

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-04-04

Again, an excellent read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-05

Got a long road trip--take this a long to while away the miles. Hiasson once again manages to spin an enjoyable and entertaining yarn with a wild bunch of characters. You just never know what kind of whacky behavior one of them will display during the course of the story, or even in what direction the story will go. Intellectuals would probably look down their noses at this writing, but it is fun, light hearted, and brilliant. I can only imagine what the author must be like in real life--he really does come up with some warped ideas!

  • Shadow Divers

  • The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,870

In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GRIPPING!

  • By Douglas on 07-03-04

Fascinating.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-05

Whether you dive or not, you will find this book to be thoroughly fascinating and engrossing. This book puts you with the divers and allows you to experience the thrills, disappointments and fears they experience with each dive and discovery. At times it drags a bit, but overall, it is well done, and gives a nondiver a decent education into the thrills and hazards of the sport, (or in this case, passion). If you know a diver, this is a must read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Skinny Dip

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466

When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skinny Dip

  • By Bill Burton on 12-24-04

Very entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-05

This was my first exposure to the author, and I am sorry I didn't discover him and all his whacky characters sooner. This is light hearted entertainment that will make you laugh out loud. Though the characters are purposely preposterous, they are unique, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable. In fact, that would describe the entire book. I promise you will be entertained!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

  • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Narrated by: Liza Ross
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

This intensely dramatic and moving novel has remained a best-selling classic since it was first published in 1852. The slaves Eliza and George make a desperate bid to escape to Canada, while Uncle Tom is sold to two successive and very different owners. Abraham Lincoln himself acknowledged the role played by this seminal text in the Civil War, the aim of which was (in part) to emancipate the slaves of the southern states.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stowe's contribution to History

  • By ddsharper on 11-19-05

Everyone should read/listen to this one

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-04

A true classic--a must read for any American. Makes the slavery issues of the precivil war era personal and tangible Great narration.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Time and Again

  • By: Jack Finney
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Frequency is all the buzz at the box office, so now's the time to revisit one of the best time-travel books ever written. Step back in time with Simon Morley to the New York that once was, as he is transported from the mid-1900s to the year 1882. Morley solves a mystery of the 20th century by discovering its 19th-century roots, and falls desperately in love with a beautiful young woman in the process. He ultimately finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously over abridged

  • By Windy on 07-22-07

WONDERFUL!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-04

This one will keep you in your car long after your trip is over....sitting in the garage in the dark listening to the tale unravel. Great, great, great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful