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  • Six Armies in Tennessee

  • The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns
  • By: Steven E. Woodworth
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

When Vicksburg fell to Union forces under General Grant in July 1863, the balance turned against the Confederacy in the trans-Appalachian theater. The Federal success along the river opened the way for advances into central and eastern Tennessee, which culminated in the bloody battle of Chickamauga and then a struggle for Chattanooga. Chickamauga is usually counted as a Confederate victory, albeit a costly one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great details of Civil War fighting for Tennessee!

  • By Donna Wiebe on 10-13-18

Great insight into the Tennessee Campaign

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

This was very interesting because it shed light on the mindset of all parties during each Segment of the Campaign... From the top all the way down to Foot Soldiers... Since this was such an arduous and costly War... That insight is imperative to understanding the outcome. I suggest listening to this with a good Civil War Map of the region... as it helps to understand and distinguish the visual that brings the skirmishes alive. I bought a coffee table book that was reproductions of every skirmish of the Civil War... It was highly useful for this... As always, this Narrator does a great job.. This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a fair review of the book... Thank You!

  • Raven's Sight: A Victorian Paranormal Mystery

  • Raven's Shadows Series, Book 1
  • By: R. L. Weeks
  • Narrated by: Jodie Hollie-Anne
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Raven looks out over the small town of Cogsworth and imagines a life beyond her grandmother's mansion. But Raven holds a dark secret that prevents her from leaving. Now an orphan, Raven must do her best to hide her gifts of sight if she's to survive the cruel Victorian society. However, when a ghost of a child comes to her for help, Raven finds herself in the gas-lit streets of London, on the trail of a female serial killer. As she tries to solve the string of murders, she realizes that the murders are almost identical to those from a case left unsolved years before she was born. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and creative

  • By Claire on 08-08-18

Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

The story was a spooky fun tale qutg some cryptic twists to it. I thought I had it figured out a couple times but then boom... another twist! I enjoyed it a lot. Good work on the Narrator, as well. This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a fair review of the book... Thank You!

  • The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau, Unabridged

  • H.G. Wells' Classic Collection
  • By: H.G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Presented is a two-volume collection of Wells' most celebrated classics of science-fiction and horror: The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau. This audio-enhanced version - with sound effects and musical soundtrack - combines Wells' groundbreaking exploration of time travel with his "youthful blasphemy" tale of animal and human hybrids. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Classics. <3

  • By Holly on 10-02-18

True Classics. <3

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

H. G. Wells was a super Author.. His thought processes were way ahead of his time
These 2 stories are no exception... Very well narrated... and extremely entertaining. This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a fair review of the book... Thank You!

  • Willow Woods Academy for Witches. Book 1

  • By: R. L. Weeks, Skylar Mckinzie
  • Narrated by: Katie Wright
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Kat and Angie have just enrolled at Willow Woods Academy for Witches against their parent's wishes. However, when an ancient book falls into their laps, their worlds are turned upside down. 10 years ago, a rivalry between the covens of Willow Woods Academy and Morwood's School cost many their lives and cast a dark shadow over the academy. Now, Morwood's has opened again for the first time since the incident, and mysterious happenings are occurring - and they all seem to be surrounding Kat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By brenda l. moreno on 01-03-18

Fun and Entertaining

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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: 09-27-18

This was an enjoyable book. The Characters are interesting and well developed. The storyline kept you listening. I can't wait to see where the characters go in the next story! The Narrator did a good job and her voice is clear with excellent pronunciation. This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a fair review of the book... Thank You!

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • By: Washington Irving
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

This is an audio-enhanced version of Washington Irving's classic tale of horror and suspense, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - complete with sound effects and a musical soundtrack. It relates the story of Ichabod Crane, the lanky Tarrytown schoolmaster who is vying for the hand of the local beauty Katrina Van Tassel, along with local strongman and bully Brom Bones. After attending a party at the Van Tassels' one fall night, Crane learns of the legend of the mysterious and spectral Headless Horseman, who rides by night and terrorizes those who dare to travel Tarrytown by night. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sly, savvy, scary

  • By IndiaC on 09-07-18

A Classic!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

What can one say about the Classics... They speak for themselves! Washington Irving was A Wonderful story teller... Sleepy Hollow is a favorite of all of Us who live in New York. History runs deep, as do the folklore and enchantments of the area! This is no exception.. The Narration does a great job with the story... his intonations are good. and accurate to the tale. I enjoyed this book very much! :-) This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a fair review of the book... Thank You!

  • Beowulf (Fort Raphael Publishing Company Edition - Unabridged)

  • An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem
  • By: Francis B. Gummere - translator, Kevin Theis
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Beowulf, a sprawling, fantastical tale of bravery, heroism, and Anglo-Saxon heraldry, is the most celebrated epic poem in the English language. The story of the great Geatish fighter Beowulf, who comes to the aid of the beleagued Hrothgar and his men, relates three epic battles: Beowulf's fight with the monster Grendel, his face-off with Grendel's vengeful mother and, after serving as King for 50 years, Beowulf's fateful clash with a fire-breathing dragon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweeps you into the story

  • By IndiaC on 08-03-18

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

Being of Swedish Decent, this is a must read Classic for Me.. Absolutely wonderful translation from the original poem.. Beowulf is the Hero of the Geats of Scandinavia... And this is his tale. The Narration was excellent and there are even some great sound effects.. This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a fair review of the book... Thank You!

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,030

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

Very Good!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I really enjoyed this book. My only disappointment was that it ended too soon! I wanted to learn more about her life and experiences. She is a very likeable character... and her narration was perfect! she was the part in complete truth! Kudos!

  • The Wind

  • Tales from a Revolution: West-Florida
  • By: Lars D. H. Hedbor
  • Narrated by: Shamaan Casey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Gabriel is a simple sailor, doing the bidding of his Captain and King, when he is swept up in a storm that changes his life in ways that he could never have anticipated. Carlotta yearns for her lost home, and is searching for her lost husband, but both remain elusive in a world that has been turned upside-down by forces far outside of her control. When the storm that is Governor Bernardo de Gálvez breaks over them both, neither will ever be the same - and nor will their world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable.

  • By Holly on 09-19-18

Very Enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

The Author has a unique approach to explaining the strategic importance and role that each area of the Country played in the American Revolution... And based on wall researched fact ... It is a thought provoking book. and makes You aware of the possible eventualities that "could" have played a part or even changed the outcome. The Narrator has an amazing voice. Easy to listen to and very well articulated. I enjoyed this book immensely. This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a fair review... Thank You!

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  • Constant Princess

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,884

Best-selling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. But tragically, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his young bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother Henry, become Queen, and fulfill their dreams and her destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Story...

  • By Theodore on 12-06-11

Golden!

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

There is really nothing more I can say! Philippa's Books are Amazing and thought provoking! She can make you think through the history with a different angle., a new purpose.. through the eyes of the Women who played the game s of the Nobility. And that opens up insights seldom considered. Bravo!!!

  • The White Princess

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,882
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687

The newest novel from #1 New York Times best-selling author and "queen of royal fiction" ( USA Today) Philippa Gregory tells the passionate story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, who gets caught in the middle of a battle for the crown of England. A princess from birth, Elizabeth fell in love with Richard III, though her mother made an arranged betrothal for her with the pretender to the throne: Henry Tudor. When Henry defeats Richard against all odds, Elizabeth has to marry the man who murdered her lover in battle.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Paid by the Word? Double for "the boy"?

  • By Lisa on 08-14-13

Golden!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

How much more can I possibly praise Philippa? She is amazing! And History continues to unfold before our eyes!